Move to Cumbria 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.
Reasons to Choose White & Company
Boasting almost 150 years in the removals industry, we like to think we know a thing or two about moving homes. With thousands of happy customers all over the UK, we’re confident there’s no better choice of removals company around than us.
So if you’re still deciding who should move you, then speak to us first and we’re sure you’ll be convinced White & Company should be your one and only choice for moving home.
We’ve helped people move home since 1871, so there’s no one who understands removals better than us. Choose a removals firm with the expertise to make your move go smoothly.
We have proudly won numerous prestigious industry awards, proving we are one of the best in the business, who can be trusted and counted on to help you move home.
With thousands of satisfied customers, our reviews speak for themselves. Why not become one of our next happy customers and book your removal with us?
With removals and storage depots all across the United Kingdom, we have the necessary facilities and capabilities to move you anywhere with ease.
Moving home shouldn’t cost the earth. And with White & Company, you can be assured you get a first rate service without the premium price tag. We’ll beat any local removals quote.
It’s our job to make your move easy and stress free. That’s why all of our staff are fully trained and insured. So whether you’re moving small boxes or large loads, we’re always happy to help.
Removals to Cumbria
Are you looking for removals to Cumbria?
Whether you are moving to Cumbria to upsize your current living arrangements or to experience more of a laid back rural or seaside lifestyle, White & Company can help.
White and Company have been helping families move in Cumbria for many years and serves various Yorkshire cities and towns including Windermere, Brampton and Keswick.
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 Cumbria 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 Cumbria?
Cumbria is predominantly rural and is the third-largest county in England by area, it is also one of the most sparsely populated. Contrary to what many may think about Cumbria, there are excellent road, rail and air links. The M6 runs through the region, plus there are another 8 A roads connecting Cumbria to numerous towns and cities.
Two airports, Carlisle Lake District and Barrow/Walney Island provide domestic flights whilst the nearest international airports are Blackpool, Manchester, Liverpool John Lennon, and Teesside. North Cumbria is closer to Newcastle, Glasgow Prestwick and Glasgow International. The busiest railway stations in Cumbria are Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, Penrith, and Oxenholme Lake District. The 399 miles West Coast Main Line runs through the Cumbria countryside, adjacent to the M6 motorway.
The cost of living in the Lake District is comparatively inexpensive, and reassuringly, Cumbria is one of the safest places to live, with relatively low levels of crime compared to other areas across the UK. Stunningly beautiful, it contains the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered one of England’s finest areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for visual artists, writers, and musicians.
Cumbria is home to the largest lake in England Lake Windermere, and the highest point, Scafell Pike, making it a great location for those who want to get a little closer to nature. A world apart from the stresses of modern living. If it is a forever home by the sea you are after, Cumbria has plenty of options along its west coast, which faces the Irish Sea.
You will find plenty of small towns and villages such as Harrington and Allonby. These coastal villages boast stunning seafronts against the pristine backdrop of the local countryside. Being in the middle of an exciting city is also an option in Cumbria. In fact, the county is home to Carlisle, the largest city in the UK, even bigger than London.
Carlisle encompasses the urban centre and its rural surroundings, totalling 402 square miles. Even here you don’t have to compromise on green space. The actual city centre is small and attractive, sitting on three rivers and vast parkland areas. A number of other counties border Cumbria making it a fantastic location for exploration of other regions in this part of the UK.
Not surprisingly, as the region is so rural, historically agriculture has featured highly in its economy. However, today, the largest industry by far currently is tourism. The Lake District National Park alone receives some 15.8 million visitors every year Investment in the area is high, bringing with it new projects, new construction, and jobs to go with it.
There are almost 200 state primaries, 42 secondary schools, 10 private schools, four FE colleges and the University of Cumbria, one of the UK’s newest universities sitting within the county, so when it comes to education the choice is mind-boggling. This incredible part of the UK does manage to provide prospective newcomers with a lot to think about, and in a very positive way.
A good standard of living with plenty of entertainment, tick, jobs, tick, beautiful surroundings also a huge tick and with so many schools to choose from what more could you want or need?
Working in Cumbria
Nearly 80% of Cumbria’s working-age population is employed or contributing to the county’s economic activity.
The county’s average full-time salary currently stands at £31,400, a little over the UK average as a whole of £29,600 pa.
From massive multinational employers through to thriving small businesses employing just a handful of people, the county is home to over 23,000 active businesses and enterprises.
Aside from its largest economic income within the tourist industry, the engineering, construction, energy, and nuclear sectors also provide a lot of new opportunities for those moving here and looking for work.
Plenty of large companies have bases in the region offering work across a huge range of sectors.
Cumbria’s County Council (www.cumbria.gov.uk/business/ecodev/default.asp) has some very ambitious plans to boost its already fast-growing economy.
