Our Luxury Student Accommodation in Exeter
Our collection of affordable luxury student accommodation in Exeter is some of the finest on offer in this picturesque city. If you’re seeking great student accommodation, you’ll love our houses and flats in Exeter. Our range of plush houses with first class facilities and stylish decor, is no doubt some of the best you’ll find in Exeter.
Our student accommodation in Exeter is ideally located so that you can enjoy the delights of the city, and also get to lectures easily. We know how important a convenient location is for students, and that’s why our accommodation is in the most sought after locations. Our Exeter student properties won’t fail to impress you. They are stylish, modern, and tastefully decorated with all the comforts you need. Choose one of our student houses or flats in Exeter and you’ll feel right at home in no time. Find out more about our student properties in Exeter below and information you might find useful to make the most of your time in Exeter.
What Does Our Student Accommodation Include?
We don’t believe in subpar accommodation at Almero, so you can forget staying in poor quality student digs.
Our student accommodation in Exeter is designed to give you the best place to live, with no hassle, for a stress-free university experience.
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, South West England and one that is rich in culture and heritage. Dating back to the Roman era, Exeter sits on The River Exe and is surrounded by steep city walls. Whilst the city itself might be ancient, it has a modern, vibrant feel and balances heritage and culture with a colourful vibe. With so many things to do, it’s easy to see why students are attracted here.
As Exeter is situated in the heart of Devon, there is a healthy balance of city life and countryside. Fancy cycling to the rurality of the many green spaces? Grab your bicycle and get pedalling! Or if you fancy checking out a space slightly closer to your student abode, there are plenty of parks and gardens just waiting to be visited.
Exeter’s size makes it an ideal spot for shopping with not only big High Street brands on offer, but independent boutiques. Stop off for a bite to eat in between shop-hopping, and explore a whole range of restaurants, tearooms, and charming cafes with great views of the city. Be sure to also check out the annual Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink, which takes place in April each year.
After a hard day’s studying, you might be keen to check out the nightlife and Exeter has options to choose from in abundance. For an authentic pub experience, head to the Cathedral Yard and High Street, where you can taste real ales and fine wines. There are also plenty of clubs in the city centre for you to dip your dancing toe into. Whether it’s some after-hours downtime or all-out boogie, Exeter has got you covered.
Our student accommodation is situated near Exeter’s excellent transport links, making it easy for you to travel all around Exeter, whether you are studying or sight-seeing.
Universities In Exeter
The University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is a public research university based in Exeter, South West England. A member of the Russell Group of UK universities, it combines excellence in teaching and research. Its motto is Lucem sequimur (we follow the light). The University of Exeter is organised into six academic colleges. Their many research institutes and centres include the Centre for Leadership Studies, the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, the Living Systems Institute and the Environment and Sustainability Institute. Its research themes are often interdisciplinary, and include climate change, translational medicine and exoplanets.
What To Do in Exeter
Exeter is renowned for its pleasingly picturesque surroundings and its ideal balance of city and rural life. In this friendly and diverse city, students can enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle whilst having fast and easy access to the beautiful landscapes of South West England.
Visit Exeter Farmers Market
Exeter Farmers Market is a treasure trove of quality produce. Located at Fore St/South Street Junction, from 9am to 2pm every Thursday, you can expect to find a range of local produce to suit all taste buds. A foodie hotspot showcasing local meats, holiday treats, and honey gifts from Dartmoor bees, this really is a hive of all things tasty. More farmers markets.
Visit the High street in Castle Quarter
An especially historic corner of the city with an eclectic collection of shops and services and an identity all of its own. The area is well known as the gateway to the venue for the annual Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink which takes place in the courtyard of Exeter Castle and the pretty neighbouring public park, Northernhay Gardens.
Visit Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Bicton Gardens is one of Devon’s most visited attractions and provides family activities to suit all ages.
Popular Places to Eat in Exeter
Your student accommodation comes complete with a fully equipped kitchen, large fridge freezer and all modern appliances, but there will, of course, be times when you wish to see what the city of Exeter has to offer in terms of eateries. Here are a few of the ones that will definitely be worth writing home about.
