Collegiate Merlin Heights, Leicester

Bath Ln, Leicester, LE3 5AU, United Kingdom
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£171
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0.3 mi from City Center
0.3 mi from City Center( 7m. 7m. 6m)
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city center | 0.2 mi
De Montfort University | 0.5 mi
Echo Factory University | 0.7 mi
Leicester College | 0.8 mi
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Sky lounge
Games area
Gaming area
Social areas
On-site laundry
laundry facility
Study facilities

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About the Property

The search for top student accommodation in Leicester often leads to one result, and it is yours truly, Collegiate Merlin Heights! Collegiate Merlin Heights is one of the best student accommodations in Leicester, offering up to 5 different ensuite options, all depending on the budget you have on hand. The property is also just a 7-minute drive to Echo Factory University and an 8-minute drive to Leicester University.

Leicester is a prime location for many students across the world looking for top-tier education, and Collegiate Merlin Heights is the one-stop shop for luxurious student accommodation. Student life in Leicester is adorned with the property as it is one of the best options across the city with its rustic, minimalist decor and a cosy atmosphere for you to create a home in. Located in Bath Lane, Collegiate Merlin Heights is close to the city centre and is in the midst of various recreational activities, making it a prime location for students looking to explore Leicester. Leicester itself is a vibrant city filled with centuries of history and hours of beautiful architecture embedded into it. Student life in Leicester is enhanced because of what the city has to offer. From wonderful restaurants to breathtaking museums and national parks, Leicester has it all.

Features

Collegiate Merlin House is an excellent option for students looking to find comfortable yet elegant student accommodation in Leicester. With a Merlin Heights ensuite, you get access to high-speed Wi-Fi and an electric heater to ward off the British cold. The ensuite also features a comfy small double bed, a study desk with a chair to help you focus and ace your tests, a wardrobe, a full-length mirror and a notice board above the desk to aid you in staying neat and tidy and keeping track of all the things you have to take care of. You also have access to an in-ensuite television to catch up on your favourite shows, three coat hooks, roller blinds, and a fire blanket. There is also a fitted kitchen (under counter fridge with small freezer compartment, two ring hob and combination microwave) so you can cook up a meal for yourself and your Collegiate Merlin Heights friends!

Outside of room amenities, the property also offers you great common amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A sky lounge is in place for you to sit back and relax; a gaming area, study lounge, and onsite laundry are all easily accessible and great for socialising. In case you love biking, secure bike storage is in place to keep your vehicle safe. Want to get to know your flatmates better? Go to Collegiate Merlin Heights’ exclusive social events. Students can also be reassured by the property’s security monitoring.

Location and What's Hot?

Collegiate Merlin Heights is the perfect place to explore things to do in Leicester, and the place itself is just an 8-minute drive to Leicester College and a 7-minute drive to Echo Factory University. If you feel like driving to these universities may be too daunting, or you are just in the mood to take a nice walk outside, Leicester College is a short 25-minute walk, while Echo Factory University is a mere 16-minute walk. This not only opens up options to see upfront things to do in Leicester but is also a breath of fresh air for your health.

Student life in Leicester is vibrant and fun to interact with, with major student hotspots nearby. If you and your friends wish to get out of your student accommodation and explore great restaurants nearby, check out Pizza Express for some of the best-baked goodness, The Case Restaurant and Bar is excellent for some fine dining if you are in the mood for, or check out Firebug as its one of Leicester’s finest ale and cocktail hangout spot! If exploring nature is more your style, head to Nature Lake, Watermead Country Park, Aylestone Meadows, or Castle Hill Country Park for some great nature trails. For the history buffs, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, The Newark Houses Museum, and The Guildhall Museum are all great locations for introspection and learning.

Reiss, ALDI, O2 Shop Leicester, and Age UK are all stores in close proximity to Collegiate Merlin Heights for your shopping needs. If you are a sports fan, the legendary King Power Stadium hosts the games of equally legendary Leicester F.C. as well as other events such as concerts and shows. Therefore, things to do in Leicester and student life in Leicester are available aplenty, and one can start preparing a to-do list before they ever step foot in the city!

Commute

This student accommodation sits at a prime location with amazing access to public transport systems. The best way to get around Leicester is by using the bus system, with many bus lanes running to and fro all day. The Causeway Lane Bus stop is a 5-minute drive away from the student accommodation in Leicester. Students can also use the St. Nicholas Circle (Stand FA) bus stop, which is a short 2-minute drive away, to commute around the city using its bus services Another great option is biking. Bus renting options are available, and one can take full advantage of that as the roads in England are extremely student-friendly.

