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.
Sandfields is a district in Swansea, Wales bounded by St. Helen's Road to the north, Oystermouth Road and Swansea Bay to the south and Dillwyn Street to the east. The area is adjacent to and immediately west of Swansea city centre. The district does not exist officially as a geographical area or a local authority community area. Sandfields also does not have a specific postcode.
The original Sandfields covered a larger area than it does now, derived from the area known as 'The Burrows' which extended from Brynmill Lane in the west up to the West Pier by the mouth of the River Tawe.
The modern Sandfields area contains many notable Swansea buildings and landmarks. Swansea Crown Court is housed in a building situated on the far south-west corner of Sandfields, opposite the city's Guildhall.
Located at the east end of Sandfields is the former site of the Vetch Field football ground, home of Swansea City A.F.C. from the club's formation in 1912 until its 2005 move to the Liberty Stadium in Landore. In August 2011 it was confirmed by Swansea Council that the former football ground would be demolished and the site used temporarily for allotments. A barracks for the Territorial Army is located adjacent to the former Vetch site, with Swansea Prison also located nearby.
Small privately owned hotels and guest houses line Oystermouth Road, the southern sea-facing boundary of Sandfields. A local landmark along the seafront is the Trafalgar Arch, an opening in an old railway embankment. Dylan Thomas' short story 'Just Like Little Dogs' was set entirely under this archway.
On the foreshore, behind the Civic Centre, prehistoric fish traps and possible track ways have been found, estimated to be over 5,000 years old. Although these are not considered to be located within the modern Sandfields district, they indicate that the area has been populated for thousands of years.
What To Do In Sandfields
"100 YEARS OF ICE CREAM MAKING
Joe Created a unique vanilla ice cream recipe back in 1922.
Four generations later, his family of ice cream purists still use that same recipe to craft and serve the distinctly moreish Joe’s Ice Cream that you enjoy today!"
An award winning bar and Thai restaurant within an iconic building.
Large selection of Thai food served every day and live music throughout the week.