Dog Friendly Cottages Sussex

Home to rolling rills, 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.

 

  • Sea Dreams, West SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Worthing, England
    A stunning, semi-detached house resting on the coast of West Sussex. Contemporary and homely feel. Pet-friendly. Large living spaces and garden. Amenities within walking distance. Littlehampton 7.1 miles; Brighton 13.5 miles.
    £100
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  • Thornsdale Oast House, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    This attractive detached house set in the owner’s grounds provide spacious holiday accommodation situated at the end of a mile-long lane in glorious rural surroundings. Pet friendly and offering a plethora of walks on the doorstep, the cottage offers good quality linen, towels and super fast fibre broadband and is a superb self catering base. There is a public footpath leading off the owner’s drive providing miles of walks across open countryside.
    A trip to picturesque Rye enables visitors to sample local foods at the Wednesday morning farmers market which is held at Strand Quay. By taking a stroll along the cobbled streets, there is also the chance to buy a memento from one of the many independently-owned shops and boutiques, art galleries and potteries - or even start Christmas shopping from the wide selection of goods available! Also worth a visit are Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Camber Sands and Camber Castle – this area of saltmarsh protects some very special wildlife, and footpaths lead to four birdwatching hides. The picturesque market town of Battle makes for an enjoyable day out, as well as Hastings, the Sealife Centre and Pevensey Castle (where the Romans invaded). The area is also well known for its local vineyards including Chapel Down and Sedlescombe. A trip to Tenterden - often referred to as the Jewel of the Weald - is an alternative and, for garden lovers, Sissinghurst (National Trust) is not to be missed. Further National Trust places to visit include Smallhythe Place, Scotney Castle and Bodiam Castle. Day trips to France are possible with the Channel Tunnel a mere 30-minute drive. An excellent sky venue for astrology, photography, or just wishing on a star. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.
    £156
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  • Sun House, West SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bognor Regis, England
    A unique and sensational luxury beach house set on an exclusive private estate in Middleton-on-Sea West Sussex. Offering lavish effortless style and five bedrooms four of these reveal panoramic sea views and two feature en-suites. With a hot tub summer house an abundance of space and direct beach access Sun House is an exceptional large holiday cottage for families and responsible discerning groups. There is only one thing to do on dropping anchor at this luxury beachfront cottage on the south coast and that is to head straight for the huge garden with the sea glinting just beyond the wall. The garden is an experience in itself; fronting directly onto the beach it has been designed to embrace a laid-back beach lifestyle. The large summerhouse has bifold doors which fully open on two sides creating a fantastic al fresco dining space to make the most of the location whatever the weather. On the other side of the lawn and sitting right next to the beach is a fabulous fire pit/BBQ seating area, perfect for a chill-out with blankets good food and good company. It is essential for any luxury beach house to come with a hot tub and here you can climb the steps and slip into the warm waters with LED lighting while admiring the stunning views. There is even a hot shower to the side of the house to rinse off after a day playing on the sand.
    This large cottage is a boutique home stay in its own unique right with nods towards its Art Deco roots alongside some cutting-edge design. Heading back inside there are three cavernous social spaces to gather with friends and family. The living room offers an abundance of comfortable armchairs and a vast corner sofa to recline after a busy day of beach fun. It is an evocative and unique experience to be curled up in front of the wood burner with the clouds rolling in over the sea and a storm blowing outside. Through interconnecting double doors, the dining room next door offers a fantastic entertaining space and behind the dining area is the second living room, fondly known as ’The Whisky Room’, an intimate spot for a night of board games and cards or a separate place for the kids to hang out with another large Smart TV. Through another set of doors, the huge kitchen is equipped with every conceivable gadget down to the built-in bean-to-cup coffee machine. Heading upstairs via the hall on the first floor are four of the five bedrooms and the family bathroom, the fifth bedroom is on the second floor.
    With its shallow waters revealing a vast swathe of sand at low tide, Middleton has long been established as one of the prominent beach destinations on the south coast. Middleton is a low key seaside village offering some essential shops along with a couple of pubs and takeaways and a very good fish and chip shop. There are some lovely restaurants to discover nearby. If you want to explore the area a little further this is a fabulous coastline to stretch your legs east to Climping and Littlehampton’s West Beach or west to Bognor Regis Pagham and Pagham Harbour. This part of the coastline is a haven for unusual birds and wildlife with Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve and Chichester Harbour a little further to the west, both being Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Pagham Harbour is an internationally important site for nature conservation while Chichester Harbour also combines its wildlife attractions with sailing centres such as Itchenor and Bosham.

