ACT has agreed to offer members of Premier Cottages a 10% discount on all services booked in 2020 to support them through and beyond COVID. These include 3D tours, professional photography, content and bespoke web design.
Premier Cottages has won the Visit England Awards for Excellence in 10 of the last 13 years. It offers a wide range of award winning holiday cottages for rent throughout the UK. Quite different from a holiday cottage agency, Premier Cottages is a collection of small businesses who are passionate about providing a fantastic holiday experience to its guests and who come together to jointly market their cottages. And its members have an unparalleled offering in terms of facilities, with nearly half of their cottages having a swimming pool on site, and a third with a hot tub.
We have enjoyed a close working relationship with Premier Cottages for some years now, having been commissioned to photograph well in excess of 300 holiday cottages to date. Recently we photographed Premier Cottages Chair, Beth Bailey’s own 5* luxury holiday cottage complex, Kernock Cottages near Saltash in South East Cornwall.
At this shoot, we delivered high resolution immersive 3D virtual tours, which allow the user to ‘walk around’ each property and explore each room in incredible detail. They’re able to see the cottages in both a ‘doll house’ view and 2D floor plan.
A passionate advocate of great photography to properly showcase a holiday cottage, Beth explains especially why she is so pleased with the results:
“High quality professional photography is the single most important investment you can make in your property.
“The biggest mistake I see owners make is to invest significantly in their beautiful property, and then try to save a few quid by doing the photos themselves “because my phone has a really good camera.
“Even if you have a decent proper camera, unless you are a professional – leave it to the professionals. Take your own photos of beaches, gardens by all means. But interior photography is a totally different ball game from outdoor photography. Lighting and angles are critical, and can make the difference between a poor or indifferent shot and a great one.
“Photos are by far the most important component of your website or Premier Cottages web pages. If the guest is not hooked in by your photos, they will not read your beautifully crafted words, or your reviews. So they will not book your cottage.
“Think of your images like a CV. A CV gets you the interview, but doesn’t guarantee you the job. If your images are poor, they won’t bother with the rest. Don’t let your photos undersell your cottages – it is a false economy, and will lose you bookings.”
“The 3D tour plus stills package offered by ACT represents fantastic value. For less than the price of a short break, you will gain a long-lasting asset that will definitely improve your “bookability”, and that means the cost will quickly be covered.
“Because however beautiful your cottage is, without top notch professional photography, that simply won’t come across to your audience.”
ACT Studios offer to Premier Cottages members
1. Our bespoke photography package:
Our small team of highly experienced photographers know just how to capture your property in the right light, at any time of day. And weather permitting, they will also be able to photograph the exterior of your accommodation, including our wonderfully atmospheric ‘dusk shots’.
We will also advise you about how best to prepare for a shoot in advance, including how to dress your property and the value of showcasing local produce in your welcome hamper. And when the shoot is complete, our post production team will digitally edit your images.
- Professional still photography of all the key rooms in your accommodation plus exterior shots and lifestyle shots – the whole experience.
- An interactive walk through virtual tour, using specialist cameras, to capture your accommodation in 3D.
With the 10% discount, the special price for this package is just £405 plus a £40 annual hosting fee.*
Any subsequent properties on the same site which are photographed at the same time are priced at £355 per property.
*Based on properties with up to 3 bedrooms and exclusive of VAT.
In order to help you make the most of a hospitality photography shoot, ACT Studios have prepared a handy guide to letting you know what to expect when commissioning new photography for your hospitality accommodation.
2. Our website and copywriting packages:
Our marketing specialists, web designers and copywriters have proven experience of creating websites that get results. Between us we have a good understanding of the the hospitality industry (including property management software options, industry trends and more) and hands on experience of working in tourism. Some of our team own holiday accommodation too so we’re pretty tuned into what guests are looking for. We work closely to you to build and deliver a website that showcases your holiday accommodation at its very best.
- Search Engine Optimised (SEO) content.
- Fully responsive across all devices.
- Intuitive navigation to create an easy experience for visitors to your website.
- Clear call-to-actions to encourage guests to ‘Book now’.
- Ongoing, you will have complete control to add content, update and amend in the future.
We offer different solutions depending on your business needs. Please contact us to discuss further – a 10% discount will apply throughout 2020.
If you would like to take advantage of this special offer, please simply contact ACT Studios.
If you would like to take advantage
of this special offer for
Premier Cottages’ members,
simply contact ACT Studios with your proof of membership.