Blue Chip Holidays UK Self catering holiday cottages and holiday apartments by Blue Chip Holidays UK. Holiday cottages available in Cornwall, Devon, Newquay, Looe, Paignton, Torquay, Brixham, Dartmouth, Exmouth and Bigbury. http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:24:45 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Lazy Lifes Retreat http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/newport-country/lazy-lifes-retreat-newport.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/newport-country/lazy-lifes-retreat-newport.html

Lazy Life’s Retreat is set in a beautiful and secluded valley, just two miles up the Medina river from Cowes and only one mile from Newport, making it the perfect base from which to explore the Island and the Solent.

The interior has been designed to make the most of the natural light and waterside location. With two superbly positioned balconies overhanging the water, you’ll be able to take in some spectacular views across the Island Harbour Marina and estuary.

Located in one of the Solent’s best kept secrets, Island Harbour Marina has one of the most picturesque riverside locations around. You'll be able to moor your boat in the marina and for guests who prefer a different way to travel and take in the scenery, water taxis are available as an alternative mode of transport.

The Breeze Restaurant and Bar is exclusively operated by the Marina and is open daily serving fantastic local food for those looking to escape the kitchen.

New property with full images and description to follow.

]]>
House Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:11:00 +0000 2012
Apartment 3 Elizabeth House, Ventnor http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/sandown-the-south-coast/apartment-3-elizabeth-house-ventnor.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/sandown-the-south-coast/apartment-3-elizabeth-house-ventnor.html

Stunning sea and harbour views make Elizabeth House the perfect place to relax and watch the world go by. French doors lead out to a balcony; ease yourself into the day with a coffee as you watch fishing boats coming and going.

If getting away on holiday is an opportunity to cook up a storm, you'll love the stylish kitchen with its views out over the English Channel.

For those who prefer to eat out or explore, Elizabeth House is located in the town centre just a couple of minutes' stroll down the cascade to the beach. Situated opposite the Winter Gardens, it is a great location to explore the delights of Ventnor with its array of excellent pubs and restaurants.

Ventnor is a Victorian seaside town situated on the southern side of the Isle of Wight, right in the heart of the famed Undercliff, much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sheltered from the north by the National Trust owned St Boniface Downs, Ventnor benefits from its own micro climate. This climate provides an ideal haven for a variety of flora and fauna, many species of which are only found in Mediterranean countries.

New property with full images and description to follow.

]]>
Apartment Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:36:10 +0000 2011
Richmond House, Appledore http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/bideford-barnstaple/richmond-house-appledore.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/bideford-barnstaple/richmond-house-appledore.html

Richmond House is a grand property situated in the quaint village of Appledore, with decadent living areas and beautiful views across the estuary from a number of rooms.

The owners have retained many original features including pine floorboards and a slate fireplace alongside high quality furnishings to give your stay a touch of luxury. The open plan living and dining area is flooded with natural light from large sash windows where you can see glimpses of the estuary.

The split level courtyard area at the back is a perfect sun trap and the ideal spot to relax with a glass of wine after a day of exploring the local area.

Richmond House is the ideal base for those who love the beach. Take a short 3 mile trip to Westward Ho! where you’ll find two miles of sandy beach, popular with surfers and families.

You can catch a ferry between Appledore and Instow at high tide, a small seaside town with a long sandy beach. The estuary is an excellent place for water skiing, sailing and fishing. Children will love crabbing off Appledore Quay at high tide where competitions are held to see who has caught the most.

New property with full images and description to follow.

]]>
House Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:58:14 +0000 2009
The Retreat, Marldon House http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/paignton/the-retreat-marldon-house.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/paignton/the-retreat-marldon-house.html

Perfectly named, The Retreat is a beautifully appointed secluded haven set within the extensive walled grounds of Marldon House. This spacious and stylish two bedroom annexed apartment is nestled on the edge of one of Devon's most attractive and celebrated villages, and is the perfect setting for those who want to be close to the coast and all the attractions of Torbay, but yearn to return to the peace and tranquillity of the countryside after a day exploring.

Inside, the apartment is filled with the highest quality interiors and furnishings giving this space a true touch of luxury. The open plan living, kitchen and dining area opens out onto a private terrace area, a lovely spot to enjoy an afternoon bite in the sun or a glass of wine.

