City Block Penny Street, Lancaster

Penny St, Lancaster, LA1 1XT, United Kingdom
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0.1 mi from City Center
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city center | 0.1 mi
University of Cumbria | 0.6 mi
Lancaster University | 2.5 mi
Preston College | 18.4 mi
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About the Property

City Block Penny Street, Lancaster provides beautiful and comfortable student accommodation in Lancaster, with studios and en-suites available. Many universities, including Lancaster University, 8 minutes away by drive, and the University of Cumbria - 4 minutes away by drive, are nearby. At the City Block Penny Street Lancaster, you will find luxury studio apartments and comfortable loft-style en suites, so you can make the most of your student life in Lancaster! With some of the best universities located close to this Lancaster student accommodation, you’ll never have to worry about travelling long distances to get to your campus. Whether you’re planning on sharing the apartment with your friends or just getting the entire place to yourself, the selection of rooms at City Block Penny Street has got you covered.

Lancaster is without a doubt one of the top student cities in the UK, being rich in culture and history. The high calibre of top-notch education available in Lancaster is one of the factors contributing to its appeal among students. Both Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria, two internationally renowned universities, are located in this city. The University of Cumbria is one of the most affordable universities in the UK, while Lancaster University is famous among students of Computer Science, Art, and MBA. Students can spend their free time exploring the several well-known tourist attractions that call the lovely city of Lancaster home. With cafes, restaurants, museums, and tourist attractions strewn throughout the city, you’ll never run out of things to do during your stay in Lancaster. Overall, for students and young professionals searching for cosy, conveniently located housing, this City Block Penny Street Lancaster student accommodation is a great option. The lodging on Penny street has options for everyone, whether you're searching for a place to study, unwind, or have fun.


City Block Penny Street is an ideal Lancaster student accommodation for those studying in this city. You can pick from a variety of studios and en-suites. This student accommodation in Lancaster offers amazing room amenities and common amenities. The room amenities include a comfortable bed where you can relax after a long tiring day at university. Do not worry about cleaning since the property also offers weekly cleaning for rooms. The room also includes high speed Wi-Fi as well as study desk and chair for a productive study session during exams. The room also has drawers and a wardrobe for better storage and organization of all the personal belongings. This was just about the room amenities but the common amenities will amaze you even more. There are fully furnished communal areas with 42 flat screen TV for entertaining nights with friends. The property also offers on-site laundry facilities so that students can wash clothes on weekends without any stress. If any students own a bike then this property also has space for bike storage. The property also includes features like parcel services and free arrival packs. The on-site maintenance is also available at the property so anyone living at this Lancaster student accommodation can reach out to the team for any sort of query or assistance. The most fantastic feature is students living here also get access to a free CityBlock card by which they can get fab discounts at local restaurants and cafes. For safety and security the property also offers 24 hours security as well as CCTV surveillance. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, heating, and electricity.

Location and What's Hot?

One of the main reasons behind City Block Penny Street Lancaster’s popularity is its central location and proximity to student essentials, including the city's best universities. This Lancaster student housing is a hit among students of the University of Cumbria, which is just a 12-minute walk away, as well as Lancaster University, which lies a mere 8-minutes drive away from the property. Preston College and the University of Central Lancashire aren’t more than half an hour drive away from City Block Penny Street Lancaster.

Located on Penny Street, City Block Penny Street is surrounded by some of the best restaurants and stores you could find in the area. The Quarterhouse, The Secret Bistro, Spaghetti House, and The Zizzi are just a few of the nearby bars and eateries. So you'll never be bored on weekends again and always have a place to hang out with friends. Aside from that, Sainsbury's is a good place to go for food shopping. And they're all within walking distance. Just off Penny Street, you’ll find a variety of restaurants and bars to check out on Chapel Street, such as The Bobbin, Araya Thai Restaurant, Supper by Sanah, and Spice 360. With so many options to pick from, you’ll never get bored during your stay at City Block Penny Street Lancaster. For a leisurely evening adventure, students can tour well-known and well-liked attractions like the Butterfly House, Lancaster Castle, and the Eric Morecambe Statue. For students interested in art and culture, well-known institutions like the Judges Lodgings Museum and the Lancaster City Museum are excellent choices.


