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Ernest Place, Durham
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Ernest Place, Durham

Renny's Ln, Durham, DH1 2GY, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Are you looking for a home away from home in Durham? Located at Renny's Ln, Durham, DH1 2GY, United Kingdom, Ernest Place Durham is the preferred choice for student accommodation in this vibrant city. Students will find an ensuite and a variety of studios tailored to their needs and equipped with modern amenities that ensure the ultimate living experience for anyone. The student accommodation in Durham is strategically located near the local hotspots so that students are never away from what the city has to offer. Moreover, Ernest Place Durham is positioned near Durham University, New College Durham, and the University of Sunderland.

Durham, located in the northeast of England, is a historic city renowned for its picturesque landscapes and prestigious university. Nestled along the banks of the River Wear, Durham boasts a rich cultural heritage, with its iconic cathedral and castle dominating the skyline. The city's charm lies in its blend of ancient architecture and modern amenities, creating a vibrant atmosphere that attracts students from across the globe. Ernest Place Durham offers an ideal accommodation choice for students seeking a comfortable and convenient living experience. Situated in the heart of the city, it provides easy access to the university, transportation links, and a wide range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Moreover, Ernest Place Durham fosters a sense of community among residents through organised events and activities, encouraging social interaction and networking opportunities. Moreover, the surrounding neighbourhood provides a diverse array of everyday conveniences, from grocery stores to cafes, enhancing the overall quality of student life. Beyond academics, the proximity to various industries and business hubs offers valuable prospects for internships and career advancement. Choosing Ernest Place Durham means embracing a lifestyle tailored to meet the diverse needs of students, providing not just a place to stay but a home where they can thrive academically, socially, and personally amidst the vibrant backdrop of Durham's historic cityscape. So, why not drop a visit and experience the student living experience by yourself?


Ernest Place Durham offers an ensuite and a variety of studio options, including classic, premium studio, luxury studio, and deluxe studio, ensuring residents can find the perfect fit for their lifestyle and preferences. Rooms at Ernest Place Durham are equipped with essential amenities for comfortable living. Each room features a private bathroom for exclusive use, ensuring privacy and convenience. Additionally, residents in the studios have access to a private kitchen, providing the freedom to prepare meals according to their preferences. For the ensuite, you can find a shared kitchen in this Durham student accommodation.

Ernest Place Durham provides residents with essential common amenities for a convenient and secure living experience. The hospitality office offers assistance and support to residents, ensuring their needs are met promptly. Ample desk space is available for studying or working from home, promoting productivity and focus. With CCTV surveillance in place, residents of Ernest Place Durham can feel reassured about their safety and security within the premises. Electronic fob entry further enhances security, restricting access to authorised individuals only. Additionally, contents insurance coverage offers residents peace of mind, protecting their belongings from unforeseen events and providing financial security.

Location and What's Hot?

Near Ernest Place Durham, several esteemed universities enrich the academic landscape. Durham University stands out for its collegiate system and world-class research across various disciplines. Additionally, the University of Durham offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. New College Durham provides vocational and professional courses, contributing to the city's educational vibrancy. INTO Newcastle University, Newcastle University, and Newcastle Northumbria University, situated within a reasonable distance from Durham Ernest Place, offer students exceptional educational opportunities and contribute to the vibrant intellectual environment.

Near Ernest Place Durham, residents have access to a variety of dining options, cafes, and amenities catering to diverse tastes and needs. Restaurants like Bill's and La Spaghettata offer delicious dining experiences, while cafes such as Flat White and Leonard's Coffee House provide cosy atmospheres for coffee lovers. For sports and fitness, Freeman's Quay Leisure Centre offers state-of-the-art facilities, including a gym and swimming pool. Residents at Ernest Place Durham can also explore cultural attractions like Durham Cathedral and the Durham University Oriental Museum. Nearby retail stores like Marks & Spencer and Tesco Superstore provide convenient shopping options, while Sainsbury's Local and Lidl offer grocery essentials. With such diverse offerings nearby, residents of Ernest Place Durham can easily find everything they need for a comfortable and enjoyable living experience. Near Ernest Place Durham, residents enjoy proximity to various cultural and educational attractions. The Durham University Library, renowned for its extensive collection and scholarly resources, is within easy reach. Additionally, residents can explore the Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning architecture and rich history. For cultural enrichment, the Durham University Oriental Museum showcases a diverse collection of art and artefacts from around the world. Other nearby landmarks include Durham Castle, offering guided tours and events, and the Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, providing insights into the city's heritage and significance.


