Dog Friendly Cottages in West Sussex

Planning a rural escape to the rolling hills of the South Downs? Or want a seaside getaway with your furry friend? West Sussex makes a fabulous location for a dog friendly holiday and you won't be short of luxury dog friendly cottages to choose from for a pawsome break.

  • 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.
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  • The Old Surgery, West SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Pets by arrangement with the owner. Sorry, no puppies. The property is dog friendly, but please be aware the owner’s Corgi likes to welcome well-behaved female dogs only so please do keep this in mind
    when considering your booking. Located within the South Downs National Park, in the pretty village of Singleton, The Old Surgery is a self-contained, two bedroom holiday cottage able to facilitate up to four guests. The property forms a small part of Corner Cottage, one of Singleton’s most iconic and historic houses. Dating back to 1731, the whole property has undergone a full restoration. This beautiful listed building has been entirely re-built by local craftsmen and retains many of its original features while encasing state-of-the-art contemporary living.

    The wing of the main house was once known by the community as the village surgery. As a nod to its history, it is now called The Old Surgery and has its own separate entrance and French windows that flow onto a bespoke patio, surrounded by the larger walled garden that surrounds the entire house. The owners live in the main house alongside running part of the property as a B&B. The Old Surgery also features a few fun furnishings relating to its medical past. You will find decorative old medicine bottles beautifully displayed behind glass casings in the ground floor bedroom walls, and a vintage medical wall mount which doctors used to put their X-rays on, doubling up as a quirky wall light in the hallway.

    The cottage living room has a large wall mounted Smart TV in front of the Swedish style sofa, so that you can snuggle down in front of the wood burner and relax at the end of a long day out exploring West Sussex. The kitchen is open plan with the living room and dining area, and is equipped with everything you will need to self-cater during your stay, when you’re not dining out at one of the local pubs. The cottage has two bedrooms, a ground floor twin bedroom, with zip and link beds so you can have a super kingsize if you prefer, whilst a spacious bedroom occupies the first floor with a double bed at one end and a single day bed at the other for flexible sleeping arrangements. The beautiful bathroom on the ground floor with its highly individual decorative tiles has a small, yet very deep bath which is a sit-down Japanese design. There is also a separate state of the art power shower.

    There is a superb choice of activities and places to visit in West Sussex. The village of Singleton is only a short distance from the historic cathedral city of Chichester, and a few minutes’ away from the Goodwood Estate famed for its motor racing, golfing and horse racing. The renowned Cowdray House and Polo Club are also nearby, as well as Petworth House, Arundel Castle, Fishbourne Roman Palace, and Weald and Downland Museums are also nearby. You can spend the day immersing yourself in the best of the counties cultural offerings. Beach 12½ miles. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 175 yards.
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  • Forest Farm Cottage, West SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    An attractive, pet-friendly lodge sitting on the outskirts of Balcombe, West Sussex. Off-road parking. Enclosed garden. Family-friendly. Rural location. Smart TV. Woodburning stove. Haywards Heath 7.9 miles; Horsham 12.7 miles.
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  • Oak Grove, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Set below the imposing Blackdown, the highest point in the South Downs, this holiday home is a comfortable base for exploring the wonderful surroundings and numerous local attractions. Oak Grove is a modern, attached chalet home set in the lovely village of Fernhurst which is just beneath Blackdown. The cottage itself has all modern comforts whilst offering the rural location that would be ideal for walkers or nature lovers.

    On the ground floor you will find a bright and airy dining area with seating overlooking the front garden area and this then leads to the fully equipped kitchen which has all modern conveniences. The snug lounge area is equipped with entertainment to suit all ages including access to Freeview TV, Netflix and Amazon. The views over to the surrounding countryside from the first floor are delightful. The rear garden is an oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by mature oak trees which offer privacy and seclusion. There is a garden building housing a full size table tennis table which is available throughout the summer months for guests to enjoy.

