House Clearance back to top

  • Wombell's Auctioneers have been clearing houses throughout York and the North of England since 1984. From manor houses to shacks, minimalists to hoarders we have dealt with all sorts and sizes.
  • We undertake house clearance services on behalf of many of the City of York's solicitors and also for families and individuals. We provide a reliable, diligent and professional service, clearing whatever is necessary including sheds, garages and outbuildings. We hoover and sweep up after clearance.
  • We are a licensed waste carrier, no. CBDU176259 on the Environment Agency's register. We are fully insured for our services.
  • We charge a daily rate for house clearance and charge for the disposal of items which can't be used.
  • Any saleable items are sold through our auction rooms with the vendor receiving a detailed statement of results and payment.
  • We are happy to give free advice and estimates.

About Wombells back to top


  • frequent general sales: every 3rd Saturday @ 10:00
  • quarterly specialist sale of Silver and Jewellery
  • auction contents include:
    • antique furnishings
    • ceramics, militaria
    • toys, pictures, coins
    • silver & jewellery
    • decorative & contemporary items


  • valuations for auction, probate and insurance
  • free verbal valuations (admin charge for typed valuations)
  • house clearance service provided with utmost professional care, discretion and sensitivity


  • modern purpose built saleroom, easily accessible on the outskirts of York
  • saleroom open Monday to Friday from 9:00 until 5:00 for valuations and deliveries
  • ample parking, a cafe and toilet facilities
  • removals transport is available to collect larger items or undertake house clearances


  • auctions are well attended with local, national and international buyers and have a vibrant atmosphere
  • vendors range from private individuals with one or two items to organisations handling entire estates
  • we offer a high level of service to buyers and sellers and we are proud that customers from ten years ago are still customers today

Testimonials back to top

Dear Mr Rice. Now that the sale of my bungalow, [address], is completed I would like to thank you for all the care and trouble you took with the sale of contents and clearance etc. and for the advice you gave me from time to time.

VS, Fulford, York

Dear Sirs. I am just writing to thank you for the very professioanl way in which you handled the clearance of my mother's house and the sale of her effects last week. We were very pleased with your service and the final result.

SS, Selby

Dear Mr Rice. Thank you for cheque received this morning. I would also like to thank you for your kind courtesy and help to me personally. My husband is still not well and it was a great help to me to know I had such reliable help from you. Again, many thanks.

WB, Stockton Lane, York

Dear William. A very big thank you to you, Matt and James for a wonderful job on [address]! You were very efficient and professional but aso very kind and understanding. Thank you.

York family

Dear Sirs. Thank you for the Statement of the Sale Proceeds for the chattels of [name] along with the cheque in settlement. I enclose a cheque for the amount of [amount] in payment of your account for the house cleranace of [address]. I wish to thank you for the way in which you have helped at a difficult time and if I may say the extremely professional and efficient way the clearance took place.

AA, Haxby, York

Dear William. Re: the late [person] of [address]. I am writing to thank you and your employees for your honesty and professionalism when you found the plastic bag containing over £4000 at the above property. Also, thank you for your honesty again on the recent estate of [person] in [place] where numerous small amounts of money were discovered by your company when again clearing the property for us. Your assistance on our estates is much appreciated.

HSBC Probate, York

Dear Mr Rice. I am in receipt of the Pre-sale Advice, Statement and cheque in connection with the sale on [date] of items from [address]. Thank you for your helpful and efficient services.

JG, Darlington

Dear Mr Rice. Thank you for your letter of [date] and for dealing with the sale of effects so expeditiously.

MD, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Dear Sirs. Re: clearance of [address]. I enclose a cheque in the sum of [amount] in payment of your attached invoice. Would you please receipt the invoice and return it to me in the enclosed sae. I would like to thank everyone concerned in the clearance of Mum's house, especially Mr Rice, for the efficient and caring way it was carried out.

PC, Haxby, York

Dear Mr Rice. [name] deceased. Sale of Coins. Thank you for your Statement in respect of the auction which took place on [date]. I confirm safe receipt of your cheque representing the proceeds of sale less your commission. I would like to thank you for your kind assistance with this matter. I feel the auction was very successful and I imagine the Executor will as well.

Langleys Solrs, York

Dear Will. Re: House clearance - [address]. Thank you for the cheque for [amount] which I have handed to [name]. I would like to thank you on [name]'s behalf, for the efficient way you dealt with the clearance and sale of the contents. It was good of you to find the time, after clearing the house, to search for some books which were of sentimental value to [name].

PM, Easingwold, York

Dear Mr Wombell and Mr Rice. May I take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely for the wonderful job of clearing my late brother's house also the sale of everything. As far as I know the house has been sold just the final legal side to complete and the [item] is also in the process of being sold so that is a lot of worry off my shoulders. Once again very many thanks.

LH, Dringhouses, York

Dear Sirs. I am in receipt of your cheque dated [date], and wish to thank you for your efforts on my behalf - a quick, speedy service. Many thanks.

BM, Long Marston, York

Dear Sirs. Re: clearance of [address]. Please find enclosed a cheque for [amount] in payment of your invoice dated [date] relating to the above house clearance. I would also like to thank you for the excellent job that uou did, which made a difficult process much easier. I was particularly impressed that you found and left the keys for the window locks, which I had forgotten to remove. This attention to detail saved me the job of getting replacement keys and I am so grateful for it.

MF, Beeston, Nottingham

Dear William. I am sorry that I was out of the office when you visited yesterday but wanted to write specifically not only to acknowledge safe receipt of your cheque but also to record my thanks for all your help with matters arising out of the administration of the late [name]'s estate. You must be delighted with the outcome of the sale (I am!). With my renewed thanks for all your efforts and very best wishes.

Hague & Dixon Solrs, York

Dear William. Thank you so much for all the support and help and patience you gave to me at the estate of [name]. You were very professional but very approachable and pleasant in what to me was a marathon task. My legal duties are now finished with the estate. Best wishes for your future.

PS, Huntington, York

Contact Us back to top


Wombell's LLP

The Auction Gallery

Northminster Business Park

Northfield Lane

Upper Poppleton


YO26 6QT


Tel: 01904 790777

Fax: 01904 798018


Email: enquiries at wombells dot co dot uk