Devonshire Hall

A historic building in beautiful surroundings

Devonshire Hall

Devonshire Hall is the only student accommodation offering catered and self-catered options. The beautiful grounds are made up of an imposing main hall, converted Victorian mansion houses, and other new, purpose-built accommodation. The Hall is great for music and theatre enthusiasts, with practice rooms available as a rehearsal space.

Most rooms have a junior double or double size bed and some of the standard rooms have a wash basin. The foyer has a traditional fireplace with comfy chairs, where you can relax with your friends after a meal.  Devonshire has a vibrant and active community and you can get involved in a number of concerts and theatre performances throughout the year. You’ll even have the opportunity to experience formal events ranging from Halloween balls to Burns Night celebrations.

Close to James Baillie Park and North Hill Court, it’s halfway between the University and the popular student suburb of Headingley. The campus is only a 10-minute walk away. Nearby is Woodhouse Ridge, a seven-mile waymarked footpath and part of the Meanwood Valley Trail. There is limited parking at the residence for permit holders only. To request a permit, fill out the parking permit application form.

Read more about what you can expect to find in your room and flat.

Fast wi-fi

Laundry room on site

Outdoor BBQ area

Music and drama practice rooms, some with piano

Gym on site

Snooker and table tennis

Squash and tennis courts

Common room with satellite TV

Limited parking available

Contents insurance included in your rent

Security service on call 24/7

Efficient, responsive building maintenance

Secure cycle storage

Catered accommodation provides two meals a day Monday to Saturday and lunch on Sundays during term time.

Meal times

Breakfast 7.30am – 9am
Dinner 5.15pm - 6.45pm

Brunch 11am – 12.30pm
Dinner 4.30pm – 6pm

Lunch 12pm – 130pm

Our food

  • Our menus are on display in the foyer on a 5 week cycle, and include Vegetarian, Vegan & Halal. Please speak to the chef for any other food allergy you would like to discuss.
  • Fresh fruit is available with every meal and a salad box is also available with dinner.
  • Please be aware of all social distancing measures we have put in place and also to sanitise your hands.
  • This year, due to social distancing measures we will be using the dining room with a smaller capacity and have introduced two sittings. You will also have an opportunity to have your meal as a takeaway option, especially if the dining room is full.
  • A late (cold) meal can be booked with the Dining Room team the day prior to you requiring this if you are unable to attend a term-time evening meal at the usual time slots.


Your guests can eat with you at non-formal meals too, just pay the dining room supervisor when you come through (contactless payments preferred)

Additional information about this service will be available for you to review in the Hall.

Devonshire Hall Formal Dinners

  • If you would like to attend a formal meal, you must sign up in advance as both catered and self-catered students are invited to attend and therefore seating is limited.
  • Gowns are issued before each formal dinner for you to wear. If you choose not to come to a formal meal, an early dinner is provided.
  • Formal meals that occur over the academic year are promoted within the Hall and usually include: Arrival formal lunch / Christmas / St. Patrick's Day / Awards Dinner


  • We believe in minimising food and catering waste and have reduced the use of single use plastics
  • We provide a water cooler in the foyer for you to replenish your water bottle
  • We have opportunities for you to engage in sustainable projects at Devonshire Hall such as looking after our chicken coup, allotment and food waste recycling initiatives


Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding has not been used in the construction of Devonshire Hall or its annexes. 

Devonshire Hall and its annexes also have many features that enable the safe evacuation of individuals, including a fire detection and alarm system that exceeds legislative requirements. The automatic L (Life) type alarm system ensures that all areas of your residence are covered by detection, including bedrooms, kitchens, plant rooms, and communal areas.  Other fire safety systems installed for your protection include:

  • Fire containment between rooms, flats and areas within buildings. Walls, ceilings and door sets are designed to resist and prevent the spread of fire long enough for you to safely escape the building.
  • Fire extinguishers and firefighting blankets in kitchens throughout the building(s).

In addition, we operate a system where local staff and fire wardens are trained to undertake proactive and reactive fire safety duties, which include building inspections and routine fire safety checks.


Self catered, Catered

En-suite, Shared bathroom

39/42 week contract *

£107 - £209 per week

Self catered en suite £143 - £152 per week / £5,986 - £6,371 total
Self catered shared bathroom £107 - £142 per week / £4,489 - £5,964 total
Catered shared bathroom £168 - £187 per week / £6,551 - £7,305 total
Catered en suite £194 - £209 per week / £7,583 - £8,139 total
You can compare costs of residences

Self catered en suite : 42 week contract*.
Self catered shared bathroom : 42 week contract*. shared with 2- 4 people | Kitchen shared with 2 - 7 people
Catered shared bathroom : 39 week contract*. shared with 2- 4 other people.
Catered en suite : 39 week contract*.
* Due to refurbishment or vacation lettings some blocks may open later or close
earlier than others and as a result, some contracts may be slightly shorter.

Your rent includes

All rooms include


Providing independence and choice

Location, essentials and travel



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Marieke van de Braak

“ Devonshire is an incredibly inclusive hall and everyone is so friendly and approachable. The student committee organises so many events throughout the year that it becomes very easy to make friends. Our formal dinners are great; everyone dresses up and wears University robes to have a sit-down meal together. We have our own sports teams, as well as drama and music clubs. ”