    Just 6 miles north is Arundel, a historic market town dominated by its symbolic castle and the rising spire of the cathedral. It offers a plethora of craft and antique shops as well as restaurants and tea rooms. Arundel Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk and is set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. The castle has been seasonally open to visitors for almost 200 years and is well worth a trip. All around this area the South Downs National Park offers a backdrop of stunning scenery and endless walking routes to explore.

    For a family day trip head over to Butlins in Bognor Regis with its brand new indoor and outdoor waterpark Splashworld and a range of entertainment and rides to keep the kids and grown-up kids happy. For some classically British pastimes, there is the famous Goodwood Estate offers a range of activities including a championship golf course and the motor circuit racecourse and aerodrome. Beach - direct access. Shop and pub ½ mile, restuarant 1 mile.
    £714
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  • Telegraph House, West SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    A sumptuous four bedroom country house offering spectacular views, set high in the hills of the South Downs near Chichester. Offering first class facilities, including a swimming pool and tennis court, this is a luxury holiday home for extended families and responsible discerning groups. Telegraph House is one in a line of Admiralty semaphore stations built in the early 1800’s to serve as a communication link between London and Portsmouth. Standing as one of the few remaining sites and following a premium renovation, it has opened its doors as a totally unique rural retreat.

    Through the grand entrance hall and into the heart of the house, the elegant drawing room is spacious and bright with high ceilings and a refined co-ordinated colour palette. Two open side rooms provide additional spaces for convivial catch-ups over matters of great importance and perhaps a glass of something special. Doors from both the drawing room and hall lead into the vast kitchen/dining room which is well equipped with a full set of appliances. The ground floor presents three of the four kingsize double bedrooms and a family. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a window seat revealing wonderful long-range views over Sussex Hampshire, the coastline and all the way to the Isle of Wight on a clear day. Outside there are extensive beautiful gardens with mature trees, secluded corners and romantic spots to admire the panoramic views. The fantastic range of outdoor recreation includes an outdoor swimming pool area and lawn tennis court beyond.

    Telegraph House is situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park, with bridleways and footpaths on the doorstep, and surrounded by charming hamlets and villages. Compton is a traditional Sussex village centred around a small square with a lovely pub shop and tea rooms. The wonderful National Trust property Uppark House and Gardens can be seen from the house and is a 5-minute drive from Compton. The picturesque town of Petersfield is just 9 miles away; this ancient market town was originally built as a Norman ’new town’ at the end of the 11th century. The main square provides an attractive focal point providing the perfect venue for the traditional market every Saturday and Wednesday.

    Chichester, Chichester Harbour and Goodwood are all around 10 miles away. The city centre is neatly enclosed within the ancient but fantastically preserved Roman city walls with broad streets that are packed with listed buildings. It is a cosmopolitan, vibrant and friendly city proudly combining 2000 years of heritage, with a lively lifestyle headed by the towering presence of the cathedral. For some classically British pastimes, the famous Goodwood Estate offers a range of activities including a championship golf course, the motor circuit, racecourse and aerodrome.

    For days out for a beach trip, look no further than West Wittering’s famous sands (it gets very busy in summer!). A little further afield, and Portsmouth is famous as the home of HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and also the Mary Rose. The historic dockyard sits right next to Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower, which offer spectacular views over Portsmouth and the Solent. Beach 13½ miles.
    £465
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  • Ghyll Park Farm, East SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    A fantastic five-bedroom barn conversion resting on the outskirts of Horam, Sussex. Open-plan. Woodburning stove. Off-road parking. Dog-friendly. Bedrooms with TVs. Eastbourne 15.3 miles; Royal Tunbridge Wells 15.4 miles; Hastings 20.3 miles.
    £277
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