Tavistock 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

    Moves Made Easy

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    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...

    Tavistock – 8 Quirky Facts

    1. All Mine
      Tavistock is Devon’s the only town in Devon to hold World Heritage status in recognition of its links with Devon and Cornwall’s mining history.
    2. World Leading
      At one time, Tavistock was seen as a world leader in new mining technology which it exported as far afield as Australia and South America.
    3. Geese Is The Word
      Tavistock has an annual Goose Fair that dates back to the 12th century. Its roots lie in the Middle Ages when farmers would drive their geese to the Christmas market. Today the fair attracts 20,000 visitors.
    4. Abbey Birthday
      Built on the site of a Saxon settlement, Tavistock’s growth was partly due to the abbey built circa 960AD. The Abbey was partly destroyed by Viking raiders and rebuilt around the turn of the first millennium.
    5. Best of the Best
      Tavistock has been voted both England’s Best Market Town and Best Food Town on separate occasions.
    6. Stocky
      The town’s name is believed to derive from the river (originally called ‘Tau Vechan’) and ‘stoc’ meaning stockade.
    7. Tor Blimey!
      Overlooking Tavistock, up on Brent Tor, is the tiny chapel of St Michael which offers unspoilt views over town and surrounding moorland.
    8. Sir Francis
      Tavistock’s most famous son is Sir Francis Drake who was born at Crowndale Farm.

    Local Info

    Schools – View Ofsted reports and scores for Tavistock.

    Population – In the 2011 You.Gov census, Tavistock had a population of just over 12,000.

    Transport – Tavistock sits on the A386 north of Plymouth and roughly 1 hour from the M5. The nearest airports are Plymouth and Exeter. The nearest train station is in Gunnislake, 3.86 miles. Trains to London take approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes.

    News – You’ll find the latest news and information on upcoming events in Tavistock Today

    Best of Tavistock

    Here are our top tips of the best places;


    Yes! An entire shop dedicated to flapjacks. But there’s so much more, clotted cream fudge, crunchy honeycomb, truffles, eat in and enjoy or you can take away an entire hamper!!! Yum!

    14 Duke Street, PL19 0BA

    Eversfield Farm Shop

    Like us, Eversfield Farm Shops are a family run business who believe in protecting the environment. Their organic, sustainable farming produces a bountiful supply of treats and delicacies.

    2 West Street, PL19 8AD


    This fantastic shop shines a light on local crafts and designers, it’s an Aladdin’s cave of gifts, homeware and “I want one of those!” to fill your new home with local pieces.

    4 West Street, PL19 8AD

    Dartmoor Country Clothes

    Embrace a new outdoor lifestyle and get the look thanks to the friendly team at Dartmoor Country Clothes. Stylish, functional, there is something for every season.

    8 Brook Street, PL19 0HD


    Packed full of flair and style, Cabana is the perfect place to find finishing touches to any room. Eclectic, ever-changing, it’s always worth popping in to find something new.

    77 West Street, PL19 8AQ

    About Tavistock

    Sitting within a World Heritage site, putting it on a par with The Great Wall of China and Stonehenge (take that Torquay!), Tavistock owes its rich heritage to copper mining. The surrounding landscape has many examples of mining that made much of Devon and Cornwall prosperous during the 18th and 19th centuries.

    Today, this charming town is a hit with tourists and at the centre of life in the area with events and festivities throughout the year. There are also tea shops, independent traders and local crafts.


    The highlight of the Tavistock calendar is the annual Goose Fair held every October, with stalls, food, drink, rides games and entertainment, it attracts thousands of visitors to the town.

    The Wharf is a live entertainment venue that includes cinema evenings, a café and bar. If you love the great outdoors there is a trout fishery, parks, walking trails and riding centres. If you prefer your entertainment a little more flavoursome, we can recommend the Stannery Brewing Company and Tap Room. Foodies can also enjoy the weekly market showcasing the best local producers.

    There is also a cricket club, rugby club, athletics club and tennis club. Phew!


    Situated on the A386 a few miles north of Plymouth, Tavistock is an hour from the nearest motorway (M5). It is a short drive to the coast and the nearest major airport is Exeter International. At one time Tavistock boasted two train stations, today the nearest station is 3.86 miles away in Gunnislake, 3.86 miles.

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