    Fernhurst is a West Sussex village lying close to the borders of Surrey and Hampshire. Haslemere, a mere 3 miles from Oak Grove, is a quaint and charming market town steeped in history, and has a host of attractions for visitors to satisfy all interests. Experience first-hand the beautiful parks, gardens and spectacular historic houses, or immerse yourself in culture at the many places of historical interest. Drive 10 minutes and you will be in Midhurst, here you will find the grand Tudor ruins of Cowdray House, one of England’s most important early Tudor houses.

    A little further and you will reach the historic town of Petworth, which is best known as the location of the stately home Petworth House completed in 1696. The House and its grounds are now owned and maintained by the National Trust, and the magnificent country house contains an internationally renowned art collections. With Goodwood less than half an hour’s drive from Oak Grove you are perfectly placed to visit Goodwood House. You can also take the opportunity to attend one of the many events at the Goodwood Motoring circuit such as the Festival of Speed or the Revival meeting.
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  • Walnut Tree Cottage, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    A charming flint cottage set in a wonderful South Downs hamlet with stunning countryside views and walks on the doorstep. This former farm building was once part of the Duke of Norfolk’s Estate and now is a wonderful holiday retreat with panoramic views of the South Downs.

    Walnut Tree Cottage has an open plan living space with access to the patio with garden furniture, perfect spot for breakast with uninterrupted views. The kitchen is well-equipped and there are two bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities, and a separate bathroom.

    Patching is a quaint village centred along ’The Street’. At the top as the lane climbs towards the South Downs is the church and beside that the Walnut Tree Cottage. Footpaths lead from here to the Downs on a number of different routes. To the east is Long Furlong, a magnificent crescent-shaped piece of downland - it’s like the South Downs in miniature. It is easily reached from the neighbouring village of Clapham where a walk along the top gives great views inland. Take the downland paths around the woodland of Angmering Park and you reach the attractive villages of Wepham and Burpham 3 miles to the west. Like Patching they lie at the foot of the Downs and are frequented by walkers. The George and Dragon is a traditional English country pub set right in the heart of Burpham and is worth visiting - it is hard to pass by when enjoying a walk to Burpham!

    Just across the Arun valley there is Arundel, a historic market town 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 tea rooms. It’s a great place to wander and just enjoy its hospitality. 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. 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.

    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 and 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 Black Rabbit pub or proceeding further north where the river hugs the scarp wooded slope at the foot of the Downs before reaching Amberley.

    Further afield Walnut Tree Cottage is well placed for the coast. Climping Beach and Littlehampton’s West Beach are only a short drive away. The nearest beach is Goring Beach. 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 Cafe, built by local craftsmen using materials sourced locally. It is worth a visit an the fish and chips come highly recommended. 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. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
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  • Arun Cottage, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    From a raised footpath above the street, the small entrance hall opens into the open plan living space, with wood burner and Smart TV. A little further into the room, a large dining table sits next to the modern kitchen, and there is a huge hatchway for easy serving and a fantastic social aspect to the room. Two two rattan chairs sit in a sunny spot next to the French doors that lead onto the patio. There is a small desk in the living room, and a separate toilet in the entrance hall. Stairs lead from the dining area to the first floor. Upstairs is a generous master bedroom with kingsize bed, built-in wardrobe, an armchair and table to enjoy views of the world going by on the street below. The second bedroom also offers a kingsize bed, a built-in wardrobe and fabulous rooftop views over Arundel, the River Arun and the Arun plain. Next door, the family bathroom has a full bath with shower over. Outside to the rear and accessed via the kitchen, the lovely walled courtyard offers a suntrap setting for al fresco dining on the patio.
    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 fine 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. The castle has been seasonally open to visitors for nearly 200 years. 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 SSSI extends north towards the Downs offering many fine walks. The Mill Road entrance at Swanbourne Lake is just a short walk from the castle.

