Move to Torquay 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 Torquay
Are you looking for removals to Torquay? Often referred to as being on the ‘English Riviera’, Torquay is a peaceful seaside town with excellent local amenities and attractions.
White & Company have been relocating people to Torquay and other parts of the English Riviera for over 135 years.
Charged with bespoke packing materials, an extensive fleet of vehicles and a ‘can do’ attitude, our removals teams are equipped to carry out any move.
We also offer a range of additional services, including storage facilities to give our customers that added flexibility.
So if you’re looking to get your move to Torquay or another part of Devon don’t delay getting in touch. Fill out a quick quote form above or give us a call to discuss your options today.
About White & Company
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners.
Our relocation network us to provide the perfect removal solution no matter where you’re moving.
We have 240 specialist vehicles, fully trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Much of our work comes from personal recommendations, an accolade which speaks for itself. Through hard work, commitment and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies.
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 Torquay?
Torquay town was traditionally a fishing village and its economy was geared around local agriculture. In later years it developed into a popular seaside resort, fashionable with the Royal Navy and wealthy Victorians.
One of its most notable residents was Agatha Christie, who was born in the town, and for which there is a tour dedicated in her honour. Perhaps its most notable fame was through the popular TV series, Fawlty towers, which was fictionally based in the town.
Despite the antics of the eccentric Basil Fawlty (played by John Cleese) and his hapless Spanish waiter, Manuel, Torquay remains the top seaside destination, as voted for on TripAdvisor. With the rise in UK ‘staycations’, that is holidays in the UK, the town is once again on the rise.
The whole of Devon is renowned for its beautiful countryside. Ranging from spectacular coastlines and harbours, rolling hills and valleys and the magnificent Dartmoor National Park, it is unsurprising that so many people choose to live in this wonderful part of the country.
Torquay is connected to the national rail network with trains through to London, the Midlands and the North. The newly completed South Devon Link Road will greatly reduce journey times and increase the option of commuting to larger towns in the area.
The town itself is set in one of only seven UNESCO global geoparks in the UK and is increasing in both popularity and size. Multi-million-pound investment has recently been set aside for the regeneration of its waterside area. With that in mind, Torquay is very much a case of watch this space.
Schools & Education
Torbay is one of just 22 local authorities in the UK that can claim that not one of its primary schools falls below government expectations. Its secondaries sadly do not have such a good track record but there are still some good high schools available.
Torbay has three state-funded grammar schools, (Torquay Boy’s, Torquay Girls’ and Churston Ferrers, a co-ed grammar school) all with very good reputations.
For further education there’s South Devon College.
With more than 1,000 apprentices and 600 employers actively engaged on apprenticeship schemes every year, it is a popular choice for local young people keen on learning a trade.
Working in Torquay
As a seaside town the service industry is the town’s biggest employment sector by far.
According to a recent Office of National Statistics survey, 92% of employee jobs are in service positions. The town welcomes thousands of visitors each year and for those seeing employment in hospitality, leisure and tourism Torquay is a great place to be.
Improvements for the future have been set out in the Torbay Economic Strategy 2013-2018, which aims to upgrade the marine economy and the introduce new visitor attractions to help bolster the local economy.
The Torwood Street development has been described as a ‘game-changer’ for Torquay.
In total £32 million has been earmarked for new developments to create fresh employment opportunities, including the building of new hotels, offices, bars and restaurants. Work is set to commence in September 2018 and is predicted to take two years to complete.
Things to Do in Torquay
Torquay has an arching sandy beach bay which leads onto the delightful marina at the foot of the town centre.
The town caters for all ages and is home to some top family attractions, including a host of water sports and a range of award-winning restaurants, catered by celebrity chefs.
It is a perfect base from which to explore the other towns and villages in the area such as Paignton and Brixham and Dawlish. Each with its own unique charm and character.
If you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled way to explore the stunning coastline of the English Riviera then why not take on the challenge of Coasteering. This activity will see you negotiate rugged rockpools, swim across island insets and clamber up awe-inspiring cliffs.
If you’re exploring Torquay with young children then head to Warren beach. One of the most picturesque sandy beaches in the region, it includes a large grassed play area, children’s rides, mini golf, go-karts, amusements and more planned activities in the summer months.
Torquay Property Prices
There is a good mix of properties for sale in the town. Properties range from retirement bungalows, large family homes, modest chalets and starter homes to penthouse apartments boasting panoramic views of the sea. The average price of a property in Torquay is currently £242,015, which is 0.47% down on the previous year.
Highest Value Streets
Thatcher Avenue, Torquay TQ1 £1,000,672
Meadow Road, Torquay TQ2 £808,759
Watcombe Heights Road, Torquay TQ1 £797,356
Peak Tor Avenue, Torquay TQ1 £792,793
Lydwell Road, Torquay TQ1 £758,729
Highest Turnover Streets
St. Michaels Close, Torquay TQ1 71.4%
Danby Heights Close, Torquay TQ1 71.4%
Chilcote Close, Torquay TQ1 66.7%
Stanley Road, Torquay TQ1 65.9%
Pengelly Way, Torquay TQ2 56.0%
Torbay Council has encouraged new housing developments, such as Abbey Sands, and the building of new amenities to cater for the influx of new residents.
Currently the average asking price for a property in Torquay is around £269,139 based on approximately 990 properties for sale. The average asking price for rent is around £671 per month.
If you are searching for a new home, Cavanna Homes are in the process of constructing 155 properties at their Primrose Hill development. The site offers a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes, including bungalows, all with allocated parking spaces or integrated garages.
Popular Places to Live Near Torquay
White & Company offer removals & storage solutions for the entire area, including:
- Stoke Gabriel
- Newton Abbot
- Stoke Fleming
- South Brent
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.