Student Accommodation in Falmouth

Sanctuary Students provides great-value accommodation for Falmouth University students that delivers the quality, safety and convenience you’re looking for.

We manage Henry Scott Tuke House exclusively for students at Falmouth University. It’s a central location close to all amenities in town and a short distance from the Falmouth campus.

The building is perfectly positioned close to the town centre, St. Mawes ferry and all the highlights of town!

Accommodation is fully inclusive and fully equipped, providing everything you need during your time here. That means no bills, no moving furniture and no hassle.

Everything is taken care of for you, freeing you up to make the most of your time at Falmouth University.

Sanctuary Students accommodation near Falmouth uni is more than just a room. Book yours today!

Henry Scott Tuke House

All inclusive bills
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Bike storage
Single en-suite rooms

Quarry Hill, Falmouth, Cornwall, Falmouth, TR11 2EA

Exclusively for Falmouth University students, Henry Scott Tuke House is the perfect student halls to enjoy all that Falmouth has to offer.


Universities near Falmouth

Falmouth is a modest-sized town and has one university, Falmouth University. It has a campus in town and another at Penryn.

Falmouth University is known for the creative arts. As it began as an arts college, it’s no surprise that creativity remains its strength. Courses include fashion design, fine art, graphic design, illustration, performance sportswear design, sustainable product design and public relations.

Falmouth campus is in the town centre, close to our student flats, while Penryn campus is north of town by the A394.

Transport in Falmouth

Falmouth is a town deep inside Cornwall with limited transport links.

The closest airport is Newquay airport to the north that handles a few domestic and European flights. The next closest airport is Exeter in Devon.

Falmouth has three railway stations that link the town to Truro and the rest of the country. Local rail services are pretty good.

Road links use the A39, A303, A37, A367 and A394. The closest motorway is the M5 almost 100 miles to the northeast.

Local buses cover the town and many surrounding areas, although rural services are limited.

Falmouth harbour and docks are some of the largest and deepest in the world, but mainly operate cargo and navy ships. Cruise liners do use the harbour, though.

Falmouth student life

Falmouth has a genuine laid-back vibe, typical of Cornwall. It won’t have the same level of amenities as some cities, but it’s a cool, relaxed place to be a student.

Our Falmouth University accommodation is close to the centre of town, so you’re never far from what’s going on.

The local economy is mainly based around tourism, so you can expect the population to explode during the summer season if you stay on campus. While the docks are large, they are largely separate, but you’ll soon notice when a cruise ship arrives!

Highlights of Falmouth include Pendennis Castle, National Maritime Museum, Gyllyngvase Beach, Seafront Promenade, Trebah Garden, Falmouth Art Gallery, Swanpool Beach, Queen Mary Gardens, Castle Beach, St Mawes Castle, St Anthony Head, the South West Coast Path, Glendurgan Garden, Maenporth Beach, Falmouth Town trail and Kennall Vale.

Falmouth student accommodation FAQs

Here are some of the most common questions asked about our Falmouth student accommodation:

Henry Scott Tuke House is located on Quarry Hill, close to the town centre. It’s a short walk to Falmouth campus, shopping, dining and amenities. It’s also close to the shoreline, St. Mawes Ferry and Falmouth docks.

Select the type of accommodation you want and select the link to the Falmouth University accommodation page. All bookings are made directly with the university and we cannot arrange them separately.

You should book your accommodation at Falmouth University as soon as you confirm your place. Falmouth has limited student housing, so you should book as early as possible to secure a place.

If you’re a second- or third-year student, we recommend booking a minimum of six months before term starts to avoid disappointment.

If you book early enough and there’s sufficient space, you certainly should be able to stay with friends. As we manage the property and not bookings for Falmouth University, we cannot guarantee you’ll be placed with your friends, though.

Typically, if you apply early enough and mention each other in your applications, it’s common for friends to be placed together.

Everything is included in the rent in our student accommodation! Rents are fully inclusive and include heating, water, electricity, broadband, cleaning of communal areas, security and CCTV and contents insurance.

That’s not all, as your accommodation near Falmouth uni is more than just a room.

Sorry, but no, you can’t bring pets. To be fair, you probably wouldn’t want the responsibility of looking after a pet while you’re at university anyway. There’s a lot to see and do: class, making friends, enjoying Cornwall and experiencing life.

You don’t want to do all that while having to look after a pet at the same time!

Falmouth is a safe place for students. It has a low crime rate overall and no obvious social issues like other British towns and cities. While the town centre can get a little rowdy in peak season, there are no major crime-related issues you need to worry about.

Take sensible precautions, watch where you go at night and you’ll be fine!

All accommodation near Falmouth University is fully equipped with most things you’ll need. They are fully furnished and come with bed, desk, access to a kitchen and laundry.

You’ll just need to bring clothes, bedding, towels and personal items. No need to bring large items or furniture!