Cottages Cumbria

Website for a holiday cottage business based in the Lake District

Website for Cottages Cumbria by John Robinson Design, Stockport

About this project

Cottages Cumbria are a small family run cottage letting business in the Lake District. They own and let five traditional cottages in the beautiful central Lakeland towns of Langdale, Grasmere, Ambleside and Coniston.

Their existing website was over ten years old and had to be updated by their web designer. Understandably they wanted a website that would make them self-sufficient so working closely with Charlie Batho I created a site that’s easy-to-use and equally as easy to update.

After researching other cottage websites in the area it was clear we had an opportunity to make something bright, vibrant and a little bit different. The site header uses a strikingly colourful photo of Catbells and the colours in that image form the colour palette for the rest of the site.

The site’s content management system was built using Perch and enables the family to update cottage availability and pricing information as well as all the site copy and image galleries. Booking forms for each cottage allow the family to quickly and easily collect provisional bookings.

“John invested a significant amount of time into planning and designing our website. He successfully created a fresh looking, responsive website and has continued to provide support to help me get to grips with our content management system.”

Charlie Batho, Cottages Cumbria