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Bournes Moves was founded in Rye in 1875 and today provides local removals and storage services in Rye East Sussex and the surrounding areas.
All services are tailored to your individual needs and our experience, knowledge and personal service all contribute to a smooth, stress-free move.
Harbour Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7TE
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.
Rye has been our home since 1875 when the company was started by Thomas Bourne as a local cartage and coal delivery company. The company evolved and future generations moved into additional transport services and home removals and storage, operating from properties in Tower Street, Eagle Road, Winchelsea Road, Rock Chanel and today on the Rye Harbour Road.
If you've lived in Rye for a long time you may remember our mustard/cream colour vehicles, 'Bourne Mover' crews and Eric and Roy Bourne seeing them in and out of the yard each day. Although we've grown a bit, today we're still a family run company with Eric and Roy's sons running the business. Although today's look with our red and white trucks and our highter numbers of vehciles and teams ready to help you is a little different, we still provide a personal, local removals service and are still as dedicated as ever to providing you with a great move.
We're proud to be a certified member of the British Association of Removers and of the additional range of services we can offer our customers. In the 1990s Bournes joined the UTS network (Now Harmony Relocation Network) to help provide our professional removals services to customers moving to Europe and overseas in addition to locally. In 2009 Bournes also aquired the Turks Removals company of Lydd which was originally started by other members of the Bourne family.
Rye is a unique medieval town with beautiful architecture dating back hundreds of years, with several cobbled streets still in existence around the citadel. We know some houses in Rye can present challenges in moving into and out due to awkward stairwells and doorways or narrow access. Bournes have a large range of vehicles and equipment to suit all challenges and extensive local knowledge (most of our employees live in or near Rye) to help us proactively plan for your individual move.
The local council in Rye is Rother District Council.
You can find out everything you need to know about living in Rye on their website, including things like when your bins are collected, how to register for and pay your council tax and planning and building control if you're planning any major home improvements.
If you're still looking for a property in Rye the town have lots of great estate agents for buying or renting.
Phillips and Stubbs, Anderson Hacking, Reeds Rains, Harris & Rigby, Rush Witt Wilson and Waves Estates all have offices in Rye town centre and are experts in local property.
Chances are you'll have plenty to do on your first few days in your new home. If you don't fancy cooking at home Rye has plenty of great cafes, restaurants and bars of all types to check out.
You can find a great list over on the Rye Sussex website or on TripAdvisor's Rye Pages. We've listed a few of our staff favourites below:
Unfortunately moving house can create a bit of waste - whether it's packing materials from your new furniture, old furniture you no longer need or paper and boxes you used to pack your own items it's great to do our bit for the environment and dispose of it in as environmentally friendly ways as possible.
There are lots of Rubbish and Recycling sites in and around Rye. We're on the border of East Sussex and Kent so depending on where you live your closest might be in a different county! Visit the East Sussex County Council 'Rubbish and Recycling' or Kent County Council 'Rubbish and Recycling' website to find out where to recycle based on what you need to dispose of.
Please think green when disposing of your household rubbish :)
Turn onto the Rye Harbour Road from the main A259. If you're approaching Rye the turning is on your right, if you're leaving Rye it's on your left! Carry on along this road for around 1 mile and you'll find us on the right hand side of the road just past the black and red building. Please report to reception on arrival.
Alternatively put TN31 7TE into your favourite sat-nav system to find us!
This was my fifth move with Bournes and why would I ever use another firm. Crew are lovely, extremely helpful and make you feel like an old Friend. My team leader has been so supportive as a neighbour even after my move, this actually sums up why I use Bournes. It was also great to see some of my previous removal teams on the day when I finally got to Rye.
Customer feedback for Removals to Rye
I chose Bournes because they were local in Rye and provided storage facilities. I have not rented for a long time and they made this move so much easier than I expected. The 4 chaps were very helpful and professional and when I move again in a year I will ask them to do it for me.
Customer feedback for Removals in Rye
Local removals and storage service
We chose Bournes because they are local to our final moving destination. We have found all personnel that we dealt with at Bournes to be efficient, polite and knowledgeable. I'd also like to add that the teams that actually do the physical moving, loading, packing are exceptional, in their abilities and also their understanding, that it may be everyday for them but for their clients it's anything but everyday!
Customer feedback for Removals from Winchelsea
Local removals and storage service