So I want to bring my dog with myself traveling and I don’t keep my dogs in closed areas with a roof, because he doesn’t like it. So I always look for renting flats with small yards which are not covered with a roof. I have noticed that in some apartments, the first flat has a small yard to itself. What are such flats called?


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Are you looking for a garden flat?

From Lexico:

garden flat

A basement or ground floor flat which opens on to a garden.

Examples of a garden flat:

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The flat opens to or has direct access to a garden, which, of course, has no roof.

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    Minor note: one might be tempted, to translate "flat" as "apartment" for the US. At least in the northeast, a "garden apartment" is something specific (and has a different meaning).
    – Yorik
    May 20 at 17:53
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    @Yorik: I wasn't sure, because OP mentioned both "apartment" and "flat". I went with garden flat because it is a term that can be found in dictionaries.
    – Justin
    May 20 at 18:39
  • @Justin - If you are going to the US, you will not get what you want with "garden flat" -- people will look at you confused, or think you want six little pots of annuals or vegetables to transplant into your garden. Try "garden apartment with a fence or wall around the back yard." Or "apartment or house with a dog fence." May 20 at 19:03
  • @Justin yeah, I wasn't sure either, as the OP says "flat with a yard," which is also simultaneously British and North American..
    – Yorik
    May 20 at 20:17
  • Should it be opening to garden necessarily? Or could be opening to a none-green place?
    – Sasan
    May 21 at 20:29

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