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Howard Gardens, Cardiff
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Howard Gardens, Cardiff

Howard Gardens, Cardiff, CF24 0FA, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Seeking exceptional student accommodation in Cardiff? Look no further than Howard Gardens, situated at CF24 0FA. This well-regarded property provides a variety of rooms to suit diverse needs and budgets, including options like the Superior Ensuite Plus and Deluxe Ensuite Plus amongst its grand range of ensuites. Students of the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, and Cardiff Metropolitan University can enjoy the convenience of being just a short commute away. With its prime location, Howard Gardens student accommodation Cardiff emerges as a top choice for those who prioritize both comfort and accessibility.

Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales, is not only known for its prestigious educational institutions but also for its rich history and vibrant cultural scene. The city plays host to a significant student population that benefits from being in an environment that provides ample opportunities for learning and leisure. Howard Gardens Cardiff, set within this dynamic city, stands as a beacon for students who wish to immerse themselves in their studies and the Welsh way of life. Its proximity to historical landmarks and entertainment sectors, coupled with facilities like gyms, study areas, and social lounges provided by Mezzino, ensures that students have a well-rounded university experience. Whether it's visiting the nearby Cardiff Castle or studying in the serene backdrop of Bute Park, residents of Howard Gardens, student accommodation in Cardiff genuinely get to experience the best of student living in this storied city. The capital of Wales, Cardiff, is filled to the brim with some of the most iconic tourist attractions which witness thousands of tourists come to watch them in all their glory. The National Museum Cardiff is a beacon of the art scene prevalent in the UK while you can rewind and get mesmerised by the beauty of Llandaff Cathedral.

Features

Welcome to Howard Gardens Cardiff, where sophisticated living meets the vibrant energy of student life in Cardiff. This premier student accommodation is designed to cater to the diverse needs of students with a variety of room types including Superior Ensuite Plus, Premium Ensuite Plus, and many more ensuite options, each equipped with high-quality room amenities for a comfortable stay.

Howard Gardens boasts a plethora of on-site communal amenities aimed at enhancing the living experience. For fitness enthusiasts, a free on-site Gym area is readily available to help you keep in top shape. Need a quiet place to study? The common room and study space provide an ideal setting to hit the books without distractions.

Staying connected is a breeze with seamless Internet and Wi-Fi available throughout the property, ensuring students can stay on top of their studies and social lives. In the heart of the property, you'll find a lovely outdoor courtyard, perfect for outdoor relaxation or socializing with fellow residents.

To streamline daily life, Howard Gardens offers convenient services like postage service and deliveries and a dedicated maintenance team. For those with vehicles, cycle storage facilities are also provided. After a long day of lectures, unwind in the cinema room or challenge friends in the games zone. A communal TV area also ensures you never miss your favorite shows or important sports events. Sing your heart out with friends in the karaoke room. Students no longer need to worry about running behind multiple bills as expenses such as broadband, water, gas, and electricity are all included in your month's rent. In addition, students can take advantage of the 24-hour on-site team and full 24-hour CCTV.

Located within close proximity to notable institutions like Cardiff University and the University of South Wales, Howard Gardens in Cardiff is not just a place to live, but a vibrant community where students can thrive academically and socially. Managed by Mezzino - UK, you can rest assured knowing that your home away from home is in good hands.

Location and What's Hot?

Situated in the heart of Cardiff, Howard Gardens offers an ideal living experience for students who want to immerse themselves in the city's vibrant culture and academic life. Students at this Cardiff student accommodation will find themselves surrounded by a plethora of amenities, all just outside their door. For those who have a palate for diverse cuisines, the area boasts multiple eateries such as The Clink Restaurant, Zero Degrees Cardiff, and The Ivy Cardiff, ensuring that dining options are varied and exciting.

