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The Traddock, Austwick, is named Country Hotel of the Year
9:00am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
A small, family-run Craven hotel has been named Country Hotel of the Year.
The Traddock, at Austwick, has won a César award from The Good Hotels Guide – one of ten to be given out.
The annual accolades are celebrated as the Oscars of the hotel industry.
A Grade Two-listed Georgian country house, The Traddock was chosen from a shortlist of 450 for its “supremely comfortable” interior and “caring service”.
It already holds the Condé Nast Johansens Readers' Award 2013 and an AA 4 Star Gold Award 2013.
The Traddock has been owned and run by The Reynolds family – Paul, Jenny and Paul’s parents Bruce and Jane – since 2002. It offers 12 individually-designed ensuite bedrooms, which start from £95 per room per night for bed-and breakfast.
Paul said: “When my family bought The Traddock in 2002, it was very run down. But we all fell in love with this historic building in a very special location.
“We’ve had a memorable decade of continual learning, hard work, improvement and achievements. During this time we’ve brought all our bedrooms up to a luxurious, yet cosy and comfortable, standard and employed some fantastic staff, who continue to be a vital asset to our hotel.
“To receive this accolade confirms to us that our leap into the hotel world has indeed been a successful and also an enjoyable one.
“In the last year alone we’ve refurbished our lounge and three of our bedrooms, fitted wood pellet boilers to provide a more sustainable way of supplying all the hotel’s heating and hot water. We can only imagine where the next 10 years will take us.”
The judges said: “The Reynolds family have given their small hotel, an old manor house, the feel of a country home, not grand, nor designerish, but supremely comfortable. The caring service is admired.”
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