High demand for self-catering holidays in Devon
Everyone knows Devon for its beautiful coastlines and rolling hills. Home to the 22 mile long English Riviera and to the famous Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s no wonder that this county has around 8 million visitors a year. Located at the end of the M5, Devon’s served by frequent public transport links to and from the capital to make getting here straightforward, and it’s a great destination for those looking for a staycation.
According to a Google’s UK weekly travel metrics report, Devon is one of the most searched destinations, ranking 5th for those searching for a holiday let in the UK. This shows the area is becoming an even more popular staycation destination, having a 10% increase in search queries in comparison to 2015.
We’re the Holiday Lettings experts for premium properties in Devon
Devon holds a special place in our heart, especially Torbay, as our company was founded in Brixham 16 years ago. Our founder, Sylvia Cutting, managed her first few properties in Brixham and saw the benefits that property owners could reap from the huge demand for a self-catering luxury holidays in the area. Blue Chip Holidays was then born with this vision in mind.
We have years of local knowledge and holiday letting experience in Devon, which is why so many property owners trust us and continue to use us to let their property. By being a Blue Chip owner, there are so many benefits that you can enjoy. We pride ourselves at Blue Chip by giving that personal touch to our owners – we don’t believe that a ‘one size fits all’ approach works, so all of our owners have their own dedicated account manager for their area. Other benefits include;
- Your own account on our Owner portal, where you can view your property’s performance 24/7.
- Protection under our owner cancellation protection scheme, guaranteeing you payment from every single booking (even when a guest cancels).
- More time in your property – if your property remains available last minute, this is an opportunity for you to enjoy extra time in your holiday home.
- Our Rewards club provides our owners exclusive discounts and offers from restaurants, local and national stores
We constantly monitor our website to see what our guests are searching for. Over the past year, there have been over 100,000 searches for Devon performed on bluechipholidays.co.uk. We actively market to our Facebook fan base of over 15,000 and our email marketing database of over 160,000, many of which book with us time and time again.
What our owners say about us…
‘Thanks for your fast and efficient service. Bookings are up again this year. Well done.’
Kenneth Harding, owner of Saunton Down
‘Please do pass on my thanks to the team for what has been an outstanding summer season. I have been pretty much full in my two apartments since I started letting them in July. That is all down to the excellent marketing that Blue Chip have done and I am thoroughly satisfied. We are a very happy customer of yours and look forward to continuing the strong relationship that we’ve built with the team in the years to come.’
Rich Alesbury, owner of Puffin 2 & Lapwing 4, The Cove
Take a look at some of our owner stories which highlight why we are the UK’s leading premium holiday lettings agency. Amanda holiday lets a few of her premium properties in Devon with us and has never looked back after switching from her previous agent.
“When I decided to switch agents there was no question but to go to Blue Chip.” Read her story here.
How much can your holiday let earn?
Our most popular properties in Devon can achieve up to £88,000* per annum. Our premium positioning enables us to achieve higher revenue for our owners than other agencies.
To see how much your property can earn, fill out our income projection form and you’ll be emailed a document outlining how much revenue we can generate for you each year for the first 3 years of letting with us.
Meet Gary, your local Portfolio Development Manager for Devon
Gary has extensive experience in the tourism industry and has lived across the world in various locations. He has a keen eye for detail and is passionate about finding premium properties in the Devon area that our guests love.
Read his bio here.
*All figures are based on arrival 01/08/15 -31/07/16.