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The Kingfisher, Exeter
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The Kingfisher, Exeter

Western Wy., Exeter, EX1 2FJ, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Located at Western Way, Exeter EX1 2FJ, The Kingfisher Exeter is a highly sought-after student accommodation in Exeter offering a range of living options, including Gold Studio, DDA Platinum, Platinum Studio, Bronze Studio, and Silver Studio. Ideally positioned for academic convenience, the property is just a stone's throw away from esteemed educational institutions such as Exeter College and the University of Exeter, ensuring a quick commute for students.

Exeter, a city known for its rich historical roots and vibrant student community, provides an excellent backdrop for The Kingfisher Exeter accommodation. Home to a significant student population, the city boasts high educational standards, reflected in the prestigious University of Exeter's rankings. Cultural landmarks like Exeter Cathedral and the historic Quayside are in proximity, offering students a blend of education and exploration. The Kingfisher, Exeter, brought to you by Downing Student, not only promises comfort with its fully furnished rooms but also enriches student life with amenities such as a games area, social spaces, and laundry facilities, making it one of the top picks for student accommodation in Exeter Uk.

Features

Finding the perfect student accommodation in Exeter UK, can be a thrilling ride, especially when you discover the comfort and convenience that The Kingfisher Exeter offers. Just a stone's throw from Exeter College and the esteemed University of Exeter, this property has a lot more than just a great location.

At the Kingfisher student accommodation Exeter, every room type, including the Gold Studio, Silver Studio, and Bronze Studio, to the spacious DDA Platinum and Platinum Studio, is fully furnished. The well-thought-out design ensures that students have a comfortable and ergonomic workspace, a cozy area to rest, and ample storage for all their belongings.

Engagement and relaxation are at the heart of this property, with a vibrant common social area where residents can mingle and unwind. A lively games area with a selection of entertainment options and a communal television make it easy to socialise and enjoy downtime. Additionally, practicality is given due attention, with services like an on-site laundry facility, so students can seamlessly manage their chores around studies and leisure.

Security and peace of mind come standard as The Kingfisher Exeter includes insurance and storage solutions, ensuring that personal items are kept safe. Managed by the experienced Downing Student group, residents here are guaranteed top-notch service and an environment conducive to both academic success and a rich social life. With these amenities and more, it's clear why so many students are choosing The Kingfisher Exeter as their home away from home.

Location and What's Hot?

Right next to bustling city life, The Kingfisher Exeter is a prime student accommodation in Exeter, perfectly positioning you amidst an array of local amenities. Just outside your door, you're greeted by the delightful aromas wafting from The Old Firehouse, a favourite haunt for its mouth-watering pizzas. When it comes to your morning caffeine fix or a quiet spot to read, Boston Tea Party and Devon Coffee are popular cafes in the vicinity.

Looking after your health and wellness is easy, with medical facilities like the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital just a hop away. Students frequent Waitrose & Partners and Tesco Express for fresh produce and daily necessities. When it's time to relax and embrace the great outdoors, Northernhay Gardens and Belle Isle Park offer lush green spaces to unwind or catch up on some studies amidst nature.

For culture enthusiasts, Exeter Cathedral is a historical gem, while Exeter's Underground Passages offer an adventure into the city's subterranean past. Your weekends will never be dull with The Quayside just a stone's throw away, where the vibrant mix of boutiques, bars, and eateries are pulsing with the city's youthful energy.

Academic pursuits are well catered for, with Exeter College and the prestigious University of Exeter in close proximity. This makes The Kingfisher student accommodation Exeter a sought-after spot for students. Whether you're studying in the library or heading to lectures, you won't have to travel far from home.

By providing a comforting abode paired with the convenience of location, The Kingfisher Exeter stands out as an exceptional choice for students who seek a balanced lifestyle.

Commute

Exploring Exeter from The Kingfisher student accommodation Exeter is a breeze, thanks to the myriad of public transport options right at your doorstep. The city's efficient transport network ensures you can effortlessly reach key destinations, whether for studies or leisure. With several bus stops conveniently located, hopping on a bus for a short ride to Exeter College or the University of Exeter is a stress-free experience. Additionally, the nearby Exeter Central Railway Station opens up seamless travel possibilities across the city and beyond. For those preferring a green mode of travel, cycling lanes and pedestrian paths make this accommodation a prime spot for eco-friendly commutes. Rely on the ideal placement of The Kingfisher Exeter for all your travel needs, ensuring you're always well-connected while enjoying your accommodation in Exeter.

What will you get

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Games area
Smart TV
Social Lounge
Study zone
On-site Laundry
Cycle storage

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    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate or Registration Certificate?

