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Riverside Quay, Stirling
Bronze Two Bedroom Apartment - Bedroom
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Riverside Quay, Stirling

Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1HZ, United Kingdom
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About the Property

If you are looking for comfortable student accommodation in Stirling, then Riverside Quay is your best bet; it is among the best student accommodations in Stirling! Riverside Quay, Stirling, provides students with a wide range of shared apartments, en-suite rooms and studio rooms with the best-in-class amenities and is near the city centre with a view of the River Forth. With a location close to the city centre means that you will not miss out on anything happening in town! You are also close to universities such as Stirling University, which is a 9-minute drive away, meaning that you will never miss any classes!

Stirling is a historic city with its past stepped into history books! The city is big enough to offer everything you can expect from a modern city in the UK while giving you a feel of a community. The city is also one of the most affordable cities in Scotland and one of the happiest as well, making it great for everyone to live here. The city is also diverse; the city welcomes international students from around the world and has over 120 nationalities studying and living here! The city is also known as the "Gateway to the Highlands" due to its location near the lowlands and Highlands of Scotland, meaning there is a lot of greenery and open spaces for you to enjoy a breeze! The city is also home to plenty of restaurants, clubs, cafes, green spaces, museums and historic attractions for you to explore and enjoy during your free time, like Stirling Castle, Stirling Old Town Jail, Holy Rude, and more! There is a lot that the city offers, and you can experience it all from the comfort of your own student accommodation. So what is the wait? Book your stay at Riverside Quay, Stirling and enjoy everything that is to be in this peaceful city.


Each room at Riverside Quay student accommodation is equipped with world-class amenities making sure that you are the most comfortable during your stay there! Each room is equipped with a small yet comfortable double bed, plenty of storage space, and a wardrobe and shelving space to keep yourself organised and your room neat; you can also find a study desk to study hard. All the shared rooms and en-suite can use the communal kitchen for cooking, while each studio room has a mini kitchen attached.

If you are not in the mood to cook, you can always use the vending machine in Riverside Quay to grab a bite while you relax in the private dining room or in the courtyard with a few friends. You can also watch a movie with them in the private cinema room. If you want to be fit, you can use the on-site gym and then get your dirty clothes cleaned using the laundry service! If you are looking to meet new people, the student housing hosts social events to help you make new friends. You can also host group study sessions in the study rooms. When talking about security, the entire place is fitted with CCTVs, and there is an on-site team to help you as well if anything goes wrong. There is also cycle storage at Riverside Quay to keep your cycle safe. So many features make Riverside Quay one of the best student accommodations in Stirling.

Location and What's Hot?

The city of Stirling is filled with various restaurants, cafes, clubs, and parks to fill your Instagram feed with aesthetic photos. Everything is within arms reach as you are living close to the city centre at Riverside Quay; you will easily be able to travel in the city and visit all the places you like quickly if you are in the mood to go out and eat. In that case, you can visit joints like Stirling Beefeater for some great and juicy steak, Gabe's Diner Bistro for some comfy food, Mediterranèa for Mediterranean cuisine, and Mint Leaf for some Indian and Nepalese food. 

After eating your fill, you can explore the city and its beautiful attractions and landmarks close and far from Riverside Quay, like Stirling Castle, The National Wallace Monument, Doune Castle, Stirling Old Bridge, and Holy Rude. Are you in the mood to go grab a drink to watch a match or party? You can visit places such as Molly Malones, Cold Beer Company, Curly Coo Bar, The Kilted Kangaroo, an Australian-themed bar, and Cross Keys. The city also has a museum and gallery that you can visit to learn about the city's history or look at some beautiful art by the name of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum is a 7-minute drive away from Riverside Quay. 

With the city being next to the lowlands and highlands, you can visit green spaces to get your fix for fresh air and a cool breeze, like Riverside Park near the River Fourth to get a beautiful view. You can also visit The Peak, a leisure centre not too far away from Riverside Quay, where you can go swimming, ice skating, wall climbing, dance and play various other sports!


