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Duncan Smith House, Birmingham

5.0 (1 review)

Student Accommodation

100 Ferncliffe Road, Birmingham, England B17 0QH

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Property ID: S01523064
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Basic Info

No Service Fee Parcels collect

8 Beds

Highest Floor 2

Built in 2020

Duncan Smith House is a cheap student accommodation in Birmingham with exquisite en-suite rooms offering a cosy and private space for studying and relaxing. Shared kitchens and sitting rooms create a great social atmosphere. Students can also enjoy modern amenities such as laundry facilities and cosy lounges. There is a supermarket and various dining options close to the flats to cater for all needs. Students can easily reach the University of Birmingham and Newman University with efficient transport options.



Welcome to Duncan Smith House, your student accommodation of choice. Imagine the cosy feeling of returning to your private en-suite room after a long study day. Our En-suite design blends functionality and style to provide the luxury of student living. A bathroom connected to your bedroom ensures your privacy, while the kitchen and living room area shared with your roommates is a natural social place to interact with others. All rooms in the flats are provided with furniture and living appliances to help you quickly adapt to your new surroundings.


Duncan Smith House offers a variety of tailored amenities to enhance your living experience and foster a sense of community. Our laundry room is equipped with modern washing machines and dryers to ensure you can quickly complete your washing tasks. The lounge area is ideal for relaxing, offering comfortable seating and a peaceful atmosphere. In addition, the communal kitchen is equipped with high-quality equipment and plenty of space to prepare your meals, encouraging social interaction and shared cooking experiences.


Location and What's Hot? 

Just around the corner from Duncan Smith House, a variety of amenities will take care of all of the student's needs. Supermarkets in the UK, including Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Tesco and Asda, cater for students' daily needs, from staple foods to tempting international flavours. In the evenings, when you're not cooking, local dining venues are a treat for the taste buds, with Tasteology offering a range of delicate dishes for intimate gatherings, Vaibhavam South Indian Restaurant offering a culinary journey through the flavours of South India, and Buonissimo, as the name suggests, serving up delicious Italian cuisine. Bell Harborne, Copper Fox Grill, and The Lion Bar offer a cosy atmosphere to sip a relaxing beer for those who like to mingle.


Duncan Smith House is surrounded by exciting activities and attractions to enrich students' weekends. Take a swing at Harborne Golf Club, where lush greens and well-maintained fairways allow you to enjoy a round of golf. Alternatively, immerse yourself in nature at tranquil Selly Oak Park, the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll or weekend picnic. For tennis enthusiasts, Moorpool Tennis Club offers superb courts and a friendly atmosphere that will take your game to the next level. Selly Oak Shopping Park won't disappoint those who love to shop, with a wide range of shops to suit all tastes and budgets.



For students living at Duncan Smith House, transport options are varied and efficient, allowing them to easily travel to nearby universities. The esteemed University of Birmingham is just an 8-minute cycle ride away, and if your destination is Newman University, it's just a 22-minute bus journey. Aston University is a 19-minute drive away, ideal for those with a car. The University railway station is also within easy reach, just 14 minutes by bus.


Security & Services

Duncan Smith House offers students a complete service and a secure living environment. Free Wi-Fi ensures that everyone stays connected to the digital world, and students can pay for upgrades on request. CCTV in the flats is monitored 24/7, providing added security for all.



1 review

Amazing area · 1



25 Sep 2023 18:05

University of Birmingham is three or four kilometers west. Take bus X22 to school. It's not bad. The environment is very safe, but it's a little far from the city center.
University of Birmingham is three or four kilometers west. Take bus X22 to school. It's not bad. The environment is very safe, but it's a little far from the city center.
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House Rules

Cancellation Policy


Cancellation Policy
·Any student has until the 31st March to cancel without penalty.

·Any student booking after the 31st March will have a 2 week cooling off period, where they can cancel without penalty.
If students cancel between the 1st April and 31st July, Accommodation Supplier will release them but they may loose their deposit.
If student book and cancel in August or September, they will only be released if Accommodation Supplier re-book the room, if Accommodation Supplier do, they will only loose £50 cancelation fee.

*Please note, if you want to cancel your booking, you must write or send an email to Accommodation Supplier

*Subjective change of school or room
Need to contact the apartment to confirm whether it can be processed

*Policy changes in real time, details are subject to the contract*

Pets Policy

No Pet

Double Occupancy Policy

Double occupancy rooms:

No double occupancy rooms.

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When is the best time to look for Birmingham accommodation?

The best time to look for student accommodation in Birmingham starts around spring, particularly from March to May. This period offers a broader range of properties to rent in Birmingham and allows plenty of time to secure a comfortable living space before the start of the academic year. However, it is essential to note that competition can be fierce, and availability can dwindle quickly. It is therefore advisable to start your search as early as possible and make a timely decision.

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  2. Off-campus student apartments are an excellent choice for student flats in Birmingham, with options located across the city, making them ideal for attendees of any Birmingham university.  The studio to rent in Birmingham on offers En-suite and shared student flats, often with premium facilities, including on-site gyms and TV and movie rooms. 
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