For a casual evening out or a weekend chill, students can head to local bars and cafés like Porter's Cardiff and Coffee Barker, perfect spots for unwinding with friends. With essential grocery shopping made easy at nearby Tesco Express and Sainsbury's, residents at Howard Gardens student accommodation can keep their pantries well-stocked with ease. Health and wellness are also conveniently catered to, with University Hospital of Wales just a short distance away.

Bute Park offers a natural retreat for those who seek a peaceful break from their studies, while the National Museum Cardiff stands as a beacon of culture and history to be explored. The property is also in the vicinity of multiple top educational institutions. Cardiff University, University of South Wales, and Cardiff Metropolitan University are all within reach, making the commute to and from classes a breeze for students.

Not to be overlooked, the entertainment quotient around Howard Gardens is quite high, with Chapter Arts Centre and Motorpoint Arena Cardiff offering a range of events and performances to enjoy. The property strikes the perfect balance for students, providing a comfortable and convenient living space that is well-connected to all the vital and exciting spots around the city. Ultimately, Howard Gardens Cardiff stands as not just a mere residence but a gateway to an enriching student lifestyle in Cardiff.

Commute

The prime location of Howard Gardens ensures that residents have multiple commuting options at their disposal. Whether you are studying at Cardiff University, the University of South Wales, or any other prominent institution in the city, getting to your classes from this student accommodation in Cardiff is hassle-free. Cardiff Central Railway Station offers comprehensive rail services for longer distance travel, while local journeys can be easily made from nearby bus hubs such as Churchill Way Bus Stop and Queen Street Station - all ensuring a well-connected transit experience. The student-friendly locale also includes St. Mary Street and Dumfries Place HV Stop, making this Cardiff accommodation a gateway to explore the city with ease.

Pet policy

Sorry, they do not allow pets.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Broadband
Water
Gas
Electricity

Common Amenities

Free on-site gym
Common room
Study Space
Internet and Wi-Fi
Outdoor Courtyard
Postage service and deliveries

Cancellation Policies (2)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
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  • Early termination by students
    Termination of the tenancy contract before the end date is allowed.
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Payment Policies (5)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property doesn’t require booking deposit.
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  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
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  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I book?

You should book well in advance to avoid disappointment. They do accept late bookings, however this is based on availability which may be limited.

When I submit an enquiry or application when should I hear back?

They aim to respond to all queries within 48 hours.

Can I stay over the summer months?

Yes, many of their properties offer extended stays through the summer months. Please contact individual property for details.

What is the waiting list?

If you select a room type that is currently unavailable their team will contact you to offer you another room type, or they can place you on a waiting list free of charge for your original room choice.

What is the likelihood of getting a waiting list room?

It is impossible to predict as it is dependent on cancellations.

Can I book a bedroom by phone?

Yes, however it is much quicker to do so online.

When do applications usually open?

They accept applications all year round.

Is there an advantage to booking early?

Booking early will ensure you have the best chance of securing your preferred room type.

Can I extend my stay?

Yes, please contact reception if you need to extend your stay and they will be happy to advise. However, this is subject to availability.

What if I have a special requirement?

They are committed to assisting everyone and to be inclusive to everyone who wants to stay with them so if you have a special requirement then please don’t hesitate to ask them ahead of your booking or please mention this on your application form and they will do their best to accommodate your requirement.

Can I make group bookings?

Yes, they accept groups. Please contact the property before making your reservation to discuss availability.

Can I share with my friends?

Yes – please make it clear on the application form who you would like to share with. It is best to book early so that this can be arranged as it is subject to availability.

Can I choose a specific room?

In all cases you can choose a specific ‘room type’. Dependant on the property, you may also be able to choose a specific room of your choice. Please contact the property for details.

Who will I be allocated with?

They try their utmost to allocate likeminded students together (eg based on year of study). Single-sex apartments are also available. However, this is subject to the type of rooms booked by their students and may not always be possible.

Can I request a room move if I do not get along with the people I am sharing with?

They will always first try to establish if there is anything that can be done to help you and your housemates to live in harmony without anyone moving room. However, move requests will be accommodated whenever possible, subject to availability and a cleaning/admin charge.

