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Why Choose Student Accommodation Along Ecclesall Road In Sheffield?

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Following on from our recent blog giving an overview of the main student accommodation areas in Sheffield, here we take a closer look at one of Sheffield’s most popular student housing areas of all – Ecclesall Road.

Once the Turnpike Road to Hathersage, travellers on Ecclesall Road today are more likely to toss their coins to one of numerous café bars, restaurants, and independent shops.  Serving as an artery into the city for the tree-lined suburbs of South West Sheffield, and skirting the Collegiate Campus of Sheffield Hallam Uni, here we outline why the area around Ecclesall Road in Sheffield has become such a magnet for student houses.

Proximity to The Main Universities and Teaching Hospitals

Ecclesall Road is near enough to the main Sheffield universities to be a convenient student housing location, but also distant enough to have its own distinctive culture and relaxed atmosphere.

As a major trunk road, Ecclesall Road has excellent public transport links to both the City Centre and its amenities, and the main universities, meaning it is not reserved for wealthier students who can afford the cost of a car on top of their student accommodation rental; you easily walk or catch a bus to all of the main student facilities.

See below comparison table showing the travel time to the main universities and teaching hospitals:

University or Hospital




Sheffield Hallam, Collegiate

5 mins


1 min

Sheffield University

23 mins

21 mins

5 mins

Sheffield Hallam, City

32 mins

13 mins

8 mins

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

17 mins          

16 mins

5 mins


Local Shops and Amenities

Few places in Sheffield can rival Ecclesall Road for a variety of student-friendly shops and amenities.

With Endcliffe Park at one end, large Tesco Local at the other, and a state-of-the-art Marks & Spencer Food Hall somewhere in-between, students from the nearby Universities and teaching hospitals meet here to shop, browse and relax.

In the morning you can revive yourself in one of the many gourmet coffee shops, at lunchtime you can grab a quick snack from a range of modern sandwich bars, and the area really comes to life in the evening with an immense variety of bars and restaurants.

Low Cost and Variety

The growth of industrial Sheffield has seen a wide variety of housing types built west of the city, and as a result, Ecclesall Road area contains an excellent range of types of student accommodation, from basic to premium, new and old, stone-built and brick built.

Claypenny have developed a wide choice of student properties in this area, with flats and houses available to rent ranging from £69-£190 per week - browse the full range.



A Typical Ecclesall Road Scene:


Student Housing Types Along Ecclesall Road Sheffield

While there are a number of new developments, most of the houses around Ecclesall Road have been here a very long time, from compact rows of traditional terraces to spacious stone properties with many rooms.

Oozing with character and period charm, many of these older properties have been converted into modern yet retro student accommodation by skilled student accommodation landlords like our team at Claypenny.

Take, for example, this property on Thompson Road. It is a solidly-built traditional brick end-terrace set on a tree-lined road leading from Ecclesall Road to the beautiful Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Once you get inside, it has been refurbished with a large shared kitchen and 8 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

student kitchen

student bedroom

Learn more about Claypenny’s Ecclesall Road student houses, or simply contact us for help and information.


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