Cranborne removals

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    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Removals Made Easy

    We create bespoke plans, tailored to give you and your family a worry-free move.

    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.

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    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.

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    Local Removals

    Staying Local?

    It’s not just about Cranborne removals, at Armishaws we’ve been helping families relocate across the South West and beyond since 1973, including;

    • Boveridge
    • Wimborne St Giles
    • Edmondsham
    • Broxhill
    • Damerham
    • Edmonsham
    • Knowlton
    • Sutton Holms
    • Bear Cross
    • Brockington

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

    6 Quirky Facts About Cranborne

    1. The Chase
      Cranborne Chase was once the Royal Forest of Cranborne, owned and hunted on by kings, from King John to King James I. It stretched over 100 squarer miles and was home to boar, bears, deer, and a huge variety of wildlife. Today the Chase is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and also contains a 451 hectare Site of Special Scientific Interest. With the smugglers, boars, poachers and forest ne’er-do-wells long gone, the Chase is now a haven for ramblers, dog walkers, photographers, artists and home to some great little villages with equally splendid country pubs.
    2. The Hunt
      The Chase was very popular with kings who hunted the area extensively, no lesser royal than Henry VIII built a hunting lodge in the village which eventually became Cranborne Estate that still exists to this day.
    3. Cranborne Smugglers
      After a blockade was created to stop the smugglers of Kent and Sussex, the gangs turned their attention to Dorset, and Cranborne became a major smuggling route thanks to good roads and the miles of forest nearby to get lost in. As a result, a Customs House was stationed in the town. On the 19th of March 1779, the officer in charge received word of a train of horses, laden with booty, heading for the town. With a squad of dragoons he caught the smugglers and confiscated the goods. However, before they got back to town he and his troop were attacked by a gang of ’50 smugglers’ and lost their horses, the goods and two men. Eventually reinforcements were sent for, members of the gang apprehended and hung for their crimes.
    4. Nothing To See Here!
      Captain Lewis D G Tregonwell was a leader of the Dorset Yeomanry, he patrolled throughout Dorset to help defeat the threat of smuggling. The fact he had a large house in Cranborne, built behind a very tall and private wall, which helped conceal a trap door that led to a very large cellar, the kind of cellar you could hide smuggled goods is surely coincidence?!? No, we’re sure the man who became credited as ‘The Founder of Bournemouth’, wasn’t also a notorious smuggler who hid his double life behind his badge of office and shrubbery!
    5. Den of Immorality!
      Thanks to smugglers, poachers and the very nature of the land providing hidden areas, by 1791 Cranborne Chase had become “a den of vice and immorality” rife with “deer stealers, bred to it by their parents” and a “harbour for smugglers”. But it was not until 1829 that Parliament stepped in and the area was cleaned up, including villages such as Cranborne that had no doubt benefited from turning a blind eye to what often went on, right on their doorstep.
    6. Chaseborough
      The village made it into print courtesy of Thomas Hardy who referred to the village as ‘Chasebrough’ in his novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles in which Tess danced in a barn at near the Flower-de-Luce Inn. The village and pub were also captured by the poet (and Hardy’s friend), Robert Brookes;In Cranborne town two inns there are,
      And one the Fleur-de-Lys is hight,
      And one, the inn Victoria,
      Where, for it was alone in sight,
      We turned in tired and tearful plight
      Seeking for warmth, and company,
      And food, and beds so soft and white-
      These things are at the Fleur-de-Lys.

    Cranborne – Local Info

    Schools – There are 8 schools in total within the greater parish of Cranborne, full Ofsted scores can be seen here.

    Population – In 2011 the census recorded the population of the village as 779.

    Transport – Within Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the village of Cranborne is a few miles west of the A338 that runs from Bournemouth, through Salisbury and onto the North Wessex Downs. The nearest train stations are Tisbury and Salisbury.

    News – There is a dedicated website that carries village news and updates, Further news can be found in the Bournemouth Echo.

    Best of Cranborne

    Good taste? Cranborne is packed with it! Amazing independent makers, bakers and shakers. Here’s the lowdown on our favourites;

    Sixpenny Brewery

    Start as you mean to go on with a visit to the excellent Sixpenny Brewery. Purveyors of exceptional brews, there’s a tap and brewery to try before you buy your favourites.

    Holwell Farm, BH21 5QP

    Book & Bucket Cheese Company

    With a book full of recipes and some random advice about buckets, one man has turned his vision into superb, cheese making alchemy. We’re big fans!

    Manor Farm, BH21 5RL

    Cranborne Garden Centre

    If your new garden is in need of some TLC or a complete makeover, the fab team at CGC have helpful tips and everything you need for your grand designs.

    Cranborne Garden Centre, BH21 5PP

    Cranborne Stores

    At the heart of the village, Cranborne Stores provide everything from ready prepared meals, local ice creams and delicacies as well as local knowledge and a smile!

    The Square, BH21 5PR

    Orchard Bay Bakery

    Orchard artfully and lovingly provide the village with its daily bread. And that bread is goooood! A myriad of tasty treats and even pizza!

    Holwell farm, BH21 5QP

    About Cranborne

    Kings, smugglers, ambushes, famous novelists, poems dedicated to pubs, the stunning village of Cranborne really has seen it all. There is a fascinating history which add to the charm of the idyllic houses in the gateway to Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and also a Site of Special Scientific Interest.


    The small village naturally isn’t home to a multiplex cinema or sports stadium, but it does have access to mile upon mile of stunning scenery for dog walking, horse riding, cycling, or just idling. There is a good local community and a number of tasty shops, cafes and pubs in the area along with a very popular local brewery.


    Heading west of Cranborne you’ll find the A354 which heads south to Dorchester. East of the village is the A338 that to the south runs to Bournemouth, both routes converge on Salisbury, which has one of the two closest trains stations, the other can be found at Tisbury.

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