City Block Penny Street Lancaster student accommodation is ideally located for students, with easy access to nearby universities and the city's many attractions. Lancaster University is just a short bus ride away, with buses running regularly throughout the day from a bus stop located just a few minutes’ walk from the Lancaster student accommodation. The University of Cumbria is also within easy reach, with a train station located nearby Penny Street Lancaster student accommodation offering regular services to the university's Lancaster campus. The nearby bus stops are George Street (stand E) and Common Garden Street bus stops. The Lancaster train station is also a few minutes drive away from the property. The city centre is easily accessible by bus, with frequent services running throughout the day and into the evening.


Lancaster University is 24 minutes by bus

University of Cumbria is 10 minutes by bus

Lancaster Train Station is 8 minute walk

City Centre is 3 minute walk

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Cancellation Policies (3)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
  • Early termination by students
    Termination of the tenancy contract before the end date is allowed.

Payment Policies (4)

  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Pay In Instalment
    This property offers 1, 4 flexible instalment plans.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a prospective first year student and I missed the grades to get into the university I wanted. Can I cancel my room at Property?

Yes you will need to let us know in writing with a copy of either your rejection letter from your chosen university/college or a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved. They will need this information within 7 days of you receiving your results.

Do I need a Guarantor?

Not if you are paying your rent annual in advance but for termly payment options you do need a UK guarantor. Your Guarantor will be required to accept your Tenancy Agreement and provide proof of ID.

Can I make a group booking?

Yes, they welcome groups of friends to Property. Our dedicated lettings team will offer you a range of room types to suit all budgets so that you and your friends can live together.

Are all the rooms ensuite?

Yes, all room types at all Property locations have ensuite facilities to allow complete privacy during your stay and no queuing for the bathroom! (This excludes our Two Bed Loft, which is ideal for two people to share).

Are there different types of rooms available?

Yes, Property recognise that students have different requirements and as a result want a choice with regards to their accommodation needs. With this in mind Property offer a range of different room types across our blocks to suit varying budgets.

How does my check in appointment work?

You will need to book a check in appointment through your resident portal to ensure a member of the team is ready to welcome you to Property. During your check in they will show you to your room, then you can get settled and unpack all of your belongings!

When will I get the keys to my new home?

The keys will be handed to you at your check in appointment.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring your personal belongings including pillows, duvet, bed linen, towel, toiletries, kitchen consumables, laptop/computer. Some of our sites have fully equipped kitchens; please check your location for further details.

Do I need to do anything before I check in?

Yes, before you can check in, they must have received your first rent instalment and completed tenancy agreement.

Is There A Connection Charge For The Internet?

No your fast 200mb Wi-Fi is included in your rent, with no connection charge. This can be registered on up to 6 devices and is available in all buildings and indoor social spaces. Speeds can vary depending on usage or the time of day, however ethernet cables for wired access are available at reception.

Can I Smoke?

Property has adopted a no smoking policy for your safety and the comfort of other residents. This includes the use of E-cigarettes and vape pens.

How Will I Get My Post & parcels?

Each flat within Property has a communal post box and each studio has its own individual post box. All post boxes are located in the entrance foyer and are lockable. Staff are available to accept your parcels.

Will My Room Be Cleaned?

The service is not offered at all sites. Where it is the cleaning service is included in your rent (not included at Durham). All rooms and studios are cleaned weekly and communal areas are cleaned at least twice per week.

Is There Car Parking Available?

No, as all of our sites are in city centre locations they are unable to provide parking. They are always happy to advise on alternative parking options locally.

Is There A Warden On Site?

