Torquay 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

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

    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...

    Torquay – 7 Quirky Facts

    1. Mysterious Girl
      The Queen of crime fiction, Agatha Christie was born in Torquay and retained her links to the area throughout her life and work. In 1938 she bought a holiday home, Greenway House, near Brixham and many of her novels were inspired by and set in Devon such as And Then There Were None.
    2. Literary Celebration
      Devon still celebrates its world-famous author who has sold over 2 billion books worldwide. There is an Agatha Christie Trail, her former home which she described as “The loveliest place in the world” is open to the public and every September the International Agatha Christie Festival, which coincides with her birthday, is awash with mystery and whodunnit fun.
    3. Pretty Poetry
      The poet, Elizabeth Barrett (“How do I love thee, let me count the ways…”) also lived in Torquay.
    4. The Road to Somewhere
      Despite the (wonderful) lack of overly congested traffic routes, Devon actually has 8,000 miles of roads, more than any other county.
    5. The Cornish Devon Pasty
      The Cornish pasty actually comes from Devon not their Cornish neighbours. The earliest recorded recipe is over 500 years old and came from a recipe book in Devon (step back, light fuse and run…!).
    6. Cream THEN Jam
      The battle of the cream teas still rolls on and is so hotly disputed it’s a wonder the UN haven’t stepped in! Is it jam then cream or cream then jam? Devon and Cornwall have been at loggerheads over this very topic for years, both claiming theirs is the only way (and who makes the best cream teas… Is this what you call a ‘food fight’?).
    7. Jaw Bone
      The oldest human remains in Britain were a jaw bone which carbon-dating has linked back to 44,200 BC.
    8. D-Day
      23,000 men sailed from Torquay for the D-Day landings in June 1944.

    Local Info

    Schools – You can see the latest Torquay Ofsted scores

    Population – Torquay’s population stood at 65,000 at the time of the 2011 You.Gov census.

    Transport – Torquay lies close to the A380. It’s approx 30 mins to the nearest motorway, the M5. Trains to London take around 3 hours and 9 minutes. The nearest airport is Exeter Airport, approx 40 mins drive.

    News – Devon has two local newspapers, DevonLive and Torbay Weekly.

    Best of Torquay

    Our favourites;


    If you want to join the (bun) fight over who serves the best cream tea (Devon vs Cornwall), then head to Angels. Seriously, the argument ends right here. Just the best cream tea ever!

    49 Babbacombe Downs, TQ1 3LP


    This fabulous zero waste shop will help you to keep making a difference. Eco-friendly toiletries, organic foods, simply your own containers and only buy what you need. Brilliant.

    181 Union Street, Torre, TQ1 4BY

    Churston Farm Shop

    If you love good food then Churston Farm Shop is an absolute must. The freshest produce, meat, garden centre and café. It’s a great trop out for so many reasons.

    Dartmouth Road, Brixham, TQ5 0LL

    Bays Brewery

    If there weren’t already enough reasons to love Torquay then Bays Brewery really do tip the balance. This award-winning independent brewer IS the taste of Torquay.

    Oak View Close, Edginswell Park, TQ2 7FF

    Roly’s Fudge Shop

    We can forgive many things, but going to Torquay and not visiting Roly’s Fudge Shop for some of the best ice cream in the South West? Unforgivable!

    10 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG

    About Torquay

    Torquay has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic times. The first major building constructed in Torquay was Torre Abbey, founded in 1196. Later the town was immortalised in the iconic Fawlty Towers starring John Cleese. Agatha Christie was born and raised in the town, and a tour with plaques have been dedicated to her work. Its mild climate and beautiful beaches have given Torquay the nickname the English Riviera.


    Torquay has an abundance of attractions and places to visit. If you want to enjoy life by the sea there are beaches, bays and coves to explore, fishing trips, nature cruises, coasteering, paddle-boarding and all kinds of new experiences to try.

    There are two theatres, a cinema and plenty of independent shops. Foodies are spoilt for choice with more tea rooms and restaurants then it would be healthy to visit in a single calendar year (although we’d be willing to try!).

    If you’re looking for a new passion once you’re in your new home, there’s a wide variety of groups and societies for cooking, pottery, painting, photography, sports and all kinds of interests open to experienced hands and first-timers.


    Devoid of major roads, Torquay offers a slightly slower pace of life, even for the motorist. The main route is the A380 which runs to the M5 and towards the nearest airport at Exeter, approximately 41 minutes away. Trains to London run around 3 hours and 9 minutes.

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