Near Durham Ernest Place, residents benefit from excellent transportation links. Durham Bus Station and Durham Railway Station are conveniently located nearby, offering various bus and train services for local and regional travel. The closest bus stops are Dragon Lane near Tesco, Rennys Lane, Travellers Rest, and Bingo. Additionally, Durham Tees Valley Airport provides domestic and international flights accessible by car or public transport. While there are no metro stations directly in Durham, frequent bus services connect residents to nearby metro stations in Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland, facilitating travel across the Tyne and Wear region. With such well-connected transport options nearby, residents of Durham Ernest Place can easily explore the wider area.

What will you get

Common Amenities

Hospitality Office
Desk Space

Cancellation Policies (2)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • Replacement Tenant Found
    This property allows cancellation upon finding replacement tenant.

Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property doesn’t require booking deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book a room without a viewing?

Yes, however, on arrival should you wish to change your room, this would be subject to a £50.00 variation of tenancy payment and availability.

What is the security deposit?

The Security Deposit is payable as part of our process to reserve a room. Once this fee is paid, no one else can book that room, provided that you sign and return your documentation within the required timescales. Failure to do this may result in your chosen room being released for re-sale.

Do you provide summer accommodation?

They do provide summer accommodation at some of our properties. Please enquire directly with your chosen location or see the website for details.

I am a part-time student – can I live in this Student Accommodation?

Unfortunately, they can only accept full-time students. An indicator they use is whether the course you are studying makes you exempt from paying Council Tax. They strongly recommend that you check your position with your University or College before you make a booking with us, as you may find yourself liable to Council Tax payments if your course does not qualify you.

When can I move into my room?

Once you have received a confirmed contract and prior to your tenancy start date; you will receive information by email on what to do & expect when you arrive to check-in along with useful information. You will also be able to book your check-in appointment via this check-in email which you need to book before you arrive. Please ensure before you arrive that your rent has been paid and is up to date in line with your Contract Agreement. The only time this will not apply is, if you have requested and received confirmation that your request to defer your rent in line with your student loan payment dates have been approved. (This only applies to 3 Termly payments).

Can I bring family and friends on move in day?

If family or friends are helping you to move in, theyask that they wait in the car or outside the building whilst you are collecting your keys to avoid large crowds forming in the reception area. Once you have collected your keys they can help you move your belongings into your new home.

Do I have to wear a face mask?

It’s now a personal choice to wear a face mask or not and at your own discretion.

What will happen on my move in day?

You can only check in providing you have a confirmed signed contract, they will check that your rent is up to date in line with your Contract Agreement and you will need to bring photographic ID along with you to the check in appointment i.e. passport, driving license. they ask that you undertake a full inspection of your room upon your arrival by completing the online Check-in Registration Form which will be sent to you by email within the first week of your arrival with us.

Are the social spaces open?

The social spaces are open with some facilities having a booking system in place, for further information on your accommodation, please contact your dedicated Hospitality Team. For your and our employee’s safety, they will be closing monitoring Government Covid-19 guidelines and should they have a spike in cases at any of our accommodations, they will review and take any necessary measures.

Are visitors allowed?

Please refer to section 3.4 of your Contract Agreement for visitors being allowed to stay with you or speak to your dedicated Hospitality Team.

How can I protect myself from Covid-19?

The scientific evidence suggests that the most effective method of protecting yourself is to social distance, wash hands and keep surfaces clean. You will see hand sanitizer dispensers located in the entrance areas of the buildings which they ask that you use when you enter or leave the building, along with advice on washing your hands frequently for a minimum of twenty seconds when returning. Our dedicated cleaning teams will disinfect all high traffic touchpoints, such as door handles and stair rails to reduce the risk of the infection spreading through those areas of the building that you touch the most. If you are living in any of our buildings and are contacted by your local public health body (track and trace) to alert you that you have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, they would appreciate you letting your Hospitality Manager know so that they can help you isolate for the required period.

Are the hospitality teams wearing face coverings?

They are regularly monitoring guidance over the use of face coverings for our Hospitality Teams. During move-in weekend and at peak times, and if social distancing cannot be maintained then face coverings may be worn.

Are you still providing a maintenance service?

Maintenance repairs will be dealt with on a priority basis depending on the type of repair reported. Upon arrival they will provide you with your dedicated online maintenance portal where you are able to log any maintenance repairs. They will also need access into flats/rooms to undertake statuary tests and checks to ensure that our properties are maintained and complaint with Health & Safety policies. The maintenance team will follow Covid 19 safe working practices.

How can I collect my post?

Government guidance on the handling of post indicates that the potential risk of transmission of the virus in this way is very low. There is however a risk in receiving post and deliveries from the delivery agents and passing them to yourselves. They are continuing to take mail but have implemented a safe working procedure for you to pick up your mail.

Are you carrying out room inspections?

Room inspections are a way to ensure that all our residents live in a comfortable and clean environment. The inspections will be undertaken in line with our covid-19 safety practices which they have put in place.

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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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