Property is designed for independent living. In each city they have an on-site lettings office with an experienced and friendly lettings team on hand during normal working hours for your peace of mind. Our staff are also mulit-lingual. Out of hours there is emergency security cover (including bank holidays and weekends).

Do I Need To Move Out During Christmas And Easter Holidays?

No, typical tenancy lengths at Property cover the Christmas and Easter holidays.

Are Laundry Facilities Available?

Yes, all our blocks have 24 hour laundry facilities on-site with card operated washers and dryers with access to irons and ironing boards.

When do I pay my rent?

Our weekly room rates are all-inclusive with flexible payment options available. Rent can be paid fully in advance or you can pay in termly instalments (August, October, January and April).

How Much Is The Deposit?

To reserve a room they require a £100 holding deposit, which will be registered as a tenancy deposit with the Deposit Protection Service once you sign your Tenancy Agreement.

What is a holding deposit?

The holding deposit reserves your room whilst they carry out reference checks and prepare your tenancy agreement.

What happens to my deposit?

Once you have signed your tenancy agreement, your holding deposit will be allocated as a tenancy deposit. This will be protected with a government-approved tenancy deposit protection scheme within 28 days from you signing your tenancy agreement.

Can Property retain my holding deposit?

Yes, Property can retain your holding deposit if you provide false or misleading information which reasonably affects Property’s decision to let the room to you, you withdraw from the proposed agreement, or you fail to take all reasonable steps to enter into the agreement before the deadline for agreement. Property will notify you in writing the reason for this within 7 days of the deadline of agreement.

What is the “deadline for agreement”?

The deadline for agreement for both parties is 14 days after the holding deposit has been received by Property (unless otherwise agreed in writing).

What Happens To My Refundable Deposit?

All deposits are protected and logged with the Deposit Protection Service within 28 days of signing an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. At the end of your tenancy period, your deposit will be refunded in full, less any charges for damages and/or outstanding rent/invoices.

How Much Is The Rent?

Property offers great value student living! Room rates are all inclusive (including gas, electric, water, internet.) to help you to budget your living expenses whilst at University.

What Is Included In The Rent?

Included in your weekly room rates (please see each individual location for the full list of services offered) Ensuite rooms - no queuing for the bathroom All utility bills included - easy to budget Fully equipped kitchens - complete with dishwashers (not offered at Durham) Fully furnished spacious communal areas - where you can chill out with fellow residents Weekly cleaning service - so you can take it easy (not offered at Durham) 24 hour security cover & CCTV - to keep you safe and sound 42" flat screen TV's and Freeview in the communal areas - for when you want to chill out Responsive maintenance - leave us with the worry Super Fast Wi-Fi and Broadband - stay connected Bike storage - just in case you fancy cycling to lectures!

Do I Need To Pay Council Tax?

As a student, you are exempt from paying council tax for the dates you are enrolled as a full-time student. This may fall slightly outside of your tenancy dates. You can check with your local authority or University for further advice. They will ask you to provide an exemption certificate when you move in - this is available from your University.

Do I Need My Own Insurance?

Each resident is responsible for the insurance of their own personal possessions. Our preferred partner is Endsleigh Insurance who are able to offer a specialist service to our residents if required.

Do I Need A Tv Licence?

Property pay for the TV licence for the communal living rooms. Students are responsible for their own individual bedroom or studio.

How does my check out appointment work?

You will need to book a check out appointment through your resident portal.

When do I hand over my keys?

Your keys will be collected at your check out appointment.

How about my deposit refund?

The refund of your deposit will be processed within 4 weeks of the end of your tenancy. Any damages and/or outstanding rent/invoices will be deducted from your deposit.

What if I have stuff I don’t need anymore?

If you have any unwanted items, e.g. un-perishable, unopened food or good quality items, please place them in the recycling tubs in your communal area. They will recycle and donate them to local charities and food banks.

What will happen with my post?

