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

Superior ensuite 400x300

  • 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: 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).

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.