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Duncan Smith House, Birmingham
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Duncan Smith House, Birmingham

Ferncliffe Rd, Birmingham, B17 0QH, United Kingdom
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Fully fitted kitchen
Off-road parking

About the Property

Duncan Smith House is an excellent student accommodation in Birmingham. Offering a range of rooms with ensuite bathrooms, and located at a walkable distance to the University of Birmingham, it is well-loved for its economical deals and peaceful neighbourhood.


Duncan Smith House offers 1 bed, 2 bed, studios and even duplex apartments all with ensuite bathrooms, with each room featuring a double bed, a study desk with drawers, a chair, and a night lamp. The closet is spacious and the private bathroom is beautifully appointed. The shared kitchen is fully fitted with appliances, including a kettle and toaster. A fridge and freezer can also be found in the kitchen. The shared living room comes with a large TV, so pop some corn in the microwave and get ready for movie nights! Don’t worry about hidden costs- your utility bills are included! The on-site laundry services keep your sweaters clean, and the off-street parking has CCTV surveillance to keep your vehicles safe. Soak up the sun in the ample garden space, and live your dream life here.

Location and What's Hot?

The neighbourhood is rife with action and tourist attractions. Host Pinterest-worthy picnics at the nearby Grove Park and Selley Oak Park, or take a quick bus ride to the historical landmark Weoley Castle. Explore local and international cuisine at the local food spots, ranging from brunch at Tasteology to Balti 2000 for Indian takeaway. Stock up on groceries at the University Superstore or Sainsbury’s Local on your way back from classes. For adventurous night-outs, check out the Copper Fox Grill and the Bell Harbone, known for its cozy vibe and bowling green. Emulate famous poets at the Metchley fishing pond, and for mainstream entertainment, local buses can take you to famous attractions like Cadbury World and National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham in a jiffy!


With the University of Birmingham 25 minutes by walk and 10 minutes by bus, the commute is a breeze. Walking around works fine for daily necessities and college, and renting a bike can be good for exploring the city independently. The local buses have many stops and routes, the closest to the accommodation being at Flats and Sedgehill Ave. You can also avail of cab services.

What will you get

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Common Amenities

Off-street parking
Ample outdoor garden space

Cancellation Policies (5)

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

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  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers 1, 3, 4 flexible instalment plans.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose this student accommodation over others?

The first thing is obviously the affordability. Facilities shouldn’t be compromised because of the price. PMG believe that our pricing is unmatched in the area, especially for the high standard of living that you will get from our halls.

Are there any student accommodation discounts available?

PMG love to give the students the best possible start to their life so that is why, PMG offer a great discounts to all students.

Can I easily travel to the university of birmingham?

The properties available in Birmingham are some of the best in the area. Our vicinity to bus stops and the university campus itself makes us a great option if you are thinking of cutting down significantly on the time taken for you to travel every day.

What facilities are available at this student accommodation?

All accommodation is kitted out with facilities that include; lockable cupboards, a large TV and ample outdoor garden space. All this on top of a fantastic location for easy accessibility to the campus and several other amenities.

What kitchen utensils are included in the student accommodation?

The property in Birmingham each have a shared kitchen complementing the double rooms with en suites. In every fitted kitchen, PMG include a cooker with a hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, iron & ironing board, basic crockery with basic cooking utensils and each student has their own lockable cupboard. This will provide you with everything you need to cook a lovely meal & entertain your friends for the evening.

Can I have a bedding or kitchen package waiting for me at the property when I arrive?

Yes you can, to make moving in easier PMG have partnered up with Unpacked, who can provide a range of different homeware packages and extras.

Is there a communal living area to hang out with friends?

The lounge and dining area is fitted with extremely comfortable a table and chairs, sofa and TV. All of our communal rooms are filled with natural light and ample room for the number of students in each flat. You will be able to relax and sit back watching a film or playing games at the end of the night to help you keep your stress levels low.

Can I do my laundry onsite at the student accommodation?

To top it all off PMG also have a communal laundry onsite with washing machine and tumble dryers. This means you can keep all of your clothes clean and fresh without going home to see your parents every weekend.

