Sparkford House, new purpose-built student accommodation is located in 4-5, Sparkford Rd, Winchester. Situated in the heart of Winchester right across from the University of Winchester, you can literally roll out of bed and head for classes in just 30 seconds! It is also a short distance away from the Winchester School of Art with the bus stop being a minute away on foot and the train station an easy 9 minutes walk away. They offer a range of studios from a Standard, Premium, Luxury and VIP, and also cater to couples. All the studios are self-contained, made with innovative design, spacious layout and lots of storage keeping the student’s needs in mind.
All the studios are a haven for the university student and are designed to be like a home away from home catering to their every need. The well-appointed rooms come with a super comfy bed, a large wardrobe with ample storage space, your own comfortable study space, a well-equipped kitchen with your own individual fridge, a digital TV with free Netflix and a private en-suite bathroom which lets you practice your bathroom singing as loudly as you want! Step outside your studio into the communal area where you can meet and mingle with your flat mates. If you feel like cooking together, head to the shared kitchen or grab your free breakfast and cup of coffee on your way to classes. You can keep up with your work-out at the fully fitted modern gym and keep your clothes nice and clean with the on-site laundry in the building. Get your mail and important documents right in your room with the private mailbox. The Sparkford House keeps everything in mind and also provides disabled access for wheelchairs.
The Sparkford House, Winchester offers a utility package that includes all basic utilities.
Security and access:
The Sparkford House in Winchester provides all-round security with CCTV cameras, electronic access control and a secure video intercom.
Winchester is well-connected with transport links all over. The National Express and a train station offer easy connections to London, Heathrow airport and Gatwick airport.
There’s a lot to do and discover outside Sparkford House as well as inside the student accommodation. Located in the middle of Winchester, it has something for everyone. Steeped in history, Winchester is best known for its medieval cathedral, Winchester Cathedral and is also the final resting place of the celebrated author Jane Austen, buried in the cathedral. Looking for your daily dose of caffeine? Then look no further than Costa coffee or Café Winchester for a brilliant cup of coffee and local produce. If you and your squad is looking for a place to party hard after studying hard, head over to the Overdraft Craft Ale Bar and Taqueria or go for a quiet drink at the St. James tavern, a cosy pub with a quaint antique interior. For every day needs, the supermarket is just a 30 second walk away and walk just 12 minutes away to fulfil all your shopping needs at places like White Stuff Winchester or New Look. Head to the Library for a quiet moment or two, just a minute away on foot from Sparkford House. For a bite to eat, head to the Cote Brasserie for delicious French cuisine serving regional specialties and traditional classics or walk down to Tanoshii Fusion LTD for traditional Asian food.
Price Also Include
Book your room
Admin Fees of £120 and one month’s rent is payable to confirm the booking and accept the offer.
Pay in Full to get £200 discount
Monthly Payments, required a UK guarantor
A refundable Security Deposit equivalent to 4 weeks rent is payable. You pay 6 weeks rent as a security deposit if you choose a Termly Payment Plan and do no have a UK based guarantor.
Once accepted the offer, you cannot cancel your booking. If you do wish to cancel, you will be required to find a suitable replacement tenant who is willing to take over your tenancy. Once the replacement tenant pays the due rent, any payments made by you are refunded after deduction of an admin fee of £200.
You may cancel if you do not receive your VISA or meet the University conditions. In this case, on supplying relevant documents, cancellation can be made and any rent paid is refunded. However, the admin fee of £120 is retained.
Q. Who can book a student studio?
You can book a studio with us if you are a student aged 18 and over and in full-time education, whether studying an Undergraduate or Postgraduate course for our long term lets.
If you are interested in viewing a studio then you can easily arrange a viewing in person or through Skype. We aim to make it as simple and hassle free to book with us.
Q.How can I cancel or re-arrange viewing?
It’s not a problem we understand that things can change and will be only too happy to cancel or re-arrange your viewing.
Q. Can I book a studio without having viewed?
Of course, this isn’t a problem. We can provide you with lots of pictures and floor plans of each studio type, we can also arrange live Skype viewings. If you arrive and change your mind, we will do our best to accommodate you but subject to availability and additional administration charges.
Q. Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately, in the buildings we do not allow pets, the exception being assistance dogs. Please let our team know at the time of booking.
Q. How long is the contract?
We have a limited number of Studios with flexible terms available (from 40 weeks) so you can choose the term that suits you best. Our typical contract is 51 weeks.
This includes all your bills and makes living simple.
Q. How do I pay?
Once you’ve made the easy decision to live in one of our studios, to confirm your booking we ask you to pay an admin fee of £120 along with the first month’s rental payment. You can then have a few options of how you would like to pay your rent:
Upfront in one go, this includes all administration charges and you’ll benefit from a £200 discount on your total rent
Monthly payments (if you have a UK guarantor), just speak to our Lettings Manager and she can explain all you will need to know.
Q. How much will the deposit be?
It depends on your Payment terms. If you pay:
– Annually: We ask for 4 weeks deposit.
