South Hams Moving & Storage was established in 1992. Since then, we have been carefully moving customers belongings to, from and within Salcombe.
We realise that moving home can be an exceedingly stressful time. Our main aim is to give our customers professional removal and storage services, with the emphasis on customer service and attention to detail.
We not only offer removal services nationally or locally, we also provide storage; where we will collect, store and return your items whenever you wish.
Are you looking for a Salcombe removals company? Give us a call, and chat with our friendly sales team, or fill out a quick quote form and we’ll get back to you.
Why Choose South Hams Moving & Storage?
South Hams Moving & Storage understand that each customer has different requirements for their removals.
One of the fundamental elements of our business is flexibility. Our services can be adapted to meet the specific requirements of each and every customer.
Not only, do we offer full or part removals services. We also provide the following:
- Insurance – It is important to us that our customers to trust us. For your peace of mind, we have ensured that every member of our professionally trained staff is capable of arranging insurance for the move.
- Packing services – No one likes packing their belongings. That’s why we offer a comprehensive packing and unpacking service to make your move that little bit easier.
- Assembly services – We can dismantle your furniture, and re-assemble it in your new home, meaning you can sit back and relax.
Whether you’re moving locally or nationally, we’ve got you covered.
Moving to Salcombe
Salcombe is a beautiful, sought-after seaside town in South Ham’s, Devon. The entire area is immersed in beauty, with estuaries and forests scattered throughout the land.
- The average house price stands at just short of £700,000. It isn’t the cheapest of locations; however this doesn’t mean that there aren’t some bargains to be had.
- Those who move to Salcombe often work within the surrounding towns; however many choose to commute to Knightsbridge.
- Tourism and marine industries are the mainstays of employment in Salcombe.
- Many families will simply own a holiday home here, meaning it can turn into a ghost town come winter.
- Salcombe is a stunning location; however, if you depend on public transport, you may find yourself learning to drive sooner than you think.
Salcombe’s history is littered with exciting stories, involving events such as World War II and shipwrecks. Beginning as a small town with a few simple buildings, the charm of Salcombe has built up through the years leading to a thriving and exceedingly popular town envied by all.
Major companies, such as Jack Wills, initially started here in Salcombe; alongside other brands such as Crew Clothing and Quba Sails.
Move to Salcombe, and you’ll quickly realise the strong sense of community forged over the years; perfect for families and retirees.
Property Prices in Salcombe
On the whole, Salcombe is seen as an expensive area to live in. However, for those who can afford these prices, this idyllic town at the mouth of the Salcombe Estuary is worth the move.
Over the past year, Salcombe has seen a 4.18% increase in property price, and over the past five years, it’s seen an 18.82% increase. Property here is booming, and statistics show that it has been for a long time.
The average price for property in Salcombe stood at £699,960 in October 2019. In terms of property types, flats in Salcombe sold for an average of £590,484 and terraced houses for £590,732. This is according to Zoopla statistics in October 2019.
Salcombe is home to the most expensive street in Devon, Beadon Road. In 2018, three properties were sold on this road, with the average property price being £1.4 million.
Not being near a major city does have its downsides. There is a lack of schools to choose from here in Salcombe; however the Church of England Primary School in Salcombe is excellent.
If you’re looking for secondary education, local children find themselves jumping on the bus and heading to the Kingsbridge Community college. This secondary school is rated as outstanding by Ofsted and is only a 20-30 minute bus journey.
Kingsbridge Community college was rated as outstanding by Ofsted. It boasts excellent facilities with over £14million being invested over the last decade. There’s a new science block, a sixth form centre, a music centre, a large theatre and the latest technology for ICT and design.
Living in Salcombe
Salcombe is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Offering an active lifestyle, here in Salcombe you can surf, sail, hike and more without even leaving the town!
In 1890, the Salcombe Yacht club opened. This club provides ample opportunities to learn how to sail. The stretch of water from Salcombe to Kingsbridge offers challenges for all level of sailors, providing some of the most beautiful sailing environments in the UK.
In summer, Salcombe is flooded with tourists and holiday goers looking to escape the cities; in the winter it is the polar opposite, with empty beaches and nigh-on abandoned streets. While you may have a quiet winter, you can be sure you’ll have a lively summer.