When is my rent due?

To allow you to avoid paying one big lump sum and to co-inside with student loan payments, rent is collected in instalments at different times of the year depending on the property you are living in. Please review your license agreement which clearly details rent due dates for your property. Full details are available on request from your chosen property.

When are my first payments due?

In order to secure your booking, the deposit is payable at the time of signing tenancy agreement.

What if I do not pay the initial payment within 7 days?

If you do not pay the booking deposit within 7 days any room being held will be automatically released. Do contact them as soon as possible in order to avoid the room being released to someone else.

What is included in the rent?

Weekly rent quoted is inclusive of utility bills and broadband services (subject to a fair usage allowance).

What is the cancellation policy?

They apply a 14 day ‘cooling off period’ to bookings during which time all monies paid are refundable. Please refer to your tenancy agreement or the sample agreement on their website for your specific property for cancelation details in relation to your booking.

What if I leave early?

If you decide to leave early you remain responsible for the rent for the duration for your tenancy. However, if you are able to find a suitable replacement for your room, then the tenancy will be cancelled. In line with your tenancy agreement refunds will only be given when a suitable replacement is found.

Are there Laundry facilities?

Please check your specific property for details. In some locations their apartments have their own washing machine however in general each property has an on-site self-service laundrette (usage charges apply).

Is parking available?

Properties generally have limited or no parking facilities but this will vary from property to property. Please enquire at your specific property for details. However, all their properties are well served by public transport.

Can I receive deliveries/post?

Yes, they will sign for them and keep them at reception for you to collect.

What utilities and amenities are in the apartment?

Utilities and amenities vary from property to property, specifics for your property are details on the specific property page.

Do you provide bedding?

They do not provide bedding.

Do I need a TV Licence?

This will depend on what accommodation you are staying in so please check with the accommodation team.

Will the apartment/room be cleaned during my stay?

No, students will be expected to maintain the cleanliness of the shared facilities and their own bedroom. If however you would like to have your apartment cleaned for you it may be possible to arrange this for an additional charge

What do I do if something is not working in my apartment?

Their on-site maintenance team will try to resolve any issues you raise with them on the same day as you log the issue with them. All issues must be logged via their student portal. Where they need to arrange parts and the issue cannot be resolved that day they will keep you informed at all times as to what the likely timescales are.

Can I have pets?

Sorry, they do not allow pets.

How can I get to the city centre?

There are public transport options on your doorstep and the city centre is also within walking and cycling distance. Your welcome pack will provide full details.

What are resident co-ordinators?

Resident co-ordinators are students just like you who live here but are employed by them for a small number of hours each week to help them support residents. Being a resident co-ordinator involves reception duties and assisting with their busy events programme.

Am I allowed overnight guests?

Yes, please register overnight guests in advance. Length of stay restrictions are in place and some terms and conditions apply.

Will my apartment be inspected?

Yes, inspections will be carried out in each apartment a number of times during your stay and any damages or cleanliness issues will be addressed by the management team. Additional charges may be incurred for damages and/or cleaning services.

Is there a curfew?

No, students may come and go as they please. However, they must carry their student ID with them for verification purposes.

Until what time can a visitor stay?

Visitors can stay until 11pm, unless they have been registered as an overnight guest.

Can I have friends stay over?

Yes, but for health and safety reasons requests for overnight guests must be submitted to reception. As your apartment is shared with other residents and to ensure peaceful living for all it is intended that this policy operates on a ‘fair use’ basis.

Is the property safe?

The property is staffed 24/7 and is fitted with CCTV surveillance systems. All bedrooms contain their own locking system. During the hours of darkness, the entrance is locked, and access is only available to registered student ID holders.

When can I move in?

They will contact all students with a move-in slot prior to arrival.

What do I need to bring for check in?

They will require proof of student status eg a student ID or a letter from your university, and a valid passport or driving licence. they must have received payment of your deposit and any rent due (as set out in your tenancy agreement) before they are able to give you access to your room.

