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Stunning Somerset Eco Homes

Jan 19

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 Eagle-eyed viewers of the fascinating ‘Country Tracks’ programme on BBC 1 on 14th January would have spotted the beautiful surroundings of stunning Somerset, which plays host to Blue Chip Holidays’ pioneering eco-homes.  If you missed the Country Tracks programme, or simply want to enjoy the splendour of this enchanting region again, then click the link below to enjoy presenter Joe Crowley’s journey across Somerset. He begins with rock climbing at Cheddar Gorge, visits a cider auction and takes part in a gruelling orienteering time trial on the shores of Wimbleball Lake, all activities you could enjoy during your holiday.

‘Win your 2010 holiday' winners announced!

Jan 11

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Bluechip Holidays' 10th anniversaryTo celebrate Blue Chip Holidays' 10th birthday, we ran a prize draw for all bookings between 1st November to 31st December 2009 for a holiday in 2010, with some amazing prizes up for grabs! The winner of the first prize will get their 2010 holiday paid for up to the value of £1,000, as well as a fun day out for all party members at one of the top local attractions in the area including Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts, Kents Cavern and Babbacombe Model Village, or a great day fishing, at a spa or an evening at the theatre. To round the fantastic day off, we're even throwing in a scrumptious meal at a fantastic local restaurant! Two runners up will enjoy fine dining at one of the finest restaurants in the South West.

New properties: Ocean Views, Dorset

Jan 09

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Blue Chip Holidays recently Ocean Views, Dorsetannounced that it has agreed a deal with Comer Homes to market 50 apartments at its Ocean Views Portland development.  The apartments, which include a number that have been booking well since October, will be made available in batches of 10.  The first full batch will be ready in early 2010, with the remainder coming on board throughout the rest of the year, 2011 and in the run up to 2012.

Blue Chip Holidays' newest recruit: Phillip Newnes

Jan 08

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Blue Chip Holidays' recently announced that it has appointed foPhillip Newnesrmer Sales and Marketing Director for Crest Nicholson South West, Philip Newnes, as its new Head of Property Portfolio.

In this newly-created position Philip will be responsible for achieving Blue Chip Holidays’ ambitious plans to further expand its range of high-end properties across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset, while embarking on a new drive to build an industry-leading choice of luxury holiday homes in the Cotswolds.

Holiday Donation to Lifeboat Station!

Jan 07

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Torbay Lifeboat Station gave Blue Chip Holidays a warm welcome dThe Blue Chip team present the chequeespite the wintry weather, when Alan Taylor, MD of the self-catering holiday home specialist, and Maggie Sycamore, its Accounts Administrator, came in to present a cheque for £250 to the RNLI.

The money had been raised over the Christmas period when a festive email was sent to its 600-plus self-catering owners instead of a Christmas card. All money saved was donated to the RNLI, and the initiative even resulted in a number of separate contributions from property owners.

2010: the year of the Staycation?

Dec 29

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Over half of us are likely to take fewer overseas holidays in 2010 replacing Moorings Reach, Brixhamthese with UK breaks instead. The survey of 949 people undertaken by Blue Chip Holidays showed that 56 per cent of us would ditch the overseas holiday in 2010, while over two-thirds (69 per cent) will choose to holiday in the UK instead. Respondents said their decision was influenced by the combination of positive UK weather predictions for the next decade, continuing poor exchange rates, concerns over the environment and the impact of increasing Air Passenger Duty. These findings are supported by strong domestic self-catering bookings that are already on the rise for 2010.

Blue Chip Birthday Bonanza!

Nov 30

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Book a 2010 break before the end of the year and you could find yourself with an early 2010 birthday present - a free holiday, a sensational South West experience and a meal for your entire party at one of the region's leading restaurants.

To mark the launch of our 2Alan Taylor010, tenth anniversary brochure, we're going to reward one early booker with a free holiday, an unforgettable experience of their choice*, and a meal for their entire party. Two additional customers will also receive a fabulous dinner for their party at either Fifteen Cornwall, Bistro 46, The Seahorse, The Elephant, Tanners, or St Petroc's Bistro. And, anyone making a booking before the end of the year for a holiday in either May or October will also receive a free 12-month subscription to ‘Coast' Magazine.

Blue Chip Holidays Wins South Devon Excellence Best Marketing Campaign 2009

Nov 23

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We are delighted to announce that Blue Chip VacatiSouth Devon Excellence Awards Logoons has picked up the prestigious accolade of ‘Best Marketing Campaign' of the year at the recent South Devon Excellence Awards.

Our very own Elise Newman, who heads Blue Chip Holidays' Digital Marketing programme, was there to collect the award on behalf of the company.

New site for Newquay

Nov 09

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We've launched a dedicated, new website to help fans of Newquay find their perfect Cornish cottage, seaside Newquay apartment or holiday property in the town and surrounding area. To mark the launch of www.bluechipnewquay.co.uk, anyone booking three nights or more at the luxury Rocklands development will receive a free £50 voucher* towards dinner at the Jamie Oliver-inspired Fifteen Restaurant, situated in Watergate Bay.

In the pink for the Breast Cancer Campaign

Oct 23

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We've come over all pink in the office today as we join "Wear It Pink" to raise money for the breast cancer campaign.  Staff got in the spirit and wore an item of pink clothing for the day, and the keen cooks in the team baked a fantastic selection of pink cakes to sell on the day.