Grizedale Accommodation

Grizedale College is home to 18 Townhouses, five houses containing en-suite accommodation; three blocks of standard flats and one block of single and double studios housing 605 students in total. For further information please see the main Accommodation Office.

The en-suite flats have six rooms (unless there is a dedicated disabled adapted room, which means there will be five rooms to a flat) and a communal kitchen, which has both soft seating and dining areas. A cleaning service is provided Mon-Fri during term-time however students are responsible for removing their own rubbish and recycling.

The standard rooms contain a vanity unit with wash basin within the room. There are two shower rooms and two toilets per flat, plus a large communal kitchen, all of which have been refurbished in the last few years.

Grizedale accommodation

Studio block

Studio flat 400x300

  • Located in Alexandra Park; just a five minute walk from the main college.
  • 64 single & eight double self-contained studios, with kitchenette areas.
  • Lift available.
  • Limited communal cleaning service.
  • All student year groups, although we would advise first year students not to choose this option as there is no communal area for socialising.


Townhouse room 400x300

  • 43 week let.
  • 12 students per house (three floors of four bedrooms).
  • Wet rooms shared between two. Students share wet rooms with students of the same gender, however townhouses are mixed accommodation.
  • Under-bed storage, as well as a generously sized wardrobe with mirror.
  • Open plan kitchen/dining area contains: three fridge freezers, two ovens, kettles and toasters. An additional toilet is located on the bottom floor.
  • No cleaning service (hoover, mop and bucket, brush are provided) – regular cleaning inspections are carried out by the accommodation team.
  • No lift available.

Study bedroom en-suite rooms

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  • 40 week let.
  • En-suite shower, basin and toilet located in each room.
  • Communal shared kitchen between 5-6 residents.
  • Weekday cleaning service for communal areas ( term time only).
  • Small communal area in each kitchen.
  • The en-suite flats have six rooms (unless there is a dedicated disabled adapted room). 

Study bedroom standard rooms

  • 40 week let.
  • 8 bedroom flats.
  • Wash basin located in each room.
  • Two communal shower rooms and toilets.
  • Limited cleaning service for communal areas only.

There are no lifts/elevators in Grizedale accommodation, except in the studio block, so please bear this in mind when planning what to bring with you; as you may have to walk up lots of stairs with heavy suitcases.

Our students have created a short video about our accommodation.

Grizedale mattress sizes

(length x width x depth, measurement in cm) 


210 x 90 x 15


210 x 90 x 16

 Superior en-suite

210 x 90 x 18

 Single Studio

190 x 120 x 18

 Double Studio

190 x 92 x 18


Please note: We have a limited supply of bedding packs available to purchase on arrival. They do not fit the single studio beds.

As our beds are longer than the standard size; fitted sheets may not be suitable (unless purchased from a well-known Swedish store) or you are advised to bring unfitted sheets.

We recommend that you bring a good quality mattress protector with you (as a replacement mattress can be costly) these are included in the bedding packs which you can purchase in the college.

White goods and household items 

The following items are provided for community use:

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket (except in studios)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Microwave/s
  • Toaster/s (except in studios, where a combi microwave/grill oven is provided)
  • Kettle/s
  • Fridge freezers (except in studios, where a fridge with freezer box is provided)
  • Hob and oven (except in studios, where a combi microwave/grill oven is provided)

For those sharing kitchen spaces: on average, there are  two cupboards, one drawer and a freezer and fridge shelf available for personal storage.

Shower curtains are provided in all en-suite and shared wet rooms.

If you are using hair straighteners/tongs, then you are advised to bring a heatproof mat with you. A surge protected extension lead is also recommended as some of the mirrors are not close to a plug socket.

You will need to provide your own cooking equipment (pots, pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery etc). A pan stand/trivet ( to prevent burns to worktops/tables/carpets) is also recommended.

For more information, please see the Accommodation website.