The COVID pandemic has made us all reassess how and where we live. Many people continue to work from home, with employers quite happy for them to do so. Others have recognised the importance of being closer to older, more vulnerable relatives. As a result, the UK housing market saw £37bn worth of property sales agreed in July, the busiest month for home buying since Rightmove began to track data. At Blue Bear, we believe we've picked three of the finest UK locations for our current self-storage sites. Petersfield, Buckingham and Corby all have excellent road and rail links to London but are surrounded by beautiful rural villages. So, in this post, we thought we'd share some of those with you. Once you've decided on your rural idyll, we can help you with moving house storage.
Petersfield is set in the heart of the South Downs National Park. This lively market town dates back to the twelfth century. With a population of around 13,000, Petersfield with its mainline railway station may be where you choose to lay your hat if you're leaving London.
But, venture a little further afield, and you'll find stunning villages like Stedham, Milland, Rogate and the Hartings (South, East and West (we're never really sure what happened to North!)).
Our container storage facility lies just four miles from Petersfield town centre. So, the perfect location for temporary moving house storage while you get settled.
You could say we have a thing for market towns... We chose Buckingham as the location for our second container self-storage site because we fell in love with its bustling vibe. Just 90 minutes from London, it's an easy journey for those occasions when you need to go into the office. You may choose to stay close to the town centre where you'll find some stunning 16th- to 19th-century townhouses.
But, if your preference is village life, this is easily accessible. Gawcott, Padbury and Adstock are just a few of the many nearby.
Our Buckingham storage site is exceptionally well located in the northeast corner of Buckingham, just off the Stratford Road at Home Farm. We share the site with several users, including PSP Auctions. These are handy people to know if you find items that you no longer have use for during your move. And if you're looking for moving house storage, we, of course, can help.
We set up our third container storage site at Corby in Northampton. In the early 1930s, Corby was a small village; it quickly grew into a reasonably sized industrial town home to ironstone and steelworks.
Now, Corby might not be a natural choice if you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London. But, you don't have to venture far from the town centre to discover some rural gems. Brigstock, Geddington and Rushton are just a handful.
Our container storage site is situated in the south of Corby, just off the A603 at Oakley Hay Industrial Estate.
Moving House Storage:
We know that moving house storage is usually a temporary affair, just while you find your feet. And that's where our flexible, pay and store option comes into its own. With a minimum storage period of one month, we're happy to have to welcome you to the area and help you settle in.
Talk to us about moving house storage. You can contact us HERE.