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.

 

  • Owlers Retreat, East Sussex
    An original 1920s weather-boarded single-storey beach house with an enclosed garden, this is the perfect dog-friendly hideaway.
    £152
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  • Comptons Oast, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Uckfield, England
    An exquisite double Oast House overlooking its own private pond nestled in the countryside near Tunbridge Wells. Set deep in in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Comptons Oast offers five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large kitchen/dining room and two living rooms. It has an abundance of space inside and outside this beautiful large home in which to enjoy a relaxing luxury family holiday. Entering through the western roundel of the twin Oast the open plan kitchen/dining room has stripped wooden beams and the cosy warmth of the Aga standing on the hearth. There is a traditional country house feel combined with modern design furnished with a farmhouse table, marble worktops and French doors leading to the terrace overlooking the pond. The large living room also looks over the pond through French doors. There is a cosy wood burner, large double corner sofa, table lamps and a Flatscreen TV with Freesat. Next door to the living room is a separate snug room allowing the kids to enjoy the holiday in their own space. There is also a wet room with underfloor heating set into the second roundel and a separate WC opposite. Heading up the gorgeous staircase that follows the curve of the roundel the upper landing stretches the full length of the house, providing a fantastic sense of the space this house affords. The circular bathroom has a double end roll-top bath, soak deep into the bubbles and enjoy sunset views over the pond below. There is a second shower room, a charming calm kingsize bedroom with fabulous views over the pond. Next door is ¾ double with the same lovely lake views a great room for an individual adult or a lucky child. The three further bedrooms include a serene super kingsize with lake views, a small twin and a spacious super kingsize. Outside the patio wraps two sides looking out over the pond, an idyllic spot to sit out with a good book and cup of something hot or glass of something cold. The patio is enclosed with fences and heading out through the gate the pond is yours to stroll around. You are even welcome to while away a few hours fishing for the mirror carp that can often be seen breaking the surface. Beyond the pond there is a sunken garden to discover and a small field set aside for sunbathing, a picnic or football. Comptons Oast offers a peaceful and private setting for your holiday and the owners live close by should you need anything.
    This area in the rolling countryside of the High Weald offers no shortage of local attractions or places of interest to visit all practically on the doorstep or within a short drive. Nearby the Ashdown Forest covers 14,000 acres of lowland heathland that has never been cultivated and offers extensive opportunities for walking. It was famously Henry VIII’s hunting ground, but is also a must for all Winnie the Pooh fans. The adjacent village of Hartfield was home to AA Milne. Throughout the whole Wealden and Ashdown areas there are ample public footpaths and cycle routes to explore and an exhaustive supply of excellent country pubs to visit. Just 4 miles away the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is a great shopping and dining destination. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 3 miles.
    £189
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  • Willow Cottage, East SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    A fabulous wing of the owners' home just outside the medieval town of Rye. Excellent accommodation for families and couples. Dog-friendly. Stunning views and country walks direct from the door. Rye 2 miles.
    £70
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  • Cockle Cottage, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bognor Regis, England
    5.00
    Situated 300 metres from the beach, this holiday home lies close to the village of Elmer and within half a mile along the beach of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which stretches several miles from Elmer to Littlehampton. The beaches in this area remain quiet, even during the busiest summer periods and with man made rock islands just off the shore and accessible at low tide, the beach is wonderful to explore and is ideal for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and walking. Elmer is an ideal location to explore many of the attractions of the south coast from bustling Brighton, 25 miles, to the east to historic Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight to the west. In between there are beautiful places such as Chichester with its cathedral and festival theatre, quaint Arundel, 5 miles to the north with its castle, river, antique shops and famous wetland bird centre, Goodwood and Fontwell race courses and the beautiful South Downs are all close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
    £86
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  • Mussel Cottage, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bognor Regis, England
    5.00
    Situated 300 yards from the beach this holiday home lies close to the village of Elmer and within half a mile along the beach of an area of outstanding natural beauty which stretches several miles from Elmer to Littlehampton. The beaches in this area remain quiet even during the busiest summer periods and with man made rock islands just off the shore and accessible at low tide, the beach is wonderful to explore and is ideal for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and walking. Elmer is an ideal location to explore many of the attractions of the south coast from bustling Brighton 25 miles to the east, to historic Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight to the west. In-between there are beautiful places such as Chichester with its cathedral and festival theatre, quaint Arundel, 5 miles to the north with its castle, river, antique shops, restaurants and famous wetland bird centre, Goodwood and Fontwell race courses and the beautiful South Downs are all close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
    £111
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  • Warre Cottage, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Enjoy this rural country cottage in the heart of Burpham village just two miles from Arundel it is a special retreat. Warre Cottage is the type of property you would imagine retiring to. Live in a beautiful cottage in a wonderful village setting and have the village pub nearby!

