The Old Vicarage B&B

Holiday accommodation website with booking channel manager

The Old Vicarage B&B in Tideswell is a Grade II listed former vicarage; situated in the heart of the picturesque Peak District village of Tideswell. The Old Vicarage was the vicarage to the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’, a magnificent church dedicated to St. John the Baptist which was completed in the 14th century. Owners Andrew and Tricia have converted the Old Vicarage into a comfortable home offering luxury B&B accommodation and approached MM&B Studio to help refresh their web-based operations.

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Creative Direction Photo Shoot Brand Identity UX/UI Design Online Presence

Refurbishing a successful user experience

We were tasked with bringing the existing branding and interface up to a modern day standard, whilst maintaining the traditional look and feel of the property’s identity. We invited photographer Mo el-Fatih to shoot the project and help us present the property, with his expert ability in capturing lighting.

Client's requirements

The objective was to migrate an elegant but sparsely populated website into a modern WordPress theme:

  • Modern, mobile-ready, search engine optimised WordPress website which can be easily updated by different users
  • Integration with CheckFront accommodation booking channel manager, allowing synchronisation between popular platforms such as AirBnB, and HomeAway
  • Creation of content promoting local landmarks and activities
  • Replicating sitemap structure to minimise 404 errors

Proposing innovative concepts

In addition, MM&B Studio proposed new concepts and was commissioned to provide:

  • Public facing front end site, promoting the business and services
  • Art direction and collaboration with Photographer Mo-el Fatih, providing assets for the website and online presence
  • Interactive 360 degree panorama, allowing potential guests to explore the rooms before they book
  • Ongoing support, hosting, configuration of web based services
  • Monthly search data review, providing visitor engagement behaviour and strategic insight

Project Summary

Launching in 2020, the Old Vicarage B&B is able to easily update and collaborate with project contributors efficiently, reacting to the ever-changing conditions of Coronavirus lockdown regulations. With the UK relying mainly on British holidays in 2021, The Old Vicarage enjoyed a very lucrative year and that is a trend which continues to deliver.

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From April 1st 2021

We live in ever-changing times and MM&B Studio will be proceeding to operate as two separate legal entities from the 1st of April 2021. Simon, Nicola and David all continue to work together in a format which allows us to serve our clients as effectively as possible, at both a local and international level. Existing clients can contact us and ask to speak to your account manager for further details.