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Are You Moving to Dorset from London? We Can Help

Posted on August 5, 2020 by Shaun Vallance
Are You Moving to Dorset from London? We Can Help

Over the last decade, there has been a steady increase in new residents in Dorset, and it’s considered a firm favourite for those seeking a better quality of life. And recent signs in the housing market and the data from property experts is people are planning on leaving London in droves. With things like improvements in transport links and remote working, the need to be in the capital is waning.

Woods Removals undertakes regular relocations, taking people from London and moving them into Dorset. Our rates are favourable in comparison to many London-based companies, and we have a track record of successful, stress-free relocations.

Making the Big Move from London to Dorset –

Dorset is a beautiful county, renowned for its seaside towns, historic coastline, and the abundance of green spaces. No two places are the same, with every village and town enjoying a unique sense of character and things to do. Many visitors find there’s so much to do; it takes return trips to see and experience everything. Which is why any new residents will have plenty to do when you move here.

This makes it the ideal location for tourists, while also retaining an even balance where residents are sightseers coexist without any problems. In addition to its thriving tourism industry, Dorset is a hotspot for former city dwellers, looking for something more from life. And many are gearing up to leave London permanently to improve their wellbeing.

The pandemic shone a light on things many of us previously took for granted, and living in the city is losing its appeal. People now consider things like outdoor spaces far more important. And this isn’t solely anecdotal, and there is clear data to show searches for properties outside of London. Many of London’s property analysts are noting this is an increasing trend which relates to new purchases in counties like Dorset.

Woods Removals has been operating in Dorset for over one hundred years. And in that time, we’ve seen a lot of changes in our county. The one thing that remains is the higher quality of life people enjoy here. Everything links together to form a prosperous place where a sense of community still exists. For anyone who’s thinking of moving here, this is our short guide on the benefits of living in Dorset.

Five Areas for Property Scouting in Dorset –

There are so many amazing towns and villages in Dorset, which makes it hard to narrow down when making viewing suggestions. We thought it would be easier for Londoners to establish themselves in busier towns, presenting less of a culture shock. Our brief list includes some areas with a possibility that a commute to and from London would be a requirement. Additionally, it also has towns further away to give a comparison.

Poole –

*Average price – £349,256

*Travel to London Central – 2-hours 15mins

*Train season ticket – £8,216

Lyme Regis –

Average price – £410,453

Travel to London Central – 4-hours 30mins

Train season ticket – TBC (no information given)

Sherborne –

Average price – £341,504

Travel to London Central – 2-hour 30mins

Train season ticket – £7444

Dorchester –

Average price – £323,664

Travel to London Central – 2-hour 50 to 4-hours (multiple changes)

Train season ticket – £8,112 (Dorchester South); £10,972 (Dorchester West)

Bournemouth –

Average price – £288,084

Travel to London Central – 1-hour 50mins

Train season ticket – £8,084

Poole, Lyme Regis, and Bournemouth are coastal towns with some of the best beaches in the UK. They’re all firm favourites for tourists while having their own individual features and amenities. Dorchester and Sherborne are landlocked, but it’s simple enough to get to the seaside from both towns. Additionally, you’ll get the advantage of the countryside scenery while being close to the coast.

*Information sources: Google Maps, Zoopla, and National Rail.

Choosing the Right Removals Service –

One of the most important things to remember when organising any relocation is to use a reliable company. It can sometimes be tempting to try and save money by using price comparison websites or the closest company. However, you could end up receiving a poor service. Customer service is a vital part of a successful relocation.

The best way to find reliable companies for removals is to check their online reviews and if they have accreditation. At Woods Removals, we’re fully BAR accredited, and we make sure people can find our reviews easily. If you’re struggling to find a company’s reviews or testimonials, it’s better to give them a pass. We’re a five-star company, which is one of the reasons we have loyal customers and many new ones every month.

It would be best if you stay in contact with your removal’s provider throughout the moving process. That means being able to discuss your relocation when you’re still planning, all the way to the big day. A reliable removals company will be friendly and approachable at any time and should appoint a lead contact person. And this is the exact service you can expect to receive from Woods Removals.

Self Storage is Ideal When Relocating –

When we plan on moving home, it’s easy to start assuming certain things will happen in a precise order. The problem is, you can’t predict all outcomes unless you have a healthy amount of scepticism. Things do occasionally cause delays for things like payments and the handing over of keys. However, there’s no need to panic – you can use self storage to solve any gaps in moving dates.

Woods Removals has excellent storage packages available for household and business customers. We offer the best rates in Dorset and the surrounding areas, with people often choosing us over local providers. We will assess your storage requirements in detail to ensure we give you the best possible price and the correct access for your needs.

There’s no minimum or maximum period applicable when you rent a storage unit from us. It’s all about how storage can benefit you, not the other way around. You can use self or container storage for as long as you need it for. The Wood Removals team will do everything possible to be flexible and tailor a storage package to match your specifications. Your possessions will be safe and secure until you resolve any delays or other issues.

A Dedicated London to Dorset Removal –

At Woods Removals, we always assess our range of services to see if every package applies to a broad spectrum of situations. If we notice a particular spike or increase in certain types of relocation, we discuss whether a specific new service is necessary. And it was apparent we were doing lots between London and Dorset. That’s why we now consider our London to Dorset relocations as a dedicated service.

Ultimately, we aim to improve efficiency and offer lower than market rates for every service we provide. We achieve this through our partners in the Master Removers Group, which is an elite network of removal and storage providers. This makes it possible to relocate you anywhere in the UK and even Europe seamlessly.

You won’t find a higher standard of customer service at these prices anywhere in London or Dorset. We always meet deadlines, and everything is done to minimise carbon emissions and promote better environmental practises. We’re a greener removals company, and this assists our drive for efficiency and the highest standard of customer service.

Putting Customer Service First –

Woods Removals works with customers from all over Dorset and the surrounding counties, as well as major cities like London. For us, customer service is the number one priority of our team. We make it the first thing we think about when assessing and arranging any relocation or storage job. It’s essential that we provide the correct service for each customer’s needs.

The Woods Removals team are happy to assist you with any packing duties and creating an inventory list. We believe that storage and removals should be available to everyone, which is why we keep our prices low. Our customers are fortunate to receive the best of both worlds. A high standard of customer service and good value for money.

Your belongings will always be safe and secure with us, whether that’s during a relocation or when in storage. Our team has decades worth of experience in removals and storage and are experts in packing and handling. Woods Removal’s Quality Policy is something we take seriously, which ensures we always lead with the highest standard of customer service.

Woods Removals – Dorset’s Favourite Removals Company –

Woods Removals is Dorset’s number one for removals and storage, and we relocate hundreds of people throughout the county every week. The best advice we can give anyone who’s moving is to start early. It’s crucial to start planning now to help make your move run smoothly. You’ll be able to identify and fix any small issues before they cause any undue delays. And we are here to assist you with advice and any relevant information.

Woods Removals is part of the Master Removers Group, which is an elite collective of partner removals and storage companies. This makes it possible for us to provide the highest standard of customer service at low rates. With depots and storage warehouses in strategic places all over the country, we can relocate you anywhere in the UK and Europe.

If you want to book with Dorset’s favourite removals company for your next relocation, please contact us today. We can collect you from London by providing the same high level of customer service you’d receive in the capital.