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 Hitchin
Are you looking to relocate to Hitchin? 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 Hitchin 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 Hitchin. 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 Hitchin?
If you are making a move to Hitchin, you will find a thriving town with a wealth of shops, nightlife, a lower-than-average crime rating and good schools. This North Hertfordshire market town, dates back over 1000 years and once flourished due to the wool trade in the 18th century.
A picture-perfect market town with a population of around 33,000 which sits nicely, three miles from the A1(M) giving access to main routes north and south. The A1(M) also connects with J23 of the M25 at Potters Bar and poses a quick route into central London in just over an hour. By rail via the fast train, London and Cambridge are about half an hour away, Stevenage is five minutes away and Peterborough 45 minutes.
The town has developed around the River Hiz, which today provides residents and visitors with a beautiful walk from the source 1 mile away.
Small and large green spaces throughout Hitchin provide a wide variety of opportunities for recreation and leisure. Old Hitchin with its beautiful 13th-century parish church sits at the heart of the town. Boasting a great community spirit, with a variety of community groups to join, residents always have something to do.
If you enjoy taking part in sport, Hitchin has many different sports clubs, including Football, Rugby, Cycling, Tennis, Badminton, Fencing. There is also a thriving local arts scene with over 25 community-based music, drama and dance groups always willing to welcome local residents.
For a town this size, shopping offers a hugely diverse experience with a large number of independent shops in the main high street. The cobbled market place remains an important part of Hitchins retail offering, now trading four days a week: Tuesday and Saturday, general market, Friday bric-a-brac and collectibles and Sunday, a car boot sale. With outstanding accessibility by road and rail combined with its close proximity to the city and close knit charm, it is no wonder this market town has become so highly attractive to commuters and families alike.
Hitchin Schools & Education
As befits this affluent town, there are some top-notch schools to choose from and schooling in North Hertfordshire performs better than the UK average across all levels of education.
Hitchin boasts a number of Ofsted rated outstanding schooling options for parents to consider.
Top performing state primaries include Samuel Lucas Junior Mixed and Infant School and William Ransom Primary School. Among some of the best state secondaries are both Hitching Girls and Hitchin Boys Schools. If you’d prefer a co-ed, the town’s third secondary, the Priory, is judged good.
There are several highly regarded independent schools within a 3-mile radius of Hitchin, whilst Kingshott School which has over 400 pupils and offers private schooling for ages 3 – 13 is located in the town itself.
Further education is offered by North Hertfordshire College (NHC) which has a campus in the town and has been graded ‘Good with Outstanding features’ by Ofsted.
Things to do in Hitchin
The attractive medieval church of St Mary in Hitchin has always played a huge part in the town’s identity. It can trace its origins back to the late 8th century. A peaceful place to spend an hour exploring, its medieval timber roof (or more correctly roofs in the plural).
The eastern end of the north aisle roof dates to the early 14th century and is an outstanding example of medieval timber construction. a beautifully carved 15th-century font and other amazing features.
For those who love food, the town has a large variety of restaurants from chic urban to Mediterranean cuisine, Italian to Chinese and Indian, you can almost eat your way around the world. Its old pubs are some of the oldest in the region.
Hitchin Lavender farm is a popular attraction. Set in over 25 miles of lavender fields you can pick your own lavender. The little ones can roam in the outside play area whilst you relax and enjoy lunch or homemade cake in the onsite restaurant and explore the gift shop.
The town has plenty of festivals all year and running for over 20 years, the highlight in the Hitchin events calendar, is Hitchin Festival.
It has a programme of over 100 events running throughout the town over the summer months. The festival celebrates the artistic, cultural and community spirit that makes Hitchin a desirable historical market town.
For more ideas on what to see and do across the region visit:
The Hitchin property market has experienced something of a boom in recent years as increasing numbers of London escapees as well as people priced out of upsizing in Harpenden or St Albans, are looking to the town because of its reasonable property prices.
Those with a healthy budget, head to The Benslow area of town with its attractive tree-lined narrow streets and home to some beautiful old medieval buildings. A popular area of the town in which to live, though you will have to dig deep as prices here very often fetch seven figures.
For first time buyers, try the Lavender Grange Development. Built by Barratt Homes, you can purchase your first home with just a 5% deposit and “Help to Buy”, with a HBF 5 Star homebuilder package.
According to Zoopla the property portal, the average price for a home in Hitchin is currently £460,391 compared to £624,812 in St Albans and Harpenden £885,414.
Popular Places to Live Near Hitchin
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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.