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 Skipton
Are you looking to relocate to Skipton? 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 Skipton 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 Skipton. 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 Skipton?
A market town situated in the Craven district of North Yorkshire. Known as being the ‘Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, Skipton certainly is picturesque. Surrounded by rolling hills, fells, wooded valleys, and pretty villages within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. For those who enjoy the great outdoors there is very little to beat it.
Once voted by the Sunday Times as “the best place to live in Britain”. It further stated that the town enjoyed a “vibrant community, excellent schools, low crime rates and was in an idyllic location”. Amenities are of an excellent standard. The town is serviced by some superb retail outlets including a House of Fraser department store. It has Tesco and Morrison’s supermarkets as well as numerous quality independent shops.
Skipton is also a past winner of “The High Street of Great Britain Award”, easily outshining major competition such as Kensington High Street and Oxford Street in London. Residents can also enjoy extensive recreational facilities such as a state-of-the-art swimming pool and gym, a modern bowling alley and cinema. Connections by road or rail are very good. Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Colne and Kendal are all easy to get to via the M1, M62, M65 and M6.
Skipton railway station also provides regular local train services to Leeds, Bradford and Carlisle, as well as a direct service straight through to London (3hrs 20mins).
For anyone wanting to combine the delights of rural life with ease of access to the business centres found in West Yorkshire and East Lancashire as well as beautiful areas such as the Yorkshire Dales, Skipton may well provide the perfect location for you.
Skipton Schools & Education
Anyone moving with children will have concerns regarding schooling when relocating to a totally new town.
Spending some time investigating what schools are available and how well they perform will ensure you find a home in the right catchment area.
Skipton certainly offers plenty of choice both in the town and its surrounds.
There are very well-respected local primary and secondary schools such as Skipton Girls High and Ermysteds Grammar. Both regularly achieve some of the best exam results for state schools in the country.
South Craven School is a mixed, mainstream, state funded senior school. It was judged by Ofsted as being “outstanding” in all categories; Achievement of Pupils; Quality of Teaching; Behaviour, Safety of Pupils and Leadership and Management.
Craven College in Skipton is a good further education college offering courses in almost all subject areas. The college also offers higher education courses, including bachelor’s degrees.
For private education, the well-respected Giggleswick and Sedbergh schools offer education from primary age through to secondary along with boarding facilities.
The closest universities are located in Bradford or Leeds easily reached by road or rail. Both have a huge range of courses across hundreds of subjects.
Things to do in Skipton
Being nicely located on the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal means that Skipton offers a range of water-based attractions to both locals and its many annual visitors.
Fishing, boat hire and sightseeing trips attract many to the area.
Also, very popular is the range of pleasant long or short walks running along the canal banks, some of which take in the historic Skipton Castle, one of the best preserved in the UK.
Today, main events in Skipton include the annual heritage event Skipton Sheep Day which takes place on the first Sunday in July on Skipton High Street. Showcasing what Skipton, and the Yorkshire Dales has to offer, with demonstrations, stalls, entertainment, and local produce sales.
Another well attended event is the annual Christmas Market, voted at being among the top 10 in the UK, a busy affair with all manner of food on offer and a range of unusual Christmas gifts. Of course, the Yorkshire Dales National Park (11 miles from Skipton) also receives huge attention, and it is easy to see why. Rugged but beautiful, comprising of river valleys and hills. Thousands of people from all over the world visit each year.
For further attractions in and around Skipton visit the following sites:
The town and its surrounding villages have housing for all tastes and budgets.
The housing stock is varied but there are a large number of terraced homes in Skipton. Reasonably priced, these sell for an average of £192,154.
Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £271,012, with detached properties are fetching £417,600.
In the more upmarket neighbourhoods of Stirton and Rylstone prices are higher, and you will pay upwards of £762,000 for a large, detached property.
The overall average price for a home in Skipton stood at £295,308 in September 2021.
Values have been rising steadily in recent years and over the past five years since 2016 homes in Skipton have increased in value by almost 15%.
Stats as per Zoopla – November 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.
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.