Our facilities and services

As well as a comfortable home in a friendly community, the village has some great facilities and services most of which are free to use or included in your rent.

WiFi and broadband

You and your guests have free unlimited broadband (minimum 100Mbps) and WiFi access throughout the village including the garden. This is included in your rent.


There is a small charge for use of a photocopier which can copy A4 and A3 sheets in black and white and colour.


We have two laundry facilities on site. The cost of a wash and dry is significantly less that the cost of high street laundry services. Each household has an allocated time slot each week.

Dry cleaners can be found on the High Road, a short walk from the village.

Car parking

Tenants with a car can use the village’s car park (£10 a month).

Bike storage

There is a secure garage with racks for storing bikes belonging to residents. There is a small deposit for a key to access the garage which will be returned when your tenancy comes to an end and you leave the village.


Laurel Way Playgroup is a privately-run nursery in the village for tenants’ and local children. Check their website for further information.

Gardens and children’s playground

Our homes are surrounded by communal gardens to relax in and meet neighbours. There’s also a children’s playground and space for our residents’ gardening group to grow food and flowers.

Events and activities

Regular events and activities at the village such as summer barbecues, pizza nights, Christmas children’s party, are organised by our small friendly team. Residents are encouraged to get involved in developing and organising village activities.

Study spaces

Three study rooms with power and Wi-Fi connectivity are available for study without distractions. The booking arrangements are managed by residents.

The Weinberg Library

Named after the founders of Nansen Village, Kurt and Charlotte Weinberg, the library provides a further study space.

The Common Room

A communal space with audio visual equipment, a small kitchen and toilet facilities for socialising, studying and hanging out.

Nansen Room for guests

A self-contained flat for when family members, former resident or visiting academics want to visit the village is available at a reasonable cost. This is suitable for up to four people.

Luggage storage

We can store luggage bags and cases during your stay.