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Make yourself at home

Northernhay House is right in the centre of Exeter, close to plenty of shops and student-friendly pubs, the Princesshay shopping area and the pretty Northernhay gardens. It is only a 15 minute walk to the University of Exeter’s main campus and a 20 minute walk to the St Luke’s campus.
Here you'll find plenty of information on what you'll find in your new home and the surrounding area, as well as important information on check-in day, specific to your property.

What you will find in your flat


  • One oven with hob
  • At least one cupboard per person
  • At least one fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • Rubbish bin
  • Sofa chairs
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Ventilation system
  • Armchairs


  • Beds are three-quarter size - some rooms have single beds
  • Desk with drawers 
  • Chair 
  • Wardrobe
  • Coat hook
  • Mirror 
  • Shelving
  • Bedside table
  • Under bed storage
  • Noticeboard
  • Sinks in non-ensuite rooms


  • Shower
  • Shaving point
  • Washbasin
  • Mirror
  • Toilet
  • Toilet roll holder
  • Vanity light
  • Shelf


  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop and bucket
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Iron and ironing board

Facilities at Northernhay House

Our friendly reception will be open between 10am - 5pm. 
Laundry Facilities
There are two laundry rooms at Northernhay House. They are on the 4th and 5th Floors. Machines are operated through the MyUnite app.
Outside Space
There is a seating area at the front of the property. 
Contact your property team for parking information. Parking at Northernhay House is currently charged at £20 per week
Bike Storage
Bike storage is available at Northernhay House – if you are planning on bringing your bike then please remember to bring your own bike lock.
Recycling facilities are available at Northernhay House. Please take care not to contaminate with different types of refuse. 
Fire Test Day
Fire alarms are fitted throughout the property. Your fire alarm test day is Wednesday at 11am. Your fire assembly point is located outside Northernay gardens.
Key Type
You will receive a key card on arrival at the property, which you can use to access your room and communal areas.
Our Emergency Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call 0300 303 1611 for assistance.

Information for check-in day at Northernhay House

Where do I collect my key? 

You will need to go to Reception to check-in. Once you have checked in you will receive your key in the form of a key card.

Where can I park and unload my car? 

Parking is located outside next to reception. As parking is limited, customers are asked to unload and then move their car to a pay and display car park near by at John Lewis (Up to 1 hour £2.20, 1-2 hours £3.30, 2-3 hours £4.40, 3-4 hours £5.50, 4-5 hours £6.60, 5-6 hours £7.70, 6-7 hours £8.80, All day £12.00).

Where is Northernhay House?

Northernhay House
Northernhay Place

When can I move in?

You can move in at any point between the start of your tenancy and up to four weeks later. Got an Android or iOS phone? Tell us when you plan to arrive in the free MyUnite app.
Download the app, select Check-in day from the main menu, and choose your preferred date and time. Not sure when your tenancy starts? Your start date is displayed in the app as you go through this process.
Need to change your arrival date or time? Just go back to the app and edit your choices. And don't worry if you get delayed on moving day, we’ll get you settled whenever you arrive.

Getting online

Get online as soon as you arrive by registering for your Wi-Fi before you get there.

Checking in guide

You can find all the essential information you need for checking in here.

Download the app

From maintenance requests to laundry machines, there's plenty you can do with the MyUnite App.

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