The Railyard, Cambridge

Station Pl, Cambridge, CB1 2FP, United Kingdom
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1.1 mi from Cambridge
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About the Property

The Railyard Cambridge, one of our top student accommodations in Cambridge, has everything you need for university life according to your preferences; located at Station Pl, Cambridge, CB1 2FP, United Kingdom. With a variety of student-friendly en suite rooms, bedroom apartments, and studios to select from, The Railyard Cambridge is centrally positioned, with the University of Cambridge located just a few minute's drive away and Regent Cambridge being a short walk away. The other nearby universities are select english, St Giles Cambridge, Mander Portman Woodward, St. Andrew’s College, The Gurdon Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, BPP Cambridge. Cambridge is a historic city with a unique yet traditional English history. Cambridge is a picturesque city located in the east of England, famous for its prestigious university and stunning architecture. Cambridge Ruskin International College, Cambridge Seminars College, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Stafford House Cambridge, and many other universities are also near the accommodation. Cambridge has an unusual claim to fame: it is maybe the only city in the world that has retroactively named its river. The city is also home to a vibrant student community, with a range of cultural and social activities available both on and off campus. Students can explore the city's many museums and galleries, attend concerts and performances, or simply relax in one of the city's beautiful parks or gardens. The city's historic center is dotted with quaint shops, cozy cafes, and traditional pubs, creating a charming and welcoming atmosphere. With its rich history, academic excellence, and welcoming community, Cambridge is the perfect choice for students looking for an unforgettable and enriching student experience. With The Railyard Cambridge, you'll be able to experience all that Cambridge has to offer while enjoying the comfort and convenience of our award-winning student accommodation. Our location is perfectly located in the city centre, close to universities and all the major attractions. Book your stay now and discover why Cambridge is one of the world's most loved cities.

Features

Discover the epitome of modern living at The Railyard Cambridge, where every detail is designed for your comfort. Immerse yourself in the spacious, well-appointed rooms featuring a big bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and essential amenities like desks and chairs. The convenience extends with in-room facilities such as a toilet, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, vacuum cleaner, and even an iron with an ironing board. Entertain yourself in the dedicated games room, ensuring there's never a dull moment.

Step into a world of shared luxury with The Railyard Cambridge’s common amenities. Stay active in the on-site gym or unwind in the games area and lounge. Practicalities are covered with on-site laundry and cycle storage. Enjoy the latest entertainment on the smart TV, and stay connected with free Wi-Fi throughout. The inclusion of contents insurance ensures that your belongings are safeguarded. The Railyard Cambridge not only ensures a comfortable lifestyle but also considers your safety, with CCTV security in place. With bills, including water, electricity, heating, and Wi-Fi, seamlessly included, The Railyard Cambridge is not just a residence; it's a holistic living experience.

Location and What's Hot?

Student life in Cambridge is bustling and vibrant, offering a wide range of activities and experiences to suit every interest. The city is home to a major university, the University of Cambridge, which attracts a large student population. The city is small and can be navigated easily. It is also well-connected both within and outside the city due to an excellent public transportation and road network. Buses are the most pocket-friendly mode of transport for students to use. Stagecoach provides a network of frequent and reliable buses that quickly access any area in Cambridge. One of the biggest draws for students in Cambridge is the nightlife scene, which features a variety of bars, clubs, and pubs. Some popular hotspots near The Railyard student accommodation include The Raven, a traditional British pub with a lively atmosphere and live music, and The Shipping Forecast, a trendy bar known for its unique cocktails and live DJ sets.

For those looking for a more relaxed evening, Cambridge offers a diverse range of restaurants serving cuisine from around the world. Some popular dining options near The Railyard Cambridge include Milano Cambridge, an Italian restaurant serving traditional dishes, and Wang's Kitchen, a Chinese restaurant with a reputation for its delicious dim sum. The city's magnificent architecture is located in the incredible historic structures spread around it like King's College Chapel, The Mathematical Bridge, Great St. Mary's Church / The Round Church, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Museums of Cambridge, Technology and Science, Market Square, and many others. Overall, The Railyard Accommodation Cambridge is an excellent choice for students and young professionals looking for comfortable and well-connected Cambridge student accommodation. With state-of-the-art range of amenities and a prime location right in the heart of the city, it provides the perfect base from which to explore all that Cambridge has to offer.

