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Scape Guildford, Guildford
Large Accessible Studio - Bedroom
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Scape Guildford, Guildford

Guildford, GU1 4TY, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Located at Kernal Court, Scape Guildford is one of the finest student accommodations in Guildford. This residence comes with a plethora of en-suites, two-bed apartments, and studio apartments that vary from standard, medium, and large options. Students attending the University of Surrey will find it very handy because its location is only a 10-minute walk away.


Scape Guildford provides facilities in en-suite, studio, and one-bedroom studio apartment layouts. The property features a 24-hour reception desk, all-inclusive bills, an on-site gym, a movie room, lounges, a library, a common garden, a kitchen, a study space, and study zones. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer, hob, and microwave, so making your meals won't be a hassle. A communal lounge on-site is a great hangout place.

Location and What's Hot?

Guildford is a town in SurreyEngland, on the banks of the River Wey, halfway between London and Portsmouth. It is noteworthy for its significance as a market town. The town center is approximately a 10-minute walk away, So you can visit the weekend market or catch up with friends at one of the many cafés along the cobblestone street. It is a mile's distance away from Guildford Museum and Guildford Castle.


The location is well-connected to the rest of the city, with a 5-minute walk to the nearest bus stations and a 10-minute walk to Guildford Train Station. If you want to get out of town, there are excellent links to the capital city of London. Waterloo Station is less than 40 minutes by train, while the coast of Portsmouth is less than an hour away.

What will you get

Your Rent Include


Common Amenities

Library & Study Zones
Communal Kitchen
Spacious Lounge

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (5)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers 1, 3 flexible instalment plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the tenancy agreement?

Property contract lengths are usually for 51 weeks from September, however we may have shorter contract lengths available at certain locations. Please check each location page for 41/42 week contract availability.

Can I get a contract shorter than 51 weeks?

Property contract lengths are usually for 51 weeks from September, however we may have shorter contract lengths available at certain locations. Please check each location page for other agreement options as these vary by location.

Do I have to pay a damage deposit?

Yes, a £400 deposit is payable for each room. The full deposit must be paid by the time you check in and is secured by the Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS). You will receive an email confirmation from DPS when the deposit is registered.

What does my damage deposit cover and when will I get it back?

The damage deposit is registered with the DPS and covers any damage you may cause to your room; this excludes normal wear and tear. It is refundable at the end of your stay with us and usually received within 28 working days as long as there are no damages or outstanding rent. You will receive an email from DPS confirming when your deposit is ready to be return.

Do I have to pay council tax?

Full time students in the UK dont have to pay council tax, however you have to provide us with a certificate to show your status as an exempt student.

Are meals included?

Property do not provide meals in any of property locations

Do you allow pets?

No, sorry!

Do I need to be 18 years of age or older?

To stay at all of the properties you will need to be over 18 when you move in.

How long is the licence agreement?

Property contract lengths are usually for 51 weeks from September, however managment may have shorter contract lengths available at certain locations. Please check each location page for other agreement options as these vary by location.

When do I have to pay my licence fee by?

An advance licence fee payment of three weeks’ rent is due when you make a booking (for Bloomsbury and Kings Cross properties, we require an advanced rent payment of 4 weeks). This payment is non-refundable after the cooling off period - see Cancellation . You have the choice to pay in full or in three termly instalments. For all properties, there are a limited number of 2% discounts for upfront payments. We offer termly instalments or an upfront payment, instalment dates are due on 1st August, 12th Jan and 12th April.

What is included in the licence fee?

Your room, access to all of our communal spaces, all utility bills (i.e. electricity, water, heating) and Wi–Fi internet (including up to 5 devices (6 devices at Bloomsbury), with a speed of 100+Mbps across all sites and 200Mbps for Wembley, Canada Water and Kings Cross) are all included. At Scape Shoreditch, Guildford and Wembley (shared kitchen/living rooms only) the rooms also come with TVs. The following is not included: • contents insurance • meals • laundry • TV licence (where a TV is provided as part of the room); • linen (including bedding and towels); or • crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils You can purchase a variety of student living packs from our online portal and at reception for all of your bedding, linen, crockery, cleaning and hospitality needs - NB. the contents of these packs does vary between sites - so please ask the team for more information.

How big are the rooms?

  • En Suites approx. 13 - 23 square metres
  • Standard Studios approx. 14 square metres
  • Medium Studios approx. 16 - 18 square metres
  • Large Studios approx. 21 - 31 square metres
  • Premium King Studios approx. 26 square metres
  • Two Bedroom Apartments approx. 32 square metres

What payment types are accepted?

