‘Record demand’ for North Devon holiday lets

Mark Williams, of Blue Chip Holidays, says customers have fallen in love with holidaying in the Nort

Mark Williams, of Blue Chip Holidays, says customers have fallen in love with holidaying in the North Devon. - Credit: Archant

Firm reports surge in bookings for January.

The company is looking for more holiday homes, such as Ocean Point at Saunton.

The company is looking for more holiday homes, such as Ocean Point at Saunton. - Credit: Archant

A HOLIDAY lets company is reporting a record demand for properties in North Devon.

Blue Chip Holidays, which looks after 50 local self-catering holiday homes, say bookings were up 20 per cent in January, compared with the same period last year.

Bideford, Ilfracombe, Saunton and Braunton were the most popular destinations, with booking numbers up by more than 30 per cent on the previous January.

Double digit increases were also recorded for properties in Westward Ho!


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Mark Williams, the company’s portfolio development manager for North Devon, said early indications made for a bumper self-catering season in North Devon in 2014.

“Customers have fallen in love with holidaying in the North Devon,” he said.

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“Following the best summer in living memory we are seeing a positive uplift in our bookings. If demand for our most popular locations continues at this rate we could easily run out of availability in key weeks.”

Mr Williams said the company hoped to add up to 25 high end holiday homes to its North Devon portfolio.

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