They offer a mail forwarding service for a period of 4 weeks after you move out, so if you would like us to forward your post, please provide us with an address. After this 4 week period, any post received will be returned to the sender.
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Student Accomodations in Lancaster

Student Accommodation Lancaster

Finding ideal student accommodation in Lancaster can be a breeze, thanks to amber, a dedicated platform simplifying the search for your perfect Lancaster accommodation for students. For those studying in this historic city, home to reputable institutions like Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria, opting for off-campus student housing in Lancaster offers the freedom to choose.

The variety of student rentals in Lancaster ensure that all needs are accommodated. All these options for Lancaster student accommodation come with a range of amenities designed to support both study and relaxation without the need to disclose prices in the overview.

Within the heartbeat of the city and close to academic hubs, choices for student accommodation Lancaster, like St Leonard's House, Caton Court, and Damside stand out as prime examples. With a straightforward booking process, amber makes securing your next home away from home almost effortless.

About Lancaster

Lancaster, a captivating city steeped in history, is found in the heart of Lancashire, England. Known for its medieval Lancaster Castle, the city blends historical grandeur with a dynamic modern lifestyle. Infused with a rich historic essence, Lancaster has been a pivotal hub since its Roman founding, with its well-preserved architecture providing narratives of bygone eras. The city's past as a significant port during the 18th century amplifies its historical prestige, showcasing a diverse heritage that attracts people from all walks of life. Today, Lancaster is recognised for its vibrant student community, emanating from the esteemed universities that call it home. At the forefront are renowned universities, such as Preston College, University of Central Lancashire, and University of Bolton, among many others. The range of institutions ensures that student accommodation in Lancaster is plentiful, offering options that cater to diverse preferences and lifestyles.

Those seeking accommodation in Lancaster benefit from the city's compactness and friendly community spirit. Not only this, living in a private student accommodation Lancashire, you are also close to important cities and areas, such as Preston, Ormskirk, Bolton, and Everton. It's a locale that effortlessly balances the demands of academic life with the need for safe, convenient, and conducive living spaces for its student population.

Whether it's for the world-class education or the charming urban experience, student accommodation in Lancaster is designed to provide comfort and convenience. Amber's listings provide a resourceful guide for students navigating the range of options for student houses Lancaster.

Best Student Accommodation in Lancaster

Finding the ideal student accommodation in Lancaster is essential for individuals embarking on their study journey in this vibrant city. Opting for off-campus housing options offers myriad advantages like greater independence, often more affordable living costs compared to on-campus dormitories, and the chance to immerse oneself in the local community. Amber provides a diverse range of off-campus student housing in Lancaster in close proximity to educational institutions. Additionally, student accommodation in Lancaster is typically affordable, making it a budget-friendly option for students. Many Lancaster accommodation choices are conveniently located near popular tourist attractions, allowing students to explore the rich cultural and historical sites of the city. These Lancaster student accommodation options often include amenities such as Wi-Fi, study areas, and social spaces, ensuring a comfortable and conducive living environment.

The student accommodation Lancaster bridges the gap for students to find their perfect abode. Types of accommodation in Lancaster vary from ensuite rooms, where you have your privacy, to Lancaster student halls and studio apartments that combine living and study spaces efficiently. Here’s a curated list of the top accommodations available through Amber in Lancaster, each one designed to suit different needs and preferences: 

1. St Leonard's House

2. Caton Court

3. Damside

4. City Block Gillows Lancaster

5. City Block Marton Street

6. City Block Penny Street

7. Yugo Cable Street

8. Silk Mill Lancaster

9. Foundry Studios Lancaster

Cost of Living in Lancaster

Grasping the overall cost of living in Lancaster is a critical step for students who plan to call this thriving academic city their home. Financial preparedness is key to enjoying the diverse experiences Lancaster has to offer. On average, students can anticipate a monthly cost ranging from £700 to £1,000, which encompasses their basic expenses. However, the cost of student houses Lancaster are excluded from the estimated living costs. Lancaster student accommodation is a significant portion that can define one's budget, highlighting the importance of finding the right balance between affordability and comfort in the Lancaster accommodation landscape.

