About Greenstead House

Greenstead 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/15 minutes walk from the University campus at Wivenhoe.

Greenstead House was built by the University of Essex although has been privately owned since August 2003.

The extensive complex offers various sized rooms ranging from Single to Double sized rooms with ensuite bathrooms.

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.

Greenstead house is in extreme ideal location situated directly opposite Tesco, the main supermarket which all students use. The road outside Greenstead house is also on a major bus route which connects the University of Essex to Colchester Town.

The complex provides a friendly and secure environment to live implementing many security features. A laundry room is also available for your use.

Groups of 5, 6, and 7 people are welcome, subject to availability.

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

Greenstead House's Location, Communications and Facilities and Features speak for themselves making the complex an ideal places to live for students in Colchester.

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

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

Greenstead House - Block A: 0330-0331-6309-7792-4096
Greenstead House - Block B: 9920-1950-0391-8320-9070

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 6 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 Greenstead House for the 2023/24 academic year

Room Equ. per Week Monthly/September 1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term Total 11 Month
Single Room £101.54 £440 £1600 £1600 £1200 £4840
Single Room with Ensuite Bathroom £124.62 £540 £1900 £1900 £1600 £5940
Large Single Room with Ensuite Bathroom £131.54 £570 £2000 £2000 £1700 £6270
Double Room with Ensuite Bathroom £138.46 £600 £2100 £2100 £1800 £6600

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.