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Student accommodation in Sandyford, Newcastle

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Northumbria University


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Cog and Wheel


Star and Shadow Cinema


City Stadium


Northumbria University


Newcastle University


About student living in Sandyford


Sandyford student accommodation is just a ten-minute walk from Northumbria University and a fifteen-minute walk from Newcastle University, making it an extremely popular student area. With many bus routes passing through the area and several coach stations, it's quick and easy to get around wider Newcastle or pop over to nearby cities.


City Stadium Park is just a short walk away from Sandyford student houses. With a gravel running track and plenty of open space, the park is a popular area for exercise and recreation. You can also venture a little further afield and head to Heaton Park. With plenty of greenery, it’s the perfect place to relax with friends in the sun.

Food and Drink

Student houses in Sandyford benefit from a lively selection of restaurants, pubs, and cafes close by. To enjoy plant-based meals and craft beers while playing retro arcade games, head over to The Carriage. For delicious bottomless brunch and a wide selection of cocktails, try The Cog and Wheel. Enjoy the many cafes in the area, including Aidan’s Kitchen and Newtons Coffee House, or grab a wood-fired slice at Scream for Pizza. When you live in a student flat in Sandyford, you’ll never be short of options.


Although Sandyford is a small area, there are still plenty of things to do. Star and Shadow Cinema is just a few minutes from Sandyford student accommodation. A volunteer-run, community cinema, Star and Shadow regularly shows films, hosts gigs, and puts on exhibitions. If you fancy some more culture, you can also walk a little further to explore the art exhibitions at The Biscuit Factory.


Sandyford is packed with unique, independent shops to explore. For hidden gems and unbelievable bargains, be sure to browse Flea Circus Antique Shop. And, if you feel like you need a more serious shopping spree, student flats in Sandyford are just a short bus ride away from Newcastle city centre, where you can find all the high street shops you could hope for.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Sandyford

Is Sandyford, Newcastle a student area?

As the area is within walking distance of both Northumbria University and Newcastle University, Sandyford is a popular student area. Student housing in Sandyford is highly sought after every year.

Is Sandyford, Newcastle a good place to live?

Sandyford is a great place to live, with convenient transport links and a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, and pubs.

Is Sandyford safe?

You should feel secure living in Sandyford student houses, as current and former residents report finding the area safe.

Where is Sandyford in Newcastle?

Sandyford is a district on the northeastern border of central Newcastle, located close to Jesmond and Heaton.

Does Northumbria University have accommodation?

Northumbria University has nine halls of residence located near the campus. Typically, students will live in these halls in their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Sandyford, Jesmond, Heaton, and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

How long is Sandyford Road?

Sandyford Road is 1.25km long, running from Newcastle city centre to Jesmond, through Sandyford.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Sandyford 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 Sandyford 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 Sandyford 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 Newcastle.

Latest student property news in Newcastle

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