Dog Friendly Cottages Sussex

Home to rolling hills, picture-perfect landscapes, family beaches and a number of historic towns, it's no surprise that Sussex is a popular pick when it comes to dog-friendly holidays. Whether you explore the coastal delights of Eastbourne, the South downs national park, discover ancient history at Hastings, or indulge in the cultural wonders of Brighton, you and your four-legged friend are bound to have a fabulous time.

 

  • Owlers Retreat, East Sussex
    An original 1920s weather-boarded single-storey beach house with an enclosed garden, this is the perfect dog-friendly hideaway.
    £193
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  • Quince Cottage, East SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Sedlescombe, England
    5.00
    These two pretty, beamed, semi-detached holiday cottages, (refs 27442 and 27443) with mezzanine floor, have been attractively converted from former cow byres and are set in the owners’ 14-acre small holding which is home to farm animals including sheep and pigs. On-site is a small children’s play area. A 10-minute walk across the fields brings you into Sedlescombe with its village green and traditional country pub. In close proximity to Battle, with its famous battlefield and abbey, built to commemorate the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Relive one of the most famous days in history, and join the 1066 walk from the doorstep. Take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway from Tenterden, also known as ’The Jewel of the Weald’, through the Rother Levels to Bodiam, one of the most evocative moated castles (National Trust), built in 1385. Discover the one time coastal smuggling town of Hastings and medieval Cinque Port town of Rye with its cobbled streets. Picturesque sand dunes and interesting wildlife can be explored at Camber. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Properties 27442 and 27443 can be booked to together to accommodate up to 4 guests.
    £47
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  • The Dog And Trout, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Located within the South Downs National Park, North End is a walkable mile from Findon with its village shops and four pubs and excellent restaurant, just 5 miles from the coast at Worthing, 11 miles from Arundel with its castle and cathedral, and 19 miles from Brighton. The country lane leading to the property emerges into peaceful countryside dotted with horses, cows and pheasants. You feel the peace and tranquillity as soon as you pull up to the gravel driveway of The Dog and Trout.
    Upon entering the front door of this flint-clad barn conversion, you will find an open concept living area that contains a fully equipped kitchen as well as a living and dining area. Featuring granite worktops and country-style cabinets, the kitchen has all the amenities you could want. The dining area is perfect for a cosy evening meal, set in the middle of the room and made from original beams - it is a real feature in the room; a wood burner completes the room. This is perfect for a chilly day. The open plan living area is welcoming and luxurious, a comfortable space to relax in after a long country walk. The French doors lead out to a patio area where you can enjoy alfresco dining and drinking while enjoying the peace of the English country garden. Scattered with fruit trees and surrounded by lush trees, the secluded garden is the perfect spot for relaxing. The garden will delight the whole family and furry friends alike.
    Back inside the house, as you walk up the stairs to the second floor you will be blown away by the style and quality of fixtures and fittings. Featuring two bedrooms, both with kingsize beds, Smart TVs, and en-suite bathrooms furnished to the highest standards. Everything about The Dog and Trout is luxurious, from the stunning décor to the quality bed linen, this really is a place to unwind and enjoy the ambiance of the Sussex countryside. The owners are friendly and will pop by and say hello on your first evening.
    You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to activities in the area. It is a great location for walking or cycling, lying between the South Downs Way and Monarchs Way within the South Downs. There are many sites of historic or natural interest to visit, including the historic town of Arundel, Chactonbury and Cissbury Rings and the Weald and Downland Museum. Beaches and water sports are nearby at Worthing, Shoresham-by-sea, Ferring and Littlehampton, and shops and restaurants can be found locally in the village of Findon or further afield in Brighton or Horsham.
    £151
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  • Wellesley Retreat, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Forming part of this Grade II listed unique building which once formed The Duke of Wellington’s Headquarters this second-floor apartment is situated in the heart of Hastings Old Town. Taking pride of place on the wall outside the building is the historic blue plaque confirming that the property was the headquarters of Major General Sir Anthony Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington in 1806.

    Only a few minutes’ walk away from the beach, bars and restaurants along with the boutique shops of the Old Town, this property is perfectly located. The apartment itself has been refurbished to a very high standard and has been filled with unique items and antique furniture, some of which are available to purchase. A painting of the Duke himself adorns the communal hallway leading up to the second floor apartment and once inside you will not be disappointed. The beauty of this apartment not only lies with the furnishings but also with the sea views which are visible from both the reception room and the bedroom.

    Offering open plan living to the reception area and having been refurbished to a high standard, the character and finish offers a comfortable and cosy ambiance to relax in after a long day exploring. A welcome basket filled with goodies from local shops will await your arrival in the modern fitted kitchen also providing a dishwasher for your convenience. A beautifully decorated bedroom provides another sea view along with a large inviting bed and a stunning roll top bath to the corner of the room.