The property accepts most debit and credit cards to confirm a booking (except American Express). Your payment must be completed online as they have limited payment facilities on site. Alternatively, you can pay via TransferMate, a quick, easy and secure online bank transfer for international students. Unfortunately, we do not accept any cheque or cash payments.

Do I need a guarantor to book?

You don’t need a guarantor.

How much do I have to pay to book?

An initial advanced rent payment of 3 weeks is to be made in all properties except Bloomsbury and Kings Cross where this is 4 weeks. The remainder of your rent will be split into instalments.

Can I swap my room once booked?

Between the dates of 1st November to 30th June, there is a cooling off period of seven (7) days after the Initial Payment has been made and a Booking Confirmation has been received. Between the dates of 1st July to 31st October, there is a cooling off period of forty eight (48) hours after the Initial Payment has been made and a Booking Confirmation has been received.

Can I book a viewing?

Yes. You can book a tour. Please make sure you receive a tour confirmation before turning up.

Can I move in later than my start date?

Yes. You can move in on the day your contract starts or any day after the start of your contract, we just ask that you select your arrival date on your online portal and let us know if anything changes.

Can I move in before my start date?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to move in earlier. But in exceptional circumstances, we may be able to sort something out, please contact us and we can always look into this for you.

Can I live near my friend?

That shouldn’t be a problem, but this will depend on availability.

Can I have a discount?

Their discounts may be available during limited periods of time only and will be advertised on the social media channels or newsletter.

If I book with a friend, do we get a discount?

They do not offer group discounts although they may have offers running.

My friend who booked after me got a discount but I didn’t. Can I still get a discount?

Discounts are available during limited periods of time, sorry that you missed out.

I am on a waiting list, how likely is it that I will get a room?

Joining the waiting list does not guarantee a room. If a student cancels and a room becomes available, we will then inform everyone that is on the waiting list. Bookings are made on a first come first served basis.

Can I share a room?

Most rooms are for single occupancy only. Although some of our larger studios are available to couples, as long as you are both full-time students you just need to contact the team to arrange this. Please note when booking a dual occupancy room you will be charged an additional £30 per week.

What happens if something in my room, e.g. a chair or light bulb breaks?

Please report any maintenance issues. Your problem will be logged and a member of our on-site maintenance team will help resolve the issue as soon as possible.

How is my room cleaned?

It is your responsibility to keep your room clean. Vacuum cleaners are provided for you to use, free of charge. We also offer a cleaning service at an additional charge. Please ask at Reception for more details.

Is there a gym/fitness club?

Yes, the gyms are totally free and are available to all residents. To use the gyms, students will need to complete a health and safety declaration and waiver.

Is there a curfew?

There is no curfew, but we do operate 'quiet hours' between 11:00pm and 7:00am. You can access the building 24 hours a day, although you will need to use your key card to enter the building.

Can I have guests stay overnight?

You can have overnight guests stay with you as long as it is cleared with Management in advance and your guests are registered with reception when they arrive. You may have a guest stay with you for up to 7 nights, unless otherwise agreed by the Residence Manager.

Is there car parking?

There is no car parking available at any sites, but we are very accessible and close to lots of public transport links.

If I go away for the university holidays do I need to move my possessions out of my room?

No, you only need to move out of the room at the end of your contract.

If I go away for the university holidays do I need to pay rent for that period?

Yes, you still have to pay rent for the duration of your contract even if you are away on holiday.

Can I smoke in my room or the building?

They have a zero-tolerance policy on smoking in the buildings and outdoor shared spaces. The site teams will be able to tell you where you can smoke around the building.

Is it noisy?

All windows are double glazed. We also operate quiet hours in the evening; however some of our properties are in busy places so you may hear some noise from time to time and please bear in mind other students can be a bit noisy sometimes too. They can help you if you are experiencing unreasonable noise during quiet hours.

Is it a safe area?

London is a major city, and we do advise students to follow general safety precautions. That aside, their team is around 24/7 (So we don’t mislead for kings cross) buildings are equipped with 24-hour security and reception, and they have CCTV and key fob entry which allows students into the building at night, their corridor and then their room.

Can I store my belongings?

There is under-bed storage, wardrobes, and drawers in all of the Scape rooms. They do not currently offer any other storage.

Can I have proof of address?

Yes. Once you have a confirmed booking, you can view your invoices, receipts and contract. These should all serve as proof of address. If you need additional proof, the Reception team can also provide a signed letter confirming your address.

Do you have an A/C?

There is no air conditioning in the rooms but there is air con in all gyms and communal spaces. Some rooms come with window vents and individual temperature controls - please ask your building managers for more info on your specific room.

Can I let my friend live in my room when I’m away?

No. You are responsible for your guests and must accompany them at all times.

Can I bring my bicycle?

Yes, they offer bicycle storage at each of our locations.

