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Dun Holm House, Durham
Bronze En suite - Bedroom
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Dun Holm House, Durham

Durham, DH1 4SL, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Dun Holm House is an exceptional student accommodation in Durham, offering modern ensuite and studio apartments. The proximity to University College- Durham University and Hatfield College Palmers Garth- Durham University adds an educational advantage, making this location ideal for students seeking a balanced and enriching living experience. Embrace the cool ambience and practicality that this accommodation offers, providing a perfect setting for both study and relaxation.


Indulge in a well-rounded living experience with common amenities at Dun Holm House, including, a cinema room, study area, games room, lounge, communal kitchen, courtyard, gym, and residents' events. Additional conveniences include a cycle store and a laundry room. Bills are included, covering water, electricity, WiFi, and content insurance. Prioritizing safety, the accommodation features CCTV and an on-site residents' team for added security and support.

Location and What's Hot?

Explore an array of culinary options in surrounded the apartment, with Inshanghai restaurant just a short distance away, satisfying your craving for Chinese cuisine. Enjoy a leisurely coffee at Starbucks Cafe, conveniently located within a short walk. The Head of Steam Durham Pub provides a nearby venue for outings with friends. Additionally, the apartment's proximity to Durham Market Hall offers a convenient shopping destination for all your needs.


Residents enjoy easy access to public transportation with the proximity of Millburngate (Stand B) Bus Stop and Millburngate (Stand K) Bus Stop, both conveniently located near the apartment.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Content Insurance

Common Amenities

Wi-Fi & Broadband
Cinema Room
Study Area
Games Room
Communal Kitchen

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 (5)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

I need a guarantor?

Most of properties require residents to have a guarantor. This person will need to commit to paying the rent if you aren’t able to so please make sure you discuss this with them. They do not have to live in the UK but must be over 18 and not live in a property managed by Fresh. Once you have signed the contract your guarantor will be asked to provide proof of ID and their address and also sign a copy of the agreement. Some of properties are able to offer the option to make your full years payment upfront and not have a guarantor. Please speak to our Residents’ Team to check if this is available at your chosen property.

What is the advance rent?

Most of properties require applicants to pay an advance rent at the time of booking. This is refundable should you decide to cancel within the cooling off period or later find your place has been withdrawn or you are not able to obtain a visa to enter the UK.
The advance rent will show as a payment towards your first rent instalment on your account.

How can I choose the best room for me?

Accommodate want you to choose a room you are going to be happy living in and management know everyone has a different wish list –from the floor the room is on to the view and the amenities in the room, Team will be on hand to discuss this with you and help you make the best selection.

What size is a small double bed?

Room descriptions explain whether you will have a standard or small double bed. A small double is the same length as the standard but just a tiny bit narrower. Also known as a 3/4 size bed, small doubles measure approx. 120cm wide x 190cm long. Still plenty of room for a good night's sleep, even if there's two of you sharing.

Can I come to have a look around before I book?

Of course! Management are very proud of properties and would love to show you around. If you want to bring some friends or family members that’s absolutely fine too – just ask that you speak to team in advance so can make sure management have some rooms available to show you. If you find yourself in the area and haven’t had a chance to speak to team you can still pop in, whilst management might not have a room to show you management will still be able to show you around Shared Spaces.
management can also offer online video viewings if you don’t live locally so let team know what works for you!

I have a medical condition which means I have certain requirements for my room?

Please get in touch with team – they are experts on properties and most have rooms with varying levels of adaptations so team will be able to help you. If you book online, and you indicate you have a medical condition, the booking process will automatically pause so you can speak with team.

I will be aged 16 or 17 when the tenancy starts – can I still book?

Yes, but will ask you to complete a few extra steps during the booking process. This will include nominating a Responsible Adult who will be point of contact for you and will recommend monthly meetings with General Manager once you have moved in but that’s up to you!

Can I book together with a group of friends?

