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Dog Friendly Cottages In Sussex

Are you searching around for the best dog friendly cottages in Sussex? The good news is, you shouldn’t have to look too far. This wonderful corner of England offers plenty of pet friendly escapes and holiday ideas, and for that reason, the county is emerging as a great place to really break away with a pet or two.

In this guide, we’ve rounded up the best pet friendly spots you’ll find across Sussex – meaning that your search for the top dog friendly spot or two for you has just been made that little bit shorter!

The Best Pet Friendly Holiday Cottages in Sussex

Dog friendly cottages are becoming more and more popular. This has never been more the case in Sussex! The Sussex countryside, as well as its fantastic history and heritage, are always worth exploring if you get the chance. However, there’s something really special about bringing a four-legged friend with you to get out and experience it all.

That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favourites from the local pet friendly cottage scene. Whether you’re looking for a private enclosed, a wood-burning stove or both, these are some fantastic Sussex cottage hotspots always worth booking in with.

Endeavour in Westfield

Endeavour is a classic cottage property that is very dog friendly, and which offers a space that sleeps 2. This ground floor holiday cottage will welcome one dog to stay with you, and there is a private enclosed garden with a patio. There is also a double bedroom here with en suite facilities in a WC and shower.

Close to the town of Hastings, this dog friendly getaway spot is ideal for couples and pets who want to explore the Sussex coast and some of the amazing history and heritage trails in the region. There are also lots of local food and drink festivals that take place here.
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Annexe in Hailsham

The Annexe in hailsham sleeps 4 people and is a pet friendly cottage – simply get in touch with the owners to book ahead. This first floor cottage nook offers a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, as well as a sitting room and dining area, a full kitchen as well as all your towels and bed linen included in the price.

This is one of the best holiday cottages in the Sussex region for adventures near National Trust sites. It is also close to the seaside town of Eastbourne, and only a short drive to Brighton, with dog friendly beach walks.
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Hakuna Matata in Camber

Hakuna Matata sleeps 4 people and offers space for a dog, with a kingsize double room and balcony, and a twin bedroom. It offers an open plan living space along with sitting, dining and kitchen facilities, as well as your own private courtyard and furniture. You’ll also have access to Freeview TVs as well as a DVD player in the lounge.

Named after the phrase meaning ‘no worries for the rest of your days’ from The Lion King, this stress-free holiday cottage is just 10 minutes’ walk away from the beach. Pets and their owners will also love the local footpaths and cycle routes.
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Down Studio in Frant

This ground floor holiday cottage in East Sussex offers space to sleep two people as well as room for one dog. This dog friendly retreat has a double bedroom, a shower room and a living area complete with TV and entertainment. There is also internet access throughout, as well as electric heating and a full kitchen suite.

This village scenery cottage offers you easy access to local shops in nearby Frant, as well as a ten minute drive out to the popular town centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Dogs will love the walks nearby.
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Ivy Cottage in Westfield

Ivy Cottage is a bright holiday bolthole based in West Sussex, offering a romantic stop for up to 2 people and one pet. There is Wi-Fi throughout, with a ground floor open plan living area and dining zone. There is a master bedroom offering a kingsize bed and an en suite bathroom space. There’s also a shared garden space with BBQ.

This holiday bolthole puts you and your pets close to the seaside and Sussex walks close to the towns of Hastings and Tenterden. Pubs and restaurants are also only a short distance away from the cottage itself.
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Hop House in Hastings

Hop House is a 3 bedroom cottage breakaway close to the coastal town of Hastings. It sleeps 5 people and has space for 2 pets, as well as access to Wi-Fi throughout the cottage. There is a kitchen area with a dining suite, complete with an oven, fridge freezer and washing machine. You’ll also find Freeview TV throughout the location, and a woodburning stove, too.

You and your pets are only ever less than 2 miles from local pubs and shops in the area, and it won’t take you too long to drive down into Hastings itself. This is a great holiday base for coastal fun.
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Jam Jar Cottage in Camber

Jam Jar Cottage is a dog friendly resort that sleeps 5 people and has room for one dog. You will have access to your own private garden in pebbles, as well as BBQ facilities. This dog friendly cottage has TV, games console and entertainment packages, along with a family bathroom and en suite available. There is a kingsize bedroom as well as a single and a double.

