Removals Devon | Removals to Devon | Moving to Devon | UK removals
Schepens are the Top Choice for Removals Devon
A record 5,470 Londoners moved to Devon last year, according to the Office of National Statistics. This was balanced by 4,670 people going in the opposite direction from Devon to London. What’s significant, though, is the net gain of 800 people to the the south west coast. Devon is now such a popular option for Londoners that a website called Life After London provides advice, support and stories about moving to Devon – both good and bad.
Speak to us today on 01794 323558 for a free, no-obligation quote on removals Devon.
Stories of Removals Devon
The stories of moving to Devon, featured on the website, were fascinating to read. As one of Devon’s leading removals company, with more than 100 years experience behind us, we’re always interested in learning more about the experiences of Londoners moving to this beautiful county. Here are a few of the themes that emerged again and again:
- Location, Location, Location – movers emphasised the need to choose your location carefully. Cheaper locations tend to be short on resources, so it’s worth researching the hubs that are going to make your rural life easier. Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth are the major tourist centres so it makes sense that their transport links, shopping and culture outstrip the rest of the county.
- Try Out Rural Living First – one message that comes out loud and clear is that moving to Devon because you love holidaying there is a bad idea. The advice is to try out rural living in bite-sized chunks before taking the plunge. Even taking a few weekend breaks during the winter months will give an indication of what the county is like when the tourists leave.
- Home from Home – some of the most successful moves were as a result of moving back to Devon after growing up there as a child. Having a family network is really helpful, especially if you have young children. Having grown up in the area you know the pitfalls, as well as the huge advantages of living in Devon and you can be realistic about your expectations.
- Commuting From London – the idea that you could live in Devon and commute to London sounds like a dream come true, but the reality may be less ideal. It may be worth considering a stop-over in London 2 or 3 nights a week, to provide respite from the commute. There are 57 trains every day from Exeter, and the average journey time is 2 hours 47 minutes.
Finding the Right Partner for Removals Devon
We’ve moved thousands of households to Devon over the years and experience has taught us that there’s no such thing as a standard move. We’ve learnt to tailor all our moving packages to the needs and requirements of our customers. Our Move Co-ordinators are allocated to compile your detailed removals quote, and discuss the range of services you would like to include:
Packing – our BAR trained professional packers can do as much or as little as you require. From packing up your whole house, to packing up the garage, to helping on moving day. They will label boxes clearly, create a detailed inventory and ensure the safe transit of your goods.
Specialist Removals – if you have an antique piano, a Hepworth sculpture, or a Willian IV dining table we have the specialist knowledge to move it safely and securely. Your Move Co-ordinator will discuss the details of the moving operations with you and we’ll include it in your quote.
Storage – if you need to put goods in storage, we have a door-to-door service that will manage the process for you. A container is delivered to your door when you need it, we’ll pack if required, and create an inventory. Your container will be sealed and transported to one of our secure storage facilities.
Insurance – Your goods are insured by Schepens for the period of transit. If you want additional insurance polices, for extra peace of mind, we can arrange cover for individual items, accidental damage, or extended liability.
Removals Fleet – 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.
Moving to Devon Without the Stress
We are proud of our second-to-none customer service that begins with professional teams who can provide detailed local knowledge. We know how important it is to be able to find out where the local traffic hot spots are, or which schools are rated highly by locals. Our moving professionals are so much more than just movers; they see themselves as a proactive team whose job it is to take the strain out of your removals to Devon.