What’s special about Cwrt y Ffynnon?

Cwrt y Ffynnon is a special development of four x 1 bedroom courtyard bungalows created for older households who are looking to downsize. 

Located on the site of no longer fit for purposes garages in Abergavenny, these bungalows have  been built to the highest development standards, using local skills, resources and equipment wherever possible. 

Funded through the Welsh Government’s Innovative Housing Programme and built by MHA in collaboration with Cardiff University’s Welsh School of Architecture.  

Each bungalow has been built to be sustainable and energy efficient, with a Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) – the official government approved system for assessing the energy rating for a new home – rating of  over 100.

What’s different about Cwrt y Ffynnon?

The bungalows will offer a flexible build design and can feature either one or two bedrooms, with a separate kitchen or an open plan living area to meet the household needs.

A pleasant courtyard offers a low-maintenance outside space, enhances a sense of community, whilst retaining privacy.

Cwrt Y Ffynnon was the winner of the 2020 ‘Innovation’ award at the prestigious Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards.

The annual awards are recognised across the Welsh built environment as the biggest and brightest celebration of best practice across Wales.

MHA received the award in recognition of their unique ‘Start Up Slim Down’ homes.

See what makes Cwrt y Ffynnon different in this 360 tour.

Who lives in a home like this?

Aimed at older households, particularly those who wish to downsize, the bungalows offer independence and a generous living space. These wonderful properties are available to rent with priority given to those aged 60+, moving from a family-sized social home.