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.
Ashington Removals Company for the Local Area
Are you looking to relocate to Ashington? Moving home is not something we do regularly 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 so much to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removal company is crucial.
White & Company is a family-owned business with over 151 years of service to the Ashington 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 also offer the storage of some or all your effects.
We have 19 secure storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve all towns and villages around Ashington. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners.
This extensive relocation network allows us to provide the perfect removal solutions no matter where you’re moving.
Through hard work, commitment, and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies.
We have 265 specialist vehicles, fully trained and security-cleared removal staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Ashington?
Ashington is located in southeast Northumberland, which is a largely urban area adjacent to the wonderful City of Newcastle, known for its buzzing nightlife and cultural attractions.
Home to a population of approximately 30,000, in its heyday Ashington was considered the centre of the coal mining industry.
Nowadays plenty of people work in the larger towns and cities in the region, particularly Newcastle.
However, the new Wansbeck General Hospital, on the outskirts of the town also offers a range of more local employment opportunities.
One of the largest towns in Northumberland, Ashington sits in a very favourable locale just 3 miles from the east coast and just a 30-minute drive to the edge of the Northumberland National Park.
Residents have all the modern conveniences close by such as a good range of shops, a large library, a leisure centre, and access to plenty of its own green spaces.
The Wansbeck Riverside Country Park, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park at Woodhorn and Riverside Park provide an assortment of peaceful riverside settings and woodlands in which to relax or take walks.
Being situated near the coast, it is just a short journey to reach several picturesque beaches such as Druridge Bay and Cresswell.
Market day is Tuesday and is located in the centre of town. Open from 9-3.30 pm there are over 30 stalls plus vans to choose from. Everything from fruit and veg, seasonal plants, clothes, haberdashery, toys and produce.
Ashington certainly provides those who live here with all that it is necessary to enjoy a good quality of life with the additional benefit of having a large city close by for both work and entertainment purposes.
Ashington Schools & Education
The previous system of first school, middle school and high school used in Ashington was phased out relatively recently and the current education system is now more in line with the rest of the UK.
Children attend primary school until they are 11 years whereupon they move up to secondary school.
Ashington Academy, one of several local secondary schools has been working hard to improve its performance levels. It has recently been re-inspected by Ofsted and having previously been rated as “requiring improvement”, it has been upgraded and is now considered to be “good”.
Cleaswell Hill School is a special school for children aged 5 to 16 years. The school provides education for 110 pupils, the majority of whom have moderate learning difficulties. Ofsted rated the school with its highest grading of “outstanding”.
Northumberland College (formerly, Ashington Technical College) is the main further education provider in the town and offers A levels, NVQs, vocational courses and various evening classes for adult learners.
Things to do in Ashington
If you are planning a day of fun, there are all sorts of interesting things to do close to the town and in the wider county of Northumberland.
For your information, here are some of the attractions you might want to explore:
Woodhorn Museum: Nestled within what was historically the world’s largest mining village, this former coal mine has been transformed into a popular visitor destination, drawing in thousands of visitors annually.
Newbiggin Maritime Centre: An all-weather attraction, where you can discover life in a historic fishing village setting.
Among other things, the centre’s Community Gallery contains a selection of artefacts depicting the social history of Newbiggin by the Sea, including the local Mining Community, and there is a twenty-minute video illustrating the life of the Fishing Community during World War Two.
Northumberland National Park: Covering approximately 405 square miles, the park is a stunning and diverse natural area known for its unspoiled landscapes and rich history. Its remote location and limited light pollution provide excellent conditions for observing the night sky.
Cresswell Beach: Renowned as one of the Northumberland coast’s finest sandy shores, this tranquil expanse boasts gently sloping sands, flanked by huge sand dunes that seem to stretch indefinitely during low tide. When the tide is out, you’ll encounter a few exposed rocky patches, perfect for engaging in captivating rock pooling adventures.
Wansbeck Riverside Park: Encompassing approximately 112 hectares of enchanting woodlands, lush grasslands, and scenic riverbanks, the park has earned its reputation as a go-to destination for various leisure pursuits.
Visitors flock here for leisurely strolls through the picturesque surroundings, birdwatching amidst the diverse avian population, and delightful picnicking by the riverside.
The local housing market offers a wide variety of homes for sale as well as excellent value for money.
Although local housing seems to be bucking the UK trend with homes increasing in value, you can still find some great bargains across the town.
Almost half the homes for sale are either one or two-bedroom properties, making the area particularly attractive to first-time buyers.
Ashington also offers a good choice of family-sized homes and like so many of our towns in the UK, it is terraced properties that are also in demand here. They make great homes for expanding families as many have been updated and extended.
Popular neighbourhoods include Burnside, West End, North Seaton and Woodhorn Village.
Popular Places to Live near Ashington
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- North Shields
- South Shields
- Whitley Bay