When only the best will do…
Our premium student accommodation in Durham delivers everything you need (and didn’t realise you needed), ensuring your university experience is enriched with the finer things in life. Find inspiration in our group and individual study rooms. Get some downtime with a couple of rounds of table football in our club lounge. Unwind and feel the stress float away with the steam in our sauna. At Ernest Place, everything has been designed down to the smallest detail – and finished to exacting standards.
Private fitness suite
High-end weights and state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines – all housed in the luxury of a spacious gym that’s only steps away from your studio suite. Work out alone, or work out with friends in our private fitness room and finish with a tension-relieving session in the sauna. Looking and feeling good just got easier.
Glass-walled sky lounge & roof terrace
A post-lecture G&T or a pre-dinner tipple with your flatmates, Ernest Place’s stunning glass-walled sky lounge with Bring Your Own bar, is the perfect place to toast Durham’s city views from up high.
What's more, you can soak up the sun after a long day of studying, get up early for an outdoor yoga session or simply hang out with your friends on our spacious rooftop terrace. It's yours to use as you wish.
Two dinner party rooms
Whether you want to showcase your culinary skills or sample Durham’s latest gastronomic delights at home, the private dinner party rooms provide stylish surroundings for a sophisticated evening with friends. With a fully functioning kitchen, and a table to fit all your friends, this is certainly the place to spend your evenings.
What's more, one of our dinner party rooms has direct access to our gorgeous roof terrace - perfect to make evenings last longer with post-dinner drinks.
Yes, you read that right – A Sauna! Steam away uni stress, unwind after a work out, or simply savour the moment. Our on-site sauna puts relaxation in easy reach. The very best of luxury student living.
Whether it’s the latest box-office hit, an arthouse film, binge-worthy TV shows or an epic sporting event, the cutting edge audio/visual equipment in our private cinema has you covered. All you have to do is get your friends and the popcorn together.
24/7 concierge service
We get safety. Which is why Ernest Place offers a 24/7 concierge service, CCTV cameras and a handy fob entry system across all studios. It’s all part of our commitment to providing proper peace of mind.
Residents’ club lounge
Exclusively designed for the residents of Collegiate Ernest Place, our chic and beautifully designed club lounge provides an enjoyable space for you to socialise and unwind after a long day of stuffy. With dedicated chill out zones and a Bring Your Own bar, you can use this space to de-stress and maintain that all-important work/life balance.
Quiet study room
We’ve specifically designed our quiet study rooms to stimulate both productive solo study and collaborative working sessions.
So whatever hour of the day you decide to study, Collegiate Ernest Place is designed to enable you to fulfil your academic potential while at university in Durham.
High speed broadband and Wi-Fi
You won’t have any Wi-Fi issues at Ernest Place, thanks to our ultra fast broadband, 24 hours a day. Wired, Ethernet connections are also available direct to your room for extra speed.
Make quick work of laundry with the washers and driers in our secure, on-site laundry room. You can even make the most of the state of the art machines by checking online if your wash has finished!.
Electronic fob entry and CCTV
Live, work and play in complete confidence. Ernest Place has CCTV cameras, and access via electronic fob only, so you can rest easy and focus on the important things.
Secure bike storage & direct bus route
Cycling in Durham is a breeze. If you’re planning on bringing your bike to uni, our secure bike storage keeps your cycle locked up and safe 24 hours a day.
Alternatively, there is a direct bus route, which runs regularly between Ernest Place and the rest of Durham.