Self catering owner delighted with website by Beach Hut Studio

Honeysuckle Cottage Norham NorthumberlandHoneysuckle Cottage owner Susanne Smith is delighted with the brand website designed and built by Beach Hut Studio.

Susanne comments:

Thrilled to bits with the service from Beach Hut Studio, as a small holiday let owner I am SO pleased with the overall look of our brand new website.

The added plus is that only after a few days of ‘going live’ we received several enquiries, bearing in mind the holiday let business is such a massive market, to see such early responses to a ‘one-off’ website, is incredibly encouraging.

Thank you so much.

Honeysuckle Cottage is in Norham, Northumberland offers 4 star (gold) self catering holidays perfect for families and dog owners.

Beach Hut Studio, based in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, developed the Honeysuckle Cottage logo and branding, before creating the new look website.

The website has a number of features including:

  • Image galleries of the accommodation and location
  • Interative location maps
  • Current day and 5 day weather forecast for the cottage location
  • Secure contact form

Beach Hut Studio not only designed and build the website structure but also developed the site content and set up Honeysuckle’s google+ page

If you are a self catering holiday home owner you can find out more about our self catering website packages or please contact us to discuss your website.

When a self build website is not the answer

The allure of a cheap, build your own website offers and advertising from the likes of 1&1 attracts thousands of businesses a year but is this really the best solution for getting the best website for your business?

Before & After... T-Shirts DIY site was replaced by a Beach Hut Studio designed website

Before & After… DIY site replaced by  Beach Hut Studio designed website

We have noticed a big increase in clients coming to Beach Hut Studio after having tried the DIY option and realising it just doesn’t work for them.

There are a number of reasons for this including:

  • Writing content. Websites are all about content and DIY systems templates offer a general solution based on look & feel… you still have to write the content. Staring at a blank page is frustrating and getting your key messages down, succinctly, is a challenge.
  • DIY systems can be quite confusing and frustrating.  You can quickly rack up the hours trying to get even the simplest website looking the way you want it to.
  • DIY solutions are expensive!  Surprisingly what looks like a cheap solution, can prove costly when you factor in your time, on-going hosting costs, all the added extras that inflate the cost that are free elsewhere (google sitemaps, quality stats packages etc).

A perfect business starter website

Beach Hut Studio believes small businesses can do better than DIY websites, for the same or much less cost.  We do starter websites differently; we work closely with you, listening to you, too….

  • Design a website for your business
  • Write all the content for you
  • Build a mobile friendly, search engine friendly, HTML5/CSS website
  • Free website hosting for 1st year
  • Free stats packages
  • Free on-going support

With prices starting from £195 it’s a lot cheaper than you would think to get your own purpose built website.

Website built by experts

Beach Hut Studio has a portfolio of over 60 websites developed over the last 10 years across a variety of business sectors. Our websites are tried and tested, they work, and we constantly evolve them to keep up to date with technology.

We work closely with all our clients on an on-going basis over years as we commit to not only your website but supporting your business.

Contact us to find out more about our web design services.

T-shirts2u delighted with new website by Beach Hut Studio

T-Shirts2u website designed and built by Beach Hut StudioIt’s always great to get positive customer feedback, so we are delighted that one of our newest clients, T-Shirts2u in Newport Pagnell, are very happy with the new website we developed for them.

Kris Fisher of T-Shirts2u near Milton Keynes comments:

Stuart at Beach Hut Studio has done a brilliant job of our new website, he helped with ideas, content and nothing was too much trouble.

We are delighted to have found and worked with Beach Hut Studio and will continue to do so for years to come.

T-Shirts2u are specialists in personalised clothing and merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps and school bags.

The new website is mobile friendly, and includes location map and secure contact form.  Beach Hut Studio designed the website including writing all of the content. We are also delighted to be supporting T-Shirts2u Facebook page with design and posts.

Find out more about Beach Hut Studio web design

Websites for Private Tutors, Teachers and TEFL Tutors

Brighton Homestay TutorBeach Hut Studio has completed a brand new website project for TEFL Tutor, Helen Lanham, Brighton Homestay Tutor.

The project included developing a logo and brand identity, as well as creating the website look and feel, writing all of the content and hosting the website on our secure servers.

