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 Bishop’s Stortford
Are you looking to relocate to Bishop’s Stortford? 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 Bishop’s Stortford 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 Bishop’s Stortford. 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 Bishop’s Stortford?
Bishop’s Stortford lies on the River Stort, a market town in the affluent East Herts district of Hertfordshire. Oozing history at every turn it is an extremely attractive and accessible place to live. Being just east of the M11, and sandwiched between London and Cambridge, it is a perfect location from which to commute.
Great mainline railway links mean you can reach London Liverpool Street in a little over 50 minutes. It also has handy airport links with London Stansted Airport a short hop away. In bygone days, the town was known as Steort-ford (meaning “Tail Ford”) at that time the Bishop of London purchased it for £8 in 1060.
In these modern times, residents have access to a well organised centre offering a mix of known high street brands a few individual stores and plenty of choice regarding eateries. Bishops Stortford was once home to Cecil Rhodes. He went on to become the world’s most famous diamond dealer and owner of De Beers, after whom Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), was named in 1895.
Despite its rich history, this busy little town does not have its feet continually in the past. There are 2,500 new homes in the pipeline being constructed by a consortium of builders; Bovis, Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Kier have all managed to gain planning permission.
Over the next few years Bishops Stortford is set to experience a rapidly expanding population, however, incorporated in these huge plans are the provision of a new primary school, a community centre and sports pavilion and other area enhancing projects adding to the towns already popular appeal.
Bishop’s Stortford Schools & Education
Hertfordshire County Council is responsible for the region’s education provision.
Bishop’s Stortford follows the English school’s model of primary school, secondary school, and further education college.
There are 13 primary and 5 secondary schools (two of which are single sex). The town does not have any further education colleges for post-16 education, as all schools in Hertfordshire have sixth forms.
Highly regarded schools which have been rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted include St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and St Mary’s Catholic Secondary School.
Several colleges are providing further education in neighbouring towns.
Harlow College is 23 minutes by rail. The college is distinguished by its success rates and its Journalism Centre, which it has operated since 1964.
Alternatively, Hertford Regional College has 2 campuses, one in Ware and the other in Broxbourne. Major redevelopments at both campuses give students access to fantastic new award-winning facilities.
Things to do in Bishop’s Stortford
We all find that life is stressful sometimes, something stimulating to look forward to away from work is good for our overall wellbeing.
Those new to the area will find that living in Bishop Stortford affords plenty of relaxing pursuits for everyone’s taste:
Rhodes Arts Complex – https://rhodesartscomplex.co.uk
Audley End House and miniature railway – https://www.audley-end-railway.co.uk
Hatfield Forest – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Duxford Air Museum – https://www.iwm.org.uk
The Henry Moore Foundation – https://www.henry-moore.org
Bishops Stortford Golf Club – https://www.golfworldstansted.co.uk
Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre – https://www.everyoneactive.com
Bishop’s Stortford Property
The town’s architecture reflects its history with period cottages, Victorian and Edwardian terraces, and more modern houses dispersed throughout.
Prices are quite a bit above the national average at £494,273 and values are continuing to increase and have done so by 5.23% over the last 12 months says Zoopla.
The relatively new Birchwood Mews homes site offers buyers properties ideally located opposite Birchwood Secondary School.
Several historical Grade II Listed buildings situated within the heart of the town provide some exceptional homes some of which are surprisingly affordable.
For £205,000 you can purchase a one bedroomed converted Victorian property in a convenient and central town location just a short walk from the station and town centre amenities.
The newest homes are situated within the Bishop’s Park and St Michael’s Mead developments, where four-bedroom, two-bathroom houses sell from about £550,000.
Bishop’s Stortford does not have a particularly active lettings market. Available rentals vary from about £734pcm a month at the cheaper end and reach up to £1417pcm for a three bed property.
Popular Places to Live Bishops Stortford
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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.