Welcome to Colony Living. Our mission is to help breathe a new lease of life into the shared accommodation market in Swansea, offering affordable modern rooms to ensure a better, more comfortable life when studying or working in this amazing city.
What is shared accommodation?
Shared accommodation, or shared housing is where a number of individuals live within the same property but have their own personal, private bedroom, but have use of shared spaces within the accommodation which will include communal areas, bathrooms and kitchens.
What's the benefit of sharing a house?
Furnished - Being able to move straight in to a property as a student or young professional without having to buy your own bed or bedroom furniture is an advantage that our tenants love.
Bills included - with the cost of living crisis escalating it's reassuring for our tenants to know each month exactly what their outgoings will be.
Co-living is ideal for students attending Swansea University or young professionals having recently graduated and taking the first step from leaving home with their parents.
About Swansea University
Swansea University accommodates over 20,000 student each year across its 3 campuses; Singleton Park Campus, Bay Campus and St David's Park Campus.
Those students that choose to live off-campus most frequently gravitate towards the most popular student accommodation areas that include Uplands, Brynmill, Sandfields, St Thomas and Port Tennant.
Uplands (Welsh: Pantygwydr) is a suburb and community of Swansea, Wales. It lies about a mile (2 km) to the west of Swansea city centre, and falls within the Uplands electoral ward. It is centred on the A4118 road, which links Swansea city centre and Sketty. The main road begins as Walter Road from the east, and becomes Sketty Road towards the west. Much of the area is hilly. The population of the community and ward in 2011 was 15,665 and in terms of Welsh identity had the lowest percentage in the county.
Uplands' main shopping area is located on and around Uplands Crescent, where small businesses mix with fast-food outlets and high-street heavyweights like Boots, Sainsbury's and Tesco. The western side of Bryn-y-Mor Road also has a number of convenience stores, hairdressers, fashion boutiques, pubs and restaurants.
The area is becoming increasingly known amongst the people of Swansea for its night-life, with a number of late-night bars and restaurants having opened their doors during the early 2010s, which, along with a diverse range of independent shops and a monthly local produce market in Gwydr Square, put Uplands in TravelSupermarket's top 20 UK Hip Hang-outs in 2017. The Uplands Tavern pub however, has long been a popular venue, and was once frequented by Sir Kingsley Amis and Dylan Thomas, although the two writers were not residents of Uplands at the same time. The latter's childhood home on Cwmdonkin Drive has a blue plaque marking his birthplace. In 2012 the annual Do Not Go Gentle Festival was launched, hosting live music and literature across various venues, it aims to be "a festival Dylan Thomas might have liked".
Uplands is a relatively salubrious area of Swansea, with property prices above the national average. Council tax rates are quite high because of this, falling into band C and above. The housing stock consists of fairly large properties; three-storey properties and properties containing four bedrooms or more are common. Many of the larger properties have been converted into student houses, making the Uplands area popular amongst students attending the city's two universities
What To Do In Brynmill
BrewStone, a restaurant and bar in an industrial setting.
Serving authentic wood-fired pizzas, craft beers, small pots, breakfasts and incredible cocktails.
All-day menu featuring wood-fired pizzas & cocktails in a rustic, industrial space with a hip vibe.
Verve37 is an AWARD WINNING wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Uplands.
If you are looking for a relaxing venue to unwind after a stressful day, or simply want to catch up with some friends and have a bite to eat over a glass of wine or a coffee, Verve37 provides the perfect venue.
"we make some of the best pizza you will taste outside of Naples. We source as many local ingredients as possible for toppings, and only use flour and tomatoes specially imported from Italy for their unique, ripe flavour – no compromise."