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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

    No two moves are the same, that’s why we create bespoke removal solutions, designed to meet the needs of you and your family.

    All our 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...

    Downton Removals

    Staying Local?

    Whether you’re staying local or moving further afield, Armishaws provide relocations to and from the local area including;

    • Fordingbridge
    • Brookheath
    • Newton
    • West Wellow
    • Nunton
    • Stratford Tony
    • Redlynch
    • Broad Chalke
    • Verwood
    • Alderholt

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

    6 Quirky Facts About Downton

    1. Historic
      The earliest traces of a settlement in Downton trace back 7,000 years to the Neolithic period. There was also an Iron Age hill fort, Roman villa, Saxon village and at the time of the Domesday Book the village had 131 households and a motte and bailey Norman castle (built by the Bishop of Winchester).
    2. A Bit Cuckoo
      Every April Downton holds the Cuckoo Fair which attracts 20,000 visitors to the village. Dating back to 1249, the event is still marked by the opening of a gate to welcome the cuckoo. The arrival of the cuckoo was viewed as the arrival of good weather and longer days for farming and the fair included a cattle market and ‘much revelry’. The modern event involves entertainment, bands, displays, and more than 250 stalls and crafts. There’s probably still a fair amount of revelry involved.
    3. But Is It Art?
      The artist John Constable visited the village and one of his sketches showing the River Avon and the church roof is held by the British Museum.
    4. Hollywood
      Downton has a touch of Hollywood about it. To the north east of the village stands Trafalgar Park, a grand stately home has featured in a number of big movies, 28 Days Later, Sense and Sensibility and Amazing Grace were all filmed here. The house was owned by the relatives of Lord Admiral Nelson and the house named in honour of his achievements. Nelson didn’t leave any legitimate children, so his brother (Reverend William Nelson) lobbied that an estate should be created in tribute to his brother’s victories and that Reverend William (in a manner of charitable, Christian goodwill while ignoring Nelson’s actual children) would live in extreme comfort on behalf of his deceased brother.
    5. Brewed As A Newt
      Despite its diminutive size, Downton has not one but two breweries. Beer lovers moving to Downton will have plenty to sample. It’s not ‘drinking’, it’s purely geographical acclimatisation, by getting to know the local produce one is simply gaining a greater understanding for the locality and its heritage. Honest guv!
    6. Heritage Trail
      There is a heritage trail you can follow through the town that takes you from 1650s through to the end of WWII. A booklet is available in the village and there are fun questions and quizzes so kids can play along too. More info is available from the village website;

    DOWNTON Removals – Local Information

    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.

    Best Of Downton

    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;

    Stable & Wick Farm Shop

    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

    Ben Smith Joinery

    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

    Downton Brewery

    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

    Downton Butchery

    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

    Cricket Hockey

    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

    About Downton

    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.

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