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 Penrith
Are you looking to relocate to Penrith? 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 Penrith 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 of your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Penrith. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway don’t 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’re moving.
Through hard work, commitment and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies. We have 265 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Penrith
Based in the county of Cumbria, the market town of Penrith (the former capital of Cumbria), is just perfect for people who love to get outside and have fun in the countryside. Set in a particularly pretty location in the Eden Valley, just north of the river Eamont, Penrith is Flanked by the Lake District National Park on one side and the North Pennies on the other.
There are plenty of opportunities to indulge in outside activities including extreme sports.
Many of the buildings in Penrith have been created from the local red sandstone giving the town its nickname of “Old Red Town”. Penrith was once a historically important town, on account of its wonderful 14th-century castle, built primarily to defend the town and region from the Scots. As well as the castle, other historical sites of note include the stone circle of Long Meg and Her Daughters and the circular earthwork of King Arthur’s Round Table. Both are on the outskirts of the town.
The market has been the lifeblood of the local community since its charter was granted way back in 1223. A Tuesday market is still held each week. On Saturdays, the largest outdoor market in Cumbria comes to town, attracting a huge crowd. While the once-monthly Farmers Market is also a popular affair.
Penrith benefits from a mix of high-street chain stores and many small local specialist shops. The Devonshire Arcade and Angel Square precincts are well-known hot spots for shopping tourists.
Good connectivity makes all the difference if you must commute, and Penrith is very connected. Penrith Rail Station ensures there are plenty of services up and down the region as well as services to the North-West, the Midlands, and even Scotland and London.
The M6 and A66 offer routes north, south, east, and west. Carlise City is 19 miles away and the west coast can be reached in under an hour by car. Of course, many people who live or visit this part of the UK use Penrith as a base from which to explore the wider region. However, Penrith has a host of leisure opportunities of its own. There are a couple of gyms and several sporting clubs. A golf course, a museum, and a cinema.
Additionally, Penrith has a whole variety of clubs and associations to join, from art and crafts, music, and dance, acting and singing, and more. There is certainly much to look forward to if you are considering a move here.
Schools & Education
As far as education goes, parents need not worry unduly as all schools except for one, across the town are all rated by Ofsted as “Good”.
According to SchoolGuide.co.uk, the top five schools for younger children are:
Greystoke Primary School
Crosby Ravensworth CofE School
Culgaith CofE School
The best-rated secondary school is Queen Elizabeth Grammar School.
Pupils have performed very well through all Key Stages with 98% of all students reaching a grade 4 or above for English and Maths.
Post 16, students have a choice of colleges across the region.
Ullswater Community College is a secondary school in Penrith with sixth form provision.
Alternatively, students can travel a little further.
Carlisle College is in Carlisle City centre; it has more than 2,700 students enrolled each year.
It offers an extensive range of higher and further education, professional qualifications, and community programmes.
Things to do in Penrith
All interests are catered for regarding recreational activities in Penrith. It is the go-to location for a whole host of amazing outdoor adventures, including horse riding, walking, cycling, fishing and even skiing!
Penrith Castle is not to be missed. The striking sandstone remains of the ‘Castle of the Kings’ is situated in the pleasant surroundings of Castle Park, on the southern edge of Penrith. Originally Ralph Neville built the castle during the 1400s to help defend the area against the Scottish invaders. It is an incredibly interesting place to spend some time.
Being close to two huge National Parks means there is so much to explore on foot. Mountains, waterfalls, and caves are all on the to-do list in these locations. Penrith’s historical sites can be explored further by joining one of the town’s walking tours.
There are quite a few to choose from. Activity packs for children are available so the younger ones can get involved too.
One of the best ways to explore the town’s beautiful surroundings is on two wheels. A bicycle gives you the freedom to explore the enchanting countryside at your own pace.
A very popular route is via the C2C (Sea to Sea) cycle route. It passes through Penrith and the town has been designated as Cumbria’s first Cycling Hub.
The town’s museum is the absolute best place to find out more about the fascinating history of Penrith. The Museum is housed in an old Elizabethan building which later became a school. The museum covers the history, geology, and archaeology of the Penrith area.
You will find lots of other interesting and exciting things to do in Cumbria by visiting the websites below:
Period homes are everywhere in Penrith, many of the best examples are in and around the town centre.
Also popular with buyers are the town’s traditional terraces. They generally offer spacious interiors and sizeable gardens. You can expect to pay around £225,000 for a two-bed terrace.
If it is a unique listed home you are searching for, there is one for sale within a short walk to the town centre. A Grade II 3 bedroom property built in 1713 packed with character and on sale for just £270,000.
There are some modern developments available on the edge of the town in the sought-after High Carleton area of Penrith. A three-bedroom semi here will cost you £280,000.
Having an average property price of £258,704, higher than the county average, homes in the town are selling at a premium. However, this has not put off prospective buyers as homes here are still very much in demand and selling quickly, despite the higher cost.
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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.
A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.