For a Sunday roast away from home, this is the place to visit. The food is fantastic value for money and there are copious options available for Vegetarians, Vegans and Gluten-free. With a buzzing atmosphere and excellent choice of beers on tap, it’s certainly one to visit. Take note from previous Exeter-alumni, J.K Rowling, as it’s rumoured to be the inspiration behind The Leaky Cauldron in Harry Potter.
On The Waterfront
As the name would suggest, this is situated down at the Exeter Quayside and located in a spectacular 19th century warehouse. On The Waterfront has it all, from locally sourced ingredients (think grass-pastured Devon cows) to speciality pizzas, it ticks all the student boxes.
Located an ideal 5 minute walk away from the multi-artform theatre; Exeter Phoenix, this meze bar is a Turkish treasure hidden within the city of Exeter. Offering a mouth-watering menu, with tasty and colourful food, you’ll leave with a full stomach and not-too empty pockets. A win-win!
The Restaurant at The Salutation Inn
A great place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or passing of those ultra-important exams, this is eatery present the finest of foods and is a firm favourite with the locals of Exeter.
Known as ‘The Impy’ to its student base, this restaurant benefits from being super close to campus, with a huge beer garden. Perfect for those sunny, summer days, the food is great value for money and portion sizes are generous.
Alternative Places To Study
If your feel stepping foot outside of your student accommodation or feel like a change of scenery for your studying needs, here are some of the best alternative places to study:
Exeter Library: Take a step back in time and head for the quiet atmosphere of Exeter Library. Located on Castle Street and a short walk from the RAMM, the library itself benefits from a recent refurbishment complete with free WiFi, bookable meeting rooms, fab lab and cafe and garden terrace. Open from 9am most weekdays and closing at 7pm on certain evenings, you can still maintain a lie-in on lecture-less mornings.
The Coffee Cellar: A comfy, boho British café serving strong coffee and tea, this coffee shop makes the ideal early-morning study spot. The original architectural arches make for a fantastical authentic experience and the service is both speedy and friendly. Just what you want when you need to focus on those revision cards. Head to the historic Quays and it won’t be long until you come across it.
Cosy Club: If you wish to study in a quirky venue, you’ll have found the right place for it. Not only can you take comfort in the high ceilings and intriguing decor, the plentiful menu and extensive drinks list will be sure to get you through those studious afternoons.
Popular Student Areas
Central, Chudleigh, Clifton Hill, Countess Wear, Elmside, Exminster. Heavitree and Mount Pleasant.
Exeter plays host to many student-friendly areas, all within easy access of your student home. Whether it be a shopping trip for study material or a wander through the countryside between lectures, here are a couple of exciting places we recommend visiting during your time as a student:
The Historic Quayside is an attractive part of the city itself and a popular shopping spot for students. It also possesses an array of eateries, pubs and cafes, alongside options for boat and cycle hire.
The waterfront boasts the Quay Climbing Centre, AS Watersports offering tuition on both Kayaking and canoeing, and a fantastic ten pin bowling lanes.
The Duryard Valley
Located literally on the University’s campus, this is a hidden gem for hikers and the incredible views will have you gasping for that crisp, Exeter air. The meadows and woodland play the perfect host to a range of wildlife and with acres of space, there are many spectacular walking routes available.
Explore Underground Passages
“Built in the fourteenth century, this 400m warren of vaulted passages was designed to bring fresh drinking water into medieval Exeter – and today you can don a hard hat and join a guided tour”(Lloyd, 2018)
Strolls around Exeter Quay
“As well as being a lovely spot for a drink in the sunshine, the Quay is a great jumping-off point (not literally; no swimming allowed!) for boat trips. Go wildlife-watching on a sailing to Exmouth, or take the flat-bottomed Butts Ferry across the Exe – it’s hand-pulled on a cable over the water” ”(Lloyd, 2018)
Visit the Fat Pig
“A brewery, distillery and smokehouse with a steampunk vibe, this old Victorian pub is an Exeter legend. The on-site works produce gin, rum and vodka, plus bottles of their own-recipe moonshine and a cracking selection of craft ales”(Lloyd, 2018)
What To Do In Exeter On Weekends?
