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    Has anyone stayed at/visited this university-owned house? I'd like to get some idea of what it's like before I move in later this year

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    hey - i stayed there as a postgrad for 2 years. its not a house, its an old brewery converted into student flats. the rooms are modern, ok sized, but the location is perhaps the best in exeter (you are literally in the city centre - i tried to buy a flat there myself but they get snapped up). You get parking permits too so you can bring a car. Are you a fresher? I didnt think they let freshers in - postgrad and 2nd/3rd years only....
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    That sounds great, I could definately use a parking space too. What is the building like? (ie How many share a kitchen/lounge? Does it have laundry facilities? How many rooms are there in total?) Did you like living there?

    Sorry for all the q's but the university accommodation website says next-to-nothing about it.
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    eeerrr. about 5 to a flat, each flat has 2 shared bathrooms and one kitchen, no laundry facilities but a short work to the laundrette, about 15 mins walk to main campus, 2 mins walk to town, about 10 flats in total, old restored building, plenty of steps to walk up, cleaner comes most days and you can have you room cleaned if you want, communal door, door to flat then door to room, and if you are high up you have about 60 steps dividing you from the ground floor. new furniture, single bed, big windows, next door to two pubs and a gym. its good, and extra good because no freshers are welcome! i was in a flat with postgrads (masters, pgce, phd) for both years so they think about you. also, given the large international community you could have a flat with people from all over the world.
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    actually, the reason i didnt stay at GH was due to the fact that i met a girl when living there and after 2 years we got sick of 2 people sharing a single room when we had so much stuff and paying double rent for 2 rooms just so we could store our stuff was madness (same price as renting a private flat/buying a flat - which is what we are doing now). if i was single i would have stayed there for the whole of my phd because its...easy.
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    With regards to the parking permits, are they issued by the Uni or do we apply to the council for them?
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    no they are issued by the uni - only so many spaces are spare so its first come first serve. but i dont know anybody that didnt get a permit during my 2 years there. apply asap (speak to uni housing office about it).
 
 
 
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