A HAMPSHIRE hotel has won an award for one of the most dog friendly holiday locations in an national competition.

New Park Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst has been awarded the title of Fido’s Family in the PetsPyjamas 2018 Dog-Friendly Travel Awards.

Picked from PetsPyjamas' thousands of pet-welcoming hotels, cottages, manor houses, pubs with rooms and B&Bs around the UK and Europe, New Park Manor Hotel is one of 12 hotspots awarded for their own unique style of hospitality.

Nicolas Roulier, general manager for New Park Manor Hotel says: “Our primary market is families and as such we understand that people want to bring their canine family member along: it is one less thing to worry about when you’re organising your holiday!

"We have a strict pooches welcome policy.

"Our hotel is set in the heart of the New Forest with endless walks accessible straight from our front door.

"Our staff are able to recommend local walks and best dog friendly places to visit locally.”

He adds: “We are delighted to have been awarded by Pets Pyjamas with the Fido’s Family Award. The team love welcoming canine guests and to be recognised for this is very rewarding.”

The hotel secured their spot by providing stays for families and their four-legged friends in the New Forest.

Visitors have the chance to enjoy quality time together on surrounding walks and in the hotel pool and spa and your dog can even join you in the lounge for meals.

Co-founder of PetsPyjamas, Karen Hanton said: “We firmly believe that where there's a dog there's a family, so of course we want to make them part of our holidays and after another year of our travel business doubling in size, we know that people love to go away with their pets!

"Dogs are great at helping you unwind from the stresses of modern life and even as a solo traveller, you are never alone when they're around! Plus taking them away with you cancels out the added expense of kennel and boarding fees, so it's a win win.”