Commute

For students who prefer to use public transport, there are several bus stops located close to the Cambridge student accommodation that provide easy access to the university. The most popular bus routes for commuting to the university include the City 1, Citi 3, and Uni 4 buses, which provide frequent services throughout the day. The nearby bus stops are on the Railway Station stops 1, 2, 4, 3, 6, 7, which are near the Cambridge Railway Station. With a range of transportation options available, commuting from The Railyard Cambridge student accommodation to the university is both convenient and accessible, allowing students to make the most of their time in Cambridge.

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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 their 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 them 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 their 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 them 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 them 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 Studios and Standard Ensuites are 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?

We do have a number of shared apartments where rooms are occupied by females only. If you book one of these rooms and wish to re-let it at a later date, it can only be let to a female student.

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 their Reception opening hours.

What do I need to bring?

All their 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 their 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 them 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 them. 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 Property 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.

How will I know who I will share with?

As you look forward to moving into The Arch you will probably want to find out who you are living with in your apartment or get to know other students in the building. Please like their Facebook page to be updated when the group is open.

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?

Double occupancy is not available in studios at The Arch. There is however limited availability at The Electra, Liverpool 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.

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Student Accomodations in Cambridge

Cambridge Student Accommodation

One of the first things a student looks for after getting into their university of choice is finding the right accommodation. In those regards, the options for Cambridge student accommodation are unparalleled. With a wide selection of accommodations available starting with shared apartments, studios, and ensuites, students have to look no further than amber for accommodation in Cambridge. Each residence is thoughtfully designed to provide a comfortable and conducive environment for students. The availability of student accommodation in Cambridge ranges from Milton Road to Station Road.

Cambridge is well-known for housing the prestigious University of Cambridge, a confederation of colleges, departments, faculties, and schools. There are 31 colleges, each with its norms and statutes. With around 11000 employees and 18000 students spread among these 31 colleges, amber provides various student accommodation in Cambridge options, making it easy for students to start their housing search. Some other well-known universities in Cambridge include Anglia Ruskin University, King’s College, and Cambridge Ruskin International College. Some of the best properties and options for Cambridge student housing include The Cam Foundry, Cambridge, Yugo Angila House, Cambridge, The Railyard, Cambridge, and Castle Hill, Cambridge.

About Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the most beautiful and iconic places to live as a student, with a history in education that dates back more than 800 years. With various educational institutions in every part of the city, Cambridge is one of the unique cities in the United Kingdom. Cambridge is a historic city with a unique yet traditional English history. It was a thriving market town fifty miles north of London that had an unusual claim to fame: it is maybe the only city in the world that has retroactively named its river. The city is small and can be easily navigated by bicycle. It is also well-connected both within and outside the city due to an excellent public transportation and road network.

Cambridge is quickly becoming the capital of East Anglia for food lovers since you can always find a quick bite at one of the city's many street food stalls. Cambridge is a city that offers something for everyone, whether you are looking for history, art, or entertainment. It is known for impressive museums and galleries like the Fitzwilliam Museum and Wren Library. It hosts multiple festivals and is also known for its cultural diversity and creativity. Being a birthplace of notable personalities like Issac Newton and Charles Darwin, Cambridge is considered one of the best places for history enthusiasts as well. Lastly, luckily for students, there are also numerous options for Cambridge student accommodation as well.

Best Student Accommodation In Cambridge

The importance of student accommodation in Cambridge is quite prominent when the students are residing in Cambridge, right beside many of the renowned universities that are always represented as the best among all in the UK. These options for student accommodation in Cambridge UK represent much importance in terms of feasibility, commutation, and comfort. Students staying in these options for private student accommodation in Cambridge are surrounded by an amazing culture that lets them discover a collection of artefacts and artworks. We at Amber help you soothe the hunting process of getting the best accommodation in Cambridge without any hassle you face around booking your accommodation. Have a look at the best options:

1. The Cam Foundry, Cambridge

2. Yugo Angila House, Cambridge

3. The Railyard, Cambridge

4. Castle Hill, Cambridge

5. Student Castle Cambridge, Cambridge

6. Collegiate Castle Street, Cambridge

Cost Of Living

The most significant part of your ongoing bills and transactions will probably be your expenses at Cambridge. We have provided rough estimates of these while living in Cambridge that could help you plan out your budget and expenses. Most of these estimated costs will vary based on individual choices, but they are a helpful way to estimate how much you might spend, other than the rent for your student accommodation:

