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The Cavendish, Winchester
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The Cavendish, Winchester

Winnall Cl, Winchester, SO23 0LB, United Kingdom
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About the Property

The Cavendish is a fabulous student accommodation in Winchester that offers a range of stylish cluster en-suites and contemporary studios. The property is located within a 10-minute drive from the University of Winchester and a 17-minute drive from the University of Southampton.

Features

Each room has a comfortable bed with under bed storage, two bedside tables, a wardrobe, a study desk with drawer space and a chair, a private bathroom with shower, a dining table and chairs, a lounge/sofa area and modern appliances like a 4-ring hob with extractor, an electric oven and a full-size fridge freezer. Plan a lazy evening get-together in an exclusive landscaped courtyard and chill around with friends in the variety of communal spaces. You can also wash & dry your clothes whenever you want as they have on-site laundry facilities. Other common amenities include on-site management, secure bike storage, free high-speed Wi-Fi, on-site maintenance and free contents insurance.

Location and What's Hot?

The property is close to several shops, pubs and restaurants. Party with your pals at O'Neill'S Winchester and Incognito. Or you can dine at Turtle Bay Winchester and The Chesil Rectory. Plan to visit popular tourist attractions like Winchester City Museum, Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium and Winnall Moors Nature Reserve.

Commute

The property is located within walking distance from many transit stations. Bus stops such as Moorside Road and Winnall Close are within a 2-minute stroll. To travel far away, you can reach Winchester train station within a 9-minute drive.

What will you get

Bills Included

All-inclusive utility bills

Common Amenities

Brand new
Free contents insurance
On-site laundry facilities
Accessible entrance
On-site maintenance
On-site management

Cancellation Policies (5)

  • Cooling off period
    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)

  • Security deposit
    This property requires security 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

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. For any further queries you can contact Housing Hand directly.

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.

How do I apply for The Housing Hand Guarantor Service?

Simply select the option of using Housing Hand as your guarantor during the PMG booking process or visit their website to get a free quote and confirmation of eligibility in minutes. Once you complete Housing Hand application in full, they will send a confirmation to secure your room. If you need any further information, you can contact Housing Hand team for help.

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 their students prefer to bring their own, however you can order bedding and kitchen utensils from their friends Unikitout 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.

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.

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.

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 our 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 our 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.

Are PMG's a member of the Propertmark Client Money Protection Scheme?

PMG’s are a member of the Propertmark Client Money Protection Scheme. Please see the membership rules, obligations and disciplinary for more information.

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 our 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 theirFire Safetyat PMG page.

Can I stay over the summer?

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

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Winchester has a diverse population, with many international students from over 150 countries. The city has everything, from opulent to cost-effective student accommodation in Winchester. Although it can be difficult, finding decent student accommodation in Winchester is not complicated. Amber presents a wide selection of reasonably priced and comfortable Winchester student accommodation options. Amber also tries to make this time-consuming process of finding student housing in Winchester easy and hassle-free for you with 24/7 support. Winchester has many notable universities nearby, including the University of Winchester, Southampton Solent University and City College and world-famous universities like the University of Portsmouth and the University of Southampton.


Private student accommodation Winchester includes studios, communal apartments, and cosy, elegant, but budget-friendly ensuites with all utilities. Students looking for short-term rentals have accommodation options in Winchester. All the amenities provided with student accommodation in Winchester are all-inclusive in the rent. Cultural diversity in Winchester makes it easy for the students to adjust and mix up with people. Suitable student accommodations in Winchester, such as The Cavendish, Stanley Studios, Collegiate Cathedral Point, and Collegiate Riverside Way, allow the students to explore the place and have indoor leisure time without worrying about paying bills.

About Winchester

Winchester is one of England's most picturesque urban regions and one of the oldest urban centres in the world, with a nearly two-millennia-long history. It has a rich history of over 2,000 years and is known for its stunning architecture, charming streets, and cultural significance. Winchester holds a special place in the literary world as it was the final resting place of the famous novelist Jane Austen. She died in Winchester in July 1817 and is buried in Winchester Cathedral. The city has an important economic sector and great significance in the nation because it is the hub of England's commercial, transportation, and cultural trade. Winchester is well-connected since it borders some well-known neighbourhoods, including Winnall, Highfield, and Portswood.


