Move to Stowmarket 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 visit your home 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 Stowmarket
Are you looking to move Stowmarket? Once thought of as just another sleepy Suffolk town, a population boom has coincided with the town’s renewed prominence as a major transport and business hub in Mid-Suffolk, halfway between London and the Norfolk capital of Norwich.
Whether you have already had an offer accepted on a new home or are just starting to look you will need to plan out well in advance the transport of your personal effects. If you are moving from one furnished property to another, you should look to enlist the help of an experienced removals company.
White & Company have been trading for over 145 years and are still growing. We are founder members of the removals industry regulators, the British Association of Removers and hire only the most skilled and knowledgeable surveyors, drivers and removal operatives.
Give us a call today to discuss your requirements and book in for a free home survey.
About White & Company
White & Company has 16 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 240 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Our Mission Statement
“To continue the traditions founded in 1871 by providing the quality expected by our clients; backed up by superb packing materials, highly trained crews, effective management and a genuine commitment to customer care and the environment.”
Rest assured you can trust White & Company to take care of your personal effects with care and respect from collection to delivery.
Why move to Stowmarket?
Situated in the heartlands of Mid-Suffolk on the River Gipping, Stowmarket packs higher than average number of hours of daily sunshine and large spacious Georgian properties into a quaint riverside setting.
With excellent transport links to London, Cambridge and Norwich, Stowmarket has proven popular with those looking to ditch crowded urban sprawls in search of a better life-work balance. It is these excellent travel connections, coupled with the town’s proximity to the glorious Suffolk countryside, which has seen a boom in the town’s population.
The town council has implemented an action plan which includes improving and upgrading infrastructure facilities and housing, with large amounts of disused buildings set aside for commercial development. Despite the intake of new residents, the town and the forthcoming facelift the town has managed to maintain its essential character and is home to 131 buildings listed by the Department of National Heritage as buildings of special architectural or historic interest.
If its community life you are after Stowmarket has it in abundance. The town hosts a popular street market every Thursday and Saturday featuring a wide range of stalls and a Farmers’ Market takes place on the first Friday of every month selling locally sourced quality produce. Throw in the excellent local schooling options and reasonable properties prices and its not hard to see why Stowmarket’s population is projected to grow further.
Working in Stowmarket
The rate of unemployment in Stowmarket is lower than both the average for Suffolk and the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area may well be easier than most places. The rate of claiming any benefit (which includes in work benefits) is more than 10% lower in Stowmarket than the national average, suggesting higher salaries are on offer.
Despite the town’s rural location, increased levels of outside investment have caused the local job market to expand. The prevalence of marketing jobs is one such example. The retail industry is likewise notably strong here and there is currently an abundance of sales assistant jobs available. Entry-level positions alongside those which require managerial experience are also quite prevalent.
Stowmarket’s station is located on the main train line from London to Norwich.
This convenient rail link between Stowmarket and other urban areas means that commuting does not present a problem with Norwich accessible in just over 30 minutes. London Liverpool Street station can also be reached in under an hour and a half.
Schools & Education
Although it is only a small town, Stowmarket still offers excellent education opportunities to children of all ages.
Stowupland High School and Stowmarket Middle and High Schools are the three major institutions available to residents in the area, with another local high school available in the nearby village of Debenham.
For more information on researching and finding schools and colleges in the Stowmarket area consult the Schools Guide.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Stowmarket, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Things to Do in Stowmarket
Being just a stone’s throw away from the splendours of the Suffolk countryside, Stowmarket is ideally positioned for venturing into the great outdoors. Nearby Helmingham Hall Gardens offers stunning exhibitions of plant life and is surrounded by an imposing Tudor moated Hall set in a 400-year-old ancient deer park.
The former Corn Exchange underwent a £1 million refurbishment back in 2012 before being relaunched as a local music venue and art gallery. It was renamed the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts after the late DJ and broadcaster, who also lends his name to the iconic stage at Glastonbury Music festival and lived in one of the nearby villages.
The Regal Theatre is another historic local building which recently underwent innovations and is the only purpose-built cinema in Mid Suffolk. The theatre/cinema is a great place to catch a show or see the touring comedy circuit and plays host to a range of festivals in the summer months.
For avid golfers, there are three excellent golf courses to choose from which together cater for all abilities. Stowmarket Golf Club hosts regular events and competitions and dining facilities for members. Whereas, Stowmarket Golf Centre is a modern golf facility, open to members of the public and is suitable for players of all ages and abilities. Alternatively, Stonham Barns Golf Centre and Golf Direct is a golf foundation starter centre with 9-hole course, covered driving range, practice putting green and even offers mini-golf for the kids.
Stowmarket Property Prices
The average property price across the whole of Stowmarket area is currently £285,000. According to property market expert, Zoopla, you can expect to pay approximately £388,000 for a detached property, £238,000 for a semi-detached, £206,000 for a terraced home and £136,000 for a two bedroomed apartment.
The housing stock in the area is quite varied, though the most common types of property are detached and semi-detached. Some of the more expensive streets to live on in Stowmarket include Potash Road, Valley Road and Town Lane. All have average house prices of around £600,000.
More affordable streets in the town include Jackdaw Close, Lydgate Road and Thompson Close, where properties can be bought for around £75,000 or less.
Popular Places to Live Near Stowmarket
White & Company offer removals & storage solutions for the entire area, including:
- Needham Market
- Stonham Aspal
- Wickham Market
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.