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Accommodation in Exeter


Fore Street, Heavitree, Exeter »

For: Undergraduate and postgraduate students
Located: Near St Luke's Campus
Room type(s): En-suite, Studio
Catering: Self-catered

Rowancroft consists of en-suite flats arranged within four smart, contemporary houses - Francis, Radford, Davies and Garden - along with studios located within a separate block. The residence is in enclosed landscaped grounds, near the local shops of Heavitree, with buses into the city centre, Streatham Campus and beyond. Rowancroft is a short walk from both St Luke's campus and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. 

Due to demand, this residence is predominantly allocated to students studying in colleges based on St Luke's campus. 

En-suite rooms

Available to undergraduate students, each flat of five to eight residents has en-suite rooms (187 in total) and a well-equipped kitchen.

For students joining the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) programme we will be offering a 43 week contract starting Sunday 8 September 2024, in line with the extended programme length for the 2024-25 academic year. BMBS students are encouraged to view further information about their accommodation options

For students joining the MSci Nursing programme we offer a 48 week contract in line with the extended programme. MSci Nursing students are encouraged to view our dedicated MSci Nursing Programme webpage for further information about their accommodation options.

BMBS and MSci Nursing students are likely to be allocated to blocks with students who are studying the same course due to the contract length requirements of their course.

Studio rooms

There are 32 single-occupancy studios which are mainly let to postgraduate students. They have an open-plan living space which includes a workspace, en-suite shower and small kitchenette/diner.

This Collegiate residence is managed by the University.

Reception contact details

Tel: 01392 725816

Where to collect your post and parcels

Radford House Reception.

Rowancroft exterior

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Your Rowancroft postcode is depending on your block and room number:

  • Francis House - EX1 2AQ
  • Davis House - EX1 2EZ
  • Studios - EX1 2FD
  • Radford House - EX1 2AP
  • Garden House - EX1 2AN

About this accommodation

42, 43 and 48 week contracts, depending on your course

Studio rooms available for wheelchair users

Close to Heavitree and St Leonard shopping areas which include supermarkets, cafés, takeaways and independent stores

5 minute walk to St Luke's campus and 40 minutes to Streatham campus


Laundry facilities

Close to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Bike storage

Designated quiet block


The prices below are the contract length total per room.

Room type 2023-2024 2024-25 Contract length
En-suite £7,521.31 £8,318.27 42 weeks
Studio £8,825.16 £9,847.73 42 weeks
En-suite £7,701.00 £8,517.00 43 weeks (BMBS students only)
En-suite £8,599.45 £9,510.65 48 weeks (MSci Nursing students only)


Room size

En-suite rooms at Rowancroft are approximately 14.4m2 (3140mm x 4580mm).

Studio rooms at Rowancroft are approximately 24.4m2 (4020mm x 6060mm).

These measurements are a guide only, in some residences room sizes vary considerably.

Bed size

En-suite rooms have single beds (3'6" wide).

Studios have double beds (4'6"wide).

The lengths of all beds are 6'3".


Some of the rooms in Rowancroft ensuite and studio rooms have a safe however, there may not be one in every room. If you are allocated a room which does not have a safe when you arrive, it will not be possible for us to provide one in the room.

  • Bed, wardrobe, desk and chair.
  • Bookshelves, desk lamp or built-in lighting, noticeboard and waste bin.
  • High speed wired and wireless network/internet from Glide Student. Please register using the links below:

  • IPTV is available via your computer and can be arranged through Glide Student. Please note you will still need a TV Licence to watch live TV or BBC iPlayer from any device.

Shared kitchens have a cooker with oven, hob and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, water boiler/kettle, dining table, chairs and an ironing board.

The quantity of items provided depends on the size of the flat. You will need to provide pots and pans, cutlery and crockery.

Please see our Kitchen Equipment Guide for information on how to use the gas and electrical equipment within our kitchens. You may also find it useful to read our Cleaning Guide

Rowancroft gallery

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The atmosphere in Rowancroft was always so friendly. With the accommodation being further from main campus, it was nice to be able to walk with your coursemates to campus.


Undergraduate student living in Rowancroft

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