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Happy in Harrogate – McCarthy’s doubles up!

Written by on January 24, 2018

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Harrogate really does have it all. It’s been voted the best place to live in the UK, the happiest place in the UK – and now it has a fantastic new McCarthy’s Storage World! What more could you want?!

Some of you might have seen the press coverage we had recently regarding our Harrogate self storage centre.

We are delighted that our brand spanking new £1million self storage centre in Harrogate is now officially open!

As many of you will know, we have had a McCarthy’s Storage World on Ripon Road in Harrogate since 2012. But we were finding we (or more precisely our customers) were needing more space so this is a new, purpose built facility set behind the pre-existing building. And it looks rather good, if we do say so ourselves! Most importantly, it’s increased our self storage capacity in the town by 50 per cent. We actually had a waiting list for it – but have no fear, there’s still plenty of space available if you need it.

The storage units vary in size from the equivalent of an old telephone box (don’t pretend you’re too young to remember those…) to 500 sq ft rooms – which is more than enough space to store even a 10-bedroom house, even if you were a total hoarder! Whether you’re a homeowner decluttering ahead of putting your property on the market in Spring, or you’re looking to downsize and you need to temporarily store some items, we’ll have the perfect size unit for your requirements. With such an active property market in Harrogate, we find that sometimes people sell their home, put the majority of their belongings into storage, and then move into rented accommodation, to allow them to make a quick move if a desirable property comes on the market. Sounds like a sensible plan.

We can also create bespoke units to order – and there’s one 4,000 sq ft warehouse unit also available on a flexible lease basis. That’s probably going to be too much for your average homeowner, unless your home happens to be Harewood House or Castle Howard. But it could be perfect for a local business, and that kind of warehouse space, within the town, is pretty hard to find. Units can also be used for document archiving to free up office space for organisations – get the paperwork and filing off your desk and somewhere secure – great for those records you need to keep hold of, but probably won’t need to access very regularly.

As well as larger local businesses, we provide space for a lot of SMEs, looking for extra storage, workshop space or somewhere to ‘pick and pack’. With the rise in independent online retailers – for example, eBay and Etsy sellers – self storage is a cost effective way to gain space, without having to pay over the odds for offices, or give up your spare room or garage (if you have them). Property is expensive enough without having to pay for an extra room for all your boxes!

Units can be fitted with power, WiFi and heating as needed – so it can be an enjoyable place to spend time, and you can log online and update records as needed.

As with all of our sites, safety is a priority. Each unit is fitted with a state of the art alarm, and you hold the only key to your unit – even our staff can’t gain access without you. The site is monitored by CCTV and onsite security and there’s unique pin code access to the building.

Anyway, why not come and take a look? We’re always happy to give you a tour. We’ve got exciting plans to update the ‘older’ building too, so watch this space! Don’t forget there’s a box shop on site, selling everything you need for packaging up belonging or parcels, from bubble wrap to extra strong boxes. As the experts in removals, we only offer the best – we know how annoying the bad stuff can be!

For more information about our storage units in Harrogate – or in Wakefield or Leeds – get in touch.


Excellent service all round. The ladies in the reception at Harrogate were professional and friendly, the storage unit itself was modern, easy to access and exactly what I needed to store some of my belongings during a house move, cannot fault this facility at all.

5 Stars

Extremely great service

5 Stars

Overall safe and effective storage although my unit occasionally leaked when it rained.The continual fee increases during Covid were unacceptable and my complaints received no reply. Compulsory insurance issued by McCarthys is another rip off factor.

2 Stars
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