Moving to Wiltshire

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Moving to Wiltshire

Moving to Wiltshire? Schepens Can Help.

As a local Wiltshire removals company, the Schepens’ team can completely understand why more and more Londoners are thinking of moving to this beautiful county. Our clients tell us that they’re looking more sky, more room for the kids, and easier access to beaches, woodlands and riverside walks. Given those criteria, Wiltshire has an embarrassment of riches, and – to top it all – it’s a commutable distance from London.

But how do you make the decision where to live when you’re leaving the big city? Having listened to the stories of movers who have already gone through the process, here’s our top 5 tips for choosing the Wiltshire location for your new home.

Top 5 Tips on How to Find Your New Home in Wiltshire

1. Decide How Rural You Want to Be

For families cooped up in a small apartment with noise leakage from all quarters, a remote location with a great view will sound attractive. Wiltshire offers plenty of beautiful homes miles from the nearest village – but will it stand the test of your first winter? It’s worth imagining a typical day, with rain or snow, X miles from the schools, shops, gym etc. If your stomach contracts at the thought of it, move your location closer to the local amenities and try again.

2. Give Yourself a Dose of Reality

We all carry ideal images of things we want in our heads. They’re ideal because they excise all the bad bits, the uncomfortable bits, the bits that need to be planned for. Try taking a deep breath and making a list of all these ‘difficult’ things – like the time it will take to commute, locating babysitters in a new area, the need for 2 cars rather than 1 – just so that you’re dealing with reality, rather than an airbrushed version of the country.

3. Buy a Map

Get to know the length and breadth of the this beautiful country by using an OS map. Work out where the best walks are. Find out about local beauty spots. Check out the distance, and the roads, between different locations. The OS map is far more detailed than any digital version, and it gives you a comprehensive insight into the ‘lay of the land’ across the county.

4. Try Out Your New Life

If you’ve found a town or village that you think may fit the bill, put it through a few ‘stress tests’ whilst you research properties. Make a few visits at different times of the year. Does it ‘die’ in winter. Are the roads clogged with tourists in the summer. Are people out and about, and friendly? Try the commute, check there’s plenty of parking and start checking out the local shops.

5. What Sort of Community?

Leaving your network of friends and family behind can be difficult. Work out how you’re going to be able to connect with new people in your new home. Check out what kinds of local groups and events are going on. Is there anything you’d like to be a part of? Think about whether you’d prefer the relative anonymity of a town/city, or you’d relish the more inclusive feel of village life.

Schepens Offers Comprehensive Removals to Wiltshire

Working with a Wiltshire removals company is a further way to key in to local knowledge. We’ve been moving families in Wiltshire for over 100 years now, and our removals teams are recruited locally. We can offer guidance on local amenities, traffic hotspots and times of the day to avoid when planning your moving schedule.


Tailored Wiltshire Removals

We never treat a move as ‘standard’, for the simple reason that every move requires attention to detail, and has a unique set of requirements. Our aim is always to minimise the stresses of moving, and paying careful attention to what your family needs is part of that service. Your dedicated Move Co-ordinator will create a removals plan with you, based on your specific requirements.

Schepens provides a range of services which include:

  • Packing. Our BAR trained removals team will pack up your home efficiently, provide detailed labelling for boxes, and create a detailed inventory for your move.
  • Insurance. Your goods will be covered whilst in transit. Should you require additional cover for Accidental Damage and Extended Liability, we can arrange this.
  • Non-Standard Goods. Are you planning to move works of art, large musical instruments or antique furniture? Schepens can arrange bespoke shipping and handling.
  • Local Self Storage. Should you need a secure, climate controlled environment for goods you wish to store, Schepens has local storage facilities.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Excellent Customer Service if You’re Moving to Wiltshire

Schepens is known for its friendly and professional staff from first phone call through to moving day. We’ll be there to help you every step of the way, and our removals teams are trained to be proactive problem solvers. Feedback consistently speaks of the efficiency and helpfulness of Schepens staff – and notes that we’re always willing to go the extra mile!

Thinking of moving to Wiltshire? Call Schepens Wiltshire removals today to find out more about the friendly, supportive services that we’re able to offer – 01722 730010