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 to Abingdon
Are you looking to relocate to Abingdon? Moving home is not something we do on a regular basis with there often being a few years between each move.
As such, we can often lose sight of the number of belongings we accumulate on the way and come time to relocate there is lots to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removals company is crucial. White & Company are a family-owned business with over 150 years’ servicing the Abingdon community.
We offer a tailor made, reliable and professional service at a competitive price. Our trained crews have tackled all sorts of challenges and can wrap, pack, and transport your personal belongings with minimum fuss and delay.
Should you require it, White & Company can offer storage of some or all your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Abingdon. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway do not hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
Why Move to Abingdon?
Abingdon sits within the stunning county of Oxfordshire, located to the west of London, between the Chiltern Hills and Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Officially called Abingdon-on-Thames, this historic market town has a claim on being the oldest town in England, having been inhabited since the early to middle iron age.
By the 18th and 19th centuries, with the building of Abingdon Lock in 1790, and Wilts & Berks Canal in 1810, Abingdon was a key link between major industrial centres such as Bristol, London, Birmingham, and the Black Country. Abingdon has become a very popular family location due to its excellent recreational facilities and offers a lifestyle which is an escape from the city but within commuting distance of it.
Plus, its proximity to the River Thames and Oxford makes it a unique location where locals can enjoy the best of both worlds.
The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy a shopping spree along its bustling high street, however, residents generally travel a little further to Oxford, Didcot, Newbury, or Bicester fashion Village for retail shopping, where there is greater choice. The ancient Monday Market was established well before 1328, still thriving today it offers locals an alternative to shopping inside.
This convenient enclave, home to a cosmopolitan mix of people and long-established traditions with lots to do and see, has enough appeal to attract just about everyone across all age groups.
Abingdon Schools & Education
There are so many things to consider when you are relocating, and none are as important as ensuring your children have access to good schools.
It is difficult and time-consuming searching for an appropriate school however, there are some handy websites out there designed to assist and one of them is called Locating.
Their site not only helps to find you a home but a school as well.
Simply click the link and you will see exactly what school and how well it performs in your chosen new location: www.locrating.com/school
For high performing primaries you may want to consider: Thomas Reade Primary School, the only “outstanding” primary in the town, but there are many more which have been rated as “good”.
Fitzharrys for 11-18yrs old, is the closest secondary. Although rated as “good” it is well on the way to an “outstanding”. Ofsted’s latest report repeats the words enthusiasm, passion, and pride again and again. They describe the school as “a very caring and supportive community where pupils flourish”.
Abingdon & Witney College provides further education to Abingdon’s older students. It has four campuses in Abingdon, Witney, Common Leys Farm, and a new Construction Skills Centre in Bicester. As well as vocational courses for post-16 students, it also offers Higher Education, part-time and Professional programmes.
Things to do in Abingdon
Living somewhere which manages to cover everyone’s leisure interests is difficult at the best of times so it is good to know that Abingdon does very well in this regard.
Abingdon has a good range of facilities and attractions nearby for locals to enjoy whilst offering a huge selection of entertainment venues scattered throughout the region.
Here are a few ideas to start you off:
Abingdon County Hall Museum – www.english-heritage.org.uk
Blenheim Palace – www.blenheimpalace.com
Abbey Meadows Park & Playground – www.freeparks.co.uk
Tilsley Park Sport Complex – www.abingdon.org.uk
Unicorn Theatre – www.unicorntheatre.com
For even more choice of attractions in the area take a look at the following:
Possessing one of those lovely historic centres, Abington is awash with all types of architectural styles most especially surrounding the town square and along the banks of the Thames.
Depending on your personal preference and circumstances, you will be sure to find your forever home here.
There are some great “value for money” homes available if you are trying to get onto the property ladder for the first time. You can purchase a one-bedroom flat from £140,000.
Generally speaking, however, homes in the town are seen as expensive with Abingdon’s average property costing £433,007, some way over the National average.
But, when compared to nearby Oxford where the average price paid for a home is £566,075, you can see that for its locality Abingdon is relatively a very cost-effective choice.
In terms of property types, flats in Oxford sold for an average of £329,452 and terraced houses for £478,006.
Most popular areas: North of the centre close to the Albert Park conservation area where you will find a lovely selection of Victorian semi-detached homes and for families, Northeast of the town centre close to an “outstanding” school.
Stats as per Zoopla September 2021.
Popular Places to Live Near Abingdon
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What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.