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Student accommodation in Forest Side, Loughborough

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Universities close to Forest Side


Greenfields Sports and Social Club


Fine Art Gallery


Loughborough Leisure Centre


Queen's Park


Loughborough University


Greenfields Sports and Social Club


Fine Art Gallery


Loughborough Leisure Centre


Queen's Park


Loughborough University


About student living in Forest Side


Forest Side is a conveniently located area between Loughborough University and the town centre. Student accommodation in Forest Side is just a ten-minute walk away from Loughborough University and a twenty-minute walk from the town centre. Many bus routes also run through the area, meaning you can quickly get around the wider city.


There is quite a lot of green space close to student houses in Forest Side. Head to Greenbelt Park and Gardens to enjoy a tranquil break from the buzz of the city or take a relaxing stroll along Wood Brook. It’s also just a short walk to Queen’s Park, which is a great spot to hang out with friends or play some sports.

Food and Drink

There are quite a few restaurants and pubs close to Forest Side student houses. Tuck into a traditional English roast dinner at Toby Carvery or enjoy a drink at The Beacon. A little further afield, you can find The White Horse & Noodle Bar, where you can have delicious Chinese dishes.


If you’re an active person, Forest Side student accommodation is ideal for you. Head to Greenfields Sports and Social Club to play cricket, squash, or tennis, or use the gym facilities at the Loughborough Leisure Centre. The Loughborough University Towers Rugby Pitch is also close by. Alternatively, you can enjoy the exhibitions at the Fine Art Gallery or watch a live theatre performance at the Cope Auditorium.


When you live in student accommodation in Forest Side, you can pick up any essentials and groceries you might need from the local Tesco Extra. There are also plenty of interesting independent shops in the area that you can browse for unique finds.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Forest Side

Is Forest Side a student area?

As Forest Side student houses are just a short walk away from Loughborough University, the area is very popular with students.

Where is Forest Side in Loughborough?

Forest Side is an area to the south of Loughborough University, and the southeast of Loughborough town centre.

Is Forest Side, Loughborough, a good place to live?

Forest Side is a great place to live as it has a convenient location near Loughborough University, efficient transport links, and close proximity to lots of green spaces and sports facilities. As a result, Forest Side student accommodation is usually in high demand.

Is Forest Side, Loughborough, safe?

You should feel safe living in student houses in Forest Side as long as you take sensible precautions like walking with friends after dark and properly securing your property when you leave.

Does Loughborough University provide accommodation?

Loughborough University has seventeen halls of residence on, or close to, campus. Typically, students will live in halls in their first year before moving into private student houses in Forest Side and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Loughborough?

Students live in lots of different areas in Loughborough. They will generally live in student accommodation in Forest Side, Burleigh, Ashby, the Golden Triangle, Kingfisher, and Loughborough town centre.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Forest Side 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 Forest Side 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 Forest Side 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 Loughborough.

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