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Relocating to Yorkshire? What you need to know

Written by on April 2, 2021

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It’s safe to say that for many people, the pandemic has shifted their lifestyle & home priorities. Browsing property websites has become extremely popular during lockdown, and people have decided that they want to change their location sooner rather than later.

One of the most popular reasons for relocation has been the desire for more space and potentially a different way of living post-lockdown. This is exactly why Yorkshire and the quality of life it offers has been one of the top choices for a relocation destination. It offers a range of everything – from beautiful city and town dwelling, to beaches and panoramic countryside views. It is no surprise that a large number of us are considering a move to Yorkshire.

The properties 

For many, it is impossible to afford the high property prices found in some parts of the U.K, and living in these places means you have to make sacrifices on things like indoor and outdoor space. Yorkshire can offer you more for your money and enable you to afford your dream home at a fraction of the cost. That coastal cottage, or large garden can become a reality without sacrificing your quality of life.

The schools 

Yorkshire gives access to some of the country’s top performing schools. In some parts of the country, it can be difficult to get your child into a good quality school, especially if you live in an area with an expensive catchment. In Yorkshire, there are many great schools to choose from without having to pay a huge premium for the privilege.

The lifestyle 

Yorkshire is not only home to the peaceful Yorkshire Dales – encompassing stunning natural beauty with breathtaking scenery, it is also home to ‘The Golden Triangle’ that is Leeds, York and Harrogate. With easy access to each of these vibrant cities, incredible countryside and charming market towns, Yorkshire really does have it all. You can spend the day in an idyllic countryside village, visiting historic castles and abbeys, and enjoy the evening nightlife in a landmark city such as York, without having to travel far at all.

With more Michelin starred restaurants than anywhere outside of London, Yorkshire is perfect for food lovers. Throw in more award winning breweries than anywhere in the country and you really have hit the gastronomic jackpot. If you do need access to London, it is possible to get to there in around two hours by train.

Sourcing a storage solution

When relocating, there is often a period of time when you need to store your possessions before moving into a new property, especially if you are making a big move from the South to the North. This storage solution must be flexible, safe and good value for money. When finding storage in York, McCarthy’s Storage World has over fifty years of experience, and we know exactly how to help you.

We want you to know that your belongings are being looked after with the same care that you would give them, and we offer comprehensive insurance cover at competitive rates too.

When finding short or long term storage in Harrogate, McCarthy’s offers you outstanding quality of service, first-class expertise and a great customer experience without breaking the bank. Get in touch today to plan your move to Yorkshire!


Extremely great service

5 Stars

Overall safe and effective storage although my unit occasionally leaked when it rained.The continual fee increases during Covid were unacceptable and my complaints received no reply. Compulsory insurance issued by McCarthys is another rip off factor.

2 Stars

Brilliant overall experience will definitely recommend and use again

5 Stars
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The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
Email Leeds removals

Storage: 0113 26 26 500
Email Leeds storage

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00


The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
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Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


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Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Removals & Storage
    01484 799 599
    Email Huddersfield

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    YO30 6PQ

    Removals & Storage:
    01904 238 333

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email York

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00