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Common Amenities
Social areas
Sky lounge
Games area
Study facilities
Exclusive social events
On-site laundry

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in the 'inclusive rate'?

All utilities  electric, gas and water are included in the rent on a fair usage allowance with hot water available 24-hours per day. Heaters are controlled individually by the tenants in their rooms. High-speed internet and Wi-Fi throughout the building, including bedrooms and ethernet cable connection in bedrooms Council Tax  students are exempt from paying council tax, however some councils may charge tenants out of term time, therefore the tenant is liable for any council tax charges that may be incurred. Contents insurance is provided through Endsleigh insurance to cover your belongings for up to 10,000.

Is there a TV?

A flat-screen TV with 40 channels is provided in most of their apartments and studios. Please check with the management team at your accommodation what is provided. If you've brought your own TV, you'll be pleased to hear that there's a TV aerial point in your bedroom, but please note, you are responsible for providing your own TV licence.

Do I have to pay for a TV licence?

You will be responsible for providing a TV licence should you use a TV in your room/apartment.

Will I have internet in my room?

Broadband and Wi-Fi is available throughout the building, 24-hours a day.

How do I access the internet?

Wi-Fi is available throughout the accommodation. Wired connections are available via an Ethernet cable, and connected to the wall socket in your room simply open your web browser and follow the instructions. Upgrade options are also available. Internet is provided by third party companies and they have a 24-hour support line should you need it; details will be given out with the welcome pack.

Are kitchen essentials, bedding and towels included in my room?

You will need to provide your own bedding, kitchen equipment, towels etc. But, they know that being a student means there's a lot going on and a lot to organise. This is doubly true if you're coming from overseas. So you can buy these items from them to make settling into your home a little easier. You can choose one of their collections that cater for your exact requirement, from The Kitchen Collection which contains all the kitchen essentials through to The Luxury Collection which was curated for the ultimate in superior living. You don't even have to worry about unpacking it all. They will have it all made up and ready for your arrival so you can enjoy the way of living from the moment you walk through your door.

Will my room be cleaned?

Room cleaning is not included in your rent, so will be responsible for cleaning your room. If you're not a fan of doing the cleaning yourself, they offer a range of room cleaning services. You can choose from weekly, monthly, ad hoc and end-of-tenancy cleans.

Are the fitness suites and other social spaces free to use?

Many of their student accommodation properties have their own on-site fitness suites, as well as a whole host of additional social spaces. Access to these areas is free for residents whenever you like.

What do I have to pay and when?

There are three payment options available at Property. Property offers you to pay your rent in 1, 3 or 4 instalments. To pay rent in 3 or 4 instalments, you will need to provide evidence of a UK based guarantor, such as a family member or friend. If you do not have a UK based guarantor and wish to pay in 3 or 4 instalments, they will also accept Housing Hand as your guarantor. Property offers great flexibility in our 4-instalment plan. This is offered for those students who rely on a student loan and/or grant to pay their rent. they still expect 4 weeks of the rent to be paid 10 days before the start date of the tenancy agreement for your first instalment, and a larger second instalment due at the end of September which is when most student loans/grants have been paid to students in the UK. This will help lots of students to manage their finances at the beginning of term. they will ask you to upload your student loan/grant document to your Property's Portal account prior to your arrival.

I am paying my rent in instalments, when are my payments due?

For those students paying in 1 instalment, the rent payment date is: Single instalment – 10 days prior to your tenancy start date For those students paying in 3 instalments, the rent payment dates are: For those students paying in 4 instalments, the rent payment dates are: This information can also be found on your tenancy agreement. Please note that they don’t accept cash. 1st instalment – 10 days prior to your tenancy start date, 2nd instalment – the following January, 3rd instalment – the following May, 1st instalment – 10 days prior to your tenancy start date, 2nd instalment – end of September, 3rd instalment – the following January, 4th instalment – the following May. This information can also be found on your tenancy agreement. Please note that they don’t accept cash.

I am paying my rent in full, when is my payment due?

If you are unable to provide a guarantor in the country of your accommodation, your rent payment will need to be made in advance, in full, 10 days prior to your tenancy start date.

I don't have a guarantor, can I still live in your accommodation?

Of course! If you are unable to provide a guarantor in the country of your accommodation, your rent payment will need to be made a year in advance, in full,10 days prior to tenancy start dates.

When can I move in?

Your accommodation will have a dedicated Move In weekend which coincides with the start of your tenancy. Details of this will be communicated closer to the time. Don't worry if you are not able to move in on the dedicated Move In weekend, you can still pick up your keys during office hours outside of this. Please just contact the helpful on-site accommodation team to let them know when to expect you and to ensure moving in is a hassle-free experience for you.

