Pet Friendly Holidays East Sussex
Home to rolling rills, picture-perfect landscapes, family beaches and a number of historic towns, it's no surprise East Sussex is a popular pick when it comes to dog-friendly holidays. Whether you explore the coastal delights of Eastbourne, 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.
- Brighton, England
Located in a prime position on Brighton’s famous seafront with stunning sea views, dog-friendly Selina Brighton is a unique hotel which feature stylish, bold and brilliant design plus upcycled furniture and quirky touches.£92Price per night from
- Brighton, England
With parts dating back as far as 1559, The Old Ship in East Sussex is a superb dog-friendly destination and Brighton’s most historic hotel located just a stone’s throw from the iconic seafront.£112Price per night from
- Brighton, EnglandJust a quarter mile leisurely walk to the centre of the picturesque small town of Hurstpierpoint in Mid Sussex, this modern mews cottage is spacious and superbly equipped. It is set in a gated courtyard that is both private and peaceful.
Ladymead Mews House is the middle of three beautifully appointed mews cottages just north of the South Downs at Devils Dyke and only 8 miles from the coast at Brighton and Hove. The Mid Sussex area straddles the county boundary between West and East Sussex which is a popular holiday destination amongst guests. Picturesque towns and villages are dotted along the country roads with famous gardens including Borde Hill Wakehurst Place and Nymans all within the nearby High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This self-catering cottage is very nicely furnished and finished with a modern twist with a large through living/dining room opening out to a fully enclosed private rear wooded garden. The kitchen to the front is well equipped with everything you need to cook up a storm. Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms. The huge master bedroom to the front offers a kingsize bed with pelny of natural light aided by the side-by-side windows capturing the morning sun. The second bedroom is a twin room overlooking the rear garden. The family bathroom has a bath with both a rainhead and hand-held shower above and twin sinks. There is also a separate cloakroom downstairs.
Ladymead Mews House is perfectly situated for a weekend break to the Sussex countryside. It is also ideal accommodation for longer stays and short lets for those needing a base close to the nearby towns of Burgess Hill Haywards Heath and Crawley or for parents of students studying at the beautiful Hurstpierpoint College located just up the road. Hurstpierpoint and beyond Hurstpierpoint is one of a line of towns and villages that sit close to the slopes of the South Downs. The main street runs west to east and is made up of buildings that date from the 18th century giving it that traditional English small market town appeal. The town is on the boundary of the South Downs National Park and is particularly close to Ditchling Beacon and Devil’s Dyke, two of the best known landmarks along the South Downs Way. Between these two landmarks are the famous Jack and Jill Windmills that sit atop the Downs at Clayton. Although Jack is now in private ownership Jill remains an operational mill and is open to the public on selective days through the year. The town is within two miles of the mainline rail service between Brighton and London so the capital is only one hour away.
Brighton is just eight miles to the south and of course it is lively and bustling with lots of culture, and many say it is quite unique. One of its most famous landmarks is the Royal Pavilion the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) and the Regency heritage of this period is much in evidence in the city. 7 miles east is the county town of Lewes in East Sussex and its castle overlooks the town and is open to visitors, as is the Barbican Museum opposite. In such an historic town with the older Cliffe Street across from the River Ouse there is much to see. Visiting on the first Saturday of the month is recommended when a thriving Farmers’ Market takes place with lots of delicious fare on offer. Beach 9¾. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile..
