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Talybont North accommodation

Hi. I've firmed an offer for 2022 entry (undergraduate) so am just researching accommodation choices. I want to be in Talybont and although South is my first choice, I have a query about North...
I've read a lot of posts but can't find a definitive answer - what size are the beds in Taly North? Are the standard rooms in Taly North the same size beds as in Taly South? Are they shorter/narrower in Taly North Medium/Small? I am over 6ft so is an important consideration for me!

Cheers!
Original post by Anonymous
Hi. I've firmed an offer for 2022 entry (undergraduate) so am just researching accommodation choices. I want to be in Talybont and although South is my first choice, I have a query about North...
I've read a lot of posts but can't find a definitive answer - what size are the beds in Taly North? Are the standard rooms in Taly North the same size beds as in Taly South? Are they shorter/narrower in Taly North Medium/Small? I am over 6ft so is an important consideration for me!

Cheers!

Hi!

As far as I know, the bed sizes are not the same in Taly North and Taly South, if you are comparing standard rooms. Taly North's bed is 3/4 of a single whereas Taly South is a single. I know a few people in Taly North and South that are the same height as you, and they just about manage to fit on the bed! :tongue:

Hope this helps!
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Original post by 5hyl33n
Hi!

As far as I know, the bed sizes are not the same in Taly North and Taly South, if you are comparing standard rooms. Taly North's bed is 3/4 of a single whereas Taly South is a single. I know a few people in Taly North and South that are the same height as you, and they just about manage to fit on the bed! :tongue:

Hope this helps!

cheers!
i stayed in taly north last year and had a friend who was about 6'0 who was also in north- he did just about to manage fit on the bed!!
Are there different options for the room/bed size? I have just firmed Cardiff for music and wanted to bring my car with me so was lookng at Talybont North.
Original post by Shauney123
Are there different options for the room/bed size? I have just firmed Cardiff for music and wanted to bring my car with me so was lookng at Talybont North.

There are different options for the room size, but not the bed size. You can choose between 3 sizes (small, medium and standard).

Bear in mind that the medium size is smaller than the standard size. A lot of friends at university did not realise this! :laugh:

There is also parking outside each of the houses.

Congratulations on firming! :biggrin:
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Original post by Anonymous
Hi. I've firmed an offer for 2022 entry (undergraduate) so am just researching accommodation choices. I want to be in Talybont and although South is my first choice, I have a query about North...
I've read a lot of posts but can't find a definitive answer - what size are the beds in Taly North? Are the standard rooms in Taly North the same size beds as in Taly South? Are they shorter/narrower in Taly North Medium/Small? I am over 6ft so is an important consideration for me!

Cheers!

This is a bit difficult to answer as Talybont North rooms actually come in three different sizes, whereas Taly South rooms are all the same.

Taly North houses A-G (with the exception of house E I think - not really sure how that house works but apparently it's a really good one to be in!) are all "older" houses (meaning that they're a bit grottier - if you're in house B you will definitely be dealing with mould issues). They are made up of 5 medium rooms and 1 small room. Don't even bother going for the small room. Imagine being able to touch all four walls from standing in the middle of the room without even stretching. It's not worth it. (My friend had to sleep with his legs up on the windowshelf cause he couldn't even fit in the bed). The medium rooms are okay. The beds are the same size as the "large" Taly North rooms, but the rooms are a little bit thinner. The biggest benefit to the medium rooms is that there's no wardrobe at the end of the bed, so tall people can hang their feet off the bed no problem without constantly kicking the wardrobe (: The other consideration with houses A-G though is the kitchens. They're really long and thin, so it's hard to move about when you have housemates cooking/hosting pres and you just want to get to your cupboard or grab a drink. Not the best for parties. But, then again, if you want parties you want Taly south.

Taly North houses M-Y (idk why half the alphabet is missing either) are all the "newer" houses. They have slightly bigger bedrooms with a different layout to houses A-G (you can find pictures of all the rooms on the Cardiff website), but otherwise I think they're pretty similar (bed width/length is the same I think). Again, the main annoyance is the wardrobe at the end of the bed which sucks if you're tall (you can't move the wardrobe). I can't speak for houses A-G because I didn't live there, but most of the beds in houses M-Y have drawers built into the frame, which is great for storage. But don't rely on that because I saw some in Taly North that were just a dodgy frame with no storage. (PS, rooms at the end of the corridor are like 1cm bigger than the ones in the middle of the corridor). The best thing about houses M-Y are the kitchens. They're big square rooms all the appliances around the edges and the table in the middle. Much more spacious than houses A-G and much better for pres and socialising.

I would say if you're 6 foot then Taly North small rooms are a big no. Then it's down to personal preference between the medium (houses A-G) and large (houses M-Y) rooms. Personally, I'm 6ft too and was in house Y. I had to deal with the annoying end of bed wardrobe (if you see the pictures on the Cardiff uni website, you'll see what I mean) but I would say that it was definitely worth it over having a medium room in one of the older A-G houses.

And yeah Taly south beds are wider (they also have better and bigger bathrooms).

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