The brief was to develop a content driven website that had the flexibility to grow over the coming months, and would appeal to younger students and their parents.  The colourful logo and branding focused on Helen’s key younger student market with a sense of fun.  We also created a familiar menu structure for website visitors to make it easy for first time visitors and foreign visitors to navigate and will be easy to add to over time.

Brighton Homestay Tutor website featuresIn addition to creating website visitor and search engine friendly content, we were also able to introduce some other fun features including a guess visitor map (indicating where recent visiting students had come from), a real time weather map with 5 day forecast and an interactive location map.

In addition, Beach Hut Studio also set up the Brighton Homestay Tutor Facebook page.  This included setting up the page, adding the branding, writingFacebook posts and integrating it into the new website.

The website has been built in HTML5 and CSS and is mobile friendly.

Brighton Homestay Tutor, Helen, was delighted with new website commenting:

I am so pleased with how my tutor website looks, as it creates the perfect right impression and gives students a lot more information about what staying and learning with me is like.  I would highly recommend Beach Hut Studio to other tutors.”

Beach Hut Studio has considerable experience in developing websites for tutors having worked on a number of language schools and private tutor websites in recent years.

If you would like to benefit from this experience and develop your own site please contact us.

Where did those 18 months go?

Apparently it has been a long 18 months since I last updated this blog, which just goes to prove that my lovely online marketing clients should ‘do as I say and not as I do:)

Even my excuse of ‘being so busy’ sounds like something I would gently tell clients off for, you should never neglect your website!  So I am completely guilty and will have to do better from now on.

Well the good news, for us at least, is that we are still here and working hard on marketing and website projects for small businesses in the Shoreham-by-Sea, Lancing, Hove, Brighton and Worthing area and beyond – our latest clients are based in the very local Milton Keynes and Northumberland!

Over the coming days we will add some posts about recently completed projects and what we are doing now but in the meantime if you require marketing and website support for your business please contact us.

Updated Website Design and Build for English Language Homestays

English language Homestays website by Beach Hut StudioBeach Hut Studio is delighted to have unveiled a new look for the popular English Language Homestays website.

Having worked with ELH for many years we were delighted to work on an update to the existing site, which hadn’t been updated for over 2 years, using our knowledge of their business to deliver them an effective, practical website.

The new site is built in HTML5 and CSS3 to make it fully compliant and work efficiently on all browsers now and in the future.

The biggest focus has been on improving the website user experience particularly helping website visitors get more quickly to the relevant pages.  The introduction of dedicated pages for Young Learners and Adult Learners has provided a more logical entry point for many and the quick find menu bar is a key navigation area.

ELH are delighted with their new look website and have seen a big increase in enquiries from students, tutors and agents.

Find out more about Beach Hut Studio’s web design and customer/user experience

New Look for Beach Hut Studio Website

Why is it that it’s always your own website that is the last to be updated… a bit of a ‘do what I say, not what I do’ attitude maybe?

Oh well, we have finally taken some of our own medicine and re-designed and re-built the Beach Hut Studio website www.beachhutstudio.com. We feel that the new site is a lot more visually appealing and provides a much clearer picture of the marketing, communications and web design services Beach Hut Studio provides to small and medium sized businesses.

And, for those that like sweets, we even have a Pick ‘n’ Mix page!  Sorry it’s marketing pick ‘n’ mix, but we do have a picture of some sweets if that helps ;-)

If you would like to talk to us about a marketing, communications or webs design project, however big or small, please contact us, we would ove to hear from you.

New Look for an Established Website, Find Cottage Holidays

Beach Hut Studio has completed an overhaul of the Find Cottage Holidays website, updating everything from its style and design to it’s content.

The new site, developed in HTML5 and CSS, is much easier to navigate with the quick and advanced searches making it even easier for users to find their ideal accommodation.  The website has introduced more customer reviews than was available previously and through its new Facebook site it provides customers and potential customers the opportunity to discuss the various accommodation.

Commenting on the new look and feel, Stuart Lanham, comments:  “Find Cottage Holidays has become a well established and popular self catering accommodation website, this update along with the new blog and Facebook pages will enable it to develop more in the coming months particularly around the social media platforms.”

See the new Find Cottage Holidays website