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 Taunton
Are you looking to relocate to Taunton? 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 145 years’ servicing the Taunton 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 Taunton. 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 250 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Taunton
The town of Taunton falls within in the large County of Somerset and has a vibrant history.
It sits on the River Tone, with the name Taunton coming from the Old English meaning a settlement by the River Tone (Tone Tun).
Taunton boasts a large variety of historic buildings that are of significant architectural importance. It has over 1,000 years of religious and military history, including a 10th-century monastery and Taunton Castle, which has origins in the Anglo-Saxon period and was later the site of a priory.
In recent years Taunton has risen in popularity as a place to live due to its unrivalled location within Somerset. Commonly known as ‘the gateway to the south west’, it enjoys fantastic rail and motorway links.
The hub of Taunton is its busy town centre which is situated well within easy reach of junction 25 of the M5 offering quick links to London and Bristol. The A303 provides a direct route towards many other towns across the south coast of England.
Like so many areas in the stunning Somerset region there are all sorts of interesting things to do and see and residents have access to some amazing green spaces.
Several local nature reserves in the area provide an important link to nature including the South Taunton Streams and Children’s Wood, complementing this strategically convenient town and its cultural centre.
The local library, multiplex cinema, ten pin bowling alley and golf courses are just a few of the exciting activities available when you have time on your hands.
The community spirit of Taunton is displayed by the great support given to its county cricket team. Home to Somerset County Cricket Ground both the men’s and ladies’ teams, Taunton is a hive of activity on match days.
As well as having excellent amenities, state schools in the area are also very popular with plenty of state primary and secondary schools as well as the option of several highly regarded private schools.
If you are thinking of moving to Somerset but are not sure where, Taunton could fit the bill. Once voted as one of the happiest towns in the country, it certainty offers those who live here a special place to call home. Moving here could be the best decision you ever make.
Schools & Education
Taunton is rightly proud of its long association with education, its first public school was established in the town during the 13th century.
Today, the town is home to eleven primary schools with seven of these having been rated as “good” by Ofsted.
Primary children filter into a choice of four state secondaries; Bishops Fox Secondary was rated as being “good” by Ofsted whilst Heathfield Community School and The Castle School were both awarded the top rating of “outstanding”.
There are three co-educational independent schools in Taunton: Queen’s College, King’s College and Taunton School. Places at these highly prestigious schools are limited and there are often waiting lists, applying early is essential.
Further education is provided by Richard Huish College, The Taunton Academy (which is sponsored by Richard Huish College) and the Bridgwater and Taunton College.
Higher education can be found at The Taunton Campus of the Bridgwater and Taunton College, a partner college of Plymouth University.
London is a major global centre of higher education teaching and research. Many young students from Taunton opt to travel into the capital, which has the greatest concentration of top-class universities in the world
Things to do in Taunton
Taunton is steeped in History and has much to entertain its residents and its visitors. The town itself is a centre for Arts and Culture, it has a host of shops, cafes, restaurants, as well as a weekly Farmers’ Market.
Taunton Castle was at the heart of a great Somerset estate owned by the bishops of Winchester. A beautiful place to visit and learn via regular guided tours, more of the hidden history of the castle. The adjoining Castle Hotel is considered among one of the twenty best places to eat in the whole of the British Isles, made famous by celebrity head chefs such as Gary Rhodes and Phil Vickery.
Taunton’s world-class sporting scene does not disappoint. Catch a lively cricket match at The Cooper Associates County Ground or visit the Somerset Cricket Museum to explore the game’s fascinating history.
Soak up a thrilling atmosphere at the Taunton Races or attend one of the racecourse’s brilliant events throughout the year, ranging from rural shows to concerts and circuses.
For something a little more tranquil, Trull meadows and waterfall, the setting of an ancient folk law, Trull Waterfall is stunning. It was said that trolls, hence the name, lived between the rocks of the falls and would steal the sheep and calving cows when being herded across the bridge above. There is a local pub and Community Cafe nearby, it is a great place to visit with your family on a sunny afternoon.
Taunton Canal is perfect for a picturesque walk or cycle ride. You may even spot some wildlife such as water rats, waterfowl and even the odd deer if you are really lucky. Quantock Hills and Blackdown Hills are two further places designated as areas of outstanding natural beauty, where you can also enjoy a leisurely stroll.
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You will find a good assortment of property styles dotted around the town and prices vary from one neighbourhood to another. Being a desirable location has resulted in house prices rising faster than the UK average in recent times.
Always a popular choice are the many fine houses and buildings built in the Georgian era along Hammet Street leading to the beautiful tower of St Mary Magdalene Church.
Georgian architecture also abounds in the towns pretty High Street; however, these homes do come at a premium and prices start from around £650,000.
For a cheaper option, Winchester Street and Portland Street are home to a selection of Victorian terraces. Many of these dwellings have been updated and extended into highly desirable large family properties which you can expect to pay upward of £220,000 for a two-bed home.
The average price for property in Taunton stands at £289,867 in December 2020. This is a rise of 4.11% in the last three months and up almost 5% over the past year.
The local property market has been boosted further as a variety of new build developments have sprung up. Houses on the Nerrols Grange and Moorland Gate sites are in demand and there are homes to suit all budgets available.
Popular Places to Live near the Taunton
- Burnham on Sea
- North Petherton
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.