1. Food & Groceries: £150 - £200 monthly

2. Transportation: £40 - £55 monthly

3. Utilities (including internet): £40 - £60 monthly

4. Clothing: £25 - £50 monthly

5. Sports & Leisure: £20 - £40 monthly

Student Travel in Lancaster

When it comes to student travel near Lancaster, the city offers a variety of accessible and affordable public transportation options, ensuring that students can navigate the area with ease while studying at local institutions. From buses and trains to cycling routes, Lancaster provides students with a range of travel methods to suit different preferences and schedules.

1. Buses: Buses such as the 'Underpass' service offer convenient access to the main campus areas, making them a popular choice for students. Travel fares start at around £1.50, with various day and week passes available, such as the 'Unirider' bus pass offered by Stagecoach, which is perfect for budget-conscious students.

2. Trains: The Lancaster railway station is well-connected, with regular trains running to various destinations. Ticket prices vary, but students can benefit from railcards like the 16-25 Railcard, which offers up to a 1/3 discount on train fares throughout the UK.

3. Cycling: For those who prefer an eco-friendly mode of transport, Lancaster is also cyclist-friendly, with many dedicated cycle lanes and paths. It's an affordable and healthy way to get around, particularly given the city's compact size. Students can take advantage of the Lancaster University's secure cycle storage facilities if they choose to ride their bicycles.

4. Walking: Given Lancaster's compact and pedestrian-friendly nature, walking is a viable option for students who live close to their campus or the city center. Not only is it cost-effective, but it's also a great way to stay active and explore the historic sights of Lancaster at your own pace.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Lancaster

Immersing oneself in Lancaster's student life guarantees an experience brimming with cultural richness and a friendly atmosphere. Lancaster, steeped in history and is not just about scenic beauty. It's a cradle for academia where the youthful energy from the prestigious universities. Eateries, such as Bella Italia and Wagon & Horses flaunting diverse cuisines attracts the food enthusiasts, while bars, like The Borough offer a vibrant nightlife with their unique blend of live music and social interaction. If you want Caffine fixes, you can head to The Whale Tale or the Vincenzo's Coffee House. Recreational pursuits find a home in Lancaster's green spaces, including the Lancaster Council City Park where students kick back or engage in lively sports activities, essential for a balanced lifestyle. Amidst the cobblestone streets and modern amenities, Lancaster's calendar buzzes with music festivals and cultural events, such as Almost Full, Parrot Fest, and Lancaster Hot Air Baloon Festival & Fair that showcase its dynamic spirit. These occasions serve as perfect opportunities for students to mingle, celebrate and enrich their social experiences, contributing to Lancaster's reputation as a vibrant university town. Opting for Lancaster student accommodation ensures that students can soak in the local culture and enjoy easy access to these attractions. 

Lancaster Tourist Attractions

Exploring Lancaster, a historic city with a rich cultural heritage, is a must for anyone residing or studying in the area. From the iconic Lancaster Castle, with its long and engaging history, to the natural beauty of Williamson Park, visitors can capture the essence of English history and charm. The combination of educational pursuits and tourist exploration is seamless, especially given the proximity of prime Lancaster student accommodation options that ensure a comfortable stay.

1. Lancaster Castle

2. Williamson Park

3. Lancaster City Museum

4. Lancaster Maritime Museum

5. Trough of Bowland

6. Lune Aqueduct

7. Lancaster Priory Church

8. Ruskin Library and Research Centre

9. St George’s Quay

10. Lancaster University Art Collection

Universities in Lancaster

Lancaster, a cultural hub and home to a vibrant student community, boasts prestigious universities that attract scholars from across the globe. The city takes pride in offering exceptional higher education and Lancaster student accommodation to meet every student's needs.

1. Lancaster University

2. University of Cumbria

3. Preston College

4. University of Central Lancashire

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