Article image Crest Nicholson’s Silk Meadows development in Taunton is proving so popular that the award-winning housebuilder has sold a fantastic 23 homes in the past six months alone.  74% of sales have been through the Help to Buy initiative, proving that the scheme is really helping house-hunters in Taunton get moving.

Since its introduction in April of this year, Help to Buy has enabled first-time buyers’ budgets to stretch much further, with many being able to invest in a home for the future, rather than starting on the bottom rung of the property ladder. The initiative is also available for second steppers too, although this has been much less widely reported.

Laura Osborne, Senior Sales Manager for Crest Nicholson South West, explained: “Whilst the focus has very much been on first-time buyers since the introduction of the government’s Help to Buy scheme, it is apparent that second-time buyers are becoming more aware of how it can assist them too. 

“There have been numerous reports outlining how people are putting their plans to start a family on hold because their homes are too small, but the Help to Buy scheme available at Silk Meadows can help them to upsize into a property that is designed for either a growing or an established family.”

Silk Meadows’ close proximity to the shops and leisure facilities in Taunton, as well as the great open space of the Quantock Hills, makes it the ideal base for a family home. 

Under the Help to Buy scheme, prices at Silk Meadows currently start from £128,000 for a two bedroom Sandown house, £143,200 for a three bedroom Huntingdon house and £200,000 for a four bedroom Mansfield house.

For more information about Silk Meadows and the homes available, call into the on-site Sales and Marketing suite (open Thursday-Monday, 10am-5pm), call 0845 894 3247, email or visit