Royal Agricultural University
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Cirencester is the largest town in the Cotswolds. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Cirencester including student houses, flats and halls.
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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.
University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.
Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.
A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.
A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.
Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.
A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.
A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.
A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.
The largest town of the Cotswolds, located on the beautiful River Churn, Cirencester is home to 1,100 students of the Royal Agricultural University, the oldest agricultural college in the English speaking world. Those interested in the Roman period will benefit from the town’s Corinium Museum which has an extensive Roman collection. Its location in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, a country feel, and good rail connection to London and other parts of the west from the nearby Kemble rail station makes Cirencester an attractive location for students.
Cirencester can boast a good accommodation provision, both from the university and the private sector. University halls offer a great variety of options, from self-catered, standard single rooms to full-board, large en-suite single rooms. Private halls are absent from the town, but other accommodation options such as flats and houses more than fill this market void.
When you are ready to move on from living in halls and want to try life in a more traditional tenancy, renting with a group of 4 or more friends is always a good and popular choice. While flats and apartments are also popular, it is the large houses that can often host up to 7 persons that comfortably reign in Cirencester. Renting a larger property has many benefits, including lower per-tenant costs, flexibility in furnishing, as well as the often present and ever-popular gardens. Nonetheless, those who prefer a smaller home in a more central location will likely turn to apartments and flats which can benefit from a more cosy and homely feel. Houses, flats and apartments are usually managed by landlords and letting agents who often specialise in renting to students. Thanks to their knowledge of needs and wants of students, many can boast an excellent rating and a high trust score.
Our convenient search tool will allow you to get directly in touch with the accommodation of your choice, or if you need additional support, with 20 years of experience in the field, our team is always eager to help. Currently we list a good selection of flats and homes so you are sure to find something that will pique your interest. We pride ourselves on providing top quality service and helping students find their new, student home.
Are you going to live and study in Cirencester? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Cirencester?
Most students look for shared housing in Cirencester from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.
How much does student accommodation cost in Cirencester?
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Cirencester will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Cirencester?
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Cirencester. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team.
How long does a tenancy agreement last for?
In Cirencester the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.
Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Cirencester?
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Cirencester. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
How much do I have to pay for a deposit?
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Cirencester halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Cirencester will be £344.
How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?
All landlords and property manages in Cirencester are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.
Cirencester is home to The Royal Agricultural University.