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Nearly Wild Camping

Nearly Wild Camping

The Project

Nearly Wild Camping began in 2013 as a Community Interest Company that allows farmers and landowners with basic camping facilities to offer their land to campers.

Since then it has taken off and its website and technology has been at the heart of its success, with major website improvements made in 2017.

The Nearly Wild Camping website allows people to join on an annual subscription, which then gives them access to members-only website content, including a directory of all camp ‘sites’, with the ability to contact owners to make bookings.

Everything from taking membership fees to allowing camp ‘sites’ to add their details is handled by the site, and controlled by Nearly Wild Camping’s administrators.

Nearly Wild Camping Booking Page

The project

We were originally invited to bid on the project in a competitive process with other web design companies in 2013.

We used a mobile responsive WordPress design (for ease of use across all devices), and WooCommerce as the basis for the booking and membership systems.

We used a business directory extension to run the camping directory, which will allow camping location owners to add themselves on payment of a fee. The site will also sell co-operative memberships, with members then able to book and pay for their stay at any location through the website.

There’s an option to message the owner of the camping facility and a chance to rate and review where you’ve stayed.

One of the key things about this site was to make it as simple as possible for camping location owners and members, but also the Nearly Wild Camping team as well.

Nearly Wild Camping already had a hosted WordPress.com blog, so we integrated this with their MailChimp newsletter and social media profiles.

The site went in its early form in 2014 and we handed it over and trained their team to manage it.

What the client said

“Who would have thought that so much goes on behind the scenes of a website. Moghill have been absolute stars, listening to our rambling descriptions of what we are after and turning them into a wonderful website and being incredibly patient with all of our ‘oh and…’

“We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to get their website designed.”

Kerry Lane, Nearly Wild Camping

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Ellesmere Hotel

Ellesmere Hotel

Hotel website with news and third party bookings integration with Littlehotelier.com

The Ellesmere Hotel is an historic hotel that has always played an important part in the history and life of the Shropshire town of Ellesmere.

For several years it had been a pub, but its owners decided in 2015 to renovate it and re-open as a hotel serving holidaymakers and business travellers.

The owners came to us through a recommendation and asked us to create a new website for them that helped promote the town of Ellesmere as well as the hotel, and allowed people to enquire about accommodation.

The site features stunning photography from local photographer Sue Austin.

It also had a news section that allows the owners to easily update the site with new events.

The site launched in mid 2016 and we later added bookings integration with Littlehotelier.com.

And, to keep up with the latest security and privacy standards, the website is secured with an SSL Certificate.

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Berwyn Barns – Holiday accommodation

Berwyn Barns

The project

Berwyn Barns is a pair of luxury self-catering cottages in the upper reaches of the Ceriog Valley in North Wales.

Owners the Hughes family came to us armed with a tourism grant and asked us to create their first website, as well as business cards and a marketing brochure.

We worked with Red Stone Studio to produce a logo which gave us a common design theme for website and printed materials, and we didn’t need a second invitation to visit the cottages and photgraph them.

Even the weather was kind to us and we came away with photos that made the most of the tranquil and beautful surroundings.

These photos, combined with other supplied by the client, gave us all the images we needed for the brochure and a website that really makes the most of the accommodation.

Online booking

Since the client is already contracted with a booking site, we integrated the existing booking facility into the site, along with the ability for guests to enquire directly.

As always, we built this website in WordPress and responsive design for mobile devices and we set our the structure and wrote the content after discussions with the client.

The result is a website we and the client are proud of, and which we have since developed by adding a blog for latest events.

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Pentreclawdd Farm, Oswestry

Pentreclawdd Farm, Oswestry

Responsive website with online bookings for camping pods and caravan spaces

Bookings page on the Pentreclawdd Farm website

Pentreclawdd Farm, Oswestry, operates camping pods and a caravan site, with a seasonal Christmas tree and Christmas shop business.

They came to us to build their first website when they opened in 2013, to which we added online bookings for the pods and caravan site.

We created a mobile responsive WordPress website, using the WooCommerce e-commerce platform to handle accommodation booking.

This booking area also served as a booking system for the business, as it allowed phone bookings to be added manually, providing a single place to manage bookings and payment.

Sales success

The booking system went live in early 2014, and rapidly became a success, earning more than five times the cost of its development in its first season alone. Sales more than doubled again the following year and continued to rise in 2016.

During that time we hosted and maintained the site and ensured it continued to work reliably.

Pentreclawdd Farm decided to replace the site in late 2016 with another developer.

 

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Dodleston Manor

The Project

Dodleston ManorWe were asked to create the first website for this new wedding and accommodation venue on the outskirts of Chester. The site was intended to promote the venue in advance of its opening in 2013.

What Moghill did

We worked with a local graphic designer to create a logo and integrate it into a new website that promoted the wedding and accommodation parts of the business, and also provided social media presences on Facebook and Twitter.

As always the site is as easy as possible to use, while being attractive visually and attractive to search engines.

The venue opened in summer 2013 and we updated the site to reflect this, with new photography and updated information.

In 2016 the client moved on with a different website, which means the one we built can no longer be seen.

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