This is usually given to you when you enrol at University, or you can apply to your Students Services/Registrations office.

Do I need insurance?

Contents insurance is free and is provided by Endsleigh Insurance. You can take a look at the policy terms and conditions and find out what’s covered here. Any enquiries about contents insurance must be directed to Endsleigh.

Do I need a TV Licence?

Yes, you will need a TV Licence. Anyone in the UK watching or recording television as it’s being broadcast or simulcast on any device – including mobiles, laptops and PCs – must, by law, be covered by a valid TV licence. Buying a TV Licence is your own responsibility and is not included in your rent.

Is there Car Parking?

Unfortunately there is no car parking available on site.

Is there a Cycle Store?

Yes, all our accommodation has ample storage for bicycles.

Do I need to be a student?

Only full time students can live. You may be asked to provide proof of your student status and it is very important that you notify us immediately if this changes.

What if I fail my end of year exams/A Levels and the University does not offer me a place for September?

If you provide written evidence from the University, within SEVEN days of your results being published and no later than 1st September (which ever date is the sooner), that you do not have a place they will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

What if I cannot get a Visa to study in the UK?

Provided, you have NOT collected the keys, and that you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused they will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit. If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you provide us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until they can find a student to rent your room.

How will I pay my rent?

Rental is paid termly, in advance, by debit or credit card. Tenancy agreements cannot be completed by the Landlord until your payment card details have been provided. This information is needed to complete your online booking and can be given by yourself or by your guarantor. Students who can’t provide a Guarantor who permanently resides in the UK, are required to pay their rent in advance in August, October, December and February.  Please see the tariff for more details. If you’re awaiting a student loan and can’t meet payments as scheduled you should contact us at least 48 hours (Monday to Friday) before the payment is due. You will be liable for all bank and administration charges incurred by the Landlord for failed payments and will be expected to reimburse the Landlord for these charges upon demand.

What date are rental payments due?

Once you have signed up for a room log on to the Accommodation Hub to check your tenancy agreement for the due dates.

Do I need a Guarantor?

Yes, a Parent or legal Guardian resident in the UK must stand as Guarantor. The Guarantor is legally bound to pay any debts accrued during the tenancy if the tenant refuses to pay. Overseas Students who cannot provide a Guarantor please refer to the options provided on the payment tariff.

How long will the tenancy be for?

All accommodation is let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and the length of the tenancy will be set out in the Tenancy Agreement.

Can I live in a female only apartment?

The Kingfisher is studios only therefore your accommodation is for single occupancy.

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

When can I move in?

You can move in on or after the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ as specified in your tenancy agreement. they will write to you near to the time with more information about collecting your keys and our Reception opening hours.

What items do I need to bring for my room?

All our shared apartments and Studios will be furnished but bedding and personal linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels etc.) is not provided. ‘Double’ size bedding is suitable for beds in all rooms. Standard en-suite beds (in shared apartments) measure approx. 120 x 200cm, while Premium, Deluxe and Studio beds measure approx. 140 x 200cm. (Please note that a small number of Studios have beds that measure 120 x 200cm) In a shared apartment there is a TV in the lounge area, while all studios have a Smart TV. All kitchens include microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. Irons, ironing boards and vacuum cleaners are available. Kitchen utensils (crockery, cutlery, pans, etc.) arenotprovided. You will not be allowed to bring your own fridges, tumble dryers, portable heaters or other large electrical appliances. Chip pans and deep fat fryers are forbidden, as is the use of candles.

How do I order a bedding or kitchen pack?

You can order kitchen and bedding packs online to be delivered direct to your accommodation. The range of packs include bedding, linen, towels, cooking equipment, crockery, cleaning and stationery. You will need to allow time for delivery so place your order as soon as possible!

When do I have to move out?

You have to vacate your accommodation by 11am on the ‘Tenancy End Date’ as specified in your agreement. Anything left in your room after this time will be removed and disposed of.

What if I want to terminate my agreement and move out?

If you wish to terminate your tenancy, they must be notified in writing and you must complete our Re Let Form. You will remain responsible for the rent until a new tenant is found or until the end of the tenancy (whichever is sooner). they will aim to find a new tenant who is both acceptable to us and who is prepared to meet the financial and legal requirements of the tenancy agreement at the current prevailing rent. they can’t always guarantee finding another tenant, as obviously this becomes more difficult as the academic year progresses, however, you are able to suggest a replacement to us. Please note that you will also need to cover all administration charges incurred in reassigning the tenancy.

How do I get my refund?

All authorised refunds are returned to source i.e. the bank or card the payment originate from, and where source can be established. It is recommended that the account/card from which payments are made remains in operation for the duration of the tenancy and a short time thereafter to facility a timely refund. All refunds will be calculated in UK Sterling. The Railyard will not refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank /agent, or other charges incurred. No refunds will be made in cash.

