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 Shaftesbury? 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 Shaftesbury 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 Shaftesbury. 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.
Top Tips When Moving To Or From Shaftsbury
1 Plan as early as possible and contact a removals company
2 Use a BAR registered removals company
3 Select a removals company that has storage capabilities
4 Check what insurance is required
5 Use a removals company with multiple vehicles
Why Move to Shaftesbury?
Set in an impressive location, the old town of Shaftesbury in Dorset overlooks Blackmore Vale, part of the River Stour basin, known as the gateway to the Southwest. It is one of the most beautiful and commanding settings of any market town in England.
Founded over 1100 years ago Shaftesbury was the site of King Alfred’s citadel Benedictine Abbey. Shaftesbury is the only significant hilltop settlement in Dorset, rising to 705 feet above sea level.
It was immortalised, by the Hovis TV advert which features a boy pushing his bike up Gold Hill for a bread delivery. Needless to say, the hill offers panoramic views of the surrounding region where on a good day, it is possible to see at least as far as Glastonbury Tor to the northwest.
The town is also inextricably linked with the great author Thomas Hardy. He drew great inspiration from this part of Dorset and even included Shaftesbury in some of his novels.
You can tour the area surrounding the town from Stonehenge to the east to Bath and Bristol to the north and the Jurassic Coast to the south. Quintessentially Dorset, the town is dotted with thatched cottages, quaint tea shops, and small independent shops, offering an incredibly scenic shopping experience.
Travel just a little further out from the centre of town and you have a Tesco Superstore, Lidl, Morrisons, and a Coop Store, so you don’t lose out when it comes to the big weekly shop.
Though it sits a little off the beaten track, getting around the region simply takes a little longer. A small sacrifice to pay and one many are more than willing to make.
The nearest rail station is in Gillingham around 15 miles, providing services to Salisbury (25-31 mins) and Yeovil (21 mins). In 50 mins you arrive at beautiful Poole or Bournemouth where you can spend the day at the beach or enjoying the many attractions on offer.
Shaftesbury is one of those places which feels like an oasis of calm but with all the modern conveniences of a much larger town to draw upon.
Shaftesbury Schools & Education
As is to be expected from a relatively small town, state schools are limited with just three located in the town.
State primaries available are Shaftesbury C of E Primary and The Abbey C of E Primary.
The former is rated “good” by Ofsted whilst the latter Ofsted reported, “requires improvement”.
Shaftesbury School is a mainstream, state-funded senior school currently teaching around 1080 pupils. Rated as being “good”, Ofsted noted that “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection”.
If you choose to educate your child privately, Port Regis Preparatory School is the closest, a co-educational day and boarding school. It sits just over a mile from Shaftesbury.
Things to do in Shaftesbury
When it comes to blowing away the stresses and strains of busy living, Shaftesbury has more than enough options to choose from.
Plus, the wider county is well known as a holiday destination complementing what Shaftesbury offers.
Founded by King Alfred in around 888, Shaftesbury Abbey at the time, was the second-wealthiest nunnery in England, behind only Syon Abbey, in Middlesex. The abbey and its beautiful gardens have become a popular tourist attraction.
Shaftesbury Arts Centre is a hub of activity throughout the year hosting all sorts of exhibitions, gigs, plays, and shows for both residents and visitors from surrounding areas.
Shaftesbury’s roots as a popular market town are borne out by its regular farmer’s markets, and agricultural shows.
The Shaftesbury & Gillingham Agriculture Show is an incredibly popular event showcasing livestock, horticultural exhibits, and handicrafts, and is one of the best in Dorset.
Take a hike up to the top of “Hovis Hill” as it is affectionately known. Made famous by the Hovis bread advert in the ’70s. Its actual name is Gold Hill, lined by quaint cottages, it offers some stunning views at its summit.
Cranbourne Chase AONB is on Shaftesbury’s doorstep. Covering 380 square miles of countryside overlapping the boundaries of Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, and Somerset. It is a haven for wildlife, supporting diverse habitats, geology, heritage, and scenic views.
As Shaftesbury is the gateway to the Southwest, nothing is too far away for a day trip with the whole family.
Depending on your style and budget, most tastes are catered for in Shaftesbury. A veritable treasure trove, the old part of town offers a mishmash of Georgian townhouses and thatched cottages.
Head out of town and you will find plenty of newer properties of all sizes. Prices are not as expensive as you might expect. The Average cost of a home sits at £383,787.
You might just be starting your property journey and looking for a one-bedroom flat.
One beds start from £110,000.
It may be the case that you have an expanding family, and a three-bedroom property is your choice.
Almost ¾ of available properties are three bedrooms in Shaftesbury and they are reasonably priced and start from £250,000.
Large, detached homes are going to be comparatively more expensive these begin at £375,000.
If it is a home away from the hustle and bustle of the town which is your ideal, you can’t go wrong with little villages such as Cann, Alcester, and Motcombe, all situated less than a mile from Shaftesbury.
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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.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.