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Chaucer House, Portsmouth
Classic Studio - Bedroom
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Chaucer House, Portsmouth

Isambard Brunel Rd, Portsmouth, PO1 2GP, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Conveniently located at Isambard Brunel Rd, Portsmouth, PO1 2GP, Chaucer House offers a variety of accommodation options, from studios to an ensuite. At this Portsmouth student accommodation, you can be sure to find the ideal room, whether you wish to share a space with others or have the place entirely to yourself. Students can choose some of the best rooms with the best amenities to make their stay as comfortable as possible! This premium student accommodation in Portsmouth is in the vicinity of notable universities like the University of Portsmouth and Highbury College. Other esteemed institutions such as City College, University of Winchester, Southampton Solent University, and the University of Southampton are also within commutable distance, ensuring Chaucer House is a strategic choice for students coming from any part of the world.

Portsmouth is a vibrant maritime city with a rich naval heritage and a dynamic student community. It is home to the historic HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum, recounting the story of the Royal Navy across the centuries. Undoubtedly, Chaucer House will immerse students in a city bustling with cultural festivities and a spirited atmosphere.  This student accommodation in Portsmouth will also allow them to enjoy a thriving experience steeped in history. With a student population that significantly contributes to the energetic vibe of the city, Portsmouth is well-known as an educational hub, boasting universities with sterling rankings. The city’s coastal charm and its friendly community further accentuate the appeal for students. High-profile UK and international businesses like BAE Systems, EADS Astrium, IBM, and the Pall Corporation are also based in Portsmouth. The city has a strong presence in the fields of sophisticated engineering and knowledge-based industries. Needless to say, managed by the eminent Unite Students group, Chaucer House Portsmouth ensures a well-crafted blend of convenience, comfort, and a stimulating student lifestyle. So, why wait? Book your stay at Chaucer House Portsmouth and enjoy everything Portsmouth has to offer! 


Designed with student living in mind, Chaucer House offers modern and comfortable living spaces perfect for any student choosing to study in the vibrant city of Portsmouth. The different studios, namely classic studio and classic accessible, feature a private bathroom, private kitchen, and bathroom. For the classic ensuite, you can find a private bathroom, private room, and shared kitchen. You will get a bed, bedside table, desk chair, curtains, under-bed storage, bathroom mirror, toilet, washbasin, cooking hobs, vacuum cleaner, dustpan and brush, fridge freezer, mop and bucket, shower, desk, and stools in all the room types.

Besides the room benefits, Chaucer House offers a host of common amenities, including bike storage, a recycling facility, and laundry, that ease the demands of daily living. There’s a dedicated communal study space for students to collaborate or study in silence and a common area to unwind and socialise with fellow residents, enriching the overall student experience. On-the-go students can also relish the convenience of an on-site vending machine, providing snacks at any time of the day or night. Chaucer House Portsmouth offers a printing service for which you will have to pay extra. Besides, the Portsmouth student accommodation emphasises security with secure access, CCTV, a fire system, and 24/7 assistance. In addition, if you face problems at Chaucer House, you can rely on the maintenance support and onsite service team. You will also get contents insurance to stay assured of peace of mind. The rent for Chaucer House Portsmouth includes Wi-Fi, gas, management's app, water, electricity, and heating.

Location and What's Hot?

Chaucer House is in the pulsating heart of the city, offering students an unparalleled living experience close to multiple local amenities. The student accommodation in Portsmouth is within walking distance from the University of Portsmouth and TGE English Portsmouth. Chaucer House Portsmouth ensures a comfortable student living experience with the nearby universities and everything you need to ensure a comfortable lifestyle. Cascades Shopping Centre is located near Chaucer House, and you can find a Tesco superstore for your grocery shopping. Gunwharf Quays, an outlet mall, is within walking distance from the student accommodation. On the other hand, Southsea is a short bus ride away from Chaucer House; there, you can immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of Portsmouth. 

A few blocks away from Chaucer House, you'll find an array of culinary delights, including the rustic charm of Porters Cafe and the exotic tastes at The Spice Merchant. For those who enjoy lively evenings, Astor's Bar and The Fat Fox are popular gathering spots serving up refreshing beverages. Casual evenings and quality groceries can be checked off the list with ease, as Sainsbury's Local meet your everyday needs. As healthcare must be one of your priorities, University Surgery and St Mary's Hospital are there to offer peace of mind. Green spaces are not in shortage either, with beautiful parks like Victoria Park and Southsea Common perfect for a break from studies or a weekend picnic. Cultural buffs would be thrilled to know that destinations like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the iconic Spinnaker Tower are but a brief journey from their accommodation.  Overall, Chaucer House is conveniently situated to cater to every aspect of student living. From evenings filled with delightful dinners to libraries and parks for focused study sessions, this accommodation in Portsmouth is the perfect spot to experience a balanced and vibrant student lifestyle.


