Article image House-hunters across Somerset are set to save money on buying a new home with the recent reduction on Stamp Duty. Award-winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson, which has developments in Taunton and Somerset, is urging prospective purchasers to get in touch to find out just how much more affordable their dream home has become.
Bishop’s Brook

Sat in the heart of rural Somerset, in the historic city of Wells, Bishop’s Brook offers an exquisite collection of high-specification two, three, four and five bedroom homes that are stunningly designed in a traditional style to reflect the character of the surrounding architecture, while still offering all the modern comforts you’d expect with a new build home. 

Prospective homebuyers looking to get a feel for the lifestyle on offer at Bishop’s Brook can now tour the development’s four bedroom Westerleigh show home. This impressive three storey town house is designed with growing families and entertaining in mind. On the ground floor, house-hunters will find the large open-plan kitchen / breakfast room, complete with bay window and French doors onto the garden, as well as a separate dining room and cloakroom.  The first floor is home to the spacious living room, again boasting a bay window, and the light and airy main bedroom with en-suite shower room.  Three further double bedrooms can be found on the second floor, including a second bedroom to rival the master, as well as the family bathroom. Using Help to Buy, prices for a four bedroom home at Bishop’s Brook start from £228,000. 
Firepool Lock 

Situated alongside the Bridgewater and Taunton canal, Firepool Lock boasts an impressive collection of one and two bedroom apartments, and three and four bedroom houses. But the jewels in this development’s crown have to be its stunning waterfront villas.  Set over three floors, the villas enjoy a combination of south-facing decks, balconies and roof-top terraces from which to take in the scenic waterway. 

House-hunters looking to move to the area can tour the Chiswick show home now.  Open to the public daily from 10am to 5pm, this contemporary town house benefits from large picture windows throughout, as well as French door access to a terrace from the spacious kitchen / dining room and sliding doors from the second floor living room onto a breath-taking roof terrace. This exceptional family home offers three well-proportioned bedrooms, including a master-bedroom with shower en-suite and balcony overlooking the canal. Using Help to Buy, prices for a two bedroom apartment start from £123,160, and prices for a three bedroom Chiswick town house start from £247,960. 

As well as the reduction in Stamp Duty, Crest Nicholson also offers a range of schemes to make purchasing a new home easier and more affordable, from Part Exchange to Help to Buy.

Rebecca Gripton, Sales Manager at Crest Nicholson South West, commented: “The reduction in Stamp Duty is great news for househunters in the region, especially ahead of Christmas. The New Year is often a time when people start to consider a move and being able to save money on costs like Stamp Duty can make a real difference. So if you're looking for a new home, why not pop in and speak to the teams about your dream home.”

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