3.96 / 5

How do you rate Ashcroft?

credit: https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5059/5450624653_141da13029_b.jpg
 image credit  |   report abuse
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5059/5450624653_141da13029_b.jpg

Most helpful review

I absolutely love my flatmates they are lovely. I have found at Ashcroft that if you want to go out clubbing you will be able to find someone in your flat or at least your block who's up for it, but there are also many chilled out people who are always up for a night in. Pritchatt's park is so much closer to campus and med school than the Vale and that is so useful! It only takes 10 minutes to walk to campus (a 7 minute powerwalk to medical school/edge of campus). At the end of the day it's the people who make your accommodation what it is and you don't know what the people will be like until you arrive so don't stress over picking too much. Sharing a bathroom has not been a problem for me but I'm sure I wouldn't turn down the luxury of an en suite if I could afford that.

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
By member516885
On 18th October 15

StudentCrowd Hall Rankings


Shackleton #1
Ashcroft #2
Oakley Court #3
Aitken #4
Tennis Courts #5
Liberty Court Birmingham #6
Maple Bank #7
Pritchatts House #8
Mason #9
Jarratt Hall #10

See full league table...

All Student Accommodation in Edgbaston


Modern hall near the Uni of Birmingham

Stylish and spacious rooms
Onsite grocery store and laundry facilities
It's only 35 minutes from the University of Birmingham


Join StudentCrowd, Like us on Facebook


Most helpful review

I absolutely love my flatmates they are lovely. I have found at Ashcroft that if you want to go out clubbing you will be able to find someone in your flat or at least your block who's up for it, but there are also many chilled out people who are always up for a night in. Pritchatt's park is so much closer to campus and med school than the Vale and that is so useful! It only takes 10 minutes to walk to campus (a 7 minute powerwalk to medical school/edge of campus). At the end of the day it's the people who make your accommodation what it is and you don't know what the people will be like until you arrive so don't stress over picking too much. Sharing a bathroom has not been a problem for me but I'm sure I wouldn't turn down the luxury of an en suite if I could afford that.

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
By member516885
On 18th October 15

Ashcroft Information

Price from£97.00 per week (subject to availability)
CateringSelf-catered
No. of rooms198
CampusPritchatt's Park
PostcodeB15 2QX

Q&A


Q
Are pots, pans, utensils, etc. included?
By member1232827 On 13th July 18
Q
Does the cost include wifi, electricity and water rates? Or do you have to pay separate bills?
By member1331238 On 1st April 18
That's all included in the cost you pay.
By member1131416 On 19th April 18
Q
What's it like not having the meal plan? I'm debating ashcroft vs aitken and the meal plan option is certainly something i'm thinking about, is it worth a meal plan?
By member431079 On 23rd March 18
Q

Ask a new question about Ashcroft

Step 1 of 2
Let us know who's asking...
Step 2 of 2
* We'll create your StudentCrowd account and email you when we have responses to your question.


Already a member?
Click here to login and finish submitting your question.
Login to your account
Step 2 of 2


Don't have an account?
Click here to create one!
Thanks! Your question has been received.
We'll contact you via email to let you know when your question receives replies.

Read Ashcroft Reviews


0
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th September 18

I honestly don't know why it isn't more expensive/popular. It's only a 10 minute walk from the campus and just opposite the med school. The rooms are really big for the price and the flats have just been renovated meaning they have new bathrooms and kitchens. It's generally a lot quieter than other accommodations which is fine, it's much better to walk 10 minutes to a party than be kept up till 3am when you've got a 9am lecture. You can always find people who are willing to go out, or stay in as there's a good mix of both. You're also only a 15 minute walk from Harborne which was plenty of shops and such which make the self-catered bit really simply. The central Bar Leo's isn't fantastic however, nothing really much goes on. We complained when our extractor fan was broken and it wasn't fixed so we did it ourselves. Overall really good if you want somewhere with a good mix of people that's close to campus and really good value for money.

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd October 17

Definitely the best you will get for under £100 if that is your budget. Fairly quiet and not too far a walk to the main campus. Brilliant for medics or for people who aren't quite the 24/7 partiers, which there are by the way for those who do chose the partying life, just not too many of them in Ashcroft. Very nice to have 2 toilets and 2 showers between 6 as it means you hardly ever have to wait.

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th May 17

They place you with people who they think will suit you. I had an issue with one member of the house but you can always report it and they will do something. Any other issues that we have had, we've normally been able to sort out ourselves.

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th May 16

Great place to live for first year, so convenient for the shops, University station and campus.

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 3 /5
By On 26th May 16
Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th May 16
Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st April 16
Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th March 16

Great value for money as recently refurbished. Small kitchens though and not the most social outside of base friendship groups.

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th March 16

Really good!

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th March 16

Good for med students as close to Mrs school. Wifi really bad in places. Good value for money

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 15

Really good for cheap housing, comfortable and not too small, people are generally nice too

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

1
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 18th October 15

I absolutely love my flatmates they are lovely. I have found at Ashcroft that if you want to go out clubbing you will be able to find someone in your flat or at least your block who's up for it, but there are also many chilled out people who are always up for a night in. Pritchatt's park is so much closer to campus and med school than the Vale and that is so useful! It only takes 10 minutes to walk to campus (a 7 minute powerwalk to medical school/edge of campus). At the end of the day it's the people who make your accommodation what it is and you don't know what the people will be like until you arrive so don't stress over picking too much. Sharing a bathroom has not been a problem for me but I'm sure I wouldn't turn down the luxury of an en suite if I could afford that.

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th September 15

Nicely refurbished but incomplete when we arrived, reception not open on weekends and no cleaning service included in fee although it is reasonably priced.

Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

0
Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th April 15
Value for Money
Location
Hall management
Cleaning
Common room / Social spaces
Social experience
Internet / Wifi
All reviews are the views of StudentCrowd members, not of StudentCrowd Limited

Considering Ashcroft?

We love helping people make the best decisions about University life.
We love helping people make the best decisions about University life.

Keep reading...

Join StudentCrowd for Unlimited Access, to Write Reviews and Help Students.

We'll send you an email so that you can verify your free account.

By joining you agree to our T's and C's. We're committed to protecting your privacy.
Thanks for the feedback!
StudentCrowd is free to use, but in order to report, vote, and leave reviews, you need to create a free account.
Thanks for the feedback!
StudentCrowd is free to use, but in order to vote, comment, and leave reviews, you need to create a free account.