Management know that choosing who you live with is really important so in properties with shared apartments group booking can easily be organized by getting in touch with teams.

What are sanction checks? (please check with your chosen property if these checks apply)?

Some of properties require Sanction Checks to be completed on residents and Guarantors before management are able to issue you with an agreement. The checks will be completed after you have signed the agreement. They use Government sanction databases to identify and list individuals who have been convicted of serious crimes and terrorism offences. The checks are conducted by Veri-Check on the Landlords behalf.

What if I want to cancel my booking?

Please refer to your chosen properties' Terms and Conditions for details of when and how you are able to cancel. Team will be happy to discuss this with you if you have any questions.

How will I know when payments are due?

All your payment dates are listed in your agreement and on portal. It’s really important you understand these payments must be made on time. Management ask for a portion of your rent in advance of your tenancy starting, usually at the beginning of August.
If management haven’t received your first rent instalment and Tenancy Deposit payment, your booking may be cancelled. Management also won’t be able to let you have your key so it’s important to make sure you have everything in place especially as you may not receive your student finance or bursary until after these dates.

How can I make payment?

If you don’t have access to a smartphone, you can log into Portal on a laptop.
If you will need to make payment by bank transfer, please contact Team at least two weeks before your payment due date for more information. Bank transfers take longer to reach Team so any payments made using this method will need to be done in advance.

Will I need to pay a deposit?

Property ask all residents to pay a Tenancy Deposit – please check your agreement for the date this payment will be due. The good news is that you will get the Tenancy Deposit back at the end of the tenancy if nothing is owing for damages or outstanding rent. The value varies across properties so please take a look at the Fee Schedule for your chosen property for more information. Deposits are fully secured by the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (Custodial) in England and Wales or the My Deposits Scheme in Scotland.
In the Republic of Ireland your Booking Fee automatically converts into your Damages Deposit at the start of the tenancy.

When Can I Move In?

A few weeks before the start of your tenancy management will get in contact to ask you to watch induction video and book a move-in slot. You will need to do this so management can make sure management are expecting you!

What payments will I need to make before I move in?

Please check your agreement for your first rent instalment and tenancy deposit payment dates. If you have any questions about your rent instalment due dates please contact team. You must pay your first rental instalment before you will be allowed to move in.

Can I order bedding and kitchen packs?

Yes! Order bedding, kitchen packs and other uni essentials from shop.

Do I need a tv licence?

Yes, unless management tell you team are covering it, if you watch or record programmer as they are being shown, watch catch up TV such as iPlayer or watch live TV online you will need a license.
This applies to any provider you use and any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

Can I have a pet?

Student accommodation is often not a suitable environment for pets and that’s why pets of any shape or size aren't allowed.

Can I invite guests to stay in my room?

All grown-ups here so of course occasional overnight guests are allowed. Please don't invite someone to stay for more than three consecutive nights though, and always check with your flatmates first that they're ok with extra house guests.

Will my room be inspected?

Yes, management conduct inspections at least three times during your tenancy. management will keep an eye on cleanliness and hope not to see any damage and missing items. After each inspection management will tell you if any charges need to be made to put something right. You will be invoiced immediately for recharges for the first two inspections and on the final inspection a deduction will be made from your Tenancy Deposit. The cost of recharges for cleaning, damages and missing items can be found in the Residents’ Handbook.

Do I need to move out over the Christmas and Easter holidays?

No, your room is yours for the whole of your tenancy. You only need to move out at the end of the agreement. It will be your responsibility to check with the local Council if Council Tax will be due if you stay during the holidays.

Will I be charged for damages?

As part of your contract you have agreed to look after your room and not cause any damage. Management know accidents do sometimes happen so a list of possible damage charges are available in portal.

Can I smoke/vape?

All properties are smoke free and this includes all types of E-cigarettes and Vapes. Smoking is not allowed in any private or communal area including bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens and all internal social spaces. Designated smoking areas can be found outside the building. If you do have an e-cigarette or Vape, please ensure that the charger conforms to British or EU safety standards, or they will be removed during room inspections. All drug use, including the use of Laughing Gas, Is prohibited at our properties.

