Removals and Storage in Rye, East Sussex

Bournes Moves was founded in Rye in 1875 and today provides local removals and storage services in Rye East Sussex and the surrounding areas.

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Address

Harbour Road, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7TE

Directions

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.

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. 

 

Telephone
01797 228000
Local Removals:
home@bournesmoves.com
European & International Removals
international@bournesmoves.com

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Areas We Service

  • Rye
  • Ashford
  • Battle
  • Beckley
  • Bodiam
  • Brede
  • Broad Oak
  • Camber
  • Challock
  • Fairlight
  • Guestling
  • Hamstreet
  • Hastings
  • Hawkhurst
  • Hythe
  • Icklesham
  • Iden
  • Lydd
  • New Romney
  • Ninfield
  • Peasmarsh
  • Pett
  • Playden
  • Roberstbridge
  • Rye
  • Sandhurst
  • St Leonards
  • Tenterden
  • Udimore
  • Westfield
  • Winchelsea
  • Wittersham
  • Woodchurch
  • and surrounding areas

Our services for Removals in Rye

Rye Removals

Removal Services

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Removal Services

Whether you're moving locally in and around Rye 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. 

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Storage in Rye

Storage in Rye

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Storage in Rye

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 build storage warehouse 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

Packing

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Packing

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.

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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

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.

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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 Rye

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 Which? Trusted Trader and 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. 

Local Expertise

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. 

Helpful Moving Tips for Rye

Local Council

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. 

Property Agents in Rye

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 & RigbyRush Witt Wilson and Waves Estates all have offices in Rye town centre and are experts in local property.

Full list of estate agents in Rye.

Eating and Drinking in Rye

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:

  • Simply Italian - The Strand, Rye: Great for italian food lovers, friendly service, lively atmosphere and a unique building and decor to boot. Suitable for families and large groups as well as couples and singles, you'll all feel welcome. 
  • The George in Rye - High Street: Offers all day dining in the grill restaurant or bar offering a modern European menu with sunny Mediterranean slant. The kitchen serves local produce including seafood just caught from Rye bay. 
  • The Ship Inn Rye - The Strand: A family and dog friendly pub and dining room popular with locals and visitors open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks. The menu is locally sourced seasonal food and they offer a wide range of beers, wines and spirits with friendly service and great atmosphere including occasional live music. 
  • The Mermaid Inn - Mermaid Street: If you're going to be a Ryer you need to visit one of the towns most famous buildings - rebuilt in the 1400s and favourite haunt of the Hawkhurst Gang, local smugglers with a lively history in the early 1700s. Have a drink or something to eat in the Giant's fireplace bar or the 2 AA rosette fine dining  restaurant. 

Recycling in Rye

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 :) 

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. 

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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.

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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!

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