Check out AS Watersports down at The Quay and find yourself fully equipped to dabble in waterfront activities. Not only do they sell Canoe, Kayaks and all the kit necessary to immerse yourself in the world of water, but they run courses and host demo days, meaning it might not be long until you’re paddling your way to a new sport.
Experience a great adventure
Based at Clyst St. Mary on the outskirts of Exeter, Crealy Adventure park has been voted ‘Family Attraction of the Year’ for five year’s running and it’s easy to see why. It offers outstanding value for its visitors and features an exciting array of events, from amazing rides and live shows to animal attractions. One to take the family to when visiting.
Take a stroll along the Duryard Valley or breath in the crisp air of the Halsdon Nature Reserve. Whichever open space floats your boat, stretch those studious legs and visit one of Exeter’s famous green spaces.
From the artsy Exeter Phoenix on Gandy Street, to the cool Cavern Club on Queen Street, Exeter hosts great venues for live music and you can be sure to pencil performances in every Friday and Saturday.
Get on a ferry
Running in the summer, the ‘Butt’s Ferry’ is a bath-tub like ferry propelled across by a ferryman pulling on a wire. So, it’s not a ferry in the literal sense, but one of a handful of ‘floating bridges’ in the whole of the UK.
Take a day trip
From the seaside town of Exmouth to the natural beauty that is Woodbury Common, there are copious places to visit in and around Exeter – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Places To Go Out At Night
The Monkey Suit: Head deep into town and you’ll come across this charming place that can’t work out whether it’s a bar or a club. But that’s okay as you’ll be having too much fun to even care. There’s fun to be had at every corner, with cocktails, craft beers, comfy nooks, and private rooms on offer. Don your best dancing shoes and get sipping.
The Oddfellows: A great gastropub with cosy wood flooring and a classic cocktail lounge, this pub cum bar has something for everyone. They pride themselves on doing only excellent cocktails, using fresh and local as their eternal motto. You can even partake in a cocktail masterclass. Just enquire at the bar!
Timepiece: Set over 3 floors with a huge beer garden, this lively and vibrant club is a firm student favourite. For nights dedicated to indie, electro, house and all the cheesy classics, Timepiece is the go-to place to let your hair down. With live music every Friday and late night burgers, you can be sure you’re in the right place outside of lecture time.
Cavern: This underground arena plays host to some of the best live music in Exeter. Known for their indie, punk and drum n bass nights, this venue serves up musical delight and is a real asset of the live music scene in Exeter. Dance to your heart’s content, with no worries or interruption.
Famous Landmarks in Exeter
Exeter is packed full of impressive places to go and see. From ancient architecture to winding tunnels you won’t have to travel too far from your studious doorstep to take in the sights. These are some of the best places to go and take a look at during your studies in Exeter.
You can’t visit Exeter and not see the stunning Cathedral. It is a beautiful sight to behold and contains experienced guides to take you on a free tour as part of your visit. Only a twenty minute stroll from Mount Pleasant, there is no reason not to explore the history of this ancient masterpiece.
Open from 7.30am until dusk, the site of Northernhay Gardens is not one to miss. It originally formed part of the original defences of Exeter Castle and makes for a wonderful Sunday stroll. It offers exceptional views of the city and its welcome peace and quiet can be found just a few minutes walk away for the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is the largest in the city. It contains collections in the areas of Zoology, Geology, fine art, and anthropology. There are over a million objects to be amazed by in the museum and is definitely one to visit with your new found university friends.
Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
From one historic museum to another born in the 90’s, the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is home to one of the largest collections of material relating to the moving image in Britain. Alongside being an accredited museum, it also boasts an incredible academic research facility. There are audio clips throughout the museum and dedicated screenings of Bill Douglas’s masterpiece, Comrades.
If you’re after something a little darker, quite literally, then head to Exeter’s many underground passages. Built to house the pipes that brought clean drinking water into medieval Exeter, these passages date all the way back to the 14th Century and are the only ones open to the general public. Narrow, winding and definitely interesting, this will be a visit to remember!