Dog-friendly Hotels Sussex
Home to the spectacular South Downs National Park, gorgeous beaches, elegant stately homes, fairy-tale castles, wild gardens, and vast stretches of beautiful countryside, Sussex, is a fabulous place for a dog-friendly escape. When you're not exploring the incredible landscape, you and your pup can discover the county's array of culture-rich seaside towns, including the infamous Hastings, Brighton and Eastbourne.
- Wick, EnglandA fantastic conversion of a stable into a lovely, spacious holiday home for two people. The Stable has been cleverly converted to deliver brilliant open-plan accommodation for those holidaying in the far north of Scotland. The Stable is only a mile south from Wick just off the NC500. The minimum stay is three nights, but the accommodation and location suits longer stays. It would be a good choice to stay at The Stable for a week or more and explore the far north from a lovely base.
There’s so much to see and do in the local area, for example the coastal path between John O’Groats and Inverness is only a short stroll to the east of The Stable and this leads you beautifully into Wick via The Trinkie (seaside swimming pool!), Tinkers Cave and Telford’s amazing harbour. In Wick there are places to visit, including the historic Pulteney Distillery. You could of course keep walking north on the coastal path and see places near to Wick like Noss Head Lighthouse, Castle Sinclair, Ackergill Tower and Reiss Sands. But these along with more sites like Keiss Castle and Harbour, and Duncansby Head can be easily reached by car from The Stable en-route to your inevitable trip to John O’Groats.
From The Stable it’s highly recommended that you take a trip to Orkney from Gills Bay, which is a cheaper and quicker ferry than that from Scrabster. Near to Gill’s Bay to the west you have another place you must visit, Dunnet Head and Beach. The Castle of Mey in the summer is also worth visiting. The list of places to visit goes on and on, which is why a base in this far north east location is needed. And you can go quite far by car south and west, as well via the interior roads, to really see this magnificent part of Scotland.
The NC500 is your friend, because it efficiently guides you to the majority of the best places in the far north. Its owners live on the same croft and you can be sure of a fine welcome and unrivalled Highland hospitality. It’s an uplifting, friendly and wholly lovely place to spend a holiday.£78From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Wick, EnglandMorven View is an outstanding holiday property in the far north of Scotland. The Northern Highlands us a wild place, and Morven View has an aspect looking out over the interior towards the highest peak in Caithness.
Here you are just a couple of miles from Dunbeath village and only two miles from the coastline and a charming beach at Dunbeath Bay. Morven View offers the best of the Highlands, with mountains one way, dramatic coast the other. The owner can recommend some wonderful things to do in and around Dunbeath, as well as suggest brilliant itineraries around this fantastic part of Scotland. Morven View is excellently placed for a tour of the North Coast 500 northern section, situated close to two of the roads that cross the interior over to the north coast.
As well as having the characterful fishing villages of Lybster, Helmsdale and Brora close by, the town of Wick is not far away and John O’Groats a little further with dramatic Duncansby Head well worth a visit. The drive across to Cape Wrath is sublime, and the off-the-beaten road via Altnaharra or Kinbrace is a true Highland highlight.
Morven View is an excellent choice if you want to experience the less discovered Scottish Highlands, and have countless points of interest to enjoy. A family or group of friends are sure to love Morven View. Beach 3 miles. Shop 2¼ miles. Pub and restaurant 2½ miles.£209From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Wick, EnglandThe Pig Shed is a fantastic, luxurious studio apartment finished to the same high standard as the adjoining Burnside Cottage B&B. It has been awarded a Gold Green Tourism Award. Perfectly placed in the far north of Scotland between John O’Groats and Dunnet Head, The Pig Shed is a simply outstanding base from which to explore. Called The Pig Shed because the building was once home to a crofter’s pigs. It is now -you’ll be pleased to hear! - a luxury studio apartment that enjoys a sea and island view.
Set in the amazing big-sky landscape of Caithness you can see the Pentland Firth and the island of Stroma from The Pig Shed (and on a clear day you can see the Orkney Islands across the firth.). The accommodation is simple but brilliantly executed. Entering The Pig Shed there’s a helpful vestibule area which leads to the shower room and the main studio living space. The open-plan living space is beautifully finished and well-equipped for a self-catering holiday. It’s a place where a week or more would be very comfortable for a couple with dogs. Entering the main open-plan space there’s the kitchen/dining/living area first and the bedroom beyond over by the large rural and sea view window.
