Student Accommodation at Avondale House
Avondale is a family run business and is owned by Joe and Irene Richards, sheep farmers in rural Mid Wales. The family of five daughters and one son also help to run the business – from Anna, based in Aberystwyth who handles day-to-day enquiries, to Henry, who’s your online booking contact.
For the last 15 years we’ve welcome hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate students from Bulgaria, Australia, South Africa, France, Spain, Italy, America, Portugal and of course Wales!
Our relaxed atmosphere and international student community promotes communal living and has resulted in some life long friendships. We specialise in catering for international and postgraduate students but of course everyone is welcome.
If you have any enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us, we can arrange a booking over email, which is much easier for our international residents.
We look forward to welcoming you to Avondale or as they say in Wales….croeso i fy nhŷ!
We want your stay with us to be as comfortable as possible. All of our 22 lockable rooms are kitted out with a desk and chair, a bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, side table and en suite sink with hot and cold water.
Each floor has a communal kitchen complete with cookers, kitchens units, a kettle, a toaster, cutlery, pots, pans, plates and mugs. There are also two bathrooms with showers and toilets on every floor.
Electricity is provided by a meter located in each room. This is powered by cards or coins and roughly costs £4 per week. Cards can be purchased from Basil, our on site supervisor. Avondale offers residents the highest speed wifi in town – just ask Basil for your password, it costs roughly just £1.20 a week or £30 a term.
We’re smack bang on the seafront, which means you’ll fall asleep with the sound of the waves and wake up to breathtaking views.
Our unique position in the heart of Aberystwyth means there’s a host of bustling bars, lively restaurants offering international cuisine, a national bookshop, stationers, fashion boutiques and a cinema all on your doorstep. The local launderette is handily located just a three minute stroll away, so there’s no excuse for dirty jeans!
In terms of parking your car there are spaces all along the sea front. Local transport links to the university are close by, the TrawsCyrmu T5 bus, which travels to campus, takes just eight minutes. Or if you’re a more active resident you can walk to your lectures in 23 minutes and enjoy the picturesque views en route.
A Beautiful View
Avondale is a four story Victorian property with character. As a ‘house of multiple occupation’ (HMO) we’re fully compliant with all of Aberystywth County Council’s fire regulations and we’re inspected on an annual basis.
In terms of safety we have a fully regulated fire alarm system and there are fire extinguishers, fire blankets and fire door on each floor.