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Houghall Court, Durham
Classic Ensuite - Bedroom
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Houghall Court, Durham

Durham, DH1 3SG, United Kingdom
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Vending machine
laundry facility
study area

About the Property

If you are looking for student accommodation in Durham, you might have stumbled upon the best one that is available! Houghall Court is one of the modern student accommodations in Durham that offers students a wide range of studios and en-suite rooms that are completely equipped with first-class features. With this said, this student accommodation is placed in a location that isn't as loud as the city centre and not as quiet as you are living in the middle of nowhere. It is close to the University of Durham and New College Durham. The peace you will experience while living at Houghall Court will be sublime!

Living a bit far from the city centre of Durham allows you to be at peace but ensures you don't miss out on the events taking place. The city of Durham is home to many historic landmarks and iconic attractions, which you can visit on the days you are free. There are many tourists that come to Durham for the city's magnificent monuments that are named UNESCO World Heritage sites. From majestic cathedrals to historic museums, there is no end to the wonders you'd find here. There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and clubs to relax after a long day at college, and if you are a person who prefers to connect with nature, there are a few parks and green spaces available as well. While living at Houghall Court, you can experience everything this lovely city has to offer at your own pace. Located right next to the city centre and various universities, Houghall Court is one of the best student accommodations in Durham. Book your stay now and discover what we mean by how peaceful it would be.


When you are booking your stay at Houghall Court, you can expect the best in the world amenities. In your en-suite or studio room, you will find a fully equipped room with a comfortable double bed for you, under-bed storage, a wardrobe and a desk to keep yourself organised and neat, an ironing board and iron so that you can press your clothes when urgent and you will also find a vacuum cleaner to keep the room clean! You will also find a fully equipped kitchen in your room with a microwave and oven, a refrigerator, and cooking hobs. One more thing: your room and the entire place are fitted with super-fast WiFi.

If you are not in the mood for cooking, you can grab a bite from the vending machine present in the student accommodation. If you want to relax with friends, you can head to the common area or the TV rooms filled with bean bags to relax on! You can also head to the outdoor social area to relax with your mates while enjoying the cool breeze. A laundry facility is also available for use when your clothes get stained or dirty. For all the cyclists out there, Don't be worried about your security as the entire property is fitted with CCTV, and there is also an on-site service team and 24/7 assistance; as for your belongings, you also get contents insurance. With all these features, Houghall Court is among the best student accommodations in Durham.

Location and What's Hot?

Houghall Court's great location makes it accessible for you to visit the city centre and enjoy your student life. Houghall Court, Durham, is perfectly located close to your university, keeping students' needs and wants in mind. If you are wondering about where you are going to work out as there is no gym in the student accommodation, In that case, just across the road, you'll find Durham University's Graham Sports Centre - home to a fully-equipped gym, indoor sports hall, tennis courts, artificial sports pitches, running track, and more. It is close to the University of Durham, which is just a 6-minute drive away from Houghall Court, Durham and New College Durham, which is a 10-minute drive. Now, doesn't this make travel to and from the university convenient?

There are plenty of clubs close to Houghall Court that you can visit for some parties or grab a drink and watch some football, like Blue Eye, for some delicious cocktails; the Half Moon Inn, where you can have a drink right next to the river, Fabio's Bar a bar where you will need to wear your dance shoes, and The Library if you are looking for something modern. Suppose you are looking for a place to eat. In that case, you can visit restaurants such as Barrio Comida for some Mexican food, Zen if you are looking for some Thai cuisine, Fat Hippo for some U.S-styled burgers, and Restaurant 17 for some wine and European food in a cosy setting. You can relax and enjoy the sun in any of the many parks that are in the city. If you are looking for things to do in this lovely city, then you can read our blog on the things to do in Durham.


There are many means of transport from Houghall Court and in the city of Durham, like buses, trains and cycling! Your average bus fare for a one-way trip would be £1.5. It is connected to cities around the nation, including Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and London, so you can roam the country easily. From Houghall Court, Durham, travelling around the city will not be a hassle for you as the Durham University Bus stop is located within walking distance of 10 minutes, and the Durham Train station is a short 8-minute drive from this property.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Wi-Fi (Average Speeds Of 110Mb/s)
Management's App

Common Amenities

Bike Storage
Communal Study Space
Outdoor Social 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 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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