Connemara Country Cottages is a privately owned timeshare resort based in the picturesque Connemara region of Ireland. The brief here was to create a page to allow online payments through a Realex gateway – a secure method allowing users to make payments on the Realex servers before returning to the Connemara Country Cottages site. These payments are only allowed for registered users after they have logged on, for extra security.
The client also wished to begin displaying Reviews of the resort, from a couple of separate sources, as well as the beginning of a page of links to useful info for members.
From a design point of view, the brief was to ensure that the current members felt comfortable using the site, while introducing a modern look and feel to appeal to new (younger) members over time. We at Coppertops could not resist the temptation to also bring a piece of Connemara to the site via the colour scheme and imagery.
This site was originally launched in January 2014, however in 2015 we completed phase 2 of the project which involved a visual redesign of the site along with further development of functionality.
Connemara Country Cottages is a privately owned timeshare resort based in the picturesque Connemara region of Ireland. Our redesign brief was to develop the site further to showcase the cottages, provide a booking calendar, provide more relevant information and link the site with social media and customer reviews.
After the redesign, each cottage has its own page, that features full information on the cottage itself, number of rooms, facilities, its location and any other services available in the area. Each page has a slider of images of both the interior and exterior of the cottage. In addition we have provided a calendar that indicates when the cottage is available to hire and allows direct and easy access to make an inquiry or a booking.
We have also linked the website directly to their social media account on Facebook and a Facebook widget has been included on the website.
All customer reviews are also featured on the website both from Tripadvisor and directly from other RCI members. And we have included another page with information about the surrounding area with links to websites for restaurants and activities in the local area.
I found Coppertops Marketing and Web Design to be “very professional” and “very convenient” to use. I found them to be “extremely responsive” as a company, answering my questions “very well”. I found their pricing to be “much more reasonable” than other competitors. I “liked Coppertops a great deal” and would recommend them to others. In addition they made a “great effort in understanding the concept for our website”.
We, the timeshare owners of Connemara Country Cottages had decided that the time had come to allow people who are not members of our club to avail of our lovely thatched cottages in the West of Ireland. Our website was out of date and needed an overhaul in order to encourage those who were looking to holiday in the West to find our cottages on the internet.Coppertops - a great name and two great ladies. After an initial meeting with Regina and Andrea I was convinced that these two ladies had the knowledge, expertise and most importantly the vision to bring our entity into the 21st century. They also gave us super advice on our Facebook page and other social media tools. Since the launch of our new website we have had a significant increase in the number of inquiries from potential customers. I would be happy to recommend Coppertops to any prospective clients.