Relaxing on the private terrace, looking over the gardens towards the ancient church and multi award winning gastro pub, it is difficult to imagine that there are beaches only a ten minute drive away, and the uniqueness of Dartmoor lies just 10 miles North, along Moor Lane. The apartment is set against a back drop of mature native trees and has a private entrance, parking and a large swath of lawned garden.

Situated just a pleasant five minute stroll away, the Church House Inn is no ordinary village pub! It was the 1st in Devon to be included in the Michelin Good Pub Guide and boasts numerous recent accolades, including Devon's best dining pub of the year 2013! The setting is idyllic, nestled as it is next to the ancient church and overlooking the village cricket green.

The Retreat is a genuinely lovely place for a relaxing break, and is well suited to families or couples that like space. The proximity of the Manor House only adds to the experience, and you can while away the hours in complete privacy, amongst luxurious surroundings. With a beautiful shared garden and plenty of nature walks in the local area, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a walk and take in the stunning countryside that is on your doorstep.

Please note that the pool is open from 10am until 1pm all year round. The pool is heated from the 31st of May until the 31st of August.

New property with full images and description to follow.

]]>
Apartment Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:33:42 +0000 2008
The Lookout http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/plymouth/the-lookout.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/plymouth/the-lookout.html

The Lookout is a modern light-filled apartment situated in the newly developed 'Coastal Quarter' between Plymouth Hoe and Royal William Yard. The perfect position from which to enjoy Plymouth's main attractions, including the Theatre Royal.

The spacious open-plan living, kitchen and dining area is perfect for socialising with family and friends, and affords views across the rooftops to the sea with the ferries and boats coming and going. Look out for the captain on board through the telescope.  Slide open the door from the living room and you step out onto the large, south-facing balcony, where there is plenty of seating to relax with croissants for breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening.

Within easy walking distance of the town centre and Plymouth Hoe, you have everything you need on your doorstep.  Enjoy strolling along the seafront (part of the South West Coast path) overlooking Plymouth Sound or venture down to the historic Barbican and on to Sutton Harbour, home to the National Marine Aquarium, and a vibrant harbour area bursting with cafes, restaurants and bars.

The Lookout is also within easy reach of Royal William Yard, a stunning and busy waterside location with spectacular coastal views and more wonderful restaurants.  Or take the nearby Cremyll passenger ferry, one of Plymouth’s hidden gems, and discover the beach and some beautiful walks in Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.

With secure parking in the basement, getting out and about to explore Plymouth’s beautiful surrounding countryside and coastline couldn’t be easier.

New property with full images and description to follow.

]]>
Apartment Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:32:54 +0000 2006
4 Riverside Wharf http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/dartmouth-kingswear/4-riverside-wharf.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/dartmouth-kingswear/4-riverside-wharf.html

4 Riverside Wharf is an inviting and bright first floor apartment, located in the heart of the popular village of Kingswear. Inside, the apartment has a compact open plan living, kitchen and dining area; this is the perfect space to enjoy a romantic meal while enjoying the views over the marina.  

Located in the centre of Kingswear, this quaint village is home to some welcoming pubs serving fresh food. The village store is just a short stroll away where you will find the finest local produce and vegetables; you can even have your groceries delivered to your door. Nearby you will also find the historic steam railway which runs along to Paignton, a fantastic day out for families and train enthusiasts alike.

You can also take the ferry across to Dartmouth, a beautiful and charming town with an abundance of restaurants, cosy cafes, galleries and shops lining old cobbled streets. The Flavel cinema in Dartmouth is also within easy reach, for a great evening out.

New property with full images and description to follow.

]]>
Apartment Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:50:34 +0000 2005
Diamond Lodge, Strawberryfield http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/cheddar/diamond-lodge-strawberry-field.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/cheddar/diamond-lodge-strawberry-field.html

Strawberryfield Park is a beautiful development of eco-lodges, nestled on the fringes of the Mendip Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Diamond Lodge is a luxurious lodge with tranquil countryside views. Beautifully furnished throughout, the spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining area is the perfect space for you to enjoy each other’s company. Access to the wrap around decking gives you the chance to relax in the sun while eating lunch or enjoy the evening sun in the private hot tub with a glass of wine, gazing over a simply breathtaking view.

