Wonderful discussion thanks to all contributors.
We moved 12 years ago a matter of 14 miles, largish house & garden to similar. Decided on DIY optionn with help of good daughter & son in law. We started about 7.30 am and finished about 24 hours later absolutely exhausted.
I was mid 50's and used to physical work & a good packer. !2 years on age is taking it's toll and I'd be lynched by the family if I even thought about it.
We will use a contractor, I've made several enquiries for budget prices but had little back. Just 1 quote for man & large van @ £1300, the one man would require help with loading/unloading and as we've a lot of stuff we're considering 2 men with 2 vans which the company based in Liverpool can provide. That was the only response fro Anyvan who advertise on many of the propert sites.
We had Pickfords move our offices about 5 years ago and it was a fiasco so I wouldn't dare try them, I hope for others that we were unlucky and I'm please Kate faired well with them.
Brittania haven't as yet responded and they have a depot in our village.