If you decide that homestay accommodation isn't for you then there are various alternative options for you to choose from.
You could choose to rent directly from a landlord. This may include renting a flat/studio apartment by yourself or with a friend, or you could rent a room in a house where you will share facilities (such as a kitchen and bathroom) with other tenants.
Another popular option is to rent a room in private student accommodation through an agency. Often this will include renting a furnished room in a shared flat (usually 4-8 people), and many accommodation blocks now offer rooms with en-suite bathrooms, or one bed studio apartments.
There are numerous student accommodation agencies in Sheffield (such as Claypenny Properties) with accommodation in various locations across the city, including some of the options featured below. As The Sheffield College does not have a partnership with Claypenny (this page is provided merely as an example of the type of accommodation available) students will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation through whichever private company they choose.
Remember, if you decide to rent privately (whether through a landlord or an agency) you will be responsible for arranging and paying for your own accommodation during your stay in Sheffield.
Claypenny is a very highly regarded provider of student accommodation in Sheffield, having been praised for Outstanding Customer Service by Sheffield City Council, and a previous winner of the council’s Private Landlord of the Year award. There are over 100 Google reviews posted about Claypenny, the vast majority of which are overwhelmingly positive, leading to a star rating of 4.8 out of 5 and making them one of the most trusted specialist student landlords within the city.
The four mile stretch of Ecclesall Road is by far the most popular student housing area in Sheffield. Along the main road you’ll find one of the most diverse selections of premium restaurants, cafes, and bars in the region, along with high quality supermarkets and independent shops. Nestled within this desirable area are over 30 Claypenny student properties, offering everything from luxury one bed apartments to large, shared houses.
All of Clapenny’s properties feature modern IKEA furnishings, and many include additional highlights, such as digital TV aerials and locks for each individual room, as well as free parking, outdoor communal areas and modern fitted kitchens.
Properties in the Ecclesall Road area are approximately a 30-minute walk from The Sheffield College, with excellent public transport links for a quicker commute.
The attractive leafy area of Broomhall is dotted with fantastic restaurants and indie coffee bars and is in close proximity to Sheffield’s famous Botanical Gardens. Nestled between Broomhill and Ecclesall Road, students residing in Broomhall have the advantage of being located between two of the most popular student areas within the city, whilst also being just 20 minutes walk from Sheffield’s City Centre, 20 minutes from Endcliffe Park, one of the city’s large parks open to the public, and just 30 minutes walk to The Sheffield College.
As with Ecclesall Road area, all of Claypenny’s Broomhall properties include modern IKEA furnishings and fitted kitchens. Highlights for each property vary, but can include super-fast fibre optic broadband, outdoor communal areas, open plan kitchen/living areas and large bedrooms with private locks and digital TV aerials.