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 Sevenoaks
Are you looking to relocate to Sevenoaks? 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 Sevenoaks 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 Sevenoaks. 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 Sevenoaks?
Sevenoaks, Kent has fewer than 30,000 inhabitants and is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, on the wooded slopes of the North Downs.
Surprisingly, this quiet little Kent town has one of the South-East’s busiest commuter train stations.
Seen as an affluent place to live, being just a quick commute into the capital has pushed up property prices, however they are still cheaper when compared to London.
The towns name originated from the Saxon word ‘Seouenaca’; a name given in about 800 A.D. to a small chapel in Knole Park. Sevenoaks was historically part of the Great Manor of Otford, held by the Archbishops of Canterbury.
In 2019 Sevenoaks was included in The Sunday Times list of “Best Places to Live in Britain”. The list was compiled using a range of factors from employment, schools, broadband, culture, community spirit and shops.
An additional positive factor is that statistics consistently show, in comparison to other areas of Kent, Sevenoaks sees a relatively low level of crime.
Although an archetypal commuter haven situated approximately 21 miles from London, living in Sevenoaks also means that in less than an hour you can reach the coast, and within minutes you are in beautiful countryside of the North Downs.
Sevenoaks town centre is compact, so you can still walk around quite easily. It is always a hive of activity, with plenty of shops (chain and independents), cafes and restaurants and a weekly market to keep locals and visitors entertained.
A number of well-known celebrities have called the town home such as Strictly Come Dancing’s Anton Du Beke, actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Olympian Lizzy Yarnold all spent their formative years in the district – and another of Sevenoaks’ famous residents is television personality Gloria Hunniford.
If you are looking to move to somewhere quieter but still maintain a foothold in the city, this small compact and attractive town may just be for you.
Sevenoaks Schools & Education
Education provision is varied with some schools faring better than others.
Primaries in the area are mostly good. Among those performing particularly well are Lady Boswell’s C of E and St Thomas’ Catholic. Both have had excellent English, maths, and science results.
As you may expect from an affluent town, there is an unusually high number of independent schools available.
Sevenoaks School, a co-educational boarding and day school; and several preparatory schools, including Solefield School (an all-boys day school), Walthamstow Hall, New Beacon Preparatory School and Sevenoaks Preparatory School.
There is one mixed state secondary school, the Knole Academy, which was created in 2009 from an amalgamation of Wildernesse School (for boys) and Bradbourne School (for girls). Following its last Ofsted inspection, it was rated as “good”.
For students who wish to stay close to home for their higher education. The county of Kent has four universities: Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Kent, with campuses in Canterbury and Medway; University of Greenwich (a London University), and the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) which has three of its five campuses in the county.
Things to do in Sevenoaks
If you are planning a day out, there is plenty to do in and close to Sevenoaks.
Knole Park covers over 1000 acres of woodland and parklands and home to herds of wild deer. Whether you are interested in walking or cycling around the grounds or enjoy a picnic in beautiful surroundings, there is loads here for the whole family to do.
Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve is situated to the north of the town centre, built on former gravel pits. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, covering some 175 acres. It is a spectacular site for birds, as well as dragonflies and damselflies there is also a diverse community of plants, fungi, and other wildlife.
When it comes to eating out Sevenoaks pretty much has everything you could hope for. Big names include Wagamama, Prezzo, Cote Brasserie, Giggling Squid and Bill’s, with other popular choices including Anatolian restaurant Hattusa, The Little Garden, The Vine, and the new Brisket & Barrel. Good cafés include Otto’s, Mimi Bakery, Nonna Cappuccini’s, Malabar and Rafferty’s Café.
For more inspiration visit:
Riding Farm Equestrian Centre – www.ridingfarm.co.uk
Haysden Country Park – www.tmbc.gov.uk/…/haysden-country-park
Hever Castle – www.hevercastle.co.uk
Chartwell – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chartwell
The Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail – www.fauquiertourism.com
Molon Lave Vineyards – www.molonlavevineyards.com
With all the amenities a family could need and rich in history and character too, it is no wonder property is so sought after here even with its high price tag.
Sevenoaks has a large selection of Twenties and Thirties detached family homes, although closer to the town centre there are large Victorian and Edwardian semi-detached and detached houses and some Victorian terrace cottages.
More recently, flats have been built close to the station and are being snapped mostly by young professionals who commute into the city.
Popular neighbourhoods include The Wildernesse estate on the edge of the beautiful Knole Park. Located close to the golf club it is where people aspire to live. Many homes in the estate have been bought and either demolished or totally refurbished thereby increasing the value.
As per Zoopla statistics, today you can expect to pay a hefty average price of £751,132 to own a home in Sevenoaks.
Detached homes are currently selling for on average £1,117,500, semis £550,694, terraced properties fetch £429,688 and apartments £370,031.
Stats according to Zoopla July 2021
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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.
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