The farm at Southwick was started in 1952 by brothers Michael and Roger Bazeley who set up the business with three in-calf heifers named Faith, Hope and Charity.
As tenant farmers on the Southwick Estate we now farm 940 acres with a 210 dairy herd and grow barley, wheat, and oilseed rape.
Michael retired from the business in 2000 and Roger’s son Martin, now runs the farm but with huge support from his father. A full time cowman, Patrick, is employed to milk the cows and Andy keeps the tractors and machinery going. Andy is also a qualified fork lift driver and can be available at a small charge to help load or unload goods into the barn. The office is manned by Martin’s sister Jane who looks after the day to day office administration and reception.
Martin and his wife Audrey and their three children, Emma, Naomi and Oliver live in the farmhouse at Offwell Farm and are therefore on hand to oversee the Barn Store site. Martin also runs his own Suthwyk Ales business – with barley grown on the farm a beer is contract brewed by a local brewery and supplied to pubs, restaurants, off-licences and at farmers’ markets, as well as the newly opened Real Ale Bottle Shop and Steam Brewery Museum namely the Southwick Brewhouse in the village of Southwick. See www.suthwykales.com and www.southwickbrewhouse.co.uk.
We are 10 minutes from Portsmouth on the north side of Portsdown Hill, accessed from the top of the hill down Portchester Lane which leads to Southwick village.
Which other storage company could offer you access to lovely countryside walks along the banks of a river or taking in the wonderful views from the top of
Thank you for providing a safe, clean and well maintained facility resolving my need for short term storage on return from overseas. An excellent arrangement that I would recommend to anyone.
Excellent family run business who do a great job. Thank you for the personal touch.
Very accommodating and friendly. Storage is dry, on the level and very secure. Access was easy and the area and units were clean and well cared for.
Owners always on site and very pleasant and helpful. Store dry and spotless.
Clean, dry, and secure local storage. A very professional organisation.
I was recommended to your units and I could not of found a more helpful friendly place. Nothing was too much trouble. If it should arise I will use them again for sure.
Friendly, helpful service – I would be happy to use Barn Store again and to recommend them.
Regarding our storage time with Barn Store we can only say every aspect was an excellent, unstressful experience. Also the availability, by appointment, for the loan of the van was invaluable. Thank you.
A great and friendly service, very efficient and very pleased and satisfied all belongings were very safe.
I had 100% confidence in Barn Store, very friendly people who give a great service, with very reasonable rates.
I would definitely recommend the Barn Store to everyone. The service was absolutely brilliant, lovely family business and the actual barn is so simple to use. I would definitely use again.
Particularly useful to have access to the Barn Store van. I needed somewhere at short notice, everyone was very helpful and good value for money.
Secure storage with 24/7 access. Professional and friendly customer service. Competitive pricing. Why use anyone else?
I thought it was a great and flexible service you provided in comparison to any other storage I have used. Thank you.
Easy to use and friendly service.
Many thanks for having such a flexible approach to our storage needs! The use of the van was extremely useful too.
Excellent service, very friendly staff.
A brilliant service – it couldn’t have been easier.
Brilliant secure storage. Couldn’t fault it in any way.
We cannot fault Barn Store. From the friendly and helpful owners to the 24/7 access and upfront pricing policy with no hidden extras – it was brilliant.
The simplicity of the storage and ease of access put Barn Store head and shoulders above some of the big brand storage companies.
Unrestricted 24/7 access was important to me, and the process of joining and leaving was made very easy by the friendly owners.
A family run business and who are passionate about their heritage, services and customers. On using the storage unit I can recommend their facilities, a safe and secure site and on hand to assist.
Excellent storage facility with hassle free access and brilliant service provided by the friendly owners. Highly recommended.
Barn Store have all that most people would ask for in a storage facility and to top that their staff are tops. The availability of the van made our moving so much easier.
Professional service, always happy to help and nothing was too much trouble! Excellent storage facility – highly recommend.
Very friendly staff, always answer calls with a smile – well priced against other storage companies. Brilliant service all round – glad I found them.
I needed a storage company who were helpful, value for money and who could help me quickly. I found all that and more with Barn Store.
This is the first time we have put anything in storage and it couldn’t have been easier. Ease of access, security, cleanliness and friendly, informative team on hand to help out made the whole experience hassle free.
I was very pleased with the efficient and friendly service I received from Barn Store. My unit was clean and dry and in a secure facility.
A big ‘thank you’ to Jane and Martin – the whole process could not have been simpler and the facilities were perfect for our needs. Would happily use again.
We were really pleased with the friendly and personal service offered by Barn Store, in fact we were quite sad to leave as it’s been an excellent service. Thank you.
During my time with Barn Store I had nothing but great service. They were always helpful. I would recommend to all my family and friends.
