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No regrets in choosing Cartmel College. Top quality accommodation and great atmosphere. People might say its ages away from academic buildings but I think that is one of the best parts - a university feel without feeling too much in the centre of education. Facilities are good and people are great!

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By member77882
On 27th April 15

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Most helpful review

No regrets in choosing Cartmel College. Top quality accommodation and great atmosphere. People might say its ages away from academic buildings but I think that is one of the best parts - a university feel without feeling too much in the centre of education. Facilities are good and people are great!

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By member77882
On 27th April 15

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Price from£184.80 per week (subject to availability)
CateringMixed
No. of rooms632
CampusMain Campus
PostcodeLA2 0LT

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd June 18

Quiet, catered food good, rooms okay

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th January 18

The Accommodation is good but is too far away from everything and the distance does not influence the price paid

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd January 18

Cartmel has some of the best rooms on Campus, and some of the best management too. The only common area however is the communal kitchen (not always the nicest place to hang out) often with no soft furniture (though that is changing as the kitchens are renovated over the next couple of years). The water pressure on the showers is pathetic, and the wet rooms do not adequately prevent water from going everywhere when you are showering. Sound proofing - as always - is poor. The biggest problem is its location off the main Campus in Alexandra Park. The accommodation out here is generally nicer, but the long walk onto campus proper means it's not really worth it. There is nice accommodation on campus proper without having to walk so long and so far. Noise isn't even much better out here; there are still people being loud. Ultimately, it looks nice but there is a lot wrong with it when you dig a little deeper, and it certainly doesn't justifying the upcoming 4% cost increase without fixes.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Not a good college is you want to socialise in your flat The socials hosted by Cartmel are mostly terrible Don't chose it if you hate walking a lot to your classes Catered food is not great but good if you have no intention of ever cooking Is a popular choice of accomodation amongst international students Barker house is a great place to relax with friends and play bar sports All in all if you are lucky to be with fun flatmates then any college will be good.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd January 18

Very scenic location, however, is a somewhat long walk to get to lectures. The rooms are a good size and the ensuites are perfectly functional. Never had any problems with the internet.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd January 18

It's a really good college but it's way too far from all the lectures and stuff, would be nice if there was some sort of quick access tram or something similar on campus to easily get from Cartmel to the other side of campus, other than that, Cartmel is really good, probably the best in terms of quality and interaction

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd January 18

I rate Cartmel for what it is but it way too far from the rest of campus, but everything else is really good about it, probably the best quality rooms and student satisfaction

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th November 16

Great halls with great people, love the atmosphere and the consistent and aesthetic design of the accommodation as well as the modern kitchen

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd October 16

Jcr room need a refurbisment! Delicious food at winning post! A lift is need at the buildings!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd May 16

Good balance between too close and too far from the main campus

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th May 16

Very nice and clean area. Bar is very large, good for big parties and we even have our own Starbucks!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st March 16

Cartmel was VERY expensive, atleast £50 more per WEEK than living in town, had to fork out £700 of my savings to help me pay for rent one term as my loan did not initally cover rent, had to apply for the higher loan to pay for the rent. Lovely, clean and new bedrooms. Comfortable, easy to make it your own. College exec was not great in my 1st year, getting better this year.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th February 16

The room is nice, with an en suite bathroom. However, there is no social space in halls beside the kitchen which is very basic.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th November 15

Expensive but very good accommodation, and very far away from actual campus.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th November 15

Really nice modern rooms of a decent size. Large fully equipped kitchens with a lot of cupboard space but not much fridge/freezer space. I have found that the wifi in Cartmel hardly ever goes down, which it tends to do in some other parts of campus. Cartmel is the furthest outside of main campus so there is an approximate 10-15 minute walk to the main lecture theatres and shops etc. which can get very annoying in the typical Lancaster weather...

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th November 15

IQ is a much cheaper option than the universities accomodation, and is slightly older due to the uni accomodation only opening this year. But I feel a lot safer living at IQ and the living spaces are all fairly new as it was recently updated last year. Its a 10/15 minute walk from the main university campus or a 10 minute walk away from the bus stops to take you to media city (for free with student ID).

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th September 15

It's nice, but it does have some flaws - I think that the shower in the ensuite is waaay too small

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st July 15

Many social opportunities within the college and daily cleaning.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th July 15

I chose Cartmel because I wanted to have the campus feel without being stuck in my academic life at Uni. I haven't been disappointed. People have a lot of bad things to say about Cartmel but it's friendly, the people are great and socials have been amazing in the past two years, especially in 2014! Extravs at Cartmel are amazing. Cleaning could be better, but I think its a problem University wide - cleaners should take bins out and properly clean floors and worktops, I'm not sure what else they spend their time on. The staff are great too, always willing to help, the college admin and porters are amazing and so supportive, anything wrong and they are willing to put in so much time to help you.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 13th July 15

Need to organise who is out with who in terms of year group better

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd June 15

Cartmel is the best college on family for location, events and community. I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15

It's very quiet and whether you're studious or not, it's a good place to be nevertheless

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th April 15

Cartmel College has everything you could possibly want or need.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th April 15

The rooms are a good size, and its great to have an en-suite bathroom. However, the lack of any social space is a problem, as it is very often that all of the flat come together to sit at an uncomfortable kitchen table.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 28th April 15

All round good experience, although slightly out the way, its quiet which is beneficial during exam period

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 28th April 15

Bad location, residence officer is rude and very unhelpful. Members of the college are very friendly including the porters and JCR. Good facilities in the college available to students. however accomodation is overpriced, poorly maintained and not worth the paper it's written on. There are nicer colleges on campus: consider Grizdale or Furness.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th April 15

Excellent facilities. Cleaner every weekday, lots of social areas, fully equipped kitchen. Certainly on the pricey side, but offers students a unique opportunity to socialise when first moving to uni in a very relaxed environment.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th April 15

No regrets in choosing Cartmel College. Top quality accommodation and great atmosphere. People might say its ages away from academic buildings but I think that is one of the best parts - a university feel without feeling too much in the centre of education. Facilities are good and people are great!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 27th April 15

Very expensive for a windy hill on the M6

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