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St Giles Studios, Durham
Club Studio - Bedroom
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St Giles Studios, Durham

Gilesgate, Durham, DH1 1JA, United Kingdom
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laundry facility
study area
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About the Property

St Giles Studios is a student accommodation in Durham that seamlessly combines convenience and comfort. Situated in a prime location, this property offers easy access to the Durham University campuses and is within walking distance to the New College Campus. St Giles Studios stands out as one of the best and preferred student accommodations in Durham, offering a range of furnished studio flats for residents.

Features

Discover a variety of studio types, from club to standard and premium plus, each offering spacious and tidy rooms. All rooms are brand new and furnished with cozy beds, study desks, chairs, and closets. The kitchens are equipped with all the essentials and ample storage space. Enjoy fantastic amenities and facilities, including all-inclusive rent, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property, and basic contents insurance. With service teams available 24/7, this property ensures your safety and comfort. Additionally, there's a storage facility for your luggage and an on-site gym for fitness enthusiasts.

Location and What's Hot?

Within just a 15-minute walk, residents can explore the shops, bars, restaurants, and culture of Durham city center, adding to the vibrant student experience.There are ample options for exploring different cuisines and planning a day out with friends. You can grab takeout at Lebaneat Express, sample Vietnamese fare at Vina Pho, and get drinks with friends at The Queen’s Head - all just a stone’s throw away from your doorstep.There’s a Sainsbury’s right across the road where you can stock up on essentials. The National Trust - Crook Hall Gardens, Elvet Bridge and Durham Castle are wonderful places to visit for a cultural experience.


Commute

Benefit from the convenient location of St Giles Studios, located just a 5-minute walk from Durham train station and Durham Bus Station. The Sunderland bus stop is right across the street from the studio flats. Excellent public transport links and university-provided buses make St Giles Studios the ideal location for student residents.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Wifi
Electricity
Water
Heater
Content Insurance

Common Amenities

Communal Lounge
Parking (Additional Charge)
Study Room
Courtyard
Private Dining Room
Up To 50Mbps* Internet

Cancellation Policies (4)

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    This property offers cooling-off period.
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    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
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    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
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Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
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  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for dual occupancy?

Dual occupancy is available on most rooms over 23sqm. Both occupants would need to apply and mention in their application that they are applying for dual occupancy so that the price can be amended. The price would be the total rent plus an additional £50 and then divided by two for each occupant’s weekly cost unless otherwise stated.

Can I book if I'm under 18?

If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, they can accept your booking with no restrictions other than an adult over the age of 18 must be a co-signatory on your tenancy agreement and must accept the terms of it. They can accept under 18s in some of their properties subject to the Policy for Students under the Age of 18.

How do you allocate rooms?

When applying for a room you will be asked a series of questions to determine the type of room/flat that you require, along with any special requests you may have. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed except where you have disability as defined and covered under the Equality Act 2010. They will attempt to meet your allocation needs as far as practicably possible, should you have a defined disability. If you have a disability, medical condition or special request that affects your accommodation requirement please inform them in the additional notes section when completing your application, either online or by paper form. You are encouraged to disclose any special requests for your stay such as your preferences regarding culture, religion, sex, gender, etc. to enable them to make an informed decision about your room allocation. Where appropriate, an applicant may be prioritised through the allocation categories as a result of disclosing a disability to them.

Can I live at the management property?

You must be a full-time student to live with them. You can book with them whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of their cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

Does my rental price include room cleaning?

Room cleaning services are available at some properties for an additional charge, unless stated as being included with the rent.

Are pets allowed?

No pets of any kind are permitted at the property management except registered assistance dogs.

What can I bring?

You can bring most of your belongings but some electricals aren't suitable for the properties. Non UK compliant electricals such as rice cookers are not suitable for use with UK power outlets and this can cause fire risks.

Can I choose who I live with?

If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you follow their ‘create application’ link , list the friends that you would like to live with and they will then contact them and make the arrangements for you!

Can I choose my room?

If you follow the ‘book now’ process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within the ‘create application’ route which they will do their best to accommodate, however all requests and subject to availability and conditions.

Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?

You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing in. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy you will also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move which you will need to sign or accept online. Should your new room be more expensive, then you and your guarantor shall be liable for the higher rent from the date you are given access to it.

Do you provide Summer Accommodation?

Yes, their summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact.

Do I have to move out during the holidays?

Your room is yours for the full contract period and you don’t need to move out during academic breaks.

Can I move in before my contract?

If you wish to arrive earlier than your contract start date, you need to email or call. If early arrival is possible your contract will be adjusted and you will need to accept it then pay the additional charges prior to arrival. Please note, not all requests can be accommodated.

Does my rental price include insurance?

Contents insurance is included at some management properties, which will be shown on the property page and details of the insurance can be obtained from the property manager when you check in. If you wish to confirm whether the property offers contents insurance, please contact the property team directly. Please note they advise taking out contents insurance if it is not included at your property and management is not liable for the loss or damage of your personal belongings and room contents.

Do I need to pay council tax?

If you are a qualifying full time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide them with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to arrange. If you do not have this when you move in because you have not yet enrolled on your course, please ensure that you bring with you the name of your university and your university student ID number.

Does my rental price include car parking?

On-site car parking is available at some properties, but is not included within the rental price unless explicitly stated and confirmed in writing. Payments for car parking permits are separate to your tenancy agreement. Please speak to the property team if you wish to purchase a car parking space. Car parking spaces are very limited and are strictly on a first-come first-served basis.

How do I pay my rent?

Your rent can be paid in a number of ways:
* Online via by logging into your student account * At the property reception desk * By telephone to the property team * By bank transfer (please ensure you use your name and student ID as the payment reference). International bank transfers may incur a charge from your own bank, so please make sure you account for this amount.
They always recommend making your rent payments through your account page in their web portal. You may also make payment by bank transfer. Please contact your property team directly or request bank details here. Please note, you will never be asked to make a payment to any other bank account for any reason. They do not accept cash payments for any reason.

Can I pay in installments?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

When do I pay my rent?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

What's included in my rent?

All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited Wi-fi* is also included. Your TV licence is not included in your rent as this is not classed as a utility and is your responsibility to purchase. All of their properties offer a Wi-fi connection at the stated level** included within the rent and there is no additional charge for use of the on-site internet. Some providers may offer more services and packages at an additional charge which you are under no obligation to use. If you choose to add additional features to your internet package, that relationship is with you and the service provider directly and does not fall under the terms of your tenancy. For information on the speed of your internet connection, please ask your Property Team for more information. *a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your property page and your tenancy agreement for more information. ** the internet speed is the maximum stated speed available into the property.

Can I move-in before I pay my rent?

All rent that is due must have been paid when you check in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.

What if I don't have a UK guarantor?

If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, they recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices and how to apply on their website.

Who can be a guarantor?

To be a guarantor you must:
* Be resident in the UK (or Ireland if Aspen) for a minimum of 1 year * Be over 21 years of age * Be a homeowner or in full time employment * Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving licence or ID badge * Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 3 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.

Can I pay my rent from overseas?

You can pay your rent either online by logging in to your student account, by bank transfer or by credit or debit card over the phone.

Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor or an Irish Guarantor for Aspen.

What can I do if my student loan hasn't arrived yet?

You can defer your rent instalments to be in line with your student loan payments if you wish. All requests for deferred payments must be made by 1st August in each academic year to the property team. You will be required to provide evidence of your student loan schedule to the property team in order for the payment plan to be set up. You will be required to pay two weeks rent 14 days prior to your contract start date, which will be deducted from the balance of your first instalment on the agreed date. A one off admin fee of £50 will be charge and payable with the initial 2 week rent payment and this £50 admin fee will not be deducted from the balance of rent due. Please note deferring your rent must be pre-arranged and agreed with the property manager prior to your move in date. If no arrangement has been made, rent is due as per your tenancy agreement.

Do I need a guarantor if I'm a sponsored student?