This property can be booked together with 2 Ladymead Cottage (AH573640) to accommodate up to 8 guests.£108Price per night from
- Brighton, EnglandThis attractive 18th-century end terraced cottage with its own secluded, enclosed garden, is superbly situated in a quiet residential lane overlooking the village church approximately 3 miles from the centre of Brighton with many seaside attractions, including the opulent Royal Pavilion, Prince Regents former abode, Brighton Marina, Brighton Racecourse, saunter along the lanes for antiques, memorabilia and bookshops, theatres and art galleries. Simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views offered by the South Downs or visit the Sea Life Centre, Lewes Castle or Arundel with its magnificent cathedral and castle. A fantastic holiday escape. Drusilla’s Zoo Park at Alfriston, 16 miles. Eastbourne, 20 miles. Shop and pub ¼ mile.£69Price per night from
- Brighton, EnglandFairwind is a detached bungalow perched at the top of the cliffs, with a covered outdoor swimming pool in the rear garden. Uninterrupted sea views of the English Channel can be enjoyed from the garden or the comfort of the living room. The sleepy seaside town of Peacehaven offers stunning clifftop walks or a beach walk accessed via a ramp a couple of hundred yards from Fairwind. The Greenwich Meridian dividing east and west, runs through the town and there is a marker on the cliff top close to Fairwind where the 0 degree longitude line travels from the cliffs and out to sea. 6 miles to the east is buzzing Brighton where you can visit The Royal Pavilion, explore The Lanes or view the coastline from the British Airways i360 tower, named the most slender tower by the Guinness World Records in 2016. Enjoy a stroll along the pier or visit the oldest operating aquarium in the world with its original Victorian architecture. The port of Newhaven offers the opportunity to take a day trip to France or from the marina, a boat trip to explore the Seven Sisters Heritage Coast. The area also produces some excellent wines so don’t leave without taking a tour around a Sussex vineyard. Beach 150 yards. Shop 800 yards, pub and restaurant 300 yards.£107Price per night from
- Brighton, EnglandSteyning Kilns is located on the site of five old lime kilns dating back to the early 1800s. It is a lovely detached property with the added benefit of air conditioning, located on the side of the South Downs, able to comfortably accommodate up to six guests. It provides a fantastic secluded location for couples, families, or small groups of cyclists or walkers to stay, when looking to explore the wider Sussex area. Outside there is a tap for bike and boot washing and an eating area with table and chairs for six, barbecue and fire pit (with free logs) for those cooler evenings. There is a large paddock area for recreation and some outdoor play equipment available for the children.
Steyning is a small, picturesque town, originally one of the most important places in the county during the middle ages, with its large and prosperous port. Now, it resides about 5 miles from the coast, up the River Adur from Shoreham-by-Sea. The centre of the village still has a large number of historic buildings, including many from the medieval and Tudor period.
Today you’ll find independent shops, an assortment of tea rooms and restaurants, pubs, a well-stocked supermarket and a local butcher all on the high street. The award winning Sussex Produce Company stocks high quality produce and some excellent ready meals, where you can shop for food seven days a week and until late in the evening. Also well worth a visit is the Steyning Bookshop and Cobblestone Walk - a unique shopping arcade, all based around a 16th-century tea house.
The property is ideally positioned on the side of the South Downs, bordering onto the National Park boundary, but only ½ a mile from the South Downs Way path, the Downslink Trail and Steyning High Street. It offers many miles of bridle and cycle paths, and footpaths to explore, with pretty rural villages and traditional country pubs to discover along its routes. You can visit the nearby Steyning Bowl, Chanctonbury Ring, with its stunning views, and the Iron Age hill fort at Cissbury Ring.
The cosmopolitan city of Brighton on the south coast lies roughly 12 miles south east, where you can take a tour around the Regency terraces, the Royal Pavilion, the trendy Lanes district and book your ticket for the British Airways i360 observation tower. The town of Worthing, with 2019’s ‘Pier of the Year’ is only 7 miles away.
Other must-see places within Sussex include Arundel with its famous castle, RSPB Pulborough, The Bluebell Steam Railway, Ashdown Forest or slightly further afield to the west, you’ll find the historic Chichester Cathedral and Goodwood and Fontwell races.
Outdoor pursuits are well catered for in the county, including horse riding on the Downs, and golf enthusiasts will find a variety of courses available locally, and hang gliding enthusiasts can visit The Flyers at nearby Devil`s Dyke on The Downs, 7 miles away. Beach 5 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants ¾ mile.£125Price per night from
- Brighton, EnglandThis charming terraced cottage stands at the foot of the South Downs National park in a quaint country village only two minutes’ walk from a popular pub serving food. Rose Cottage has been stylishly refurbished in 2019 and tastefully furnished to a high standard, with features such as wooden floors, restored beams, and a wood burner, as well as a light and airy kitchen/dining room with bi-folding doors leading to the pretty enclosed garden. It is a beautiful retreat for couples wishing to enjoy the area.
The cosmopolitan city of Brighton is just 20-minutes’ drive away, with seaside attractions, lively bars, clubs, eateries, theatres, art galleries and shopping! Walk along The Lanes for antiques and boutique shops, or stroll along the pier. The Royal Pavilion is also well worth a visit, as is the marina with waterside shops and dining.
