<p><img src="https://azure.wgp-cdn.co.uk/app-yourdog/posts/potw_augweek1.jpg" alt="Dog-friendly holiday properties of the week" /></p><p>This week's dog-friendly holiday properties include; a rural hideaway in Somerset, a dog-friendly barn in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, a traditional barn in Warwickshire, and a stunning property in Yorkshire.</p>
Kittisford Barton – Somerset
The rural hideaway has solid deck floors throughout a spacious interior, extending to the terrace at the front and a practical porch entrance, shower room and separate WC at the rear. The tent has an open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room with a log burner at the heart. Each of the 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and a bunk bed room) have solid wooden beds with comfy mattresses and warm duvets.
Kittisford Barton is set amongst the stunning scenery of Somerset, just half an hour west of Taunton. Though surrounded by unspoilt countryside, the site is just 10 minutes from junction 26 of the M5, making it easily accessible and well located for local amenities.
Keepers Cottage – Herefordshire
Keepers Cottage is a Victorian gamekeeper’s house and has been completely refurbished to a very high standard, it offers high quality accommodation for up to six people in the cottage and the adjacent converted barn. It is reached by a private track through the woods and is situated in a grassy woodland glade.
Guests have the opportunity to walk or mountain bike on the owner's private estate and in the woods around the house. Ideal den making opportunities for the young, the surrounding countryside is a haven for wildlife and is steeped in history. Offas Dyke, the border between England and Wales in the Dark Ages, runs directly through the estate and the only neighbours in the woods are fallow deer and badgers as well as buzzards, red kites, ravens and woodcock.
Bromholm Barn – Norfolk
Set in a quiet, rural location surrounded by beautiful open countryside, yet only one mile from the nearest beach, Bromholm Barn is a stunning 200 year old red brick and flint barn recently renovated to provide stylish accommodation, all on one level. Incorporated into the barn walls are stones from the 13th century ruins of Bromholm Priory mentioned in Chaucer's 'A Reeve's Tale' and once believed to be home of the True Cross.
There is a private and secure south/west facing courtyard with patio. Further area of lawn to the rear of the property. There is also a grassed area to the front of the property suitable for children to play.
Deerpark Lodge – Leicestershire
Deerpark Lodge is situated in a woodland clearing within private parkland in the grounds of Staunton Harold Hall. The Staunton Harold Estate is a traditional country estate of some 2,000 acres centred on the great Georgian mansion.
Nestling in a corner of North West Leicestershire, close to the Derbyshire border Deerpark Lodge, built using estate timber for its frame and cladding, provides a contemporary retreat overlooking the parkland.
Vicarage Barn – Warwickshire
This traditional barn adjoining the owner’s home is set in the stunning Cotswold countryside and has been wonderfully renovated, retaining many of its original features while adding a contemporary feel.
The property is set just outside the picturesque village of Long Compton which has a local well stocked shop. Wander around this glorious village, admiring the 13th century church and well renowned two story, half-timbered, lynch gate. Afterwards stop off for a friendly pint at the Red Lion pub.
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.