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Universities close to Barton


The Spitfire Ground




Old City Bar


Canterbury Christ Church University


Canterbury East Station


The Spitfire Ground




Old City Bar


Canterbury Christ Church University


Canterbury East Station


About student living in Barton


Barton is a well-connected area in Canterbury, just ten minutes away from the city centre on public transport. As student houses in Barton are close to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and St Martin’s Hospital, the area is extremely convenient for medical students. It’s also just a twenty-minute bus rise to Caterbury Christ Church University and a twenty-five-minute bus ride to the University of Kent.


Student accommodation in Barton is close to quite a few pleasant green spaces. You can take a relaxing walk at Bab’s Hill and enjoy the scenic views. Or, head over to Ethelbert Road to hang out with friends at the small park there.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from close to student houses in Barton. Enjoy a drink with friends at one of the many pubs in the area, including Old City Bar, The Phoenix, The Corner House, or Two Sawyers. Or, you can tuck into some traditional Italian cuisine at Il Posticino.


If you love playing or watching sport, student accommodation in Barton is perfect for you. You can use the many exercise facilities or play a match on the sports pitches at Christ Church Sports Centre. Or, if you prefer to be a spectator, you can watch a cricket match at The Spitfire Ground.


When you live in student houses in Barton, you can pick up all your groceries and essentials from the Waitrose or the Londis nearby. There are also quite a few interesting independent shops you can explore in the area.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Barton

Is Barton a student area?

As student houses in Barton are just a short bus ride away from Canterbury Christ Church University, the area is very popular with students. Barton is particularly popular with medical students due to its proximity to two hospitals.

Where is Barton in Canterbury?

Barton is an area to the southeast of Canterbury city centre.

Is Barton a nice place to live?

Barton is a great place to live, with a convenient location and lots of pubs and restaurants to enjoy. As a result, Barton student houses are in high demand every year.

Is Barton safe?

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

Does Canterbury Christ Church University provide accommodation?

Canterbury Christ Church University provides halls of residence and university houses in both Canterbury and Medway. Typically, students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Barton and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Canterbury?

As there are two universities in Canterbury, students tend to live all over the city. Generally, they will live in student houses in Barton, Hales Place, St Dunstan’s, Northgate, Wincheap, and the city centre.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Barton 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 Barton 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 Barton 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 Canterbury.

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