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 Ilkley
Are you looking to relocate to Ilkley? 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 Ilkley 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 Ilkley. 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.
About White & Company
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners. This extensive relocation network allows us to provide the perfect removal solutions no matter where you are moving.
Through hard work, commitment, and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies. We have 250 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Ilkley?
Situated in the Wharfe Valley, and once a booming spa town like Harrogate, Ilkley has a rich history but offers a quieter lifestyle than its busy West Yorkshire neighbour.
The town centre is characterised by Victorian architecture, wide streets and floral displays and is one of the jewels of the Yorkshire Dales.
Historically, Ilkley was sought out by wealthier people from miles around who wanted to sample the healing benefits of its pure moorland waters.
Within the travel-to-work radius of Leeds and Bradford, Ilkley is around 18 miles from Leeds and Bradford is 15 miles by road. The local railway network connection offers about 35 trains to each destination per day direct from Ilkley railway station.
Amenities more than provide enough for resident’s day to day requirements. Of particular note is Lishman’s of Ilkley, an award-winning butcher shop whose owner, David Lishman, became one of Rick Stein’s superheroes.
Ilkley is also home to the Michelin-starred Box Tree restaurant where Marco-Pierre White trained. Opened in 1962, it is set in two charming sandstone cottages and makes for a very special evening.
Ilkley boasts a wide range of sporting clubs, including Ilkley Tennis and Squash Club – home to the Ilkley International Tennis Festival, two golf courses, rugby club, and a swimming pool with one of the country’s last remaining art deco, open-air lidos.
Green spaces in the nearby area include the smaller Ilkley Moors and of course the world-renowned Yorkshire Dales National Park which encompasses thousands of square miles of moors, valleys, hills and villages.
If you are searching for a new home in Yorkshire, consider Ilkley. A Town which has a little bit of everything and a whole lot of appeal.
Ilkley Schools & Education
Living in Ilkley means you will have access to some very well-regarded schools. Children in the area fall within the catchment of four primary schools, three preparatory schools a pre-school and two secondary schools.
Three of the four primaries are rated as “outstanding” with only Rhydding Primary School having been noted as “requiring improvement”.
The two nearest state secondary schools are Ilkley Grammar and St Mary ‘s Menston, both are excellent and managed to achieve an “outstanding” in their most recent inspections.
If you prefer to privately educate your children, then there are two high-achieving schools nearby, Westville House and Moorfields.
There are several FE colleges not too far from the town; Keighley College and Shipley are the closest.
Bradford has the closest universities – University of Bradford Faculty of Management & Law and Bradford University School of Management.
Things to do in Ilkley
The town is one of Yorkshires tourist destinations and as such is used as a base from which to explore the famous moor and the countryside beyond.
Plenty of shops both independent and well-known chain stores dot the area making Ilkley the place to enjoy some retail therapy.
The Manor House, one of the town’s oldest buildings, houses a museum and art gallery. Packed with beautiful art works and exhibits.
Ilkley Toy Museum has a collection of toys dating from 350 BC and a collection of English wooden dollsgreat for all ages to enjoy.
There are a number of festivals held throughout the year. Ilkley is home to the largest and oldest literary festival in the North of England, the Ilkley Literature Festival.
A complementary medicine festival has been held in the town since 1988 and is currently held twice a year, attracting around 2,000 visitors.
The town is famous for its close proximity to the Yorkshire Dales National Park which offers fantastic countryside walks for all abilities. Much loved by photographers, where is ample opportunity to take some fantastic pictures.
The town is also home to one of the largest cycling clubs in the country. Whether you are at competition level or just enjoy a recreational bike ride, it is a great place to meet new people and keep fit at the same time.
The wider county has even more exciting attractions just waiting to be discovered:
Due to its Victorian spa reputation evidence of this bye gone era is echoed in some of the stately streets of Victorian designed homes.
Springs Terrace, Wells Road and Grove Road are the best places to search if you want a period property and you can expect to pay around £450,000 – £750,000 for a four-bedroom Victorian terraced house.
For high end homes, 2 miles from Ilkley is Wharfe-in-Middleton, it boasts some spectacular properties with many priced over the million-pound mark.
With one bedroom flat starting from £89,000 getting onto the local housing market is much more affordable that many areas in the region.
That said, you need to move quickly as according to Zoopla, the town has seen a 7.52% increase in values over the past 12 months.
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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.