Do you accept students from overseas?

The simple answer is yes! Whether you live just down the road or if you are coming from the other side of the world, our accommodation welcomes all students from around the globe. PMG goes by the rule that ‘Variety is the Spice of Life’ and PMG really means that. PMG embraces diversity and loves seeing everyone learn about new cultures and pastimes.

What do overseas students need to bring?

If you are moving here from another country then PMG need to accommodate students from overseas is a copy of their Passports, Student Visa and Course Confirmation.

Is there any support and guidance for overseas students?

PMG understand that our facilities in the UK may differ from other countries, so PMG ensure that they are available to offer assistance and guidance to our international students, PMG are here to help. If you have any queries or questions regarding your stay with us please make sure you let us know, PMG will do our best to accommodate any wishes that are within our control. The University of Birmingham has an International support team that not only runs a welcome programme to ensure all international students know the basics of how to live in the UK, but they make sure you know your way around campus, make sure you know how to register with a doctor & let you know about all the local social events.

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Finding ideal student accommodation in Birmingham UK can be a tiring job however, amber makes this daunting task easy by providing some amazing options. One of the best things about this student accommodation in Birmingham UK is its close proximity to renowned universities like the University of Birmingham, Aston University, and ACM Birmingham. Students will get a healthy environment to grow here, which will help them grow both personally and professionally. With a large number of students travelling to the city every year, finding ideal Birmingham city student accommodation such as studios and en-suits can be a little difficult. Hence, amber provides budget-friendly options that are loaded with all the necessary amenities and facilities that one would require for a comfortable stay. If you are looking for student accommodation in Birmingham UK, then don’t forget to check out these options such as Compass, The Old Fire Station, Calthorpe Court, Canalside, and many more.

About Birmingham

Birmingham is known for its iron & steel industry, which makes it one of the major role players in the industrial revolution. Well, not just an enriching history, but Birmingham has established itself as the educational hub over the years. Attracting a large number of students from all over the world. Another thing that makes Birmingham stand out amongst the rest is that the city proves to be a great place for cultural amalgamation. One can easily find people from different ethnicities and diverse backgrounds coming together. Birmingham is close to many cities, such as Coventry, Leicester, and Nottingham.

Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom and is home to some of the finest universities. Students will get a good exposure and an amalgamation of different cultures & backgrounds in Birmingham. However, it’s important to find the perfect student accommodation in Birmingham UK, on time.  Birmingham is known for its industrial revolution that has made it stand out amongst other cities. Birmingham is known as the educational hub for the outstanding environment it offers and a great range of career opportunities. That’s when amber comes into the picture by helping students find their perfect stay in the city. These options are all packed up with a great range of amenities & facilities that make the stay comfortable for students. The city has some of the best places to visit, which also gives students time to relax and explore the city. Apart from this, the city is also known for its finest architecture and modern art.

Best student accommodation in Birmingham

Birmingham is known for its beautiful architecture and modern infrastructure. The student flats Birmingham promotes community by enabling interactions with other students and forging lifetime friendships. With access to necessary amenities and resources, it provides a welcoming environment that is conducive to learning. By selecting the best student accommodation in Birmingham UK, you can invest in a balanced and enjoyable student experience, which will also help you to focus more on your studies and find lifelong memories. Amber simplifies the process by developing an easy, three-step process for choosing, paying for, and reserving the apartment of your choice. Amber offers purpose-built flats, studios, and budget-friendly apartments. If you intend to stay in student apartments in Birmingham, amber's sorting features make it easy to choose neighbourhoods close to your university to save your commuting time. Have a look at some of the budget-friendly student properties in Birmingham we offer:

1. 800 Bristol Road

2. Collegiate Bagot Street

3. The Heights

4. Altura

5. iQ Broderick House

6. Chamberlain Place

7. Lucas Studios

8. Yugo Globe Works

9. Volume Works

10. The Pavilion

Cost of living in Birmingham

Birmingham, a city of endless possibilities, offers students affordable living costs that don't skimp on excitement. From reasonable food expenses to manageable utility bills and transportation costs, students can make the most of their budget while immersing themselves in Birmingham's vibrant culture and student-friendly atmosphere. Experience rewarding student life in student homes in Birmingham, where affordability meets a world of opportunities, making it the perfect destination for students seeking an enriching and pocket-friendly experience.

