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The Dell / SOLD OUT

Design Statement


Self Build Plots in Wales : The Dell, Bridgend

Development of five detached Family Houses.
Land adjacent to 86 High Street, Heol-y-Cyw, Bridgend

NOTE - The first house is now complete and being marketing by our agents, David Birt of Cowbridge. Tel: 01446 775858. Price: £345k (incentives available)

Site: An attractive small site of just five detached Family Houses. Around the site are slopes heavily planted with generally mature deciduous trees creating a feeling of privacy within the semi-rural environment. The Nant Cwm stream with waterfall boarders the eastern boundary.

The location is a particularly convenient one with the excellent local facilities of Heol-y-Cyw all within easy walking distance. These include village shop, village Primary School, Church, local pub, Rugby Club, etc. Helo-y-Cyw has become popular in recent years and attracted good quality housing as evidence by the recent small development of five individual detached houses just up the road at "The Willows".

The village enjoys a pleasantly rural location facing south over the extensive countryside of Hirwaun Common with the upland countryside of Mynydd-y-Gaer to the north. Despite this pleasantly rural setting the village is well placed for major centres with the excellent facilities of Bridgend just a few minutes drive away. The good local road network brings easy access to the M4 motorway and then to the Capital City of Cardiff, Newport, Port Talbot, Swansea, etc.

Design Concept: The proposed detached dwellings have been positioned on the site to provide both a pleasant outlook form the dwellings and a small green area immediately on entering, with the properties forming a small quadrant facing towards the High Street. Each dwelling has been orientated to enjoy a pleasant aspect with Plot 1 enjoying views of the small waterfall.

The proposed designs feature reception rooms on both ground and first floor levels, to provide maximum flexibility for the demands of modern family living. The Master Bedroom is also flexible in its location, as the facilities on both First and Second floors can accommodate this requirement. In short the Family Homes at "The Dell" provide an excellent level of flexible accommodation for the growing family.

Materials: The proposed houses have been designed to complement many of the typical local buildings utilizing facing brickwork and brick plinths along with feature stone cill, heads and copings. Natural or composite slate is proposed for the roofing material.

Certification: All five of the detached Family Houses will receive a full Architects Certificate and NHBC registration, and will be ready early Spring 2007.