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Christmas may be gone, but the Santa Express will return next year!

Jan 06

Posted by kelly in DevonDartmouthChristmasAttractions

Although the snow's melting and the Santa Express has chugged off into the horizon, the children who enjoyed the festive journey and panto this year will remember the experience for years to come...

Santa Express Click here to read more about the fun aboard the Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Our Dartmouth Food Festival Competition Winner is Announced

Oct 28

Posted by kelly in DartmouthCompetitions

The winner of the Blue Chip Holidays competition which was run at the Dartmouth Food Festival has been selected, congratulations to Mrs Mardon from Bath!

The Dartmouth Food Festival The lucky Mrs Mardon has won £500 off a stay in one of Blue Chip Holiday’s luxury self-catering holiday properties.

The competition was one of several run by Blue Chip Holidays during the Dartmouth Food Festival. 

Look Out for Blue Chip Holidays at the Dartmouth Food Festival

Oct 14

Posted by kelly in EventsDartmouthCompetitionsAttractions

The Dartmouth Food Festival is just around the corner, and visitors will soon be following their noses and heading down to the South West for the delicious event set for 19th – 24th October. As one of the main sponsors of the Dartmouth Food Festival, Blue Chip Holidays will be running a stand during the festival so keep your eyes open for us!

Dartmouth Food Festival

Dartmouth Food Festival To mark its participation in this year’s Dartmouth Food Festival, Blue Chip is offering guests of its properties during the event the chance to win special tickets for related treats.

The English Riviera Marks 120th Anniversary of Beloved Resident Agatha Christie

Sep 15

Posted by kelly in EventsDartmouthAttractions

15th September 1890 saw the birth of one of the world’s most celebrated authors. The mistress of mysteries, Agatha Christie, would have seen her 120th birthday were she alive today. Instead, her life and works will be celebrated throughout her beloved English Riviera with Christie Week.

 Christie Week

Christie Week has included many special events and activities themed around the author’s famous novels and characters, bringing old favourites such as Miss Marple and Poirot back to life.

Blue Skies in South Devon

Apr 16

Posted by 0 in Late DealsDevonDartmouthbeacharea guide

When the sun shines and the temperatures begin to climb, South Devon is a great place to be.  The unspoilt rolling countryside leads down some beautiful beaches flanked by cliffs to provide stunning vistas.

And late April, early May is a great time to visit with quieter roads and beaches plus a widespread feeling of complete peace and tranquility.

4 Pottery Cottage offers fine accommodation to match the natural beauty of the area.  Positioned in an exclusive waterside setting on the River Dart in Dartmouth, the property offers an excellent, five star rated standard of accommodation, just a short walk from Dartmouth Castle on the river estuary.  The town centre is a pleasant walk along the river where some of the most noted restaurants in Devon can be found on the waterfront - The New Angel and The Seahorse Restaurant.

March writing competition winner announced!

Apr 14

Posted by 0 in UK HolidaysLuxury HolidaysDevonDartmouthCompetitionsCompany NewsBrixham

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.

The Green Blog: the Brixham-Kingwear Trail

Dec 30

Posted by 0 in GreenDevonDartmouthAttractionsarea guide

Intrepid EnJon Presslingvironmental Coordinator Jon Pressling recently strolled the charming route from Brixham to Kingswear. Luckily he wasn't too (Kings)weary to report on the journey!

Feeling a little guilty about the excess turkey, mince pies and mulled wine consumed over Christmas? Well here's a winter warmer that you soon get the fresh air back into your lungs whilst experiencing some of the most dramatic coastline the south west has to offer.

A wick-ed weekend at Candlelit Dartmouth

Nov 25

Posted by 0 in Luxury HolidaysEventsDartmouthChristmasarea guide

The charming The Candlelit Dartmouth FestivalSouth-Devon sailing town of Dartmouth is set to come alight on 11th December when hundreds of hand-made candle lanterns parade through the town's streets in a beguiling procession to mark the start of the Christmas season. Blue Chip Holidays has a number of attractive self-catering properties available in the town over the two days of the festival.

A Potty Self-catering offer in Dartmouth

Oct 30

Posted by 0 in Late DealsDevonDartmoutharea guide

DartmouthSteeped with architectural beauty, pretty narrow lanes and natural elegance, Dartmouth is a jewel in the South West. Renowned for its boutique shops and galleries, delightful delicatessens, gourmet restaurants, harbour side and port it has something to suit every taste.

Girls - forget the buoys!

Sep 14

Posted by 0 in Torquayluxury yacht charterLuxury HolidaysEventsDevonDartmouthChristmas

Cruise in luxury to an unforgettable spa Hen-party

Relax and indulge on Triple SevenArranging an alternative hen party can be a creative challenge, leaving many Maids of Honour feeling well and truly all at sea. So why not follow the nautical theme and consider a truly inspa-ing day including a cruise on board a luxury 80ft motor yacht, lunch at a top restaurant, a spa session and high tea on the beautiful South West coast?

For just £250 per person for up to twelve people, you could have an all-inclusive Hen-party that will turn heads and leave your friends feeling like millionaires.

The stunning Triple Seven can be chartered for an exclusive Hen-party pamper day, including a full body massage or a facial from £3,000.