Five Popular Places to Live in Surrey

Posted on September 20, 2017 by W.H. Cox
Popular Places to Live in Surrey

Surrey is a beautiful county with some unique towns that often top the ‘best places to live in the UK’ lists. With its beautiful green spaces and historical sites, it attracts new residents and visitors all year around. Surrey’s proximity to London also attracts a lot of families who want a better quality of life, as well as retirees and young professional.

WH Cox is privileged to call Surrey our home, and that’s why we’ve put together our list of the five popular places to live in Surrey.

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Top Decluttering Tips from WH Cox

Posted on September 3, 2017 by W.H. Cox
Top Decluttering Tips from WH Cox

A lot of people keep ‘to do’ lists for things around the house or to help organise their day at work. And sometimes these lists grow the busier we are, and inevitably, we end up struggling to get some tasks completed. One of those tasks on this unattended list is to clean the house. One certainty is that busy lives lead to clutter.  It’s not easy keeping on top of things when balancing work and family life.

It’s time to cease the day and get this one lingering task started. To help you declutter your home, we’ve put together some of our top tips for improving our living spaces by reducing unused items in the home.

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Tips for International Students in Surrey

Posted on August 16, 2017 by W.H. Cox
Tips for International Students in Surrey

Moving to a new country to study is exciting, but it can also be stressful. It’s a life-changing experience where you’ll meet lots of new people and create life-long friendships. By picking Surrey as your new home away from home, you’re surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful green spaces. It’s easy to travel to London, and Surrey has a lot of fun things for students.

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The Best Pubs and Restaurants in Surrey

Posted on July 31, 2017 by W.H. Cox
The best pubs in surrey

Surrey is packed with excellent places to visit. It’s renowned for its green spaces, stunning views and popular residential areas. A lot of the bigger towns attract people leaving London and other big cities. A lot of Surrey connects to various places which connect with London which is ideal for commuters who work in the city.

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Summer Highlights in Surrey

Posted on July 10, 2017 by W.H. Cox
surrey Summer

Plenty is happening in Surrey this summer – whether you’re a music fan, a theatregoer, a history buff or a food lover, Surrey has something for everyone. WH Cox and Son are proud to be part of this beautiful county, and we’ve moved thousands in and out of Surrey in the past forty years, and if you’re thinking of moving to the area, we suggest that you check out what Surrey has to offer.


Surrey’s Festivals and Summer Highlights

One of the highlights of this summer is undoubtedly the Guildford Fringe Festival which runs throughout July, which covers comedy, theatre, poetry, visual arts, children’s shows, workshops and music. There’s something to suit everyone’s tastes – a firm favourite for residents and visitors alike.

For something a bit different, you can visit the Urban Beach on 18th – 20th of August, as Guildford transforms into Guildford-on-Sea, where you can enjoy the unique urban beach setting.

The Woking Food and Drink Festival is a must for all foodies – with over eighty exhibitor stalls serving local produce and dishes from all over the world, this famous festival is free to attend and has live cookery from some celebrity chefs.

There are many outdoor theatre performances throughout the summer at Hatchlands Park in East Clandon, and with outdoor cinema screenings at Hampton Court Palace in East Molesey and Kew Gardens in Richmond, you can enjoy the arts outdoors while the weather is still good.


Other Things to Do in Surrey –

Surrey has many historical places to visit – Hatchlands Park is the site of a Georgian mansion built in the 1750s which now showcases art and furniture from the period. If you want some spectacular views of the Surrey countryside, you can head to Polesden Lacy National Trust property. This Edwardian site is a perfect place to enjoy country walks or just relax in the summer sun. Hampton Court Palace is where you can enter the bygone Tudor era. There’s a maze, family trails, costumed guided tours.

For those who like adrenaline then you’re in the right place. Surrey has two of the most popular theme parks in the UK, Thorpe Park in Chertsey and Chessington World of Adventures, which is also a zoo. Surrey has a lot of National Trust sites and museums, working farms and outdoor adventure places to visit, like Wild Wood Adventure in Guildford.

If you want to see the real beauty of Surrey, then you should head to Leith Hill in Dorking. Leith Hill is the highest point in the south-east of England, the views from its gothic tower stretch out to London and the English Channel.


WH Cox & Son – Surrey’s Favourite Moving Company –

If you’re planning on moving to Surrey and you’re looking for a reputable moving company, then you’re in the right place. WH Cox & Son is a family-run business that has been relocating people for over forty years. In that time, we’ve gained a loyal base of customers who always return to use our services. One of our proudest moments is when we receive a new client by referral – our number one goal is to provide the best service possible.

We cover the whole of Surrey, Middlesex and we do a lot of removals from people moving from London. Because we’re situated outside of London we’re able to offer the same level of service you’d receive from a London-based company but at much lower rates. WH Cox’s team has extensive knowledge of the areas we cover, and we plan every detail for every job we undertake.

WH Cox & Son has earned its reputation of being Surrey’s favourite moving company by our hard work and dedication to your customers.

Contact us today to discuss your relocation or storage requirements.

