Shaftesbury Removals

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    Rated 'Excellent'
    on Trustpilot

    Family Owned
Established 1973

    Family Owned
    Established 1973

    British Association
of Removers

    British Association
    of Removers

    Eco Friendly

    Eco Friendly

    Removals Made Easy

    Armishaws create bespoke packages for a worry-free relocation.

    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...

    Shaftesbury Removals

    Staying Local

    We cover the local area including;

    • Motcombe
    • Gillingham
    • Sedgehill
    • Semley
    • East Stour
    • Tisbury
    • Fontmell Magna
    • Ashmore
    • Sturminster Newton
    • Chettle

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

    Shaftesbury – 7 Quirky Facts

    1. He Were A Great Baker
      The famous Hovis TV advert featuring a boy pushing his delivery bike was filmed on Gold Hill in Shaftesbury by director Ridley Scott, who went on to film Thelma and Louise, Robin Hood, Alien and Gladiator.
    2. Scenic
      Sitting 700m above sea level, Shaftesbury offers exceptional views across Cranborne Chase and Blackmore Vale.
    3. The Great
      King Alfred the Great established Shaftesbury Abbey in 880AD and made his daughter the first abbess.
    4. It’s Great!
      Shaftebsury regularly features in “Best Places to Live in the UK” polls and was quoted as being just that when Phil and Kirstie visited for Channel 4’s Location Location Location.
    5. Literary Town
      Shaftesbury features in a number of Thomas Hardy novels, although he uses older names such as Shaston and Palladour.
    6. Arts & Laughs
      Shaftesbury has a great art scene and the Gold Hill Fair in July is used as a launch pad for many acts and artists before going on to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
    7. Visitors
      The town attracts a number of visitors each year thanks to the summer festival, Christmas market, two museums and attractive gardens, parks and walks. Not forgetting the famous cobbled streets.

    Local Info

    Schools – See the latest Ofsted scores.

    Population – According to the 2011 You.Gov census, the population was 7300, including a number of outlying hamlets and villages within the area.

    Transport – To the east the A350 runs north to Warminster connecting with the A303 route to the South West and east to the M3 to London and M25. Heading south the A350 connects with Poole for routes to Bournemouth and the M27. The nearest train station is in Gillingham, providing services to London Paddington.

    News – Local news is covered in the Gillingham News.

    Best of Shaftesbury

    If you’re not familiar with this popular destination, here’s our pick of the best it has to offer;

    The Salt Cellar

    With stunning views overlooking the cobbles of Gold Hill and Blackmore Vale, the Salt Cellar has a menu to match. The perfect place for a delicious cream tea as you watch the world go by.

    2-4 Gold Hill, SP7 8LY


    Featuring clothing, jewellery, homewares, gifts and more this fantastic little shop is like a Tardis with a surprising number of goodies whatever you’re looking for.

    9 High Street, SP7 8JS

    Coconut & Cotton

    Coconut & Cotton offer Earth conscious living helping to make your home plastic free and also feature a gallery, plant shop and café. A real treat of a store.

    Swans Yard, SP7 8JQ

    Botanical Candle Shop

    An absolute must for your new home, this heaven scented store has something for every room as well as their environmentally friendly scents and candles.

    6 The Commons, SP7 8JU

    Shaftesbury Wines

    A great family run shop – father and daughter – selling wines, spirits, local ciders you won’t find elsewhere.

    57 High Street, SP7 8JE

    About Shaftesbury

    Dating back to 880AD Shaftesbury is a quaint and attractive town with historic buildings, modern shops and cafes, great restaurants and bars, nestled in some of the most spectacular countryside. The town formed its routes thanks in part to the Abbey built by Alfred the Great and presided over by his daughter, the first abbess. Today the town has wealth of independent stores and is ideally suited to explore the many villages and places of outstanding natural beauty in the area.


    It boasts two museums, a large number of architecturally interesting and listed buildings as well as parks and scenic walks. There are also festivals, events and markets throughout the calendar.


    The A350 runs just to the east of the town connecting with the A303, with routes to the South West and London, before heading on to the picturesque town of Warminster. Driving south the road leads to Poole and routes on to Bournemouth and Southampton. There isn’t a train station (although there have been murmurings for the route to be reopened) and the nearest station is Gillingham, a 15-minute drive.

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