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 Kendal
Are you looking to relocate to Kendal? 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 Kendal 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 Kendal. 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 Kendal?
In an enviable position, Kendal sits on either side of the River Kent which flows for some 20 miles and eventually empties into Morecambe Bay. What was once one of the country’s main manufacturing towns between the 14th and 19th Centuries, is now more well known as a centre of tourism, as the home of Kendal mint cake and the makers of pipe tobacco and tobacco snuff.
This Cumbrian town has become something of a property hotspot for those who seek harmony with the Great Outdoors. Often seen as the Gateway to the Lake District which it borders, plus it has the double advantage of bordering the Yorkshire Dales too. Both are areas of outstanding natural beauty which means lush green fields of the countryside are never far from sight.
Is Kendal well connected? It certainly is. By rail, you can quickly reach Windermere, Carlisle, Lancaster, and Preston. Via car, the M6 gives access to Lancaster in 30 mins, Preston 50; 25 mins to Windermere and the heart of the Lakes, and just under an hour to Carlisle.
The town has a thriving retail sector, with no less than five shopping arcades. These include K Village, the Westmorland Shopping Centre, Blackhall Yard Shopping arcade, the Elephant Yard and Wainwright’s Yard. Kendal’s busy town centre has recently mostly been pedestrianised and offers a safe connection point for all its shopping areas.
Surrounded by charming little villages boasting historic winding cobbled streets, pretty cottages, and strange names such as Natland, Brigsteer and Meal Bank the region is incredibly attractive. This northwestern Cumbrian gem is hard to beat on all counts and fast becoming one of Cumbria’s most sought-after locations.
Kendal Schools & Education
The numerous primary schools in the area include Castle Park, Stramongate School, Heron Hill, Ghyllside, Vicarage Park, and Dean Gibson.
Most schools reach the Ofsted rating of “good”. Crosthwaite C of E School and Old Hutton C of E School have both been awarded an “outstanding” grading.
Of the closest secondaries, Kirkbie Kendal Secondary is a mainstream, state funded senior school for mixed which Ofsted reported as being overall “good”. Inspectors commented that the school provides an “outstanding Sixth Form provision and outstanding Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare”.
There is a good choice of independent special education options in the town. Currently Cambian Whinfell School and South Lakes Academy are both performing very well, and Ofsted have rated them both as “good”.
Kendal College for further and higher education has been judged “outstanding” by Ofsted.
A busy college, which has been reported as one of the top Colleges in the country by FE Weekly. The report stated that the college enjoyed “high levels of student satisfaction and strong links with local employers”.
Things to do in Kendal
Home to three castles, two museums, a host of historical buildings and bridges, Kendal is a notorious favourite for photographers and history buffs.
Castle Dairy, Kendal Castle and Castle Howe are all noteworthy and all fantastic sites of historical interest.
Kendal Museum is one of Britain’s oldest museums. Showcasing unique collections of natural history and archaeology, with a shop, cafe and play area, as well as organised group visits, events and workshops.
Abbot Hall Art Gallery is set in an attractive Georgian House beside the River Kent. Major art exhibitions are held here on a regular basis.
Serpentine Woods were created on part of Kendal Fell, overlooking Kendal and the castle during the 1800s. The woods are home to a wide range of bird species, foxes, and squirrels as well as a range of paths that can be taken through the woods, with walks totalling around 3 miles in all.
The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal is a multi-purpose arts complex presenting a year-round programme of theatre, music, comedy, films, lectures, and exhibitions, together with a range of adult and youth activities including art and craft workshops, and classes.
Plenty of outdoor activities are available at the stunning nearby Lake District and Yorkshire Dales where there is always a scenic walking route to be explored.
The most popular area to visit in the Lake District is the area around Windermere. This is also known as the South Lakes and is slightly more accessible from the south of England. The area around Keswick and Derwentwater, or North Lakes, is an extremely close second in popularity.
The Yorkshire Dales is a collection of river valleys and the hills among them. They are crossed by several long-distance hiking routes – The Pennine Way, The Dales Way, and The Coast-to-Coast Path.
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Like all large towns, Kendal poses all sorts of property options.
From its centre, which is where you will find an assortment of grand period homes, townhouses, terraces, and apartments, to its outer reaches where there are plenty of more affordable options.
Whether you want a river view, countryside outlook or both, Kendal delivers.
Property values are very reasonable too considering what you get for your money. The average price paid for a home is currently £294,444 (December 2021).
By Cumbrian standards Kendal’s property is on the high side as the average cost of a home across the county is just £189,596.
Expect to pay around £200,000 for a three-bedroom detached house and in the region of £90,000 for a two-bedroom flat.
Areas most favoured by buyers are West Brigsteer Road where homes back onto the National Park.
Highly desirable riverside properties are situated along Burneside Road.
A new build development at Stonecroft Meadows and constructed by Jones Homes offers a select collection of 4 and 5 bedroom semi-detached and detached homes.
Popular Places to Live Near Kendal
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.