Downing owns many of the houses along Lensfield Road with gardens backing onto the College site. 

The houses accommodate second, third and fourth year undergraduates and some graduate students. The majority of these rooms are not en suite, but are mostly large with high ceilings and plenty of space.  The houses have large kitchens, often with laundry facilities, and many have a communal social area.

Rooms here vary in rent band from 1* to 6.