Park Wood Houses

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18 November 2018

Quite expensive for rather small rooms. Noise tracrks easily through the Walls. Kitchen is big but doesn't facilitate 6 people everyone wants to eat. Great socisk experience as it's a good community. also close to bus stop and new store.

18 November 2018

Really nice area of campus but is ruined by the complete lack of social spaces. Kitchens in 5 bed houses are barely big enough to fit everyone in. Big of a trek from some parts of campus but lights are on all night so good for walking back. Fair amount of storage space in the rooms

18 November 2018

The location was lovely, like living in a mini village of students. The walk to campus was quick, and I liked not being into of everything so noise wasn't an issue. I lived in the 6 bedroom house, which was spacious and had large areas you could gather socially. Room provided enough storage for a student room, and was bigger than I'd hoped. Sink in the room meant you didn't always have to wait for people to shower to brush your teeth. A nice social area as everyone back doors lead to the same patches of grass so could easily go and join others and meet your neighbours.

18 November 2018

I stayed on campus for 2 years and stayed in parkwood houses both years, the first year the house was great, freshly decorated, modern and functional space. Only downside was the kitchen wasnt a very social space as there weren't any comfy places to sit. The parkwood area was a great place to live very social, close to main campus and had the safety of campus security. Second year, all the pros of the area still existed but they house had not been renovated in a long time so was very old looking. My room was dark and and the decor was gross, kitchen was actually more social but much much smaller.

18 November 2018

Overall very nice accommodation, the facilities are good and the rooms were very modern with a large kitchen shared between 6. I shared a bathroom with one other which was very practical and worked. However, as it is a court of houses its not as social as halls. Also it was quite far from the washing machines and slightly out of the way of main campus.

18 November 2018

I lived in a 5 bed renovated parkwood house. My bedroom was lovely, freshly decorated with plenty of storage. It's a short 10/15 minute walk from campus and a couple of minutes from the shop 'essentials' and now the newly opened woodys bar and social space. The downpoints of my halls of residence were the the kitchen was very small for 5 people and we only had one fridge, definitely not enough room for more than one person to cook at a time. The other issue is that some of the 5 bed parkwood properties have been recently renovated and some have not (and are considerably less nice) , but they both cost the same. So you just have to hope for a renovated house. Overall it was a nice and handy place to be for my first year of study

8 July 2018

It was a really nice atmosphere as it felt like a community - I really enjoyed living in houses as opposed to flats, as that felt more like home to me. Our house was quite outdated as it was one of the last to be renovated, so we didn’t have any of the mod cons. There were actually safety concerns about the older houses and one house did catch alight, which was scary. The students’ bedrooms were destroyed so they had to be housed elsewhere. I do think they should have prioritised the renovation of park wood in order to avoid something like that. Overall, it was a nice vibe but the houses themselves weren’t much to write home about. Also the ovens STANK so you had to wear ‘cooking clothes’ and change every time you were in the kitchen. Everyone could tell if you lived in park wood because you smelt bad, which was embarrassing. Also, no living room so no space to socialise with housemates (unless yo wanted to smell like cooking!)

21 June 2018

I loved staying in Parkwood, considering it is the cheapest option the room was nicely furnished and it's quite nice being in a mini student village. The biggest drawback in my opinion is that the kitchen is only small so there isn't a nice community space to bond with your housemates!

19 June 2018

Stayed in Purchas Court first year, house was a decent size and rooms wasn't bad for student accommodation. Helped that everyone in the flat got on.

13 June 2018

Location is great because you’re close to main campus but off of it enough to enjoy the times of quiet, as well as the nature surrounding it. Facilities are good, everything you’d want and expect. Made a great friend with one of my house mates. And my room was comfortable and big enough to have everything you wanted.

3 May 2018

The location of my halls was perfect. I was a 1 or 2 minute walk away from the local shop and bar. I was a 5/10 minute walk from central campus. The facilities were good too. I had two showers in my house, a spacious kitchen, and 6 bedrooms. The house was very modern also which I liked. The social experience was amazing as the park wood houses are all within walking distance of each other so it’s very easy to make friends and meet people. My room was very modern, although it was a single bed it was spacious and I had a desk and many drawers for storage space.

21 April 2018

Although the houses always seemed sooo much further away than the other accommodation-it really is only a 10 minute walk! And the walk to campus along the Parkwood path is so stunning in the summer and autumn! The facilities were okay-the kitchen in my 5-bed was too small really for us all to sit in. But the social experience totally made up for it! I made so many friends both in and around the house. There were lots of outdoor parties so people from all around came along-it became a real community

18 April 2018

Parkwood is located on campus, about five to ten minutes away from the centre of campus. It’s the cheapest accommodation but allows for the best parties and socialisation. It gets cleaned once a week and all of my best pals at uni that I meant in parkwood at still my best pals now.

18 March 2018

Coming from a off campus accommodation where I've stayed during the first term Park Wood was a real upgrade. What I like the most is the fact that leaving in the halls you really are at the centre of the whole university life and experience, which helps especially if you're an exchange student. The social experience is much easier and so is walking to lecture.

5 March 2018

Generally nice house that was renovated recently to a good standard. Where I am Isn't particularly that social but in other parts there are often house parties, so the possibility to meet new people. Isn't so close to where I do my lectures but being the cheapest for accommodation I don't mind.

5 March 2018

I’m in a 5 bed house. Room is really big and comfy, plenty of storage. Kitchen is a bit small but manageable. It’s a bit of a walk from main campus but it’s a nice walk, and parkwood itself is a really nice place to live

4 March 2018

Alright location 10-15 minutes walk from central campus. Had it’s own Essentials shop to buy things such as food, utilities etc instead of going into town. Found it easy to socialise as you saw the same familiar faces. The halls itself was very nice a lot of storage and personal space.

4 March 2018

The Parkwood Houses were lovely to live in they had a lot of storage it was like living in your house at home. Location was a good 10-15 minutes walk from central campus. It also had its own shop if you needed anything instead of going to town or central campus. Living in Parkwood I found it easy to socialise as you more or less saw the same people walking around most of the time.

23 February 2018

The rooms are well sized and cosy however they are a bit outdated and a lot of doffeeent things go wrong quickly however the repairs team reacts quickly and are super friendly as well as the close by facilities of the shop and the laundry. The laundry needs to be improved but is of a decent quality. It is by far the friendliest part of campus and everyone is very nice and considerate of other people’s feelings. However the WiFi is very poor in the rooms.

10 February 2018

Too sleek, but the house is quite spacious and rooms are decently sized, walls are a disgusting colour however, more thought into colour schemes. Walls are also way too thin and noise from other housemates travels very easily. The layout of the houses outside and general feel of Parkwood is like a rough neighbourhood, not entirely comfortable about that part.

29 December 2017

Although it’s far from the main campus, it’s a nice walk and a good location. The houses are really nice. I’m in a 5 bed house - the kitchen couldn’t be slightly bigger, it’s a bit cramped, but it’s nice to have my own space rather than on a floor with loads of other people

29 December 2017

Slightly off campus but it's not a bad walking distance. Lypeatt is probably the easiest to live in as it's closest to the shop/laundry/campus

28 December 2017

Very nice community, clean houses but could be refurbished. Cleaners came sometimes so that could be fixed to make them come more regularly.

28 December 2017

Cheapest accommodation on campus. It’s not very spacious but very friendly. You get to know your housemates and neighbours very quickly