Guide to Student Accommodation & Properties in Sandyford

Welcome to our Sandyford Student Guide! Here you can search the available properties in this popular student area of Newcastle and find out more about things to do and where's best to grab a bite to eat!

  • Sandyford is in a fantastic location surrounded by the areas of Heaton, Ouseburn, Jesmond, and Newcastle City Centre
  • Popular and convenient for students at both Newcastle University and Northumbria University
  • Reasonably priced student accommodation and many beautiful properties to choose from including flats, maisonettes and large houses with 8 or more bedrooms.
  • Living costs in Sandyford lie between Heaton and Jesmond
  • Within close walking and cycling distance of most attractions in Newcastle

Sandyford may not have Jesmond’s vibrant nightlife, but it is by far the best place to settle in for students who prefer a quieter lifestyle and easy access to the main attractions in Newcastle. This area has a cosy community feel and the student properties for rent in the area truly feel like home.

Striking the perfect balance between affordable prices, nice student properties and quirky independent bars, Sandyford ticks all the boxes on the student accommodation checklist.


Sandyford is one of the most conveniently located areas in Newcastle and you can easily get around on foot. It is within walking distance from City Centre, Jesmond, and Heaton and students at Northumbria University School of Design and City Campus East will appreciate this location the most with just a 15-20 minute walk to campus.
If you have a car, you can obtain an annual parking permit or a guest permit just by using your tenant agreement as proof of residency, but most points of interest are either within walking or cycling distance. There are plenty of bus routes as well, so you can get into the city centre in no time.



Things to do in Sandyford

Sandyford is mostly a student community, so there are plenty of fun ways to spend your time here. And, with lower rent and living costs, it’s also a great place to hang out on a budget. 

Pubs & Bars: Sandyford excels at old, traditional style pubs such as The Bluebell, The Collingwood Arms or The Northumberland Hussar in nearby Heaton. Despite their vintage look, these pubs have been revamped and they are very popular among students.

Cafes & Restaurants: Sandyford offers a nice combination of local and international cuisine. Starbeck Fish & Chips is a top choice for a typical British meal, but if you prefer something different, you can try Mascalzone or Harrissa Café, which serve tasty Italian and Mediterranean food and drinks.

Food Shops: Nisa Local on Sandyford Road is a good destination for your daily shopping needs, there is a Tesco Express on Stoddart Street and a few other small convenience stores in the area. The closest large supermarket is Morrisons in Byker, a 15-20 minutes’ walk depending on where in Sandyford you start from. 

Click Here to search through every property we have in Sandyford and find the one for you! You could also give our friendly lettings team a call on 0191 243 1000 or pop in to visit us at 101 Percy Street, just next to Newcastle University City Campus.