Finding your own accommodation

There are several options for accommodation:

Self-Catering

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

 

 

Other information

 

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.

 

Click here to find our more about our residential bursary scheme for Wiltshire College students.

 

Wiltshire 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.