They may be able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases, however this depends on the terms of your sponsorship and whether your sponsor is willing to guarantee rent payments. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.

Can I pay my rent weekly?

Weekly rent payments are not available, however management offers a number of instalment options for students to pay their rent.

When does the discount come off my rent?

All discounts offered will be deducted off your final instalment of rent.

How do I book a viewing?

You can book a viewing using the online viewing tool or by contacting.

How do I cancel or re-arrange the viewing?

Please use the link on the viewing confirmation email or contact.

How long does a viewing take?

A viewing usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes, however you can spend as long as you wish viewing the property.

What will I be shown on my viewing?

The property team will guide you around the building and show you the social areas, outdoor spaces and on-site facilities as well as the rooms you would like to see (dependent upon availability). Please be aware that some rooms and apartments that you view may be occupied by the current residents.

I'm in a different country how do I view a property?

They offer a Online viewings for those who cannot view in person. Just click 'Arrange a Viewing' and from there you can choose the Online option and organise a time and date that suits you. A member of the team will skype call you at your arranged time.

What do I need to bring with me?

When you come to pick up your keys you need to bring some photographic ID. To find out what else you may need to bring check out.

Is there car parking facilities for when i move in?

Some properties have car parking facilities available for a small charge, please speak to your property team directly if you would like to reserve car parking.

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Durham Student Accommodation

Although it can be time-consuming, locating suitable Durham student accommodation is not difficult at all. Private residence halls, public halls of living, and private housing comprise Durham student accommodation. Private student accommodation in Durham or the accommodation near Durham University includes studios, communal apartments, and comfortable, opulent yet cost-effective en suites that include all utilities. The weekly rent for Durham student housing ranges from 60 - 336 GBP. Students seeking short-term rentals also have alternatives for student housing in Durham. Compared to other British cities, Durham makes it simpler to reserve short-term accommodation. Amber offers a variety of affordable, comfortable student housing options at fair prices. Numerous prominent universities may be close to Central Durham student hostels, including Houghall Court, Manor Bank, Byron Central, and The Glassworks.

There are various Durham student accommodation options to rent, from expensive dorms to modest apartments. Student housing in Durham is designed with the resident's comfort in mind. Living in Durham is going to be one of the most life-changing experiences ever with the city providing you options to explore yourself and enjoy the student life with your new-found family in the campus and the Durham student accommodation.

About Durham

Only three train hours separate Edinburgh and London for Durham, a magnificent county in North East England. Additionally, guests worldwide can expect a warm welcome with the Port of Tyne close by and the international airports of Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley. Discover beautiful sceneries and attractions, world-class exhibitions, festivals, and events. The city includes many famous museums, restaurants and clubs which the students can explore. Although you may not anticipate a specific course to be your major, Durham comprises seventeen academic institutions. This is where you will likely reside for the first year of college and possibly longer. The majority of Durham student accommodations are located in the town centre. For college students, this is advantageous because it implies simple access to most of the town's amenities and the institution. Staying in the town centre after signing up for accommodation for your second and third years is strongly advised. Everything is on your doorstopper but not too busy or noisy. Walking to school will allow you to save a lot of money. The typical rent for Durham student housing will range from 60 to 336 pounds a week, clearly depending on the location and quality of the property. Some notable universities in Durham, apart from Durham University, are New College Durham and the University of Sunderland, among many other renowned institutions. Visit amber’s official website for more information on private student accommodation in Durham.

Best student accommodation in Durham

Choosing a cost-effective student accommodation becomes a necessity when pursuing your studies. Your academic success is directly linked to having a quiet, comfortable atmosphere where you can concentrate. Sharing your residence with others is an excellent way to create lasting friendships. It also gives you a sense of community and purpose. Keep location, cost, facilities, and accessibility in mind while considering accommodation possibilities. Decent housing provides an overall sense of security and support, especially for students who have started living in a new city. Amber provides purpose-built flats, studios, and affordable apartments. If you plan on staying in Durham, choosing neighbourhoods near your university will lessen your commute time, which is possible with Amber's sorting features. Do look into some of the affordable Durham student accommodations we provide:

