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 Bideford
Are you looking to relocate to Bideford? 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 151 years’ servicing the Bideford 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 of your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Bideford. 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.
About White & Company
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, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Bideford
Bideford, also known as ‘The Little White Town ‘, is both a Port and Market town, located on the west bank of the River Torridge within the beautiful county of Devon. Plenty of people choose to move to this region of the UK, often having holidayed in one of the well-known towns and villages in the county.
It certainly offers a slower pace of life, and you are never far from the coast or the beautiful countryside, including Dartmoor and Exmoor. Another attraction of this region is the cost of living, especially if you are moving from a large city like London. Housing is not only much cheaper but, generally more spacious inside and out.
The first mention of Bideford in the history books was regarding its Quay in 1619. Sir Walter Raleigh landed his first shipment of tobacco here and as the ship-building trade boomed, the Quay was developing quickly. Although no longer a busy port, a handful of fishing boats still run out of Bideford today.
The town has various shops in its lively centre which create an enticing high street experience, complemented by authentic pubs and restaurants. There are several interesting antique shops scattered amongst its narrow backstreets and alleyways, ideal for a leisurely meander in winter or summer.
Not one of the most well connected towns in the area, residents need to travel some way to arrive at major towns and cities in the area. However, this does not in any way deter buyers who are searching for an abode away from built-up locations.
Served by the A39 Atlantic Highway and A386 roads, Exmouth is 58 miles away and Plymouth 55 miles. The nearest railway station is at Barnstaple (7 miles away) and has regular services to other larger towns and cities in the region.
Although outwardly the town has changed little for many years and is a huge part of its charm, it has still undergone some enhancements. The new quay area is particularly beautiful by night with its perennial chains of streetlights reminiscent of riverside towns in France.
Bideford manages to tick a multitude of boxes most of us are looking for when buying a home in a quiet coastal location.
Schools & Education
Relocating to a new town to live with your family presents its challenges; trying to choose the best place to live and finding good schools too, can feel overwhelming.
Fear not, Bideford offers parents plenty of choices when it comes to primary education as most of the town’s schools are of a high standard.
State-funded primary schools in Bideford include East-the-Water Primary School, St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School and Westcroft School have all been rated highly by Ofsted.
Bideford College is the only main state-funded secondary school serving the area. The college is proud of the broad and balanced curriculum that it offers its students in both the main school and the sixth form. It offers the potential to develop a range of academic and vocational skills that prepares young people for careers in the 21st century.
Kingsley School is a co-educational independent school situated in Bideford. It was founded in 2009 when Grenville College and Edgehill College merged. It is a member of the Methodist Independent Schools trust.
Things to do in Bideford
North Devon’s stunning coastline has miles of unspoilt Cliffside walks with seaside activities at Westward Ho! The long sandy beach is a surfer’s favourite, and it is also clean and safe for the younger ones to swim.
There are a couple of adventure parks within Bideford itself. Both have soft play areas for younger children up to the age of ten, and additional features such as animals you can pet, rollercoasters, several cafes and regular shows and events throughout the year.
Bideford is renowned for its New Year’s Eve celebrations when thousands of people – most in fancy dress – from surrounding towns, villages, and around the world gather on the quay for all kinds of revelries and fireworks displays.
Four miles away is the historic town of Dartmouth, carved into the banks of the River Dart, the views here over the estuary are stunning. Steeped in history and surrounded by the South Devon countryside it is a great place to walk, bird watch, camp, and picnic.
There is a host of towns and villages surrounding Bideford which are great places to explore. Some of the most popular include Westward Ho, Appledore and Abbotsham. Further afield you will find the larger seaside resorts of Woolacombe, Ilfracombe and Lynton.
The weather is generally warmer in Devon compared to the rest of the UK, so residents and visitors can take advantage of this and enjoy the many outside attractions that dot the region.
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North Devon property remains very affordable compared to many other places throughout the UK.
It has been estimated that as much as 49% of buyers originate from London or the Home Counties in search of larger homes with affordable price tags.
The market forecast for Bideford is very good. Within the last twelve months, property values have increased by almost 6.5% which is good news for homeowners here.
The current average value is £302,878, a rise of £23,800 compared to November 2021 prices.
Despite the increase in the average value, homes cost much less than those in London, whose current average has now reached £740,597. There is no mistaking the financial attraction!
Plus, you can still purchase one-bedroomed flats for as little as £85,000 or 2-bedroom terraced homes for £135,000.
The most expensive home on the market is a spacious five-bed detached Victorian property. It occupies a generous and private plot, within a secluded position just a short walk from Bideford’s bustling Quayside. Going for £875,000.
Popular Places to Live near Bideford
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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.
A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.