Strawberryfield Park, set within a 14 acre estate is perfectly positioned for exploring some of the most famous locations in Somerset. Only a short drive away is Cheddar Gorge, the gorge is the site of the Cheddar show caves, where Britain's oldest complete human skeleton, Cheddar Man, estimated to be over 9,000 years old, was found in 1903. Also nearby is Wookey Hole Caves and Longleat House and Safari Park.

The historic city of Wells is just six miles away offering its famous breathtaking Cathedral as well as the Bishops Palace and the Wells Market Place, with markets twice a week.

The scenic Georgian City of Bath offering a wealth of culture and steeped in history can be easily reached by car. Bath has some of the UK’s most famous places of cultural and historical interest to offer including the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Pultney Bridge and Sydney Gardens. Hours can easily be lost, spent walking around in this stunning city.

Local golf can be enjoyed at Brean GC and Mendip Spring GC.

Welcome hamper for all guests including teas, coffees, jams and wine.

Please note, this property requires a security deposit of £100.00 per booking.

 

]]>
Lodge Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:50:05 +0000 2004
The Bowling Green http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/plymouth/the-bowling-green.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/plymouth/the-bowling-green.html

The Bowling Green is a beautifully furnished apartment situated in a converted hotel in the heart of Plymouth.

Once in the apartment you’ll find a stylish living space with high ceilings and large windows. You’ll have everything you’re likely to need for a relaxing break with an open plan kitchen diner and three en suite bedrooms.

If you don’t feel like cooking, you can wander down to the Barbican, a vibrant harbour bursting with restaurants, bars and cafés. Plymouth Hoe is the perfect place for relaxing with a picnic on a sunny day overlooking Plymouth Sound and Smeaton's Tower.

New property, full images and description to follow.

]]>
Apartment Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:36:32 +0000 2003
Sea View Apartment http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/st-austell-eden/sea-view-apartment.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/st-austell-eden/sea-view-apartment.html

Sea View Apartment is an inviting and contemporary second floor apartment. Furnished with the highest quality fixtures and fittings, and just a short stroll from the beach, this is the ideal base for your relaxing holiday.

The spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining area leads onto the private balcony, a great place to spend an evening with friends as you admire the gorgeous sea views.

With two decadent king-size bedrooms, you will not struggle to have a peaceful night’s sleep after a day exploring the beautiful nearby scenery.

The beaches of St Austell Bay and Mevagissey offer sweeping golden sands and are a haven for water sports enthusiasts, so whether you’re looking for an adventure filled getaway or the opportunity to kick back, this area will definitely not disappoint.

This property also benefits from access to the secluded Duporth Sands a beach that can only be reached by foot. You can access this beach along a private woodland path. The beach, with its fine sand, safe waters and a steep cliff backdrop, is an ideal setting to enjoy the stunning stretch of coastline. This property is so close to the sea you can hear the surf in the quiet of the night.

For golf enthusiasts, you will be able to enjoy a golf championship 18 hole course nearby. Also, with the Georgian port of Charlestown just a 10 minute walk away, you'll be able to take in the picturesque scenery around the historic harbour and even visit one of the ships that have appeared in many films.

New property with images and description to follow.

Internet access will be available from mid-May.

]]>
Apartment Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:03:46 +0000 2002
Lake View Cottage http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/poole-sandbanks/lake-view-cottage.html http://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/holiday-cottages/poole-sandbanks/lake-view-cottage.html

Lake View Cottage, with tranquil countryside views looking out over an expansive lake, is traditionally decorated and beautifully furnished. The spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining area is perfect for you to enjoy the company of your family or friends. A patio is accessed through the living area, where you can enjoy the evening sun over dinner whilst taking in the peaceful lake views.

With an abundance of local wildlife, Lake View is a brilliant hub for ramblers and twitchers alike. During your stay you will have full access to the grounds, the web cam to the owl box and the option to go for a kayak on the steady lake waters.
 
Also within the lands is the Farm House bed and breakfast which can provide additional accommodation if you're travelling with a large party.

Only a short drive away is the historic town centre of Wareham where you can take the ferry from the quay down the River Frome to Poole and Brownsea Island, or jump on the no.40 bus for a day on the beach at Swanage. Catch a film at the wonderfully restored REX cinema, or enjoy a quiet pint and a bite to eat on the balcony of the Granary, as you watch the boats go by.

New property, full images and description to follow.

]]>
Bungalow Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:47:58 +0000 2001