If you are moving house, looking to start a new life in Melksham or retiring to Melksham, we can help you.
Armishaws Removals offers a wide range of services to areas around Wiltshire, and the town of Melksham, and are able to tailor a service to fit your needs. We are the best local choice, and our well-experienced team are always able to provide a fantastic value service, putting your mind at rest knowing your possessions are in safe hands.
Why is Melksham such an idyllic location?
Nestled in-between Devizes and Chippenham is Wiltshire’s fourth largest town Melksham, whose name derives from the old English for ‘milk’ and ‘ham’. At the time of the Norman Conquest, Melksham was a royal estate, and was surrounded by a royal forest. In 1539, the nuns of Amesbury surrendered their Melksham estates to the king, which they held for 250 years. Before the Civil War, the town’s main industry was ‘white broad cloth’, but after the rate had been marked down, people found it hard to make a living. There were plans to turn Melksham into a spa town in the 18th century after a saline spring was found. Sadly, it couldn’t compete with Bath so the construction stopped, and some of the original buildings still stand today. The geographic location of Melksham is a large advantage- being so close to the town of Chippenham, and larger towns and cities like Bath, Trowbridge and Bradford-on-Avon means it is easy to travel to and from Melksham when required.
Why Choose Armishaws for your removals?
We have helped moved many of our customers to and from Wiltshire. If you are aiming to retire to Melksham, or just looking for a move, we can help you move stress-free, and without any doubt.
Our removal services include:
• Local and long distance
• Full loads and part loads
• Worldwide shipping
• Removals services to France, Spain and Portugal
• Containerised storage facilities
• Friendly, personal service
• Packing service, export wrapping
• Free survey / same day quote
Armishaws always work to the highest standards and are proud to have held the BSEN 12522 certificate since 1999.
Armishaws Removals provides removal and relocation services to all areas within Melksham, and Wiltshire.
Kids’ play centre Boomerang is located in Bowerhill, a district of Melksham, and has a soft play area, bouncy castle with outdoor facilities, and can put on themed parties and days. There is a designated under 3s section, and brand-new trampoline park complete with football goal, dodgeball area and freestyle bounce obstacles. It is a great place to take the kids, and also have some exercise yourself.
The spectacular Bowood House is a short drive away from Melksham, in Derry Hill. Its stunning grounds, architecture and nature is something spectacular, and it also has its own spa, play park and golf-range. Why would you need to go anywhere else?
The village of Lacock is just 2 miles away from Melksham, and has been used to shoot films and TV shows such as Harry Potter, Downton Abbey, and many dramas over the past few decades. Take a stroll around the famous Lacock Abbey, walk through the beautiful woods, and be amazed at the Fox Talbot Museum. The quaint pubs and shops will take you back in time, and make you appreciate living so close to such a gem of a village.
There are lots of fantastic restaurants in Melksham, so no matter what you fancy, there will be a choice that suits you. For example, Italian restaurant Casa is popular with locals for its tasty, hearty dishes and its stylistic décor. While the Milk Churn serves traditional British dishes in a modern, pretty setting- the menu has foods ranging from Fish and Chips, to Steak Frites, and they also have a selection of vegan and gluten free options.
Nearby Trowbridge and Chippenham both have a state-of-the-art cinema. Each opened their doors for the first time this decade. Trowbridge Odeon always has a diverse range of films showing on its 7 screens, and Reel in Chippenham has recently undergone a huge renovation, and has since received incredible feedback, boosting the amount of films it shows. The amount there is to do is surprising and living in Melksham means that the opportunities are well and truly endless.
Melksham Oak is a modern, public school on the out-skirts of the town, in the parish of Melksham Without. Its main goal is to “raise [students’] aspirations” and offers “state-of-the-art facilities for the benefit of the local community”. Its sixth form is popular with those in the area, providing a high level of teaching and support.
Nearby Devizes has Devizes School, which offers a similar set-up (sixth form and secondary school), and has a partnership with Lavington School, based in Market Lavington (7 miles away from Devizes).
There is a big selection of primary schools in the West of Wiltshire, and Melksham itself has over 5 primary schools, and the surrounding villages also have a few, meaning wherever in the area you are planning to relocate to, you will have a great choice of schools.
By car, the A350 runs through Melksham from Blandford Forum, and has connecting points with the A303 and A36, meaning travel from the South is very easy. The M4 has a junction near Chippenham, and you can pick up the A350 from there, so transport from most large places is straight-forward.
By train, you can get to Melksham from Swindon, Westbury, Chippenham and Trowbridge, but it is advised to depart from Chippenham when travelling to Bristol, London, Wales etc, as those routes would be direct.
By bus, there are services that run through the centre of Melksham from larger populated areas such as Bath, Chippenham, Westbury etc.
Whether you require long term or short term storage, our secure container storage system will ensure the safety and care of all your personal or business possessions. Whether you personally wish to store items to pass onto family and friends, store your home items while moving abroad or while you are between homes we can help.Find Out More