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 St Ives
Are you looking to relocate to St Ives? 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 St Ives 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 St Ives. 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 St Ives
St Ives is a market town and civil parish in the Huntingdonshire district in Cambridgeshire, 5 miles east of Huntingdon and 12 miles northwest of Cambridge. St Ives has just been named “one of the best places to live in 2022” by the Times. Many may not know that there are in fact, two St Ives locations in the south of the UK. Perhaps the most famous is the Cornish St Ives, a very popular holiday destination.
However, St Ives in Cambridge is just as well known in this region and, just as pretty in its way. Set along the Great Ouse River, it is a scenic location offering plenty of period properties. great local amenities and is a commutable distance to Cambridge, Peterborough or Northampton.
The town has an interesting history. Ramsay Abbey was home to around 80 Benedictine monks, founded about AD 969. It was an important site and is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Persian bishop Ivo of Ramsey who gave his name to St Ives is said to be buried at the Abbey.
The town grew around passing trade bringing considerable wealth to its residents. Some of the old affluent buildings are still clear to see today. In particular, the town centre’s beautiful Tudor homes.
The market charter granted in 1110 transformed St Ives’ economy. By the 13th century, its Easter fair was one of the biggest in Europe. Today, a weekly Monday market is still held, expanding during the Bank Holidays in May and August. In addition, there is a Friday market and a Farmers’ Market on the first and third Saturday of every month.
Aside from its markets, there is a host of things to do locally and plenty of great restaurants and riverside pubs to explore. Whilst you can spend a whole day browsing the independent boutiques of St Ives, particularly at this time of the year.
St Ives is still very much a traditional market town whose popularity with buyers hasn’t diminished over the years. The relaxed atmosphere of the town combined with easy connections to nearby Cambridge and, plenty to do in your spare time make St Ives a winner for many.
Schools & Education
While there are a million and one things to sort out when you are relocating with your family, at the top of the list is going to be local schools.
Being within the right school catchment area for good schools is a major determining factor these days.
Thankfully, St Ives has a good choice of schools and most come with notable positive reputations.
St Ives has a main secondary school, St Ivo Academy and four primary schools: Eastfield, Thorndown, Westfield and Wheatfields.
All four primary schools are performing well reports Ofsted who has rated each as “good”.
St Ivo Academy senior school has struggled a little in recent years. However, Ofsted has rated its quality of education and sixth-form provision as being of a “good” standard.
There is a private special school in the town, Aurora Fairway School for pupils aged 11-16 years. It focuses on providing academic and therapeutic services for students with a range of complex learning difficulties.
Things to do in St Ives
Though entertainment may not be at the very top of your “must haves” when it comes to searching for a new location to live, it is nonetheless important.
You want to know that when you feel like getting out and about that there is plenty to do without having to drive for hours.
St Ives is more than able to satisfy most interests no matter what they might be.
Holt Island Nature Reserve is a peaceful location, with lots of birds and insects to spot, and some lovely native plants, ideal for nature lovers.
If you are a sports fanatic, get down to One Leisure. It boasts a wide range of facilities providing a superb training and competition venue that can accommodate sports, activities and events for people of all ages and abilities.
The Norris Museum tells the stories of the area from 160 million years ago to the present day. Packed with 33,000 items it is well worth a visit. Run entirely by volunteers, it is free to enjoy as there is no entry fee!
You cannot go far wrong spending a few hours on or close to the river. Plenty of water activities are available but one of the best ways to enjoy time is by taking a riverboat trip.
You can book a one-hour or a whole day trip. Contact St Ives Riverboat Co. for more details click here.
The wider region has plenty more exciting things to experience:
The busy local property market is packed with variety and has 123 homes on its property portfolio within one mile of the town.
Brand new builds to delightful period architecture from medieval to Victorian villas are all available.
St Ives is ideal for families and 85 of the homes currently for sale are three bedrooms or larger.
The town’s semi-detached and terraced properties offer real value for money. A characterful three-bed terrace can be bought for around £280,000.
For those new to the property market, one-bedroom flats start at £140,000.
Having had an average property value of £309,724 over the past 12 months, compared to Cambridgeshire as a county whose average was £376,018, makes buying a home in St Ives good financial sense.
Stats as per Zoopla December 2022
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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.