Upsizing from London to Surrey

Posted on June 12, 2017 by W.H. Cox

If you’re feeling as if you’ve had your fill of the smog and chaos of the capital and its charms no longer work their magic on you, then Surrey’s an obvious escape route. It’s nearby and its beauty is word-renowned. From the glorious views at Hog’s Back to the luscious Surrey Hills that travel up to the Kent border and the charming, characterful towns like Godalming and Leatherhead, it’s a county with almost everything on offer for stressed out Londoners who’ve had enough. But because it lies within spitting distance of the London, it’s far from the cheapest of the English counties. One of the most pressing reasons that people leave the capital to explore life in the counties is because they want space, but can Surrey fit the bill?
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Moving From Flat To House

Posted on April 28, 2017 by W.H. Cox

All sorts of reasons can usher someone from flat to house. We can reach a point where our current home simply no longer meets our requirements and it’s time to upsize. We all love space and the studio or one-bedroom flat that once seemed perfectly roomy and suitable is now pokey and confining. Of course, selling your home and then going through the process of looking and waiting for the right one to come along, dealing with all the money issues, legalities, negotiations and hurdles is not for the faint of heart. But regardless of that, it could still be the right move for you. Here are some of the possible reasons the time could be right for a larger home:

  • You’re having children. If your life is following the well-trodden trajectory of moving from singleton to spouse, then it may be that your union is about to be graced by the addition of little ones. Each chapter of a life generally requires a home to match. When a baby’s on the way, there’s a period in which you can still cope with a one-bedroom flat. Even once the child is born, it’s still possible to get away with it for a while. But then your infant becomes a toddler it’s better to uproot and move now, before schooling begins. A larger property with outdoor space means more room for kids to run around, play games and grow and is the perfect setting for you and your family to make beautiful memories.
  • You’ve saved up. You don’t have to be forging a family of your own to want to upsize. You could simply have coupled up with someone or even be single but simply wanting more room. Anyway, why wait until matters force your hand. Upsizing without the pressure of children on the way means upsizing with less stress. If you’re an independent adult and you’ve spent your twenties saving, then moving somewhere larger and nicer may well be part of your plan.
  • You want an investment for later in life. Upsizing now means that farther down the line, you can downsize, giving you funds to augment your retirement pot or simply allowing you to free up capital for other pleasures.

Advantages/Disadvantages of living in a Georgian House – Part 1

Posted on April 7, 2017 by W.H. Cox
Living in a Georgian house

It’s estimated that around 75% of people think of a Georgian property when they imagine where they’d most like to live. The term covers the architectural styles that were in place between 1714 and 1830 when Georges I, II, III and IV reigned in uninterrupted succession. There was also a Georgian revivalist period in the early 20th century. It was a stylistically diverse period, incorporating a love of symmetry inspired by classical Greece and Rome but using more restraint. And even smaller, more modest buildings were graced with this love of the ancient classical period. But if you’re taking the plunge and moving to a Georgian house or flat, it’s worth being reasonably clued up in advance about what it will actually mean on a day-to-day basis. It’s not quite a simple as moving all your belongings there and then getting on with life.

Living in a Georgian house

Fortunately, the advantages are plentiful. Need more be said about the beauty of the architecture. The era was one of the most undisputedly glorious in UK history. There’s an understated grandeur and elegance to all things Georgian, especially the Palladian and Regency periods. Then there are the proportions. Lovely high ceilings, great shapes, and large windows letting in plenty of natural light. Some find the neo-classical Georgian phase a little too fussy, but it’s all a matter of taste. It’d be an oversight not to mention the durability of Georgian homes – the fact that they’ve lasted this long suggests that they’ll keep on lasting for some time to come.

However, for every advantage there’s often an equal and opposite disadvantage and Georgian homes are not with challenges and problems. Some Georgian terraces really were thrown up in a hurry and if you’re refurbishing, you may uncover some poor construction. The parapet roofs of Georgian buildings can also be tricky; from ground level it’s impossible to assess the kind of state they’re in. Furthermore, a parapet roof will have a lead gutter behind it. Slates can fall into it and block it, leading to damp problems.

First 24 Hours In Your New Home

Posted on March 18, 2017 by W.H. Cox
First 24 Hours In Your New Home

It can be hard when you’re surrounded by unpacked boxes to remember that you’re at the outset of a brand new, fresh start. It’s an exciting and uplifting time, but our feelings of joy can be smothered by exhaustion and worry. However, you can enhance the first few days in your new home considerably by just making sure you do a few, careful things – things that are easier to do right from the start than later on. Here are some of our ideas for making the most of the first 24 hours in your new residence.

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A Todder-Friendly House – Part 1

Posted on February 27, 2017 by W.H.Cox

Mingled in with the sheer joy of seeing your new offspring grow and start exploring the world, from the cute gurgling noises to the first tentative steps, is a primal fear that every parent understands. Your baby is a vulnerable and utterly trusting being who is wholly unaware of the dangers that lurk in every corner of a home. But you don’t have to feel helpless and impotent when it comes to the harm that could potentially befall your bundle of joy. In fact, there’s plenty you can do to make your flat or house a toddler-friendly environment where nothing bad need happen. A bit of awareness is all that’s required to turn your home into a comparatively safe place for your roaming and adventurous baby to explore. Here’s a few pointers for getting started. It’s by no means a comprehensive list, but it should help you develop awareness, which you can then apply to every room in your house.

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