The Storenextdoor Guide to Storage and Self Storage in the Exeter area


With its rich history that spans around 2,000 years, its thriving student scene and its position as one of Devon’s major commuter cities, Exeter really is a city that has it all. Much of it was bombed in World War Two, meaning that extensive rebuilding work was undertaken from the mid-1900s onwards - not great from an architectural history point of view, but providing new developments that boosted the city’s economy.

Playing host to a university, various commercial enterprises, easy access to the coast and a population of around 120,000, it is easy to see why storage solutions are in such great demand in the city. From books to boats, desks to documents, Exeter is home to a wide range of storage solutions to meet every need.

Self storage

Self storage is readily available in Exeter for people moving house (relocating to the fabulous west country perhaps?), people going travelling or those who are undertaking home renovations. You’ll find national chains such as Safestore Self Storage, which is located in the Exeter Business Park just off the A30 junction of the M5, as well as regional chains such as Quickstore and Dainton Self Storage who cover Devon and Cornwall and have premises in nearby Woodbury Salterton and Newton Abbot. In addition to the big brands, Exeter is also home to a number of independent storage firms, some of whom specialise in storing particular items. Newton Self Storage in Newton Abbot offer both business and personal storage solutions, with a choice of either drive-up access to storage containers or smaller storage rooms, depending on your needs. 

Student storage

The University of Exeter is the biggest higher education establishment in Exeter, with two campuses in the city. The University of Plymouth also has one of its four main sites in the city - so the demand for student storage is high. Central Exeter Storage in Southernhay offers student storage in individual lock-up rooms, and is just a short distance from the University of Exeter’s St Luke’s campus, while Student Storage Exeter in the Wonford area specialises in the student market and even offers door-to-door delivery.

Business storage

There are plenty of reasons for businesses to need storage facilities, whether for excess stock, unused office furniture, the safe storage of documents or more. Your Store in south Exeter offer both business and personal storage via containers in a range of sizes, while House-It in the Woodbury Business Park to the south-east of Exeter tailors its business packages to suit each individual company - as a purpose built Self Storage facility that's located just minutes from junction 30 of the M5 and just 3 miles from Exmouth and 7 miles from Exeter it's a great option for businesses that need good transport links.

Removals and storage; containerised storage

As well as the bigger chains like Bishops Move, there are a number of independent removals and storage companies in Exeter; A2B Removals, Rose Removals & Storage, and King & Kearney Ltd all offer a pick up and deliver service with containerised storage. This is a great cost effective option for longer term storage if you do not require access to your items too frequently. 

Vehicle storage

Devon is a great place to enjoy a boat jaunt along the rivers or around the coasts, and its countryside is perfect for keen cyclists and motorcyclists. Those looking to store vehicles will find plenty of options that are large enough for this purpose, like Hannaford Property Storage in Longdown, to the west of the city, which can even store commercial vehicles and plant machinery. Tordown Storage, around 20 miles west of the city, specialises in the storage of cars, boats, caravans, motorhomes and other vehicles, and even offers towing to and from any UK address, car care and maintenance services, valeting and more.

Whatever you’re looking to store, Exeter is home to a variety of storage businesses who offer a range of different services to different users. For more information about these companies - and a huge number more - visit

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