Safe and fun location for your dog
For those who wish to enjoy a luxury holiday with their four-legged family member, Platform 1 is the ideal choice for both you and your dog. With one and a half acres of well-fenced wildlife garden there is plenty of space to walk your dog off the lead without any worries. In addition, there is an enclosed courtyard at the apartment's back door, where a dog can be safely let out on its own.
The accommodation is situated on network of public footpaths where you can venture through the beautiful Derwent Valley to Kirkham Priory or explore the vast Castle Howard estate. Yorkshire is famed for its many dog-friendly pubs serving generous food portions that bode well for doggy bags! Local maps and information on good dog walks in North Yorkshire are readily available.
No extra charge for furniture protectors and dog bedding
Please advise us in advance if you intend to bring your dog/s to allow for preparation of your accommodation with furniture covers and dog accessories including bedding, towels, feeding bowls, biodegradable poo bags and welcome treats. There is no extra charge for this service and we will take more than two dogs at a time dependent on age and size of breed etc. Contact us to discuss your particular requirements.
New dog day care facility – they meet new friends and you enjoy few 'pet-free' hours
We are very pleased to introduce our guests to a new service that opened in 2015 at Dutch Barn Day Care for Dogs. Situated just a few minutes from Castle Howard Station, Dutch Barn is a superb facility created by our dog-loving neighbour Mildred Reiniers. Operating daytimes Monday to Friday, Dutch Barn will care for your dog for half a day (up to 5 hours) or a whole day (up to 10 hours) at a very reasonable cost.
This facility is extremely useful for guests who wish to enjoy a daytime restaurant meal, visit nearby Castle Howard or spend a day in the historic city of York. Your dog will also enjoy a fun time socialising with other dogs whilst being well cared for. Simply remember to bring a valid dog vaccination card (inc. kennel cough recommended). Visit the website and make arrangements directly with: www.dutchbarndaycarefordogs.co.uk
If the worst happens! The owners of Castle Howard Station are also the local Vets