Many thanks for what you have done for us and made things so easy. I really did not think it would be as simple as it was at the outset, but Jane and Martin did us proud and solved all our specific and unusual problems. The facilities are excellent and we never had a moments worry about all our possessions. We were most impressed.
Martin and Jane were really fab, nothing was too much trouble. The use of the van was the icing on the cake. Would definitely use Barn Store again, without a doubt. Thanks.
An excellent storage facility in a beautiful location. I was almost sorry to be removing my belongings!
Extremely well run, customer focused business …. and the clincher is free use of their van to move your stuff!
I was extremely impressed with the customer service and interaction from the Barn Store team – very polite and professional.
I have been very satisfied with the services offered to me for the storage of my furniture. Especially with the van that was supplied by Barn Store.
The storage facility is easily accessible with clean dry units in sizes to fit most needs. With an excellent security system and all at ground level it could not be better.
Barn Stores friendly owners could not have been more helpful. The storage is excellent and it has been such a pleasure to use, especially with the beautiful rural outlook.
Lovely to deal with a family run business who treated me as a valued customer. Would definitely use again.
Thank you for your friendly and efficient service. Nothing was too much trouble and I will recommend Barn Store to anyone.
Barn Store has the advantage that you can access your store at any time giving total convenience. Local and independent with excellent customer service.
I used Barn Store for a month and from start to finish I was very happy. You are both very helpful and go that extra mile to make customers feel welcome. I felt comfortable using your highly secured storage unit and would recommend to anyone I know. I can honestly say there were no faults or nothing negative about my experience. Thank you both very much.
A very good, secure system and perfect for my needs.
Very pleased with the friendly and personal service offered by Barn Store besides the excellent storage facility and trouble free access. Will definitely recommend Barn Store to others.
From start to finish, Martin and Jane at Barn Store were professional but friendly – and the storage solutions are second to none!
Extremely pleasant and helpful service provided. Easy access, clean, dry environment.
Faultless safe and secure storage facility, easy to alter as your needs change and a friendly and helpful service too – Highly recommend!
A very friendly family run company. Always helpful. Units easily accessed any time of day.
Barn Store was the best form of storage for the usage I required. Very simple, very easy, very accessible.
Professionally and helpfully run. Good clean and dry storage.
Excellent service provided and extremely nice people to deal with. Highly recommended.
It was a pleasure dealing with Jane. The 24/7 access made it easy to come and go as we needed to + easy to sort out our things. Would recommend to others.
Very friendly owners, great security in place that gives excellent peace of mind.
I was looking for a convenient, no hassle storage and this suited my needs perfectly and with access as and when I needed it. Nothing else better.
Barn Store has been fantastic, easy 24 hour entry and all on one level. The staff/owners were so kind and helpful. Would use again if the need arises. Knowing my things were safe was a comfort. Thanks.
Well away from the busy city and traffic jams, with Martin and Jane we felt like we were entrusting our treasures to a family member. Safe, secure, convenient, and no need to wake them if we wanted to get to our things at midnight!
Easy to get to, quiet location and very secure.
Just to say thank you for your help. We are still surrounded by boxes. Concise were also excellent.
Really pleased with the friendly service and easy to use system. The storage is good value for money and we would use Barn Store again if we needed to.
The Barn Store is by far the best storage company I have used. Their attentive and personal, friendly approach and service put all of the other chain named companies to shame. The owners are so warm and welcoming. I’d recommend anyone in an instant.
Booked – moved in – paid our initial rent and deposit. Was shown how the security works and everything was spot on – we were free to come and go as we pleased.
An all round excellent facility, coupled with excellent service and support.
Surely you would not leave your treasured possessions with people you would not invite into your home.
Moving is not such a pleasurable experience but Barn Store made life as easy and simple as it could be. An excellent service.
Barn Store provides a very efficient service. Jane was helpful and friendly at all times and I am very happy to recommend them to anyone looking for first class storage facilities.
Fabulous, friendly, family run concern. Would recommend to anybody. Nothing was too much trouble, always went the extra mile.
Very helpful, friendly, let me use van at no extra cost to collect furniture.
I would certainly use again and recommend to others.
First class service from start to finish, run with a very professional approach. I would fully recommend Barn Store to anybody.
Very impressed with the service from Barn Store. Thank you.
Temporary storage capability of a very high standard, with a range of units designed to meet most requirements. A very well-structured service throughout.
I have been extremely happy with the polite, professional and practical service given by the team at Barn Store and will be using the facility on a regular basis.
All aspects of storing at Barn Store was extremely easy. The office staff were super friendly and efficient.
A great secure storage facility. Very helpful and friendly staff. Very accommodating with the use of the van. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to store either on short or long term. Thanks.