What do I do if I am not totally satisfied?

Management hope you will love living with us but there may be times when management don’t always get it right. management take all complaints seriously and will try best to fix any issues the first time. If you need help and advice, please speak with your General Manager first.

Can I live with fresh once I have graduated?

In most cases student properties are purely for students, however, management do offer rental homes in locations across the UK which are perfect for recent graduates, offering great value rent, on-site Residents' Teams and the fantastic service you would expect from Fresh.

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Student Accomodations in Durham

Durham Student Accommodation

Although it can be time-consuming, locating suitable Durham student accommodation is not difficult at all. Private residence halls, public halls of living, and private housing comprise Durham student accommodation. Private student accommodation in Durham or the accommodation near Durham University includes studios, communal apartments, and comfortable, opulent yet cost-effective en suites that include all utilities. The weekly rent for Durham student housing ranges from 60 - 336 GBP. Students seeking short-term rentals also have alternatives for student housing in Durham. Compared to other British cities, Durham makes it simpler to reserve short-term accommodation. Amber offers a variety of affordable, comfortable student housing options at fair prices. Numerous prominent universities may be close to Central Durham student hostels, including Houghall Court, Manor Bank, Byron Central, and The Glassworks.

There are various Durham student accommodation options to rent, from expensive dorms to modest apartments. Student housing in Durham is designed with the resident's comfort in mind. Living in Durham is going to be one of the most life-changing experiences ever with the city providing you options to explore yourself and enjoy the student life with your new-found family in the campus and the Durham student accommodation.

About Durham

Only three train hours separate Edinburgh and London for Durham, a magnificent county in North East England. Additionally, guests worldwide can expect a warm welcome with the Port of Tyne close by and the international airports of Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley. Discover beautiful sceneries and attractions, world-class exhibitions, festivals, and events. The city includes many famous museums, restaurants and clubs which the students can explore. Although you may not anticipate a specific course to be your major, Durham comprises seventeen academic institutions. This is where you will likely reside for the first year of college and possibly longer. The majority of Durham student accommodations are located in the town centre. For college students, this is advantageous because it implies simple access to most of the town's amenities and the institution. Staying in the town centre after signing up for accommodation for your second and third years is strongly advised. Everything is on your doorstopper but not too busy or noisy. Walking to school will allow you to save a lot of money. The typical rent for Durham student housing will range from 60 to 336 pounds a week, clearly depending on the location and quality of the property. Some notable universities in Durham, apart from Durham University, are New College Durham and the University of Sunderland, among many other renowned institutions. Visit amber’s official website for more information on private student accommodation in Durham.

Best student accommodation in Durham

Choosing a cost-effective student accommodation becomes a necessity when pursuing your studies. Your academic success is directly linked to having a quiet, comfortable atmosphere where you can concentrate. Sharing your residence with others is an excellent way to create lasting friendships. It also gives you a sense of community and purpose. Keep location, cost, facilities, and accessibility in mind while considering accommodation possibilities. Decent housing provides an overall sense of security and support, especially for students who have started living in a new city. Amber provides purpose-built flats, studios, and affordable apartments. If you plan on staying in Durham, choosing neighbourhoods near your university will lessen your commute time, which is possible with Amber's sorting features. Do look into some of the affordable Durham student accommodations we provide:

  1. Houghall Court
  2. Manor Bank
  3. Byron Central
  4. The Glassworks
  5. Quay Point Studios
  6. The Foundry
  7. Newgate Court
  8. Step House
  9. The View
  10. St Mary's Hall

Cost of Living in Durham

Here is a list of the approximate living costs for students. Budgeting is the key to maximising your student experience in Durham. The possible expenses are listed below to help you in finding the right financial balance. Choosing Durham student accommodation offered by amber is one way to reduce your cost of living in the UK:

