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May writing competition announced!

Jun 17
2010

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The beautiful Dorset coastlineCongratulations to Craig Garnett, Glasgow, who is the May winner of our writing competition, winning a £50 Marks & Spencers voucher and the chance to win a short stay at one of our finest properties! Staying in Dorset, he and his wife enjoyed the stunning views and fascinating coastline on offer in this beautiful part of the world. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the aforementioned fantastic prizes, simply email around 500 words on your favourite activity in the South West to ewan@bluechipholidays.co.uk. To read more of Craig’s break in Dorset, click here.

Blue Chip Holidays backs Iron Man Challenge for RNLI!

May 27
2010

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Blue Chip will be getting behind its very own Iron Man, Jon Pressling, who will be tackling one of the meanest and most challenging Triathlon courses in the UK, if not the world.

Jon, a member of South Devon Athletic Club, will be raising money for the RNLI when he undertakes UK Ironman 70.3 next month on Exmoor.  Blue Chip Holidays has pledged to contribute 25p for every booking made in June guaranteeing a minimum contribution of £300 towards the charity.

Make the most of the Volcano P-lava

May 13
2010

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Manor House, TorquayBlue Chip Holidays is offering holidaymakers worried about flight cancellations over the next month an extended 20 per cent discount across its entire portfolio through to 04 June!

The special offer includes 20 per cent off stays at Manor House, near Torquay, which sleeps ten.  Having only recently been cut in price by £470 per week, the combined discount comes to a saving of £725 for a seven night stay from 21-28 May, (now just £105 per person). 

Winner of April Writing Competition announced

May 12
2010

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The charming Brixham harbourCongratulations to Julie Cartmell, the April winner of our writing competition, who wins a £50 Marks & Spencers voucher and the chance to win a short stay at one of our finest properties! She and her husband enjoyed a stay at the charming Moorings Reach, Brixham, and managed to take in some of the spectacular scenery and attractions that this beautiful region has to offer. During their spring break in the South West they even managed to spy some majestic dolphins in the bay on a trip to Torquay !If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the aforementioned fantastic prizes, simply email around 500 words on your favourite activity in the South West to ewan@bluechipholidays.co.uk. To read more of Mrs. Cartmell’s break in Brixham, click here.

March writing competition winner announced!

Apr 14
2010

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Stunnig views over Brixham from Linden CourtCongratulations to Kate Singlehurst, the March winner of our writing competition, who wins a £50 Marks & Spencers voucher and the chance to win a short stay at one of our finest properties! She and her husband enjoyed a stay at the charming Linden Court, Brixham, and managed to take in some of the spectacular scenery and attractions that the English Riviera has to offer. During their spring break in the South West they managed to enjoy the quaint charms of Dartmouth, took in the fantastic coastline and even found time to enjoy one of the legendary cream tea’s that this region is so famous for! If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the aforementioned fantastic prizes, simply email around 500 words on your favourite activity in the South West to ewan@bluechipholidays.co.uk. To read more of Mrs. Singlehurst’s break in Torquay, click here.

Powerboats and Perfect Pads, now at a quarter of the price!

Apr 08
2010

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The opening races of the Zapcat powerboat season will take place in Newquay, Cornwall on 24 and 25 April.

 Zapcats racing in NewquayUp to 16 heats of racing will take place culminating in two divisional finals each day.  Each daily round will earn the competitors vital points towards the prestigious National Championships, the Services, Rookie, and Team, Mixed, Home Nations and Surf titles, all of which will come to their tense finales in October.

Colour away for a free holiday!

Mar 24
2010

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 Torquay holiday homesWe have teamed up with the Early Learning Centre to offer a fantastic prize for one lucky winner! Promotions will run across its 215 UK-wide stores giving children the chance to win their family a self-catering holiday with Blue Chip Holidays worth £1,500, plus £500 spending money, simply be entering a colouring competition.

Two winners announced for February writing competition!

Mar 11
2010

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 The charming beach  at Portwrinkle The entries were so good this month that two winners were announced for the February writing competition! Congratulations to Jim Metcalf and Jacob Wiggins, both of whom have been rewarded with a £50 Marks & Spencers voucher, and both will go into the prize draw to win a short stay in one of our finest properties! Jim enjoyed a stay at the charming Fish Cellars in Portwrinkle, while Jacob and his family explored picturesque Paignton. If you fancy a chance of winning this fantastic prize, simply email an article around 500 words long, to ewan@bluechipholidays.co.uk. To read more of Jim’s Portwrinkle adventures, click here, or to read Jacob’s charming account of pretty Paignton, click here.

With summer breaks still available, why not book your summer holiday in Devon or Cornwall today?

The Green Blog: Green Training!

Feb 07
2010

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 Jon PresslingThis weeks green blog reports on Jon Presslings recent trip to the Green Awareness Training that he attended earlier this week. 

Two years ago, Blue Chip Holidays was rewarded for its work towards sustainable tourism by being awarded the Silver Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) award. This involved our business being assessed against a rigorous set of criteria covering a range of areas including energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more.

Not wanting to be a business that lets the grass grow beneath us we are now striving towards achieving a Gold Award. As part of this I recently attended a course on "Green Awareness Training", organised by the Devon Tourism Skills Network.

Officially cool!

Jan 25
2010

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 The stunning Bryher CottageThe Sunday Times has once again ranked Blue Chip Holidays' cottages in its top 100 cool cottages. This year the stunning Bryher Cottage in St. Mawgan, Cornwall came in the top twenty at number 13. And it's not difficult to see why. This beautiful barn conversion boasts a roaring Charnwood Stove, comfy mattresses and blackout curtains making Bryher Cottage a cosy home from home. Ideal for families, with a cot, high chair and stair gate all provided, it makes for a special family break. The walled garden is a real sun trap and a great place for family barbeques in the warm summer months. Sat in a characterful corner of the region, close to a quaint village shop, a cosy welcoming pub and a fascinating monastery, there is certainly plenty to see and do. In addition to this, the great family beaches of Mawgan Porth and Watergate Bay area mere five minute drive away, ideal for a lazy day on the sun kissed sand.