<p><img src="https://azure.wgp-cdn.co.uk/app-yourdog/posts/top_five_april_week3.jpg" alt="Top five April week 3" /></p><p>This week's dog-friendly holiday properties include; a stunning cottage in Dorset, a dog-friendly farm stay in the Isle of Wight, and tranquil cottages overlooking Caernarfon Bay in North Wales.</p>
Apple Store – Yorkshire
Apple Store at Slingsby Heights is a detached property and dates from the 19th century. It was used to store the apples from the acre of old orchard to the south of the property. It also acted as stables during the First World War for cavalry horses from the barracks in the neighbouring village of Hovingham.
The Apple Store now provides spacious accommodation for up to four people with private courtyard and ample parking. Guests have access to the 11 acres of land belonging to Slingsby Heights which include a large kitchen garden, old orchard and croquet lawn.
Laundry Cottage – Dorset
Laundry Cottage is a stunningly pretty, 18th century Grade II listed cottage set in one of Dorset’s best villages, Evershot, right in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. The property has been renovated to a high standard and oozes charm and character.
Just a short walk away you will find yourself in Melbury Park, a beautiful deer park with a stunning Grade I listed Manor house and charming gardens. The Jurassic Coast, recently declared a World Heritage Site and the South West Coastal path are within easy reach and provide some wonderful walking opportunities.
Dogs Woodland Holidays – Sussex
Beautiful static homes in a woodland setting at Beauport holiday park. St Leonard's on sea. Dogs Woodland Holidays like to make holidaying as simple as possible by adding all the extra bits you don't normally find in holiday homes. Their kitchens are fully equipped and they supply all washing up products and cleaning essentials.
They like to make all guests feel welcome, by making sure you have fresh milk in the fridge, tea, coffee, sugar, hot chocolate and a few snacks. If your bringing your four legged friends then you will find treats for them too. There is a spare bowl and mat in each of the homes, plus soft blankets, so your pets can join you in comfort on the seating areas. There is no limit to the number of dogs they will take (dependant on size).
Nettlecombe Farm – Isle of Wight
Nettlecombe Farm is an award winning dog-friendly farm stay that offers luxurious self-catering holiday cottages that can sleep from 3 up to 10 on the stunning Isle of Wight. The farm which has been in the Morris family for over a century is a working farm, nestled in the heart of rolling countryside and is the hub for many stunning walks that lead you both inland to more glorious countryside or to a number of coastal paths nearby.
There are excellent facilities for couple and families alike including three large grassed play areas and a petting farm with a wide variety of animals including reindeer, alpacas, donkeys and an emu (to name just a few!) and guests also have full use of three fishing lakes and can take part in weekly yoga & Pilates sessions. All the properties have excellent facilities and offer that luxury home from home feel, most properties also have a fenced garden area for your four legged friends.
Bach Wen Farm & Cottages – North Wales
Bach Wen is a tranquil and peaceful site overlooking Caernarfon Bay in North Wales. It can be found near the village of Clynnog Fawr, nine miles to the west of Caernarfon. They lie on the beautiful Lleyn Peninsular, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.
The cottages are converted buildings from the working farm that served the St Beuno Monastery which dates back to the 7th century. The eight stone cottages offer outstanding views in all directions. From the paddocks in front of the cottages you get a spectacular view of Caernarfon Bay, Anglesey, Holy Island and the imposing Three Rivals mountain range.