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Choose the services that suit your individual move or ask us to recommend the ones we think will help you. If you need help with something you don’t see below, just ask, we’ll be happy to add in any extras you need if we can.
As well as our standard removals, packing and storage services we offer a range of additional services that help make your move easier.
Our crews are fully trained and will take care to move all your belongings safely, but accidents and situations can happen that are sometimes outside of our control. We offer comprehensive Removals and Storage insurance, Late Key and Cancellation/ Postponement protection to give you peace of mind that you’re financially protected if the unexpected happens.
Doing your own packing or just looking for boxes? Choose from our wide range of packing boxes, paper, bubble wrap and tape to help get you started. You can ask us to include these in your quote for advance delivery, collect from our depot just a few miles away in Rye (please call in advance to arrange) or order online for home delivery here.
We offer removals and storage services to, from or within Ashford and throughout Kent, East Sussex and the surrounding areas including:
Ashford Telephone: 01233 620 135
Visiting your local branch: Ashford and East Kent are served by our local depot just down the road in Rye (TN31 7TE). From Ashford take the A2070 to Brenzett and then go straight on at the roundabout to follow the A259 into Rye. Turn left at the next two roundabouts and then follow signs for Rye Harbour. Our warehouse and offices are about 1 mile down Harbour Road on the right hand side.
Local Branch Opening Hours: We can help with your move requirements any time with crews available 24/7. If you need to contact us our office is open Monday-Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm or you can leave us a message after this time and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Established in 1875 Bournes has a lot of experience in providing local removals and storage services in the South East of England so our local team really are experts in the unique requirements of moving in Ashford and the surrounding areas.
Family run since 1875 with a reputation built on personal service, quality and outstanding customer feedback.
A range of flexible moving services to provide what’s most important to you, whether that’s low cost, extra help with packing or a schedule that works best for your family.
Fully insured and independently pre-vetted by Which? Trusted Traders and the British Association of Removers (BAR).
Security vetted, uniformed, experienced and trained professional removal crews plus a dedicated Move Manager to guide you through your move
Fixed quote with no hidden surprises with a choice of in home, phone, video or online survey.
The local council for Ashford is Ashford Borough Council.
If you don't already live in the area you can find out lots about living and working in the Ashford area on their website including:
You can find your local council here.
If you've not yet found your new home in the Ashford area Rightmove provides a full list of Estate Agents in the Ashford area that may be able to help with both renting or buying a new home.
Ashford is a great place to live with a location to suit everyone - from a vibrant town centre with any shop you might need in walking distance (including the Designer Outlet centre), to some of the most beautiful rural and coastal villages and countryside in the UK. There is also a mainline train station in the town centre, with stops in Hamstreet, Charing, Lenham,
Ashford has seen substantial property development in recent years with purpose-built facilities like schools and doctors included in many developments.
Popular residential areas closer to the town itself include Willesborough, Park Farm, Finberry, Bridgefield, Victoria Park, Repton Park and Conningbrook Lakes.
Many living near Ashford choose the local villages which are bit more rural but still with easy access to all the facilities the town provides.
Unfortunately moving house can create extra waste including used packing materials and items that you decide no longer fit or suit your new home. We encourage our customers wherever possible to donate, reuse or recycle moving waste to help protect our environment.
Ashford Borough Council (like most local councils in Kent) provide a recycling bin for your home that is collected fortnightly.
For items that don't fit in your bin the council also offer a large item collection service
or there are local household waste recycling centres that you can take your items to at Ashford, Folkestone and New Romney. Find your nearest Kent Recycling Centre.
Bournes are a family-owned company with over 145 years of experience in serving customers in South East England. We have a long standing customer base in Ashford and have enjoyed serving families in the local area both as Bournes and originally Knowles Removals.
Bournes started out just across the Kent / East Sussex in 1875 where it served the Rye local market for almost 100 years. In the 1960's when the 4th generation of the Bournes family took over the company they sought to expand, acquiring local companies to join the Bournes family in Tunbridge Wells, Gillingham and Bromley as well as Knowles of Ashford.
Having joined the Bournes family of companies and grown in the Ashford market place the Knowles Removals brand was eventually retired. The vehicles were repainted in the Bournes brand (which at that point was a yellow/cream colours but today is it's distinctive red) and we have continued to move hundreds of families in the local area every year.