What documents do I need to check in?

Please ensure that, before you move in, you have * Paid your deposit * Signed your tenancy agreement * Paid your first rental instalment (or full rent if applicable). Please be aware, no keys will be issues to you if rent has not been paid. * Provided 1x photo ID and 1x proof of address for yourself (and your guarantor if applicable) * Provided 1x proof of Visa if required * Provided 2x passport photos and 1x proof of student status.

What do I have to bring?

You will need to provide your own bedding, kitchen equipment, towels etc. If you have specific questions about what to bring, such as sizes for bedding, or whether to bring induction or standard pots and pans, please contact your on-site accommodation team.

Who can be a qualified UK Guarantor?

A resident of the United Kingdom being Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England. A resident needs to be someone who resides within the UK and is recognised as a resident for tax purposes with HMRC. The guarantor must have a fixed address – Proof of address, in the form of a utility bill (less than 3 months old), and photo ID is required. The guarantor must be able to enter their National Insurance number when completing the booking.

What happens if I fall behind on my rent payments?

Your contract with us is legally binding so please make sure you’re clear on its terms and conditions. Here’s an overview of some of the key facts: You are bound to the full contract period – if you leave before the contract ends you will not receive a reduction in rent. You must pay your accommodation fees on the due dates stated on your contract – outstanding debts will eventually be passed on to an external debt collecting agency. Once your debt has been passed on to the agency, you will be liable for all legal charges.

This will be my first time living in this new country and I'm nervous as I don't know anybody...?

Communal student living is all part of the university experience. But at Property think they’ve arranged things to ensure that you have a great environment, friendly people and a real sense of community. they want you to enjoy the now and look back with fondness when the time comes to move on. To help make sure you have the best of times, our accommodation team will arrange events throughout the academic year to help you get to know your flatmates while having a good time – and even learning something new and different from your studies. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for your student residence and on-site notice boards for up-coming events.

I would like to be situated close to my friends in the same apartment block - is this possible?

Absolutely! Please let us have details at the time of booking and they will do our best to accommodate friends and students from the same university together.

What kind of students will be living in accommodation?

A wide range of students live in student accommodation, including undergraduates, postgraduate students and international students.

Are there monthly events or activities planned for residents?

To help make sure you have the best of times during your time with Property, our accommodation team will arrange events throughout the academic year. These events are created for our residents to get to know each other and to help bring learning and networking opportunities to you – so you can learn something new and different from your studies. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for your student residence, speak to the on-site accommodation team or check out the on-site notice boards for up-coming events.
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Student Accomodations in Leicester

Leicester Student Accommodation

For students studying in Leicester, opting for student accommodation Leicester options outside the university campus can offer numerous benefits. Not only does off-campus housing present a more diverse range of living experiences, but it also allows for greater independence and the opportunity to explore the city’s vibrant culture and amenities. Amber simplifies this search by providing students with an easy-to-navigate platform for finding suitable accommodation options.  With amber, finding student accommodation Leicester choices near top educational institutions such as Leicester College, Arden University, and Coventry University, is straightforward.

Amber’s listings showcase a variety of room types and properties strategically located to ensure students' convenience. Whether you opt for a private studio or a shared student apartment in Leicester, comes with amenities designed to support student lifestyle needs, such as Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and common study areas. Some of the top student accommodation Leicester options include Salisbury Road, Tudor Studios, Regent Road, and many more.

About Leicester

Leicester, a city steeped in rich history, stands prominent in the heart of England. Renowned for its grand Leicester Cathedral and the discovery of King Richard III's remains, Leicester is a tapestry of past and progress. With a bustling student population, Leicester is alive with youthful energy, contributing significantly to the local ethos. Leicester's educational landscape is illustrious, with established institutions such as Leicester College and acclaimed universities like Coventry University and The University of Nottingham International College located nearby. This city has become a hub for higher learning, attracting an international student community. As a result, student accommodation Leicester choices have flourished, providing diverse living solutions that cater to varying needs and preferences. From the architectural wonders of the New Walk to the lively streets of the Narborough Road locality, each area presents a unique charm, enhancing the living experience for Leicester's inhabitants. The blend of historic allure and academic excellence makes Leicester an attractive destination for students seeking a vibrant city life alongside a commendable education. Thus, the Leicester student housing options offered through amber are designed to meet the diverse needs of this active learner community, ensuring a comfortable and enriching stay in this illustrious English city.

