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I love Grizedale accommodation, it’s clean and well kept. Nice rooms (I’ve lived in superior en-suite, a twin studio, and a standard (2 shared toilets and showers between 8)) and they’ve all been really nice. Maintenance can sometimes take a while when there is a problem but if it’s vital they’re generally quick to respond. Nice area and modern accommodation. Still a little bit pricey though- ie cheapest accommodation (standard) is still around £105/week
I stayed in a townhouse in first year. Whilst living with 11 other people was appreciated socially, the fact that there was no cleaning service for a flat of 11 meant that it was easy for the shared areas to become messy very quickly. The actual facilities of the flat were fantastic and the room I lived in was very comfortable indeed.
The cleaning manager will hold the biggest grudge against your house and threaten you with having to pay for a private cleaner but don’t worry it’s all bull. Grizedale townhouses were above and beyond the best choice ever, hopefully you’re good with stairs though because the top floor is 48 stairs away from the kitchen.
I lived in a townhouse for 12 people and was so apprehensive. Little did I know I was finding family for life with a room that has everything you need and a bar right outside where events are regularly hosted. It’s even better in summer when you can revise outside with your mates!
Really nice halls for the most part, clean and tidy. Cleaners do the absolute minimum, picking only certain kitchens to clean. Also, the rooms are quite expensive for what you get (e.g. £100 for a room, 2 toilets and showers between 8 people). Internet isn’t always great.
I stayed in a grizedale townhouse last year (2016-2017) and it was wonderful. Spacious and instantly friendly. The facilities are new and the houses are very homely. Everyone in my house was lovely and I'm still friends with them all a year on, they're the only houses with living rooms which are so fun for film nights and pre drinks. It's close to the bar which is pretty empty most the time but is still fun when the TBC events are on, it's close enough to lessons on campus and worth the bit extra.
Currently living in a Twin Studio. No social space/common room, however, shared kitchens last year were nice, but small, and considering you share with 6, very small worktop space, one cooker, microwave etc. Cleaners tended to pick a kitchen at random to clean last year, and would be chatting, not cleaning. Internet is OK, but struggles on phones, and mobile service is pretty non-existent which is annoying. No cleaning in studio bedrooms
Spent two years in a Grizedale College townhouse and it has been the best experience of my life. The accommodation is modern and sociable, which really helped make friends at university. Plus the staff are really great and friendly, having supported me throughout my three years at Lancaster. Cannot recommend Grizedale college more!
Brill social spaces which really give you chance to make friends and relax after a hard day at uni. Spacious rooms with plenty of storage which enables you to really make the room yours. Brilliant management, they really couldn't help more. They are very responsive and get to know students. If you see them round uni they let on which is really lovely as it's another friendly face. Overall perfect for starting at uni!
I lived in a Grizedale town house during my first year at Lancaster university - and although experience I can honestly say it is one of the best decisions I have made at Lancaster university. The large kitchen, lounge area really helps foster friendship.
Grizedale Townhouses are brilliant for socialising and learning how to cope on your own (because you have to clean it all for yourself - it really is a valuable life lesson). The place is safe and modern. When there is a fault (like a blocked toilet), it is fixed ASAP. However, there are incredibly strict rules. If you don't keep to them, student residences come down on you like a tonne of bricks. No liberties are allowed. So, it is a great place for your first year. It is fun, sociable and the porters are great. But if you want to get away with being untidy or having parties every week, this isn't the place for you.
Grizedale is the best college for social people who like going out and having fun! Townhouse is brilliant for making friends and GZ just has a great atmosphere. Location is great not too far from anywhere and super close to one of the shops!
The college is small, and one other person does my course, so I don't speak to anyone in my college very much. The maintenance man is in my building every day yet we still don't have hot water in the kitchen, my shower curtain was mouldy when I got here and got into trouble for asking to change it, and the toilet seat falls off every time I sit on it. There isn't really enough cupboard space, and the kitchen sink leaks. It's expensive, ugly, cramped, and full of people that do Marketing and/or business.
prons: + large desks, large wardrobe, plenty of space for books + comfy bed with a nightstand + big mirror + thick curtains (can sleep during the day) + new furniture + relatively thick walls + additional desk lighting (no need for a desk lamp) + fitted carpet in a dark color (comfy and looks clean) + additional storage for suitcases and bulk items under the mattress + extensive cork panel by the desk cons: + my room is quite dark (too small window) + unglazed tiles in the bathroom are difficult to clean + toilet tank stiff in operation + no shower cord - can't wash hair only + poor ventilation in bathroom + a small shelf in a bathroom would come in handy + too little space in the kitchen
Great college, most sociable on campus. Small so everyone knows everyone, always something to do and places to go. Only put 1 star for cleaning because in Townhouses you have to do your own cleaning but in ensuite you get a cleaner for shared areas. College accommodation is one of the newer places on campus, all very modern and clean. Bar is great, modern again and has lots of spaces to sit and relax. Barbecue and outdoor seating areas are accessible outside of accommodation as well.
The townhouses in Grizedale College are extremely modern and spacious and provide a great balance of social and private space. The kitchen/lounge area is big enough for the 12 people that live there and the 3 floors of 4 with one bathroom between 2 people are great.