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No two moves are the same, that’s why we create bespoke removal solutions, designed to meet the needs of you and your family.
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.
As part of our commitment to reducing the impact of our removals on the environment…
We’re planting 2,000 trees to help offset carbon emissions and create vital habitat for wildlife.
We’ll collect your used boxes which will be re-used where possible or recycled (one less thing to worry about after your move).
All our boxes and soft packaging are made from recycled and recyclable materials to protect your belongs and the environment.
Our teams drive greener vehicles and all our drivers go through driver efficiency training to reduce the amount of fuel used.
We use acid free tissue paper which is not only better for the environment, acid free paper is also far better for your items.
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
Whether you’re staying local or moving further afield, Armishaws provide relocations to and from the local area including;
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Schools – If you’re a family moving to Downton you can view the latest Ofsted reports for the area .
Population – At the time of the 2011 census, Downton’s population stood at 3,037.
Transport – 6 miles from Salisbury, Downton sits close to the A36 that connects Salisbury and Southampton and runs through the stunning New Forest National Park. There is a local bus route and the nearest train station at Salisbury offers routes to the South Coast, Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and London. Southampton International Airport is 24 miles away.
News – Downton has its own village website carrying local news, events and information. DowntonVillage.co.uk.
For a small village Downton has some amazing shops and is arguably one of the best villages in the region for the diversity of shops and services available. So here’s a look at the very best of them;
Who needs supermarkets when you can find so much at this tasty farm shop. As well as dairy, fruit, veg, meat and local treats, they also bake their own bread. Yum!
Go Visit! – Wick Farm, Wick Lane, SP5 3NH
If your new home needs a little TLC or you’re looking to make a few changes, Ben Smith Joinery offer outstanding levels of customer service mixed with traditional and cutting edge design.
Go Visit! – Unit 11, Parkers Close, SP5 3RB
Wonderfully different, the team at Downton Brewery are true brewing wizards. This isn’t just a ‘handy’ brewery in the village, it’s an AMAZING brewery in the village. We’re big fans!
Go Visit! – Unit 11, Downton Industiral Estate, Batten Road, SP5 3HU
Butchery at its finest, Downton Butchery specialise in locally sourced meat and products, bringing together the best flavours of Wiltshire and the New Forest.
Go Visit! – 64 The Borough, SP5 3LY
Sports fans can get a grip (and pads, footwear, sticks, bats, balls, masks, helmets and more) at Cricket Hockey the UK’s premier cricket and hockey specialists.
Go Visit! – Unit 25 Parkers Close, SP5 3RB
Livelier than a BBC drama, this friendly village is an absolute gem. Nestled between Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the New Forest. The town has 2 (yes, TWO!) excellent breweries producing bottled, can and cask beers and ales you can enjoy at home. There’s a great range of village shops and a large annual fair attracting thousands of visitors (a real boon for village businesses).
The good folk of Downton are an active bunch, there’s a football pitch, bowling green and leisure centre with a gym and tennis courts. If you prefer your exercise to be less competitive and a little more sedate there is mile after mile of country trails, bridal paths and footpaths to explore, plus Cranborne Chase AONB and the New Forest right on the doorstep.
The big event of the year is the Cuckoo Fair, which dates back to 1249. It attracts thousands of visitors and is a new take on a traditional fair, with entertainment, hundreds of stalls, local crafts, fresh produce, live music, displays and brilliantly quirky local traditions.
Downton is just 6 miles from Salisbury giving access to the famous market, high street shops, secondary schools, Wiltshire college and Salisbury Train Station which offers routes to the South Coast, London, and South West. The village lies on the A338 giving access to the Dorset coast, or it’s a shrot hop to the A38 to Southampton (24 miles), cutting through the New Forest.