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Our Story

We started with chalets — now we make sure all your holidays go to plan

A bit of background…

We, Holly Chandler (the ‘Fish’) and Philippa Hartley (the ‘Pips’) are life long best friends who founded bespoke travel company Fish&Pips over a decade ago in 2006. Following university, we headed to the Alps to work in a luxury ski chalet (before getting a ‘proper’ job) and ended up never really leaving after realising that there was a gap in the luxury market for a small, expert and personalised ski business, that treated its guests as individuals.

It is in the French Alps that Fish&Pips was born from the strong foundations of a superb team with a zest for life, a love of great food and friendly but professional approach to service.

After a lot of hard work, Fish&Pips has gone from strength to strength, and over the past sixteen years, it has cemented its reputation as one of the best small specialist ski companies in the UK, catering for 1,400 ski guests each winter in Méribel.

From the snow to the sun…

Following demand from our loyal guests (and a lot of market research), we launched a thoughtfully curated collection of Mediterranean hotels and villas in February 2019. Our new investor, Blake Rose from Scott Dunn Travel, helped turbo charge this vision, he came with a wealth of knowledge on Mediterranean product, luxury travel and high level customer service. We are constantly evolving this side of the business and have since expanded to offer holidays across the French Alps, Mediterranean and the UK, and there are plenty more exciting things to come. What remains important to us is that as we grow we remain ‘The Friendly Travel Experts’, a small team with a big heart.

Who are we now?

Fish&Pips is now a one- stop-shop for travellers offering a carefully and thoughtfully curated selection of properties across the UK, Mediterranean and French Alps, catering to groups of friends and families, honeymooners, active and adventurous travellers, for long or short but sweet stays.

Our unique properties range from ski chalets, boutique hotels, luxurious villas, self-catered hideaways and beautiful yachts. All are hand-picked boutique places with charm, warm welcomes, feel intimate and must be loved by both The Fish and The Pips. We aim to sidestep big resorts and steer our guests, as we would friends, to charming places with welcoming people. Combining these unique destinations with our teams expert knowledge and concierge service means guests can have an unforgettable headache free holiday.

Our delicious and nutritious holiday recipe:

  • Fantastic food
  • Unrivalled locations
  • Expert personal service
  • A friendly and approachable team
  • Handpicked properties that are individual in personality & charm
  • Our commitment  to living in a better and more sustainable world

We love what we do and we can’t wait to help you find your holiday happiness.


Holly & Philippa