You can travel around the city of Stirling easily using public transportation, namely buses and trains. The bus timings are from 6:45 am to 7:00 pm from Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays, the timing is 10:15 am to 5:30 pm. There is a 'student discount book' for students with which the students get a discount on their bus fare. At the same time, the trains in Stirling are comfortable and cover a considerable distance within and outside the city. Riverside Quay is located a minute's walk away from Shore Road bus stop and 2 minutes away from Forth Crescent bus station. Moreover, you can board a train from the Stirling Train Station, just 5 minutes away on foot.

What will you get

Your Rent Include


Common Amenities

Cinema room
Study spaces
Communal lounge
Exclusive outdoor courtyard
Variety of communal spaces

Cancellation Policies (5)

  • Cooling off period
    Free booking cancellation in stipulated time
  • No visa no pay
    Free Cancellation if student visa is not secured
  • No place no pay
    Cancellation policy if admission not confirmed

Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking deposit
    Secure booking with this amount
  • Payment instalment plan
    Flexible payment terms
  • Mode of payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the Holding Deposit and what happens to it?

PMG asks you to pay a Holding Deposit to secure your room. When your tenancy commences, the Holding Deposit will convert into a refundable Security deposit. All deposits are registered with TDS which is a government accredited Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme provider. At the end of your tenancy a final inspection of your room will be carried out prior to your move out and if any deductions are required they will be discussed with you at this point. Assuming the room and its belongings are in the same condition as when you moved and you have provided your bank details within PMG Portal you will get your deposit back within 10 working days. If you cancel your room booking within 14 days of your Accommodation Offer then you will be entitled to a full refund. After 14 days, the Holding Deposit is non-refundable*. *not applicable for bookings made at properties in Scotland.

Is there an age limit for booking?

PMG only accept bookings if you are over 18, with the exception of properties in Scotland where you must be 16 or over. This is due to the legally binding tenancy agreement that every tenant is required to sign when living at Property. They also can only accept people in full time education.

Do you provide female only accommodation?

PMG do provide female only accommodation in some of their schemes but it is not guaranteed that this will be possible. Please speak to the site team to find out more information.

Can I choose who I live with?

PMG’s are more than happy to accommodate groups as well as individuals. Where you're not booking in a group, they understand your flat mates will be key to your experience so when you book as an individual, PMG will ask you a series of questions to help us to match you with the perfect flat mates.

Am I allowed to have guests?

Yes. It is your home so you are allowed to have guests visiting you.

Is there always a member of staff available?

Their standard office hours are between 10am 5pm. Out-of-office hours are also supported by emergency contacts.

Are there social events organized for the residents?

Absolutely! They want their community to suit you, so they wont force you to come to their events but you are always welcome. If you have your own suggestions for them even better.

Can I bring my own electrical equipment for cooking, i.e. rice cooker?

No we do not advise you to bring your own electrical cooking equipment for health and safety reasons.

Who cleans the room and the communal area?

The students are responsible for their own rooms and communal kitchen within the flat. All other rooms and communal areas are cleaned by the site cleaner.

Can I smoke in the accommodation?

Smoking is not allowed within the accommodation, however there is a designated smoking area outside the building.

What happens if I don't get on with my new flat mates? Can I swap rooms?

If you are having any issues please contact the Accommodation team in the first instance, we will do all we can to help. In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to move you; however we would look to resolve any issues with you all.

What if something in my flat breaks or isn't working?

Drop them an email or pop into the office to let them know, their on-site Maintenance team will be able to deal with most things.

Can I have pets?

No pets are permitted under the term of the tenancy agreement.

Can I have my groceries delivered to site?

Yes. Groceries can be delivered to the reception area, but you are to ensure that you are available to take receipt of the delivery. Delivery drivers are not to be given access to the flats.

Is contents insurance included?

Some of their accommodation include contents insurance with Endsleigh. By partnering with  Endsleigh , the No.1 student insurance provider, they have arranged contents insurance for all their students staying with them in their residence at no cost to you. It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for, as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.

Do I have WiFi?

