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 Wantage
Are you looking to relocate to Wantage? 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 150 years’ servicing the Wantage 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 Wantage. 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 Wantage?
The historic market town of Wantage has an awful lot going for it. Although there is evidence of earlier occupation by humans, Wantage began life as a small Roman settlement. King Alfred the Great was born at the royal palace here in the 9th century.
Wantage appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was known as Wanating.
Weekly trading rights were first granted to the town by Henry III in 1246 and markets have been held in the town since then. Located in an attractive region of Oxfordshire, it sits at the foot of the Berkshire Downs escarpment in the Vale of the White Horse, which forms a part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
But it is not just a beautiful area, this smallish town has a population of around 12,000 and is among the top 5 safest towns in Oxfordshire, an ideal place to raise a family.
Another top draw is the area’s schools, many of which are rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted.
There is a strong community atmosphere here with an abundance of shops and other amenities on your doorstep, including plenty of places to eat and drink. Wantage has great transport links to Oxford, Reading, and Swindon plus a direct line into London Paddington a journey of just over 1½ hours, perfect for those who commute.
Several new build developments have increased the population of the town over the years but despite this growth, it remains small enough to create a close-knit community.
Wantage is one of Oxfordshire’s lesser talked about towns, but it provides a wonderful blend of urbanisation and countryside amid a very safe environment and efficient transport links – an extremely attractive combination.
Wantage Schools & Education
As education standards are for the most part high in Wantage, it is another one of the lures for families looking to relocate to the town. There are 10 local schools with almost all primaries performing well.
Of particular note are the “outstanding” primaries of Stockham Primary School and The Hendreds Church of England School.
There is only one secondary school in the town, King Alfreds Academy. Unfortunately, the last inspection undertaken by Ofsted found that it “required improvement”, however, the school is working extremely hard to address the points noted by Ofsted.
In contrast, King Alfreds Sixth Form provision was rated as “outstanding” with it being noted that “students make excellent progress and achieve highly with teaching standards being especially strong”.
Older children have several FE colleges to choose from across the region. Wroxton College is in Abingdon although it has several campuses dotted throughout Oxfordshire. It provides a huge range of courses both for school leavers and adults.
The county has two universities: the ancient University of Oxford and the modern Oxford Brookes University, which are both located in Oxford and whose distinguished reputations need no explanation.
Things to do in Wantage
A busy social calendar keeps residents busy from January to December. Wantage Carnival, Wantage Summer Arts Festival, and the traditional Dickensian Evening held each December are all immensely popular events.
There are all sorts of clubs and societies to join and one of the most popular is the Wantage Rotary Club. The friendly members are always actively involved in organising charity events to raise funds such as quiz nights, music concerts, and the annual summer BBQ.
Wantage Leisure Centre is a facility with something for everyone. It boasts an air-conditioned Gym with Technogym equipment, an indoor 25 metre swimming pool, a relaxing sauna, fitness class studios hosting a variety of classes such as yoga, and circuits, a large four-badminton-court sports hall, a creche, squash courts, and much, much more.
Kings Park Shopping Centre located in the heart of Wantage Town Centre comprises of both shop units and a retail warehouse parade offering a good assortment of independent shops and well-known retailers. Whilst weekly markets take place on a Wednesday and Saturday with a lovely range of produce.
The Vale & Downland Museum presents its visitors with information regarding the cultural heritage of the Vale of White Horse region around Wantage. You can find out what made King Alfred such a great king and what life was like for his subjects during the Anglo-Saxon period. There are hundreds of exhibits, a café on-site, and lots more.
Green space is plentiful making Wantage the perfect centre from which to explore the beautiful countryside of the Berkshire Downs, ideal for all ages.
For those considering a move to Wantage, its property portfolio is not particularly large with just 47 homes currently for sale.
For a town that has so many positive aspects, the cost of a home is cheaper than you might expect with the average price paid now standing at £365,377.
For first-time buyers with a limited budget, one-bedroom flats located in the centre of the bustling town sell for £160,000.
Three-bedroom homes start at around £280,000 and properties with four bedrooms or more start at £335,000.
You may prefer to own a brand-new home; in which case you will have two sites to choose from. Crabhill at Kingsgrove and Childrey Park in East Challow. Three-bedroom homes start from £394,995.
More information can be found here.
The lettings market is noticeably quiet with just 12 homes available, making competition fierce.
Leasing a home in the town starts from £750pcm for a one-bedroom flat, a 2-bedroom rental will cost from £1000pcm, and three-bedroomed properties rent from £1200pcm.
Stats as per Zoopla February 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.