Do I need to bring any documentation for check-in?

Yes, when you arrive and check-in you will be asked to provide a photo ID. This can be a driving license, passport or any form of photo ID that shows your full name and date of birth.

What are check-in times?

To check in smoothly, you should have already made payment before you arrive, get in touch with the team to complete this before you are due to move in. Check-in times are generally Monday-Sunday 2 pm-8pm. If they haven't received payment, you will not be able to move in.

I haven’t seen the building; will I be given a tour when I check in?

When you check in you will be told where in the building you can find the facilities, disposal rooms, and other areas. They have virtual tours available at each site. They also have 360-degree views of our rooms, please visit our location pages to see these.

How do I check out?

In the week before your contract end date, you will be asked to organize a room inspection for any damages. Once this is done, you just need to return your keys (room, post box and safe box) to reception and they can check you out, you must speak to us and complete a departure form.

I am leaving early, who should I tell?

They know that some students may not stay for the whole duration of their contract, but they do need to know that you’ve left so we can say goodbye, complete your inspection and return your deposit without delay. Please let them know if you intend to leave early and complete a departure form at reception before you leave. Please tell them in advance before you leave in time for us to inspect your room.

What do I have to do if I want to cancel my contract?

Between the dates of 1st November to 30th June, there is a cooling off period of seven (7) days after the Initial Payment has been made and a Booking Confirmation has been received. Between the dates of 1st July to 31st October, there is a cooling off period of forty eight (48) hours after the Initial Payment has been made and a Booking Confirmation has been received. After this deadline, you may cancel your booking up to and including 1st August 2024. Past this, you are responsible for finding a suitable replacement (a student not already living at the property, who is attending a full-time course). Until a suitable replacement is found you are liable for the rent owed, and once you’ve found a replacement you will have to make a £350 payment relating to the room cleaning and transfer of the lease.

Can I have someone sublet my room?

Sorry, you cannot sublet your room. You may cancel your Residence Agreement, as long as you find a suitable student replacement (as defined in the Residence Agreement). Please be aware that you will be liable for any outstanding payments and all reasonable administrative charges incurred in connection with this.

If I don’t make the grade/get a visa/don’t go to uni/etc., do I get a refund?

If you are within the cooling-off period, you can cancel. Outside of this period, you may be eligible to apply for a refund under one of our flexible policies. If you are not eligible then please refer to the canceling policies.

When do I get my deposit back?

This will be returned at the end of your tenancy. Once you have departed the property, your damage deposit will be processed with the DPS who will email you separately about the return of your deposit. We aim to process all deposits within 28 working days.

What’s the nearest tube/rail station?

It is less than a 10-minute walk from Guildford Train Station.

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Student Accomodations in Guildford

Guildford Student Accommodation

Finding suitable student accommodation in Guildford can be time-consuming. However, thousands of students fly to the beautiful town of Guilford, which offers spectacular educational facilities through its top-notch universities and institutes. Student accommodation Guildford is situated in close proximity to the University of Surrey, Kingston Business School, etc. However, during the peak periods of high student intakes, it becomes increasingly difficult to land a university student accommodation in Guildford. Amber offers a variety of affordable, comfortable student accommodation options at fair prices and simplifies the process of finding the perfect student accommodation in Guildford.

The student's comfort is the primary design goal for all Guildford student accommodations. Everyone can find something to do in the city. Private halls of residence, public halls of residence, and student accommodation make up student accommodation in the city. Private student accommodation options in Guildford include studios, communal apartments, and comfortable yet cost-effective en suites that include all utilities. Students seeking private student accommodation in Guildford can easily find their home away from home. When compared to other cities in Britain, it is quite easier to find short-term student accommodation in Guildford. Few of the most amazing options for student accommodation in Guildford are Guilden Village, The Bridge, Scape Guildford and many more!

About Guildford

Guildford is a historic town located in the country of Surrey, England. Known for its charming cobblestone high streets, the city lies on the edge of the beautiful North Downs. The city centre of Guildford nestles the enchanting Guildford Castle, which is a mediaeval marvel surrounded by well-kept grounds. It offers breathtaking panoramic views in front of the square tower. This provides a perfect blend of the 17th Century and the present 21st Century and proves as an escapade for many. Home to institutions such as the University of Surrey, the city boasts a well-regarded research centre that attracts thousands of students from all over the world.

Along with this, the city also has a very capable and well-connected transport network. It is quite easy for students in Guildford to travel back and forth between their universities. Along with this, the city of Guildford also has a vibrant nightlife along with various cultural events happening around the year. It also houses numerous theatres, art galleries and music venues, which clearly indicates the city's love and regard for art. There are also some exceptional places to visit in Guildford, including Guildford Cathedral, Guildford Castle, Surrey Hills and much more. Guildford also has renowned shopping options with a lively atmosphere. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, it's a heaven in disguise for nature lovers. With an affordable cost of living, the city also provides a comfortable living experience for the students by providing comfortable and chic student properties in Guildford.