Yes, WiFi is included in your rent. You’ll also have a broadband connection in your room on your desk.

Why do I need a guarantor?

All students who wish to pay their rent by using an instalment plan are required to provide a qualified UK Guarantor. This provides them with the security and knowledge that the rent will be paid in full if you were to default on payment.

What does being a guarantor mean?

By agreeing to be a Guarantor you are signing a legal document stating that you agree to pay the rent and guarantee the behaviour of the resident if they default. Please do not sign this agreement if you do not wish to take on this responsibility.

I am an International student and do not have a UK Guarantor?

Housing Hand specialises in working with international students and will be able to act as your UK Guarantor.

What is Housing Hand?

Housing Hand provide a guarantor service for both International and UK students who do not have a suitable or qualifying UK guarantor.

Can you explain more about the relationship between Housing Hand and PMG?

Housing Hand works in partnership with PMG to stand as your UK rental guarantor. PMG requires all students to have a guarantor if you are not able or willing to pay your rent in full for the year. If you choose the instalment plan option and can provide your own UK guarantor, providing they qualify, then you do not need to use Housing Hand. If you choose the instalment plan option and cannot provide a UK guarantor, then Housing Hand will be able to provide this service for you.

How much does the service cost with Housing Hand?

Housing Hand charges a one off fee that you will either pay up front at the start of your tenancy or monthly (if on a 12 month contract). For students the fee will be between 60-95% of your monthly rent with the minimum price starting at 295 for 12 months cover. The exact cost depends on your personal details and several factors including the amount of your rent, you will be given a no obligation quote for the cost of the service on application.

What are the payment options for international students?

Housing Hand charges a one-off fee that you can either pay up front before the start of your tenancy or in 8 instalments (if on a 12-month contract). For students the fee will is 60% of your monthly rent with the minimum price starting at 295 for 12 months cover. The exact cost depends on your several factors including the amount of your rent, you will be given a no obligation quote for the cost of the service on application.

I have booked a room but failed to obtain a visa, can I cancel my booking?

Yes you are entitled to cancel your booking but we will need you to provide proof for this.

What is provided in the bedroom? Do I need to bring my own bedding?

Facilities and features can vary; typically you are provided with a bed, a study with a desk and a chair, bookshelves, wardrobe and plenty of storage. Bedding is not provided with each room as most of our students prefer to bring their own, however you can order bedding and kitchen utensils from their friends to be delivered to your room prior to your move in.

Can you arrange an airport pick up service?

Most sites will be more than happy to arrange an airport pick up service for you. You just need to let us know your name, arrival date and time and your flight number, well then arrange the transport for you. Please ensure you have enough UK Sterling to pay the taxi fare and check with your chosen property first.

Can I move in before my contract starts?

It is possible but it depends on each scheme. PMG would advise you to check with the accommodation team before you make any arrangements.

Can I stay over the summer?

Most of their sites offer summer stays. Please check with the accommodation team for further information.

What documents do I need to check in?

You will need to bring a method of Identification with you to the accommodation, either a Driving License or Passport, a letter of confirmation from the University. They also need a passport photograph.

What time can I arrive?

This depends on the scheme you will be living in. Please contact the accommodation team via the online contact form or email the site directly.

Is there somewhere to park when we are unpacking?

If you are travelling via car on move in day they will inform you in advance whether there’s a drop off bay on site for you to off load any suitcases or belongings, or they will send you the location of the nearest car park. It’s important to book your move in slot with them in advance so that they can make sure these resources are available to you on the day.

I will be arriving out of hours on move in day, is this okay?

They understand that sometimes students will need to arrive outside of arrival hours. They ask for you to contact their Accommodation Team at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure that they can provide all the necessary information and ensure that they have got everything ready for your arrival. For example they need to ensure that they have received all relevant documentation, the booking fee and first instalment before they can move anybody in.

Who will I meet on move in day?

It might not be a manager who will be there for the check-in however the Accommodation Team will always aim to introduce themselves at the earliest opportunity so you know who they are.

Can I move out early?