  1. Houghall Court
  2. Manor Bank
  3. Byron Central
  4. The Glassworks
  5. Quay Point Studios
  6. The Foundry
  7. Newgate Court
  8. Step House
  9. The View
  10. St Mary's Hall

Cost of Living in Durham

Here is a list of the approximate living costs for students. Budgeting is the key to maximising your student experience in Durham. The possible expenses are listed below to help you in finding the right financial balance. Choosing Durham student accommodation offered by amber is one way to reduce your cost of living in the UK:

  1. Food: £30 - £40 / week
  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 Durham

Students can easily get to and around Durham because of the city's excellent travel accessibility. The city boasts an intricate and expansive network of public transportation, including trains, tubes, buses, pedestrian walking and cycling. Most of the bus stops and train stations are in close proximity to the Durham private student accommodation. Below are the modes of transportation for students in Durham:

  1. Bus: The extensive bus system in Durham is run by several providers, including Arriva and Go North East. Adult single-trip bus prices normally vary from £1.50 to £3.50. Students can also benefit from weekly and monthly bus passes, such as the Durham Student Bus Pass, which starts at about £10 per week and provides unlimited travel within designated zones.
  2. Train: With great rail connections to significant cities throughout the UK, Durham is well-served by its railway station. Around £7 can be spent on a typical off-peak roundtrip trip to Newcastle. Buying railcards like the 16-25 Railcard or the Student Railcard, which offer significant fare discounts, is another option for students.
  3. Cycling: A dedicated network of bike lanes and pathways makes Durham a biker-friendly city. Depending on the operator, the cost to hire a bike might be between £10 and £15 per day or between £35 and £50 per week.
  4. Walking: Walking is a fun and practical way to get around Durham because of its compact size and pedestrian-friendly streets. Students can explore Durham's charm on foot by navigating the city's charming cobblestone streets.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Durham

In Durham, a quaint and historic city in northeast England, students can enjoy an unparalleled lifestyle combining academic brilliance and a thriving social scene. Durham caters to students' diverse interests due to its beautiful landscapes, prestigious universities, and wealth of recreational opportunities. The city has many eateries, from cosy local eateries serving traditional British food to international cuisines that can fulfil any craving. Students can indulge in retail therapy and discover one-of-a-kind treasures in Durham's shopping scene, which features everything from lively markets to trendy boutiques right across the Durham student accommodation.

Durham hosts various festivals, concerts, and cultural events all year, creating an exciting schedule. The festivals become more accessible if you choose private student accommodation in Durham offered by amber. Students can enjoy film screenings at the popular Durham Student Cinema or attend live performances at venues like the Gala Theatre. For those seeking a night out, the city offers a variety of clubs and bars. Students can unwind in the serene surroundings of Wharton Park or take strolls along the River Wear while admiring the breathtaking views of Durham's famous castle and cathedral. In Durham, many green spaces provide students with the perfect escape from their studies. The city houses the magnificent Durham University Botanic Garden, which is at a walkable distance from the accommodation near Durham University, where one can explore beautiful flora and fauna. The nearby Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provide ample opportunities for hiking, cycling, and outdoor adventures. Check out this blog to learn 20 amazing things to do in Durham.

Durham Tourist Attractions

Durham is rich in heritage and architecture, and you can explore it all from the Durham student accommodation. There’s much to see and do for students in Kentish Town, be it nerding out on Georgian and Victorian-style museums or losing yourself in the food and craft beverages offered by the town. Sightseeing is another fascinating option if you love huge palaces, skyscrapers and skylines. Some of the tourist attractions are mentioned below:

  1. Buckingham Palace
  2. Hyde Park
  3. Tower Bridge
  4. Piccadilly Circus
  5. O2 Arena

Universities in Durham

The leading universities in England can be found in Durham. They have several distinct programmes which attract students from various countries. Given below are some of the famous universities in Durham:

  1. University of Durham
  2. New College Durham
  3. University of Sunderland
  4. Newcastle College
  5. INTO Newcastle University
  6. Middlesbrough College
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