One of our most popular blog posts over the last few years was all about what to expect if you’re moving to Axminster. There aren’t many firms that do removals in Axminster so, being only 12 miles from this beautiful town we do get quite a lot of work there and know the area very well. Likewise quite a few people from Axminster have stored their belongings in our Bridport-based secure storage warehouse over the years, as they found it to be the best option locally, whether they were travelling abroad for a while – or looking to downsize.

Planning a move to Axminster?

Perhaps you’re thinking of moving to this pretty Devon town and need storage or removals in Axminster. If you’re still in the early stages of planning your move then maybe you’d like more info about what makes Axminster so special and what you can expect to find there – plus those all important house prices if you are thinking of buying or renting in Axminster.  If you’re a first-time buyer you might want to check out our recent three part series on the cost of moving home which looks at all of the costs involved in buying a new house and then budgeting to be able to live there once you’ve moved in.

Location, Location

Although it is just 12 miles along the coast from our HQ in Bridport, Axminster is actually situated on the Eastern border of Devon and bordered by Somerset and Dorset. Conveniently just 28 miles from the city of Exeter Axminster is well placed to enjoy many local attractions including Lyme Regis and the beautiful Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. This has made it a popular destination in recent years for people looking to retire as this area of Devon has a low crime rate and according to one survey the percentage of people who live in Axminster that think that neighbours here look out for each other is reportedly around 92% – so essentially, it is a very nice place to live.

Transport links

The A30 and A303 link the town to Exeter from the east and the M5 links it from the west. The rail links are good too – with main stations at Axminster and Honiton meaning you can be in London in under 3 hours. Exeter airport is also situated nearby, with regular flights to many popular destinations.

House prices

According to Rightmove, the average price of a detached house in Axminster last year was around £329,000 – with terraced and semi-detached properties coming in at around £195,795 and £219,800 respectively. Houses in Axminster were cheaper than those in nearby Seaton, Colyton and Beer.

If you’re thinking of renting in Axminster then one bedroom apartments start at around £500 – up to around £775 for a three bedroomed house, depending on location and type of dwelling, of course. Prices as of June 2019.

So if you’ve read enough and you’re ready to take that next step – get in touch for a free, no obligation quote for storage or removals in Axminster and let us help you to relocate to your own slice of heaven in Devon.