Removals To Barnstaple

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    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Moves Made Easy

    Bespoke packages designed to your exact requirements.

    All packages include…

    • Removal Coordinator
      Removal Coordinator
      A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.
    • Mileage
      Your quote will include mileage to ensure there are no hidden costs.
    • Cover for Goods in Transit
      Cover for Goods in Transit
      We offer restricted liability as standard, further options are available.
    • Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      Carbon Footprint Offsetting
      We’re planting over 2,000 trees to offset our carbon emissions.
    •  Trained, Uniformed Staff
      Trained, Uniformed Staff
      All Armishaws’ crew members are background checked and carry photo ID.
    • Recycled Materials
      Recycled Materials
      Our crews use recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible.
    • Covers & Blankets
      Covers & Blankets
      White goods and furniture are protected with slot-on, padded covers.
    • Carpet Runners
      Carpet Runners
      Full floor protection is also available at both locations (fees may apply).
    • Used Box Recycling Service
      Used Box Recycling Service
      Flat, used boxes can be collected (location dependent, fees may apply).
    • Robe Cartons
      Robe Cartons
      Your clothes will travel in style with specialist boxes for hanging garments.
    • Storage Options
      Storage Options
      Short and long term storage, with collection and delivery also available (fees may apply).
    • Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      Biodegradable Mattress Bags
      These sealable bags are only used once, then recycled.

    What our customers say...

    Armishaws Removals

    Why choose Armishaws for your move...

    Established in 1973, Armishaws are a family run company based here in the South West. We believe in greener removals, we’re planting 2,000 trees in the region to offset the carbon emissions of your move. We’re members of the British Association of Removers and operate to the highest standards of customer care and financial security. All our crews are trained to ensure you receive the best customer service, so you can rest assured that your possessions are well cared for in transit and in storage. With our high Trustpilot rating and reviews from so many happy customers, you can be sure that with Armishaws your move is in good hands.

    Greener Moves

    As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…

    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and create vital habitat for wildlife.

    Box Recycling Service

    We collect your boxes to re-use or recycle, giving you one less thing to worry about (dependent on location, fees may apply).

    Recycled Boxes

    All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.

    Greener Vehicles

    Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.

    Acid Free Wrapping

    We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.

    Biodegradable Mattress Bags

    We use sealable bags to help protect your mattresses while in transit, each bag is used only once before being recycled.

    Make your move greener
    with Armishaws.

    See our Eco Pledge here...

    Barnstaple – 7 Quirky Facts

    1. Footloose
      If you want to get out on the open road, the Tarka Trail is a series of (car free) cycle and foot paths covering 180 miles. The route heads through forests, moorland, valleys, sandy coves, cliffs and in places is spectacular!
    2. Armada Guessed
      Barnstaple supplied 5 of the 200 British ships that sailed to go fight the Spanish Armada in 1588. The Spanish fleet was considerable smaller in number (130 ships) but the ships far larger and with much greater firepower. However, the smaller, more manoeuvrable ships led by Sir Francis Drake wreaked havoc, Destroying the Spanish ships who were on route to pick up 33,000 soldiers who formed the vanguard of a planned invasion.
    3. Bulletproof
      The Almshouses in Litchdon Street are marked with small holes. These are actually bullet holes, left over from the English Civil War and bear witness to the fact that Barnstaple changed hands four times during the course of the conflict, which caused King Charles to quite simply lose his head!
    4. Liar Liar
      If you look closely at all four faces of the Albert Clock in Barnstaple Square, you’ll notice no two faces tell the same time. An original mistake, it’s now something of a Barnstaple eccentricity and the clock is known locally as ‘the four faced liar’.
    5. Big Ears
      Mammoth remains have been found in Barnstaple. For more historic facts and close up encounters, the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is well worth a visit.
    6. Royal Approval
      The original town was located in what is now the suburb of Pilton and was one of a huge series of ‘burghs’ (walled towns) built by order of Alfred the Great to repel Vikings. Later, William the Conqueror granted the town to Geoffrey do Montbray around the time of the Doomsday Book, 1086. By the 12th century Barnstaple Castle stood watch over the town, although sadly little of it remains today.
    7. Fore!!
      The oldest golf course in the South West can be found down the road at nearby Westward Ho! (which is also the only place name in the UK to have a exclamation mark in it), the Royal North Devon Golf Clubs was founded in 1864.