– Termly: We ask for 8 weeks deposit or 4 weeks if you have a UK guarantor. If you haven’t got a UK guarantor and would like to reduce your deposit, please ask the team for details about our partner’s guarantor scheme.
– Monthly: You must have a UK guarantor or subscribe to our Guarantor scheme – We ask for 4 weeks deposit.
Your deposit will be registered with the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme for added protection.
Q. What is the tenancy deposit protection scheme?
The Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDPS) is a piece of legislation introduced by the UK Government in April 2006, for landlords in England and Wales. The purpose of the scheme is to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords, who have been accused in the past of taking amounts from deposits unfairly. The legislation ultimately protects you and allows us to follow a very streamlined process for disputes after check out.
Q. When do I get my refundable deposit back?
At the end of your tenancy, assuming the studio and its belongings are in the same condition as when you moved in, and you’ve paid all your rent, your deposit will be refunded within 10 working days.
Q. What does my weekly rent cover?
Our ‘All Bills included’ guarantee means that your rent covers your studio and shared facilities all your utility bills (water, heating, and electricity), contents insurance (through Endsleigh insurance) and unlimited Super-fast wired and wireless internet access.
You will also have your own 32″ SMART TV in the studio, including the TV license.
We left out your food or travel expenses, if you’re not within walking distance then you will be just a few minutes away from a Unilink bus stop to take you to University.
Q. What do I need when I check-in?
Once you have confirmed your booking, signed and returned all the paperwork (including the copy of photo ID – we are sorry if it seems a lot), and paid all charges and deposits then you are ready to move in. Our Team will be on hand to help where we can when you move in, it doesn’t extend to unpacking, unfortunately.
Q. Are student studios furnished?
Yes, our studios are furnished to a very high standard and all in great taste. Each studio has plenty of storage, lovely comfy mattress, and a double bed, a large well-designed bathroom and kitchen area. Everything you will need to make it your home, the ultimate in student living.
Q. Will there be an inventory when I move in and out?
Yes, we have an independent company who takes care of this. They will provide you with an inventory when you move in and when you move out.
Q. Do I need to pay council tax?
No. As a full-time student, you do not need to pay council tax. You will be provided with a council tax exemption form by your University during your enrolment. However, if you are occupying couples sharing a studio and one of you is not a student you will be required to pay council tax fees. Please just speak to a member of our Team if you are unsure.
Q. What internet service do you provide?
Unlimited and Super-fast wired and wireless internet, we don’t think you should ever have a problem accessing the internet whilst in any of our buildings. You can also enjoy our free-Wifi parks around our buildings! Ask our team for more details.
Q. Can I have a TV? Will I need a TV license?
We have included a 32″ Smart TV in your room. Your TV license is included on our “All Bills included” promise – And it gets better! Your TV license covers any device you watch TV on, wherever you are.
Q. Is linen included?
We don’t include linen within your studio furnishings.
Q. Can I smoke?
No, our buildings are smoke-free.
Q. Who will clean my studio?
You are responsible for cleaning your studio together with communal areas of your shared studio. However, for those students that would prefer to have a cleaner come to their studio on a regular basis, we can arrange this for you with our dedicated cleaning services team at each location, as you would expect subject to availability and additional charges.
Q. Who will maintain the building?
Most of the maintenance we carry out is scheduled and proactive in nature. Should anything break down, we guarantee a speedy response. If you experience any problems, no matter how small (a broken fridge bulb for example) then report it immediately to our Housing Manager or create a ticket on our Portal and we will arrange for any issue to be resolved as quickly as possible and will try to ensure you experience the least amount of inconvenience.
Q. Will the building have videophone entry system and CCTV?
Every one of our buildings has 24 hour CCTV cameras and each studio has a Videophone entry system, your safety is of the utmost importance to us.
Q. Is there an onsite laundry?
Yes, each building has laundry facilities and we have included 25 washes and 25 drying cycles on your Laundry card as part of your accommodation Rewards. All we ask is, once your washing is finished that you consider your fellow residents and remove your items straight away.
Q. What happens if I lose my keycard or get locked out of my studio?
We know that this happens, all you will need to do is make a quick call to our Housing Manager and we can get you back into your studio as quickly as possible. We will ask you to pay £25.00 for a new key card. If you lock yourself out during working hours (9am-6pm) we will ask you to pay £25.00 to get you back into your studio. Outside of working hours, this charge increases to £50.00, so please be really careful! Keep your room key card with you at all times.
Q. Worried you won't know anyone and never lived in the UK before?
Many of our students are from International countries and have never lived in the UK before, so firstly you won’t be alone. We understand that starting University is nerve-wracking enough and even harder being so far from home. Here, we want you to feel at home and want your time here to be a great experience and one you remember always.
To help make you settle in and get to know some friends our Events Team will be arranging a number of events throughout the year from a Welcome party, film nights, visits to interesting places and Summer Barbeques.
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