    Hastings Old Town is the location of many festivals offering fun and frivolities. Whether it is the Jack in The Green May Day celebrations, Fat Tuesday, Carnival Week, Bonfire Night, or the Old Towns Food & Wine festival to name just a few, you are sure to have a great time. Why not visit the UK’s steepest funicular railway located only a few minutes’ walk away and take one of the original Victorian coaches up to the top of the West Hill to visit Hastings Castle and St Clements Caves, the location of the Smugglers adventures. Offering a choice of Adventure, Crazy or Pirate Golf you can test your skills on the beachside courses, Hastings adventure course itself is the home of the annual World Crazy Golf Championships.

    The Old town itself also benefits from Hastings Contemporary Jerwood Gallery, the Fisherman’s Museum, Blue Reef Aquarium along with an abundance of seaside favourites such as fish & chips, doughnuts, arcades, and the Flamingo Amusement Park. The apartment is also within walking distance of Hastings with its pier and town centre with Hastings mainline railway station, allowing you to get access to the capital in just under two hours. Nearby towns of Bexhill, Eastbourne and Rye are all worth a visit if you are driving, and nearby locations such as Winchelsea Beach or the sandy beach of Camber also offer another option alongside Hastings seafront. Please note that due to the level of the apartment and there not being a lift it is not suitable for anyone that has mobility concerns or for children under the age of 11. Please no hen or stag parties. There is no washing machine provided at the apartment however there is a laundrette situated only a few doors away. An additional apartment in the building ’Duke of Wellington HQ’ is also available should you require space for more guests and can be booked alongside Wellesley Retreat.
    £81
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  • The Marine House, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Perfectly situated only 50 yards from the beach, this ground floor holiday apartment is the perfect location for your beachside break. With ample space to leave your cars, bikes, surf and paddle boards, you will be spoilt for a choice of activities. The large kitchen at Marine House has everything you could need for your staycation, from the chilled wine cabinet to the magnificent range cooker. There are two double bedrooms, one with a super king size bed and the other with zip and link beds for flexible sleeping arrangements. The huge bathroom is very opulent, with the most amazing slipper bath and massive walk-in shower, easily one of the best rooms of the apartment! There is also a comfortable living room and a separate dining room to the front of the building with beach views - the perfect place for you to sit and eat dinner after a busy day on the water or exploring all that Sussex has to offer.
    This is the quintessential seaside stay, Marine House is situated directly opposite the beach where a multitude of sports activities take place, including kitesurfing, windsurfing, fishing, and swim meets. From this advantageous location you can follow the promenade all the way to Brighton if you want, easily done on such a beautiful stretch of coastline! The Goring-by-sea Greensward, a fantastic 2 mile stretch of village green, is only a few minutes’ walk away and is perfect for picnics and barbecues or a game of football or cricket. The South Downs National Park is only a 10-minute drive and a perfect day out for the family, and the local leisure centre has great swimming facilities for adults and children alike. The WOW (Worthington Observation Wheel) offers stunning long-range views of all these wonderful Sussex coastline spots. The historic town of Arundel is only a few miles away, the picturesque streets and Castle Cathedral are the beginnings of a fine day out, finishing with a trip to the Arundel Wildfowl and Wetland Nature Reserve. To the east is the bustling city of Brighton, promising a great evening out, and 15 minutes to the north is Cissbury Ring, where you will see impressive panoramic views over Sussex. The famous Goodwood Estate is only 30 minutes further up the A27, offering a range of activities including the motor circuit racecourse, the aerodrome and a championship golf course. Not forgetting the Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival and the Glorious Goodwood festivals.
    The owner is extremely welcoming and more than happy to help arrange access to the nearby Sailing Club. Marine House will be a place for some wonderful memory making and photo opportunities! Beach 50 yards, shop, pub and restaurants all within ½ mile.
    £90
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  • Kiln Cottage, East SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth I and spend some time exploring the beautiful Cinque port market town of Rye. In 1573 she bestowed the title Rye Royale. Stay in this well thought out and stylish holiday cottage which is just a 6 minute walk from the centre of the town, with its large selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes. You could discover for yourself why many authors, musicians, artists and celebrities have chosen to settle here. Rye is one of the best preserved medieval towns in England, despite being the haunt of the notorious smugglers, The Hawkhurst Gang. Visit The Mermaid Inn, their famous hideout, where the cellars date back to 1156. Visit the Rye Museum and climb St Mary’s Tower for breathtaking views across to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Winchelsea. See Lamb House, the home of Henry James and later E. F. Benson, and where they filmed the recent production of ’Mapp and Lucia’. Another great film location is Camber Sands and going in the other direction towards Hastings where ’Foyles War’ was filmed. There are also connections by train to London. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
    £51
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  • Mouse House, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Hastings, England
    4.50