    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, swans and other wetland birds. The best way to enjoy the river is on a river cruise, stopping off at the serene Black Rabbit 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 directly south from Arundel. 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 Café, built by local craftsmen using materials sourced locally. It is worth a visit, the fish and chips come highly recommended! Goodwood with its Festival of Speed, Revival and Qatar Festival (Glorious 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.
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  • Honeysuckle House, West SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Honeysuckle House is a very well-presented holiday home which is able to comfortably accommodate up to four guests over its two floors, providing a great location for couples or a small family to stay when looking to explore the Sussex area and wider south coast of England.
    The owners have had plenty of experience staying in holiday homes themselves, so have ensured that you should have all you need for a comfortable stay. The property is dog friendly with an enclosed garden to its rear and the use of a garage allowing storage for bicycles, canoes or even a small boat. There is allocated parking in front of the garage. There are many activities to discover close by including golf, fishing, water sports, horse riding, boat trips and plentiful scenic walks.
    Venture out south from the property and enjoy the extensive views of Chichester Harbour, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and haven for bird life. Sandy beaches at Hayling Island and The Witterings are all about a 20-minute drive away. Whilst to the north lies the rich and varied countryside of the South Downs National Park, with its many miles of bridle and footpaths, rural villages, and traditional country pubs to discover. A 10-minute drive to the east is the elegant cathedral town of Chichester, which has a Roman villa, popular theatre, cinema complex, leisure centre with indoor pool, and a host of restaurants, inns and shops. Bosham and Emsworth, both great for sailing are less than 10 minutes away. There is also a train station less than a mile away with direct links to London, Brighton, Littlehampton and Portsmouth.
    The Goodwood Estate in the heart of West Sussex, famed for its motor racing, golfing and horse racing and home to the world-famous Festival of Speed is also nearby, as is the open-air Weald and Downland Museum and next door to that are West Dean Gardens. Historic Arundel is within easy reach, with a castle and Wildfowl and Wetlands Park. Alternatively, to the west, you will find the nautical city of Portsmouth with Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays with its designer outlets and waterside dining, plus the historic dockyard where you can take a tour around the HMS Victory and the Mary Rose Museum. Southampton, the New Forest, and Brighton are all within an hour’s drive.
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  • Little Stags, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    With an attractive frontage carved from yellow stone and hung tiles, Little Stags is beautifully presented inside and out. Smartly furnished with fresh, contemporary style and bespoke artwork, it offers a welcoming pet-friendly base from which to explore this charming corner of Sussex.

    Downstairs hosts the social spaces; there is a large living room with comfortable seating, a writing desk, Smart TV and patio doors to the garden. The sleek kitchen/dining room is fully equipped down to a Nespresso coffee machine, and set off the large hall there is also a toilet. Upstairs on the first floor, the master bedroom is a fantastic size and includes a super king bed, dressing table and Smart TV. The second bedroom is a twin, perfect for the kids, and there is also a family bathroom. Outside there is a fabulous rear garden accessed from the sitting room. It has a patio with dining furniture, and a large lawn for summer lounging. The rear garden is fully enclosed by a gorgeous old stone wall, which gives the outdoor space some charming character harking back to old Petworth.

    It is an easy five-minute stroll from Little Stags into the centre of Petworth, best known as the location of the stately home Petworth House and its deer park landscaped by Capability Brown. The entrance to the park is just round the corner, giving easy access for a brisk walk with the dog in the early morning mist. Sitting in the heart of the South Downs, the house contains an internationally renowned art collection with numerous works by Turner. The town is full of quaint houses and cottages, interspersed with antique shops, tearooms and restaurants; the ideal place for a wander following your enjoyment of Petworth House and Park.

    To the west, the market town of Midhurst nestles next to Cowdray Park. The Cowdray Estate is most famous for its polo club, particularly in June and July when the polo set meet for the Gold Cup. The Cowdray ruins are also of note, forming an impressive Tudor backdrop to Midhurst. Ten miles south, the famous Goodwood Estate offers a range of activities including a championship golf course, the motor circuit, racecourse and aerodrome. All offer an exciting calendar of events, with particular mention of course to the Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival and Glorious Goodwood.

    A little further past Goodwood, the cathedral city of Chichester is one of the great well-preserved Georgian cities in the UK. Its broad streets are packed with listed buildings, headed by the towering presence of the cathedral and all neatly enclosed within the ancient city walls. There is an excellent range of independent and high street shops, pubs and restaurants, and the Chichester Festival Theatre offers a variety of first-class productions. Also nearby, Arundel is another 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 tearooms. The Sussex coast and its beaches are within a 30-minute drive.
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  • Westwood, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    Set off the beautiful Lombard Street, an historic cobbled street in the heart of Petworth’s old town centre, Westwood dates back to the 17th Century and epitomises the abundance of character found in this genteel corner of Sussex.

