Our Student Home

Otto Terrace


Further down the page I've provided some information about the house. For the time being I've also left the link to 'Studentpad', just for old times sake, which is where the house used to appear until 2017 when the University discontinued its list of private landlords, preferring to concentrate on its own 'in house' student accommodation.


The rent is just £45-£50pppw payable each term. (Alternatively, the rent can be paid monthly by arrangement.) 40 Week contract
(Contract can be extended into summer vacation at half rent if required and graduation week is always free when you graduate!)
Deposit £150 pp
This is a 5* bedroom, centrally heated double glazed house. (*Which I let 4 students or sometimes 3.) It has 3 large bedrooms and 2 smaller bedrooms. (*A 4th person would usually use both of the smaller bedrooms). Downstairs it has a comfortable lounge, kitchen, breakfast room and one of the larger bedrooms. Upstairs are the other 4 bedrooms together with a bathroom with separate WC. Outside there is a yard to the rear with a small garden area. (Which is good for Barbecues in the summer.) The house is spacious with ample storage space yet is still a cozy place to live.
The house was built in 1897 and just as an example of the ongoing restoration work, the original door to the lounge was restored a few years ago by Merlin (with a little help from his daughters) and this took over 40 hours of painstaking work.  This door is made from pine trees planted over 200 years ago whereas the 'new' lounge skirting boards were made from trees planted in the last century which were carefully individually selected by Merlin. 

The lounge currently has a 100% wool carpet, a leather 3 piece suite, a pine dresser and solid birchwood coffee tables.
Below are some photos of the house. Click on an image to see it in a separate window.

The Lounge

The bathroom has a white 'oyster style suite' with gold plated taps.
The Bathroom

The breakfast room has a very large amount of cupboard space. Here you will find a fridge/freezer, micowave oven and pine bench set. The breakfast room also houses the washing machine. It has a  feature tile inset, together with the solid oak cornicing, light pelmet and trim. The kitchen/breakfast room has some 24 electrical outlets - so you will never be at a loss for somewhere to plug in the toaster!
The Breakfast Room

The kitchen has ample wall and base units, a stainless steel sink, fan assisted electric oven and gas hob with extractor fan. There is an adjoining walk in larder area currently housing a further fridge freezer.
The Kitchen

A door from the kitchen leads to the rear yard which contains a small garden. This is ideal for barbecues in the summer. Unfortunately, the tree shown in the picture has now been cut down but the daffodils are always out in March.

Each bedroom has its own distincive character. The downstairs bedroom has a square bay-window with solid Brazilian mahogany trim overlooking the small garden area. The room has an old marble fireplace and is well furnished and boasts an impressive mexican style double bed. A spacious and homely, comfortable room.
Downstairs Bedroom

The upstairs front bedroom is a very bright and sunny room with views from the bay window over to the Tunstall Hills. Prior to Merlin, the house was owned by Dr Moore and his wife before they moved to Hylton Castle and Dr Moore's origional desk can still be found in this room which he used to use as a study.

Large Front Bedroom

Our Student Home.......

Where You Will be at Home at University