Ilminster 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

    Moves Made Easy

    Our friendly team create bespoke packages for every move.

    All our removals 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...

    Ilminster Removals

    Staying Local?

    As the South West’s leading removals company we cover the whole of Somerset;

    • Ilton
    • Hinton St George
    • Horton Cross
    • Curry Rivel
    • Fivehead
    • Buckland St Mary
    • Bickenhill
    • South Petherton
    • Hatch Beauchamp
    • Otterford

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

    Ilminster – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Big Time
      At one time Ilminster was the 4th largest town in Somerset due to its thriving cloth industry. That early wealth is reflected in the impressive spires of the 15th century church that give the town its name.
    2. Carnival!
      Dust off your sequins and get ready to party! Ok, perhaps you might need to show a little more decorum, but you can certainly join in the fun with the town’s carnival. Part of Somerset’s tradition of carnivals which dates back to the Gunpowder Plot, Ilminster’s carnival happens slightly earlier in the year, enjoying the later evenings and warmth of September, it’s the biggest event on Ilminster’s calendar with parades, floats and street entertainment. And of course, cider! Well, this is Somerset.
    3. Cider Country
      This is the heart of cider country, many locals brew their own and it’s not uncommon to find a cider press in a neighbour’s shed. It is also commercially produced with a number of cider companies in the area, most of which have taprooms if you’re feeling thirsty (“Drinking? No, I’m supporting the local economy!”).
    4. Up Market
      Ilminster’s market charter was granted around the 11th century and the market is still going strong today. The town also once had a regular horse market. Horses played a major part in the town’s prosperity as it was on the main route between Exeter and London. Indeed the town was so wealthy that the crown took notice. Unlike most market towns, taxed and answerable to the church, Ilminster was a ‘Royal Peculiar’ meaning it answered directly to (and was protected by) the king.
    5. No Longer Civil
      The town’s peace was disturbed by a skirmish during the English Civil War. Parliamentarian Edward Massie was opposed by the Royalist troops of Lord Goring, both were fighting for the control of the bridges which were seen as vitally important as troops moved across the area, looking to take key strongholds, defended by wealthy land -owners. It was also a hotly contested location as the church was keen to gran the taxes that were going directly to the king. Ilminster, like many towns in the South West, was also court up in the Monmouth Rebellion. A number of local men sided with the Duke of Monmouth and after the rebellion was quashed, they were executed in the town square as an example.
    6. The Swan
      Now a shop, the Swan was once a public house, posthouse and even acted as the town’s courtroom. Well, who wouldn’t want to be held to trial in a room where the rosy-nosed judge could be plied with booze?

    Ilminster – Local Info

    Schools – View the latest Ofsted reports and scores for Ilminster .

    Population – Ilminster’s population was 5,808 at the time of the census in 2011.

    Transport – Beside the scenic A303, 12 miles south east of the county town of Taunton, Ilminster sits surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside. Yeovil is 14 miles directly east, and the closest airport is at Exeter, a 37-minute drive. The nearest train station can be found 7 miles away in Crewkerne.

    News – Ilminster has two very good sources of local news, Ilminster Web and Chard & Ilminster News. You should also bookmark the Ilminster Experience, a great website in support of local groups.

    Best of Ilminster

    Our favourites;

    Perry’s Cider

    Our favourite Somerset cider (ergo, the best cider in the world!), you simply must visit to try and stock up. There’s even a fantastic farm shop on site. Win/win!

    Dowlish Wake, TA19 0NY


    Ready to make your mark in your new home? Glassification are a local company that as well as great art, jewellery, beads, homeware and more, also create beautiful glass splashbacks.

    Unit 3, Rose Mills Industrial Estate, TA19 9PS

    The Meeting House

    A real hub of the community, The Meeting house has a great café and art gallery showcasing local art. There are also live events, performances, workshops and a craft shop.

    East Street, TA19 0AN

    Weave & Wood

    Offering bespoke service with everything from curtain and blinds, wallpaper, soft furnishings, accessories and interior design, the stylish Weave and Wood have just ‘got it’!

    21 Silver Street, TA19 0DH

    Silver Street Dairy

    Is it possible to walk past this fantastic dairy, deli and sandwich shop without popping in and treating yourself to something delicious? If it is, we certainly haven’t managed it. Delicious!

    5 Silver Street, TA19 0DH

    About Ilminster

    Horse fairs and rebellion, markets and mayhem, boozy courtrooms and cider loving locals, Ilminster is a charming and typically eccentric Somerset town that makes the South West such a wonderful place to live.

    An ancient market town that takes its name from the river and the grand church that dominates the skyline, Ilminster has played an important part in Somerset’s history and today keeps much of that history alive. There is a busy event schedule throughout the year and venues well loved and supported by the local community.


    Ilminster has a number of events popping up through the year covering a range of interests, there’s a literary festival, classic car show, a dog show and a funfair. In September the town is dominated by Carnival season (a number of towns in the area hold parades at this time of year). There is also the

    Warehouse Theatre which hosts productions each year and the Bowling and Tennis Club.


    14 miles from Yeovil, 12 miles from Taunton, as well as access to a good selection of independent local shops, you’re never far from the big high street names. Exeter is just a 37-minute drive and also the home of the nearest international airport if you’re planning jetting off.  Ilminster doesn’t have a train station, the nearest can be found at Crewkerne, 7 miles away.

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