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.