We’re really proud of our website. We’ve only got 3 self catering cottages and 2 B&B rooms but almost everyone who visits it thinks it’s great.
At Visit Cornwall’s annual Tourism Awards (known rather grandly as “the Tourism Oscars”) on 15 October 2009, we were awarded the Silver Award for our website.
The Awards Ceremony was hosted by Kirsty (of Location. Location, Location fame). She was on fine form, completely natural and to her great credit, resisted the tempation during her evening’s work of suggesting how best to makeover the Headland Hotel’s Ballroom – surely a small wall ehre or there could have been knocked down Kirsty!
After a fun filled (or was it champagne-fuelled), we came to the conclusion that even though we didn’t quite get the Gold Award, we should be really proud. Other entrants have a number of staff and many tens of thousands of pounds to invest in their web site. There’s only the two of us and a modest marketing budget to call upon. It shows that we are really punching above our weight – and we do weight quite a lot as well….
The Oscar tops a great year for us ‘umble beings at Roundhouse Barn Holidays:
- 5 Stars and a Silver Award for its B&B accommodation;
- 4 stars and a Gold award for its self catering accommodation; and
- Silver Awards from the Green Tourism Business Scheme for both its self catering and B&B operations.
“We must be doing something right” chuckled Mark between glasses of fizz.
In the coming weeks, we will be making new on-line services available on our website. Guests will not only be able to book and pay on line for their accommodation, but they will also be able to order one of three different goodie boxes that will be available to welcome them when they check in.
Hudson Armstrong and LookSystems have helped Roundhouse Barn Holidays design and build their existing website and are helping Mark and Barbara deploy their new on-line booking and payment system.