Minehead Removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
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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 will help get you on the move with a bespoke removals service.

    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.

    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...

    Minehead – 9 Quirky Facts

    1. Mother Leakey
      In 1634 a local ghost known as ‘Mother Leakey’ was believed to be responsible for “whistling up” storms that sank local boats and ships. The ghostly tales were taken so seriously that the Bishop of Bath and Wells was sent to investigate.
    2. Horseplay
      On May Day a hobby horse (or at least locals dressed as a hobby horse) canters though the town collecting money from people it meets on the way. The tradition is believed to date back to 1830 and the money is donated to local charities.
    3. Their Heads
      A number of famous faces to have lived in Minehead. Arthur C Clarke (author) was born in the town, Stephen Mulhern was a recoat in the Butlins holiday park, Deborah Meaden also worked at Minehead Butlins, Catherine Zeta-Jones won a talent contest there when she was a child and Status Quo met in the camp in 1967, they reportedly consider the resort their ‘spiritual home’.
    4. Mr Godiva
      In 1087 Minehead (which takes its name from the Saxon word for hill, ‘Myned’) was owned and controlled by the Saxon Chief Aelgar who was the Earl of Mercia and son of Lady Godiva (yes, that Lady Godiva!). The official population at the time was just 69 residents.
    5. Happy Campers
      The town’s most famous site has seen huge stars in its time and welcomed millions of visitors to the area. Opened in 1962, the original Butlins site cost £2,000,000 to build. It has produced a number of stars (even Armishaws’ very own Marketing Manager performed in the theatre there), has an annual Madness weekend as well as having hosted the World’s Strongest Man and professional darts tournaments.
    6. Walkies
      Considered to be the ‘Gateway to Exmoor’ the town marks the start of the 630-mile long South West Coast Path (a National Trail) which was first devised in 1892. From Minehead the trail skirts the coast of North Devon, around Cornwall, South Devon and ends in Poole, Dorset.
    7. Port Life
      Although the town is mostly associated with holidays, it was once an important trading port bringing goods from the West Indies and exporting local wines, cider and even Somerset’s Cheddar cheese.
    8. I Fought The Law…
      Early crimes and misdemeanors to have made the records include drunkenness, poaching and ‘A lady strong of arm, at the quay, assaulted another with a ‘fysshe ketil'(fish kettle).’
    9. From Wales With Love
      In 1265 the town was attacked by invaders from Wales, led by William de Berkeley. Things didn’t go as they planned, the locals fought back and the horde was driven back into the sea. ‘Sea ya later, Welsh invader!’

    Local Info

    Schools  – View the latest Ofsted scores for the Minehead area .

    Population – Minehead’s population had reached 12,000 at the time of the 2011 census.

    Transport – 1 hour from the M5, the main route to Minehead is particularly stunning but not fast. With scarce areas of dual carriageway this isn’t a place drivers rush to, but with such great scenery there really is no hurry. Minehead currently doesn’t have a mainline train station (although there is a campaign to restore a former line)

    News – You can grab all your local news from the Somerset County Gazette

    Best of Minehead

    A rundown of our favourites;

    The Big Cheese

    A short drive from Minehead, this fantastic deli and cheese shop is well worth the trip. Specialising in British cheeses, you’ll also find a range of tasty goodies to take away.

    High Street, Porlock, TA24 8PU

    Proper Job

    If you can’t wait to get renovating, head down to Proper Job. Tools and paints, gardenalia and homeware, everything you need to start transforming your new home.

    28 The Avenue, The Square, Minehead, TA24 5AZ

    Stuart Lowen

    This family-run farm shop and butchers stocks locally sourced produce as well as offering eco-friendly shopping on organic and healthy dry goods. Good for you and the planet.

    4B Hawksworth Rd, TA24 5BZ

    Parks Lane

    Start your new home makeover with the help of the friendly team at Parks Lane. Soft furnishings, beds, sofas, rugs and more at this one-stop home store.

    5 Parks Street, TA24 5NQ

    Robin & Co

    Specialising in vintage clothes and homeware and furnishings, Robin & Co can provide the finishing touches to any room while being kinder to the environment.

    13 Park Street, TA24 5NQ

    About Minehead

    While today Minehead is a well-loved holiday resort, it was once an important trading port. It has a well-kept high street with a number of national stores, good supermarkets and a fine selection of independent traders. There are several parks and gardens, a bowling club and a theatre.


    Loved by holiday makers, there is certainly no shortage of things to do. The town has a leisure centre, a huge selection of restaurants, and miles of golden sand. Nearby Dunster Castle is a popular spot to visit and there’s also a heritage railway. The small port is still operational with pleasure craft and marine tours. However the coastline is the star of the show and the town marks the start of the South West Coast Path giving access to Exmoor. Day passes are available for the Butlin’s resort with a huge variety of activities from swimming to rock climbing.


    If you’re walking Minehead is superb, if you’re in a hurry, not so much. While the routes to and from the town are incredibly picturesque, they are not fast. It takes approximately 1 hour to reach the M5. There is a groundswell of local action to reopen a former rail route but at present the town doesn’t have a train station.

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