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 Whitby
Are you looking to relocate to Whitby? 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 Whitby 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 your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Whitby. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway do not hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
Why Move to Whitby?
Known as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the North Yorkshire Coast, Whitby is both a seaside town and port and its picture-postcard setting is home to a lovely seaside community.
Not the easiest town to get to, but it is worth the effort. Direct rail services are available from Middlesbrough via the moors.
If you are travelling from the south, the car or bus journey from Scarborough can be slow but has the bonus of the unparalleled scenery of the North York Moors National Park.
Whitby is rich in history and set against a stunning backdrop which is reputedly one of the most beautiful on the North Yorkshire Coast, referred to as the Dinosaur Coast, due to the many fossils which have been found on its shores.
Whitby has a maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. Its East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby Abbey, where Cædmon, the earliest recognised English poet, lived.
Whitby museum is well worth a visit if you want to find out more about the towns interesting past.
The fishing port first developed in the Middle Ages when it played a prominent role in supporting the fishing industry. Whitby’s maritime heritage is supported by the fact that Captain Cook trained for his seamanship here. The Whalebone Arch which sits upon the top of the West Cliff commemorates this legacy.
The town centre is compact and provide all you need for day-to-day necessities, but it is not full of the same old predictable chain stores as many other towns, but rather boasts an array of smaller independent shops making it a wonderful place to wander. Surrounded by the wild and rugged Yorkshire Moors there is ample opportunity to explore by foot or by bicycle, which thousands do annually.
For those relocating to the area, the cost of living in Whitby is cheaper than much of the country, with house prices approximately three-quarters less than similarly sized properties in London. The local economy is governed by the changing fortunes of fishing, tourism and to some extent, manufacturing. In recent years, many employment opportunities have been created following the huge Dogger Bank Wind Farms Project.
Whitby Schools & Education
Depending on where exactly you live in the town there is a good choice of primary and secondary schools.
Among some of the best primaries are Oakridge Community Primary and Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School both “outstanding”.
Secondaries: Caedmon College is “good” says Ofsted. The college offers GCSEs, BTECs and Cambridge Nationals as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A-levels and further BTECs. The school also offers a provision of adult education courses in conjunction with the Whitby Adult Learning and Skills Service.
For further education, the closest to Whitby is Scarborough UTC, it offers students technically orientated courses, combining national curriculum requirements such as GCSEs and A-Levels with technical and vocational elements.
Things to do in Whitby
There are plenty of things to do in Whitby. Encircled by the wild North York Moors and edged by a spectacular coastline with the highest cliffs in England, this area is one of striking beauty and character.
Stunning scenery and quaint towns and villages, as well as history and tradition, superb local food and world-famous festivals make Whitby a captivating place to visit.
St. Hilda’s Abbey is one of the town’s most historical and iconic features. Overlooking the town, settled on the East Cliff, the abbey was originally founded during the seventh century. It was the old steps in the church yard which gave inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula character and book.
Yet again Whitby Beach has held on to its title and has been awarded another Blue Flag for 2019. Highly prized and very hard to attain, Blue Flag Beaches must pass very stringent criteria such as clean water, great facilities and safety.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a heritage railway in North Yorkshire, England that runs through the North York Moors National Park. First opened in 1836 as the Whitby and Pickering Railway it was vital for the town’s economy, today it is a pleasurable place to visit and ride the world-famous steam train.
Running for over 170 years, the annual Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast. It presents a full weekend of entertainment, embracing yacht racing, rowing races and various free forms of entertainment. It culminates with a prize giving presentation and a spectacular firework display.
Walking is a popular pastime in Whitby, whether you are enjoying a leisurely stroll or a serious hike you will find 9 routes in and around the town some routes follow the coast and some venture into the surround countryside and moors.
From quaint little fisherman’s cottages to grand Georgian houses, sea views or countryside retreats, Whitby embraces all aspects and styles when it comes to property.
The old town, with its terraces clinging to both sides of the banks of the Esk, is crammed full of delightful stone cottages and town houses, some dating back to the 16th century.
The iconic Royal Crescent in West Cliff offers some amazing apartments with sweeping sea views.
For Victorian era homes head to Prospect Hill and dotted around the town are some new build developments offering homes complete with all modern fitted conveniences.
There are 56 homes for sale within one mile of the town centre and the average cost for a home in is currently £232,201.
The majority of sales in Whitby during the last year were flats, selling for an average price of £174,154.
Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £246,511, with terraced properties fetching £250,468.
Overall, sold prices in Whitby over the last year were 11% up on the previous year.
All statistics as per Rightmove January 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.