Move to Herefordshire 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 over 151 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 Herefordshire
Are you looking for removals to Herefordshire?
Whether you are moving to Herefordshire to upsize your current living arrangements or to experience more of a laid back rural or seaside lifestyle, White & Company can help.
White & Company have been helping families move in Herefordshire for many years and serves various Herefordshire cities and towns including Leominster Hereford and Ledbury.
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 Herefordshire 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 Herefordshire?
Herefordshire is tucked away in a quiet part of the UK, on the border of Wales, in the Midlands. The county is one of the most rural and sparsely populated counties in England, nowhere is too far from acres of open green space.
Just under a third of the population lives in Hereford city (circa 61,500 people), and just under a fifth in one of the three largest market towns of Leominster (12,400), Ross-on-Wye (11,200), and Ledbury (9,900).
The land use is mostly agricultural, and the county is well known for its fruit and cider production, and for the Hereford cattle breed. It is an ideal combination of quaint market towns and villages hugged by the Malvern Hills and the Brecon Beacons.
Though it may be one of the more remote counties it still manages to supply adequate travel links. But the county is connected to the motorway network linking South Wales to the West Midlands and has direct and regular rail links to London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Cardiff. Worcester, Cheltenham, Gloucester, and even Birmingham can all be reached directly by road.
You might only be a relatively short distance from large towns and cities, but you certainly feel a world away. Steeped in history Herefordshire has a large number of ancient buildings and places to discover making it a flourishing tourist destination.
Herefordshire’s two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Wye Valley, located south of Hereford, and the Malvern Hills, in the east of the county, add to the region’s beauty and attraction. Being rural, community is key. Towns and villages across the region are friendly and close-knit supplying safe places to raise a family or as peaceful places to retire to.
Many locations within the county have been named at some point over the last few years among the best places to live in the UK, including Hereford and Ledbury.
Scarcely populated for the most part, within an enviable unspoilt countryside environment, there are few UK counties that match the relaxing semi-rural kind of lifestyle Herefordshire does.
Working in Herefordshire
One of the obvious facts about living in Herefordshire is that employment tends to lean towards the agricultural sector. However, manufacturing, food and drink, production, services, and tourism also play their part in contributing to the county’s economy.
Cargill Meats and H. P. Bulmer’s are two of the largest private sector employers, with the Council and NHS being the largest public sector employers. Other industries include Weston’s cider of Much Marcle, and Bulmer’s cider, from Hereford, which produces the UK market leader Strongbow.
Additionally, 15% of the population are self-employed. As working from home has become so popular following the pandemic, there are some great opportunities for start-up businesses. Some residents opt for travelling just a little further for work. Depending on where you decide to reside within the county, the journey to work to reach towns such as Cheltenham, Worcester, and Gloucester are not too much of a hardship.
Ledbury is just a 20-minute trip from Cheltenham and just 17 miles to Gloucester. Whilst the pretty village of Bishop’s Frome sits 16 miles from Worcester. This makes commuting a practical and not too stressful choice.
Totaljobs, the online job agency is currently advertising around 2800 vacancies both within the county and a little beyond. Visit Totaljobs website to find out if there is anything advertised that would suit your experience, skills, and qualifications. (www.totaljobs.com/jobs/in-herefordshire)
Herefordshire Schools & Education
Having access to good schooling is so important these days. Particularly so for families with young children. As the county is predominantly rural, the school run can be tiresome if you live too far out in the sticks.
Before you finally decide where exactly you are planning to relocate to, there needs to be some serious research undertaken first. Herefordshire has a comprehensive education system that also includes several independent schools.
The majority of state secondary schools in the county provide education for the 11–16-year age group. Broken down, there are 81 primaries, 15 secondaries, 7 special or alternative schools, and 4 main Further education colleges.
A good proportion of these schools and colleges perform well however, as with all counties a few do not. To ensure you make the best possible choice, it is wise to narrow your search to several locations and then spend some time visiting schools there.
A sensible place to begin your school search is to check online first. The Government has an excellent tool to help you with your investigations. You can search for schools, colleges, multi-academy trusts, and sponsors. As well as narrow the results down to performance, Ofsted ratings, gender, and religious affiliations.
Other great sites include Snobe and SchoolGuide.co.uk
With a good amount of forethought and planning, you will have your children enrolled in one of the best schools in Herefordshire in no time at all.
Things to do in Herefordshire
Many of the county’s attractions revolve around the outdoors. Unsurprisingly as there is so much open space on offer.
Getting out into the fresh air no matter what season it may be, is so good for the body and mind. It is also great for families with children of all ages.
Small children love nothing better than rummaging around in a forest, searching for chestnuts or conkers, or simply having a picnic in the woods. They see it all as a wonderful adventure.
The Wye Valley AONB forms part of the south of the county straddling the border with Wales. The valley is recognised for its limestone gorge scenery and dense native woodlands. There is plenty of wildlife as well, the ideal place to spend time exploring its vast area.
The river Wye meanders through the valley offering lots of little spots where children can paddle and search for river creatures such as small fish.
Many come to the area to hike the Wye Valley Walk. A long-distance footpath that follows the course of the river Wye. The 136-mile walk is marked out by circular yellow waymark arrows, finger posts, and signs showing the path’s logo, a leaping salmon. Most of the route follows Public Rights of Way.
To the west of the county is the Brecon Beacons National Park and to the east are the Cotswolds. It will take years to explore all the incredible and beautiful green landscapes both within and close to the county.
You will also find that Herefordshire has a huge number of other places of interest waiting to be explored.
This is the county to make your home if a rural ideal is your goal. You can be as far or as near to the practicalities of life as you wish. Plus, you don’t have to spend tons of cash to own a home here.
Based on 858 properties, the average cost to buy a property in Herefordshire is £299,450. With a little research, there are plenty of bargains to be had which are much cheaper than the county’s average.
Bromyard is a little town sitting between Leominster and Worcester. Here you can buy a two-bedroom flat for £80,000 or a larger three-bed semi-detached for just £249,950.
Another affordable location is the market town of Ross-on-Wye, close to the Welsh border. To compare, a one-bedroom flat here cost from £89,950 with three-bed homes selling for £250,000.
Another popular location for prospective house hunters is Hereford. This town is one of the largest in Herefordshire, so you can expect to pay a little more for a home here. As of November 2022, the average cost over the past 12 months is £303,231.
Similar to other counties, there are numerous homes for sale which break the £1,000,000 mark. Of the 923 homes for sale, 49 of these are valued at £1,000,000 or higher.
The top prize goes to a 6 bedroomed Grade II listed farmhouse and detached converted Granary. Complete with far-reaching views over some of Herefordshire’s prettiest countryside, it sits in the little village of Bacton, yours for £2,500,000.
Variety is the spice of life and that is exactly what Herefordshire offers those who are searching for their ideal home. Towns and villages that have a rich mix of architecture through the ages, plus lots of opportunities to buy more modern accommodation.
Stats as per Zoopla November 2022.
WE’RE READY TO MOVE YOU…
As one of the nations longest established removals companies, we can provide local removals to the following Herefordshire towns:
- Bishop’s Frome
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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White & Company is a founder member of BAR, FIDI & OMNI. By choosing a company who are members of The British Association of Removers (BAR), you will have the peace of mind that comes from using a reputable, professional and safe remover, and in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you’ve got someone to turn to.