Broad Chalke removals

Broad Chalke removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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    Family Owned
Business Est 1973

    Family Owned
    Business Est 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly
Removals

    Eco Friendly
    Removals

    Your Broad Chalke Removals Made Easy

    Like houses, no two moves are exactly the same, that’s why our experienced team create tailor-made relocations.

    All our packages include…

    • Removal Coordinator
      Removal Coordinator
      A dedicated Removal Coordinator will be assigned to your move.
    • Mileage
      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
      Our team will collect your flat boxes for recycling or reuse where possible (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.

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    Armishaws Removals

    Why choose Armishaws for your Broad Chalke removals...

    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.

    Armishaws Greener Removals

    If you’re going, go green with Armishaws! As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…

    We’re planting 2000 trees – Armishaws Removals

    2,000 Trees

    We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and reduce the environmental impact of our UK removals.

    Free Box Recycling Service – Armishaws Removals

    Box Recycling Service

    We’ll collect your used boxes which will be re-used where possible or recycled (one less thing to worry about after your move).

    Recycled Boxes – Armishaws Removals

    Recycled Boxes

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

    Greener Vehicles – Armishaws Removals

    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 – Armishaws Removals

    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 – Armishaws Removals

    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...

    Local Removals

    Staying Local?

    As well as Broad Chalke removals, Wiltshire is home to a number of picturesque villages all covered by Armishaws UK and international teams;

    • Stoke Farthing
    • Ebbesbourne Wake
    • Bowerchalke
    • Foulston
    • Coombe Bissett
    • Compton Chamberlayne
    • Fifield Bavant
    • Martin
    • Woodyates
    • Berwick St John

    Ask our friendly team for a free, no hassle quote today.

    5 Quirky Facts About Broad Chalke

    1. It’s a Mystery!
      Why have so many celebrities been attracted to this one little village in rural Wiltshire? In the words of 80’s punk star and former Broad Chalke resident Toyah Wilcox, “It’s a mystery!”.
    2. Aren’t you..?!?
      But Toyah certainly isn’t the only famous face to be seen in the village. Other ‘slebs’ include, Robert Fripp, guitarist with rock band King Crimson, Sir Anthony Eden the former British Prime Minister retired to the Broad Chalke, the famous painter Christopher Wood was buried in the churchyard, Ursula von Pannwitz the former Countess of Chichester, author and broadcaster James Holland, the much loved father of Discworld and fantasy novelist Sir Terry Pratchett and Sir Cecil Beaton the fashion/war/portrait photographer, diarist, painter and Oscar award winning designer.
    3. What Goes Up, Gurston Down
      On June the 25th 1967, a McLaren-Oldsmobile driven by Patsy Burt set a time of 39.90 seconds for a hill climb up the tricky Gurston Down, a course set on farmland. Since then, the event has grown, with two qualifying events in May and August, the course also hosts motorcycle race climbs and the winding, private road is perfectly suited for gravity racing (downhill events where no motor is used).
    4. How Do You Spell It?
      There still seems to be some confusion over the spelling of the village’s name. Through the centuries it has appeared on maps and in records as Broadchalk, Broad Chalk, Cealcan Gemere, Chelce, Chelke, Cheolca, Chelk Feet of Fines, Broadcholk, Broad Chalk, Brode Chalk… Even as late as the 20th century, the Electoral Register and Ordinance Survey Map both used different spellings.
    5. Man vs Bank
      Have you’ve ever dreamed of being the guy that takes on the big boys… and wins? Well, Broad Chalke has such a hero. In 1974 local farmer Herbert Bundy took on Lloyds Bank in the case, Bundy vs Lloyds. Bundy’s son’s company suffered hardships and Bundy had used his farmhouse as an asset to help tied over his son’s debt. The bank “hadn’t fully disclosed the full financial problems” of his son’s company and therefore knowingly putting both father and son in further financial difficulties. The presiding judge ruled in Mr Bundy’s favour and also raised the issue of an “inequality of bargaining power” with such a big financial corporation taking a hold over the homeowner. Victory for the little guy!

    Broad Chalke Removals – Local Information

    Schools – Broad Chalke has one local school. Parents can view the latest Ofsted scores here.

    Population – The village’s population reached 680 according to the 2011 government census.

    Transport – A short distance from the A354 between Blandford Forum and Salisbury, Broad Chalke is undisturbed by major roads. The largest mainline train station can be found at Salisbury and flights to warmer (or colder?) locations can be found at Bournemouth International Airport (41 minutes by car)

    News – The village has a dedicated website with local facts and details, Broadchalke.info. There is a Parish Council website and local news is covered in the Salisbury Journal.

    Best Of Broad Chalke

    While the larger market city of Salisbury offers a shopper’s paradise, Chalke Valley has some excellent independent traders for ‘newbies’ to get to know;

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    Chalke Valley Stores

    At the heart of the community, ‘The Hub’ as it’s known has a great café as well as stocking fresh bread and pastries, fruit and veg, local meats, fish, sundries and everyday necessities.

    Go Visit! – High Road, Broad Chalke, SP5 5EH

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    The Queen’s Head Inn

    Every great village needs a great pub and the Queen’s Head is a stunner! Serving locally produced beers and ciders, seasonal dishes and a warm welcome for locals and visitors alike.

    Go Visit! – 1 North Street, SP5 5EN

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    Metal Arts

    Whether you’re in need of repairs for treasured items or something arty and eye catching for your new home, Metal Arts have been part of the village since 1994.

    Go Visit! – Croucheston Farm, The Cross, SP5 4BW

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    Chalke Valley Watercress

    The world’s first ‘superfood’ and it’s grown right in the Chalke Valley. Super! You can get a range of super products and fresh watercress delivered right to your door.

    Go Visit! – Slate House, The Marsh, SP5 5HJ

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    Chalke Valley Soaps

    Perfect gifts, something unique to adorn your bathroom or a little bit of pampering for yourself, there’s a wide selection of wonderful handmade soaps and scents to enjoy.

    Go Visit! – Riverside, SP5 4DB

    About Broad Chalke

    Tucked away in the stunning Chalke Valley within the Cranbourne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Broad Chalke is a picturesque unassuming location and rural idyl that is a much sought-after spot for homeowners in Wiltshire. The village has a local ‘Hub’ and village store with a café and local news. There are several local producers in the area providing a wide range of goodies from Wiltshire foods and treats to beer and of course West County cider. The village is also a stone’s throw from the historic market city of Salisbury.

    Leisure

    Chalke Valley Sports Centre has a football pitch, tennis courts, skate park and other games and facilities. Chalke Valley Cricket Club is much loved by fans of the gentlemen’s’ game or if golf is more your bag, then Crane Valley Golf Course will get you back in the swing. Dog walkers, cyclists and nature lovers can enjoy Chickengrove Bottom Nature Reserve. There’s also a number of riding centres and stables in the area.

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