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The Best Places to Relax in the UK

The Blue Chip Timeline

From the South West to Dorset, the Isle of Wight and Yorkshire… quite simply, the best places to relax in the UK.

From quaint country cottages with log-burning stoves and thatched roofs to stylish apartments with dramatic sea views and hot tubs, there’s something to suit every taste. Choose from over 300 special places to stay with your four-legged friend, or if you’re travelling with tots, take the pressure off and ease into your well-earned break with our Baby Blue Chip collection.

Click the 'Our Story' link on the left to find out where it all began, and how we've grown. And read a story from Margaret, our most loyal guest who's stayed with us 30 times over the past 15 years.

 

 

This year, we're celebrating 15 years of exceptional holiday experiences!

 


 

Our promises to you...

 

Blue Chip Quality Approved We’re so particular about the quality of our properties, and so keen to meet your high expectations, that we developed our own stringent grading scheme, managed by our in-house quality team.
4&5 Star We know that when it comes to your holiday, you’re a picky bunch (and rightly so). That’s why we only accept the finest 4&5 star cottages, lodges and apartments in the best locations. Stay with us, and you’ll stay somewhere special.

Your personal holiday planner Mum wants a lesson in watercolour painting, and little Charlie wants to learn to surf… you can now please everyone with the help of our Blue Chip Experience holiday planners. Give us a call to find out more.

Here for you 7 days a week Our customer care team are here until 8pm every day (6pm on Sundays). Our bookings team are local experts, and they’re often out and about visiting properties so they can personally recommend the right choice for your holiday. If there’s a question we can’t answer, we’ll ask the property owner for you. And if you experience any holiday hitches, we’ll do everything we can to get you back on track.

Our guests love us 96% of guests would book with us again.

 
 
 

This year, Blue Chip Holidays is 15 years old … and we’re still in love with what we do.

The Blue Chip timeline

Our story so far

It’s been 15 years since our founder, Sylvia Cutting, set out with a dream in mind.

As mother in law to a busy entrepreneur and a hospitality veteran who’d spent her life caring for guests, Sylvia knew better than anyone: spare time in our hectic lives is precious.

The dream? Well, Sylvia was frustrated by the UK self-catering scene. It had become tired. What should be a well-earned opportunity to relax, enjoy privacy with family and friends, had become an unpredictable, second-rate option. The experience was falling short, and Sylvia wanted to make a difference.

Perhaps it was fate that Sylvia’s son in law, Liam, asked her to manage his seafront apartment in Brixham. The location was special, and Sylvia knew she could make the property even more so. She pictured her guests arriving, tired from the journey only to step out on the balcony, breathe sea air and instantly feel all the stress fall away. She imagined them feeling pampered without intrusion, enjoying luxurious quality time with no interruptions or frustrations. An escape -  exactly what a holiday should be. So she set to work.

Sylvia advertised Moorings Reach, Brixham in The Times. Guests flocked from their hectic lives in London… and soon they were returning year after year. Today, Moorings Reach is still one of our most popular developments.

Word spread. Over a bottle of bubbly, Sylvia inspired property owners to make their holiday homes special, so that holidaymakers could discover how perfect their quality time should be.  Her business grew and grew - she’d been right all along.

In 2009, when Sylvia retired, she handed the reigns to her son-in-law Liam - someone who’d shared her vision since the beginning. With the help of MD Alan Taylor and a small, committed team, Liam grew Blue Chip Vacations into Blue Chip Holidays - the UK’s leading premium self-catering agency - seeking out the most special properties in Dorset, the Isle of White and more recently beautiful Yorkshire.

Today, our portfolio really is a dream  - over 1000 properties in wonderful locations and we’re proud of every single one. We’ve even touched new areas with our magic - you’ll find Blue Chip Lodges & Resorts in our portfolio that show what real holidays are made of.

Creating true relaxation is something of an artform. (We learned that from Sylvia). It’s all about ambience and imagination, care and attention…worrying about the details so our guests don’t have to. Perhaps there’s also an instinctive sense for what’s special…. either way, every day our business grows we get more and more excited about what we do.

We’ll always think big to make holidays special, and we’ll always bring you the best places to relax in the UK.
 

Meet our team

  • Justina Gavin

    Company Secretary

  • Liam Gavin

    Chairman

  • Richard Carrick

    Director

  • Alan Taylor

    Director

  • Allan Lambert

    Managing Director

  • Beth Rogers

    HR Director

  • Phil Beattie

    Head of Operations

  • Luke McCaughan

    Owner Services Manager

  • Tara Leonard

    Owner Account Manager

  • James Rogers

    Owner Account Manager

  • Kate Dixon

    Owner Account Manager

  • Nick French

    Owner Account Manager

  • Caroline Rocco

    Owner Account Manager

  • Kieran Bartlett

    Owner Account Manager

  • Rebecca Bashford

    Quality Program Manager

  • Leanne Jones

    Quality Program Assessor

  • Lucy Morris

    Contact Centre Manager

  • Jenny Phipps

    Contact Centre Supervisor

  • Sarah Brimicombe

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Susie Walker

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Layla Bennett

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Dawn Bristow

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Lynn Huskisson

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Leane Manser

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Iain Geoghegan

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Charlotte McGowan

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Anne Oxenbury

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Edward Gray

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Ross Welham

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Natalie Aston

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Emma Foley

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Gareth Carter

    Customer Service Advisor

  • Sam Wrigglesworth

    Head of Product Development

  • Tom Pearson

    Business Development Coordinator

  • Margaret Dando

    PDM North & South Cornwall

  • Gary Joliffe

    PDM Torbay

  • Nicole Roe

    PDM South Hams

  • Suzanne Priddle

    PDM Isle of Wight

  • Jonathan Smith

    PDM Yorkshire

  • Shane Horsfall

    Online Marketing Manager

  • James Lund

    Channel Manager

  • Kelly Marsh

    Content Manager

  • Lindsay McCargow

    Marketing assistant

  • Tori Kirwan-Taylor

    Brand & Communications Manager

  • Laura Moss

    Communications Executive

  • Sean Brandon

    Business Analyst

  • Allen Legg

    Systems Analyst

  • Claire Cane

    Business Intelligence Analyst

  • Nigel Parrett

    IT Systems Manager

  • James Byrne

    Junior IT Support Technician

  • John Whitaker

    Finance Director

  • Jonathan Dufty

    Management Accountant

  • Michael Turpin

    Finance assistant

 

Want to join the team?

We are always on the lookout for good people to come and join our team here at Blue Chip Holidays. We work hard to make every Blue Chip Holiday feel special and centre our company culture around creating the best experience possible for our Owners, Guests and Team.

If you are positive and passionate about your work, you want to work as part of a great team and you believe in providing exceptional customer experiences, please send us your CV, let us know why you want to work with us and what type of role you are interested in

We're currently recruiting for Customer Care Specialists - Click Here to apply

 

 
 
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