It is hoped these plans will provide not just a good foundation for future growth but to outperform other major urban locations in the region.
As the county is so big, commuting to neighbouring counties such as Yorkshire and Lancashire is also a viable option.
Cumbria Schools & Education
If you are considering a move to Cumbria, then the county council is the best place to start your search for a new school and to apply for a school place. Many of Cumbria’s schools outperform other counties in the UK.
Cumbria operates on an almost completely comprehensive system however, there is one state grammar school, located in Penrith, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.
Of the several hundred primary schools, they rank a very respectable number 7 amongst the UK’s 46 ceremonial counties.
17 primaries have been rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted and 154 are deemed to be “good”.
Many of the county’s secondaries are also rated highly.
Snobe (snobe.co.uk/best-schools/cumbria) has rated all Cumbria’s schools and named the five best secondaries as The Nelson Tomlinson School, West lakes Academy, Keswick School, Samuel Kings School and Ulverston Victoria High School.
There are several well-rated colleges to choose from, depending on where you live in the county.
Carlise College, Furness College, Kendal College and Lakes College combine to provide further education for students aged 16-18years alongside a good choice of adult education courses.
The University of Cumbria (UOC) is a public university with its headquarters in Carlisle. It has other major campuses in Lancaster, Ambleside, and London.
This popular university has a number of specialised areas offering a good assortment of courses.
UOC also offers courses in Medical Imaging, Sports Development, Arts, Law, Education, Leadership and Economic Development, Conservation, Forestry, and the Uplands, and Mental Health and Wellbeing, among other subject areas.
Things to do in Cumbria
No matter where your interests lie, Cumbria will be able to meet your expectations and then some.
An outdoor lover’s paradise, Cumbria covers a large area and provides both residents and its hundreds of thousands of visitors with a wealth of things to enjoy.
You can climb the highest mountain or discover the deepest lakes, carved out long ago by huge glaciers, or take advantage of the county’s other natural wonders.
Here are some of the highlights of the region:
The Lakes. They offer a swathe of water-based activities, boat trips, sailing, canoeing, and swimming; With 16 bodies of water officially classified as “lakes”, it is hard to know where to start.
Bassenthwaite Lake is one of the largest in Cumbria. Four miles long and around ¾ of a mile wide. Home to 9 species of fish plus several large waterfowl such as cormorants and herons. The stars of the show are the local Ospreys which nest close to the lake.
From animal farms and zoos to museums and playgrounds there are so many things to entertain the children in Cumbria.
Safari Zoo has Rhinos, Tigers, Giraffes, Lions, Bears, leopards tigers and lions. The zoo also specialises in endangered animals and has a very successful Endangered Species Breeding Program assisting over 1000 species.
Situated in Penrith is Britain’s largest grass-covered building. Rheged is an all-year-round visitor centre. It has a two-screen cinema with one of the screens being six storeys high, the biggest 3D cinema screen in the northwest, showing new release films and live streams.
Cumbria may be rural, however, there are some great places to indulge in some retail therapy.
Larger towns have their share of shopping centres, but situated in heart of pedestrianised Carlisle, The Lanes is the number one all-weather destination for Cumbria and the Borders. This shopping centre boasts approximately 70 stores, and those include a number of large retailers.
Hidden throughout Cumbria’s peaceful fields and small villages are many of the UK’s most important historic sites.
Among some of the most notable are The Castlerigg Stone Circle, Hadrians Wall, Mayburgh Henge and King Arthur’s Round Table. All very popular places to visit, and each has its own unique offering.
Zoopla is advertising 1122 properties for sale across Cumbria at an average cost of £211,088.
Three-bedroom homes are the most prevalent taking up over a third of the available stock.
With regard to style, anything goes.
From period properties to its 18 new build sites, Cumbria can cater for everyone’s taste as well as pocket.
To give you an idea of how much it costs to own your own home in Cumbria, here are some popular locations:
Barrow in Furness, located by the sea. You can expect to pay on average £155,538 for a home.
Keswick, set in a rural idyll this charming and bustling town in the heart of the Lakes offers an average property cost of £392,983.
Carlisle City. A buzzing place packed with history and endless things to do and see. Home to a younger demographic compared to more rural areas in the county, you can buy a home here for an average cost of £164,817.
Moving to a brand-new home has its own particular appeal and plenty of buyers prefer this option.
Cumbria has 18 new build sites to choose from. For further information visit Zoopla.
Stats as per Zoopla February 2022
WE’RE READY TO MOVE YOU…
As one of the nations longest established removals companies, we can provide local removals to the following towns in Cumbria:
- North Walney
Our team are fully trained and experienced to deliver industry leading transport, storage and moving solutions at the very best rates. Whether you need house removals, office moves, or plan to relocate overseas, you can count on us to deliver the goods every time.
With White & Company, you’re always in safe hands.
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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.