Removals and Storage in Hastings, East Sussex

Bournes Moves are experts in providing removals and storage in Hastings and are ideally located just a few miles away in Rye.

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Bournes are ideally located just 10 miles from Hastings allowing us to provide services throughout the town and surrounding areas. 


Our nearest depot is located at:

Harbour Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7TE


Opening Hours

We can help with your move requirements any time with crews available 24/7. If you need to contact us our office in Rye 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. 


01797 228000
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Areas We Service

  • Hastings
  • St Leonards
  • Ore
  • Silverhill
  • St. Helens
  • Baldslow
  • Hastings old town
  • Westfield
  • Fairlight
  • Guestling
  • Peasmarsh
  • Pett
  • Crowhurst
  • Icklesham
  • Bexhill
  • Battle
  • Sedlescombe
  • Brede
  • and surrounding areas

Our services for Removals in Hastings

Hastings Removals

Removal Services

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Removal Services

Whether you're moving locally in and around Hastings or moving nationally or even abroad our experienced crews carefully protect, load, transport and unload your precious belongings as if they were their own. We can even do some or all of the packing for you if you want us to.

We have a range of vehicles to suit all sizes of moves and all types of access to your property, from small 3.5 ton vans or 7.5 ton lorries right up to large lorry and draw bar trailer for larger moves. 

Storage in Hastings

Storage in Hastings

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Storage in Hastings

Secure, flexible short and long term storage for whatever reason you need it whether that’s as part of your removal or on its own. 

Bournes have a large purpose built storage warehouse  just a few miles from Hastings on the Rye Harbour Road in Rye. This facility is specially designed to house wooden containers that can be moved via forklift truck directly onto our side loading vehicles for transport and loading at your home and placing safely back into storage. This means reduced handling to reduce the risk of any loss or damage.

Collection, delivery and self-store available.

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Packing can be one of the biggest headaches of moving house and can take a lot longer than you think. Why not let our expertly trained packers do this for you? 

Our packers are specially trained to protect your items from the risks of moving house and will take care to make sure everything arrives safely. We can do all your packing for you or just key pieces like your fragile items if you’d prefer – whatever it is you’d like us to help with. Packing services may cost less than you think.

Insurance and protection

Insurance and Protection

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Insurance and Protection

Bournes are fully insured and offer comprehensive Removals and Storage insurance, Late Key and Cancelation protection providing you peace of mind that you’re financially protected if the unexpected happens.

Our crews are fully trained and will take care to move all your belongings safely and securely and our expert planning teams work hard to make sure your move with run smoothly. However, we all know accidents and situations can happen that are sometimes outside of our control and yours. That’s why 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.

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Buy Packing Boxes

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Buy Packing Boxes

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 on Harbour Road Rye or order online for home delivery here.

European & International Moves

European & International

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European & International

If your move takes you further afield we also offer regular  road removal services throughout Europe and International Shipping and Airfreight services.

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About Bournes Moves in Hastings

Bournes cover moves throughout the Hastings and St Leonards area from our nearby base in Rye. 

Local Expertise

Established in 1875 we've been helping customers move in Hastings and the surrounding areas for many years and so are very experienced in the unique requirements of moves to and from the local area. From navigating the narrow streets of Hastings old town to safely moving both antique and modern furniture from many of Hastings stunning listed buildings and large Victorian properties.  

Bournes have a large range of vehicles and equipment to suit all challenges and extensive local knowledge (many of our employees live in Hastings) to help us proactively plan for your individual move.

Quality Certifications

We're proud to be a certified member of the British Association of Removers. This means we have been pre-vetted by industry professionals so you can rest assured our services meet the highest quality standards. 

Removals from Hastings (National, European or International)

Bournes can move you from Hastings to anywhere in the country, whether that's across the road, to the next town or to the other end of the UK.

We are also experts in European Removals and International Removals. As part of the Harmony Relocation Network we have a global network of service centres worldwide. So if you're moving from Hastings to anywhere in the world, we'd love to help. 

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Helpful Moving Tips for Hastings

Local Council

The local council in Hastings is Hastings Borough Council. 

You can find out everything you need to know about living in Hastings on their website including:

  • Registering for Council Tax and paying your bill.
  • Finding out about household and garden waste.
  • Locating parking and arranging season tickets.
  • Exploring what local recreational activities are available like parks, entertainment, the arts and of course Hastings beautiful beaches. 

Property Agents in Hastings

There are lots of fantastic expert estate agents in Hastings to help you locate the perfect property for you and your family. 

Fox & Sons , Easy Let & SaleHunters , Just PropertyKnight and Knoxley , MadeRush Witt and Wilson , PCM and many more all have offices in Hastings town centre and are experts in local property.

Full list of estate agents in Hastings

Eating and Drinking in Hastings

The first few days in a new home are always hectic, so  if you don't fancy cooking at home Hastings offers lots of choice for eating out or picking up a take away to eat in your new home. 

Trip Advisors Hastings Page lists lots of great options with feedback from previous customers, or check out the Visit 1066 Country page for more local recommendations. 

We've listed a few of our staff favourites below:

  • The Sussex Exchange  - with a stunning sun terrace and panoramic views as well as great food prepared from scratch using local produce this makes for a great dining experience. There is also a cinema on-site if you fancy stopping for a minute to relax after unpacking all those boxes!
  • Webbe's Rock-a-Nore -  a fish restaurant can find no better home than the heart of Hastings old town, right opposite the net huts and boats of the fishing quarter.  With freshly prepared dishes caught by local fleets, dinner at Webbe's is a great way to really start feeling like a local! They even have a Fish Cookery school if you want to learn how to make the most of local produce yourself. 
  • Half Man! Half Burger! - Offering Eat in, delivery or click and collect if you fancy a great burger this is the place, with meat, vegan and vegetarian options as well as kids meals and 'trashy desserts' there is something for everyone. 

Recycling in Hastings

Although there is lots we can do to reduce waste in the moving house process, most moves create some waste.  We encourage our customers to dispose of it in as environmentally friendly ways as possible. 

You can find out more about recycling in Hastings on the Hastings Borough Council Website including a map of local recycling centres and a list of what can and can't be recycled. 

Please think green when disposing of your household rubbish :) 

Removal men were all brilliant and couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. 

Customer feedback for Removals from Hastings to Devon

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The whole process has been really easy, the two chaps I had were lovely and really helpful and informative. I hope the same team drops it all back on our return from store so they can see all the improvements!

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Move was carried out efficiently - a superb service. Crew turned up on time, were friendly, very helpful and got through an amazing amount of work in a short space of time. On the day we were due to vacate our old house they were out by 11am. Excellent all round.

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