    In the heart of Hastings Old Town, this attractive, cosily furnished Grade II listed fisherman’s cottage is 150 yards from the beach. Built c.1841, it retains many period features, exposed beams, brickwork. Relax in the secluded west-facing decked courtyard before trying one of many delightful seafood restaurants. Take the Funicular Railways to the country park, castle, smugglers caves. Visit the Blue Reef Aquarium, shipwreck/fisherman’s museums, boating lake, crazy golf. Shops, restaurants 200 yards, pub 25 yards.
    £64
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  • Newhope, East SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    5.00
    Newhope is a modern detached property with a private courtyard garden making it the perfect base for a romantic get-away, with many areas of natural beauty surrounding the property. Located on the East Sussex coast, it enables you to enjoy endless walks around the area and absorb the breathtaking scenery whilst remaining close to the historic towns of Hastings, Rye and the sandy beaches of Camber Sands.
    On arrival, just off the main coastal road, find your private car parking spaces on the approach to Newhope. The private and enclosed courtyard makes for a fantastic sun trap or alternatively let your furry friends roam freely. The property boasts patio doors opening from the living area onto the patio, letting the light and fresh sea air fill the property.
    Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is just 1 mile away and hosts a large range of wildlife in numerous different habitats. Shingle, saltmarsh, freshwater gravel pits and saline lagoons are only a few of the natural habitats that can be found when discovering the coastline. Alternatively you can delve into the rich military history which is attached to the area.
    Newhope is also very close to Camber Castle, formerly known as Winchelsea Castle, which was built by Henry VIII to protect the Sussex Coast against French invaders in the 16th century. This, along with the golden sandy beaches of Camber Sands, can also be discovered on your visit to Winchelsea Beach. Beach 175 yards. Shop 350 yards, pub and restaurant 530 yards.
    £60
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  • The Shepherd's Hut, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    5.00
    The perfect place for those looking to enjoy a relaxing break in a quirky modern shepherd’s hut! The Shepherd’s Hut at Calvesfield Shaw is a cosy retreat with a fully-equipped kitchen, shower room, Smart television, double bed, and a wood burner to keep you warm. With the outdoors at heart, it opens onto a large decking area with dining facilities and seating, with sweeping views across its own 5 acres of surrounding fields. It is set on a working farm totalling 37½ acres, which guests are also free to roam around and explore. There are sheep, geese, ducks, chickens, and a fenced pond 30 yards from the entrance. Being fully insulated and with the cosy wood burner the hut is toasty all year round and can make for a romantic getaway in the winter months. With a hardcore drive allowing you to drive down to the hut to drop off luggage and stepping stones to get to the door, you won’t need to worry about muddy boots until you head off exploring. Whether it’s a crisp winter morning or a sunny summer day Calvesfield Shaw offers the perfect hideaway.
    Herstmonceux is not only home to the hands-on Observatory Science Centre housed amongst the domes and telescopes of the former Royal Greenwich Observatory but there is also the magnificent Herstmonceux Castle with its Elizabethan gardens to wander around. The town also produces Henner’s medal-winning sparkling wine, and because Sussex has a sunny climate and chalky subsoil (the same as that in Champagne in France), the county also produces wonderful sparkling wines. To access your nearest beach, take a short car journey to Pevensey where the Romans landed, and you can tackle the beautiful 31-mile 1066 Country Walk which starts at Pevensey via Herstmonceux, and on to Battle and then the Cinque Port town of Rye. Golf and fishing lakes are close by. For a spot of sightseeing, you can take the train to London from Polegate. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub, and restaurant 1¼ miles.
    The Shepherd’ Hut at Calvesfield Shaw can be booked together with Moorhen (UK41448) to accommodate up to 4 guests.
    £52
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  • Oak Cottage, East SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Eastbourne, England
    5.00
    Embrace the stunning scenery that surrounds you at Smugglers Barn Cottages where you will find peace and tranquillity in a wonderful spot of the South Downs National Park in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With stunning backdrops, this is the perfect location for leisurely strolls with the dog, cycling or a quiet place to read your favourite book. You will feel fully relaxed at these cottages which are located in the quaint village of Jevington with close proximity to the well-loved seaside town of Eastbourne, known as the sunshine coast and boasting a three mile long seafront promenade.

    At Oak Cottage (UK11597), with its cosy ambience and comfortable interior, you can enjoy evenings cooking with a modern, well-equipped kitchen and chilling out on the sofa in front of the TV. The double bedroom is very generous in size with plenty of storage for your belongings. The well cared for garden space to the front enjoys views of neighbouring gardens and across the gorgeous South Downs Way.

    Fox Cottage (28830) is a delightful, semi-detached cottage and boasts plenty of space for two people to comfortably enjoy a peaceful holiday all year round. There is another similar holiday property on-site.

    If you love exploring the outdoors, take a visit to Beachy Head and the soaring white cliffs of The Seven Sisters Country Park in Cuckmere Valley, a 10-minute drive away. It is a popular spot for birdwatchers, cyclists and canoeing. Other beauty spots and attractions nearby are Friston Forest Walks, Drusilla’s Zoo, Battle Abbey, Cuckmere Haven’s Sandy Beach and much more. For something different, Herstmonceux Castle, Battle Abbey and Glyndebourne are all nearby. The popular seaside town of Eastbourne is 4 miles and Hastings, Rye and Brighton are a little further afield. A car is essential due to the remote location of this property. Beach 4¼ miles. Shop 2¼ miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 4 guests.
    £94
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