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.
About St Thomas
St Thomas is a suburban district and community in Swansea, Wales. It is a mainly residential area which lies east of Swansea city centre across the River Tawe and falls within the St Thomas ward. Fabian Way divides the traditional residential area from Swansea Docks, which has been developed during the 2010s to create a new area of commercial activities and apartments.
At the 2011 UK Census the community had a population of 7,187. It includes the area of Port Tennant.
Port Tennant Road, St Thomas
Local amenities in the area include the recently built St Thomas Community Primary school which also incorporates the old Margaret Street Nursery school, Community Centre and local library. St. Thomas is a traditional working class area with a core of 2-3 bedroom mid-Victorian terraces built to accommodate the local dock and industrial workers. Post-war council housing was constructed in the mid twentieth century.
On the east bank of the River Tawe in St Thomas, there is a grassy recreational area that includes a footpath and cycle track. The area is used for recreation purposes by the local population and there are proposals to re-develop the area with new housing. This proposal has met with some opposition from residents on Kilvey Hill.
What To Do In St Thomas
The Bay Campus has state-of-the-art facilities, direct access to a beautiful beach, and its seafront promenade. Living on Bay Campus is a popular choice for first year, returning and postgraduate students, as well as students studying at The College.