  1. Food: £30 - £40 / week
  2. Gas and electricity: £10 - £15 / week
  3. Internet & mobile phone: £20 - £30 / week
  4. Dinner at a restaurant: £10 - £20 / week
  5. Laundry: £5 - £10 / week
  6. Stationery and Textbooks: £10 - £15 / week
  7. Clothing: £50 - £100 / month
  8. Travel (buses, trams, trains): £40 - £60 / month

Student Travel in Durham

Students can easily get to and around Durham because of the city's excellent travel accessibility. The city boasts an intricate and expansive network of public transportation, including trains, tubes, buses, pedestrian walking and cycling. Most of the bus stops and train stations are in close proximity to the Durham private student accommodation. Below are the modes of transportation for students in Durham:

  1. Bus: The extensive bus system in Durham is run by several providers, including Arriva and Go North East. Adult single-trip bus prices normally vary from £1.50 to £3.50. Students can also benefit from weekly and monthly bus passes, such as the Durham Student Bus Pass, which starts at about £10 per week and provides unlimited travel within designated zones.
  2. Train: With great rail connections to significant cities throughout the UK, Durham is well-served by its railway station. Around £7 can be spent on a typical off-peak roundtrip trip to Newcastle. Buying railcards like the 16-25 Railcard or the Student Railcard, which offer significant fare discounts, is another option for students.
  3. Cycling: A dedicated network of bike lanes and pathways makes Durham a biker-friendly city. Depending on the operator, the cost to hire a bike might be between £10 and £15 per day or between £35 and £50 per week.
  4. Walking: Walking is a fun and practical way to get around Durham because of its compact size and pedestrian-friendly streets. Students can explore Durham's charm on foot by navigating the city's charming cobblestone streets.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Durham

In Durham, a quaint and historic city in northeast England, students can enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle combining academic brilliance and a thriving social scene. Durham caters to students' diverse interests due to its beautiful landscapes, prestigious universities, and wealth of recreational opportunities. The city has many eateries, from cosy local eateries serving traditional British food to international cuisines that can fulfil any craving. Students can indulge in retail therapy and discover one-of-a-kind treasures in Durham's shopping scene, which features everything from lively markets to trendy boutiques right across the Durham student accommodation.

Durham hosts various festivals, concerts, and cultural events all year, creating an exciting schedule. The festivals become more accessible if you choose private student accommodation in Durham offered by amber. Students can enjoy film screenings at the popular Durham Student Cinema or attend live performances at venues like the Gala Theatre. For those seeking a night out, the city offers a variety of clubs and bars. Students can unwind in the serene surroundings of Wharton Park or take strolls along the River Wear while admiring the breathtaking views of Durham's famous castle and cathedral. In Durham, many green spaces provide students with the perfect escape from their studies. The city houses the magnificent Durham University Botanic Garden, which is at a walkable distance from the accommodation near Durham University, where one can explore beautiful flora and fauna. The nearby Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provide ample opportunities for hiking, cycling, and outdoor adventures. Check out this blog to learn 20 amazing things to do in Durham.

Durham Tourist Attractions

Durham is rich in heritage and architecture, and you can explore it all from the Durham student accommodation. There’s much to see and do for students in Kentish Town, be it nerding out on Georgian and Victorian-style museums or losing yourself in the food and craft beverages offered by the town. Sightseeing is another fascinating option if you love huge palaces, skyscrapers and skylines. Some of the tourist attractions are mentioned below:

  1. Buckingham Palace
  2. Hyde Park
  3. Tower Bridge
  4. Piccadilly Circus
  5. O2 Arena

Universities in Durham

The leading universities in England can be found in Durham. They have several distinct programmes which attract students from various countries. Given below are some of the famous universities in Durham:

  1. University of Durham
  2. New College Durham
  3. University of Sunderland
  4. Newcastle College
  5. INTO Newcastle University
  6. Middlesbrough College
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