|Boatmans Court / Bowran House||#2|
Accommodation in Preston
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I personally didn't like it almost at all. Arrived there, it was super gross, as in messy and dusty. People kept coming randomly in the apartment. Doors made a lot of noise and the furniture wasn't great either, for the amount I was paying. Plus other small things (bad stove,shower head. The only thing that was great was the location and the internet.
Great room sizes. Fantastic internet speeds both ethernet and wireless. Perfect for people nervous about sharing with big groups. Across the road from Victoria Building so is incredibly convenient for anyone with classes there and still very close to the rest of the campus.
I had one of the solo flats this past year, was about the same if not cheaper then other studios and solo flats in Preston. My living space/bedroom was huge - kind of a disappointment that it was a single bed because double could easily have fit and taken up barely any of the room. The bathroom was also pretty big and the shower was okay - a good size but not great water pressure. The kitchen was pretty small compared to the rest of the flat but other than its size it was fine. The flat did feel really warm to me sometimes so often had the window open (even in the winter). I didn't find it very noisy but that could have been down to having quiet neighbours. The internet was generally pretty good but there are not really any social areas outside your own flat and if you want to wash your clothes you have to go to a different building. The corridors and stairs weren't always clean but my flat was nice and bright. Quick walk to uni buildings and local shops.
A well placed hall right at the heart of uclan though not the place to meet people. I moved in with a flatmate from last year and we have had a good experience here though the location has its downsides simce it can be a little noisy. PARKING is a NIGHTMARE unless you're willing to pay for an extortionately priced UCLAN parking permit... Would recommend to non first years since your contract is only from September to july and you aren't charged massive admin fees like if you're renting from an agent.