Students at the University of Lincoln will soon be able to stay with their four-legged friends during term, as a canine-friendly set of accommodation buildings is planned to open in the new year.
‘The Dog House Living’ will be comprised of four separate apartments, located on The Avenue in Lincoln: The Dachshund Den, Westie Warren, Mutt Mansion and Pug Pad.
The apartments, which range from one to four rooms, will be ready to rent from August 2021.
Local mother-and-daughter team Scarlett and Helen Blakey oversee the family-run business, and also co-founded Ophelia Blake Interior Design, which will design and furnish the apartments.
Helen Blakey said the idea is to provide “a sense of home and luxury which is often lacking in student accommodation” and add “something sophisticated to the student market”.
“We love dogs and couldn’t imagine leaving them behind when moving to university!” she said.
Students have already begun to weigh in on the plans.
Freya Barbour, who studies at the University, said having something familiar during term would be helpful: “They’re known to relieve stress and anxiety, as it gets people out of the house for walks and fresh air.”
Another student, Maisie Hancock, added: “It will be unique to Lincoln and will give students a new experience that provides relaxation and companionship.”
The apartments will be ready to view in January 2021 and have a 51-week tenancy that’s inclusive of all bills as well as Netflix and a garden.