Article image Cementing its status as one of the most desirable addresses in the region, Firepool Lock in Taunton is the holder of a prestigious Sunday Times British Homes award for its inspiring collection of apartments, coach houses, family homes and waterfront villas.

Situated alongside the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, the development is an integral part of the multi-million pound Project Taunton regeneration scheme, offering residents the best of tranquil countryside living without having to sacrifice urban convenience and style. This stunning collection of sophisticated two, three and four bedroom homes is also a commuter’s haven, being just a 40 minute train ride from Bristol and within easy access of the M5.  

Designed with contemporary living in mind, the sought-after homes at Firepool Lock are turn-key ready and come with the added surety of an NHBC 10 year guarantee. Unlike when buying a pre-owned home, house-hunters needn’t worry about the potential for hidden problems and can rest assured that their newbuild property has been finished to a high specification including wow-factor kitchens and bathrooms. 

Not only does buying new mean there is no imminent need for redecorations or repairs but Crest Nicholson homes also boast strong sustainability credentials.  The average new home is up to four times more energy efficient than a traditional second hand home. At Firepool Lock, the highly insulated walls, roofs and ground floors help to keep the cold air out and warm air in, meaning unpleasant drafts are a thing of the past and homeowners can enjoy lower running costs compared to a traditional home. 

One of the most impressive residences currently available at Firepool Lock is the four bedroom Claridge house. Benefitting from large windows throughout, as well as French doors to access a private terrace from the spacious kitchen / dining room, this breath-taking waterside villa also enjoys sliding doors from the first floor living room onto a separate balcony. An exceptional four bedroom family home, the Claridge also boasts an impressive master-bedroom with hotel-style shower en-suite and Juliet balcony overlooking the canal.

Rebecca Gripton, Sales Manager at Crest Nicholson South West, said: “Firepool Lock is an inspirational development which combines contemporary urban living with a relaxing, countryside feel. The development is set in the heart of the vibrant market town, within close proximity of the best shopping centre in Somerset, and yet enjoys the tranquillity of a waterside location.

“There truly is something for everyone here, whether you are in the market for a large family home or want to downsize to an apartment. The fact that our homes are also available with Help to Buy means that owning your dream home is all the more attainable. We’d urge anyone looking to buy to visit us soon and have a tour of our stunning waterside show home and new apartment.”

Using Help to Buy, prices at Firepool Lock currently start from £119,200 for a two bedroom apartment, £180,000 for a three bedroom house and £256,000 for the four bedroom Claridge villa. 

Help to Buy enables purchasers to own their own home with just a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining cost of the property is funded by a 20 per cent equity loan from the Government that is interest free for the first five years.

The recent reduction in Stamp Duty will also see buyers saving money on the percentage rate they pay on the purchase price of their home.

For more information about Firepool Lock visit the on-site Sales and Marketing Suite (open daily 10am to 5pm), call 0845 894 3373, visit or find us on Facebook at