Sturminster Newton 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

    The South West’s leading removals company, for worry-free relocations.

    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.

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    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.

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    Sturminster Newton Removals

    Staying Local

    Armishaws provide our premier service to locations across the South West including;

    • Hinton St Mary
    • Manston
    • Fiddleford
    • Fifehead
    • Woodrow
    • Bagber
    • Stock Gaylard
    • Child Okeford
    • Hartgrove
    • Stalbridge

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

    Sturminster Newton – 6 Quirky Facts

    1. Carnival!
      Sturminster is one of a number of towns that make up the West Country Carnival Circuit. Peculiar to the South West, this local tradition is essentially Guy Fawkes night meets Rio Carnival. Instead of sticking a guy in a wheelbarrow and asking for pennies, the folks way out west like it create elaborate floats covered in lights or paper lanterns. No one is totally sure how the tradition relates to Mr Fawkes but it does make for a great evening of fun while raising money for regional charities and causes.
    2. 2 Become 1
      Sturminster and Newton were once separate places on either side of the river. Sturminster was ‘the minster (church) on the River Stur’, while Newton was the ‘new settlement’. Once conjoined, the new town was recorded in both the Anglo-Saxon chronicles of 968AD and the Domesday Book in 1086.
    3. Bridge To Far
      Like many towns, Sturminster Newton developed as a point to cross the river and the preservation of that crossing was a big deal. So much so that in the 19th century a sign was added to the bridge (still in place today) stating “Any person wilfully injuring any part of this county bridge will be guilty of a felony and upon conviction be liable to be transported for life by the court.” So, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
    4. Milk Spotting
      Special trains transporting milk and cheese began running through the area in 1913 and continued through both wars until it was closed in 1966, after the Beeching Report which closed several stations and lines in the area. The station and goods yard were demolished in 1970 but Dairy Crest continued to operate in the town until 2,000. But it’s not all bad news for dairy fans, the town has an annual Cheese Festival that features cheeses from across the nation and attracts 13,000 visitors.
    5. Cattle Town
      Sturminster was once home to the biggest cattle market in Europe. Fairs and markets had taken place dating back to 1219 but declining numbers and a fall in British cattle farming (partly due to a BSE – ‘mad cow disease’ outbreak, and a decrease in red meat consumption) means that eventually, the market had to moooooove on. The site has since been redeveloped into housing.
    6. Red Lion
      ‘Stur’ has some great myths. One story is that of the Red Lion that stands proudly on the sign hanging above the door of the Red Lion pub. Once a year on midnight the lion is said to climb down from the sign, prowl through the town and drink from the river, before returning to the pub. “Go home Lion, you’re dunk!

    Local Info

    Schools – There are 7 schools in the area, you can see the latest Ofsted reports.

    Population – The 2011 census recorded Sturminster Newton’s population as 4,954.

    Transport – A short drive from the A303, 17 miles from Yeovil, Sturminster Newton sits on the quiet A357 close to Shaftesbury. There is a good bus service and the closest train station is in Sherborne (12 miles) where trains run to Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and London.

    News – ‘Stur’ (as it’s known by locals) has its own website where you can find the latest news and details of upcoming events,

    Best of Sturminster Newton

    Some of our favourites;

    Harts of Stur

    Literally the heart of Sturminster, this delightful department store is a traditional shop with a modern edge. You’ll find everything for your home under one roof.

    Station Road, DT10 1BD

    Holebrooks Fine Food

    With a superb deli, butchers, whole foods, dry goods, fresh bakes and a delicious coffee shop. You can pop in for a bite to eat and stock up your larder/fridge/cupboards at the same time!

    6 Market Place, DT10 1AR

    The Paddock Pantry

    If yours is a horsey household then The Paddock Pantry is an absolute must. Not only will they keep you well stocked, they also have their finger on the pulse of all the local equine news and events.

    The Warehouse, Rolls Mill Way, DT10 2HP

    The Fabric Barn

    You can ensure your house is well dressed thanks to The Fabric Barn. As well as fabric, blinds, curtains and all manor of stylish touches, they also offer a range of advice and local knowledge.

    Clock House, Bridge St, DT10 1AW

    Beads With A Twist

    Looking for a new hobby – you’ll find jewellery making workshops as well as a huge range of beautiful beads and finished jewellery.

    1 Church Street, DT10 1DB

    About Sturminster Newton

    Magic lions, crazy carnivals, bridges with an attitude, Sturminster is as quirky as it is picturesque. This is very much a rural community at heart with a high number of horse riders and a populace that value outdoor space and their environment.

    There are good shops, a department store, plenty of local events and some particularly odd local myths that all add to the colour of this Dorset idyll.


    Food lovers can have their fill at the annual Cheese festival which features over 60 food stalls, with cheeses and other goodies from across the region. There are a number of stables and riding centres in the area, golf courses, woodland, bridleways, cycle paths and fields a’ plenty for dog walking or simply enjoy the countryside. Plus a leisure centre with a gym and a wide range of classes from martial arts to dance.


    One of Sturminster’s charms is the fact that it is just off the beaten track and well away from any motorways. There is good access to the A303 and you’re just 17 miles from the shops and restaurants of Yeovil. There are regular bus services, while the nearest station can be found at Sherbourne.

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