1. Food: £30 - £40 /week

2. Gas and electricity: £15 - £25 /week

3. Internet & mobile phone: £15 - £20 /week

4. Dinner at a restaurant: £10 - £15 /week

5. Laundry: £5 - £10 /week

6. Stationery and Textbooks: £10 - £15 /week

7. Clothing: £50 /month

8. Travel (buses, trams, trains): £40 - £60 /month

Student Travel Birmingham

Birmingham, a sprawling metropolitan hub beyond the capital, boasts a comprehensive transportation infrastructure facilitating seamless mobility. An array of commuting options caters to diverse needs, be it traversing to and from educational institutions or journeying back home during festive seasons. Common modes of travel encompass buses, trains, trams, and cycling routes, offering flexibility and convenience to residents and visitors alike within this vibrant urban landscape.

1. Bus: Birmingham has a vast bus network run by multiple companies. Adult single-trip bus fares typically cost around £2.50, although a National Express West Midlands Swift card can lower that cost to about £2.00. Weekly bus passes are discounted, costing between £15 and £20.

2. Train: Birmingham New Street station is a major hub with excellent connectivity. A West Midlands Network card can further reduce the cost of a weekly pass for unlimited train travel within the region from about £30-£40 to just £20-£30. Students can easily take the train to travel to the nearest places as well. People usually prefer trains because of their frequency.

3. Tram: Birmingham's West Midlands Metro tram system offers convenient transportation. Adult fares for a single tram ride range from £2.40 to £4.50, but they can be as low as £2.00 using a West Midlands Network card. Trams are also widely preferred by people for their rapid availability throughout the city.

4. Cycling: Birmingham promotes cycling by providing designated lanes and bike-sharing programmes. With pricing starting at £1 per hour or roughly £5 for a weekly pass, programmes like West Midlands Cycle Hire make renting bikes to students affordable.

Student Lifestyle & Living in Birmingham

Birmingham is not just the city that offers a quality of education, but it is also known for its outstanding tourist attractions. Students travelling from different parts of the world will get to experience different cultures and diversity in Birmingham. Students will get plenty of opportunities to explore this beautiful city, which will also help them in their professional journey. One can explore these places from their student accommodation in Birmingham UK. Students can visit Cadbury World for a fun-packed day.

Birmingham is a popular study-abroad destination reputed for its thriving student life. You can always find something to occupy you in Birmingham, from its buzzing nightlife to its diversified culinary scene. Experience the city's flourishing music and arts scene. Savour exquisite street food at the Digbeth Dining Club, and cheer on your favourite team at a live sports event! Students seeking life-changing adventures are sure to make unforgettable memories. Birmingham will surely leave you wanting more!

The Balti Triangle, located just south of the downtown area, has the city's highest concentration of Balti houses and serves the best curries in the UK. Because Birmingham is considered the birthplace of the Balti curry, many of these restaurants are among the best in the country. It's authentic Indian cuisine at its finest. If you're not in the mood for Indian food, there are many Chinese eateries and smorgasbords to browse in the Chinese Quarter - however, it can be expensive. Digbeth Dining Club, winner of the Best Street Food Event at a new emphasis of the British Street Food Awards, is open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and is home to a diverse blend of road food and world cooking outlets.

Birmingham Tourist Attractions

Birmingham offers a great range of tourist attractions that students can easily visit from their student apartments in Birmingham. Some of the places to visit are

1. Birmingham Hippodrome

2. Library of Birmingham

3. Symphony Hall

4. Villa Park Stadium Tour

5. Winterbourne House and Garden

6. Coffin Works

7. Barber Institute of Arts

8. National Motorcycle Museum

Universities in Birmingham

Birmingham offers one of the best universities in the city that attracts a lot of students from across the world to study every year. Some of the universities are-

1. Ulster University


3. Birmingham City University

4. Ed Language School

5. University College Birmingham

6. ACM Birmingham

7. Aston University

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