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Student Accommodation in Falmouth

It's simple to reserve student accommodation in Falmouth with Casita. Falmouth is one of the most sought-after destinations for students in the UK, so you should start your search for student accommodation there as soon as possible. It won't be difficult at all to find your ideal student studio or en-suite accommodation when you have our team of housing experts at your disposal. Your needs can be met by one of our many Falmouth accommodation options, which include single rooms, shared rooms, en-suites, flats, penthouses, quadruplets, and more. To quickly secure a student room with Casita, get in touch with our bilingual, 24-hour staff.

About Falmouth

Falmouth is a town, port, and civil parish famous for its deep natural harbour on the Fal Estuary, and breathtaking beaches like Gyllyngvase and Swanpool. You’ll be studying and living in a place that others consider a holiday destination, with a beach always nearby for some downtime.

Best Places to Live in Falmouth

Falmouth has plenty of neighbourhoods and areas for students to call home during their study period. Our best student accommodations in Central Falmouth include Hydrogen. It offers great studio apartments with state-of-the-art amenities. All-inclusive bills are available. Additionally, personal contents insurance is part of your rent. Each apartment has its own door entry system and security key fob system. The building also has a 24-hour security system, a laundry room, and a study area. You can enjoy your coffee or breakfast in the coffee area if you'd like to mingle a little. There is quick Wi-Fi connectivity in the public spaces and across the entire building. You can also keep your bike in secure cycle storage. The facility staff is on hand to respond to inquiries and provide assistance as needed. You can study in the building's study booths if you desire a change of scenery from your room.

Cost of Living in Falmouth

In comparison to the rest of the UK, life is comparatively inexpensive. Falmouth is not overly pricey when compared to other places in the country, despite the fact that studying in the UK is never particularly inexpensive. For instance, buying groceries costs 10% less on average than in London, while eating out might cost up to 20% less. Rent is approximately £170 per week, while other living expenses are approximately £500 per month. 

Transportation in Falmouth

Falmouth is famous for its harbour. Falmouth’s harbour is considered to be the third deepest natural harbour in Western Europe and in the world. It has been the beginning and end of many numerous round-the-world record-breaking voyages, such as those of Dame Ellen MacArthur and Robin Knox-Johnston. Falmouth also has three railway stations. The train takes around  28 minutes inbound and 24 minutes outbound, and it stops at Perranwell, Penmere, Truro, Penryn, Falmouth Docks, and Falmouth Town.

Student Life in Falmouth

The city of Falmouth is the perfect student town with its variety of activities that you can enjoy whenever you want. You can try out surfing or sailing or so much more, not to mention plenty of delicious food and cafes for your morning coffee before classes. The best thing is that you can take your books and study on the serene beach, that’s the best way for the information to stick!

Attractions in Falmouth

Falmouth has a lot to offer. Falmouth’s well-known landmarks, tourist spots, and attractions include anything from parks and open spaces to museums and art galleries. In Falmouth, there is a place for you to enjoy whatever may interest you! Also, students can enjoy various free things in Falmouth. 

  1. Gyllyngvase Beach

This beach is located south of Falmouth town centre. The area was essentially a rural area until the 19th century, then at the beginning of the 20th century, the area became more built-up when tourism started to grow. Falmouth is known for its beautiful beaches and Gyllyngvase Beach is definitely one of them. 

  1. Pendennis Castle

This castle is an artillery fort constructed by Henry VIII near Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. It was established as a part of the King’s Device programme to be protected against invasions from the Holy Roman Empire and France. 

  1. National Maritime Museum Cornwall

This museum is located in a harbourside building at Falmouth, in Cornwall, UK. This museum was a result of a collaboration between the former Cornwall Maritime Museum in Falmouth and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and it opened in 2003. Unlike other national museums, the National Maritime Museum Cornwell receives no direct government support, and it’s also an independent charitable trust. The museum aims to promote awareness about the history of boats and the maritime heritage of Cornwall. 

Universities in Falmouth

As a city with a significant population of local and international students, Falmouth is home to many top-ranked universities and world-renowned institutions. Casita has options for student accommodation in Falmouth near the city’s universities, check some of them out below!

  1. Falmouth University

  • A Falmouth student accommodation option is near this university.

  • There are several bus stations near Falmouth University, including Herniss and Post Office, which are seven and six minutes away, respectively.

  • Many places of interest are nearby, including National Trust - Trelissick Garden and Penryn Museum.

  1. Falmouth Marine School

  • A student accommodation option in Falmouth is near this university.

  • There are several bus stations near Falmouth Marine School, including St Marys Catholic Church and Berkeley Cottages.

  • Many places of interest are nearby, including Pendennis Point and Pendennis Castle. 

Nearby Cities

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Falmouth, Casita offers student accommodation in these other UK cities as well: Plymouth.

Frequently Asked Questions:


When should I start looking for Falmouth student accommodation?

Starting your search for student accommodation in Falmouth early is recommended. The earlier, the better. Also, Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and the proximity to your university.


When should I book my accommodation for the September intake?

Securing student accommodation should be done around six months before your intake. Book your Falmouth student accommodation between January and March.


Are there short-term stays in Falmouth?

Yes, but you should check the availability of your Falmouth student accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


How much rent does a student pay for student accommodation in Falmouth?

The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Falmouth, specifically a single room, is around £150. Depending on the provider, other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more.


How do I pay for my student room in Falmouth?

Payment can be made via net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process. 


Can I pay my Falmouth student accommodation rent in instalments?

Yes, you can pay your rent in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a UK guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.


Are bills included in my rent?

It depends on the provider as many Falmouth student accommodation options offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent. At the same time, some also provide Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. However, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.


Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Falmouth?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Falmouth. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website! 


What is a guarantor, and will I need one?

A guarantor is a person who signs the rental contract with you and commits to paying your rent if you are unable to do so yourself. A guarantor is most often a family member, but it can be anyone. Most UK landlords require you to have a guarantor, so you’ll probably need to find one if you’re planning to study or live in Falmouth.


How do I complete my booking?

Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with booking your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is unavailable for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.


What should I look for when booking Falmouth student accommodation?

While searching for student accommodation in Falmouth, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, secure parking, and on-site laundry facilities, among others. 


What are the best areas for students to live in Falmouth?

There are many neighbourhoods and locales in Falmouth where students can make themselves at home while they are studying. Central Falmouth is among the top neighbourhoods to live in Falmouth.


What different accommodation types are available for students in Falmouth?

The types of student accommodation in Falmouth vary, ranging from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces. 


What are the different available room types?

The available room types in Falmouth student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms to private flats, apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses. 


Can I get a furnished student room in Falmouth?

Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in Falmouth that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and air, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.



Can I see the property before moving in?

Almost all Falmouth student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.


What’s the best mode of transportation in Falmouth?

When booking student accommodation in Falmouth, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the railway, take the ferry or the bus, hail a cab, cycle, or walk from one place to another.


What is dual occupancy student accommodation?

Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.


What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Falmouth?

Most Falmouth student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.


Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Falmouth?

Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Falmouth student accommodation providers are always the safest and most trustworthy student options. 


Are these Falmouth student accommodations secure?

Most of our available options for Falmouth student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account. 


Can only students book with Casita?

Mainly students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find suitable student accommodation in Falmouth, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation. 


Can my parents or guardian stay in my student accommodation in Falmouth for the first few days when I arrive?

While some Falmouth student flats may allow parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Falmouth has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information. 


Can I stay with a friend at the same student accommodation in Falmouth? 

This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.


What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?

At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you do not like your accommodation due to unforeseen or unexpected circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.

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