Caburn House Residence

Located within the Sussex Downs College in Lewes, the Caburn House residence is only a five minute walk from Lewes train station, and a 12-minute journey to campus.

Key facts
Guideline single, en-suite room rent (2020-21) £142
Bathroom type En suite
Social room patio area and communal living spaces with sofas, table and a TV
Launderette Yes
Security night-time security staff, security campus and a reception office that is staffed at various times during the day
Wi-fi Yes

What is included

Sussex has 31 single ensuite study bedrooms in the residence and each room includes the following:

  • single bed
  • bedside light
  • wardrobe
  • study desk
  • desk lamp
  • curtains
  • electric heating
  • en-suite bathroom (with hot and cold water, shower, sink and toilet).

You can buy a bedpack (which includes a pillow, pillow case, sheet, duvet and duvet case) for £25 before or after you arrive.

The accommodation is self-catered and you will share a full-equipped kitchen and dining facilities with up to eight other students. Facilities include:

  • two cookers
  • oven
  • fridge and freezer
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • sink
  • crockery
  • cutlery.

Guests can visit during the day and must sign the Guest Register Book when they arrive. Overnight guests are not allowed without prior approval from the Accommodation Manager.

There is secure luggage storage available during the summer and Christmas holidays for a fee (currently £40).

If you need travel, medical and possessions insurance, you can receive an online quote for Endsleigh Insurance Services - one of the largest international student insurers in the UK.

Who you'll live with

You will be living with Sussex postgraduates. The accommodation is self-catered and you will be sharing communal space with students from all over the world and students from the Sussex Downs College who are over 18.

Length of stay

Postgraduate occupation: 50 weeks.


The residence is located in Lewes, opposite the main Lewes community leisure centre which has an indoor swimming pool, sports hall, gym, climbing wall and athletics track.

Lewes is located within the South Downs National Park and the rolling green hills provide a beautiful backdrop to the residence. The town centre is a 10 minute walk away, where there are restaurants, cafés, shops and supermarkets.

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