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Student accommodation in Chesterton, Cambridge

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Universities close to Chesterton


The Haymakers


Chesterton Recreation Ground


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Green Dragon


Anglia Ruskin University


The Haymakers


Chesterton Recreation Ground


Tesco Express


Green Dragon


Anglia Ruskin University


About student living in Chesterton


Chesterton is a residential area to the northeast of Cambridge city centre. You can walk from student accommodation in Chesterton to Anglia Ruskin University in just twenty minutes. You can also get to the city centre and the University of Cambridge in just half an hour on foot. As many bus routes pass through Chesterton, it’s easy to explore the wider city.


There are lots of pleasant green spaces to enjoy close to student houses in Chesterton. Head to Logan’s Meadow to take a relaxing stroll or hang out with friends. Or, you can visit Chesterton Recreation Ground to play some sports.

Food and Drink

Chesterton student houses are close to quite a few pubs, cafes, and restaurants. Head to The Haymakers for a relaxed drink with friends or enjoy some pub grub in the garden at the Green Dragon. If you fancy a takeaway on the way home, you can pick up some delicious eats from Small Fry or The Chef and Spices.


There’s plenty to get stuck into in close to student accommodation in Chesterton. If you’re feeling active, you can use the gym facilities at Chesterton Sports Centre, or try out some tricks at the skate ramp in Chesterton Recreation Ground. The Museum of Cambridge and the Cambridge Museum of Technology are also nearby, so you can explore the many interesting exhibitions.


When you live in student houses in Chesterton, it’s easy to pick up all your essentials and groceries from the local Tesco. If you feel like a more extensive shopping spree, you might need to look a little further afield. Fortunately, the city centre is just a half an hour walk away, and has plenty of stores to explore.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Chesterton

Is Chesterton a student area?

As Chesterton student houses are within walking distance of Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Cambridge, the area is popular with students.

Where is Chesterton?

Chesterton is an area to the northeast of Cambridge city centre.

Is Chesterton, Cambridge, a good place to live?

Chesterton is a great place to live, with plenty of green spaces and some lovely restaurants and pubs to enjoy. As a result, student accommodation in Chesterton is in high demand.

Is Chesterton safe?

You should feel secure living in student houses in Chesterton as the area is generally considered to be safe.

Does Anglia Ruskin University provide accommodation?

ARU has three halls of residence in Cambridge. Typically, students will live in halls in their first year, before moving into private accommodation in Chesterton and the surrounding areas.

Where do students live in Cambridge?

There are two universities in Cambridge so students don’t just live in one area in the city. Typically, students will live in student houses in Chesterton, Cambridge city centre, and Mill Road.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Chesterton 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 Chesterton 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 Chesterton 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 Cambridge.

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