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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
Student-certified: on Trustpilot

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The Village @ The Viaduct

Private Room/ Studio Flat

Ainsley St, Durham DH1 4BJ, United Kingdom Distance From University

About The Village @ The Viaduct

The Village @ The Viaduct: The walkthrough

The VIllage @ The Viaduct feels like home, right from the moment you walk in. A short walk from the University of Durham and a beautiful location on Ainsley St. are just an added bonus. This amazing student accommodation is designed in a comfy, homely manner but with top-of-the-line facilities.

The Village @ The Viaduct Durham offers ensuite rooms and studio flats, making perfect options available depending on your requirements for privacy and space. With all your bills included in the rent, you won’t have anything on your mind as you enjoy a stunning stay in Durham. 

We love a lil extra

The amenities are plentiful here at The Village. Along with the usual amenities you see at every student accommodation, there are some extra amenities here to make your stay even more comfortable.

  • On-site Laundry Facilities

  • On-site events

  • Bike Storage

  • Study Lounge

  • Pool Table

Know thy neighbourhood

Ainsley Street is a quaint neighbourhood located close to the Durham City Centre. Along with a quiet neighbourhood, the hustle and bustle of the city centre is just a short walk away. Midnight crisps craving? Don’t you worry, mate.

  • Tesco Express - 7-minute walk

  • University Hospital of North Durham - 4-minute drive

  • Boots Pharmacy - 8-minute walk

  • Halifax Bank - 9-minute walk

  • Wharton Park - 18-minute walk

  • Clayport Library - 12-minute walk

  • Durham Museum and Heritage Centre - 16-minute walk

Wheeling your way around Durham

The beautiful city of Durham is connected through several bus links. With stations close to your student accommodation, you can take a chance to explore the town whenever you want. The train station is also close by. Going away for a fortnight to Stockholm for my summer holiday?

  • Durham Railway Station - 9-minute walk

  • Durham Bus Stop - 6-minute walk

  • Milburngate Stand B -9-minute walk

Living it up at The Village @ The Viaduct

Absolutely knackered after a long day? We got something for you. No college experience is complete without parties and those crazy nights out. The Village is located close to some of the best bars, pubs, restaurants, and cafes that Durham has to offer for a truly unforgettable time at University.

  • Pubs and Bars - The Station House - 0.2 miles, The Water House - 0.4 miles, The Waiting Room - 0.7 miles

  • Restaurants - Alishaan - 0.3 miles, 56 Restaurant - 0.3 miles, Krave Burger and Grill - 0.4 miles

  • Cafes - Bean Social - 0.3 miles, The Jumping Bean - 0.4 miles, Leonard’s Coffee House - 0.6 miles 

The best way to live while studying at University of Durham is living at The Village @ The Viaduct. Hurry and book your room today!

Pandemic Shield: Features and Measures

Cancel for free

Common area cleaning

Flexible move-in

Free self-quarantine

Hand sanitizer stations

No Visa, No Pay

Online check-in

PPE for on-site staff

Social distancing markers

Features

Free CityBlock Discount Card

Parcel Service

Close to City Centre

Onsite maintenance

On-Site Laundry Facilities

Study lounge

Bike Storage

Wifi

Safety

24 Hour Security

CCTV

Price also includes

Electricity Bill

Gas Bill

Heating Bill

Water Bill

Wifi

Book Your Room in The Village @ The Viaduct

Private Room(3 types to choose from)

Standard Single En-Suite

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Standard Single Ensuite is nicely built holding good storage space. It offers a single bed, private bathroom, and a fully equipped shared kitchen.

Duration
51 weeks

Move in
18 Sep 2021

Move out
9 Sep 2022

Price
£131/week

Total
£6,662

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Min. Duration
17 weeks

Move in
6 May 2021

Move out
10 Sep 2021

Price
£128/week

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Duration
51 weeks

Move in
19 Sep 2020

Move out
10 Sep 2021

Price
£128/week

Total
£6,510

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Budget Single Ensuite

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Budget Single Ensuite is nicely built holding good storage space. It offers a small double bed, a private bathroom, and a fully equipped shared kitchen.

Duration
51 weeks

Move in
18 Sep 2021

Move out
9 Sep 2022

Price
£125/week

Total
£6,357

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Min. Duration
17 weeks

Move in
6 May 2021

Move out
10 Sep 2021

Price
£123/week

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Loft Style Single En-Suite

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Loft Style Single Ensuite is nicely built holding good storage space. It offers a single bed, a private bathroom, and a fully equipped shared kitchen.

Duration
51 weeks

Move in
18 Sep 2021

Move out
9 Sep 2022

Price
£133/week

Total
£6,764

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Duration
51 weeks

Move in
19 Sep 2020

Move out
10 Sep 2021

Price
£127/week

Total
£6,479

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Studio Flat(3 types to choose from)

Superior Plus Self Contained Studio

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Superior Self-contained Studio is for those who need complete privacy. It offers a private bedroom, private bathroom, living area, and a fully equipped private kitchen.

