The Sidings

A building opposite train tracks and surrounded by trees

About the accommodation

The Sidings offers student accommodation in shared flats and a small number of self-contained single occupancy studios are also available.

Shared flats have en-suite bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and communal area with a TV. Single occupancy studios offer a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom/living area.

The information on this page is for students joining us in September 2024. 

Accommodation: The Sidings

Where is it?

The Sidings is located a short distance from Penryn campus and the town. It’s also right next to Penryn train station and walking distance from bus stops to travel into Falmouth.


The Sidings, Station Road, Penryn, TR10 8HF

About the rooms

The Sidings Room Tour

Join us for a tour of the student accommodation available at The Sidings.

The rooms at The Sidings are en-suite bedrooms in shared flats and a small number of self-contained studio’s are also available.

The shared flats include en-suite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and a communal living area with a TV, for between four - seven students. Each self-contained studio includes a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom/living area.

More info

We have a number of rooms that can be adapted for students with additional requirements.  They include the same facilities, but may have things such as grab rails or en-suite wet rooms. 

If you have specific medical needs you'll be able to put this in your application and we'd encourage you to do this as soon as possible. Our friendly Accommodation Team will then get in touch to discuss what you need.

Take a virtual tour

Get the inside scoop

Discover all you need to know about the Sidings from our students who lived there.

The Sidings' open-plan living area with kitchen and cluster of soft seating

What it's like to live in The Sidings

20 March 2024

The walk to campus from The Sidings is around 15 minutes and has a lot of the subtropical plants tha...

What it's like to live in The Sidings
An empty university room, equipped with double bed and desk
The sidings new

Living in The Sidings

19 March 2024

For my first year of university, I wanted to have the full uni experience and live in student accomm...

Living in The Sidings

How much does it cost?

The below costs refer to students starting in September 2024. 

En-suite room in a shared flat 

Type Weekly Total Deposit Tenancy length by weeks
Standard 3/4 Double Bed £181.26 £7,250.44 £150 40
Medium Double Bed £182.57 £7,302.76 £150 40
Large Double Bed £185.37 £7,414.82 £150 40

Single occupancy, self-contained studio 

Type Weekly Total Deposit Tenancy length by weeks
3/4 Double Bed 
£197.71 £7,908.43 £150 40
Studio Plus 
3/4 Double Bed 
£214.18 £8,567.35 £150 40

When applying for The Sidings you will see a price range and a list of room types. You will only be able to apply for a standard room however those students that are allocated to this residence will be allocated any one of those room types. Studios will be prioritised for those students with a disability or medical related condition.  

What’s included in the rent? 

  • Small kitchen appliances 
  • En-suite bathroom for each room  
  • On-site management team 
  • External bike and surfboard storage 
  • CCTV
  • 24 hour telephone help desk

Utilities are included within a certain quota. If your accommodation exceeds that you may have to pay additional charges.

Free 5Mbps Wi-Fi throughout is included in the utilities. Upgraded internet speeds are available at an additional cost for all 40 week tenancies.

The insurance cover is a basic policy and you may wish to extend this cover to ensure all your belongings are covered. For further information regarding insurance cover please click here

More about what's available

  • Card operated laundry facilities 
  • Payphone 

This residence is managed by CRM Students 

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