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Pig & Pickle


Heavitree Pleasure Ground


Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital


University of Exeter St Luke’s Campus




Pig & Pickle


Heavitree Pleasure Ground


Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital


University of Exeter St Luke’s Campus


About student living in Heavitree


Heavitree is a conveniently located area to the east of Exeter city centre. The University of Exeter St Luke’s Campus is located in Heavitree on Heavitree Road. You can also get from student accommodation in Heavitree to the University of Exeter main campus in less than twenty minutes on the bus.


When you live in student houses in Heavitree, Heavitree Pleasure Ground will be your most local park. It has a basketball court and a skate park, as well as lots of open spaces where you can play sports, walk around, or hang out with friends.

Food and Drink

There are lots of food and drink options to choose from close to Heavitree student accommodation. Tuck into authentic Nepalese cuisine at The Gurka Kitchen, or enjoy delicious Indian dishes at Tamarind Bay. The Heavy Tree is the perfect place for a coffee after lectures. For a drink with friends, head to Pig & Pickle Micropub or The Ship and Pelican.


Student houses in Heavitree are perfect for students who love sports and activities. Head to Heavitree Pleasure Ground to play basketball on their courts or try out some tricks at the skate park. You can also join the Heavitree running club which runs through the park.


You won’t have to stray too far from student accommodation in Heavitree to pick up your groceries and essentials, as there is a Co-op, Tesco, and Waitrose in the area. There are also lots of charity shops and independent stores you can browse.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Heavitree

Is Heavitree a student area?

As it is so close to St Luke’s campus, Heavitree is a thriving student area. Student houses in Heavitree are particularly popular with students studying at the School of Sports and Health Sciences and the Medical School.

Is Heavitree, Exeter, safe?

You should feel safe living in Heavitree student accommodation as long as you take sensible precautions like locking your doors and windows when you leave your property and walking with friends at night.

Where is Heavitree in Exeter?

Heavitree is located to the east of Exeter city centre, close to Newtown.

Is Heavitree a nice place to live?

Heavitree is a lovely place to live, with a convenient location, easy transport links, and lots of green space. There are also lots of local pubs, restaurants, and shops to enjoy.

Does the University of Exeter provide accommodation?

The University of Exeter has several halls of residence. Typically students will live in these halls in their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Heavitree and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Exeter?

Students don’t just live in one area in Exeter. They tend to be spread across the city depending on their accommodation preferences and budgets. However, generally, students will live in student houses in Heavitree, Exeter city centre, Mount Pleasant, St Davids, St James, and St Leonards.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Heavitree 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 Heavitree 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 Heavitree 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 Exeter.

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