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Universities close to Hales Place


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Hales Place Basketball Court


Ye Olde Beverlie


Birley’s Pavillion & Playing Fields


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One Stop


Hales Place Basketball Court


Ye Olde Beverlie


Birley’s Pavillion & Playing Fields


University of Kent


About student living in Hales Place


Hales Place is a conveniently located area in Canterbury. Student accommodation in Hales Place is just a twenty-minute walk away from the University of Kent and a thirty-minute walk from Canterbury city centre. You can also get to Canterbury Christ Church University in only thirty minutes on the bus.


There are lots of pleasant green spaces close to student houses in Hales Place. Head to Birley’s Pavillion & Playing Fields or the Hales Place Recreational Area to hang out with friends and play some sports. Or you can take a nice relaxing walk around Beverley Meadow.

Food and Drink

There aren’t too many options for food and drink in Hales Place itself. If you fancy a good pub, you can head to Ye Olde Beverlie for a pint and British and Mexican dishes. Or, if you want more extensive options, you can hop on the bus to the city centre.


If you’re an active person, student accommodation in Hales Place is perfect for you. You can shoot some hoops at Hales Place Basketball court or go for a kickabout at Hales Place Football Pitch. You can also take advantage of the sports facilities and pitches at Birley’s Pavillion and Playing Fields.


The area isn’t exactly a shopping haven, but you can pick up any essentials you might need from the One Stop close to student houses in Hales Place. If you want a proper shopping spree, you might need to head into Canterbury city centre, where you can find a wide range of high street shops.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Hales Place

Is Hales Place a student area?

As student houses in Hales Place, Canterbury, are so close to the University of Kent, the area is usually very popular with students.

Is Hales Place safe?

While there is some crime in the area, you should still feel safe living in Hales Place, Canterbury student accommodation as long as you take sensible precautions such as properly securing your property when you leave and walking with others at night.

Where is Hales Place in Canterbury?

Hales Place is to the north of Canterbury city centre, close to the University of Kent.

Is Hales Place a nice place to live?

Hales Place is a great place for students to live as it has a convenient location and a vibrant atmosphere. As a result, Hales Place Canterbury student accommodation is usually in high demand.

Does the University of Kent provide accommodation?

The University of Kent provides over 5,000 rooms on its Canterbury campus, as well as over 1,000 rooms at Pier Quay near its Medway campus. Typically students will live in these halls in their first year, before moving into private student houses in Hales, Canterbury, 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 Hales Place, Canterbury city centre, Barton, St Dunstan’s, Northgate, and Wincheap.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Hales Place 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 Hales Place 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 Hales Place 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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