Can I have visitors?

Unless otherwise stated, bedrooms are for single occupation only. Occasional overnight visitors will be allowed, at the discretion of the management, provided that no disturbance or inconvenience is caused to other occupants. You will be held fully responsible for the actions and behaviour of your visitors.

How fast will my internet be?

Internet (and WIFI) is included in your rent. In the unlikely event it's not fast enough you can upgrade.

Please see the information below:

• Wired Base Speed shall be up to 950Mbps with a typical average of 600Mbps and standard deviation of 110Mbps during peak hours of 20:00-22:00. • Wireless speed are a minimum speed of 100Mbps (subject to device performance).

My Partner and I are both Students; can we share a room or Studio?

At The Kingfisher there are a limited number of Studios available for double occupancy at an additional charge of 25% of the total rent.

Can I have parcels delivered to reception?

Property will be happy to accept parcels on your behalf. They won't accept anything they think may contain offensive, dangerous, illegal or illicit material, anything that's too big or heavy for them to store or food deliveries. To pick up your parcels you'll need to bring along some photo ID and sign for it. They'll do their best to look after parcels safely but, in the unlikely event of something going wrong, they won't be liable for any damage to, or loss from, any parcel that you've authorised them to accept on your behalf.

How can I get my deposit back?

You will need to make sure that property have evidence that you have been exempt from paying Council Tax during your stay with them. You can get a Council Tax exemption certificate from your university to prove this.

Once property have this, and they have inspected your room and found no damage they will release your deposit to the Deposit Protection Service or in Scotland the Lettings Protection Service. You can then claim your deposit back from this service (this is a legal requirement in the UK).

How do I return my keys?

You can return your keys to reception in person or you can post them through reception's post box in a key return envelope which you can collect from reception. Please make sure the keys are labelled with your name, room and flat number. If the keys are not returned you will be charged for a replacement key and fob.

You may return your keys before the end of the tenancy, this will not constitute the termination of the agreement and tenants will waive their right to return to the property, to access the accommodation or request keys at any time prior to the end of the tenancy.

Can I store belongings at the property if I am returning next year?

You will need to discuss this with the reception team as it will depend on when your current tenancy ends and the new one begins, and whether someone else will be staying in your room over the summer.

They normally advise students to contact a storage company in the area if they cannot keep their belongings in their room.

What do I need to bring?

• Bring your key collection pass and valid photo ID when you check in (you get your key collection pass by completing your online induction on our website)

• Your accommodation fees must be paid before arrival. If there’s any outstanding money on your account, you’ll have to pay this before you check-in.

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Student Accomodations in Exeter

Exeter Student Accommodation

Exeter, a city known for its education and culture, is home to the renowned University of Exeter and Exeter College! These educational centres attract students from all over the world; however, finding student accommodation in Exeter is a challenge for many. Though there are various Exeter student accommodation options scattered across the city, these properties tend to get filled quickly. For this reason, you should decide early which type of student accommodation you need – studios, ensuites, bedroom apartments, and more options, catering to students with fantastic amenities.

Exeter offers stunning landscapes of the beautiful city and the happening atmosphere, which students worldwide like. The top student accommodation in Exeter is located near varied hangout spots to keep the students from getting bored and feeling lonely. Amber offers various students luxurious and affordable student apartments in Exeter, which include well-known residences ranging from modest en-suites to student apartments. These Exeter student accommodation options provide the enrolled students with the necessary amenities. Among many student houses in Exeter, some of the popular ones are Northernhay House, Collegiate Point Exe, and Atlas House.

About Exeter

Exeter is one of England's largest cities, known for having a tranquil neighbourhood and scenic surroundings. The city is known to have left an impression of an enriching history. It has now transformed into a beautiful metropolitan area between the two river exe channels. The town's youthful population contributes to the lively atmosphere and abundance of activities. This makes Exeter a dream destination to study for students around the world. The city offers numerous opportunities to relax, eat good food, and shop at various stores. The city has a wholesome combination of beaches, historical infrastructure, entertainment, diverse cuisines, and travel. It shares its borders with various renowned towns such as Plymouth, Newport, and Pontypridd. Exeter is said to be influenced by historical and modern economic and warfare history; this combination is reflected in the city's culture even today. Additionally, the city embraces international students from all over the world, including travellers. Exeter welcomes more than 30,000 students, making it one of England's top preferred educational destinations. Additionally, Exeter's compact city centre is filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment venues, making it a convenient and enjoyable place to live and study.

