About the Accommodation Service
The Accommodation Service is based at Kellet Lodge in Tennis Court Road, Cambridge. We are normally open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12.45 and 2.00 to 4.45 pm.
The office is closed on all UK Bank Holidays.
We will be closed on Monday 27 August
The Accommodation Service exists to help all members of Cambridge University, from students and academics to staff and visiting scholars, to find suitable accommodation. Although all of our properties are listed on our database you are very welcome to visit us to discuss your requirements.
We hold details of privately rented properties including flats, houses, rooms in shared houses and rooms. Properties are available on both long and short-term basis. It is more difficult to obtain self-contained accommodation for periods of less than six months. This office liaises with the Newcomers and Visiting Scholars.
We have details of self-contained properties owned by the University, which are available to post-graduate students, academics, staff and visiting scholars. The minimum let is normally twelve months up to a maximum stay of two years. Rents are competitive but there is a waiting list.
Registering with the Accommodation Service:
Details of available properties are available only to current members of the University. You can register in either of the following ways:
- Register On-line - Members who have access to the internet may also wish to locate accommodation using our on-line search tools. Click here to register now.
It is important all Clients fill in their details individually - Departments assisting their visitors should be aware of this
- Contact Us - Members without access to the internet can visit the Accommodation Service office or contact us by telephone for assistance. Click here for contact information and office opening hours.
Fees for Services
Access to the Accommodation Service is free to those seeking accommodation currently attached to the University of Cambridge. However the following administration charges apply to others:
Visiting students who are not working/studying at the University of Cambridge ie: those on work placement from another University £14
Unofficial visitors to the University ie: those attending Summer schools or working in the University Library £28 (from 1 August 2007)
Landlords registering Summer lets £24 (£30 for Summer 2008)
Landlords registering 3 or more properties £28 (from 1 August 2007)
Payment should be made by cash, cheque or sterling travellers cheque to University of Cambridge and sent to Kellet Lodge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QJ.
The Accommodation Service sells maps (£1). Useful guidance on rents, letting arrangements and tenancy agreements will be given. We can offer information on schools, banking, medical practices and other local facilities.
The Accommodation Service will not take responsibility for any error, omission or inaccuracy in advertising material.
Please note that any description or items listed on the website are for guidance purposes only and do not form part of any contractural agreement.
All users of the site confirm the details advertised directly with the property owner or agent or with the prospective tenant.
Advertisers are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the website complies with all relevant laws and regulations.
Unless otherwise stated, the copyright, database rights and similar rights in all material published on the website are owned by the University of Cambridge. You are permitted to print or download extracts from this material for your personal use only.
No part of the website or any material appearing on the site may be reproduced, stored in, emailed or transmitted on any other website without written permission of the University of Cambridge Accommodation Service.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
For short stays (two weeks or less), Bed and Breakfast accommodation is the easiest and most economical means of accommodation in Cambridge.
The Accommodation Service has complied the following list of providers. Prices indicated are correct to the best of our knowledge. No responsibility can be accepted for errors or omissions in this information.
There is a scheme offering bed and breakfast accommodation in private houses in the city and local villages In support of Oxfam. Rates from £15 to £30 per night. Telephone Mrs Stubbings 01223 840882 for more information.
Accommodation is listed by location within the Cambridge area:
If you are looking for accommodation, staff at the Accommodation Service will be pleased to discuss your particular requirements. Please visit us at:
For all general enquiries on renting in the private sector or letting a property, or for more information on the Newcomers and Visiting Scholars please telephone: 01223 338099. Our fax number is: 01223 338098