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 Otley
Are you looking to relocate to Otley? 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 151 years’ servicing the Otley 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.
We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Otley. 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 Otley
The market town of Otley is located in West Yorkshire, with a population of around 14,300. Sitting on the River Wharfe, it is an ancient town. There are pre-historic settlement finds alongside both sides of the picturesque River Wharfe and it is believed the valley has been settled at this site since the Bronze Age.
Early development of the town began in the 13th Century with farming and stone quarrying. During the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800’s, Otley was a busy town. Many woollen mills were built along the river and by the mid-19th Century paper mills were also introduced. To house the many workers attracted to the area for work, terraced homes were constructed, the railway arrived, and the town grew rapidly.
This delightful town has been the backdrop for the TV and film industry for many years.
As you wonder through the charming streets don’t be surprised if you recognize scenes from Emmerdale, Heartbeat and The Chase. To add to the charm of the town, Otley has its own Bellman who walks around the town calling out the town’s news and events.
Good connections? Yes, which means that many residents can commute to work. Otley lies 28 miles from York, 10 miles from Leeds, 10 miles from Bradford, and 196 miles from London. The main A660 and A658 offers access to most areas around the town and further afield too.
Menston railway station provides services to many of the larger towns and cities in the area. Leeds can be reached in 30 minutes and Bradford in 40 minutes. London is three hours. You will find the town family friendly with plenty of community spirit. There are many diverse cultural groups to choose from such as Otley’s famous Brass Band.
Otley also has numerous sports clubs including the Otley Rugby club and local golf, squash and cricket clubs are always on the lookout for new members. It’s a great way to meet new friends. Amenities are very good. Otley is a magnet for shoppers and a hub for the area, with an open-air general market three times a week and a good range of high street shops and independent retailers plus three supermarkets including Waitrose.
Schools & Education
Families in Otley have access to a range of state primary schools and secondary schools including the well-regarded Prince Henry’s Grammar School in the town centre.
All schools have been ranked as being “good” by Ofsted with the St Mary’s Menston Catholic Comprehensive School having been awarded the prestigious rating of “outstanding”.
There are several independent schools nearby, including Bradford Grammar School, which is a popular choice due to the very convenient train service from Menston station or Ghyll Royd School and Pre-School for children aged between 2-11 years.
To find more information regarding local schools simply visit Otley Town Council’s web site:
Things to do in Otley
You do not have to travel far to find some interesting things to do to fill your down time in Otley as there is a myriad of entertainment to be found nearby:
Wharfe Meadows Park – www.visitotley.co.uk/outdoors/
Kirkgate Shopping Centre – www.kirkgate.co.uk
Otley Courthouse Arts Centre – www.otleycourthouse.org.uk
Browns Gallery – www.brownsgallery.co.uk
Visit the this link for further inspiration.
According to Zoopla, the average price for property in Otley stands at £307,945 in January 2022.
Values have risen sharply during the past 12 months with homes increasing by up to 15%.
Detached homes are on sale for an average cost of £494,000, for a semi-detached you can expect to pay £283,835, a terraced home £255,924 and an apartment costs around £218,104.
The most expensive areas are Stainburn and Leathley, here homes are for sale over the £1,000,000 mark.
Unfortunately, the number of vacant homes on the rental market is extremely limited at this time with just 6 homes available.
Rents cost from £525pcm for a one bedroom, £725pcm for two bedroom and family sized homes can be leased from £925pcm.
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