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Canterbury Christ Church University


Canterbury Riverside Retail Park




Canterbury East Station


Thanington Recreation Ground


Canterbury Christ Church University


About student living in Wincheap


Wincheap is a well-connected area in Wincheap, to the south of Canterbury city centre. Student houses in Wincheap are just a twenty-minute bus ride away from both Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent. Wincheap is also close to Canterbury East train station so it’s easy to get around the wider city.


There are lots of pleasant green spaces close to student accommodation in Wincheap. Head over to Bingley Island to take a relaxing stroll and soak in the scenery. Or, Thanington Recreation Ground is the perfect place to hang out with friends or play some sports.

Food and Drink

Wincheap has some great options for food and drink. Grab a coffee from Solo on the way back from lectures or enjoy a delicious beer with friends at Floc Brewing in the evening. You can also get a takeaway from Pizza Go Go or Happy XPress Chinese.


If you love getting active, student houses in Wincheap, Canterbury, are the perfect option for you. Use the exercise facilities or take a workout class at Pure Gym, or scale the climbing walls at Chimera Climbing. Or you can get some friends together and get competitive at Canterbury Bowling.


Student accommodation in Wincheap is close to Canterbury Riverside Retail Park, where you can browse lots of different shops. You can also pick up all your groceries and household essentials from Aldi, Morrisons, B&M, or Dunelm.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Wincheap

Is Wincheap a student area?

As student houses in Wincheap, Canterbury, have convenient transport links to both universities in the city, the area is popular with students.

Where is Wincheap in Canterbury?

Wincheap is an area to the south of Canterbury city centre.

Is Wincheap a nice area to live in?

Wincheap is a great place to live with convenient transport links, pleasant green spaces, and some nice pubs and cafes to enjoy.

Is Wincheap safe?

You should feel secure living in student accommodation in Wincheap 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 Wincheap 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 Wincheap, St Dunstan’s, Northgate, Hales Place, Canterbury city centre, and Barton.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Wincheap 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 Wincheap 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 Wincheap 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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