The local area is a treat for those visiting and staying at The Pig Shed. The Gill’s Bay ferry to Orkney is only half a mile away, so you can be over on the amazing islands within ninety minutes from The Pig Shed. Iconic John O’Groats is nearby and its neighbouring headland Duncansby is worth a visit – amazing seabirds and sea stacks. The Castle of Mey is a short drive away and so too is another RSPB hotspot, Dunnet Head. Dunnet Beach is only eight miles drive away and as well as being a beautiful stretch of sand is also an amazing surfing beach.
The towns of Thurso and Wick are only a short drive away and beyond the NC500 will take you to more outstanding places to see and visit. We urge you to book The Pig Shed and relax with the knowledge that you have booked a gem of a place to stay in the far north of Scotland. You’ll look forward to returning to The Pig Shed after days out exploring, and you’ll likely want to book again in the future as it’s such a welcoming, comfortable, and astonishing place to spend a short break or longer stay.
- Uckfield, EnglandThis luxury detached barn is adjacent to the owner’s home and is ideally located for accessing all that Uckfield and surrounding areas have to offer.
The Barn is set in a peaceful location with parking for two cars. As soon as you enter the barn and step down into the open-plan living space you instantly relax. The décor, lighting, stonework and marble features are throughout The Barn and feel very opulent. On the ground floor you have a well-equipped kitchen, open plan with the living room and dining room. There is dining for four, a TV and sumptuous seating. There is a door leading out to the private garden area with seating for four. Back inside The Barn, the family bathroom has a walk-in shower and is located next to the ground floor master bedroom. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, high-quality linens and storage space. In the main living space there is a staircase leading to the second bedroom. This bedroom features two zip-lock beds which when joined together make a super kingsize bed.
This holiday home is suited to anyone wanting somewhere that is luxurious, peaceful, and close to a lot of amazing places to visit. You might be going to the opera at Glyndebourne or visiting Lewes Castle and Museum. You might have spent the day exploring High Rocks, a 3¼-hectare geological site of special scientific interest west of Tunbridge Wells. If you want to take in the Sussex countryside by train, then the Bluebell Steam Railway is a must, or take The Lavender Line at Isfield station for a two-mile round trip between the village of Isfield and Worth Holt. There are some great houses to visit in the area. Anne of Cleves House is less than 5 miles away, and historic Charleston House and Firle Place are less than 20 minutes away. There are lots of trails and countryside to explore either by foot or bike and after a day of seeing all that the area has to offer you get to head back to the tranquillity of The Barn at Lower Morgans House and relax the day away.£172From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Uckfield, EnglandThe unspoilt views across the South Downs from the veranda set this property apart we love it for its tranquil rural setting and its comfortable accommodation. The owners have gone above and beyond to create a cosy environment that stills delivers all the mod-cons with a fully fitted kitchen. Its location makes it perfect for groups travelling from London or just looking for an idyllic countryside bolthole. Nestling in a stunning rural location in the High Weald of East Sussex a designated area of outstanding natural beauty Spring Harbour offers an idyllic experience for families in search a tranquil retreat friends enjoying time out from the city and a quintessential English countryside setting to delight overseas visitors. Relaxing on the south facing veranda taking in the view of the ever-changing outlook from morning to night will just inspire and quickly remove any stresses from modern life.
The cosy living room with its feature open fireplace forms the heart of the accommodation when days are cooler. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped for a longer stay and there is a family bathroom with a shower fitted above the bath and a separate toilet. There are four bedrooms in total. Bedroom one and bedroom two are double bedrooms. Bedroom three is a double bedroom set with fantastic views across the South Downs. There is an additional single bedroom available for flexible sleeping arrangements, however we recommend Spring Harbour for a maximum of six guests. As Spring Harbour is in a rural location you will need a car to get the most out of your stay or a taxi to get to restaurants train stations or shops. There is ample parking on the driveway. The gardens offer privacy and of course completely uninterrupted views towards the South Downs.
Spring Harbour sits in splendid isolation on the edge of the small village of High Hurstwood between the market towns of Crowborough and Uckfield in East Sussex. It is perfect for enjoying the rolling countryside of the High Weald with no shortage of local attractions or places of interest to visit practically on the doorstep. Brighton Eastbourne Lewes Hastings and Alfriston are an easy day trip. Half an hour away Royal Tunbridge Wells is a great shopping and dining destination and if you are planning a trip to London this is the easiest commute. There are ample public footpaths and cycle routes to explore and an exhaustive supply of excellent country pubs to visit. Nearby 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 A. A. Milne. The view from Spring Harbour draws your eye to the South Downs and Firle Beacon towards Birling Gap on the coast. Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters Country Park are within a 30-minute drive and will always make an excellent day out. Shop 2 miles, restaurant 4 miles and pub 12 miles.
- Selsey, EnglandSeagull 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.