What do I need to bring with me?

Their apartments are fully furnished but check your student handbook for specific equipment schedule for your building.

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Cardiff Student Accommodation

Finding suitable Cardiff student accommodation may initially seem daunting and time-consuming. However, the idea is not an unrealistic aspiration for students. Amber has excellent options for Cardiff student accommodation that offer accessibility, the greatest levels of comfort, and convenience. Some of Cardiff's most esteemed universities, including the University of South Wales, Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University, are close to student housing. Depending on your lifestyle and budget, the city offers luxurious and affordable off-campus student accommodation. The student's comfort and convenience are considered when building Cardiff student housing. En-suites, shared rooms, private rooms, apartments, and studios are some options offered to promote convenient and comfortable student living. The search for student housing in Cardiff should be initiated well in advance because there may be a significant demand during the busiest seasons of the year when prospective students fly in from different countries. This city is always bustling with students, and thus, student housing is always in high demand in this area. It offers top-notch private student accommodation in Cardiff, such as Howard Gardens, Zenith, Collegiate Eclipse, Bridge Street Exchange, and many more.

About Cardiff

Wales' capital city, Cardiff, is situated on the country's southern coast. Cardiff is a thriving city with a rich history in the scenic Vale of Glamorgan. The city provides visitors with an enthralling experience with its distinctive fusion of ancient heritage and modern appeal. Cardiff's history began during the Roman era when a fort was built there. Over the years, it developed into a prominent port city, contributing greatly to the Industrial Revolution's coal sector. Cardiff is a flourishing metropolis and a diverse economy today, home to more than 488,000 people. Cardiff Castle is one of the city's most well-known sights. It is a mediaeval castle with beautiful architecture that reflects Cardiff's diverse history, featuring Roman, Norman, and Victorian influences.

The Cardiff Bay region, which previously served as the world's busiest coal exporting port, is another architectural wonder. It has become a bustling waterfront neighbourhood with a marina, stores, eateries, and cultural activities. Cardiff is known to provide an excellent quality of life. The city's diverse culinary offerings, which range from traditional Welsh meals to international cuisine, reflect its multicultural heritage. A centre for performing arts, the Wales Millennium Centre is an architectural masterpiece that regularly hosts a variety of musical and dramatic performances. While St. Fagans National Museum of History provides an immersive experience of the Welsh past, the National Museum of Cardiff exhibits the nation's art, natural history, and archaeology. Students can easily find suitable student houses in Cardiff, which are in close proximity to all these top-notch attractions.

Best student accommodation in Cardiff

Cardiff accommodation goes much beyond serving as a simple place to sleep. It contributes significantly to shaping the student experience by encouraging students to form enduring friendships and fostering a sense of community. It promotes the best learning and personal growth environment by offering essential amenities. Choosing the best private student accommodation in Cardiff is an investment in a rewarding and balanced university experience, setting the stage for academic success and priceless memories. It provides a haven, giving students and their families a sense of security. Wish to know more about the Cardiff student housing scenario, here is Amber’s guide on student accommodation in Cardiff. But before you hop on here, have a look at the budget-friendly student houses in Cardiff that we offer:

  1. Howard Gardens
  2. Zenith
  3. Collegiate Eclipse
  4. Bridge Street Exchange
  5. Vita Student Park Place
  6. Collegiate Crown Place
  7. Collegiate The Neighbourhood
  8. The West Wing
  9. The Bakery
  10. Lumis Student Living
  11. The Neighbourhood

Cost of living in Cardiff

Cardiff provides students with affordable living costs while maintaining the excitement of city life. Students can manage their budgets while enjoying the diverse culinary scene, cultural attractions, and an active student community with reasonable expenses for essentials like food and transportation. Discover a balanced lifestyle in Cardiff, where affordability meets a dynamic atmosphere. £1038-£1293/monthly is the average cost of living in Cardiff as a student. You can also avail of several offers and discounts while booking your student houses in Cardiff with amber helping you save even more! Cardiff is the perfect destination for students seeking an enriching, budget-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 Cardiff