When staying at Chaucer House, students can enjoy a seamless commute whether they are headed to university or exploring the vibrant city life. The central location of this student accommodation in Portsmouth ensures that public transportation is always within easy reach. With various options like bus stops and railway stations, students are well-connected to all parts of the city.  Civic Offices (K), Station Street (J) and Station Street (H) are the two closest bus stops near this student accommodation in Portsmouth. Portsmouth & Southsea Train Station is a hub of activity, offering quick access to destinations far and wide. Additionally, a Commercial Road Bus Stop is close to Chaucer House, meaning a convenient journey to local areas is just steps away from their accommodation.  

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Wi-Fi (average speeds of 110Mb/s)
Management's app

Common Amenities

Bike storage
Communal study space
Common area
Vending machine

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What bills do I need to pay?

Most bills, including electricity, water, heating and Wi-Fi, are included in your rent.
If you choose to watch live or on demand television you will need to pay for a TV license.

Do students have to pay for a TV license?

If you are bringing a Television and planning to watch live or on demand TV, the Television Licensing Authority requires that you buy a license.

Do I need to buy contents insurance for my room?

When you book with them the personal items inside your room are automatically insured against fire, flood, theft and accidental damage by our partners Endsleigh.
More information on your cover, including your full policy documents.

Can I share a studio room with someone else?

They have a small number of dual occupancy rooms in some of their properties. However, outside of these rooms, we do not allow more than one person to live in their rooms, nor can they accommodate under 16's living in any of their rooms with a parent or guardian.

Can I extend my tenancy?

Yes, if the same room that you are currently in is available they are happy to extend your stay. Your property team will be happy to arrange this for you.

Can I choose who I live with?

When you book with them, your room will be allocated at random. If you have a preference on who you'll be living with for example same sex flatmates or postgraduate flatmates please Contact and they will see what the options are for you.
They will try to meet your preferences where they can, but they can't guarantee this as it is dependent on availability.

Can I book a flat with friends?

Yes, you can book the room with friends.

Is there parking available at my property and how much does it cost?

Some of the properties have parking available which students can reserve on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the parking space is dependent on the property.

What happens if I can't make a payment?

Your installment due dates are outlined in your tenancy agreement and by accepting the terms and conditions of your contract, both customer and guarantor are accepting responsibility for payment on the dates provided. If you are unable to make payment for your rent, please speak to your property team. They will be able to discuss with you your payment options and advise you of any future implications depending on how late the payment will be.

Can I view the property and room before booking?

Looking to view first? They've created virtual tours for most of our properties but if you would like to see the property in person, you can book this online for your chosen property.
If you would like to see the property and view the available rooms in person, connect with your amber agent to arrange a viewing.

What should I do if I am going to be arriving late at night or early in the morning?

If you are arriving late at night or early in the morning, simply call them and they’ll arrange for someone to come out and let you in.

What will happen when I arrive?

Their team will be ready and waiting to check you in when you arrive, and give you the keys to your new room. If you have been asked to book a time slot for arrival, please make sure you stick to this.
You will receive information on your new home and city and they'll let you know what to do if you need any help or support while settling in.

Can you store my luggage if I have it delivered ahead of my arrival?

They will be preparing your room for your arrival, and will not be able to store any luggage for you before you arrive.
LOVESPACE provides storage and packing solutions for all residents at properties without the hassle. You book online, they collect for free, store your stuff and deliver back to any UK address.

Will I get my advance rent back?

If you paid advance rent at the start of your tenancy, they put this towards your first rent installment. It wasn’t a deposit, so they won’t return it to you when you check-out.

Can I check-out before the end of my tenancy?

Yes. You can leave any time before your contract ends, and they will process your check-out early. You’ll need to return your keys and check-out in the Management’s App, or tell a member of staff you’re leaving early.
If you do decide to check-out early and surrender your tenancy, you won’t be entitled to any rent refund.

Is cleaning provided?

It’s your responsibility to clean both your room and the shared areas of your flat.
Find guidance on keeping your room and flat clean and tidy on the Common Room.

How much does it cost to use the laundry facilities at my property?

The cost to use the laundry facilities in your building may differ slightly. Pricing information will be available once you've checked into your property.

Do you provide bedding or do I need to bring my own?

Bedding is not provided in their properties. You will need to bring your own bedding to use when you arrive.
They have partnered with UniKitOut, the UK's leading Student Kit supplier, so whether you need bedding, kitchen, bathroom, or everything - they have something for you. You can buy them online.

How do I collect my key?

You can collect your keys from reception when you arrive. Remember, if you have been asked to do so, make sure you have booked a check-in slot. At your allotted time, just come straight to the main reception with your photo ID and the team will have your keys ready and waiting for you.

Can someone else pick my key up for me?

