Porteous Studio is an independent self-catering apartment
for two people in the historic Old Town of Edinburgh.

The studio is owned and operated by Eilidh Izat and Jack Arundell, a local couple who split their time between Edinburgh and the Isle of Harris. The couple bought the space as a garage in 2016 and spent one year designing and renovating the property before opening its doors to the public in late 2017.

Porteous Studio is designed as a quiet retreat for two people to rest after a busy day exploring the city. The design of the space includes an open kitchen and living area, a bedroom with double bed and separate shower room alongside a handful of amenities including hand and body skincare and a breakfast hamper of fresh, local ingredients.

Natural materials are used throughout which create warm, peaceful  and tactile interior. Clay plaster walls regulate humidity and create a calm atmosphere while limestone tiles that reference the cobbles outside are heated by underfloor heating to keep you cosy at all times. The furniture has been crafted from a single oak tree from East Lothian and sits with presence in the space.

Over the past six years, Porteous Studio has maintained a reputation as one of the top self-catering apartments in Scotland and continues to offer guests an exceptional place to stay in one of the world’s most beautiful and atmospheric cities.

If you’d like to find out more, please email us - hello@porteous.studio.


 - Conde Nast  - Remodelista  - Minimalissimo  - Gestalten - Monocle - Haarkon - The Space - Homes and Interiors Scotland - Grand Designs Magazine - Hidden Scotland - The Evening Standard - The Coorie Home - The Herald  - Nor-Folk


EAA - Small Projects Award
Scottish Design Award - Best Project Under £200k