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Scotts of Somerset offers our Barnstaple customers a specialist removal crew that will take care of everything, carefully packaging and loading your precious possessions.

Barnstaple is North Devon’s largest town, with an estimated population at 34,000.
The town also claims to be the oldest borough in the UK, and has been a civil parish with its own council since 1974.

Barnstaple lies in the Bristol channel on the Taw-Torridge estuary and is situated about 68 miles southwest of Bristol, and 34 miles northwest of Exeter. The name was first recorded in the 10th century and derives from the Old English bearde, meaning “battle-axe”, and stapol, meaning “pillar”. Historically, pillars were set up to mark a religious meeting place.

Barnstaple has been the major market town for North Devon since Saxon times. By 1855 the Victorians constructed a newly regulated indoor food market, naming it the Pannier Market which is still in daily operation. In 1862 , R.D. Gould the Pannier’s designer also designed Barnstaple’s most famous landmark, the four faced clock tower. Paid for by public subscription, the tower was erected in memorial of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, who died the previous year.

Pianos and antiques

We also specialise in moving high-value goods like pianos and antiques. Such delicate items can be awkward to move and require experience to pack and move properly. Scotts of Somerset have had a wealth of experience in these situations, so don’t risk damaging your pride and joy, let us arrange a professional service tailor made for you.

Choosing the right removals company is of high importance, as there are many companies within the Barnstaple area dealing with domestic removals that are simply cheap and unprofessional. These companies may be low cost, but the money you may save in hiring such an outfit, does not actually save you any of the stress and worry that your belongings are at risk of getting lost, damaged or broken during transit. We provide a high quality expert service using our well trained staff and modern purpose built vehicles, which are equipped with specialist removal equipment and an endless supply of thick transit blankets for the very best in protection and to ensure the safe transportation of your cherished belongings.

Delicate items

Cpacking-circlehina and glassware will be packed in clean white packing paper, very fragile items will be further protected with the use of polystyrene chippings or bubble wrap. Delicate items and silver will be  packed in acid free tissue paper so as not to tarnish. Soft furnishings, dining tables and mattresses etc will be protected using the latest purpose padded covers. With our long established techniques we can ensure a safe and successful move.

We are very conscious about the reputation and image of our company and operate with a uniformed team who are polite, courteous and fully equipped to handle your move with care. The first step requires a visit from one of our Barnstaple professional move consultants to carry out a pre-move survey of your home. He or she will accurately assess your requirements and talk you through the hassle free relocation process.


It makes good sense to be able to talk to the same person each time you need to discuss the details of your move – that’s why we appoint you a trusted move coordinator to manage your move within the Barnstaple area from start to finish, providing you with peace of mind.

One of the most daunting aspects of moving is the prospect of packing, but it doesn’t have to be. Let our expert packers do the work for you. Using the latest top quality packing materials including specialist packaging for delicate items such as crystal and china. We also stock a complete range of professional packing materials, which are available for customers to purchase.