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 Ryde? 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 Ryde 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 Ryde. 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 Ryde
Ryde is an English seaside town and civil parish on the northeast coast of the Isle of Wight. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway’ to the Island. The town’s growth as a seaside resort came after the villages of Upper Ryde and Lower Ryde were merged in the 19th century.
This can still be seen in the town’s central and seafront architecture typically styled in the Victorian era.
The island’s largest town, Ryde offers a great deal to prospective newcomers. A choice of wonderful places to visit across the island, great value when it comes to property, and as the island is officially 85.61% rural, finding green spaces to enjoy is a given. Situated just four miles off the South Coast of Hampshire, there are numerous ferry routes to get here, via Portsmouth, Southampton, or Lymington.
Although there are two airports on the island at Bembridge and Sandown, these are reserved for private flights only. No motorways exist on the Island but getting around is incredibly easy, it is almost impossible to get lost. The only congestion you may encounter is when driving through the island’s capital of Newport.
Ryde itself has an active, safe, close-knit community with a busy social calendar. All manner of exciting and unusual festivals are held in Ryde. The Annual harp festival with concerts and teaching workshops is a popular one, as it is the Christmas Festival.
Amenities are good, you will discover an enormous range of specialist shops selling anything from comics, jewellery, and photographic equipment to vintage clothing, skateboards, and fruit and veg.
There are several interesting historic sites in the town. Ryde Castle, situated on the Esplanade, was built about 1840 as a private house in crenelated style and is now a beautiful hotel. The most famous attraction on the island is Queen Victoria’s holiday home of Osborne House.
Schools & Education
Schools across the island have seen a period of change in recent years.
A total restructuring of the system moving from a three-tier to a two-tier format of Junior and secondary education.
The result of which is that some schools have had to merge or close which inevitably has caused some instability. However, things are settling down now.
Ryde has 7 schools for children aged 4-11 years (within a 2-mile radius of the town).
Dover Park Primary School, Haylands Primary School, and Greenmount Primary School are performing well reports Ofsted.
Older students filter into the closest main secondary school for 11-18 years, Ryde Academy, rated as being “good” by Ofsted.
Ryde School with Upper Chine provides private education.
Known locally as Ryde School, it is a thriving, prosperous independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged from 2 ½ to 18.
The Isle of Wight FE College is located on the outskirts of Newport (7 miles away) and provides a good selection of courses.
The college also runs the University Centre Isle of Wight with qualifications accredited by the University of Portsmouth.
Things to do in Ryde
Although Ryde has its own entertainment offerings, the Island as a whole has lots of other interesting places to visit too.
Here are some of the places to visit in Ryde:
Osbourne House – www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/osborne/
Ryde Canoe Lake – www.watersidepool.co.uk/rydecanoelake
Quarr Abbey – www.quarrabbey.org
Ryde Go Karting Track – www.wightkarting.co.uk
Bowling & Lazer Quest – www.visitisleofwight.co.uk
Appley Tower- www.islandeye.co.uk/history/follies/appley-tower.html
Winward Sailing Yacht Charter – www.yachtchartersolent.co.uk/yacht-charter
The Isle of Wight Bus and Coach Museum – www.iwbusmuseum.org.uk
There is so much to do across the wider island that there is absolutely no need to leave in order to have fun.
Don’t be put off by the average cost of a home (currently £271,415) as this is not a true representation of house prices in Ryde.
As a general rule, property prices across the island including Ryde are lower when compared to the mainland.
Two-bedroom flats sell for under £100,000 and three-bed homes start at £159,950.
Ryde is a designated conservation area, in an attempt to preserve the rich heritage of its Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian properties. Making the chances of owning a period home that doesn’t cost the earth entirely possible.
A Grade 2 listed home is for sale currently. Built in 1894, the property was originally owned by Lord Calthorpe, selling for the remarkable price of £285,000.
Investors are attracted by the holiday let market where a one-bedroom apartment for £90,000 can bring in an income of £500 per month and even more during the summer period.
Ryde also offers luxury living with plenty of high-end homes too, many located in the popular neighbourhoods of The Strand and Upper Highland Road.
Even a large four-bedroom detached, overlooking fields, and sitting within a huge plot can be bought for £550,000.
A similarly sized home in London would cost well in excess of £1,000,000.
Stats as per Zoopla June 2022
Popular Places to Live Near Ryde
- Wootton Bridge
- St Helens
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.