Finding accommodation in Bristol
The options for finding accommodation in Bristol can be mind boggling; with so much to choose from and so many different places to live, it can be hard to decide where to start.
Bristol is a wonderful city to live in. With its plethora of history, art, culture, food and music it’s no wonder so many people choose to call this city home. Finding a place need not be stressful, read below to find out how.
Set your budget
Before you can decide where you want to live you need to know your budget. This includes the amount you want to spend on accommodation per month, plus anything else that may come with it. For instance, bills on top of the monthly rent and budget for travelling to work/ regular leisure activities. Finding a place to live is one thing, but spending money on travel everyday is another cost that needs to be considered.
When deciding on a budget you also need to think about putting money aside for general living such as food, socialising etc. Because moving to a new city, you’ll need money to not only live there but to explore and enjoy the city itself. You may think you’ll be ok stretching yourself on your accommodation, but when the novelty wears off, you’ll need money to go out and see the city.
Set your location
There are many, many places to choose in Bristol. You need to think about what kind of lifestyle you want to lead. Do you want to be in the city centre, just outside or do you prefer more quieter suburban areas. Are you a student and therefore want to be somewhere that offers a good student life? Where do you work? Do you want to be close to work or do you mind the commute and have budget for this?
Once you have an idea of where you want to go and you have your budget, this will help to start narrowing down your search and make the accommodation hunting much easier.
Choose your accommodation type
What kind of property do you want to live? Do you want to share something or would you prefer a one bedroom flat? Do you prefer older, period properties or is a modern apartment more your thing? Would you consider serviced apartments? Are you planning on staying long term? These are all things you should think of before you jump in and sign for something.
What else will you need
When looking for accommodation in Bristol you will also need to factor in what else you will need. Does the accommodation come with furniture or do you have your own? Think about what you will need to comfortably live there and if it ticks all of your boxes.
Know your options
Alongside standard tenancies, there is also the option of serviced apartments.
Serviced apartments are fully furnished apartments that offer both short and long term lets without having to sign a tenancy agreement, making them much more flexible. Not only are they move in ready, but you’ll get all bills and wifi included in the price and a weekly housekeeping service means the cleaning is done for you too!
Long term serviced apartments are perfect for those who may not want something for the long term, may only be in Bristol for a set time or for those who do not know how long they will be in Bristol for as serviced apartments can easily be extended or shortened as you are not in a tenancy agreement.
There are lots of serviced apartments in Bristol all ranging in different price points and locations.
About Urban Creation Serviced Apartments
Urban Creation provides luxury, studio, one and two bedroom apartments all within central Bristol. Focusing around the Clifton area of the city, these fully furnished apartments offer sofas, HD TV’s, en suites, double beds and all linen and towels are provided. Avaialbe as long stay accommodation and short stay lets, these apartments offer modern city living within renovated period properties. Find out more here.