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.
Are you looking to relocate to Launceston? 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 145 years’ servicing the Launceston 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 Launceston. 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 Launceston
The historical borough and town of Launceston is located in sunny Cornwall and was once the county’s ancient capital. It sits 1 mile west of the middle stage of the River Tamar, which constitutes almost the entire border between Cornwall and Devon. The landscape of the town is generally steep, particularly at a sharp south-western knoll topped by Launceston Castle which dominates the landscape.
Responsible for centuries for guarding Cornwall’s border the remains of the castle are now a visitor attraction. Although not blessed with great public transport links via rail, Launceston’s handy location by road means it is figuratively the “gateway to Cornwall”.
Having the A30, one of the two dual carriageways into the county, which passes directly next to the town makes travelling by car a much better option.
A hub of activity, Launceston serves the local agricultural community who come to the town from miles around, so you will find traditional butchers and bakers along with independent shops selling everything from second-hand books to pet supplies. The largest town in the area and sitting between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, it is just a short hop away from vast open spaces which are good for the soul, a quick escape from the daily grind.
Many tourists visit each year and the most efficient way to find out all about the town is to join the Town Trail. Made up of several routes, the trail is a wonderful opportunity to wander the narrow medieval centre (now a conservation area) and learn about its fascinating history along the way. With its winding streets, interesting architecture, and a thriving community of over 8,000 people, Launceston has become a popular place to call home. A wonderful mix of the rural and traditional, along with a friendly population offering a lifestyle that is hard to beat.
Schools & Education
Finding an appropriate school for your children when you relocate can be something of a minefield.
It takes patience and planning. For some practical advice and to assist you in your search, a good place to start is the Government website for the county.
You can find out about local schools in Launceston and how well they perform by clicking here.
Four primaries cater for the younger children of the town with Ofsted reporting that St Stephens Community Primary is “outstanding”.
The local secondary school, Launceston College is “good” says Ofsted. First established in 1409, it became a boys grammar school with boarding house before becoming fully inclusive and educating students aged 11 to 18 or 19. Sir Roger Moore was a pupil at the school.
The highly successful St. Joseph’s School is the closest independent day school. The school caters for boys and girls from age 3, going from nursery through the early years, junior department and into the senior school.
Things to do in Launceston
Finding things to do in the town is not the issue, however choosing what to do is. There are countless ways to fill your spare time in Launceston.
History, culture, shopping or getting back to nature, without doubt no matter what appeals to you personally, you can find something to pique your interest here.
Here is just a little of what you can expect:
Dartmoor National Park – www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk
Bodmin Moor – www.cornwalls.co.uk/bodmin/bodmin_moor.htm
Launceston Castle – www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/launceston-castle/
Launceston Steam Railway – www.launcestonsr.co.uk
Lawrence House Museum – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lawrence-house
Jo Downs Glass Gallery – www.jodowns.com/pages/new-sunningdale-gallery
Launceston Golf Club – www.launcestongolfclub.co.uk
Launceston’s property market is an interesting one covering examples of virtually every architectural style since the Norman Conquest.
In recent years both light industrial development and new house building have occurred to meet the demands of its expanding population.
The average cost to purchase your own home in Launceston is currently £278,304. Of the 54 properties on the market currently, 30 of these are 3-, 4- and 5-bedroom homes which are ideal for families.
Offering a range of one- and two-bedroom properties, the remaining homes are perfect for first-time buyers.
Look south on and off Western Road, St. Stephens, Tavistock Road, and Windmill Hill. In these locations, you can purchase one of the town’s sought-after Victorian homes selling from around £229,950.
Right now, one of the most attractive homes for sale is a 4-bed detached stone cottage. Sitting in a tranquil setting in the hamlet of Westcott, around 5 miles out of town, it could be yours for £775,000.
Stats as per Zoopla March 2022
Popular Places to Live Near Launceston
- St Stephens
- Polapit Tamar
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.