University of Exeter
Falmouth University College

The Sidings


The Sidings provides contemporary student accommodation for 233 students. It is conveniently located within a short walk from both the Penryn Campus and the local amenities of Penryn. It is also close to Penryn train station providing easy access to buses and trains to Falmouth and Truro.

The residence is managed by CRM Students. For more information about CRM Students please see their website.  You can also keep up to date with The Sidings by joining their Facebook page.

The Sidings has 36 flats ranging in size from four to seven en-suite bedrooms. The bedrooms are fully furnished to a high standard and the large communal areas provide not only kitchen and dining facilities but a comfortable living space with sofas and a television.

At The Sidings there are four room types available:

(please note that medium, large and studio rooms are all extremely limited)

Additional facilities for residents at The Sidings:

Site office - open during office hours Monday-Friday

Out of hours support
24hr telephone helpdesk provided all year round to support maintenance and security reports
Secure bicycle/ surf board storage
Card operated laundry facilities

What’s included in the rent?

The heating, lighting and energy bills are included within a given quota; if you go over this limit additional charges will apply.  A basic internet speed of 2MB is included in your rent. Upgrades to higher speeds are available at additional cost.

Contents insurance is included.  It is a basic policy and you may wish to extend this cover to ensure all your belongings are covered e.g. laptop, musical instruments, photographic equipment etc. For further information regarding insurance cover please click here.

Photos, map and floor plan of the accommodation;

21 January 2020


Two World War Two ping pong balls, from Penryn Campus Archives, have been shortlisted for Object of the Year in the Cornwall Heritage Awards.