Article image House-hunters in Somerset who are looking to make that all-important move onto or up the property ladder will find all the help they need at Crest Nicholson’s Firepool Lock development in Taunton.

Crest Nicholson’s support of the Help to Buy scheme is already helping buyers to not only afford their dream home for right now but also reduce the number of steps homeowners need to take before buying their ‘forever family home’.  

Help to Buy is available on new-build homes up to a value of £600,000. The initiative enables homebuyers to own their own home with just five per cent deposit and 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.

Rebecca Gripton Sales Manager at Crest Nicholson, said: “Help to Buy has been very popular at Firepool Lock, and it has helped many people buy their dream home in the area. There truly is something for everyone, 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 come along and speak to the team.”

About Firepool Lock
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 240 homes is also a commuter’s haven, being just a 40 minute train ride from Bristol and within easy access of the M5.  
Using Help to Buy, prices at Firepool Lock currently start from £122,400 for a two bedroom apartment, and £267,200 for a four bedroom Claridge villa.

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