Just a stone’s throw from the bustle of Headingley lies Meanwood, Headingley’s more chilled neighbour. And, it’s where savvy students are deciding to settle, thanks to its relaxed vibe, great mix of independent bars, cafes and shops, and wild green spaces.

If you’re looking for student accommodation, Meanwood has a lot to offer. Here we look at why it could be a good move for you.


Getting about

Both main universities are easily accessible from Meanwood. It’s around a 30-minute walk to the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett. Hop on the 51 or 52 bus to get you within a 10-minute walk from Leeds University. The same buses will take you into the city centre in 15 minutes.

If you have a car and want to escape the city, you can be walking atop Otley Chevin or round Eccup reservoir in 20 minutes.


Eating and drinking

Meanwood’s thriving independent food and drink scene is centred around the Stonegate Road and Monk Bridge Road junction, which although compact, offers plenty of choice.

Craft ale reigns supreme, with local breweries and bars including Alfred, Terminus and Boot & Rally serving up lip-smacking libations. But if beer isn’t your thing, you’ll also find great cocktails, gins and wines too.

Parents visiting for the weekend? Get them to treat you to a slap-up meal at The Hungry Bear, with its focus on seasonal food. Or head to Zucco for small plates of Italian deliciousness. For great pizza and arancini, there’s Culto on Stainbeck Road.

If you love a pub quiz, The Myrtle Tavern, on the edge of Meanwood Park, does a fantastic music quiz, along with a few rowdy games of Rock & Roll bingo. Booking is essential.



With an Aldi right on your doorstep, you’re sorted for your weekly shop. And you can pop over the road to Waitrose if you want to treat yourself to a few goodies. There are a couple of vintage shops, a post office and a hardware shop, and also a Poundstretcher and QLM House & Home ‑ making kitting out your student accommodation in Meanwood that little bit cheaper.


Green spaces

This is where Meanwood really shines. Right on your doorstep lies Meanwood Park, filled with runners, dog walkers and people enjoying a coffee and a pastry from the excellent Three Cottages Cafe. Book on for a game of tennis or wander in and out of the waterfalls and woodland gardens of The Hollies.

Here you can also pick up the Meanwood Valley Trail, a winding seven-mile route through Meanwood Beck, rocky paths and peaceful woodland. You’ll find something different every time you go. And even though you’re right in the city, you’ll feel miles away from it.


Student homes in Meanwood

Meanwood has an interesting mix of Victorian terraces, traditional semis and newer-build homes, and include options with gardens, en-suite bathrooms and parking. Not only that, all our student accommodation in Meanwood has broadband, and your monthly rent includes all bills.

So, whether you’re looking for a large property or a flat share, we’re sure to help you find the right student home for you. Visit our Meanwood properties page or call us on 0113 487 1573.