No. For security reasons, they can only give your room key directly to you.

Can I move in early?

Their standard tenancies have fixed dates and cannot be changed. However, if you are looking to move in earlier it may be possible to book an additional short stay tenancy and you will be charged for any additional nights. Check availability for your property.

I'm going to be late - do I need to let you know?

If you are running late on your arrival day, don’t worry - They will still be able to check you in.
As you will have missed your check-in slot you may have to wait to move in later on in the day though, when they can welcome you to the property safely.

Can my family or friends stay for a few nights after dropping me off?

All customers should follow their property’s rules on having guests. Please speak to your property team if you don’t know what these are.

Is there anything I can't bring with me when I move in?

Please leave anything illegal out of your new home. Candles and other hazardous items are not allowed either.
Unfortunately you'll need to leave any pets at home too. If you need a guide dog or working dog to assist you, please get in touch to discuss your options.
Fridges are another no-no. However, they do make some exceptions, for example if you’ve got a medical reason to have one. You'll need to check this with your property team before you move in.

Are things like pots, pans and cutlery provided in the kitchen?

You’ll need to bring your own pots, pans and other kitchen items
They have partnered with UniKitOut, the UK's leading Student Kit supplier, so whether you need bedding, kitchen, bathroom, or everything - they have something for you. You can buy them online.

Can I bring my pet with me?

No, unfortunately, pets are not allowed.

Can I sublet my room to someone else?

No, subletting your room is not allowed. If you do wish to leave your contract early you will need to find a replacement tenant and provide them with their details so that they can release you from your contract and create a new tenancy agreement for them.

How do I accept my tenancy agreement?

Once you have booked your room with them you will receive an email, titled 'Booking Offer Confirmation' and Acceptance. In that email, you will find a link to 'View' your agreement.

Do I need to read the tenancy document?

Yes, it's really important you understand what you're agreeing to. If there's any terms or conditions which are unclear, or if you're still unsure, they recommend you get in touch with them. Once you've accepted your tenancy agreement, you have entered into a contract. If you want to change or cancel your tenancy at a later date, you'll need to check the cancellation policy.

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Student Accomodations in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Student Accommodation

Portsmouth is known for its vibrance and liveliness, which caters to personalities of all types and fulfils everyone's hobbies and interests. The city houses the renowned University of Portsmouth, which is committed to helping you achieve your desired goals. If you wish to live in a coastal area where you can find the beach just a few steps away, Portsmouth is the place. Knowing all the above-stated facts, if you have decided to relocate to Portsmouth, we are here to guide you in this completely new territory.

If you're looking for the perfect student accommodation in Portsmouth, you've come to the right place. Amber will assist you in finding student accommodation in Portsmouth, from luxurious to affordable, based on your preferences and budget. The city's housing infrastructure is built keeping everyone's needs and wants in mind. The Portsmouth student accommodation can be further segregated into Halls of Residence, Private Halls of Residence, and Private Housing. Private student accommodations in Portsmouth include relaxed, lavish, affordable en-suites, studios, and shared apartments that contain all bills. Some of the best options for student accommodation in Portsmouth include Collegiate Crown Place, Portsmouth, Chaucer House, Portsmouth, Collegiate St James Street, Portsmouth, Greetham Street, Portsmouth, and Collegiate Earlsdon Street, Portsmouth.

About Portsmouth

If you enjoy the sea, the city might be the place for you. As the name suggests, it is a port city based on the South Coast of England. It is the only island city in the whole UK. The town is on Portsea Island, a small peninsula sandwiched between two English Channel inlets: Portsmouth Harbour to the west and Langstone Harbour to the east. Portsmouth's naval depot and Royal Dockyard are located on the peninsula's southwestern tip, while Southsea is on the peninsula's southern tip. Moreover, it is home to the world-renowned Royal Navy and is a tourist visitor destination. Some of the UK's high-profile companies, such as BAE system, IBM, Pall Corporation and EADS Astrium, are situated in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Harbour is shaped like a bottle, with Portsmouth on the east and Gosport on the west. Spithead, located at the eastern end of The Solent, which connects the English mainland to the offshore Isle of Wight, is where the harbour opens. It has a population of around 251,169 people, out of which 25,000 students attend universities, especially the University of Portsmouth. In April 2015, it was named among the top 100 modern universities in the world. Several local colleges in Portsmouth, including Highbury College, which specialises in vocational education, have the authority to provide degrees for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Best Student Accommodation In Portsmouth

If you're planning on moving to Portsmouth for higher education, choosing student accommodation in Portsmouth is one of the most crucial decisions you'll have to make. When you are looking for student accommodation in Portsmouth, you should pay attention to what area you are looking to reside in. When you have a calm and quiet study place, productivity while learning will directly increase. Amber provides some of the best off-campus Portsmouth student accommodation in student-friendly neighbourhoods in the city centre; all you have to do is choose a location, select amenities and match the price. Here is a list of the best options for student accommodation in Portsmouth:

  1. Collegiate Middle Street, Portsmouth
  2. Stanley Studios, Portsmouth
  3. Margaret Rule Hall, Portsmouth
  4. Collegiate Crown Place, Portsmouth
  5. Chaucer House, Portsmouth
  6. Collegiate St James Street, Portsmouth
  7. Greetham Street, Portsmouth
  8. Collegiate Earlsdon Street, Portsmouth.

