Holt Drive, LE11 3JB
The Holt is available for Loughborough University students
Go to the Loughborough University site for more information.
Map and local area
On your doorstep
Loughborough Students' Union is just a 10-minute walk from The Holt. Home to two clubs, five bars, three shops and a pub complete with beer garden, you’ll love living so close to the social hub of the University.
Less than 10 minutes’ walk into the town centre there is a multiplex cinema with an Italian restaurant, plus a number of great shops including a Chinese supermarket, high-street fashion outlets, Wilkinsons and many other large retailers.
You’ll also find a range of great bars and pubs as well as many student-friendly nightclubs.
For a change of scenery, you can reach Leicester in less than 45 minutes via the bus stop on Epinal Way, or in around 10 minutes on the train.
The Holt is a short walk from the centre of Loughborough University campus, meaning whatever you’re studying you’ll always be close to your department. Also, you’ll have great access to the many music and entertainment stars who visit the Students’ Union every year.
If you’re looking to relax after lectures or at the weekend, take a walk down to Queen’s Park, or climb the Carillon Tower for views stretching past the university campus and out across Leicestershire.
You’ll want to take advantage of the local cities while at Loughborough, so grab a bus from Forest Road, a two-minute walk from The Holt to the train station. A short 10-minute train ride takes you into Leicester, and a little further down the line you’ll reach Nottingham.
Loughborough’s campus is home to some of the finest sporting facilities of any university in Europe. The Holt is perfectly placed to allow you to take advantage of these facilities to really make the most out of your time at university.
The world-class National Cricket Performance Centre is situated on campus, just 10 minutes’ walk from The Holt. Home to the England Cricket team; don’t be surprised to see members of the national squad training as you explore campus.
A number of gyms are within close proximity, including the campus-based student gyms ‘Powerbase’ and ‘LUFS’, the public gym at Charnwood Leisure Centre and LA Fitness on Derby Road.
On campus, you’ll find leading sports facilities for rugby, football, hockey, tennis and badminton among many others. These venues are generally available for students to use throughout the year, meaning you can always pop down for a quick game with your friends.
For fans of professional sports, the close proximity to Leicester and Nottingham means you can see Leicester Tigers Rugby Club play a short train journey away, or pop into Nottingham to see the former European Champions, Nottingham Forest football club.
Whatever your chosen sport, The Holt provides the perfect location to use as a base for your competitive participation or just a fun game with your mates.
Close and convenient
Travel and transport
The Holt is located just off Forest Road, a stone’s throw from the Loughborough University Campus. With such a great location on the edge of campus, The Holt students have all the benefits of campus life but with the added benefit of being slightly closer to the town centre.
Forest Road connects the University campus to the town centre, meaning The Holt residents can walk straight down the road to all the town’s shops and restaurants.
Loughborough’s train station offers regular services to London as well as neighbouring cities like Nottingham and Leicester. Birmingham is just a 30-minute train journey away, with links to the rest of the UK.
Additionally, The Holt is less than 10 minutes’ drive from junction 23 of the M1 motorway which connects London to the North of England via the East Midlands. This makes Loughborough a great starting point for exploring more of the UK at weekends and during the holidays.
Just 15 minutes’ walk from The Holt is a huge Tesco supermarket, as well as a range of smaller food shops and takeaways. The town centre, just a 10-minute walk or a five-minute bus ride, is home to all the high-street banks and shops that you’d expect in a popular university town.
Closer to home, the Loughborough Students' Union (SU) has a convenience store with pharmaceuticals, snacks, basic foods, and newspapers. The SU is also home to a book store with all the textbooks you’ll need for your course. There’s also a Piazza café that serves Starbucks refreshments to enjoy between studying.
The Edward Herbert Building (known to students as ‘EHB’) is home to a large bar with lunch buffet menu, dozens of sofas, Sky Sports TV and two pool tables, as well as a host of lecture theatres. Just 10 minutes from The Holt, it’s a perfect place to grab lunch between lectures.
The Pilkington Library is located on campus and is about 20 minutes’ walk from The Holt.
The University offers all its students on-site medical care which can be accessed between the Students' Union and the Library on University Road. The Holt students can walk to the clinic in around 15 minutes.
The University offers welfare, financial and career advice to all its students and these can be found in various advice clinics across campus. The Holt is in close proximity to all the campus departments so students are never far away from the help they may need.
Aside from the campus facilities, Loughborough Hospital (which includes the Family Planning Clinic and the Loughborough Urgent Care Centre) is located on Epinal Way just past the university campus, around 20 minutes’ walk from The Holt.
Unite Students accommodation at The Holt in Loughborough
Situated off Forest Road and just minutes from Loughborough University campus, The Holt is in the perfect location to make the most out of your time in Loughborough.
Less than five minutes’ walk to Loughborough University’s spacious and vibrant campus, The Holt has the atmosphere of a campus hall but with the added benefit of being slightly closer to the town centre. The Students’ Union is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the property.
From just outside the property on Forest Road you are able to get buses to the town centre and train station. Fifteen minutes’ walk from the property is a Tesco megastore, as well as all the bars and shops of Loughborough town centre.
As with all our student accommodation, we include Wi-Fi access, contents insurance and all bills in the price so you don’t have to worry about any unexpected costs.