ACT Studios was invited to photograph Orroland Holiday Cottages, set in beautiful rural surroundings and magical landscaped grounds, overlooking the coast and near the picturesque town of Kirkcudbright, south west of Castle Douglas, in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.

Comprising two coastal holiday cottages and a large holiday home, the extensive Orroland Estate is also home to Robert and Melinda Kennedy, both of whom are Directors of SuperControl, the online booking system and management tool for self-catering accommodation owners.

The value of 3D virtual tour photography in online marketing

As experts in the field of self-catering holiday cottage accommodation, Melinda and Robert were particularly interested in the online marketing value of 3D virtual tour photography and how it can allow prospective visitors to ‘step in’ to a photograph and explore every detail of a property in 360 degrees, long before they arrive.

We sent our Scottish photographer and all round good guy, Russell Hogg, to meet the SuperControl team at their offices before heading over to photograph both the interior and exterior of the properties themselves, namely Abbotsway Cottage, Cutler’s Lodge and Orroland Lodge.

The result was the delivery of high resolution immersive 3D virtual tours, which allow the user to ‘walk around’ each property and explore each room in incredible detail, as well as seeing the house in both a ‘doll house’ view and 2D floor plan.

The good news was that both Melinda and Robert were delighted with the results, with Melinda commenting:

“The ACT Studios 3D virtual tours are terrific and excellent value for money. Travellers find them engaging when selecting where to stay and we are receiving feedback that they really help guests imagine themselves holidaying in the property. They inspire confidence to book and even help guests divvy out the bedrooms before arrival.

ACT Studios helped us prepare well for the shoot and the photographer, Russell, was friendly and helpful on the day, providing recommendations and guidance on dressing the rooms. A good company to work with.”

Special offer for SuperControl customers

Following, ACT Studios is pleased to offer an exclusive photography package for those using SuperControl’s booking system, comprising:

  • professional still photography of all the key rooms in your accommodation plus exterior shots and lifestyle shots – the whole experience
  • a 360 interactive walk through virtual tour, using specialist cameras, to capture your accommodation in 3D
  • post production support to load all imagery to your own website

Call us to find out more and book this exclusive offer for customers using SuperControl.

Orroland Holiday Cottages: a SuperControl customer


Orroland Holiday Cottages in Kirkcudbright, in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.


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