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 Ely
Are you looking to relocate to Ely? 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 Ely 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 Ely. 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 Ely?
A small city but none the less it is one of the most visited in the UK due to its magnificent and ancient cathedral. Ely in the affluent county of Cambridgeshire makes a very attractive location to live indeed. Nicely sitting amid East Cambridgeshire’s unique countryside, it offers a very enviable lifestyle close to not just green areas but also waterside locations too with the meandering Great River Ouse flowing through the city.
However, Ely is not just a pretty place it is also in a very opportune position offering direct rail connections to London, Cambridge and as far as the Midlands.
One more benefit of living here is that the city has half the number of crimes reported compared to the county’s average as a whole, making it a very safe place to reside.
According to historical records, Oliver Cromwell, along with his family lived in the city for around 10 years. For those interested in local history, you can visit his house which is now a museum dedicated to his time here.
Another snippet of trivia is that the city was once surrounded by water and marshland which was teeming with eels. The annual Eel Festival celebrates this with several bizarre rituals such as eel throwing, whilst the local pubs and restaurants serve cooked eel dishes in tribute.
Ely has another surprise up its sleeve. Although it is known as an upmarket location its property prices are actually very reasonable with the average home costing £315,260.
Amenities are more than adequate. Head into Ely city centre and you’ll find a variety of national chain stores and charming independent retailers. The local produce market is held twice weekly complemented by a craft market held on Saturdays.
There really is no need to travel far from Ely for anything as the city provides all you need.
Should you feel the need to get away, the excellent travel connections by road or rail ensure you can be out of the area and into the wider region in no time.
Ely Schools & Education
Families moving to the city will have no problem finding a decent school.
You can learn more about school availability and catchment areas in Ely by visiting the Cambridgeshire County Council Website:
There are a number of schools performing particularly well at the moment, these include for younger children, Ely St Marys Junior School, Ely St John’s Community Primary School, and Isle of Ely Primary School.
Ely College is a secondary academy school it is combined with Bishop Laney Sixth form so is able to provide a through education for 16–19-year-old students. A large school with around 1300 students, Ofsted has rated it as “good” with “outstanding” features.
The cities only independent is King’s Ely. A coeducational independent day and boarding school founded in 970AD, making it one of the oldest schools in the world, though it was given its Royal Charter by King Henry VIII in 1541. It boasts an impressive record with 100% of its school leavers gaining a place at university in 2020.
Things to do in Ely
There is always plenty to do in and around Ely. With a host of both indoor and outdoor activities, there is something for all ages and abilities to get involved in.
Some of the most popular attractions include:
Ely Museum – www.elymuseum.org.uk
Prickwillow Engine Museum – www.prickwillowmuseum.com
Hive Leisure Centre – www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/ely/the-hive
Oliver Cromwell’s House – www.olivercromwellshouse.co.uk
Ely Cathedral – www.elycathedral.org
Ely City Golf Club – www.elygolf.co.uk
Jubilee Gardens & Park – www.jubileegardensely.org.uk
Kingfishers Bridge Nature Reserve – www.kingfishersbridge.org
When it comes to property prices you will find that Ely is comparatively reasonable when pitted against its close neighbour Cambridge.
With Ely’s average home costing £315,260 and Cambridge’s average being £486,282, a massive £171,000 difference means you can literally save yourself a fortune.
Plus, as Ely’s housing market has increased in value by over 10% during the past five years, buying a home here makes good financial sense too.
Three- and four-bedroom family sized homes are the most prevalent properties available making up a large portion of local stock.
As there has been a swathe of new developments there are a number of homes available to purchase which offer shared ownership.
For complete ownership, you can expect to pay from £220,000 for a three-bedroom terrace and from £360,000 for a four-bedroom link detached house.
If you are looking at the lower end of the market, one-bedroom flats start at £169,950 and two beds are available from £221,250.
For a brand-new home, head to the northeast edge of Ely. Here Redrow are currently advertising a number of new build properties on their King’s Meadow Estate. There is a range of three-, four- and five-bedroom family homes available from £412,950.
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