University of Bath

Carpenter House student accommodation

Carpenter House is self-catered accommodation for first year undergraduates and overseas postgraduates, in the city centre.

A Carpenter House bedroom
A Carpenter House bedroom

About this accommodation

Carpenter House is a self-catered accommodation complex in the city for 135 first year undergraduates and overseas postgraduates, with shared flats for seven to ten students.

It is in the city centre, just a five-minute walk from the railway station and the Roman Baths.

Carpenter House has:

  • secure swipe card and key access to the building and flats
  • communal toilets and bathrooms shared by around five students
  • launderette
  • access to the secure bike storage at the John Wood accommodation


The bedrooms in Carpenter House give you personal space to work and relax.

Each room has:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • wash basin
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet
  • wardrobe
  • bookshelves

Kitchens and dining

Each flat has a communal kitchen with:

  • electric hob
  • oven
  • grill
  • fridge-freezer
  • microwave
  • plenty of cupboard storage space
  • dining table and chairs
  • recycling facilities

Social spaces

There is a communal lounge on the ground floor with:

  • TV with Freeview
  • games console
  • sofas
  • small dining tables and chairs
  • coffee tables
  • student mailboxes

Accommodation for students with disabilities

There is no accessible accommodation for students with disabilities in Carpenter House.

If you have a disability or additional needs, you can choose to live in one of the specially adapted bedrooms in our on-campus accommodation.

Room numbers

Carpenter House is one building with six floors. Each floor has four flats with eight bedrooms.

Your room details contain your building, floor and room number.

For example, the room number CH5.3 means you are located in Carpenter House, fifth floor, room three.

Included in the accommodation package

These items and services come as part of the price of your accommodation:

You are responsible for keeping your rooms clean and tidy.


See our prices for:


There is no smoking in any of our University accommodation.


Your address for any mail is:

Your name, Room number, Carpenter House, Broad Quay, Bath, BA1 1UB, United Kingdom.

The University postal service delivers your mail to your accommodation.

Mail that requires your signature is held at The Virgil Building.


Any parcels must be addressed to The Virgil Building:

Your name, Room number, Carpenter House, The Virgil Building, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JW, United Kingdom.

This is where you need to go to collect your parcels. You can also pick up parcels from the Amazon lockers on campus.

It is your responsibility that all deliveries are addressed correctly. We do not accept responsibility for missing parcels.

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