Moving with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
We feel it is important that you know exactly what your moving costs will be upfront with no nasty surprises.
Our surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
The surveyor will either visit your home or conduct a video survey and note any items you want to transfer.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss any special requirements or questions you may have.
Once the consultation has been carried out, a free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Our quotation will outline exactly what is covered, as per your instructions and a price.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a home visit you can still take advantage of our Guesstimate tool.
Just complete the quick estimate form on our website to get an approximate idea of the costs involved.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved before.
You can rest assured that your personal belongings will be well protected and safe throughout the transportation process.
When you choose the option of a full packing service, everything will be wrapped, packed and listed on a detailed inventory before being loaded onto the vehicle.
A copy of the inventory will follow shortly after.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is also able to provide flexible storage solutions for all your needs.
Whether that be storage while you have building works carried out on your new home or while you live in rented accommodation for a period of time.
Whatever your storage needs may be we can help. We offer a range of different sized units with competitive prices, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals New Forest
Whether you are moving home in the New Forest or from out of county, you can be assured that White & Company will get you there. For almost 150 years, thousands of happy customers have entrusted us as their preferred removals company.
We are one of the largest family owned home removals companies in the UK, offering domestic house removals, packing and storage solutions at 19 secure warehouse locations nationwide.
No matter where you are moving to or from, we have the know-how and expertise to ensure your removals process goes smoothly and efficiently. Speak to us today for a no obligation quotation.
Removals to the New Forest
Our experienced staff can walk you through the removals process and handle any delicate or cumbersome items for you.
In addition to the bespoke door-to-door delivery of your household items we can also offer storage and packing services as part of your removals to New Forest package.
To give you further peace of mind we are also members of the industry regulators, British Association of Removers, FIDI and OMNI. Our long-standing membership is testament to the quality of the services we provide and our commitment to continuous training and best practice.
Let White & Company help you get a step closer to settling into your dream home. Give us a call today to book your removals survey and receive a FREE no obligation quotation.
Why Move to the New Forest?
The New Forest is one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pastureland, heathland, and forest in Southern England, covering southwest Hampshire and southeast Wiltshire.
Originally created as a hunting area in 1079 by William the Conqueror, it makes for a remarkable location to reside. Some extremely desirable properties are dotted throughout the area including large country homes, equestrian properties, and quaint thatched cottages.
There is no need to travel long distances to find something to do on the weekend that brings you closer to nature. Walking, horse riding, cycling, and camping are just a few of the great activities to take part in. The forest is also home to lots of wildlife, owls, wolves, otters, wild boar, Scottish wildcats, foxes, and pine martens.
Although some residents choose to commute to surrounding areas for work, various larger towns in the region such as Lymington, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst offer the opportunity for work closer to home. Many locals find employment in pubs and restaurants across the forest which are inundated during the summer months.
Homes tend to be scattered far and wide so local pubs very often become the hub of a community where people can gather and share a drink or a meal and a gossip.
Surprisingly, there are some top-class restaurants to discover which more than equal to those in the capital. These include restaurants such as the award-winning Montague Arms in Beulieu and Chewton Glen, which has featured in the Good Food Guide headed up by well-known chef James Martin.
For those fortunate enough to be moving to the New Forest, you can expect a safe and beautiful place to live, surrounded by lots of things to do, with the added benefit of good schools and for the most part great connections.
New Forest Schools & Education
Depending on where you intend to reside, most state-run schools in the New Forest region are excellent with many achieving the Ofsted rating of “outstanding”.
Poulner Infant School in Ringwood, William Gilpin Primary in Boldre and Brockenhurst Church of England Primary School all have schools which Ofsted rated as “good”.
Highly rated secondaries include Priestlands in Lymington, Noadswood in Dibden Purlieu and Applemore College also in Dibden Purlieu are all “good” with The Burgate School & Sixth Form being overall “good” with some “outstanding attributes”
Notable private schools to consider include Moyles Court and Ballard School. Both are co-educational day and boarding schools from ages 2 to 16 years.
Brockenhurst College is the first choice for more than 2,700 school leavers across the region. Students’ who attend the college consistently achieve high results and progress to top universities.
The college also enrols more than 8,000 adult students each year across a range of skills and qualification courses, apprenticeship programmes and tailor-made courses for business and industry.
To compare schools in the New Forest and give you a more thorough view of how well they perform simply visit the Government website below:
Things to do in the New Forest
Some of the finest arts and heritage museums can be found in the New Forest from Beaulieu where you can visit Beaulieu Abbey and the National Motor Museum, to The New Forest Centre, the perfect starting point for any visit to the area.
If it is being by the water that you enjoy, visit Lepe beach. It forms part of Lepe Country Park, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you can enjoy views across to the Isle of Wight as well as excellent coastal walks featuring pine-fringed cliffs, and wildflower meadows.
The town of Lymington has many features including a unique series of cobbled streets leading down to the pretty main quay area. Popular with visitors who wish to sit, relax, and watch the world sail by.
Boat trips around the Solent can be taken from the quayside and private sailing, motor-boating, and fishing trips may be arranged.
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery is also in Lymington. A dynamic museum and highly regarded art gallery, it appeals to both locals and New Forest visitors. The museum explores the history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast.
Beaulieu Motor Museum is another fantastic attraction. From the earliest motor carriages to classic family saloons, the world-famous Museum has one of the finest collections of cars, motorcycles, and motoring memorabilia in the world.
From legendary F1 cars and land speed record breakers for the speed freaks, to incredible examples of pioneering motoring for the history-buffs.
Foodies will be delighted with the quality artisan producers, farm shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants liberally sprinkled throughout the Forest.
With too many attractions to mention here, visit the following links to find out even more places to visit and things to do in the magnificent New Forest.
New Forest Property
The forest covers a massive 220 square miles so if you are looking for a home here, there are many areas to consider. The market attracts a variety of buyers especially families moving out of London and older couples downsizing so competition is fierce at both ends of the spectrum.
The New Forest has a diverse array of property styles. These include elegant Edwardian country houses, farmhouses, coastal homes, traditional thatch cottages and even sympathetic new builds.
According to Zoopla, the average price for property in New Forest stood at £437,154 in October 2020.
Property is on the expensive side but, represents very good value, especially when compared to London prices.
Purchasing a home in the Forest is seen as a fantastic investment with high returns as values increase year Upon year.
With so many villages and towns to investigate, here is a snapshot of some of the most desirable locations:
Brockenhurst: A large village sought after due to its excellent rail links. Situated approximately 13 miles from the city of Southampton. Declared “Britain’s most beautiful place to live”, living here gives access to some of the most impressive trails that the National Park has to offer.
Lyndhurst: is more a more suburban area. The administrative capital and largest village in the New Forest, Lyndhurst is full of unusual shops and quaint tea rooms as well as some very up market property.
Lymington: The town sits on the west bank of the Lymington River. More than once voted “best town to live on the coast of the UK” it enjoys excellent transport links, areas of outstanding beauty and low crime rates.
Beaulieu: Situated at the head of the Beaulieu river, the village is often described as the Historic heart of the New Forest. The large lake in the village centre is home to a variety of birds and other wildlife. Donkeys, ponies, and cattle wander through the ancient streets grazing on the common land. It is idyllic for those who are lucky enough to live here.
Burley: Full of traditional charm and known for its rich history and weird and wonderful associations with witchcraft and smuggling. You can expect to find thatched cottages and a real sense of community in Burley.
Popular Places to Live in The New Forest
What Others Say…
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