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Grade: 2 Living Room: No Basin: No Network: Wired and Wireless CUDN Access: Yes Floor: Ground

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2014Great room as it's so large. Really nice big windows but I've rarely seen direct sunlight (through Michaelmas and Lent) as it's North facing.

It is noisy when you hear the gate, and the common room noise can be quite annoying when trying to sleep. I have to wear earplugs which I don't mind but some people might. It's really nice to have a common room, there are often people in there working/chatting etc. It also means we don't have to invade anyone's space for socializing or celebrating.

The kitchen is really handy, but very small which means that people other than from rooms 1, 2 and 3 don't tend to use it so not all bad (if a lot of people in the house are cooking sometimes you have to wait for a hotplate). Pretty sure most of the hotplates are working now though. Also there's 2 combi ovens in the whole house (not the nearby kitchen though).

The room has been really cold with the cold weather. The window is really drafty so lets in loads of cold air, so I have sometimes kept my curtains closed all day just so I don't freeze.

Would recommend this room, especially as it's only grade 2. A lot of people are surprised when they hear the grade just because it's so big.

There's a bed, desk, large chest of drawers and cupboard, good shelf space, two coffee tables, desk chair + 2 arm chairs, fridge, no sink (don't need one with the kitchen next door).
2010Really, really nice room but it is on the road. Mostly quiet but you hear people walking by and their conversations. There is netting which stops people looking in during the day.

This room is also next door the the common room. The noise levels depend on how sociable your housemates are...

The room itself is huge. There are big bay windows, but it is North-ish facing. It is next to the kitchen and the loo is really near, shared mostly by rooms 1,2 and 3.

Blantyre is a really awesome house, newly decorated and relatively self-sufficient. We've lived as a massive group of friends here and have had lots (probably too much) fun. There are some kitchens, most with really rubbish hot-plates (about 1 working per kitchen). The common room has seats and a TV and serves as a place to eat and hang out in the evenings. There is a general shortage of showers (4 for 32 rooms, 1 on this side of the house) but I go to the other side and rarely have to wait. There are lots of baths. Rooms 1,2 and 3 are all really nice rooms and are nice if you share them as a group of friends. Overall, a good place to live.
2010Oh also I meant to say that sometimes you can hear the gate, but it doesn't bother me that much.