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Taunton’s multi-million pound regeneration project is proving really exciting for local house-buyers with the release of wow-factor waterfront villas at Firepool Lock, the landmark development of new homes from award-winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson.

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.  The stunning new waterfront villas are set over three floors and 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 new 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.

Laura Osborne, Senior Sales Manager Crest Nicholson, said: “Firepool Lock is a truly inspirational development which beautifully combines contemporary urban living with a countryside feel.  We’ve all been eagerly awaiting the launch of our show-stopper waterside villas and are thrilled to now reveal them to the public.  The fact that these new homes are also available to buy with Help to Buy means dream living is all the more attainable, so we’d urge anyone in the market for a new family home to pop in and see us soon, before they’re all gone!”

The houses at Firepool Lock are exquisitely designed to a high specification and are eligible for the Government’s Help to Buy scheme.  The initiative 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.  Using Help to Buy, purchasers at Firepool Lock can currently secure themselves a stylish one bedroom apartment from just £100,000, a two bedroom apartment with undercroft parking from £116,000 a three bedroom waterfront Chiswick home for £237,600 or a four bedroom waterfront Claridge villa from £276,000. 

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