Removals and Storage in Surrey

Bournes Moves was founded in 1875 and today provides local removal services in Surrey and the surrounding areas from our Cranleigh base. 

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 Bournes Moves is an Award Winning family run local removals and storage company based in Surrey (Cranleigh) that prides itself on offering a professional, friendly and personal service at a competitive price to take the headache out of moving house.

We are proud to have been named the British Association of Removers 'Domestic Mover of the Year' for 2023.

Removals Survey

Step 1 - Pre-move Survey

An in-home or video consultation helps us understand your move, the items you're moving and what's important to you so we can give an accurate quote and plan your move so it runs smoothly.

Call us on 01483 273774 or book online. 

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Step 2 - Your Quote

We'll send you our free, no obligation quote setting our our charges and your customised move plan. 

Our quotes are fixed price, setting out all charges upfront with no hidden surprises. 


Step 3 - Prepare to move

Your dedicated move manager will help you plan and prepare for move day.

They will arrange your Move Crew, vehicle and packing materials and be on hand to support before, during and after your move. 

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Our services for removals in Surrey

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.

Removals Services

Removals Services

Our experienced crews carefully protect, load, transport and unload your precious belongings as if they were their own. We can even do the packing for you if you want us to.

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Removals with packing

Removals with packing

Packing can be stressful and take longer than you think. Why not let our expertly trained packers do this for you? Choose from full pack or fragile only services.

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Surrey Storage

Surrey Storage

Secure, flexible short and long term storage for whatever reason you need it whether that’s as Removals with Storage or storage on its own. Collection, delivery and self-store available.

Storage Services

Why choose Bournes for your move?

Established in 1875 Bournes has a lot of experience in providing local removals and storage services in the South East of England. Our Cranleigh branch was previously owned and operated by the Cook family as 'Cook's of Aylesbury' since 1945 so our local team really are experts in the unique requirements of moving in Cranleigh and throughout Surrey and the surrounding areas.

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Family Run

Family run since 1875 with a reputation built on personal service, quality and outstanding customer feedback.

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Flexible Services

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.

Insured & Certified

Insured & Certified

Fully insured and independently pre-vetted by the British Association of Removers (BAR).

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Security vetted, professional staff

Security vetted, uniformed, experienced and trained professional removal crews plus a dedicated Move Manager to guide you through your move

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Fixed Quote

Fixed quote with no hidden surprises with a choice of in home, phone, video or online survey.

Get a Quote for Removals in Surrey

Our  quotes are free and there is no obligation so why not get in touch with us right away to find out how little it could cost you to enjoy an easy, simple, enjoyable move with Bournes.

Call us on 01483 273774 or request your quote online.

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Independently Verified Professional Removals


Telephone: 01483 273774


Address: Whitehall, Horsham Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8EH

Directions: Our Surrey Local Removals branch is based in Cranleigh, in close proximity to Guildford, Horsham and Dorking. Our postcode for GPS systems is GU6 8EH. Our office and storage warehouse is located on Horsham Road (B128) about 1/2 a mile before you reach Cranleigh village.

Surrey 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 in Cranleigh 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.  If you're visiting in person please call ahead, this office is sometimes un-manned when we are out visiting customers. 

Areas we serve

From our home in Cranleigh we offer removals and storage throughout Surrey and the surrounding areas including:

  • Ashtead
  • Banstead
  • Camberley
  • Cobham
  • Cranleigh
  • Dorking
  • Epsom
  • Esher
  • Farnham
  • Godalming
  • Guildford
  • Haslemere
  • Horley
  • Horsham
  • Leatherhead
  • Merstham
  • Oxted
  • Redhill
  • Reigate
  • Tadworth
  • Walton-on the-hill
  • Walthon-on-thames
  • Weybridge
  • Woking
  • & Surrounding Areas

History of Bournes in Surrey

Bournes is a family-owned company with over 70 years of experience in serving customers in Cranleigh and throughout Surrey. Before becoming a local branch of Bournes Home Moves our Surrey branch was previously owned by the Cook family, who traded as Cooks of Cranleigh.


