Howard Gardens, Cardiff

Howard Gardens, Cardiff, CF24 0FA, United Kingdom
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0.7 mi from Cardiff
0.7 mi from City Center( 16m. 13m. 6m)
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Kings Monkton School | 0.3 mi
University of South Wales | 0.4 mi
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gym
TV Area
Games Zone
Study Space
Common room
Study Space
Maintenance

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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 ensuites. Students of the University of South Wales, 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 prioritise both comfort and accessibility.

Cardiff, the vibrant capital city of Wales, is celebrated for its rich history, cultural diversity, and dynamic modernity. Nestled along the southern coast of Wales, this bustling city boasts a population of approximately 369,000 residents, making it the largest city in Wales. Cardiff is renowned for its impressive landmarks, such as the iconic Cardiff Castle, which offers a glimpse into the city's mediaeval past, and the strikingly modern Wales Millennium Centre, a hub for the performing arts.

A significant student population contributes to Cardiff's lively atmosphere, with over 30,000 students attending institutions like Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and the University of South Wales. This influx of students injects youthful energy into the city, fostering a thriving nightlife and a plethora of cultural events. The city is also famous for its sporting legacy, particularly rugby, with the Principality Stadium hosting numerous international matches and events that draw fans from far and wide. Cardiff's cultural scene is vibrant and diverse, featuring numerous museums, galleries, and theatres. The National Museum Cardiff and St. Fagans National Museum of History offer rich insights into Welsh history and culture. Additionally, the city's waterfront area, Cardiff Bay, has been transformed into a lively district filled with restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment venues.

Features

Howard Gardens student accommodation is designed to cater to the diverse needs of students. It offers a variety of 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 socialising 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 favourite 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.

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. 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. 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.

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 student accommodation 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 a 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. At the same time, 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 accommodation in Cardiff for students a gateway to explore the city with ease.

Pet policy

Sorry, they do not allow pets.

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Wifi
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Common Amenities
Washer / Dryer
Dining Kitchen
Games Zone
Free on-site gym
Postage service and deliveries
TV Area

Cancellation Policies (2)

  • 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 (4)

  • Security Deposit
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  • Pay In Instalment
    This property offers 1, 2, 12 flexible instalment plans.
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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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Student Accomodations in Cardiff

Cardiff Student Accommodation

Exploring student accommodation Cardiff reveals a diverse array of choices for those pursuing their studies at key institutions like Cardiff University and the University of South Wales. One of the primary advantages of opting for off-campus housing is the independence and freedom it provides, along with often more spacious living conditions compared to on-campus options. Amber is your indispensable companion in navigating the market of student housing in Cardiff. It meticulously simplifies the hunt for the perfect student halls in Cardiff, presenting a bouquet of options nestled within convenient locations across the city. From private studios to student apartments in Cardiff, there's a home for every preference and lifestyle. Amenities integral to student life, such as high-speed internet, on-site laundry facilities, and communal study spaces, are standard features of the various student housing Cardiff properties. Proximity to academic campuses and vibrant city life is an additional perk you can expect. Specifically, accommodations like Collegiate The Neighbourhood, Zenith, Collegiate Eclipse, Bridge Street Exchange, and Ty Pont Haearn cater to students' need for a seamless transition into their academic and social life in Cardiff.

About Cardiff

Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales, boasts a rich heritage of history and culture, making it an intriguing destination for students worldwide. Known for its striking architecture that spans from historic castles to modern developments, Cardiff encapsulates an ever-evolving urban landscape. This city in the UK prides itself as a hub for commerce, media, and education, flourishing with opportunities and experiences for its diverse population. As a critical centre for research and learning, Cardiff accommodates a thriving student community, drawn to its esteemed educational institutions and lively social scene. The heart of Cardiff's educational excellence is Cardiff University, a prestigious member of the Russell Group renowned for its impactful research and high academic standards. Cardiff student accommodation options are plentiful, catering to lifestyles and budgets of all kinds. From contemporary apartments to traditional halls, students can find a home that suits their preferences. Each area within Cardiff has its intrinsic charm, with students often gravitating towards accommodations in Cardiff that offer convenience, culture, and a sense of community. Amber is the go-to platform that simplifies the search for student housing in Cardiff and ensures that every student finds their perfect match in this dynamic city.

Best Student Accommodation In Cardiff

Finding the perfect student housing Cardiff property is crucial for those relocating. The move towards off-campus student rooms in Cardiff offers students the advantage of independence, often proving more affordable while immersing them in a broader sense of community outside university walls. For those studying in Cardiff, proximity to institutions such as Cardiff University, Welsh School of Architecture, and University of South Wales is a coveted convenience. Varied Cardiff student accommodation options range from shared ensuite rooms to private studio apartments, ensuring each individual's needs are met with an ideal living situation. Private student accommodation Cardiff offers modern amenities, connectivity, and the perfect environment for both study and socializing. Below are some of the top-notch Cardiff private student accommodation options that have become a favored choice for students:

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. The Fitzalan

Cost of Living In Cardiff

Cardiff provides students with affordable living costs while maintaining the excitement of city life. 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 accommodations 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 - £60 / month
8. Travel (buses, trams, trains): £40-£60 / month

Student Travel Cardiff

For students residing in or around Cardiff student accommodation, efficient and cost-effective travel options are paramount to ensure seamless connectivity to various educational institutes and local amenities. Cardiff, the bustling capital city of Wales, is equipped with a diverse range of public transport services catered to the needs of students for both daily commutes and occasional exploration across the city. Whether it's reaching Cardiff University or exploring the landmarks of Cardiff, students benefit from the comprehensive transport network. The following outlines the transportation options available:

1. Buses

Cardiff boasts an extensive bus network, with frequent services running across the city and beyond. The city has made it easy for students to navigate with the Cardiff Bus app, offering real-time updates, and the option for cashless travel with a Cardiff Bus card. Single fares begin at around £2, but a 'Day to Go' ticket can be purchased for approximately £4, offering unlimited travel. Moreover, the 'IFF card', a rechargeable smart card, provides reduced fares for students.

2. Cycling

For those who prefer a more sustainable and active way of travelling, Cardiff offers Nextbike, a bike-sharing service with rental stations across the city. A great choice for short trips, students can benefit from their 24-hour rate at just £5, with the first 30 minutes of each ride being free. Additionally, most accommodation in Cardiff for students come with designated cycle/bike storage spaces for added convenience.

3. Trains

For longer distances or trips outside the city, students have easy access to Cardiff's rail services. Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations are the main hubs, with regular services to major cities and towns. The Student Railcard is a savvy investment for frequent travellers, offering up to 1/3 off rail fares. Prices vary depending on the destination but look out for off-peak discounts for cheaper travel options.

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. 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.

Cardiff Tourist Attractions

Cardiff is located on the River Taff banks and it is also 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 mediaeval 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

In addition to having some of the best options for student rooms in Cardiff, this locality also has a number of universities. 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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