Lock House

Keeper Close, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1AX View on map
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The Lock House development enjoys prime location in popular Taunton, a friendly and exciting South West town that's ideally suited to retirement living. This fine collection of age-exclusive apartments is a must-see for those desiring retirement living in Taunton. Lock House comprises a range of one and two bedroom properties, all of which are large, stylish and perfect for an independent retirement. This development even has a communal rooftop terrace and fantastic gym for homeowners to enjoy.

The apartments at Lock House include generously proportioned bedrooms, spacious living areas and high quality kitchens and shower rooms. Washer/Dryers are included in all apartments for your privacy and convenience. Homeowners benefit from double glazing and Dimplex panel heaters, with selected apartments including private balconies or terrace areas. There is plenty of storage in your new apartment, including walk-in wardrobes, and every room is complete with high spec fittings and fixtures.

With our outdoor spaces, a delightful South facing sun deck leading from the Homeowners' Lounge so you can enjoy the summer days and stunning evening sunsets to the west, plus a further decked area from the gym with panoramic views of the Quantocks, to the Black Down Hills and over the River Tone and surrounding Firepool area. When it comes to your friends and family visiting, both of our sun decks have outdoor furniture so you can entertain al fresco, then they can enjoy comfort and privacy in the Lock House guest suite for overnight stays.

Development Highlights

  • Rooftop terrace with views
  • South facing sun deck seating areas
  • On-site Gym
  • Fantastic transport links by rail and motorway
  • 0.6 miles from Somerset County Cricket ground and City Centre
  • Short distance from local amenities and local Taunton swimming pool

Key Features

  • Lifts to all floors
  • Camera entry system
  • 24/7 call system
  • House Manager
  • Guest suite
  • Mobility scooter room
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Balconies
  • Car parking

Site Plan

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Service Charges

What you can expect to pay

Take a look through our Retirement Living service charge costs.

Each year, we help residents set the budget that they need for retirement. Although we cannot guarantee that our Retirement Living service charges will remain the same for year to year, our many statutory safeguards will remain in place, to ensure that your opinions are recognised and acknowledged when defining budgets.

*Please note that not all the listed costs below apply for our Retirement Living properties. Also, our charges are calculated on an average sized development. You can find more information on our service charges here and for full details on a specific development please speak to your sales consultant.

What's Included

Estimated total Service Charge and Ground Rent Charge per week:

 2 Bedroom
Service Charge£56.21
Ground Rent£9.49
2 Bedroom
Service Charge
Ground rent

Living at Lock House

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ownership types

Flexible Purchasing

  • Rent

    Enjoy all the benefits of a McCarthy & Stone retirement community without having to sell your property. You can move in quickly, knowing there’s long-term security with one of our Assured Tenancies and settle in to your new home with minimum fuss. A rent to buy option is also available, so you can really try the lifestyle before you buy.

  • Buy

    Purchase your new home outright and you'll enjoy continued ownership of your own property. Our Smooth Move and Part Exchange services are designed to help make your move even easier.

  • Part buy, part rent

    Enjoy the lifestyle without committing to the full purchase price, giving you more financial flexibility for the future.


Living in Taunton

With so much to see and do, Taunton is a perfect location for you to enjoy your retirement. A county town with a rich and interesting history, it offers the best of modern amenities whilst being a short bus or car journey away from the beautiful Quantock Hills. This welcoming and friendly town hosts a wide range of events all year round including the popular Taunton Flower Show, The Rural Living Show and is the birthplace of Taste of the West. It is also home to the ever popular Somerset County Cricket Club.

You will find a bus stop 0.4km from the development and a supermarket, pharmacy, Post Office, coffee shop and doctor's surgery are all within 1km walk of the development.

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Lock House
Keeper Close, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1AX
  • Bus stop
  • Dentist
  • Leisure Centre
  • Pharmacy
  • Public House
  • Shops
  • Train station

The development is in an excellent location with plenty of amenities nearby. Orchard Shopping Centre is under 1 mile away and it’s only 0.4 miles to Morrisons if you need groceries.

Taunton Station is just 0.2 miles away with trains to Penzance, Edinburgh, London, Cardiff and more - perfect for a day out.

For a leisurely stroll, the scenic Victoria Park is 0.6 miles away.

Getting to Location

If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.

Our people

The Team at Lock House

Lyn Constantine
Sales Support Executive
I am looking forward to assisting you in your journey to make your Dream a reality. With my help the moving process will be less stressfull, Think of it as a whole New Adventure. For me, nothing is too much trouble. Please call for more information on 0800 201 4811, we are still available to help.

Offers Too Good To Miss

  • Part Exchange with us today for a hassle-free move

    Our retirement communities are about enjoying life to the full, with company when you want it, help when you could use it, and even care when you need it. And you could be enjoying this new lifestyle sooner than you think, through our ‘We’ll Buy Your Property’ scheme.

    To find our more please call 0800 201 4811.

  • Try before you buy

    If you’ve been thinking about what living in one of our developments is really like, now is the perfect time to give it a try. We are offering a complimentary two night stay in one of our fully furnished retirement apartments.

    To arrange a stay call us on 0800 201 4811.

Please note that images are for illustrative purposes only. Images may include upgrades and optional extras which may be available for you to purchase at an additional cost. Please click here for further explanations. Floor plans and pricing are accurate at time of publication. Floor plans are for guidance purposes only and are subject to change. Prices may fluctuate depending on market conditions and availability.