Cost Of Living

Portsmouth is known for having a lower cost of living than other major United Kingdom cities. It provides a reasonable standard of living for both residents and students, from housing to daily expenses. Understanding the cost of living in Portsmouth is crucial for students and newcomers looking to budget effectively. Listed below is an overview of Portsmouth's cost of living.

  1. Food & Groceries - £100 - £130/month
  2. Utility Bills (Electricity, Heating) - £68 - £75/month
  3. Internet: £26 - £35/month
  4. Transportation: Monthly pass - £65/month
  5. Cinema Ticket: £7/ person

Student Travel Portsmouth

While studying overseas, travelling around is one of the most important factors. Students require a quick and convenient mode of transport to make their daily commute manageable. Thankfully, there are numerous ways to navigate from your student accommodation in Portsmouth. It is important to note that the cost of travel varies depending on the service.

1. Train

There are four mainline train stations in Portsmouth: Hilsea, Fratton, Portsmouth and Southsea, and Portsmouth Harbour. The city is connected to London Waterloo by two direct South Western Railway routes via Guildford and Basingstoke. A routine ferry ride along rail links will cost you £9.00.

2. Bus

Portsmouth's bus routes are served by two major bus companies: Stagecoach and First Bus. National Express and Megabus operate lengthy coach services from the coach and bus interchange at The Hard in Portsea, next to Portsmouth Harbour train station. The most inexpensive single-trip bus fare starts at £2.70.

3. Ferry

There are regular ferry crossings from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands, France, and Spain. If you wish to spend some time exploring, you can get a day return ticket and ride from Portsmouth to Ryde on the Isle of Wight for as little as GBP 10.30. For more information on getting to the Isle of Wight, visit the Wightlink website and Brittany Ferries' websites for the Channel Islands, France, and Spain.

4. Walking/Cycling

Walking or cycling to your destination is one of the best ways to get around the city. Not only do you get to keep your fitness in check, you also get the opportunity to discover hidden gems of the city through exploration from your student accommodation in Portsmouth UK.

Student Living And Lifestyle In Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a vibrant island city with gorgeous beaches and numerous independent cafes around every corner. You'll be greeted with a lively environment and great community spirit in a city that carries a maritime history. The city is alive with energy, with many excellent and enjoyable places to visit and lively pubs, bars, and delectable restaurants. Catherine House, Middle Street, Earlsdon Street, Trafalgar Hall, and Chaucer House are among the best places to live in the city.

Drama students from Portsmouth have performed at venues such as the New Theatre Royal and the Portsmouth Guildhall. The best place to visit art galleries is in Old Portsmouth. The Portsmouth Student Union is led by inspirational students who inspire other students. The union also provides students access to over 200 thought-provoking activities, and they can join any group based on their interests. Adding to the varied range of shops, Gunwharf is home to a diverse scope of food outlets, ranging from quick nibbles to exquisite evening meals. Visit the cafes, bars, restaurants, and pubs on Albert Road. You will not be disheartened by the presence of independent restaurants that are extremely popular in the city, such as Gin & Olive and Nicholson's Tapas. Adding to all these exciting attractions, students studying at the University of Portsmouth have it best as they are welcome to take a stroll on the beautiful beaches and Southsea Common, given it is close to the university.

Portsmouth Tourist Attractions

This cathedral city has seen some very important inventions and firsts in the history of our civilization. Along with this, the city has a lot of places to visit and explore, which makes travelling in the city fascinating. You'll find plenty of tourist attractions surrounding the options for student accommodation in Portsmouth that we provide. Living in Portsmouth, you just don't want to miss out on these tourist attractions:

  1. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  2. Spinnaker Tower
  3. Mary Rose Museum
  4. HMS Warrior
  5. Southsea Castle
  6. Canoe Lake
  7. Royal Garrison Church
  8. Old Portsmouth

Universities In Portsmouth

Portsmouth has some of the top universities in the United Kingdom. All of our student accommodation in Portsmouth is located just a few minutes away from the top universities in Portsmouth. Many of their academic programmes draw students from throughout the world. Given below are the top universities in Portsmouth:

  1. Highbury College
  2. University of Portsmouth
  3. University of Southampton
  4. Southampton Solent University
  5. University of Winchester
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