Accommodation at Tyndale House
and in Cambridge

Picture from Tyndale House

Tyndale House has 7 single rooms, 2 one bedroom flats, 6 two bedroom flats and 2 three bedroom flats. These are primarily for those doing research in the library and their families, many of whom are in residence for periods of up to 36 months. Our residential capability fosters mutual encouragement and the stimulus of an international community of younger and older scholars committed to biblical research, whether on sabbatical leave or undertaking postgraduate studies. For families it provides a ready-made Christian community for friendship and support. We can accommodate less than half of the scholars working here, so we encourage those interested in accommodation to apply well in advance and, where possible, to indicate a range of possible dates for their visit.

Normally assigned for
long term bookings (1-3 years)
Normally available for
shorter bookings (under 1 year)
We do encourage everyone to apply as these categories are not completely fixed, but also to seek to make alternative arrangements (see the links below) and to be patient as we seek to match bookings that ensure full occupancy of rooms.
Two 3-bedroom appartments
Four 2-bedroom appartments
One 1-bedroom appartment
Five single rooms
Two 2-bedroom appartments
One 1-bedroom appartments
Two single rooms

See below for charges and the accommodation agreement

More information about admission to the library and accommodation
If you are travelling from outside Europe, you may need Visa advice.
To find out if we have accommodation, please fill in an Application Form
Those applying for accommodation for longer than 6 months may be required to take part in an interview by  telephone, video-conference or in person.

If we don't have room, try the following:

Semi-detached house with three bedrooms and study, let by friends of Tyndale House, normally for long-term bookings. Contact:

International postgraduate students are given preference at Link House

B&Bs in Cambridge (Bed and Breakfast)  - nearby are: Upton House, Hobsons House, Granta House, El-Shaddai,

Across the City (a Christian news service, with accomodation adverts at the end)

Links at the Cambridge City links, and a Cambridge accomodation site, and CambridgeRooms.

Tourist Information Office  - Where to Stay Wheeler Street, Cambridge, 01223 322640

University Accommodation Service ( email ) Kellet Lodge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QJ  01223 338099 (Map of properties)

Tyndale House Accommodation Charges and Services

Please aim to arrive during office hours (ie Monday-Friday, 9am - 5.30 pm). Arrivals outside these hours may mean staff coming in especially, so this will incur a surcharge.

All houses/flats are fully furnished and equipped. There is a cleaning fee of £40.00 made on departure on all houses/flats, and a late-payment charge if rents are not paid on time.

Please note that due to regulations set by the City Council it is not possible for residents of Tyndale Court or Tyndale House to have a car on the premises.

There is a no smoking policy in all houses/flats at Tyndale and on all Tyndale House property.

No pets are allowed.

Accommodation Charge Rates 

Single Rooms:

Periods of less than 4 weeks: £20 per night/ £15 per night for students
Periods of longer than 4 Weeks : £10 per night /£7 per night for students
Priority is given to people staying one month or more.
(Due to plans for the expansion of the library we are currently unable to take bookings in single rooms beyond 30 June 2009. However, accommodation may become available either before or after that date. It is still possible to apply for accommodation and your details will be kept on a waiting list.)

Flats and Family Accommodation:

FLATS 1 & 2, TYNDALE COURT (3 Bedroom): £700 per month
FLATS 3 & 4, TYNDALE COURT (2 Bedroom): £700 per month
FLATS 6 & 7, MAIN HOUSE  (1 double bedroom): £700 per month
FLATS 9 & 10, MAIN HOUSE  (2 double/twin bedrooms): £700 per month
FLAT 5 & 8 (2 double/twin bedrooms): £750 per month
Priority is given to people staying three months or more.

Short-term stays of less than 4 weeks in flats and family accommodation are charged at a rate of £30 per night (all inclusive).

15% reduction for students is available on some flats.

