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Student accommodation in Southdown, Bath

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Roundhill Park


Tesco Express


Hillcrest Park


Culveryhay Leisure Centre


Bath Spa University Culverhay Campus


Roundhill Park


Tesco Express


Hillcrest Park


Culveryhay Leisure Centre


Bath Spa University Culverhay Campus


About student living in Southdown


Although it's located a little further out from the city centre than some other student areas, Southdown has strong transport links. It is located close to Oldfield train station and has a reliable bus service. It takes just half an hour to get from student accommodation in Southdown to Bath Spa University and the University of Bath on the bus, and you can reach the city centre in as little as twenty minutes on public transport.


Student houses in Southdown are surrounded by quite a few pleasant parks and areas of green space. Roundhill Park is a stunning country park with beautiful views. It is the perfect place to go to hang out with friends in the summer months or play some sports. Or you can head over to Hillcrest Park to go for a relaxing stroll.

Food and Drink

There are some great options for food and drink close to Southdown student accommodation. Grab a pint with friends at Trowbridge House, or enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at Mulberry & Thyme. Or enjoy a Chinese takeaway from Happy Garden or Royal Dragon.


There are lots of things to do near student housing in Southdown. The area is ideal for active students as there are several leisure centres and gyms close by. Use the exercise facilities at Culverhay Leisure Centre, or do some laps of the pool. You can also visit Rejuvenate Fitness Bath to take a workout class or use the gym equipment.


When you live in student houses in Southdown, you can buy your groceries from the nearby Co-op or Tesco Express. There are also several off-licences in the area so you can easily pick up any essentials in a pinch.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Southdown has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in Southdown to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Southdown and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Southdown

Is Southdown a student area?

As Southdown student accommodation is close to the Bath Spa University Culverhay Campus and within commutable distance of the main campus and the University of Bath, the area is very popular with students.

Where is Southdown in Bath?

Southdown is located to the southwest of Bath city centre, close to Odd Down, another popular student area.

Is Southdown a good place to live?

With convenient transport links, cheaper accommodation prices, and several nice parks, Southdown is a great place to live. As a result, student accommodation in Southdown is usually in quite high demand.

Is Southdown a safe area?

You should feel secure living in student houses in Southdown as it is generally considered to be a safe area.

Does Bath Spa University provide accommodation?

Bath Spa University has three halls of residence that serve its Locksbrook and city campus, and additional halls for its Newton Park campus. Generally, students will live in these halls in their first year before moving into private student houses in Southdown and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Bath?

As there are two universities in the city, students live in lots of different areas across Bath. Typically, they will live in student accommodation in Southdown, Oldfield Park, Odd Down, Combe Down, Bath city centre, Bathwick, and Widcombe.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Southdown are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Southdown can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Southdown are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Bath.

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