When you’re coping with a house move to Ware, it’s useful to have help with the removals side of things and a guide like this to the local area.
If you wish to rent property in Ware, there is a range of two-bedroomed apartments available for between £750 and £1000 per month.
You can expect to pay between £450,000 and £680,000 for a four bedroomed detached house, although 4 bed terraced houses are a little cheaper.
There is a journey time of between 45 and 60 minutes by train from ware to London (Liverpool Street) with frequent commuter services, which reduce to every half an hour later in the day.
Ware is situated near the A10, so there are good road links to Junction 25 of the M25, about six miles to the south, east to the M11 and Stansted Airport and west to the A1M, which are approximately five miles distant. Luton Airport is around 15 miles west of Ware.
The origin of the name of the town of Ware is Anglo-Saxon, being associated with the weirs built to prevent Viking invaders from escaping after a significant battle close by. The name of other local villages are also derived from Anglo-Saxon, including the somewhat unfortunately named village of Nasty – although this does this area of Hertfordshire a complete injustice and shouldn’t deter people considering moving house to Ware or the neighbouring villages.
Ware is quite a large town, with a population of around 18000 inhabitants. Its roots go back many thousands of years, as archaeological surveys have shown, possibly because of its proximity to a ford over the River Lea. This route became first a track, then later part of the Roman road of Ermine Street and eventually the Great North Road, beloved of historical romantic novels, with couples eloping to Scotland. Because of this history, there are many buildings in the area that were coaching inns, ready to supply food, beds and a change of horses on the busy route north and to London. Some of these beautiful old buildings still operate as more modern pubs or inns, whilst some are now privately owned.
This area of Hertfordshire, just 20 miles north of London, has some very attractive scenery which adds to its appeal for people considering a move to Ware or one of the neighbouring villages. The River Lea (also spelled Lee), is popular with narrow boat owners and holidaymakers alike and the walks along the towpaths make for a pleasant outing. There is a canal, originally built to accommodate the malting trade, now sadly defunct, which also attracts walkers and cyclists on the tow path as well as boats travelling its length.
For serious shoppers, the large retail centres of Bluewater in Kent and Lakeside in Essex are within just over an hour’s drive away, but Ware itself has a host of smaller boutique style shops which provide an enjoyable afternoon’s browse. There are also many pubs, cafes and restaurants in the town, providing refreshment to cater for all tastes.
Sporting activities, in the form of golf, swimming, football, athletics, rugby and basketball, to name but a few, are available close at hand, so there is no lack of opportunity for keeping fit. Ware is eminently commutable to London for work, but there are local employers, the largest being Smith Glaxo Kline (GSK) who have two large premises in Ware, as well as other factories in Harlow and Stevenage; this means that there are many local work opportunities, without having the hassle and cost of a daily commute to London – another factor to consider when moving house.
We offer house moves and office moves in Ware and a van man service throughout Hertfordshire, North London and the Northern Home Counties. Many people move to Ware because of its easy commuter access to London and Van Man in London, being a locally based small removals company, has over 11 years’ experience of assisting with what can be a traumatic experience. However, with our friendly and professional removals service, we are confident that you will find the move goes smoothly and you can enjoy your new home or office premises in Ware from the word “go”.