A BRADFORD on Avon hotel has been awarded a special accolade for welcoming guests who wish to bring along their four-legged friends.

The Widbrook Grange has been awarded the title of ‘Best Newcomer’ in the PetsPyjamas 2017 Dog-Friendly Travel Awards.

The award was given by the UK’s leading pet-friendly holiday company in recognition of special destinations which lead the way by offering a truly pet-friendly experience for customers and their very important pets.

Hakan Tiryaki, General Manager of the Grade 2 listed Georgian farmhouse hotel, said: "We are overjoyed to be awarded Best Newcomer by PetsPyjamas.

“All the team have worked incredibly hard to deliver an exceptional dog friendly service to all our guests and it is humbling to have been recognised for such efforts.

"At Widbrook Grange, we consider dogs as part of the family and believe no member of the family should be left behind. We love welcoming the whole family, including our guests' furry travel companions and pride ourselves on providing a relaxing experience at our farmhouse retreat. There are so many benefits for our guests bring their dogs with them on trips."

The 19-bedroomed Widbrook Grange is set amid 11 acres and conveniently located just minutes from the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath, where dog owners can walk their pets.

The Guide Dogs Great British Dog Survey 2017 revealed that 70 per cent of pet owners like to take their dog on holiday.

PetsPyjamaes co-founder, Karen Hanton, said: “We’re thrilled to share and reward those properties that have particularly excelled this year with their own unique brand of dog-friendliness, and Widbrook Grange are such deserved winners of the Best Newcomer award.

“Having sent thousands of dogs and their owners on getaways since the launch of our dog-friendly division in 2014, we understand exactly what is needed to delight canine guests and their owners.

“We work closely with accommodation partners to create exclusive packages, all-inclusive deals and extras just for the dog, and our awards celebrate this new level of customer service and understanding in the hospitality industry.

“We believe dogs are very much part of family and that holidays are much more fun when Fido comes too.

"The properties we work with share this ethos and have proved themselves to be truly dog-welcoming, going that extra mile with special touches to excite our two and four-legged customers.”