I'm currently struggling to decide on my accommodation choices. I'm definitely putting Jack Martin down as my top preference, however my other four choices are far less certain. Currently, I'd probably lean towards Tocil and Rootes as second and third, but I'm extremely unsure about the rest. These are my thoughts about the available accommodation:
Arthur Vick - ruled out due to choosing Jack Martin
Bluebell - too expensive for my budget, and seems extremely unsociable
Cryfield - would be a good budget option, but the 30 week let could be a pain.
Heronbank - at the very top of my budget, but looks nice. Is it particularly sociable?
Lakeside - same as Heronbank (also which out of Heronbank and Lakeside is the better option, or are they pretty much the same?)
Rootes - definitely within budget, and is in a great location. Obviously it'd be very sociable, but would I be able to actually sleep in Rootes after freshers week ends.
Sherbourne - realistically out of budget, and seems a little antisocial having to use your key to get literally everywhere.
Tocil - looks like a really suitable place from pictures etc, though there doesn't seem to be many recent reviews. What is Tocil like in terms of the social side, and just generally really?
Westwood - An affordable option, and the large rooms are a definite plus. The location is putting me off though (although it wouldn't be terribly far to the new business school where my lectures would be). How easy is it to get back to Westwood following a night out in the SU?
Whitefields - would be nice and cheap, but I'm struggling to think of any more pros for this one, being right next to the SU could be a pain at night too.
Generally, I'm looking for a mix between somewhere that I could make could friends and would have sociable halls, but also enable me to actually sleep/study when I need to. Any help would be great thanks...