Heriot Toun in autumn

Equipment at Heriot Toun Studio

Every time we go to a self catering place,  we're never quite sure what to take and we don't want to take anything we don't have to - 'well equipped' doesn't always tell us much. So here you are, a list which will give you an idea of what's here and what you do/don't have to bring.

(In response to those who bring their own drinking water with them in plastic bottles - please don't! Our water is perfectly clean and drinkable.)

If during your stay you feel we've missed something off our list, let us know and we'll see if we can sort something out for the duration of your stay and/or for future visitors to the studio.

nb Since the studio is multi-purpose, it's a 'clean space' and we don't provide equipment for messy or stinky stuff - sorry.

The kitchen is equipped with the following:

  • Gas hob, electric oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Two wee fridges.
  • Electric Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Assorted cups and tumblers
  • Set of cutlery for 8
  • Dinner plates, bowls, small plates for 8
  • Electric espresso coffee machine
  • Teapot, 2 cafetiere's, 1 filter coffee machine, 1 espresso maker for hob
  • Washing up liquid, surface cleaner
  • Disposable cloths, tea towels
  • Cooking oil, salt and pepper
  • Dog towel for your soggy pooch at the main entrance hall - let us know if you're bringing any four-legged friends.
  • Fresh clean water! Please don't bring your own in plastic bottles.
  • Small freezer for longer stay residents.
  • Clothes washing machine
  • Perfectly drinkable and delicious water! No need for bottled stuff.

What's in the bathroom:

  • Starter supply of toilet roll
  • Hand soap.
  • Bath mat
  • Hand and bath towels.
  • Shower gel

What's in the workspace:

  • Belfast sink
  • Two work tables, 1 large, 1 medium size
  • Writing desk.
  • 3000k fluorescent tubes, mounted in trays to give largely glare free even light
  • North facing skylights and south east facing large sliding doors
  • Three standard/work lamps.
  • Yoga mat and two foam blocks
  • Please note, the studio is a multi purpose 'clean' space and unsuitable for mucky or stinky stuff.

Living area

  • Sofa
  • One large, one smaller table, writing desk and numerous chairs
  • Selection of books and magazines.
  • DVD machine with small selection of dvd's
  • High level platform above (accessed by ladder) has single mattress, bedding and light. Great space to sleep!
  • Hifi, selection of cd's form our resident musicians.
  • Wood burning stove, one basket of logs provided. (Please bring your own small logs thereafter.)
  • We're a telly-free zone, mind!
  • Wifi throughout


  • Two single beds with bed linen provided
  • Two bedside tables with drawers
  • One larger chest of drawers
  • Two bedside lights
  • Hairdryer
  • Mirror
  • We have one foldaway bed for a fourth person. Please let us know if you need this.


  • Table and chairs on the deck for eating, relaxing and star-gazing..
  • Campfire area down below the studio to toast your marshmallows.
  • The horse box sitooterie is a break-out space with seats, cushions and books. Mainly a summer space though - it's unheated.
  • Lots of lovely walks and cycle rides.
  • Outside hose in case you want to hose down your bike or anything else.
  • Wee bbq, BYO charcoal please.

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