Custom Website Designs for Holiday Cottages
Websites That Work For You.
We’d like to build you the best holiday cottage website you have ever had.
Using experts with skills ranging from web development to photography and copywriting, we will create a stylish website design for your holiday cottage, villa or apartment with all the content necessary to attract bookings.
We only design websites for the self-catering sector and our goal is to be recognised as delivering great, original looking self-catering websites designed to capture the imagination of a potential booker and steer them easily through to the booking stage.
We design sites that look great and possess immediate appeal in the eyes of your potential guests. We continually follow what works in website design – and what doesn’t. So while our sites may incorporate similar successful design principles – each emerges looking completely different. That’s because your property is unique, from its size and appearance to its target market and location and needs to be reflected in the design.
While we understand the lure of an inexpensive website when money is tight, it really is a false economy. Here’s a quote from the Guardian, which supports this theory;
“For anyone running a hotel, guesthouse or self-catering cottage, having a decent website seems a no-brainer. Yet it's surprising how many places have outdated, overly complicated or cheap-looking sites or, unfathomably, don't have one at all. If an accommodation provider doesn't provide something as basic as a good website, the chances are surely high that there will be bigger disappointments ahead.” The Guardian - 01.06.2012
If you don’t have a holiday cottage website or haven’t touched your existing site for 3-4 years or more, why not invite us to review your particular situation. We’ll give you our honest opinion and it won’t cost you a penny.
E-mail us or call Harry on 01271 377 432. You’ll find one of us here from 9am-9pm, 7 days a week.
Premium Website Features
- Clean attractive design
- 12+ pages of content
- Professional photo-shoot
- High quality photo gallery
- Up-dateable availability calendar
- Testimonial page or sidebar
- Google Map of your location
- Google+ Local registration
- Social share buttons - Facebook & Twitter
- Search engine optimisation
- Google Analytics setup
- Optional online booking function
- Domain name advice/registration
- Free 12-months listing on My Favourite Holiday Cottages
Higher Mullacott near Ilfracombe consists of three self-catering holiday properties, two barns, sleeping 6 and 11 and a 5 bedroom farmhouse that sleeps 10. The original farm was mentioned in the Domesday Book and is steeped in history; the barns retaining many of their original features. The Farmhouse itself has only recently been available as a holiday let. The owners have taken every care to make it a stylish comfortable place to enjoy a holiday it had no track record of previous guests, entailing a start from scratch.
The owners had rented the two barns through a leading on-line agency for years but had noticed that bookings had dropped while commission rates had increased. They were keen to have a new website, principally to advertise the smaller barn to see if it could attract as many bookings as they’d been getting through their agency, albeit at a much lower cost through not having to pay commission.
The properties are not the cheapest in a corner of England saturated with holiday cottages, so the site needed to reflect the quality and attractiveness of the cottages to persuade bookers to pay a little more than usual. It was important to make sure that the unique characteristics of the cottages at Higher Mullacott were properly reflected in the pictures, copy and overall design of the website and we worked closely with the owners to get this right. In the first year alone, the site delivered 26 weeks of bookings – 5 more, we understand, than previously, and at less overall cost to the owners. The cost of the site paid for itself within a few months. The Farmhouse and the larger Barn have now been added to the site and bookings for all three remain very healthy.
"My Holiday Cottage Marketing were commissioned to develop a new website for us earlier this year. After 3 months of go-live we had tripled the enquiries through our website and the traffic to our new website has continued to increase. The developers at My Holiday Cottage Marketing were flexible in their approach and incorporated our requirements so that the new website was contemporary, had a good level of functionality but stayed true to our holiday accommodation offering. I would thoroughly recommend their services as an excellent investment particularly since they are in the holiday cottage business themselves and know what needs to be done to attract a higher volume of customers to your website."
Owner, North Hill Farm Cottages, Devon www.north-hill.co.uk
"We approached My Holiday Cottage Marketing because we wanted to explore the possibility of having our own website for our holiday house. They have made the whole process very straightforward and their deep understanding of the industry has been invaluable. We know from our own experience that a poor website puts people off which is why we have not had one in the past. We now have a site that we are very proud of and cant wait to direct potential clients to our own site with the uplift in bookings being very welcome! This is a service that I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone who wants a simple, professional way to increase bookings."
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