Best Student Accommodation Leicester

Relocating to Leicester for higher education brings the thrilling opportunity to explore off-campus student accommodation. These living quarters are crucial for those desiring a blend of independence, affordability, and a sense of belonging away from home. Student accommodation Leicester options provide students the freedom to carve their own space, manage their personal and academic lives, and immerse themselves in diverse cultures. Moreover, with options ranging from ensuite rooms in communal student rooms to self-contained studio apartments, every student can find their perfect fit, fostering an environment conducive to both study and social life. Here are some of the top student accommodation Leicester options:

1. Filbert Village, Leicester

2. Collegiate Merlin Heights, Leicester

3. Upperton Road, Leicester

4. The Summit, Leicester

5. The Tannery, Leicester

6. Newarke Point, Leicester

7. Liberty Park, Leicester

8. Ben Russell Court, Leicester

9. iQ Grosvenor House, Leicester

10. Nimi Halls, Leicester

Cost of Living

Understanding the cost of living in Leicester is crucial for students planning their finances while studying away from home. Housing, as a significant part of the expenses, can be managed through options for Leicester student accommodation, but day-to-day costs must also be anticipated. The average cumulative monthly cost of living in Leicester is approximately £850 - £900 per month, affecting students' lifestyle choices and overall experience in this vibrant city. Other expenses include:

1. Food: £140 - £160 / month

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 Leicester

When planning for student accommodation in Leicester, an important factor is the ease of travel to and from your university and around the city. Leicester boasts a well-connected and student-friendly public transport system that makes getting around both simple and affordable. Students residing in the many student accommodation Leicester options can take advantage of various transportation options, including buses, trains, and an extensive network of cycling routes. Let's delve into the specifics of these transportation modes:

1. Buses

Leicester’s bus network provides frequent services to key areas in the city and surrounding regions. Travelling by bus is cost-effective, with fares typically starting from around £1.20. Students can benefit from travel cards such as the 'Flexi Adult Day' or 'Group Day' tickets for unlimited travel, allowing for budget-friendly commutes to universities.

2. Trains

The city is served by Leicester Railway Station, which offers excellent connectivity to various parts of the UK. Students commuting to Coventry University or Nottingham Trent University's Clifton Campus may find trains a convenient option. Costs can be reduced with railcards such as the 16-25 Railcard, which offers up to a third of rail fares.

3. Cycling

With dedicated bike lanes and cycle paths, cycling is a popular and environmentally friendly way to get around Leicester. It allows students to bypass traffic during peak hours and promotes an active lifestyle. Additionally, most student accommodation Leicester options also come with dedicated bike storage spaces for added convenience.

4. Taxis

Leicester City Council issues licences for taxi operators and carries out inspections to ensure that standards are maintained. Taxis must display their licence details, and students usually see these next to the registration plate at the vehicle's rear and inside the car above the front passenger seat.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Leicester

Delving into the student lifestyle and living in Leicester offers a glimpse into a vibrant, multi-cultural city teeming with life and academic vigour. Students can readily find student accommodation Leicester choices that are not only convenient but designed to meet their specific needs, ranging from shared student apartments to private studios. Hangout spots are abundant, with a collection of delightful cafes and eateries such as The Coffee Counter and popular student bars like Soar Point within a comfortable radius. Leicester's famed Victoria Park serves as a green oasis, perfect for a restful afternoon or a break between lectures. Furthermore, the cultural scene booms with energy, offering everything from the annual Leicester Comedy Festival to immersive arts events at the Curve Theatre.

Catering to a cosmopolitan palate, the student accommodation Leicester range offers easy access to the city's diverse restaurants, where students can savour flavours from around the globe. The buzzing arcades and shopping venues ensure retail therapy is always an option. And for music lovers, Leicester doesn't disappoint, with festivals and live gigs adding to the locality's dynamic charm. Whether it's the history woven into the pavements of the Old Town or the modern appeal of the Highcross shopping centre, student life in Leicester is as enriching as it is entertaining. This city, steeped in culture and innovation, makes Leicester student accommodation not just a place to stay but a significant chapter in the storied university experience.

Leicester Tourist Attractions

Leicester is replete with historical treasures and modern attractions. It is the perfect backdrop for those who are looking for student accommodation Leicester options close to educational institutions. Here are some top attractions:

1. Leicester Cathedral

2. National Space Centre

3. King Richard III Visitor Centre

4. Leicester Market

5. New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

6. Jewry Wall Museum

Universities in Leicester

Leicester, renowned for its academic excellence, is home to some of the most prestigious and revered universities. Students from around the globe choose Leicester for its vibrant student life and varied educational opportunities. Here are some of the top universities near Leicester student accommodation options:

1. Leicester College

2. Arden University

3. Coventry University

4. Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus)

5. The University of Nottingham International College

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