Cook's of Cranleigh

Cook's of Cranleigh was a local removals company based in the Cranleigh area, founded in 1945 by Len Cook. The company started out as a general carrier, delivering furniture, groceries and packages throughout the area, branching into Household Goods removals in the 1950's.  

Len's sons Trevor and Ced joined the company in the 1960s and helped expand the business, becoming well known in the local area. Following Len's death Cooks purchased another local removal company, 'Blackburns' of Godalming, growing the number of vehicles, staff and storage available for customers in the Surrey area. 

In the 1980's Trevor Cook took over the running of the business, moving to its current home, Whitehall, on Horsham Road. 

Cook's built an enviable reputation for being a reliable, caring removal company in Cranleigh and the wider Surrey area, and we are proud to say that today much of our custom still comes through recommendations from customers throughout the Surrey area


Joining Bournes Moves

In 2012 Trevor retired and decided to sell Cook's of Cranleigh. He was delighted to sell Cook's to Bournes and the Bourne family, who had a similar customer service ethos. 

Both family-run companies shared a passion for excellent customer service and positive experiences, and we welcomed the Cook's team's vast experience in serving their local market with many of Cook's of Cranleigh employees staying with the company. 

Bournes continued to operate the business as Cook's of Cranleigh for some time, slowly transitioning into a local branch of Bournes bringing resources together to allow us to better serve our Surrey customers.

Whilst the name and the uniforms may have changed we are proud to continue to offer the same high-quality service and years of experience local customers have always trusted. 



As well as our standard removals, packing and storage services we offer a range of additional services that help make your move easier. 

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Insurance & Protection

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.


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 Cranleigh Depot on Horhsam Road (please call in advance to arrange) or order online for home delivery here.

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European Removals

If your move takes you further afield from Surrey we also offer regular road removal services throughout Europe.

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International Removals

If you're moving long distance overseas we offer International Shipping and Airfreight services.

International Removals


  • Secure storage facility based in Cranleigh
  • Competitive prices
  • Sealed personal container
  • Secure access on request
  • Long and short term storage
  • Temporary storage between moves
  • Optional collection and delivery from Surrey and surrounding areas.
  • Optional packing materials & custom crating for fragile or high value items
  • Optional packing services

Helpful Moving tips for movers in Surrey

Local Council

Surrey is made up of 11 District/Borough Councils.

Their websites provide all the information you need to know about living in the area, including planning and building, bins and recycling, council tax, parking, leisure, jobs and business information. 

Property Agents

If you've not yet found your new home in  Surrey or nearby there are lots of great estate agents that can help you start your search. 

There are more than 600 estate agents serving the towns and villages in Surrey so we recommend using the Rightmove search to narrow down a list of agents covering the area you're most interested in. 

Estate Agents in Cranleigh

Estate Agents in Guildford

Estate Agents in Dorking

Estate Agents in Horsham

Estate Agents in Godalming

Popular Residential Areas in Surrey

Surrey is a popular county, particularly with home owners of large properties. It offers a good quality of life and it's close proximity to London makes it a great place for commuters looking for some balance. There is a variety of popular residential areas including:

  • Weybridge
  • Surrey Hills
  • Esher
  • Cobham
  • Virginia Water
  • Farnham
  • Cranleigh
  • Guildford
  • Dorking
  • Godalming 
  • Haslemere
  • Oxted
  • Reigate
  • Woking

Recycling in Surrey

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. 

The local council is responsible for bins and recycling facilities. You can normally find your bin collection days for general waste, garden waste and recycling on their website. 

There are a number of community recycling centres throughout Surrey, again these can be found on the website of your local council including a list of what can be recycled. List of recycling centres in Surrey.

It's also worth considering donating items to a local charity. The Reuse Network is an organisation that represents and supports community-based furniture and appliance reuse and recycling. Some charities provide collection and delivery services for bulky furniture items and sell affordable items too if you need something new for your home at the same time as supporting a local charity. 

Eating and Drinking in Surrey

If you've just moved in and can't quite face cooking, or want to get out and enjoy your new local area there are some great places to eat and drink in or within a short drive of Aylesbury.

Check out Trip Advisor's Best Restaurants in Surrey for the best to see all the great options on offer.


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