    Set in most picturesque and private cottage gardens, this detached cottage is just two miles from Arundel and has an abundance of footpaths to the South Downs on the doorstep. From the gardens and upstairs windows there is the most glorious outlook and the garden beckons guests to relax and enjoy those lazy summer days. The cottage is bright and traditionally furnished and is a comfortable size for up to six guests. It has three upstairs bedrooms the master bedroom has a kingsize bed with an en-suite shower room. The second bedroom has a standard double bed and the third bedroom with a dual outlook, gives a fresh and bright feel and is fitted with twin beds, the family bathroom completes the property. The gardens here just encourage and welcome you outside and offer complete privacy. They are neatly maintained offering many areas to meander around and explore. There is a raised path which guests need to take care when using that really open up the views over the Sussex Downs.

    There are many attractive period properties in the village and it’s a delight to wander through, including the Norman Church of St Mary’s where you can walk through the church grounds and the views quickly open out onto the Arun Valley and the South Downs. This area is ideal for walking and from the lower slopes of the Downs there are wonderful views to the coast and to the east and west. Arundel two miles away is a historic market town dominated by the symbolic castle that can be seen to the south of Burpham. It offers a plethora of craft and antique shops as well as restaurants and tea rooms. It’s a great place to visit and just enjoy the hospitality during any day of the week.

    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 nearly 200 years and is one of the great treasure houses of England and is home to priceless works of art in stunning rooms. Climbing the 131 steps to the Keep which dates from the 11th Century to take in the views over Arundel and The South Downs is definitely worth the effort. Beyond the castle grounds is Arundel Park which is clearly visible across the valley from the cottage. The River Arun winds its way around the town and is a magnet for wildlife. With more than 60 acres of ponds lakes and reed beds at Arundel Wetland Trust attracts some of the world’s most spectacular ducks geese and swans. The best way to enjoy the river is on a river cruise stopping off at the pub for a bite to eat or just some liquid refreshments.

    Further afield Climping Beach and Littlehampton’s West Beach are only a short drive away. This is a beautiful unspoilt length of beach of Special Scientific Interest and at the eastern end beside the mouth of the River Arun is the West Beach. Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses are nearby along with the cathedral city of Chichester with its excellent Festival Theatre noted for not only the quality of productions but also the fact many world premieres are featured as well. If you fancy a day in the city, Arundel mainline station is on a direct route to London so why not mix the cosmopolitan capital with this great place to stay.
    £116
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  • Cosy Cottage, East SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bexhill-On-Sea, England
    A lovely, detached cottage nestled in the Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex. Off-road parking. Electric fire. Garden and decking. Hastings 7 miles; Eastbourne 11 miles.
    £82
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  • Seagull Cottage, Sussex-expiredInstant Book Overlay Image
    Seagull Cottage offers ground floor accommodation, with three bedrooms and sleeping up to six guests. Additionally, there’s a dressing area with plenty of storage space for your belongings. The kitchen is modern and bright, equipped with all the necessary amenities to prepare delicious meals during your stay (if you choose to cook!). It features a breakfast bar and a dining table, perfect for enjoying family meals together. After a day of exploration, you can unwind in the cosy living room, complete with a Smart TV for entertainment. Step outside, and you’ll discover a portable charcoal barbecue and a delightful hot tub with electric awning, inviting you to soak and unwind while enjoying the picturesque surroundings (outside shower for hot-tub users).
    From the doorstep explore this beautiful reserve, home to a diverse range of bird species and other wildlife. Take leisurely walks along the nature trails and observe the serene surroundings. Also just a short stroll is Pagham’s beach; an ideal spot for family picnics and strolls along the coastline. At the end of the bumpy track (approx third of a mile) you will find a café plus seaside kiosks, amusement arcade, a supermarket, chemist, newsagent, Indian restaurant/takeaway, fish and chip shop and a Chinese takeaway. Pagham boasts good pubs which provide excellent food choices and local brews.

