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What Hunter’s Bar has to offer students looking for accommodation in Sheffield

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Here at Claypenny, we understand that choosing student accommodation is a big decision. We’re passionate about helping you see what accommodation is on offer to you in Sheffield - and ultimately help you make the most of your uni life!

We’re putting the spotlight on the student accommodation areas in Sheffield which we represent on our student properties search system. This month it’s the turn of Hunter’s Bar.

Overview of Hunter’s Bar

Hunter’s Bar describes the area around the Hunter’s Bar roundabout, on the A625 Ecclesall Road. It’s located south-west of Sheffield city centre.

Hunter’s Bar would be desirable to those students looking for a property in a leafier surrounding, located away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, yet within close enough distance to it.

A note of warning - roads can get pretty steep in this area as you’ll soon realise when you start exploring!

A typical Hunter’s Bar street scene:

Travel and connectivity to and from Hunter’s Bar

The Hunter’s Bar area benefits from some fantastic road connectivity. The A625 (Ecclesall Road) gives you a route to the Peak District National Park. The M1 motorway is also nearby which makes it easy for guests to reach you if they’re travelling by road.

There are a few local car parks dotted around such as on nearby Stewart Road.

The 81 bus route takes you into the city centre. We note this area is lacking in local train stations, but you still have Sheffield Station to hand.

The following table shows some comparisons in the travel time between Hunter’s Bar and some of the main academic institutions in Sheffield, by different transport modes:

University or Hospital

Walking

 

Bus

 

Car

 

Sheffield Hallam University (Collegiate Campus)

12 minutes

8 minutes

4 minutes

University of Sheffield (Western Bank)

26 minutes

10 minutes

6 minutes

Sheffield Hallam University (City Campus)

39 minutes

15 minutes

10 minutes

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

21 minutes

10 minutes

6 minutes

Times are approximations only.

Food, shopping, and leisure in the Hunter’s Bar area

There are a variety of local eateries. We’ve picked out some which we think you’ll enjoy!

Hopper

Coffee house, bar and kitchen

Website

We believe in simplicity & letting ingredients shine through, making our food fresh daily.

Mowgli Street Food

Indian cuisine

Website

Mowgli is all about how Indians eat at home and on their streets.

The Lescar

Pub

Website

Combining the best in British pub hospitality with individuality, character and quirky charm…

The Greedy Greek Deli

Greek food and produce

Website

"We sell authentic, fresh, home made Greek food and traditional Greek produce.

 

You’ve local places to do your food shopping along the Ecclesall Road - including a Sainsbury’s Local and a Co-op.

As well as the many familiar high street names you’ll find in the city centre, there are some local shops too. Take Rhyme and Reason - an independent booksellers, or Stock Exchange a womenswear shop.

Living in the Hunter’s Bar area of Sheffield means you’ll have the beautiful Endcliffe Park nearby which includes - amongst other things - a café, lakes, and a riverside walk. You’ll also have the scenic Sheffield Botanical Gardens within close reach.

Types of student accommodation in Hunter’s Bar

The Hunter’s Bar area is a fantastic area for student properties - not least because of the eye-catching industrial era red brick terraces. Claypenny has a variety of flats and houses available to rent, ranging from £69-£215 per week. You can browse the full range here.

Take, for example, this large four double bedroom house on Hunter House Road, not far from the Hunter’s Bar roundabout itself. It’s complete with a private garden and modern furnishings.

Student Accommodation in Hunter House Road

Student Accommodation in Hunter House Road

Our verdict of the area

PROS

CONS

✔ Leafy surrounding

✔ Local shops and amenities

✔ Scenic park and gardens nearby

✔ No local train station

✔ Steep inclines on roads

✔ Longer walking distance to the city centre than some other areas

Ready to find your student accommodation in Hunter’s Bar?

If you’d like to find out more than we’d be delighted to help you in your quest to find the right student accommodation property!

You’re welcome to call on 0114 266 9900, email us at info@claypenny.co.uk, or fill out a contact form here.

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