Cambridge Houses For Students and Shared Living

Cambridge, UK is a popular city that is acknowledged for its excellent 31 colleges/universities, in gorgeous historical settings. Accommodations offered to prospective students, returning students and university faculty, include private rentals, student houses, student flats/apartments, bed-sits and housing properties to purchase.

University/college students receive living assistance directly from the institutions and independent or partnered services through student/faculty message boards and student accommodation services. Whether its a first year hall room, a shared house for a student’s second year, a bed sit for the third year or shared family accommodations during postgraduate studies, Cambridge has it all.

Private Hall Accommodations

Many students prefer to live in shared accommodations for their first year. Private halls are the more popular living option that provides on site facilities as part of a student’s rental agreement. These accommodations come equipped with modern appliances and is a fun way for students to meet one another and t form alliances. Cheap private hall rooms are mainly available from June to September, and include en-suite bedrooms in different styles and sizes, internet access, satellite television, on site gyms, laundry service and secure parking, if needed.

Variety of Student Lodgings

Property types for long term and short term living for students, in and around Cambridge, also specialise in houses (detached/semi-detached/terraced), flats/apartments, and bungalows. Their selections are furnished, part-furnished, and unfurnished. Some of the main features are gas, water, electricity, cooker, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, bathroom, separate shower room and bike storage (popular way around campuses). Furnished flats are available with individual bedrooms, to include furnishings such as wardrobe, desk, chair and chest of drawers. They have fitted kitchens, with a large lounge area, comfortable pull-out sofa, and a dining area. Flats are warmed by gas fired central heating. Basic monthly rent for students to plan ahead and budget wisely, includes the price of gas, water and electricity.

Due to its growing population, Cambridge further offers national and international students, short-term living in close proximity, to include hotels, guesthouses and bed/breakfast lodgings. Their family designed rooms are spacious, offering a variety of 4 poster beds, double beds, family rooms or single rooms, independent tea/coffee facilities, alarm clock, hairdryer, wireless internet, television and a modem. En-suites or private bathrooms are roomy and equipped with luxury toiletries. Some facilities offer a door card locking system for peace of mind, easy access and security. Short-term luxury hotels give students more space than a standard hotel room, with plenty of study space and independent living quarters.

Student Short and Long Term Stays

Students could also look into luxury self catering holiday cottage accommodations, available for short lets of four nights or longer. Holiday cottages, are generally located minutes from each other, and can accommodate up to ten people. For a short Cambridge stay, these cottages give freedom, space and are comfortably furnished.

Holiday cottages are the perfect home away from home accommodations for students who are relocating to Cambridge and are very cost effective. All apartments are fully serviced and equipped with linens, towels, internet, flat screen TV, hi-fi system with iPod docking station, DVD player, plus other attractive features. All prices exclude VAT for the first month and about 4% afterwards. Student accommodation is listed on a per person/per week basis to help students maintain a sound budget.

Another international housing style is the Cambridge YMCA. The YMCA is situated at the city centre edge, and close to many great amenities. Students can walk or bike to nearby Universities. They have two floors with 32 rooms dedicated only to students. Twelve rooms are for the academic year students and the other 20 rooms are for university students who are studying for just one semester. All the rooms are furnished with a bed, wardrobe, basin, desk and chair, foldable low chair and a refrigerator. A “chill out” room provides a fun area with a TV, X-box and a variety of board games. The chill out room is undergoing restructuring to make it larger for students to relax in.

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