    Embark on a boat trip or sailing excursion from nearby Chichester Harbour, or visit the magnificent Chichester Cathedral, known for its stunning architecture and rich history. Take a guided tour or attend one of the many musical events held here. Discover the remains of a Roman palace at Fishbourne, showcasing intricate mosaics and offering insights into Roman life in Britain.

    Just a short drive away, you’ll find West Wittering Beach, renowned for its pristine sandy shores and crystal-clear waters. It’s a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. If you’re a motorsport fan, don’t miss a visit to Goodwood Estate, where you can experience thrilling races or explore the magnificent estate grounds and gardens. Journey to the nearby town of Arundel and explore majestic Arundel Castle, a medieval fortress with beautiful gardens and stunning views.
    £120
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  • 5 Sea Way, West SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Bognor Regis, England
    A superb three-bedroom dormer bungalow resting in Elmer, West Sussex. Sea views. Direct beach access. Pet-friendly. Fully enclosed garden. Open fire. Chichester 9.6 miles; Worthing 13.6 miles; Selsey 15.6 miles.
    £156
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  • Ashby Cottage, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    A family-friendly holiday cottage in Arundel with three en-suite bedrooms, two living rooms and an open fire. An ideal location to explore this historic market town and all that the South Downs and West Sussex has to offer. Set over three storeys the lower level has a large open plan living/dining/kitchen area. The living area features deep comfortable sofas, a roaring open fire and a large Smart TV with Netflix, perfect for cosy nights in with friends and family. A door leads out to the pretty enclosed garden to the rear of the house, with a patio, barbecue and lawn perfect for children and dogs. The smart kitchen area is fully equipped with double oven, dishwasher and washer/dryer, the large table seats six for a get together over home-cooked food and a glass of something delicious from the wine store in town. There is also a small separate toilet on this level. On the ground floor there is a small second living room/study with Smart TV, a serene space to enjoy some quiet reading time or close the door and catch up with work. Next to the study is a twin bedroom with en-suite walk-in rainhead shower. On the first floor the master bedroom has kingsize bed, Smart TV and another en-suite with walk-in shower. From the window you can glimpse the majestic Arundel Cathedral that sits atop the hill and watch the horses and ponies frolic in the paddocks of the riding centre just behind the garden. To the front of the house there is a double bedroom with a lovely bathroom with double-end bath just begging to be filled with bubbles for a long soak after a hike in the Downs.
    A gentle 5-minute stroll will bring you right into the centre of Arundel a historic market town whose skyline is dominated by the symbolic castle and the rising spire of the cathedral. It offers a plethora of craft and antique shops as well as restaurants and tearooms. It is a great place to wander and simply enjoy great hospitality. Arundel Castle is the seat of the Dukes of Norfolk and is set in 40 acres of sweeping grounds and gardens. It is one of the great treasure houses of England and is home to priceless works of art in stunning rooms. Climbing the 131 steps to the Keep which dates from the 11th century to take in the views over Arundel and The South Downs is definitely worth the effort. Beyond the castle grounds Arundel Park Site of Special Scientific Interest extends north towards the Downs offering many fine walks. The River Arun winds its way around the town and is a magnet for wildlife. With more than 60 acres of ponds lakes and reed beds Arundel Wildfowl Wetlands Trust attracts some of the world’s most spectacular ducks geese and swans. The best way to enjoy the river is on a river cruise stopping off at the serene pub or proceeding further north where the river hugs the scarp wooded slope at the foot of the Downs before reaching Amberley. Further afield Arundel is well placed for the coast. Climping Beach and Littlehampton’s West Beach are only a short drive away heading south directly from The River House. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.
    £144
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