SERVICES in flats and family accommodation:

Main House:
Electricity £20 per month inc. V.A.T. (flat rate)
Gas: £15 per month (flat rate)
Water £20 per month (flat rate)
Telephone rental/broadband: £20 per month (plus phone calls as charged by NTL)
Council Tax: As per Cambridge County Council. Foreign visitors/students may well qualify for 50% reduction, and in some cases total exemption.

Tyndale Court (flats 1, 2, 3, 4 and Annexe):
Electricity £20 per month inc. V.A.T. (flat rate)
Gas As per bills
Water £20 per month
Telephone rental/broadband: £20 per month (plus phone calls as charged by NTL)
Council Tax As per Cambridge County Council. Foreign visitors/students may well qualify for 50% reduction, and in some cases total exemption.

Tyndale House Accommodation Agreement

All accommodation at Tyndale House is subject to the following terms:

1. Rent is payable on the first working day of each month in advance. Please note that Full month rents are charged on mid month departures unless new tenants can be moved in.

2. A damage deposit of £100 is payable on signing the contract and a cleaning charge of £30.00 is made at the conclusion of the occupancy.

3. Furnishings provided in the flat or room must not be removed without the written permission of the Landlord. No additional furnishings, including electrical appliances may be brought into the without prior permission from the Warden or Manager. If special permission is granted for additional furniture etc. or to remove furniture these must be removed or put back at time of departure. Extra charges are incurred if furniture has to be moved.

4. Repairs. The Landlord is responsible for all repairs and redecorations resulting from the reasonable use of the premises. Residents should inform the Manager promptly if repairs are required.

5. Electricity/telephone/heating /taxes. The tenant is responsible for electricity, heating costs, telephone line and call charges and council tax.

6. Damage. Damage to the flat/room or to any of its contents must be notified to the Landlord as soon as possible. Deposits will not be released until the property has been carefully inspected.

7. Sub-letting. The tenant will not assign, underlet or part with possession of the flat/room or any part of it.

8. Insurance. The Landlord insures both the buildings and provided contents of the flat/room. The policy precludes smoking by occupants or guests in the flats or on any of the premises owned by Tyndale House. The tenant is fully responsible for his/her personal effects and furnishings.

9. Motor Vehicles. It is a condition of this tenancy that no motor vehicle with more than two wheels is to be brought within the City of Cambridge. (A legal document has been signed to this effect with Cambridge City Council). The only exception would be a physical disability and permission must be sought in advance from the Landlord. Parking permits must not be sought by residents of Tyndale House or Tyndale Court and continued occupancy is dependant on attention to this proviso.

10. Permitted activity. The tenant shall observe all the house rules applying from time to time. The tenant shall not use either the flat/room or shared parts of the house of the premises in a way that the policies of insurance might become void or cause the premium to be increased, such as smoking.

11. Visitors. In order to comply with Health/Safety and security guidelines, it is important that you seek permission from the Warden or Manager if you are having visitors to stay well in advance of their arrival. Visitors are permitted as long as the flat provided has adequate beds for the number of visitors. Visitors are requested to sign in the visitors book in the front office, or after hours at the Warden’s lodge so that in the event of fire or an emergency the names of all residents are known. Visitors that are not your immediate family are subject to a nightly fee of 5.00 pounds.

12. Electrical Goods. No second hand electrical equipment may be brought into the flats . Any additional electrical equipment is only permissible with prior agreement of the Manager or Warden and on the understanding that it is tested to be safe. Tyndale House is not responsible for any damage caused by faultyelectrical equipment that it has not provided.

13.Flat Location. By being offered on-site accommodation, the Warden and the Manager endeavor to place tenants in the housing that is deemed to be most appropriate to their circumstances. However the Warden reserves the right to move tenants within the on-site accommodation with suitable prior notice if circumstances alter within the community. In most cases this would be considered a more beneficial move for the tenant.

14 Termination. Either the Landlord or the tenant after the expiry of the six months from the date of commencement by giving to the other three month's notice in writing of their intention to do so.