Downsizing in Style – Why Surrey is the Perfect Retirement Destination
Throughout our lives, we live in a variety of different properties. Each time we move into a new apartment or house, it acts as a reflection of our priorities. If we’re trading in a one-bed flat in for two-bed semi-detached, we might be moving into our first home. And the same goes for our golden years, where a three or four-bed property is no longer needed.
If you’re approaching retirement, you might be assessing your current housing situation. If you’re thinking of trading in the big house for something more manageable, then you should also consider where you’d like to live. For many retirees, the lure of moving somewhere that has a better quality of life is a top priority.
WH Cox’s Top Places to Retire in Surrey –
Mickleham – if you’re looking for charm and woodland views, then Mickleham could be for you. This two-village pub (yes, just two!) is one of Surrey’s most beautiful examples of village living.
Ripley – for people who want a mix of village life with a few more amenities, Ripley is worth checking out. It’s about an hour away from London which makes it an ideal alternative commuter destination.
Brockham – this might be the smallest village on our list. Brockham is known for its stunning period houses and a large village green. The surrounding green spaces make it the ideal place for events, such as Surrey’s favourite Brockham bonfire.
Abinger Hammer – with a unique name like this, it’s not surprising that there is plenty of history behind this beautiful village. Abinger Hammer is made up of grade-listed buildings that go back to the Domesday Book.
Bramley – often said to have a fairy-tale quality, Bramley is known for its beautiful cottages and heritage buildings. Although it enjoys the remote village setting, it also benefits from a nearby link to Guildford and the main train line.
Tips on Making Your Move Stress-Free –
The easiest way to reduce the stress of moving is to start planning early. If you start organising things at least two or three months in advance, you’ll sail through your relocation. All you need to do is make a list of everything that needs to be done before you move.
Ideally, you’ll want to try and reduce the number of items you’re transporting to your new house or apartment. It’s time to get rid of as much clutter as possible to make sure you’re only taking the possessions you still use or need.
You’ll need to visit Surrey at least a couple of times to find the right village or town for your new home. Although the internet is an invaluable tool for this purpose, you can’t experience somewhere without being there in person. It’s also an excellent idea to get to know where you’re going to live. You can get a head start by checking out the local entertainment and places to eat and drink.
If you know which village or town you’re relocating to, it’s time to get in touch with an estate agent. They will be an essential part of finding the right property that meets your requirements. An estate agent will be able to sift out the unsuitable properties and can organise the viewings for you to attend.
And before you set off to your new location – make sure you take the final gas and electric readings. Contact all the utility providers, give the last readings, and inform them of the exact date you’re leaving. They will bill you for any future use in your old property if you forget to do this. The same goes for your local authority.
WH Cox & Son – We’re Surrey’s Favourite Removals Company –
WH Cox & Son move thousands of people into Surrey every year. Many of our customers are recent retirees who are relocating for a better quality of life. Surrey has some of the most beautiful villages and small towns in the UK. Not only that, the county has an abundance of green spaces and outdoor trails and walks to explore.
At WH Cox, we pay attention to every detail when we plan a removals job. For us, it’s crucial that we understand what our customer’s needs are. We take each person’s requirements and match it with the most suitable removals package.
The WH Cox team are residents of Surrey, and we love living here. WH Cox covers the whole of Surrey, so we can advise on any area that you might like. We’re always happy to pass on any information or advice that helps our customers, and we’re just a phone call away.
If you need some advice on Surrey, please contact us today. We’re always happy to speak to our customer, and we will be able to discuss your relocation.