Yes but you will still have to pay rent for the full length of your agreed tenancy, even if you no longer live at your accommodation. 

How to communicate with us?

They know it can sometimes be unsettling when your son/daughter leave home for the first time, despite it being one of the proudest moments they understand it can be hard. As parents its natural to worry, they find a common one is our students not responding to phone calls or e-mails as quickly as they might have done at home. They always respect that all our students are responsible adults and are sensitive to respecting their privacy, however they appreciate that some situations can be distressing. We therefore always encourage all our parents to contact the accommodation team by phone or e-mail (details available on your relevant scheme page) if you have any concerns regarding your son/daughter. A member of the accommodation team will pop over to their room to give a friendly knock on the door to check everythings okay. If there is any reason why we aren’t able to support your concern they will always try to direct you to the appropriate department at the University/College.

Can students have post and parcels delivered?

They are proud to offer a postal service during office hours within their schemes. They always communicate the postal process to our students when they move in, however they will always make every effort to ensure that your daughter/son gets their mail safely. They always asks for students to inform the staff if they are expecting a recorded or special delivery for the site team to ensure that someone is available for the delivery. They also always ask for the student to bring some ID for when they come to collect the parcel. They recognise that the students can’t always come down themselves; they are flexible with friends picking up parcels however the student needs to contact the accommodation team to let them know in advance. They cannot be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from accepting mail on students behalf. Although they will make every effort to ensure the students get their mail safely, they will not be responsible if recipients fail to collect their deliveries, packages are stolen or damaged due to circumstances beyond the control of the accommodation team. They also are not responsible for packages that arrive outside office opening hours or when the accommodation team are out of the office. If the students don’t collect their mail within 4 weeks it will be returned to the sender.

Paying rent?

When making a booking with PMG, they ask the students to pay a holding deposit. This is to secure the booking of their room. Once the tenancy commences, this holding deposit becomes a security deposit. It is held with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, in England and Wales and My Deposits Scotland, in Scotland, both of which are independent deposit holders. The Security deposit will be refunded to the student in full at the end of their tenancy if there are no outstanding arrears or damages to their room and/or communal areas.

How do you allocate rooms?

They take booking preferences very seriously and take great pride in being able to accommodate these in most cases. There is a preference box on the booking form which allows the student to put any preferences they might have, for example friends they wish to live with, location of room within the building, same sex cluster flats. They always do their best to accommodate these preferences, if for whatever reason they can’t fulfil them they will always try to achieve one or two and notify the student if they aren’t possible.

Do I need to have a UK-based guarantor?

You only need to provide a UK-based guarantor if you wish to pay your rent in three instalments. You do not need to provide a guarantor if you’re paying the full annual rent in advance.

What is a guarantor?

A guarantor is a person aged 18 or above who accepts joint financial responsibility for the tenancy and is liable to pay the rent if for any reason the student is unable to maintain payment of the rents as they fall due.The landlord has the right to pursue the guarantor for recovery of outstanding monies therefore, it is important that any guarantor understands their obligations.

How many instalments can rent be paid?

Rent can be paid in three instalments; typically these are around the same time student loans are paid out.

How can I make a payment?

You can pay via Recurring Card, Direct Debit or via Bank Transfer. Cash and Cheques will not be accepted and will be turned away if presented at site. Recurring Card payments can be selected at the time of booking and Direct Debit can be selected by the online portal. If an alternative method of payment is required, such as a bank transfer, or you wish to change your payment method, please contact the Accommodation Team directly for details.

Are there any additional bills to pay?

There are no additional bills to pay. Their weekly rents include all costs utilities, WiFi, and access to all of their communal areas including Management Office, Private Dining areas etc.

Do I have to pay council tax?

Students do not have to pay Council Tax, but the council must be informed that you are a student and apply for exemption as this does not automatically happen. It is the responsibility of every student to apply for exemption, your University/College or accommodation provider* cannot do this for you, though we can help you! *With the exception of Edinburgh College Residences.

How secure is the accommodation?