1. Food: £15-30 per week

2. Gas and electricity: £177-200 per month

3. Internet & mobile phone: £15-50 per week

4. Dinner at a restaurant: £20-25 per week

5. Laundry: £30-40 per month

6. Stationery and Textbooks: £40-50 per month

Student Travel In Cambridge

Cambridge has a charming aura ready to take you in its warm embrace. It can be felt as we speak of travelling around the city from the student accommodation in Cambridge. Travelling is hassle-free here with multiple options for transportation such as Tubes, Buses, Cycling and Walking near our student housing in Cambridge. For those inclined toward eco-friendly and health-conscious travel, cycling and walking paths weave through the city, making it a breeze to navigate between lectures, libraries, and the bustling city centre. The city's rich history, from iconic landmarks like King's College Chapel, creates a captivating backdrop for student adventures, fostering a vibrant cultural experience. These commute options will provide ease of access to students residing in Cambridge.

1. Bus Routes

Any student can travel to and fro from the University of Cambridge to their student accommodation in Cambridge UK. The easiest way to commute is by bus leading straight to the University for about £2.20 standard fare.

2. Trams and Trains

Although most of the students usually prefer using buses as the only affordable option, trams or trains generally don't seem to work out as they are quite far from the student accommodation in Cambridge.

3. Cycling

Cycling can be fun and adventurous, with over 80 miles of cycling routes, which is among the UK's top cycling cities. It enables efficient and eco-friendly travel for students. Additionally, buses and pedestrian-friendly paths ensure accessible transportation across the city.

4. Private Cars

Students can also opt to take a private car rental service to make their commute easier. However, this mode of transport for students can be a little expensive compared to public transportation.

Student Lifestyle And Living In Cambridge

Cambridge, with its prestigious university and rich history, offers students a unique and vibrant living experience. The city's cobblestone streets and picturesque architecture create an inspiring backdrop for academic pursuits. Student life in Cambridge revolves around the dynamic university community, fostering intellectual growth and cultural exchange. The plethora of cosy cafes, like the popular Fitzbillies or Hot Numbers, become havens for study sessions and socialising. Students often find solace in the tranquil green spaces, such as Parker's Piece, ideal for leisurely strolls or impromptu picnics.

The Fitzwilliam Museum stands out as a must-visit cultural hub, showcasing a diverse array of art and artefacts. For a more casual outing, the Cambridge Market offers an eclectic mix of local produce and artisanal goods. Student-centric events, like May Week celebrations or the famous Cambridge Union debates, enhance the social fabric of the city, providing ample opportunities to engage with peers. Punting along the River Cam is not only a scenic activity but also a favourite pastime for students seeking a break from academic rigours. In addition to its academic and cultural allure, Cambridge boasts a lively nightlife that caters to the student population. The ADC Theatre, run by students, showcases a variety of performances, from plays to comedy acts, providing entertainment tailored to diverse tastes. The city's diverse cuisine options, including local favourites like The Eagle pub or the multicultural MillWorks, ensure that students can embark on culinary adventures.

Overall, Cambridge's blend of academic excellence, cultural richness, and student-friendly activities make it a captivating place to live and learn. The city is full of things to do and places to see, ensuring that you can always find some type of amusement if you need it. Additionally, with so many options

Cambridge Tourist Attractions

Known for its academically excellent and world-renowned universities and colleges, Cambridge boasts the highest concentrations of preserved historic buildings in England. All these attractions are at a very short distance from our options for student accommodation in Cambridge UK. Here are some of the most famous tourist attractions:

1. King's College Chapel

2. The Mathematical Bridge

3. Great St. Mary's Church / The Round Church

4. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

5. Museums of Cambridge, Technology, and Science

6. Market Square

Top universities In Cambridge

In addition to having some of the best options for student housing in Cambridge, Cambridge is also home to some of the best universities in the world.These universities not only foster the overall growth of the students, but also offer the best quality of education. From ancient colleges to modern research institutes, Cambridge offers a rich and diverse academic environment for students and scholars alike. Some of the top universities include:

1. Trinity College

2. Queens’ College 

3. King’s College 

4. University of Cambridge

5. St Andrew's College

7. Anglia Ruskin University

8. St Giles Cambridge

9. Regent Cambridge

10. Bellerbys College (Cambridge Campus)

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