About Candan House

Candan House provides purpose built Student Accommodation for students of The University of Essex. Located to the East of Colchester town centre it is approximately 1 mile/20 minutes walk from the University campus at Wivenhoe.

Candan House is our newest complex providing 53 rooms. 8 of the rooms include en-suite facility and one flat has the option of a communal lounge.

Each of the flats are equipped with a hoover, ironing board, iron, kettle, cooker, fridge, freezer, oven, hob, extractor and microwave. Food storage cupboards are provided in the kitchens and black rubbish sacks and toilet rolls are supplied.

Candan House is part of the Forest Road complex which is made up of an additional 2 blocks of 3 storey flats which provides 124 rooms. Each block also has its own laundry room.

The complex provides a friendly and secure environment to live.

Groups are welcome, subject to availability. Flat sizes vary from 4 to 5 rooms so groups of up 4 or 5 are possible.

We also offer girls-only flats, 1st year undergraduate-only flats, as well as PhD-only flats, subject to availability.

Being only 20 minutes from the nearby University and with so many facilities Candan House is an ideal place for accommodation outside the University itself.

Staying at Candan House entitles you to free basic contents insurance - see more details and exactly what cover is provided

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

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Great Features

Faster Internet

100Mb High Speed Internet Connection

Free Parking

Ample on-site parking

Secure Bike Shed

Cycle to university and keep your bike safe

Bill Free!

All utility bills included / No utility bond required

We Welcome Groups

Our flats have up to 5 rooms, so you can all stay together

Post Delivered

Post delivered to your kitchen and parcels collected at our office

It's Easy to Apply

Really, it is! Apply today to reserve your room by completing our short application form, then take it to our office.


Here's a summary of our pricing for staying at Candan House for the 2023/24 academic year

Room Equ. per Week Monthly/September 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term Total 11 Month
Single Room £96.92 £420 £1500 £1500 £1200 £4620
Single Room with Ensuite Bathroom £124.62 £540 £1900 £1900 £1600 £5940

Have a question or would like to arrange a visit?

Our experienced team are friendly and professional, and are well placed to offer advice, guidance and help. Call us today on 01206 500202 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday, or send us an email.