    A gate from the street leads along an ancient passageway to the rear courtyard, and entrance into Westwood’s newly fitted kitchen. The kitchen contains a wide range of appliances including a coffee machine. Heading upstairs, the intimate dining area offers a church pew bench and beckons you in with deep purple tones. Next to the dining area is the kingsize bedroom, and to the other side the family bathroom. With a vaulted ceiling, the cosy living room is resplendent in rich red décor, exposed beams and brickwork, and offers a Chesterfield sofa, loveseat and Smart TV.

    From the sitting room an unassuming, tiny door reveals a fabulous snug room. With two armchairs and a bar-style desk looking down over the cobbled street below, it is the perfect spot to inspire a Dickensian novel. The snug also leads into bedroom two, a large twin looking out over the ancient rooves of Petworth. Outside there is a small, sunny courtyard accessed from the kitchen, fully enclosed for the kids and pooch and offering a bistro table, bench seat and charcoal BBQ.

    Petworth is full of quaint houses and cottages, interspersed with antique shops, tea-rooms and restaurants. It is best known as the location of the stately home Petworth House and its deer park landscaped by Capability Brown. The House contains an internationally renowned art collection with numerous works by Turner and is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Westwood. The entrance to the park is less than a mile away, giving easy access for a brisk walk with the dog in the early morning mist. There is also extensive walking across the Shimmings Valley. To the east, the market town of Midhurst nestles next to Cowdray Park, famous for its polo club and the Gold Cup.

    Ten miles south, the famous Goodwood Estate offers a golf course, the motor circuit, racecourse and aerodrome, with particular mention of course to the Festival of Speed, the Goodwood Revival and Glorious Goodwood. Also nearby are Chichester and Arundel. The Sussex coast and its beaches are within a 30-minute drive.
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  • Downsview Park, SussexInstant Book Overlay Image
    This generous house with superb features and facilities is the perfect getaway for you and your furry friends. More than pet friendly is an understatement! You will find towels, beds, crates, a dog sitting service, even an outside hot and cold dog shower. To top things off, a stunning, 2-acre enclosed field that the owner will make available for two 30-minute slots per day. With sizeable bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms, this property oozes practicality and style. The bedrooms offer king or super kingsize beds along with comfortable, double-sprung Z-Beds, for flexibile sleeping arrangements or additional guests. The spacious conservatory with ample seating, leads to the gorgeous and substantial garden. At the end of this beautiful outside space you will find the fully-equipped bar/summer house, there is a barbecue and a kitchen area for preparing food, altogether a wonderful place to relax with friends and family in the summer sun.
    Downsview Park is ideally situated just over a mile south of the beautiful town of Arundel. Individual shops, stunning architecture, imposing castle and riverside location make this a must spend day or two during your holiday. The WWT Wetland Centre, Swanbourne Lake and South Downs National Park with its pretty villages and fabulous hiking opportunities are all within 5 minutes. Numerous stately homes and gardens are dotted around the area. Goodwood with its world famous motor circuit and horse racing venue is a 20 minute easy drive. The pretty grass runway airport here offers the chance to take an airborne sightseeing experience offering memorable views of the coastline including Portsmouth Dockyards, Gunwharf Quays and the Spinnaker Tower that by road are a 40 minute drive. Lunch or tea airside in this stunning location is also possible. Dogs are welcomed everywhere at Goodwood. Two championship golf courses are on the estate and spa experiences available at the hotel. Tours and afternoon tea are available also here at the stately home. Chichester with its cathedral and Festival Theatre are a short drive, Brighton being 18 miles distant. Dog friendly beaches abound with quite a collection very nearby, a favourite being West Beach at Climping where there is the lovely Baliffscourt for a special dining treat.
    Downsview Park can be booked together with Downsview Cottage (ref UK45514) to accommodate up to 8 guests.
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