Off Campus Accommodation
Finding your own accommodation
There are several options for accommodation:
The cost of sharing a house (rent & rates only) in Wiltshire starts from approximately £60 per week depending on the house size, number of people sharing and whether household bills are included. Most host families would also offer this facility inclusive of all bills (except telephone) and a wireless broadband connection for a fee of £70-90 a week.
Full Board (including weekend)
This involves staying with a family and includes B & B and evening meal – from £120 - 130 per week inclusive of all bills (except telephone), and a wireless broadband connection.
Full Board (excluding weekend)
Details as above – from £100 -110 per week (Monday to Friday only)
Bed and Breakfast
Only suitable for temporary accommodation – from £30 - £50 per night. Available from private providers and businesses.
Letting Agents in North and West Wiltshire - Chippenham, Lacock and Trowbridge
Strakers - 33/34 Market Place, Chippenham, 01249 652717 - www.strakers.co.uk
Atwell Martin - 2 New Road, Chippenham, 01249 447777 - www.atwellmartin.co.uk
Allen and Harris - 37 Market Place, Chippenham, 01249 655255 - www.sequencehome.co.uk
Davies and Davies - 7 Fore Street, Trowbridge, 01225 353200 - www.daviesanddavies.co.uk
Kingston Saunders - 5 Fore Street, Trowbridge, 01225 777720 - www.kingston-saunders.co.uk
Town and Country Letting - 9 Fore Street, Trowbridge, 01225 712400 - www.townandcountryestates.com
Letting agents in South Wiltshire - Salisbury
Martin and Co. - 60 Castle Street, Salisbury, 01722 414141 - www.martinco.com
Austin & Wyatt Lettings - 69-73 Castle Street, Salisbury, 01722 480213 - www.austinwyatt.co.uk
Fox & Sons - 6-8 Castle Street, Salisbury, 01722 337691 - www.fox-and-sons.co.uk
For students wishing to secure accommodation in the city of Bath, Bath University estimates that total expenditure for students living away from home in Bath to be £140 per week during term time.
You are advised to acquire a legal contract with the letting agent or householder, read it carefully before signing and secure a rent book. You should be prepared to pay a month’s rent in advance and purchase insurance for your personal possessions. For younger students, a letter of guarantee from parents underwriting your rental payments can be helpful in reassuring nervous agents and householders - this may be a requirement of the tenancy.
You can find our more about our Residential Bursary Scheme for Wiltshire College and University Centre students.
The College can take no responsibility for the supervision of students in accommodation, other than in our Halls of Residence. For further details of the accommodation facilities on offer, please contact the Residential Accommodation Manager on the contact details provided above.