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During a canal-side walkwhen Rhona Cammell first moved to Taunton, she came across Crest Nicholson’s Firepool Lock development. Rhona and her partner Martin were enchanted by the beautiful setting, commenting at the time that “living by the canal would be such a lovely setting”. Following the launch of the exclusive waterside villas at Firepool Lock, Rhona and Martin have now seized the opportunity to purchase a luxurious home at the development with views overlooking the bank of the canal.  

Previously living in South Africa, Rhona and Martin were eager to settle down in Taunton and felt it was time to take a step onto the property ladder. Rhona comments, “Everything about Firepool Lock was perfect for us – the location, the home, design and the price. We felt that we had gotten very lucky and hit the jackpot.”   

Located in the vibrant market town of Taunton, Firepool Lock is a diverse mix of apartments, three and four bedroom homes, as well as an exclusive range of impressive waterfront villas. Overlooking the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, Firepool Locks benefits from a “countryside” feel and is within walking distance of the town centre. The beautiful waterside villas are spread over three floors, offering spacious yet luxury living in the heart of Somerset complemented by fantastic views.

“Firepool Lock stood out for us, not only because it overlooked the canal. The modern interior features and appliances of these homes were superior to anything we’d seen elsewhere,” commented Rhona. “We definitely also enjoy the calming and relaxing environment by the canal, not to mention the beautiful wildlife and birdlife”.

Using the Help to Buy scheme meant that Rhona and Martin did not have to compromise when it came to purchasing their dream home.

“Without Help to Buy we would have had to settle for a smaller home, however with the scheme we could afford a larger and nicer home,” said Rhona. The Help to Buy initiative enables potential homebuyers to purchase a new build home worth up to £600,000 with just a 5% deposit. Under the scheme, potential homebuyers are also eligible for a 20% interest free government loan, whilst the remaining 75% of the property value can be covered with a mortgage.

Taunton offers a vibrant blend of old town charm and contemporary living, boasting historical buildings including Taunton Castle and St Mary Magdalene Church and new developments such as Firepool Lock. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre, residents benefit for array of local amenities at their doorstep. Also within easy access is Taunton station, which has excellent train link to cities such as Bristol, Bath and Cardiff – ideal for commuters.  

Three bedroom waterside villas at Firepool Lock are available from £295,000, or just £244,000 with Help to Buy. For more information, please visit, email  or call 01823 271196.