Sanctuary Students offers great-value accommodation exclusively for Falmouth University students, designed with your comfort, safety, and convenience in mind. 

Our Falmouth student accommodation is more than just a place to stay, it's a home away from home where students choose to live

Rent is fully inclusive and your accommodation is fully equipped, so you can immerse yourself in the university experience from day one, without the worry of additional bills or the hassle of moving and setting up bulky furniture. 

We ensure that everything you need during your academic journey is taken care of, allowing you to concentrate on making the most of your student life at Falmouth University.

That means you can spend more time and energy on your studies, hobbies, and exploring all that Falmouth has to offer!

Where is your Falmouth student accommodation located?

Our Falmouth student accommodation, Henry Scott Tuke House, is located on Quarry Hill, close to the town centre. Its prime location places you at the heart of the action, just a short walk to the Falmouth campus and all sorts of shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Not to forget, you're just a stone's throw away from the picturesque shoreline, the iconic St. Mawes Ferry, and the historic Falmouth docks, offering the perfect blend of convenience and coastal charm.

When should I book my accommodation at Falmouth University?

Securing your accommodation should be a top priority as soon as your place at Falmouth University is confirmed. Given the limited availability of student housing in Falmouth, it's advisable to book as early as possible to ensure you secure a spot that meets your preferences. 

For second- or third-year students, we recommend booking at least six months before the term starts to avoid the last-minute rush and potential disappointment.

Can I stay with friends?

For those looking to live with friends, early booking is key. If you book early enough and there’s sufficient space available, you should be able to stay with friends. 

We recommend making early arrangements and mentioning each other in your applications to increase the likelihood of you being placed together. However, since we manage the property and not the bookings for Falmouth University, we cannot always guarantee you’ll be placed with your friends. 

What’s included in the rent for your student accommodation?

Our Falmouth student accommodation offers all-inclusive rent that’s designed to make your student life as stress-free as possible. 

Your rent includes everything, except your personal expenses like food and drink.

It covers all the utility bills (including heating, water and electricity), regular cleaning of communal areas, security and CCTV. You also get high-speed Wi-Fi throughout and free contents insurance for peace of mind regarding your personal belongings.

Can I bring my pet?

While we understand the comfort pets can bring, our accommodation policy does not permit pets.

This ensures the comfort and well-being of all residents and maintains a clean and allergen-free environment for everyone to enjoy. Falmouth offers a vibrant student life with loads of activities and experiences to get involved in, ensuring you have a fulfilling university experience without the added responsibility of pet care.

What will I need to bring to my student accommodation in Falmouth?

Preparing for your move to Falmouth is easy. Our student accommodation in Falmouth comes fully furnished with all the essentials for comfortable living and studying - from a comfy bed to a dedicated study area. 

You'll only need to bring your personal belongings, bedding, and towels, making your move to Falmouth as smooth as possible.

When you stay at Henry Scott Tuke House, you’ll also have access to a communal kitchen and laundry facilities. You’ll want to get some laundry detergent for your washing, and if you want to have your own crockery and glassware, bring that along too. 

What are transport options like for students in Falmouth?

Falmouth offers a variety of transport options suited for students. The town is well-connected by bus services, making it convenient to travel between campuses and the town centre. For those looking to explore further, there are nearby train stations offering routes to major cities. Cycling is also popular, with several safe cycle paths throughout the town.

Where can students enjoy good food and drinks in Falmouth?

Falmouth has all sorts of places to eat and drink as a student, from cosy cafes and traditional pubs to international cuisine restaurants. Many places also offer student discounts, and we highly recommend trying the local markets to get your fresh, local produce. The town's proximity to the sea also means you can enjoy fresh, locally sourced seafood too. 

What shopping facilities are available for students in Falmouth?

Falmouth caters to student shopping needs with a mix of independent boutiques, vintage stores, and high-street brands. The town centre is a hive of activity, offering everything from art supplies for your course to the latest fashion trends. You’ll also find larger supermarkets for all your groceries and everyday essentials.

What entertainment is there for students in Falmouth?

Falmouth is renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene, with plenty of art galleries, live music venues, cinemas and theatres. The town's scenic beaches offer water sports and outdoor activities, while numerous clubs and societies associated with Falmouth University provide a great way to meet people and try new things. Don't miss the student nights at local bars and clubs, offering special deals and a great atmosphere for unwinding with friends.

Universities near Falmouth

Falmouth is a charming coastal town in Cornwall, home to the prestigious Falmouth University. 

Our Sanctuary Students accommodation is situated close to the Falmouth campus in the town centre, making your commute to classes as easy as a leisurely walk. The Penryn campus is situated just north of the town, accessible by a short bus or bike ride.

The Henry Scott Tuke House is perfectly positioned to offer easy access to both campuses, ensuring a comfortable and convenient living situation for all students.

About Falmouth University

Originally established as an art school, Falmouth University is renowned for its creative arts programmes. With a wide range of courses such as fashion design, fine art, graphic design, illustration, performance sportswear design, and sustainable product design, it offers the creativity and innovation needed for every student to succeed.

The university has a campus in the town centre, close to our Falmouth student flats, and another at Penryn, just north of the town via the A394.

What can students expect from living in Falmouth?

Set in the heart of Cornwall, Falmouth offers a unique student experience compared to larger cities in the UK.

Its status as a tourist hotspot means the town buzzes with energy, especially during summer and holiday seasons, offering a lively but also busier atmosphere.

Cornwall's stunning landscapes and Falmouth's coastal charm provide a picturesque backdrop for studies, with beaches and outdoor activities at your doorstep. Falmouth retains a close-knit community vibe, allowing students to enjoy the best of both worlds: vibrant social opportunities and a tranquil setting to focus on academics, making it a memorable place to study and live.

Is Falmouth a safe place for students?

Falmouth is renowned for its safe and welcoming environment, making it an ideal place for students. The town boasts a low crime rate overall and has no obvious social issues that might be more prevalent in larger cities across the UK. While the town centre can become quite busy during peak seasons, it remains a safe space for students, with no major safety concerns to worry about. As with any location, we advise taking sensible precautions, especially during late-night outings.

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