Very organised, easy to use site, plenty of parking. Good communication with the owners. Personal service. Excellent!
From the first contact by telephone, the staff were very helpful and reassuring. This level of consideration continued through-out the storage period.
Barn Store’s service was first rate – very personal, flexible, considerate and accommodating. The storage itself was secure and dry. We were very impressed.
Wonderful owners, amazing location and very helpful. I cannot recommend highly enough.
A very friendly and helpful smooth service.
It was the first time I’ve used a storage facility and I was very impressed by the friendly and efficient service. The facilities were easy to use and the use of the van a bonus. All contributions going to charity for it’s use. Many thanks.
Fantastic storage solution with an outstanding customer service level – would highly recommend the Barn Store.
An excellent service which fulfilled our short term storage needs and was delivered with real professionalism.
The Barn Store provided a safe and secure unit for storage at a reasonable price and the staff were extremely helpful. I would not hesitate to use them again.
I found the Barn Store to be just what I needed in an emergency situation. The service was very efficient, friendly, professional and secure. Thank you.
Thoroughly recommend Barn Store, after 2 years my belongings came out in the same good condition that they went in. The service is personal, reasonably priced and I would recommend to whoever I can.
Barn Store wonderful. Jane and Martin extremely helpful. Felt that all my goods were protected and secure. After moving furniture in four other types of storage companies with difficulty parking, queues, restricted opening times, lifts etc, endless frustrations Barn Store was by far the best. A company run by a family who were extremely helpful. 24 hour access drive up to the store with van an unload straight into unit. Units strong and secure where you know your goods are protected. Strongly recommended. Forget the other companies, go straight to Martin or Jane at Barn Store.
The whole process of renting and handing back the unit was very straightforward. I was also able to access the unit whenever I wished which tended to be at peculiar times over the weekend.
An easy to use and friendly service. Any problems were easily rectified and quickly.
Barn Store’s service and support was excellent throughout. Very competitive rate, top class security system and extremely easy access.
Great and friendly atmosphere and very helpful and accommodating. Would recommend to a friend.
This is an excellent facility that I would recommend.
We have used Barn Store twice and I would thoroughly recommend the friendly, courteous, efficient and prompt service provided by the Barn Store team at Offwell Farm, Southwick.
I was extremely happy with everything.
I would like to thank Jane and Martin for the fantastic service provided by Barn Store. Brilliant facilities, excellent customer service, genuinely nice people to do business with.
A smoothly run operation at an affordable price and very friendly staff. Thank you for my time with you.
Right from the first phone call the service has been great – friendly and courteous. I have found it much better service because it is a family business and the customer is really important.
A friendly, efficient service, giving complete confidence that our property was safe and secure. The free use of the van was an added bonus.
Excellent service start to finish and I would highly recommend this service.
Excellent service, very friendly, value for money, easy access and to top it all off a beautiful location. Wouldn’t hesitate to use Barn Store again.
You have all been really super at Barn Store, most accommodating during our numerous moves and we would not hesitate in recommending Barn Store for storage facilities. 1st class service.
Ideal location for a very reasonably priced very good and well run business.
We had the good fortune to choose Barn Store and rented space for several years. We moved and removed our goods in their van. The store is in a lovely setting, very secure, easy to access and is immaculate. Best of all is the very friendly and efficient family management.
Extremely secure. Jane and Martin were great, very friendly. Have recommended already.
My house move was made much much easier by renting a Barn Store unit before, during and after the process. Very quiet, uncrowded location and easy 24/7 access.
I have found Barn Store excellent for my purposes, the 24 hour access is brilliant, security great and the attention from the family second to none.
This is the second time we have used Barn Store. I would recommend it to anyone needing secure storage, it is 24/7 and all on one level.
Martin and Jane are both very helpful and incredibly friendly. Not only have they helped provide a great storage facility but also raised my awareness in the local area.
Excellent service, very friendly and helpful, no hidden extras, very competitively priced. I would not hesitate to recommend Barn Store.
I found Barn Store extremely easy and convenient to use and would use again – Thanks !
Don’t mend something that “ain’t broken”! It is a rare occurrence to be able to say of a commercial enterprise that one has absolute confidence in every aspect of their service, and having been a customer of Barn Store for about 4 years, I can say this un-resolvedly of both the company and its people.
Fantastic service, very helpful and well informed staff – a pleasure to store things with. Great customer service.
Service that goes the extra mile for their customers – nothing too much trouble to be of help and assistance. Like a home from home! Lovely people to deal with. Definately worth serious consideration.
For trouble free storage, ease of access and friendly helpful staff, Barn Store cannot be beaten.
The storage facilities are excellent with easy access and excellent security. Jane and Martin are very friendly and provide excellent customer service. I would not hesitate to recommend Barn Store to anyone requiring storage.