At property, they want you to feel safe and secure at all times. They understand how important safety and security is to students when it comes to choosing a place to live. Thats why they’ve taken every effort to ensure that they provide the best services so that their students can thoroughly enjoy living with them. We have 24 Hour CCTV Cameras installed in all of the buildings, internally and externally. Secure Key Fob Door Entry & Bedroom Door Locks. There are also locks on all private bedrooms and out-of-hour security is there to support the community if you have any security concerns, ensuring your security and safety.

Fire Safety?

All of the properties that PMG manage have been specifically designed to be used by students. These properties have benefited from significant changes in fire safety, building regulations and coherent fire and management strategies. They have extensive fire safety systems in place in all the buildings that PMG manage. They are also audited by their own internal team, as well as external consultants, on a regular basis to validate, and if necessary update, their extensive fire safety systems, policies and procedures. Further information can be found on their Fire Safety at PMG Page.

When something is broken or doesn't work how does my son/daughter report maintenance?

In the event that something is broken or does not work in any part of the accommodation, the student needs to report the issues to the accommodation office who will escalate it accordingly. They have property Student maintenance wizards that work full or part time on site depending on the property. They are there for the hour of need replacing light bulbs, blown fuses, blocked showers etc. They do also work with local contractors for isolated issues. Your son/daughter will always be given at least 24 hours notice if a maintenance operative or contractor needs to access their room. They always offer for the maintenance operative/contractor to be escorted for the jobs entirety if necessary.

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Student Accomodations in Stirling

Stirling Student Accommodation

Finding perfect student accommodation in Sterling, Scotland can be tricky if you are doing it alone. Settling in a new city without proper knowledge of the locality is a risk for the students. Amber solves all your house-hunting problems and ensures you get the best Stirling student accommodation near your desired university. There is a wide range of affordable, simple, lavish student accommodations with all the amenities. The ambiance is elegant and peaceful, so there is no interruption.

Stirling is a secure place where you can relax, enjoy university life, and have a great social life. Along with academics, you will have a great time in Stirling. You can select student accommodations such as studios, ensuites, private rooms, shared rooms, and dorms. You get accommodations near Stirling University, so you don't need to worry about travelling far every day.

About Stirling

Stirling is the city centre of Scotland. It is 26 miles away from Glasgow and 37 miles away from Edinburgh. The city has a population of more than 100,000. The market town is surrounded by widespread farmland that connects the royal citadel and the medieval town. You can explore the city a lot, and there are no fewer adventures in Stirling. There are many restaurants, cafes, and other dining options in Stirling, Scotland. Known for its rich heritage and stunning landscapes, the city boasts a strategic location atop a craggy hill crowned by the iconic Stirling Castle. This historic fortress, steeped in tales of battles and royalty, offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Beyond its medieval allure, Stirling pulses with youthful energy, thanks to its thriving student population from the University of Stirling and Forth Valley College. A dynamic arts scene, bustling markets, and an array of cultural events throughout the year fuel the city's lively atmosphere. For outdoor enthusiasts, the nearby Trossachs National Park beckons with its lush forests, shimmering lochs, and picturesque hiking trails. Meanwhile, urban adventurers can explore Stirling's vibrant streets lined with charming cafes, eclectic boutiques, and cosy pubs serving up hearty Scottish fare. With its perfect blend of history, nature, and contemporary flair, Stirling offers a captivating destination for visitors and locals alike, promising an unforgettable Scottish experience. You can eat Italian, Scottish, Chinese, Indian, and Mexican delicacies. You will also have great nightlife as the place offers a lot of pubs and clubs. You will also explore art and culture and have great picnics in the parks and countryside. The city also has a significant collection of historical artefacts. Stirling student accommodation has a wide range of comfortable student housing options that will make your stay satisfying and worth living.

