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JoolsB



Joined: 27 Nov 2016
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Location: Yorkshire

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: New website review Reply with quote

Hi everyone - really appreciate your thoughts on our website tidesreachbeachhouse.co.uk many thanks Julian
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kyreniagirl



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. Not an expert in these things but as a potential guest I don't like the grey info block across the lounge picture. Just looks odd.
Pictures are clear, which is a must. Works well on my iPad.
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newtimber



Joined: 24 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good.
I would like to have a rates chart rather than having to enter dates - if you're flexible, you don't know when it's cheaper to stay. (I couldn't find a week for 850 per week, your advertised from weekly rate - thought January might be it, but it was 950 then)
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Ben McNevis



Joined: 15 May 2006
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Location: Scotland (for) The Brave

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I presume that you're waiting on something before adding outside pictures?
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JoolsB



Joined: 27 Nov 2016
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the great input - and yes some new render is being added to the front of the property (should have been completed now, but haven't been out to property for a few weeks to take pics)
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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
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Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it!
Information is clear and easy to read. Nicely laid out website.

(Just one very small suggestion, the walls seem a bit bare, would you consider occasional picture/clock etc to give it a more homely feel?)
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FelicityA



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to look just now but the section on The house, prices and availability comes up as completely blank for me?
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Joanna



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
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Location: Chester, North West England & Sidmouth, East Devon

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the style and I'm ok with the grey text box, at least on Safari on my iPad (haven't seen it on a bigger screen).

I guess the text isn't finished yet - 'mod cons' is repeated and you've got 'Tthe' in the same text block.

The house page was initially blank for me too but then loaded after a long delay. Maybe the photo file sizes are bigger than needed?

I'd prefer photos of the bedrooms (and all rooms in fact) with the curtains open in daylight (still keep the lights on). Closed curtains, combined with the lack of outside photos makes me think you're hiding something! Let us know when you've got some new photos - they can make a big difference.

I agree that price list would be useful - we often search with 2 or more possible dates in mind and it's irritating having to keep typing them in on different sites just to see if the price is in our budget.

I hope that's helpful. You're off to a great start Very Happy
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Jenster



Joined: 08 Mar 2016
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Location: Cornwall

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 to what Joanna said. Photos in daylight on a sunny day with lights on and even flash if you're taking the photo from a distance made for super light bright photos.
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Martha



Joined: 16 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Filey is so nice.
Lots of good points here.

Have a good look and spellcheck for typos - there are lots there Smile

"mod cons" I'd add a few more...satellite tv? halogen hob? whatever comes to mind as a highlight. if you say all mod cons but only name one, it comes over as a bit odd to me. Also I think a lot of people won't understand "fibre optic wifi." I'd just say broadband or high speed wifi.

" don't miss out on the chance to spend quality time with the people you love."
This reads a bit negatively to me. I don't think you need it.

"a wonderful place to spend quality time with the people you love."
"a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with the people you love."

or something similar might be better?

"A range of restaurants " - some recommendations here?
The kid's den looks great, I think you could make more of this with a picture and some details on how family friendly it is (same as you have with the dogs)

Definitely agree on pricing being clearer - and would it be worth doing a low season rate for smaller groups, since it's so big?
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