Duration
51 weeks

Move in
18 Sep 2021

Move out
9 Sep 2022

Price
£175/week

Total
£8,900

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Min. Duration
17 weeks

Move in
6 May 2021

Move out
10 Sep 2021

Price
£170/week

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Duration
51 weeks

Move in
19 Sep 2020

Move out
10 Sep 2021

Price
£167/week

Total
£8,473

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Superior Self Contained Studio

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Superior Self Contained Studio is for those who need complete privacy. It offers a private bedroom, private bathroom, living area, and a fully equipped private kitchen.

Duration
51 weeks

Move in
18 Sep 2021

Move out
9 Sep 2022

Price
£165/week

Total
£8,391

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Min. Duration
17 weeks

Move in
6 May 2021

Move out
10 Sep 2021

Price
£160/week

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Duration
51 weeks

Move in
19 Sep 2020

Move out
10 Sep 2021

Price
£160/week

Total
£8,137

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Studio Apartment

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

 The studio apartment is for those who need complete privacy. It offers a private bedroom, private bathroom, living area, and a fully equipped private kitchen.

Duration
51 weeks

Move in
18 Sep 2021

Move out
9 Sep 2022

Price
£211/week

Total
£10,731

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Duration
51 weeks

Move in
19 Sep 2020

Move out
10 Sep 2021

Price
£201/week

Total
£10,217

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Payment Info

To reserve a room we require a £100 holding deposit, which will be registered as a tenancy deposit with the Deposit Protection Service once you sign your Tenancy Agreement.

Students can pay annually in advance, (no guarantor required for this option)

You can pay in termly instalments (August, October, January and April), you will need a UK guarantor.

Booking Info

Updates To Policy

Cancellations after signing Tenancy Agreement
If, for any reason you decide to cancel your room after signing the Tenancy Agreement the following will apply depending on your circumstances: 

Government Travel restrictions preventing travel to the UK.
If you secure your accommodation by signing your tenancy agreement and then Government imposed travel restrictions (UK or overseas) prevent you from travelling to the UK to take up your place at University, then you can either:

a) Request to delay the start of the Tenancy period: If you wish to request that the start of your tenancy be put back to the nearest Saturday (Durham & Reading) or Sunday (Lancaster) to the first day of the month in which the restrictions are lifted and you are able to travel to the UK. This request must be submitted in writing by email or to the relevant site Lettings Office and needs to be received by us as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours prior to the tenancy start date. If sufficient evidence is provided, we will change your tenancy start date to the nearest Saturday (Durham & Reading) or Sunday (Lancaster) to the first day of the month in which the travel restrictions are lifted. Written confirmation of your new tenancy start date will be sent to you and a credit applied to your account for any rent paid for the period from your original tenancy start date to the new tenancy start date.

b) Request to cancel the Tenancy due to no longer attending University:
If Government Travel restrictions preventing you from travelling to the UK mean you are no longer able to attend University and you wish to request to cancel your Tenancy, you will need to submit official written evidence from the university confirming that you have cancelled your studies and will not be enrolled as a student at the University for the 2020/21 academic year. This must be submitted in writing by email or to the relevant site Lettings Office and needs to be received by us as soon as possible but no later than 48
hours prior, to the tenancy start date. If clear evidence, for example, a letter or official communication from the university or official Government Guidelines, is provided you will be eligible for release from the tenancy agreement and the full deposit will be returned. No fees will be charged.

 The face to face course at University has a delayed start

If you secure your accommodation by signing your tenancy agreement and then your University changes the official start date of the face-to-face course you are enrolled on to a later date, we will put back the start of your tenancy, to the nearest Saturday (Durham & Reading) or Sunday (Lancaster) to the first day of the month in which your course starts. You will not be liable for any rent from your original tenancy start date to the new tenancy start date. Official evidence from the University that the course you are enrolled on is a face-to-face course and the start has been delayed, must be submitted in writing by email or to the relevant site Lettings Office and needs to be received by us as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the tenancy start date. If clear evidence, for example, a letter or official communication from the university is provided, we will change your tenancy start date to the nearest Saturday (Durham & Reading) or Sunday (Lancaster) to the first day of the month in which your course now commences. We will send you written
confirmation of your new tenancy start date and a credit will be applied to your account for
any rent paid for the period from your original tenancy start date to the new tenancy start
date.

Regular Cancellation Policy

Cancellations before the Deadline for Agreement (14 days)


If for any reason you decide to cancel your booking within 14 days of submitting your booking (Deadline for Agreement), CityBlock will refund your holding deposit to you. You will not be charged any fees.

