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Ustinov College

Accommodation

Keenan House at Dryburn Court

We offer couples and family College accommodation at Ustinov. Our College residences are based on two different sites, convenient for different departments of the University. These locations are Howlands Farm, nearer to the Science Site and Business School, and Dryburn Court, nearer to the City Centre.

Available accommodation:

  • 21 don's sets (Howlands Farm)
  • 16 one-bedroom flats (Dryburn Court)
  • 46 two-bedroom flats (Dryburn Court)
  • 8 three-bedroom flats (Dryburn Court)
Don's set bedroom

Howlands Farm

Don's Sets

A Don's Set is a small bedroom, lounge and bathroom, with a shared kitchen. A Don's Set typically includes one double bed and wardrobe with built in desk area / chair. The lounge area includes built in desk area / chair, small table and chairs plus additional cupboard space. The private bathroom has toilet, wash basin and shower.

The average measurements for the bedroom and lounge area are approximately 2.8m x 2.5m for each area. 

Kitchens typically include: oven, fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Kitchens are shared with two or three other couples.


Dryburn Court

Dryburn Court, opened in September 2005, contains one, two and three bedroom flats for couples and families with children. Car parking is available, and there is a small playground for children. Dryburn Court (number 56 on the online map) is just over one a half miles to Elvet Riverside (no. 25), two miles to the library (no. 13 on online map) and two and a half miles to Howlands Farm (no. 52).

One bedroom flats: Couple Accommodation

Our 16 one bedroom flats are based in Keenan House at Dryburn Court and include the following:

  • one double bedroom with one non-refundable double bedding pack provided on arrival and included on your invoice as an additional charge.
  • living room
  • kitchen
  • fully furnished
  • washing machine in all flats
  • computer points
  • 12 have bathroom with shower over bath
  • 4 wheelchair accessible, with no bath and large shower area

Average size of rooms in a one bedroom flat: Lounge 4.1m x 3.1m; Bedroom 4.2m x 3.0m; Kitchen 3.1m x 1.8m; Bathroom 2.5m x 1.7m; Hallway 2.4m x 2.3m

There is always a very high demand for couple accommodation, so we cannot guarantee that it will be available. You should apply well in advance of the date you will be starting your course, and return your booking fee with the accommodation application form. However, there are always more students applying for couple accommodation than there are rooms available, so it is likely that students bringing partners with them will have to find private accommodation.


Two and three bedroom flats: Family Accommodation

Our 46 two bedroom flats and 8 three bedroom flats are based in Keenan House at Dryburn Court and include the following:

  • one double bedroom with one non refundable double bedding pack provided on arrival and included on your invoice as an additional charge.
  • one or two single bedrooms with non refundable single bedding packs provided for each single room on arrival and included on your invoice as an additional charge.
  • living room
  • kitchen
  • bathroom with shower over bath*
  • fully furnished
  • washing machine in all flats
  • computer points in all flats

*except for fully accessible flats, where there is a large shower area and no bath.

Kitchen appliances provided typically include oven, washing machine, microwave and vacuum cleaner. Furnishings include sofa, small dining table and chairs, bookshelves, coffee table and waste bin. Cots for babies are available on request.

Please note that if further bed packs are required (for example, if you are in a 3 bed flat but request an additional single bed in bedroom 2 or 3), the additional bedding pack charge will subsequently be added to your account. Only one non-refundable bedding pack is provided per room, as part of the initial rental package and this is clearly identified on your initial invoice. You should discuss this with the College Accommodation Office if it may be applicable to you and they will be happy to advise further.

 

Two bedroom flats: Average size of rooms: lounge 4.9m x 4.1m; bedroom one 3.6m x 2.5m; bedroom two 3.6m x 2.9m; kitchen 3.6m x 1.8m; bathroom 2.6m x 1.1m; hallway 3.3m x 2.8m

Three bedroom flats: Average size of rooms: lounge 6.2m x 2.8m; bedroom one 3.5m x 2.6m; bedroom two 3.6m x 2.5m; bedroom three 3.8m x 2.9m; kitchen 3.6m x 1.8m; bathroom 2.7m x 1.6m; hallway 7.1m x 2.8m

If you are not allocated college family accommodation, we recommend that you come to Durham on your own to look for private family accommodation before you bring your family here.