Sandyford is the closest residential area to both Northumbria and Newcastle universities, making it one of Roseworth Student Lettings’ most convenient locations.
Situated within a 10-minute walk from Newcastle city centre, it is a well-established place to live, with a small and friendly community, making it a popular place for students who want the best of both worlds.
As a student who is thinking of living in Sandyford, you may want to know a little more about the area, so we've developed this short introduction of must knows.
Roseworth Student Lettings has a range of outstanding Sandyford student accommodation to choose from.
Whether you’d prefer to live alone, or in a property with a group of friends, you’re sure to find your next home with us. You can choose from a range of different property types, including flats, Victorian houses, and purpose-built blocks, where you can live with other students in an authentic student setting.
Here at Roseworth, we make choosing a property as easy and stress-free as possible for all our student tenants! That’s why we fully manage all our properties, taking care of the admin and paperwork for you.
Browse our available student accommodation in Sandyford, or read on to find out why Sandyford may be the perfect place for you to live.
Why choose to live in Sandyford?
Sandyford has a relaxed feel that suits the student lifestyle perfectly. Located between the city centre and Jesmond, Sandyford residents can benefit from the local amenities that both areas have to offer, with plenty on their doorstep too! It’s only a short walk from both universities, which means a longer lie-in in the mornings, too.
Things to do in Sandyford
Even with easy access to the city centre, you may wish to stay a little closer to home, and take advantage of the brilliant things to do in Sandyford.
You can benefit from local shops, convenience stores, cafes, restaurants, and bars. There’s something to suit all tastes, whether you want independent pubs, or delicious restaurants that give back to the community. You may find yourself venturing out of Sandyford less and less!
Sandyford bars and nightlife
Whether you’re looking for a quick drink after lectures, or somewhere to call your new local, you’ll find a pub in Sandyford for any occasion. Some of the most student-friendly bars and pubs near Sandyford include:
- Blue Bell: Located in Jesmond Vale, on the edge of the beautiful Jesmond Dene park, the Blue Bell is a traditional pub with a very laid-back vibe. With a menu full of brilliant pub grub dishes, Wednesday pub quizzes, and a host of regular dog guests, it’s got all the makings of your new favourite venue.
- The Carriage: The Carriage is a good old-fashioned boozer that is perfect for a quiet pint with friends. Offering a selection of cask ales, this is a cosy pub has open fires and a quirky layout that you’re sure to love.
- The Cluny: Take a short walk from your Sandyford accommodation and visit the Cluny, which has a brilliant atmosphere through the day and late into the evening. The Cluny is also a gig venue, so you can also take advantage of live music playing in one of their two studios.
There are a number of Sandyford restaurants and cafes that are worth a visit during your time living in Sandyford. We’d recommend that you try out some of the following:
- Ernest: If you’re looking to fuel-up for the day with a delicious breakfast, or need a super-cool place to have coffee, Ernest is the place for you. Situated at the top of the Ouseburn, it is colourful and laid-back, having been set up and run by artists and designers.
- Harissa Mediterranean Kitchen: Serving rustic dishes from all parts of the Mediterranean, Harissa is a great place to dine in - or take food away. The menu changes depending what’s in season, so you’re always getting dishes made with the freshest ingredients. It’s also a social enterprise, so any profits they make get invested straight back in the community.
Shops in Sandyford
There are a number of local shops in Sandyford, including Nisa Local and Tesco Express for you to buy groceries near your student accommodation. You can also take a walk into Newcastle to take advantage of their city centre shopping.
Whether you’re attending Newcastle University or Northumbria University, you’ll have just a short walk to your main campus from your student accommodation in Sandyford.
Walking to university every day is a great way to save money on transport, but you can also take advantage of the numerous Sandyford transport links, if you’re short on time.
If you’re wondering just how short your day-to-day commute could be, Sandyford is nearby the following university buildings:
Sandyford is especially close to many of the Northumbria University buildings, and you can be at the Northumbria University Library, the Squires Building and Students’ Union in just a 10-15 minute walk. Other university buildings are also close by, including the Northumbria Law and Business School and the Faculty of Arts, Design, and Social Sciences.
Sandyford is also a short walk from some of Newcastle University’s most frequently used buildings. You can walk to the main campus in 10-15 minutes, giving you access to the Students’ Union, Newcastle University Medical School and Armstrong Building.
Sandyford transport links
As Sandyford is so close to the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, you’ll be able to walk into the centre in a matter of minutes from your student property. If you need to travel further afield, or to another university campus, the area also benefits from a number of regular bus and metro services.
Travelling on foot
The easiest way to get to the centre of Newcastle from Sandyford is on foot. From your student accommodation, you can be in town, or at the nearby universities, in just a 10-15 minute walk. There you can access city centre shops, bars and restaurants, or walk a little further to Newcastle Central Station, where you can travel by rail to the rest of the UK.
Travelling from Sandyford by Metro
A very short walk from Sandyford Road is Jesmond Metro, which will give you access to essential areas you may need to reach as a student. They include:
- Time to Haymarket: 2 minutes
- Time to Central Station: 6 minutes
- Time to Newcastle Airport: 21 minutes
You may also wish to use the metro to explore other key parts of the North East in a matter of minutes. Why not hop on a metro and visit the following:
- Time to Tynemouth: 28 minutes
- Time to Whitley Bay: 26 minutes
- Time to South Shields: 32 minutes
Living in Sandyford also means you get access to the range of bus services that can take you locations across the North East, including the university campuses that are a little further afield.
If you’re looking to stay a little closer to home after lectures, there are many great places to eat, drink and shop around Sandyford.
Contact the team at Roseworth today to find out more about our Sandyford accommodation. Our team are ready to help you to find the property to suit your needs.
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