There are many popular scenic walks right from the door, including Devil’s Dyke, and National Trust Homes and Gardens to visit including Nymans, Leonardslee, Wakehurst Place, Glyndebourne and Petworth House. Must-see places to visit include Arundel with its famous castle, RSPB Pulborough, Newhaven with a ferry to Dieppe, The Bluebell Steam Railway, Ashdown Forest or a slightly further drive to the west, Chichester Cathedral and Goodwood or Fontwell races. There is also racing at Brighton, Plumpton, Lingfield and Hickstead, and the South of England Showground is within easy reach. There are many activities to enjoy in the area, such as hiking, horse riding, golf, fishing and cycling, ideal for the outdoor enthusiast! Beach 9 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.£84Price per night from
- Brighton, EnglandAn ideal escape to the Sussex countryside for those seeking a relaxing break or romantic retreat. Rich in history, the former mill workers cottage has now been tastefully decorated creating a cosy and stylish self-catering home.
With a sitting/dining room and separate kitchen downstairs, and a bright bedroom and bathroom upstairs, The Twitten blends original features with bijou style to retain the charm of this 18th Century building.
The name ’Twitten’ derives from the old Sussex word meaning a path between walls or hedges. As you walk through the arched passageway into this quiet haven, you will hear the bubbling millstream which fed the old mill just up the road. Surrounded by countryside, right on the edge of the South Downs National Park and with the South Downs Way only a mile away, there is good access for walks up onto the hills right on the doorstep.
With the centre of Steyning and it’s convenient amenities a few steps away, The Twitten is a great base for walkers looking to stretch their legs!£63Price per night from
- Brighton, EnglandTo think of Brighton and Hove conjures images of Regency and Georgian architecture, eclectic design, sticks of rock, walks along the beach and fantastic shopping. A stay at Aubyns is the perfect base from which to dip your toe not only into the water, but into the wonderfully vibrant culture of this unique city.
With more than a nod towards the sea that laps the beach at the end of the road, Aubyns is a self-catering home that perfectly suits its surroundings. Set on a pretty street in Hove, with lovely design flourishes and an open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, it is a great space for a gathering with family or friends.
Along with two spacious bedrooms in the apartment, one sleeping up to 4 and one sleeping two, what sets this accommodation apart is the Beach Hut bedroom in the garden which lends itself to the name of this property. Fitted out cosily to sleep 2 people, and fully insulated to offer warm quarters throughout the year, it offers guests the opportunity to stay in a very unique room.
Add to this the rare benefit of one parking permit per day on all weekly bookings (by prior arrangement with the owner), a well-equipped kitchen, one en-suite and one family bathroom, and a cupboard filled with games, children’s play equipment and useful beach equipment; this holiday home in Hove has all you need to embrace the lifestyle of this great location.£148Price per night from
- Brighton, EnglandResting in the pretty Sussex countryside and within a stone’s throw of a wonderful woodland home to a herd of rare albino deer; this handsome character holiday home offers comfortable family accommodation in which to relax. It is gloriously secluded with a welcoming and inviting feel creating that perfect start to your stay. Prepare a traditional breakfast in the homely kitchen, equipped with Aga; or enjoy a coffee on the terrace overlooking the far-reaching gardens which are a particular gem; perfect for hide and seek. The well-maintained borders and shrubs are particularly beautiful during spring and early summer. Surrounding woodland and a view from the sunny terrace to fields beyond make the gardens a perfect spot for evening summer aperitifs.
Enjoy the prestigious Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate nearby, an ideal place to dine out at or retire to in the evening for a glass of wine. Open to non-members, the tennis courts and a round of golf can entertain adults in a relaxed atmosphere, or simply indulge in afternoon tea. The historic town of Horsham is only 8 minutes away, where a variety of shops, bars and restaurants can be discovered.
For a fun day out for the whole family why not visit Huxley’s Birds of Prey Centre and Gardens, which is located less than 2 miles away from the property.
Roosthole is a wonderful location in which to holiday at all times of year. It is perfectly positioned for small family groups or friends planning a get together, for a golf break or an idyllic ’English’ country holiday. The bedrooms offer flexible living accommodation, all benefiting from the picturesque countryside views. The spacious living rooms is perfect to cosy round the fire or open up the French doors and let the sunshine in. The well-equipped country kitchen is quaint with an added bonus of a traditional Aga, small breakfast table and the adjoining large utility room is ideal for storing wellies, walking boots and golf bags. Roosthole is a simple choice for that relaxing, well-earned break.£264Price per night from