Wales's transportation system, in general, has the potential to be one of the most well-planned on the planet. Cardiff is no excuse; it is smartly connected to every central transportation system and is easily accessible within walking distance of every university. Students can explore a wide range of transport services in Cardiff, from the world-famous Cardiff ferries to dedicated cycle routes and buses. To assist you, we have listed the city's major transport systems and their average fares. Students should know that these fares may vary from peak to sloppy hours. The student houses listed with amber have one or the other of these transit services available at walking distance.

Train: Cardiff has a dedicated metro rail system that serves Cardiff Central, Queen Street, and nearby town stations. These are train stations that are conveniently connected. So you don't have to be concerned about weekend trips to nearby cities.

Bus: Cardiff's bus network operates 24 hours a day, with over 100 buses running throughout the city. Students can take buses from Cardiff Bus Station near the City Centre to connect Cardiff with Swansea to the west and Newport, Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester, and London. Hundreds of local bus stops are located throughout the city, catering to local and national travellers. Cardiff's average bus fare is around  £1- £1.20 per day.

Cycling: Cycling is another way to get around the city. You can visit Cardiff's exclusive cycling areas, such as the well-known Bute Park & Garden.

Ferries: The Cardiff ferries run along the River Taff and Cardiff Bay. The city's extensive transit network seamlessly connects with Cardiff's ferry system. This means that students can switch between various modes of transportation, such as buses or trains, in order to get to their destinations.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Cardiff

Cardiff is recognised for its thriving student nightlife. With over 31,000 students enrolled at Cardiff University, the city comes to life after hours. There is a spot to suit every taste and mood, including bustling clubs, cosy pubs, and hip bars. Join your fellow students for spectacular beer crawls and live music performances. Dance the night away in Cardiff at the popular student hangouts listed below. The students should also explore various tourist attractions in the city, including Castell Coch, National Museum Cardiff, etc. Full of character and history, one can also take a stroll through Cardiff Bay. If you are a football fan, then you should definitely catch a game of football at Cardiff City Stadium. For art lovers, the Norwegian Church Arts Centre is a feast for your eyes.

The Live Lounge is one of the most popular hangouts in town and a staple of Cardiff student life. They feature some of the best live music acts, DJs who play until 4 a.m., and a lively atmosphere. What's not to love about this? Enjoy the restaurant and extensive bar, which includes inexpensive drinks. Cardiff University nightlife would be incomplete without a massive party, and Tiger Tiger's seven-party spaces will keep you thoroughly entertained. There's an Ibiza-inspired dance area, a graffitied room from the 1990s, an urban Blanca Bar, and much more. Everyone should go to this wonderland at least once. Clwb Ifor Bach, also known as the Welsh Club, features the best in local music and entertainment. It's a rock club with live, 10-minute acts and dance music only a 10-minute walk from Cardiff University. You can also find numerous student apartments Cardiff options just a few minutes walk from these student hangout spots.

Cardiff Tourist Attractions

Cardiff is located on the River Taff banks, Wales's capital city. It offers a variety of tourist sites that enthral visitors with its rich history and cultural riches. Experience the city's bustling music and arts scene while exploring interactive museums and medieval castles. Cardiff offers visitors of all ages an amazing experience with its stunning parks, shopping districts, and warm Welsh hospitality.

  1. Cardiff Castle
  2. St. Fagans National Museum of History
  3. Principality Stadium
  4. Cardiff Bay
  5. National Museum Cardiff
  6. Cardiff Bay Barrage

Universities in Cardiff

Cardiff is ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for architecture, communication, psychology, the environment, and media studies, with a few top universities including the following:

  1. University of South Wales
  2. Cardiff University
  3. Cardiff Metropolitan University
  4. Cardiff and Vale College
  5. Welsh School of Architecture
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