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 Stone
Are you looking to relocate to Stone? 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 Stone 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 Stone. 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 Stone?
Nestled alongside the Trent and Mersey Canal this old market town can trace its history back to medieval times. Stone sits 7 miles north of Stafford, 7 miles south of Stoke-on-Trent, and 15 miles north of Rugeley. This little market town is in a handy location geographically, plus it boasts a lot of very beautiful landscape to boot.
The canal that was once used for transportation still dominates the town. Many Canalside sites have in recent times been taken over for modern-day use including The Moorings, a development of apartments based on the old Stubbs warehouse.
A popular choice for families, Stone has a good selection of schools covering private and state education, and there is a range of great facilities right on its doorstep. Both independents and national shops such as Morrisons happily sit side by side in the main shopping area which is safely pedestrianised.
In recent years the town has made a name for itself locally as a culinary mecca. The pretty Georgian high street is lined with some fab eateries to suit all tastes. One of the focal points in Stone is the Crown Hotel. An old coaching inn, it still retains many of its original features as well as providing good value for money food.
The first Saturday of each month sees Market Square explode with visitors. First established in 1135 the busy market holds one of Staffordshire’s largest Farmers’ Markets. Stalls of all types sell their products featuring the best of local food and crafts. The small-town feel, combined with good travel links ensures that Stone is a popular location with visitors and its 16,500 residents.
Stone Schools & Education
Nowadays, parents on the move have to seriously consider education options well in advance of relocating.
No point in having your dream home when there isn’t a good school within the catchment area.
State education within Stone is based on the three-tier school system.
There is a range of first and primary schools, two middle schools, and one local high school local to Stone.
There is nothing to be concerned about with Stone’s schools as they are either Ofsted “good” with several attaining the highest rating of “outstanding”.
Alleyne’s Academy is the catchment area high school for Stone.
Around 850 students are in attendance. Ofsted Noted in 2019, that “pupils are taught well and benefit from highly effective pastoral support. Pupils feel safe because bullying is rare”.
The Catholic St Dominic’s Priory School is the town’s closest private school.
Following the ISI Inspector’s visit in March 2018, key points stated that “pupils were ‘exceptionally behaved and respectful, which was reflected in the relationships they had with the teachers. They also commented on what a ‘happy, safe environment the school provides.
Things to do in Stone
Having the unrivalled Staffordshire countryside on your doorstep opens a huge variety of outdoor activities for everyone to participate in. But Stone also has its famous canal. Another wonderful area where you can take advantage of its waterside facilities.
The huge Westbridge Park sits alongside the canal providing peaceful wildlife-enriched areas and more enjoyable riverside walks.
Just 4 miles from Stone is Trentham Monkey Forest. A sanctuary for endangered Barbary monkeys it also has a range of other species too, the forest provides a great day out. Particularly suited to younger children.
Lymestone Brewery is one for the adults. A family-run micro-brewery, producing around 10,000 litres of beer per week. Over 100 years old, it has a very interesting history. You will need to book as it is such a popular attraction!
Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre is small but has plenty to see. Originally a Bird of prey hospital set up in the early 80s, it expanded in 1993 to include a rescue sanctuary for rescued exotic animals and captive-bred birds of prey.
For prospective buyers looking for an older home that cherishes its past, Stone is worth exploring further.
When you consider the accessibility and facilities Stone provides, it is a pleasant surprise to find that the average cost of a home is £255,450.
99 homes are on sale currently and another testament to the town’s family-friendly reputation is its housing stock. Over 50% of properties are three bedrooms or larger. In fact, it is possible to purchase a three-bedroom home for as little as £179,000.
If you have a healthy budget, £850,000 will buy you a brand new 4-bed detached house within a small, gated community complete with stunning open views to the rear over the grounds of historic Meaford Hall.
Alternatively, if you are eager to escape the rigours of urban life, just outside the town is a characterful, detached period cottage with far-reaching views over the Staffordshire countryside.
To explore the homes which are for sale across the town, just visit Zoopla.
Stats as per Zoopla July 2022.
Popular Places to Live near Stone
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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.