    Local Info

    Schools – If your family are on the move, you can see the latest Ofsted scores for Barnstaple.

    Population – Barnstaple’s population stands at 25,000 according to the 2011 You.Gov census.

    Transport – It would be fair to say, it’s difficult to arrive in Barnstaple in a hurry. The never-rushed A361 connects Barnstaple with the M5 motorway (35 miles away). The A39 is the coastal route, between Minehead (Somerset), Port Isaac, all the way to Truro (Cornwall). Barnstaple does have a train station, trains to London take 3.49 hours, Bristol 3 hours and Cardiff 4 hours. The nearest airport is Exeter (37 miles).

    News – The main source of local news and events in Barnstaple is the North Devon Gazette.

    Best of Barnstaple

    A rundown of the best places to explore;

    Tea By The Taw

    Tea By The Taw serve traditional cream teas, HUGE cakes, delicate sandwiches and tasty treats, using local suppliers and ingredients. And the view is fantastic!

    The Strand, EX31 1EU

    South West Cheese

    Sitting in Butchers Row, this amazing cheese shop and deli is an absolute must for foodies. As well as the biggest selection of cheeses, they also serve savoury goodies and more.

    10 Butchers Row, EX31 1BW

    FW Home Stores

    If you’re looking for a stand out piece of furniture or sleek and timeless style, FW Home Stores have something special for every room.

    2 Howard Avenue, EX32 8QA

    Bess Hill Farm Shop

    Bess Hill Farm Shop really is a bit special, packed full of the very best food and drink from across Devon, it’s one of our favourite places to shop and always worth a visit.

    Arlington, EX31 4SW

    Warren’s Bakery

    The world’s oldest pasty maker, it simply isn’t possible to walk past this wonderful baker and not stop in. Forget cowboys, this truly is how the west was won!

    Gammon Walk, EX31 1DJ

    About Barnstaple

    Historic, lively, picturesque and sunny, Barnstaple is one of the gems of the South West. The town is packed with interesting and quirky old buildings tracing back to the many trades over the years. In its time Barnstaple has; produced wool and clothe, been a major port, market town, shipbuilder, foundry and more.

    Today the pretty streets and weekly markets remain, along with the quayside and Butchers Row, a foodie haven packed with butchers, cheese shop, fishmongers, delis, cafes and more. One of the largest employers in the area is the Royal Marines who are based just outside the town.

    While Barnstaple’s claims to be the oldest borough in Britain may not be verified (a title that is hotly contested by other locales), it is certainly one of the most charming.


    History buffs will have plenty to explore. There’s a number of buildings and historic sites. This is of course an historic port, and the local museum is a great place to start before hitting the streets and doing your own detecting.

    If you love the great outdoors there is plenty to see, you can stroll along the quayside or hit the Tarka Trail which is 180 miles of traffic free paths.

    The town has a busy events calendar celebrating the history and arts and crafts of the region as well as beer, food and music festivals. There’s also a theatre, cinema, leisure centre with a swimming pool, plus a number of societies and groups covering a wide array of interests and hobbies.


    From the north the picturesque coastal route heads through the town, south to Truro on the Cornish Peninsular. The main A361 connects the town with the M5 motorway to Bristol and the Midlands. The nearest airport can be found at Exeter (37 miles). Trains routes are not the fastest reaching Bristol in 3 hours, London in 3 hours and 49 minutes, and Cardiff in around 4 hours.

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