Featured on ‘Grand Designs: House of the Year’

Featured on ‘Grand Designs: House of the Year’

Cefn Castell

Project details

Sector Residential

Client Private client


Architect: Stephenson Studio

Location Cricciteth, North Wales

Completion date 2015


Royal Society of Architects Wales 2015: Best Small Project
RIBA Award 2015

The site for Cefn Castell is remote occupying a spectacular panoramic view location overlooking Cardigan Bay. The clients’ brief was to provide a family home maximising the views and unique nature of the location.

The award-winning Cefn Castell was featured on ‘Grand Designs: House of the Year’. It replaces the remains of a cottage, with a state of the art contemporary house.

The logistical problem of accessing the remote site with plant and material via a narrow railway bridge and working in extreme site conditions was problematic.

Cefn Castell achieves high standards for sustainable residential development, which includes:

  • Re-use at a brownfield site and recycled material
  • Low energy use
  • Passive solar gain
  • Air source heat pump for under floor heating/hot water

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