Cranborne House

It's an adventure that feels like home.

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What’s on offer at Cranborne House

Cluster Room

Studio Apartment


Be a part of Bournemouth’s student community at Cranborne House

Our student accommodation in Bournemouth is run in partnership with Bournemouth University and is located on the Lansdowne Campus.

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There’s a bus stop directly outside our Cranborne House student village taking you to Talbot Campus in an 8-minute bus journey. For journeys further afield, you can walk to Bournemouth Coach and Rail station in less than 10 minutes.

You’ll have access to the exclusive ResLifeBU events and wellbeing programme, only available in BU accommodation, which is designed to help you enjoy your time in student accommodation to the fullest.

Cranborne House is a lively accommodation block which is home to 500 residents giving it a warm community feel. As well as being right next to the main gateway building, local amenities, the beach, and Bournemouth's town centre are all within walking distance. Should you choose to head further afield for the day, or even the weekend, there are convenient transport links nearby as well as Bournemouth train station.

We have a range of en-suite and studio rooms available to suit your budget.

Booking your accommodation is easy using the Bournemouth University online accommodation portal. You can find more details to help you secure your BU accommodation here, and you can also read the booking FAQs if you get stuck for any reason.

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All inclusive rooms

Everything and everyone, all in one place.

  • Rent, bills, furniture included
  • 24/7 Security
  • Contents insurance
  • Accessible rooms
  • ResLifeBU programme
Cranborne House Standard Premium


  • Common room
  • Bike storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Near the city centre and beach
  • Free Wi-Fi
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Explore your new neighbourhood

Getting around the city is no problem from Cranborne House. Not only is a bus stop conveniently placed just outside, but your bus pass is included in your accommodation. If being walking distance from the University, beach, and city centre weren’t enough, you can always travel quicker and further with these services. 

The multitude of sights, sounds, and experiences available in the city gives it an indescribable quality and atmosphere that you won’t want to miss. 

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Don't just take it from us

Hear what other residents have to say

"I have enjoyed living here the past year. Reception staff are lovely and so are the students also in the building."

"Despite what some people may think, I’d argue Cranborne was one of the best accommodations to live in- especially if you’re a social person. There’s usually 3 flats per floor (in each block) so it’s easy to make friends with your floor mat..."

"I loved living Cranborne House, would definitely recommend it over the other halls.
* Really sociable building,smoking area is good compared to other halls.
* Day and night staff are great
* Common room is a bit on the small side but is okay. ..."

"One of the best halls in bournemouth"

"Wifi was a bit iffy, wouldn't work quite regularly. Everything else was fine with it :)"

"Best halls ever. Prime location, right by a bus stop, close to the beach, town centre and all importantly- the clubs and bars!"

"Cranborne house is the best halls at Bournemouth university in terms of the atmosphere in the building is fantastic and is the not social halls. Everyone is really friendly and outgoing"

"Very student orientated with interior/ location. I feel that it could be slightly cheaper, the rooms are very basic. But the staff are welcoming and good facilities. The social experience is great!!"

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Are you an international student?

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Whether you want to know about ways you can pay your rent, how to apply for a visa or how you can get your luggage delivered, plenty of international students come to us with similar questions.  

We’ve got answers, helpful tips, and handy tricks to help you get your head around life in the United Kingdom.

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Your safety is our priority

Your safety is our priority

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We are accredited National Code members

We are accredited National Code members

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