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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Moving to Lyme Regis

Posted on February 27, 2024 by Shaun Vallance
Moving to Lyme Regis

Dorset is the sunshine county of England, with plenty of bright days to enjoy and unique places to visit. That’s why so many people relocate to this famous seaside resort – they get the Lyme Regis bug. It’s understandable – with a plethora of housing and excellent quality of life on your doorstep, it’s hard to pass up.

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The Right Removals Service for First-Time Buyers in Dorset

Posted on January 12, 2024 by Shaun Vallance

Imagining a future in Dorchester, where family bonds thrive and opportunities unfold, is appealing. This locale is an excellent choice for establishing roots or pursuing new horizons. However, the path to a new abode isn’t a leisurely traverse; somewhat, it resembles a strategic endeavour, and discerning the starting point can pose a formidable challenge. The intricacies may become a labyrinth, particularly for newer aspiring homeowners.

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Buying a House to Renovate in Dorset

Posted on August 14, 2023 by Shaun Vallance

For many people, moving into a larger house is beyond their means. Even if we scrimp and put away money for several years, it’s beyond our reach. For people who have young families, this can mean cramping everyone into a smaller living space. This is also true for first-time buyers struggling to break free from the rental cycle.

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Adapt your garden in Dorset to grow vegetables 

Posted on April 16, 2023 by Shaun Vallance
Adapt your garden to grow vegetables 

Dorset has a great history of farming, with a lot of growing enthusiasm for the future of farming in Dorset.  While people appreciate locally grown food more and more, pubs and restaurants in the area aim to deliver organic and local produce.  Throughout Dorset, there are excellent farm shops to source local produce and many farms which will deliver to your door. However, you can make sure you keep your best produce even closer to home, saving in food costs and developing your garden to be more self-sufficient.  Traditionally, there was often a kitchen garden where people grew their most essential fruits and vegetables, but trends changed with the advent of cheap supermarket fruit and vegetables.  Now times are changing again, and food cultivation is back in vogue. Whatever the size of your garden, here are some ways you can adapt your garden to easily grow vegetables. 

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Moving to Dorset for Properties with Outdoor Space

Posted on November 19, 2022 by Shaun Vallance
Moving to Dorset for Properties with Outdoor Space

For anyone who lives in a large city like London, it’s been a predictably unpredictable few years. Just when we started sweeping the debris from the pandemic away, the cost-of-living crises appeared. While neither subject is positive in the slightest, some trends were more favourable to people. Remote working gave us more freedom and choices for a better work-life balance, to name one.

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Moving to Dorset – Schools and Childcare Services

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Shaun Vallance

Whether you’re moving to a different part of the UK or just around the corner from where you live now, there’s a lot of planning in-store. And for anyone who has young children, certain additional considerations will need your attention straight away. Although this sounds a bit daunting, it’s easy to solve this by making a start today by putting a plan of action together.

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Reduce the Stress of Your Big Move in Dorset with Woods Removals

Posted on March 4, 2017 by Shaun Vallance
Are You Thinking of Moving to Dorset in 2021?

You’ve done it! Your big move day is planned and now you need to work out how you’re going to move into your new apartment or home in Dorset or the surroundings areas. This might mean packing up and moving a long distance with a lot of furniture and items, some expensive, some bulky, and you need to get everything else into boxes.

You might be upsizing and moving from London or another major city into a more affordable and spacious house in Dorset, which a lot more professionals are choosing to do. The area is beautiful, the transport links for commuters is feasible, and you can get more for your money. Raising a family in Dorset is a perfect option, striking the perfect balance of a vibrant area and family life.

Now your move is fast approaching, you have empty boxes but you’re struggling to juggle planning the move with family and work life. Taking several hours out from either only means the tasks pile up, and before you’ve even made it to the day of the big move, you’re unduly stressed out and tired, and to make matters worse – you’ve made the decision to do the removal and relocation yourself.

Sometimes is does make sense to do it yourself, if you have the means to do so – if you already own a business that has a decent sized work’s vehicle and you can get some of your team members to help, then that’s a perfectly good option to take. However, for a lot of people, the decision to save money on hiring a vehicle to do the job isn’t as cheap as it seems. You might pack everything up, hire a vehicle, just to find that there are a lot of roadworks that day, you hit traffic at various points, and the single trip you first envisaged now becomes several trips due to underestimating your load capacity for your hired vehicle. That’s another day or two’s hire, which means more time off work and away from the family.

Is there an affordable option for people who need to move to Dorset? The answer is Woods Removals.

Woods Removals has over 140 years of removals experience and our loyal and dedicated team of removals experts will be on hand with your every step of the way, from planning your relocation to the big day.

We have expert-level knowledge of the area, which roads suffer from congestion at certain times, and we do our research to ensure we avoid road works and any other delays. We plan every relocation job using the best times to avoid any traffic, and we know every road to ensure that we provide the most efficient and professional removals service available. We plan each in detail – that’s how we earned our reputation.

Your possessions are in safe hands – we arrive on time and we deliver the highest standard of customer service in our field at the most affordable prices on today’s market. There’s no removals job we won’t take on – from domestic to business removals, storage, and removals around the UK, no matter what your needs are Woods can accommodate.

We cover everywhere in Dorset and all its surrounding areas – literally going the extra mile for our customers. There’s no job to big or small, no distance we won’t cover, and all done with a smile and a friendly customer service driven attitude. We have repeat customers due to our excellent customer service, and we often get referrals from satisfied customers who recommend us to their family and friends.

For removals in Dorset – choose Woods for the best removals service. Contact us today for a free quotation or on our website.

Our Favourite Things To Do In Dorset

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Shaun Vallance
Our Favourite Things To Do In Dorset

You’ve got one of the country’s loveliest counties at your disposal. Perhaps you’re a newcomer to this lush and pretty part of the southwest. Or maybe you’re a die-hard who’s been here for years but somehow forgotten how to take advantage of your surroundings, something that can happen to any of us; we become blasé about the things that are right there are on doorstep, to the point of almost forgetting that they’re even there at all. You can make your experience of Dorset come alive again and feel fresh and new by treating it as if you were a visitor, keen to make the most of your time. Here’s how:

  1. Swim

If there’s an abundance of anything in this enchanted place, it’s beaches. All along the coast, they await you. There’s West Bay near the pretty market town of Bridport where much of the hit series Broadchurch was filmed. There’s Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Bournemouth and Swanage. There are beaches with pale sand and dramatic, overhanging cliffs, rocky beaches free from crowds where seals frolic, and pebbly beaches too. Something for everyone. Hardy residents swim all year round, so this refreshing activity needn’t be confined to summer.

  1. Discover the tourist attractions…

Why should the enjoyment of Dorset’s attractions be a pleasure in which only tourists can indulge? There are scores of National Trust homes and gardens with fascinating histories. There’s Thomas Hardy’s house, Sherborne Abbey, Swanage Railway Museum and Corfe Castle. You’ll find activity centres, museums, children’s farms and parks. Hie yourself along to visit-dorset.com to get the lowdown on everything there is to see and do.

  1. Enter the great outdoors…

Sometimes all the museums and houses in the world can’t compete with nature. Dorset is a rambler’s heaven, and opens spaces like the Moors Valley Country Park and Wareham Forest will more than delight the senses. Then there’s Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Golden Cap and Frome Valley. These stunning places give us a connection to the eternal, lifting us out of everyday care and allowing stress and anguish to fall away. What a ton