Best Student Accommodations In Exeter

Owing to various educational centres, many students flock to the city to pursue their dreams and careers. Finding private student accommodation in Exeter can become a daunting task for many. Amber helps you find the best student housing in Exeter in three easy steps: picking, booking and paying. We make the tiresome and lengthy process of booking student accommodation as easy as pie. Amber offers purpose-built studios, flats, and other affordable and off campus student accommodation in Exeter. When planning to move to Exeter, students should look at the localities next to their university. Students can easily do this using the sorting feature. Although everyone's needs and wants differ, we have provided some of the best student accommodation in Exeter.

1. Northernhay House

2. Collegiate Point Exe

3. Exeter One

4. Trust House

5. The City Arcade

6. Walnut Gardens

7. Collegiate King Edward Studios

8. Central Living

9. Atlas House

10. Clifford House

Cost of Living in Exeter

Many students prioritise their comfort level when looking for student accommodation in Exeter. Since living in Exeter can be expensive, you need to make a budget. For this reason, you should undertake careful assessments to avoid spending extra Pounds. Of course, the cost of living can be decreased manifold if the students decide on choosing the right Exeter uni accommodation. For student accommodation in Exeter, it is recommended to have a budget of £900- £1000 per month, including all living and other personal expenses.

1. Books & Stationery - £300/Semester
2. Food - £35-£40/week
3. Phone & Internet - £27-£30/month
4. Leisure Activities - £35-£40/week
5. Travel - £150-£200/month
6. Electricity/ Heating - £228.95/month

Student Travel Exeter

Several public transportation options, such as taxis, vehicles, bikes, and buses, are available in and around the city. Every transportation system has a unique pricing structure, which changes depending on the day's traffic. We advise that you allocate between 75 and 90 monthly for transportation to avoid last-minute difficulty, making travelling from your private student accommodation in Exeter easy!

1. Railways: Exeter is connected to several major cities by a vast network of railroad tracks. Exeter St. Davids Railway Station is a well-known travel hub in the UK because one of Exeter's mainlines, the Cross Country Route, connects Exeter with other towns, including Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle and Derby, Leeds, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen.

2. Buses: Stagecoach South West, Dartline, and First Devon & Cornwall, three of the city's well-known bus service operators, manage Exeter's bus routes. You may see a bus on every corner of the town because more than 150 buses operate continuously on the roads and highways. Exeter PlusBus offers student bus passes, enabling you to travel throughout the city from your student accommodation in Exeter for much less money. For adults, a weekly pass costs between £11 and £15.

3. Butts Ferry: The Exeter Ship Canal, one of Britain's first ferry systems, is located near Exeter and dates back to 1566. The Dukes Marsh Port, close to Exeter City Center, is connected to every other port by the city's adequate water transportation system. The city also aims to add more significant dockyards to this system in the following months.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Exeter

Exeter is well-known among international students for having a great student life. The town is excellent for exploring and travelling for people of all ages because it has many exciting and vibrant places for the crowd. Visit the well-known Northernhay Gardens Park if you enjoy spending time among serene bodies of water. The Conservatoire is a restaurant that offers a classic menu style comprising various English meals and modern cooking techniques that act as a cheery on the top. You can also eat out at Jack in the Green Inn, one of the two restaurants in Exeter, to have a prestigious 'bib gourmand' rating from Michelin.

You might also enjoy visiting The Old Firehouse, The Ram, Red Panda, Turtle Bay and various other restaurants in Exeter, which offer some of the best cuisines with lip-smacking dishes. The city also offers a very happening nightlife for the students. Mainly, all the top hangout spots in the city are very close to the student accommodation in Exter listed on amber. Some of the top ones preferred by the students include The Victoria Inn, The Terrace, Timepiece, The Vaults, and many more! As a student, you can also participate in Exeter's shopping spree at The Guildhall Shopping Centre. You can also enjoy taking a boat ride on the Exeter Ship Canal. Experience Exeter's history at Exeter Cathedral, as it is one of the oldest cathedrals in the UK.

Exeter Tourist Attractions

Exeter isn't short on tourist attractions. You can travel from your student accommodation in Exeter. Students can explore the city's offerings when they wish to unwind and take a break from their academic life. Carrying their respective student ID cards issued by their university ensures that students can explore these sites at a lower price. Students can visit places like:

1. Exeter Cathedral

2. Exeter Quay

3. Northernhay Gardens

4. Royal Albert Memorial Museum

5. Exeter Guildhall

6. Topsham Museum

7. Exeter Quayside

8. Sandy Park

Universities In Exeter

There are many well-known and respectable universities near student accommodation in Exeter, providing various degrees and courses. Several universities are listed below:

1. University of Exeter

2. Exeter College

3. Exeter Tutorial College

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