Dog-friendly Hotels 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.
- Brightling, EnglandIn the High Weald AONB and converted to a high standard, this attractive, single-storey barn is accessed via a track ¼ mile from the lane and lies quietly in 500 acres of Brightling Park (once known as The Rose Hill Estate) with sheep and horses on the farm. Brightling is famous for the many Fuller follies. Excellent walks on the doorstep. Visit Bateman’s (Kipling’s home) and Sarah Raven’s famous cutting garden at Perch Hill. Rye and Tunbridge Wells are 30 minutes by car, Brighton is 45 minutes. Mainline station to London is 5 minutes’ drive from Robertsbridge. Shop and pub 2 miles.
Coblye Barn (PJJR) and Ox Lodge Barn (PQQW), situated 1 mile apart, can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests.£101Price per night from
- Brightling, EnglandOx Lodge Barn is a single storey holiday property situated in the High Weald of East Sussex, ideally suited to someone with walking difficulties. The property is well thought out, with the bedrooms at either end of the property, with the living areas in between, giving complete privacy to guests. The spacious yard may be shut off to contain dogs or children. Excellent walks, a vista of stunning views and carp fishing by arrangement with the Estate are available. Bird watching can also be arranged with a local expert. Local attractions include ‘Batemans’, Rudyard Kipling’s home and Sarah Raven’s cutting garden. The historic town of Rye is 30 minutes, Battle, 10 minutes, Tunbridge Wells, 30 minutes and Brighton, 45 minutes. Robertsbridge station is 5 minutes away with a journey time to London Charing Cross of 1 hour 10 minutes. Shop and pub 2½ miles.
Ox Lodge Barn (PQQW) and Coblye Barn (PJJR), situated 1 mile apart, can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests.£141Price per night from
- Rye Foreign, EnglandNestling in the heart of the Tillingham Valley and located on a 200-acre family-run, traditional working sheep and fruit farm, these holiday properties (refs 19652 and 19745 ) are ideally based for exploring the Kent and Sussex countryside. A walkers paradise, with an apple orchard and sheep filled fields to wander over and connect with several public footpaths. See the lambs under the trees of apple blossom in spring, or visit the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye, with its cobbled streets, tea rooms, art galleries and far reaching views over the Romney Marsh. Rye activities include the Scallop Festival in February, the Maritime Festival and Raft Race in August, an arts festival in September and Rye Fawkes Bonfire in November. Camber, Bodiam and Scotney castles are all nearby, along with Battle Abbey and the beautiful gardens of Sissinghurst, Pashley, Great Dixter and Bedgebury Pinetum. Fishing, golf, swimming, sailing, horse riding, cycle hire and rowing boat hire are all available locally, or take the time to explore the wonderful nature reserve at Rye Harbour. Beaches at Winchelsea, 3 miles, and the fabulous golden sands at Camber, 6 miles. Enjoy a tour around and sample the produce of the local vineyards or ride on the vintage steam railway to Bodiam. Rye railway station provides access to London in 1 hour 45 minutes. Shops and pub 2 miles.
Refs 19652 and 19745 can also be booked with refs 29071 and 29072 to accommodate up to 18 guests.£155Price per night from
- Hastings, EnglandThis comfortable holiday cottage, situated in the grounds of and adjoining the owner’s home, is approx 1½ miles from the beach at Hastings. After exploring Hastings, the Norman Castle and the Shipwreck Museum, relax in the garden with a glass of wine from a local vineyard. Stroll through Hastings Country Park, with ancient woodland, dramatic cliffs and coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.£82Price per night from
- Battle, EnglandThis detached barn conversion is on a main road which is busy at certain times of the day, adjacent to the owner’s home, is ideally placed for accessing the 1066 Country Walk, which includes the Norman’s landing site at Pevensey, the battle site and the castles at Pevensey and Herstmonceux. From Pevensey Castle, there are further links to the South Downs Way. Boreham Bridge Barn resides in its own historical setting close to Battle, the site was excavated in 2008 and timbers were discovered which were radio carbon dated to 660-830AD, suggesting a mid to late Saxon jetty was present, with the coastline being much further inland than it is today. As a result, an archaeological survey was carried out and several fired clay pieces of East Sussex ware, probably from a kiln or bread oven, were discovered along with fragments of storage vessels dating to early–mid Iron Age, and flint tools dating back to the Bronze Age. Most of these pieces you can see on display in the barn.
Explore the rolling countryside and take a ride on the Kent and Sussex steam railway, which can take you to the fairytale moated castle at Bodiam. Enjoy the coast at Hastings with its fishing fleet, pier and iconic net huts. Camber Sands offers miles of golden sand dunes and an opportunity to polish up your kite surfing skills, and Eastbourne at the foot of the South Downs also makes for a great day out. From Battle, there are good train links into London if you fancy a spot of sightseeing. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.£132Price per night from
- Battle, EnglandCaldbec House stables is a cosy property that has recently been renovated by the owner to an extremely high level. As you walk through the front door you enter a huge reception room which is open plan with the kitchen, dining room and lounge which features a really cosy log burner but also benefits from underfloor heating. On the ground floor is a wet room with a walk-in shower, as well as a bath with a shower over, and the double bedroom located next door. Upstairs you will find the other twin bedroom which has some great views of the grounds and also has a study nook with a desk. There is parking directly outside the property and this is located in an area of East Sussex which is in great demand.
Caldbec House Stables is part of the Caldbec House Estate and has been owned by the same family for many years. It is ideal for large family gatherings for birthday or Christmas celebrations and is located in one of the most beautiful parts of East Sussex. This property is located on Caldbec Hill, believed to be close to where the famous Battle of Hastings conflict took place on the 14th of October 1066. This huge house is conveniently positioned on the edge of Battle, which is a small historical town and is designated High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a tourist destination but also a commuter town for white collar workers in the City of London. This really is the staycation of a lifetime if you are wanting to experience a wealth of history both with the property’s location, and its features and settings. Immerse yourself in the experience of Sussex with all its history and antiquity Caldbec House Stables really is the place to stay and enjoy the experience and make some amazing memories. This is a very special home where you will feel history all around you, with some stunning views to wake up to and enjoy that you won’t get to experience every day. Pub within 1 mile.£95Price per night from