Best Student Accommodation in Guildford

Guildford student accommodation is known for the outstanding facilities & amenities it provides to its students. However, it is important to look for student housing in Guildford before it gets booked. With a huge demand for student accommodation in Guildford, students should always shortlist the options based on their tastes & preferences. However, all the options available are loaded with facilities and chic infrastructure that makes the stay comfortable. Another good thing about student accommodation Guildford is its proximity to many universities hence, travelling wouldn't be an issue for students. If you are looking for student housing in Guildford, then check out the below-mentioned options:

1. Guilden Village

2. Scape Guildford

3. The Bridge

4. iQ The Pad

5. Hox Park

6. iQ The Podium

7. Straits Garden

8. Room in a 6 Bedroom Apartment, Victoria Ave, Hounslow TW3 3ST

9. Parish Hall

Cost of Living in Guildford

The city offers excellent student accommodation Guildford options, although the cost of living in the area can be high. With proper planning and budgeting, students can effectively manage their expenses and avoid exceeding their budget. It is recommended to allocate around £1,000 to £1,200 per month for accommodation and other personal expenses that would happen throughout the month.

1. Food: £100-£150/week

2. Gas and Electricity: £50-£70/week

3. Internet & Mobile Phone: £30-£50/week

4. Dinner at a Restaurant: £50-£150/week

5. Laundry: £25-£40/week

6. Stationery and Textbooks: £20-£30/week

7. Clothing: £50-£75/month

8. Travel (buses, trams, and trains): £90-£150/month

9. Movie Ticket: £7-£10/ticket

Student Travel Guildford

Guildford benefits from a well-established bus and rail network that systematically connects the city. Offering a convenient way to use public transportation, the city's public transit helps locals and visitors navigate the area. The city's public transportation system connects the town and especially helps students get to their universities from their student accommodations in Guildford.

1. Rail: Guildford railway station is a major hub that provides regular train service to London. This is an easy and convenient option for commuters travelling to and from London. The fare is based on the distance travelled by the passenger. You can also opt for daily, weekly or monthly passes to save your pocket money.

2. Bus: Guildford has an extensive bus network connecting the town's various main stops. The service providers include Arriva, Stagecoach and others. The buses serve different routes and connect Guildford to the nearby towns and countryside. The fare usually ranges from £2-£3 for a short one-time journey. If you are planning on travelling by bus more often, you can get a daily, weekly or monthly pass, which is more affordable.

3. Cycling: Cycling comes as a very pocket-friendly and eco-friendly way to transit across the city of Guildford. With designated cycling paths, the city's infrastructure supports the riders to stroll their way through the city quite comfortably. Owning a bike is actually the most cost-effective way to travel in Guildford.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Guildford

The city of Guildford offers numerous opportunities for students to hang out and make memories with friends and loved ones. Several hotspots in the city are close to the student housing in Guildford. The Guildford High Street Boasts an impressive array of upscale shops with renowned brands. The side streets also offer a charming experience that branches off from the main thoroughfares. You can explore a lot of unique and independent businesses to shop from. When it comes to dining and eating out, Guildford doesn't disappoint, as the town offers a wide variety of culinary delights.

Along with an array of ethnic British menus, the cuisine also includes diverse cooking from across the globe. The University of Surrey attracts a huge student population, which makes the city even more interesting. Most of the student accommodations are based near the university to make it convenient for the students. The town is well known for offering various cultural opportunities for the students to explore. Guildford houses various beautiful parks and green spaces that provide students with an opportunity for outdoor activities. It also helps them to unwind after their hectic university schedule every day. Several parks, such as Stoke Park, offer peaceful environments for relaxation. Apart from this, the city also boasts a very happening nightlife scene. There are numerous bars and clubs where the students can unleash their party animal.

Guildford Tourist Attractions

Guildford offers a great environment for students to study; at the same time, it attracts a lot of tourists every year. If you are looking for some of the best places to visit during the weekend, then here are a few options for you to visit from Guildford student accommodation.

1. Guildford Castle

2. G Live

3. Albury Organic Vineyard

4. Watts Chapel

5. Loseley Park

6. Dapdune Wharf

7. JStoke Park

Top Universities in Guildford

Guildford is known as the education hub for the most renowned universities it has. If you are planning to study in Guildford, then have a look at some of the best universities.

1. University of Surrey

2. University for the Creative Arts

3. Royal Holloway

4. Kingston University

5. St Mary's University

6. Kingston Business School

7. Richmond University

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