Hey, looking to stay in fallowfeild this september.. I really want an ensuite room so been looking into Sheavyn house and Richmond park. What do you think of these halls in terms of social life? I want to be a good party place. The only thing putting me off Oak House is that there is no ensuite... is the social life there really worth the sacrifice of an ensuite?
Also, what are these halls like in terms of cleanliness, size etc?
And, does anyone know roughly how many people you share kitchen ect with in these halls?!
Need your honest advice! Thank you!
I am looking to live in Fallowfield this september too, hopefully Oak house as the others are a bit expensive for me. I have a friend who stayed in Oak House last year and she tells me it was quite basic but sufficient. 8 people stay in a flat so they all share the kitchen and then there is a bathroom for 4 girls and a bathroom for 4 boys.
Hope this helps!
IMHO an en suite isn't worth the extra money - as Igribben2 says, you'll only share a bathroom between 4 in OH, there's a cleaner to clean it (unlike with en suites) and you get free loo roll. I've never found it to be in a disgusting condition; by far the worst thing I've ever found in there was a comatose (but non-vomiting!) flatmate - so not that bad at all really. The £20 a week or so extra is much better spent on feeding yourself - that's almost my entire food budget for the week.
In terms of cleanliness, it varies by which flatmates you have - some appear to live in quagmire, some are almost spotless, and most strike a happy medium. In OH, you share a kitchen with 7 other people.