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 Felixstowe
Are you looking to relocate to Felixstowe? 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 Felixstowe 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 Felixstowe. 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 Felixstowe?
Many of us have dreamed of one day living by the sea. Felixstowe is one of those places where this could become a reality. A charming Edwardian seaside town and civil parish, Felixstowe sits between the River Orwell and River Deben on the North Sea coast of Suffolk, the only place in East Anglia which faces directly south.
Crucial to the region’s economy, the port processes 48% of Britain’s containerised trade and employs hundreds locally. Not only is it a great place to live and work, but Felixstowe also draws tourist visitors from all over the UK. A well-loved, traditional seaside resort known for its Blue Flag quality sand and shingle beach, long promenade, perfectly kept seafront gardens and variety of other seaside attractions. The town enjoys quality transport connections. It is situated close to the A14 with good road access to other routes and located about 12 miles from the county town of Ipswich.
The local railway station sits at the eastern terminus of the Felixstowe Branch Line. The only surviving station serving the town, it offers services direct to Ipswich and other smaller towns along the route. Whilst London can be reached in two hours. Felixstowe appeals all sorts of people however, being among the top 5 safest towns in Suffolk, it holds a special attraction for retirees and families.Not only is there lots to do in your spare time here, but Felixstowe also presents a practical locale too. Amenities are varied supplying everything you need via an array of local shops and the usual high street retailers such as Argos, Homebase, Tesco, Co-op etc.
If you prefer to live just outside the town, Felixstowe’s neighbouring villages also have something to offer those looking for a country setting. Kirkton, Nacton and Levington are all popular rural places. Felixstowe ticks lots of boxes and that’s a fact.
Felixstowe Schools & Education
Schools in the town are managed by Suffolk County Council.
Suffolk has a comprehensive state education system which runs alongside fourteen independent schools.
There is various preschool, primary and secondaries covering the Felixstowe region.
Fairfield Infant School, Colneis Junior and Kingsfleet are among several schools for younger children who made it onto Ofsted’s “good” rated schools list.
Unfortunately, the local secondary Felixstowe School is currently underperforming.
The Harwick & Dovecourt High School fairs better. The Ofsted team recognised the progress the school has made since the last inspection, and they acknowledge that staff are all determined to raise standards.
Suffolk New College is one of several FE Colleges serving Felixstowe. Located in nearby Ipswich, it provides courses for students from across south Suffolk. Courses such as vocational programmes, GCSEs and apprenticeships are available as well as some higher education and leisure learning courses.
Things to do in Felixstowe
The resort became a fashionable seaside retreat in the 1880’s and since then has retained many of its attractions.
‘Old Felixstowe’ has many of its own delights to explore, including Café Bencotto which is housed in an old fire station close to the town centre.
The seafront has everything you’d expect from a traditional seaside holiday resort, with old-fashioned beach huts, fish and chip shops, a funfair, amusement arcades, miniature golf, bowling green, cafés, and restaurants.
There is also the Forum Amusement Centre, Ocean Boulevard and Manning’s Amusements. A few hours at one of these venues is great fun on a rainy day. From 2p pushers full of prizes, to Skeeball, Air hockey, basketball and much more.
Felixstowe Museum showcases the towns heritage beautifully with a diverse range of ancient, military, natural and medical artifacts on display. Even the building is of historical interest as it was once a submarine mining establishment.
Landguard Nature Reserve covers approximately 33 hectares (81 acres). A shingle spit sitting at the southern tip of Suffolk’s stunning coastline. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its high wildlife conservation value, such as its rare, vegetated shingle habitat and botanical species.
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A busy housing market awaits those looking to move to Felixstowe.
Consisting of 138 properties, the towns property portfolio is incredibly varied and still fairly affordable with the average home costing on average £288,632.
Being a holiday destination, it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of holiday homes for sale.
You can pick up a 2-bedroom mobile home for as little as £18,000. This type of property always sits within a holiday park, so there is entertainment for all the family on tap.
Alternatively, there is a great selection of beach huts available. These sell for between £20,000 and reach as high as £50,000. Of course, you can live in these huts, but they are a quirky way to enjoy time on the beach.
Modest budget holders can get onto the property ladder relatively easily as 1-bedroom homes start from £120,000.
Old Felixstowe is where you will find some of the towns pretty period character homes. Victorian and Edwardian properties sell for around £500,000. Some of the larger ones have been converted into beautiful contemporary apartments such as a 2-bedroom apartment facing the sea on sale for £385,000.
For investment purposes, property values have risen by 3.43% over the past years and have doubled in the last 10 years.
In terms of lettings, prices range from £433per calendar month for a bedsit and 1-bedroom flats currently start from £675 per month.
There are only 6 homes with 3 bedrooms or more available to lease right now and prices start from £975pcm.
Stats as per Zoopla – October 2021
Popular Places to Live Near Felixstowe
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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.