6th February 2019
Finding the best student accommodation in Chester
Chester is a fantastic city to spend your university days.
Not only is it packed with history, it also offers great high street shopping with an abundance of cosy pubs, elegant bars and glamorous clubs to choose from. The city was named as the second best place to live in the North West by the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain 2018.
If you are just starting out on your search for student property in Chester, you’re in the right place. As the leading Estate Agent in Chester with a large portfolio of student properties, we’re well placed to advise you on the best accommodation to suit your needs.
This article is designed to give you an overview of what’s available to you, and to give you an idea of the cost of student accommodation in Chester.
What type of student property are you looking for?
Halls of Residence: Many students opt for halls is in their first year as it is a great way to make new friends and socialise. There are a number of different options, from en-suite, studio and standard rooms. The deadline for applications is usually in late June but applying early will ensure you get your preferred room choice. Contact Chester university to find out more.
Private house share: This is a popular option for students in their second or third year, who prefer to live more independently with their group of friends. Utility bills are often not included in the rent price, so this is something to bear in mind when budgeting for your accommodation.
Rooms within existing house shares: For students who are just looking to rent on a room by room basis, we can ensure you are placed with like-minded students in a comfortable and well-managed house share arrangement.
What is the average cost of student accommodation in Chester?
Rooms within private house shares start from around £65 p.w which will get you a property similar to this: https://www.matthewsofchester.com/property-details/28446631/
For those with a slightly bigger budget, this property is £100 p.w https://www.matthewsofchester.com/property-details/28377454/
If you really like your independence, there are self-contained studios similar to this https://www.matthewsofchester.com/property-details/28204929/ where you would expect to pay around £125 p.w.
Halls of Residence in Chester range from £125 to £164 per week (for fully catered accommodation) through to £86 to £149 per week (for self-catered). All of which are available via Chester University direct.
Things to consider
Here are some other things to consider when finding the best student accommodation in Chester:
- The location of your main campus: Find out which campus your lectures are likely to be taking place so you can find accommodation within easy access.
- Distance to the city – particularly if you like the night life, you won’t want to be too far from the city centre so you can easily get home at the end of the night!
- Local amenities: Without the luxury of a car, you’ll want to be within easy walking distance to shops, cafes, bus stops and libraries.
At Matthews of Chester we have a range of accommodation options designed to suit all students attending Chester University or The Hammond, get in touch today for friendly advice and more information about our available properties.