Additionally, Winchester is considered to be inspired by both historical and contemporary economic and military history, giving the city a blend of the early 19th and 20th centuries. The city also welcomes a sizable influx of visitors who are international students. Winchester is one of the most well-liked locations for foreign education close to England's central city of London since Southampton accepts more than 5,000 students from abroad each year. Winchester offers a wide range of cutting-edge institutions nearby, including Highbury College and the University of Portsmouth, as well as many renowned institutions like the University of Reading and the University of West London, in science, engineering, the arts, fashion, and psychological science.

Best Student Accommodation in Winchester

If you have recently moved to Winchester, finding suitable student accommodation in Winchester can be a challenge. Amber does everything from finding a convenient location to handling the booking formalities smoothly. Although every student may have different needs and requirements, they have one need in common: student accommodations need to be close to their universities. To help you in your quest for a place to live, amber provides a variety of options for Winchester student accommodation. Following are the shared apartments, ensuites and student flats Winchester you can find:


1. Orion Point

2. Hampton Square

3. Yugo Crescent Place

4. Stanley Studios 

5. Yugo Austen House

6. The Walls

7. Collegiate Riverside Way

8. Vita Student Portswood House

9. Emily Davies

10. Vincent Place

Cost of Living in Winchester

Your cost of living in Winchester depends on many factors, such as the type of Winchester student accommodation options, location, and amenities offered. People typically spend about £200 per week, which is moderate by international standards. You'll start understanding costs and developing budgeting skills once you've lived in the city for a few weeks. Also, set a budget when looking for student accommodation Winchester. Usually, the monthly budgets for students range from £600 to £900. Let’s have a look at the estimated expenses while living in Winchester:


1. Food: £70 to £150 per month

2. Gas & electricity: £20 to £40 per month

3. Internet & mobile phone: £10 to £30 per month

4. Dinner at a restaurant: £10 to £50 per week

5. Laundry: £15 to £25 per month

6. Stationery & textbooks: £10 to £30 per month

7. Clothing: £50 to £75 per month

8. Travel (bus, tram, & train): £60 to £80 per month

Student Travel Winchester

The UK's transportation system is one of the best in the world. The city is cleverly linked to every effective transit system, making every university conveniently accessible and within walking distance. Students can discover many transportation options in Winchester, including the renowned Winchester train station, buses, and amiable taxis.


1. Bus: More than 50 buses travel up and down the City of Winchester continuously throughout the day. From the central bus station near the city centre, students can ride buses that connect to all of England's national highways. Every part of the city is home to hundreds of local bus stops intended to serve local and international travellers. Winchester has many bus stops, including Bus Station (Stand D) bus station, Jewry Street (Stop N) bus station, and Winchester Avenue bus stop, many close to Winchester student accommodation.

The daily average bus ticket in Winchester is about £1.55. A Winchester PlusBus bus pass is another option that significantly lowers local transportation costs.

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A person can also unwind with a drink while watching a football game at The Westgate Pub or dance to the latest disco sounds in the energetic clubs at Popworld Southampton Nightclub, conveniently located near the City Centre. Winchester has a vibrant cultural scene. You can visit museums, art galleries, and theatres to indulge in various cultural activities. The city also hosts festivals, live music events, and markets throughout the year. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are beautiful parks, gardens, and the scenic South Downs National Park nearby, providing opportunities for walks, hikes, and picnics. With so many alternatives available, your stay won't be anything but fantastic!

Winchester Tourist Attractions

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1. Winchester Cathedral

2. Winchester City Mill

3. Marwell Zoo

4. Blackwood Forest

5. St Catherine’s Hill

6. Winchester City Museum

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8. Abbey Gardens

9. Winchester Buttercross

10. Theatre Royal Winchester

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