Cancellations outside the Deadline for Agreement (14 days)

If for any reason you decide to cancel your room after 14 days of submitting your booking (Deadline for Agreement), the holding deposit will be retained by CityBlock to cover administrative and marketing costs incurred and no refund will be due to you. 

Change of Mind, accepted onto a placement, booked alternative accommodation, failed exams etc.

If for reasons such as but not limited to, change of mind, accepted onto a placement, booked alternative accommodation failed exams, you decide to cancel your booking after signing the appropriate Tenancy Agreement, you will have to pay the full rent due under your Tenancy Agreement until the end of your contracted time regardless of the time you move out of your accommodation. The exception to this is if a suitable replacement tenant is found for your Room (suitability decision is at CityBlock’s discretion). You are responsible for finding a replacement tenant to take over your room. CityBlock will help and support you on the search for a replacement tenant; however, the responsibility lies with you. If a replacement tenant is found for your Room, CityBlock will release you from your obligations once we receive the replacement tenant’s signed Tenancy Agreement and rent payment. 

You will be liable for any rent owed until the start date of the replacement tenant's Tenancy Agreement. Additionally, you will incur an Early Termination Fee of £100.00 as stipulated in your Tenancy Agreement, which CityBlock will use to cover administrative and marketing costs incurred together with the costs of preparing the room for the replacement tenant. CityBlock will refund your Tenancy Deposit once the Early Termination Fee and any outstanding rent or invoices are settled.

 Illness

If you wish to leave the accommodation due to illness, this will be assessed on a case-bycase basis. The request to cancel must be submitted in writing by email or to the relevant site Lettings Office, together with any documentation supporting the reasons for the request. Until a decision is made you will remain liable for all rent. If a tenancy release is not granted, you will be required to find a replacement person before you are released from your tenancy. If you are granted a tenancy release, you will be liable for any rent owed until the agreed release date. Additionally, you will incur an Early Termination Fee of £100.00 as stipulated in your Tenancy Agreement, which CityBlock will use to cover administrative and marketing costs incurred together with the costs of preparing the room for any replacement tenant.

 Pre-fresher

If you would like to cancel your accommodation because you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and your offer of a place at your preferred University/Higher Education Institution is withdrawn by the University/Higher Education Institution as a result of you not achieving their required entry grades you will need to let us know in writing either by email or by letter to the relevant site Lettings Office and provide a copy of:

  •  a written rejection letter from your chosen university/college or UCAS or
  •  a screenshot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved 


These document(s) must be received by us within 7 calendar days from the date your results
are published. On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided we
are satisfied, your tenancy deposit will be refunded and your Tenancy Agreement will no
longer be binding. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Travel restrictions (UK or overseas) are preventing me from moving into my room at CityBlock. Can I change my tenancy start date?

 Yes, you can request a delay to the start of your tenancy - this request must be submitted in writing no later than 48 hours prior to your tenancy start date, with appropriate evidence. A credit will be applied to your account for any difference in rent due to the amended dates.

Q. I am canceling my university studies this year due to travel restrictions preventing me from traveling to the UK. Can I cancel my room at CityBlock?

 If you wish to request to cancel your tenancy due to travel restrictions, you will need to let us know in writing no later than 48 hours prior to your tenancy start date, with appropriate evidence. (university letter or other official communication). If your request is successful your full deposit will be returned, and no fees will be charged.

Q. My university is delaying the start date of my face-to-face university course. Am I able to delay my tenancy start date?

 Yes – if your university changes the official start date of the face-to-face course you are enrolled on, we can amend your tenancy dates to suit your studies. We will need clear evidence of this (university letter or other official communication) no later than 48 hours prior to your tenancy start date. A credit will be applied to your account for any difference in rent due to the amended dates.

Q. I am a prospective first year student and I missed the grades to get into the university I wanted. Can I cancel my room at CityBlock?

Yes – you will need to let us know in writing with a copy of either your rejection letter from your chosen university/college or a screenshot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved. We will need this information within 7 days of you receiving your results.

Q. Can I Smoke?
City Block has adopted a no smoking policy for your safety and the comfort of other residents. This includes the use of e-cigarettes and vape pens.

Q. Is There Car Parking Available?
No, as all of our sites are in city-centre locations we are unable to provide parking. We are always happy to advise on alternative parking options locally.

Q.How Will, I Get My Post & parcels?
Each flat within CityBlock has a communal post box and each studio has its own individual post box. All postboxes are located in the entrance foyer and are lockable. Staff are available to accept your parcels.

Q.Do I Need My Own Insurance?
Each resident is responsible for the insurance of their own personal possessions. Our preferred partner is Endsleigh Insurance who are able to offer a specialist service to our residents if required.

Why book The Village @ The Viaduct with Unilodgers

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