Best Student Accommodation In Sterling, Scotland

Any student would find it difficult to meet their basic needs. However, for students, Stirling student accommodation is a crucial component. Students can find a range of housing options in different localities by visiting the Amber website. Student accommodation in Stirling, Scotland, is selling out faster than Sunday morning pancakes. All you look forward to after a demanding day of attending classes and finishing homework at college is getting home and spending the remainder of the evening in a comfortable manner. While there are many different kinds of student accommodation in Stirling, Scotland, the most popular options are suites, studios, and non-ensuites. We exclusively select the finest student accommodation in Stirling, Scotland, options that fit your budget and are near your university.

1. Centro House, Stirling

Centro House, Stirling, is one of the Sterling student accommodations you’ll find in town, as it offers luxurious homes to students, ranging from a classic studio to premium ensuites. Every ensuite is fully furnished, offering a private room, private bathroom, and shared kitchen. You also get a comfy bed, chest of drawers, storage cupboards, wardrobe, study desk with chair, an oven, cooking hobs, fridge/freezer, sink and also a designated dining area.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Stirling, Scotland, is much lower than in London. This budget will meet your grocery needs, including those for fruits and vegetables, dairy products, and water. Once you've lived in the city for a few weeks, you'll start understanding costs and developing budgeting skills. You should at least have a budget of £500 - £1300 per month to cover your accommodation's personal and living expenses.

1. Food and Groceries: £20 to £60 per week

2. Mobile bills: £20 to £40 per month

3. Gas and electricity: £30 to £60 per month

4. Dining at a restaurant: £20 to £40 per week

5. Laundry: £20 to £40 per week

6. Stationery and Course books: £20 to £45 per month

Student travel Stirling

Thanks to the grid layout, in Sterling it is easy to navigate. Tucson has an excellent public transport network like buses and taxis for students. There is a decent public transportation system in Stirling. The students can travel through taxis, buses, trains, or cycling.

1. Bus - The bus timings are from 6:45 am to 7:00 pm from Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays, the timing is 10:15 am to 5:30 pm. There is a ‘student discount book’ for students with which the students get a discount on their bus fare.

2. Train - The train journeys in Stirling are comfortable and cover a considerable distance within and outside the city. The train covers almost all the regions.

3. Taxis - Taxis are probably the easiest way to travel in the city. The general rate is $5 for the first mile and $2.60 for every mile afterwards.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Stirling

Stirling is a vibrant city teeming with young energy, as almost a fifth of its population consists of teenagers and folks in their late twenties. This youthful demographic ensures there's always something exciting happening, making it an ideal place for students to relish their university days. The city offers a myriad of social activities and events to cater to diverse interests. Exploring nearby Scottish gems like Glasgow and Edinburgh is a must, adding a dash of adventure to your experience. And when it comes to food, Stirling won't disappoint. From Asian supermarkets to international eateries, there's a plethora of delicious cuisines to indulge in.

For those seeking leisure and fun, Stirling has plenty to offer. Dive into the thrill of escape rooms, where you crack puzzles and conquer challenges. Or unleash your inner warrior in epic 3D adventures filled with thrilling combat. Live music and comedy gigs at venues like Albert Hall and Tolbooth add spice to your evenings. Movie buffs can catch the latest flicks at Vue Stirling. Worried about accommodation? Fear not! With Amber, finding suitable student housing in Stirling is a breeze, allowing you to focus on making the most of your student life without any hassle.

Stirling Tourist Attractions

Stirling has a lot of fascinating tourist attractions that thousands of people visit every year. From being an ancient old town to having the most epic events in Scotland, the city is a proper mix of everything. Following are some of the most popular tourist attractions of Stirling. With amber, you can roam around the city hassle-free with desirable Stirling student accommodation

1. The National Wallace Monument

2. The Church of the Holy Rude

3. Stirling Castle

4. Old Town Jail

5. The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

6. Blair Drummond Safari Park

7. The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

8. King's Park

Universities near Stirling

Students from all around the world choose to study in Scotland as this city holds some of the best universities in the world. Adding to this fact, Stirling is an amazing neighborhood that is close to these universities. Here are some of the universities close to our student accommodation in Stirling, Scotland:

1. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

2. Glasgow Caledonian University

3. City of Glasgow College

4. Glasgow School of Art

5. University of Glasgow

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