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Puddles the Monkey
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Hey everyone,

I'm just making this thread so there's one place to ask all your accommodation questions :yay:
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There's this private residence in Cardiff called Eclipse (https://www.collegiate-ac.com/uk-stu...lipse/features). I know the likelihood of getting a response is low, but If anyone has stayed, is staying or knows of anyone staying there, I have a few questions to ask If that's okay?
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Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help
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Hi,

I'm conflicted between going for new accommodation called Bridge Street Exchange or Talybont South offered by Cardiff University. Price is very similar.

BSE is much prettier and modern than TS, but I worry that it will lack the social aspect.

If I go to BSE, I know that I will be in a room of mostly freshers. The girls I know going there are lovely.

Most of my other friends are staying in the Talys.

I'm very conflicted and I'm not sure what to do.

BSE is also in the centre of town whereas the Talys are a 25 minute walk away.

Heeeelp
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Just for you to be aware the owners of BSE have applied for permission to rent the rooms to non-students also. Quite a few of the private halls in Cardiff have done this as the number of rooms available massively exceeds the number of students available. It is in a very good position right in the centre of Cardiff.

If I was in your position though with friends going to Talybont South then I would probably go there. Its only 5 minutes on the bus into the centre and it's not as if you'll be able to afford to go out every night.
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Hi 😊

We’re looking for fifth housemate to join 4 others (3 guys, 1 girl) on Tewkesbury street. It’s in a great spot, 10 minutes from main campus and 20 minutes from Heath campus/Queens Building. Throw us a message if you’re interested.

Cheers!
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Hi there,

I'm looking for two more housemates for 2018/19. It's a 4 bedroom house on North Road in the Cathays area, near to Talybont Court and a mere 10 minute walk to Main Building.

The rent is £300pp/pcm. This would be without bills included, which currently work out at around £40pp/pm. The property includes a tumble dryer and a brand new boiler, so damp is not an issue like in most student houses! The garden is paved so is easily maintained and enjoyable year round.

I am a girl going into my 3rd Year studying Archaeology and am very tidy and quiet. My friend is another girl who will be doing a Masters in Translation. We are both pretty quiet and tidy, happy to socialise but not into throwing house parties.

Here is the listing if you are interested:

http://www.capitalpropertiescardiff.....aspx?r=NW72NR

Thanks for reading,
Kate.
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(Original post by mollygovus)
Hi,

I'm conflicted between going for new accommodation called Bridge Street Exchange or Talybont South offered by Cardiff University. Price is very similar.

BSE is much prettier and modern than TS, but I worry that it will lack the social aspect.

If I go to BSE, I know that I will be in a room of mostly freshers. The girls I know going there are lovely.

Most of my other friends are staying in the Talys.

I'm very conflicted and I'm not sure what to do.

BSE is also in the centre of town whereas the Talys are a 25 minute walk away.

Heeeelp
As a prospective 1st-year student, I've personally chosen to go with private halls (not BSE), but given your circumstance, I'd go with TS. You could ask for a room at BSE that suits your preference, but I think to stay at BSE will incur a way higher opportunity cost in terms of the social aspect since IMO It's better to be around friends than not.
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Room available in a 10 bed house share in Llanbeddian Gardens - rent is £335 without bills but the deposit and first months rent has already been paid for. The house is big with two kitchens and massive bedrooms, with their still being the choice of rooms open. The house is available from July 1st, but you can move in whenever you want. Ideal location as opposite SU, and in between the Woodville/Lidl and Gassy Jacks. Other tenants going into their second year.
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Hi everyone! I'm currently an overseas student enrolling in coming September 2018. I'm doing Optometry and have been doing a lot of research on the accommodation which are nearby my school. I'm currently looking at Senghenyyd Court, Column Hall, Student House (Column Road) and Roy Jenkins Hall.
If anyone has any more information regarding these halls in particular I would love to hear them! Thanks in advance!!!
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Hi everyone! I have an offer for Dentistry beginning in September, but I am not 100% sure which accommodation I want to apply for. I am considering Talybont North (medium room). If anyone has had experience in these halls, is there that much difference between the standard room and 'medium' room?
Also, if anybody would be able to post any photos from Talybont North/ South that they may have, then I would be extremely grateful.
Lastly, would anyone care to share any experience in Taly South? (Whether it is too noisy to study/ cleanliness/ Silverfish infestation etc.)
Thanks guys.
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I’ve just booked a room at eclipse after visiting. It’s lovely there
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I’ve just booked a room at eclipse after visiting. It’s lovely there
Nice. I selected It, so I should be going there. Did you get a look at a room?
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Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help
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Nice. I selected It, so I should be going there. Did you get a look at a room?
Yeah I did, I looked at the 6 bed and the studio apartments! Booked a room in a 6 bed apartment because of the social aspect. The rooms are a decent size and have everything you need, plus they’re so quiet! The kitchen is pretty decent too, lots of space. The shared spaces downstairs are also nice, lots of room to chill- they even have a PS4 😂. You also feel really safe there, which is a major plus when you’re going to be living in a new city 😊
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(Original post by chickenrice)
Hi everyone! I'm currently an overseas student enrolling in coming September 2018. I'm doing Optometry and have been doing a lot of research on the accommodation which are nearby my school. I'm currently looking at Senghenyyd Court, Column Hall, Student House (Column Road) and Roy Jenkins Hall.
If anyone has any more information regarding these halls in particular I would love to hear them! Thanks in advance!!!
Hey I don't live in any of these particular ones but I know a bit :thumbsup:

Senghennydd Court is really big and is the nearest to the Student union, if you're interested in part-catered accommodation (u get evening meals on weekdays) then this is a good one to go for. It might be loud bc theres loads of ppl but not as loud as Talybont.

Colum Hall is smaller and self-catered, its nearer to Optometry altho by a busy road

I'm assuming that the student houses would be the same as Colum Hall and I'm not entirely sure where Roy Jenkins Hall is

Hope this helps
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Finding it really difficult to decide between the options here. If I am successful in my dentistry application what would be the best accommodation for a self catered undergrad? ( Would like a bit of a social place if its going)
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I have made Cardiff my firm choice for the English Language & Spanish course but I have no idea which residences would be best for studying that course.

Thanks!!
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