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Student accommodation in St Leonards, Exeter

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Universities close to St Leonards


Mount Radford


Bull Meadow Park


University of Exeter St Luke’s Campus


Exeter City Centre


Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital


Mount Radford


Bull Meadow Park


University of Exeter St Luke’s Campus


Exeter City Centre


Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital


About student living in St Leonards


St Leonards is a well-connected area, just an eight-minute bus ride away from Exeter city centre. You can get from St Leonards student accommodation to the University of Exeter’s St Luke’s Campus in just five minutes on foot. The main campus is also just a thirty-minute walk or a twenty-minute bus ride away.


Student houses in St Leonards, Exeter, are close to a few pretty areas of green space. Bull Meadow Park is the perfect place to hang out with friends in the sun or play sports. Or, you can head over to Abbott’s Park for a relaxing walk.

Food and Drink

There are lots of places to eat and drink close to student accommodation in St Leonards. Grab a coffee before lectures at 18grams or The Common Beaver, or enjoy something stronger at Mount Radford. Or, you can enjoy a surprise, immersive tasting menu at Stage.


There’s plenty to get stuck into close to St Leonards student accommodation. Head to Studio 36 to explore the art exhibitions and delightful sculpture garden. Or, walk a little further to the indoor swimming pool at St Luke’s campus for a few laps of the pool.


There are lots of interesting, independent shops to explore near student houses in St Leonards. You can pick up some essentials at Nourish of Exeter health food shop, or Roots organic food shop. You can also browse Maker Maker for some interesting gifts and knick-knacks.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in St Leonards

Is St Leonards a student area?

St Leonards is a popular student area as it is positioned conveniently close to the University of Exeter St Luke’s campus. Student accommodation in St Leonards, Exeter, is very popular as a result.

What is St Leonards, Exeter, like to live in?

St Leonards is a great place to live as there are lots of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants to enjoy. Student houses in St Leonards are also conveniently located within walking distance of Exeter city centre.

Where is St Leonards in Exeter?

St Leonards is located to the south of Exeter city centre, close to Heavitree.

How far is St Leonards from Exeter city centre?

St Leonards is just under a kilometre away from Exeter city centre. You can get there in thirty minutes on foot or in less than ten minutes on public transport.

Where do students live in Exeter?

Students don’t only live in one area in Exeter. They live all across the city depending on their accommodation preferences and budgets. However, typically, students will live in student houses in St Leonards, St James, Mount Pleasant, Heavitree, Exeter city centre, and St Davids.

Does the University of Exeter provide accommodation?

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

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in St Leonards 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 St Leonards 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 St Leonards 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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