Secure Self Storage Rooms


Opened 1st July 2020, our brand new warehouse and top quality Self Store Rooms in the Sussex countryside right on the A22 at lower Dicker, East Sussex BN27 4EL.

We believe in Quality at Mark Ratcliffe Moving so when it was time to build a purpose built Self Store Facility only the best was going to be good enough.

Up to around 30 years ago Movers had always dictated to their customers, where and how their precious household effects would be stowed, never allowing access or making it very difficult to the Moving public to access their own goods.

Then Self Storage arrived from the US and many in this country said ' it will never take off here in the UK ' Well Moving on some 30 years and Self Storage has become one of the UK's fastest growing industries for over the last 3 decades.

At Mark Ratcliffe Moving we've always been very flexible in our business approach and always tailor our business to meet current market trends and the various demands that Home Movers face.

We believe strongly that Self Store Rooms are by far the best way of storing household goods either short or long term and we have many customers that have stored with us for many years.

The other alternatives that Movers offer are stowing your home in shipping containers that are designed for shipping and very short term storage, this is a very cheap way of offering you a storage solution and household goods often suffer from damp due to little or no air circulation once the shipping container doors are closed and sealed tight.

Another alternative Movers offer is storage in large wooden crates, where your household furniture and effects are often crammed into these small and sometimes dirty / grubby crates which are constructed using staples and suffer from tree sap leaking from the wood on the inside of the crate onto your personal effects.

Furniture and effects should be in a room as they are in a house that's temperature controlled with the correct ventilation and air circulating around your most treasured possessions.

So this is exactly what we offer at Mark Ratcliffe Moving & Self Store.

Should you require storage for your forthcoming Move due to your new home not being quite ready, or maybe you haven't found anywhere suitable to move into yet, we offer 2 options.

  1. Mark Ratcliffe Moving Ltd collect your household effects from your move out property, after we've pre-wrapped all your furniture pieces and compiled an inventory / receipt which you receive a copy of.
  2. You may wish to deposit your goods with us yourself over a period of time and also remove them from your own Self Store room when the time is right for you.

The choice is all yours and You can be assured of a top quality service whichever option You prefer.


  • Fully carpeted and temperature controlled rooms where Your furniture has a room to breathe.
  • FREE use of our van to Move in with.
  • Access to your own Store Room 24/7 in our number 2 warehouse
  • FREE use of thick protective furniture covers to wrap your furniture pieces.
  • Quiet country location with 2 loading doors, no queues or waiting for lifts or trollies.
  • All our Self Store rooms are ground floor for ease of depositing and removing goods.
  • Access to your own goods 7 days a week if required including early mornings and late evenings.
  • Access to your own goods as above even if Moved in by Mark Ratcliffe Moving.
  • A22 main Eastbourne to London trunk road, easy access and easy to find.
  • Generous discounts on long term storage with our advance payment scheme.

Also with us being Removers we stock significantly more packaging materials than other Self Store Facilities such as a wider range of boxes, plain wrapping paper, bubble wrap, single and double mattress bags, portable wardrobe cartons, tissue paper, poly loose fill chips, picture / mirror cartons, padlocks and marker pens.  

Please pay us a visit anytime unannounced to view our brand new Self Store Facility, we'd be happy to give you our guided tour and to view our immaculate various sized rooms which range from 25 square feet to 280 square feet, all carpeted and with higher walls than you'll find elsewhere.

Daily Room Rates Including VAT and Fire Insurance. Invoiced monthly in advance

25 sqft
35 sqft
40 sqft
50 sqft
60 sqft
75 sqft
90 sqft
100 sqft
115 sqft
120 sqft
140 sqft
145 sqft
200 sqft
280 sqft

Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, any other times and Sundays by prior arrangement.

Mark Ratcliffe Moving & Self Store. Unit J12 Swallow Business Park, Diamond Drive, Lower Dicker, East Sussex BN27 4EL

W: E: T: 01323 848008 M: 07437 414589