Close to Camber Sands, this plot puts you close to local fishing experiences as well as the wonderful Dungeness. There’s also lots of history and heritage out in the nearby town of Rye.
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Elsie Cottage in Northiam

This dog friendly cottage sleeps 2 people and has space for one dog. There is 1 bedroom here with a double bed, as well as bathroom with shower and tub facilities. There is parking available off-street, and Wi-FI provided throughout. There’s a DVD player and TV in the lounge, and the kitchen suite arrives with all mod cons you should need.

This countryside cottage is three centuries old! It backs onto some of Sussex’s best-loved countryside walks. Explore the High Weald and Kent Downs, areas of outstanding natural beauty, with your pets at your leisure.
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The Beach Retreat in Rye

The Beach Retreat in Rye offers 2 bedrooms to sleep 4 guests, and you can bring 2 pets along with you, too. There is a kingsize bedroom and a double bedroom here, as well as a sofa bed. There is internet access throughout, and there’s also all your towels and bed linen provided as standard. You can also hire a travel cot and high chair.

Close to historic Rye and with great access to Camber Sands within walking distance, this is one of the best dog friendly holiday cottages in the region for exploring the best of the Sussex sand dunes and stretches.
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Types of Accommodation To Expect


With Hot Tubs

Dog friendly cottages with a relaxing hot tub on the patio is just what you need if you want to relax on holiday. Settle back in a pool of bubbles and enjoy the company of close friends and family. The perfect way to end a day of exploring.

Properties By The Coast & Beach

If you want a holiday by the sea, come to Sussex and find yourself dog friendly cottages. Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne and Camber Sands are some of the UK’s favourite coastal towns, and there is plenty of accommodation close by to choose from. Cottages, lodges and holiday homes of all sizes are available here. West Sussex, East Sussex

Cheap Weekend Breaks

Choose a staycation for a weekend break that won’t cost a pretty penny. In Sussex you can have your pick of budget-beating accommodation so you can have a cheap weekend away with a few friends to recharge your batteries. Rest assured, the fantastic Sussex properties we list here offer brilliant value – you’re not just paying cheap rates for cheap quality experiences – we know what dog lovers are looking for when it comes to the best of Sussex!

1-2 Night Self Catering

It’s amazing what you can see in a 1-2 night break. With self-catering, you can eat as simply or lavishly as you please – have your meals your way. Treat yourself to a couple of nights in Sussex, with the convenience of an open plan living area and dining room. Many of the properties we list here also have Freeview TV & DVD facilities at the very least, too!

About Holidays In Sussex With Dogs

Sussex is a great county for dog lovers. There are lots of spectacular places to walk together, like the Ashdown Forest, South Downs National Park and Seven Sisters Forest. Trails cross the countryside take in villages, rivers, canals and woodland so there is plenty to see while you’re out and about. If you think you need to give your pets a bit more of an outdoor adventure this year, head off on a delightful Sussex break and show them all the woodland and countryside sights they could ever dream of.

There are centuries of history in this county to discover, with the town of Battle, Bodiam Castle (see here) and Fishbourne Roman Palace to visit. And antique shops are in abundance is Lewes and Hastings if you enjoy shopping for heirlooms. Hastings Country Park in itself is well worth a visit – combining fantastic views with incredible history.

Dogs are welcome in many country pubs, and the city of Chichester has friendly parks and gardens where you can spend time as well. Therefore, you have even less reason to want to leave your pets behind! We’ve found several great cottages for our list which will offer you lots of experiences and attractions within walking distance.

There’s a wide choice of places to stay in Sussex where your four-legged friend can come too, so what are you waiting for? Check out some special offers, find yourself a double bedroom and an enclosed garden, and make this Sussex holiday your own in no time.

The Last Word

Spend a short break or week-long holiday in one of our dog friendly cottages in Sussex – you won’t be disappointed. The countryside is beautiful and there are walking trails of every type to wander along. From the trolling stunning reaches of the South Downs National Park to the brilliant village scenes and local fare, this is one end of the country that you’re not going to forget in a hurry.

Historical sites don’t come more famous the fighting field at Battle, with so many connections to William The Conqueror, Sussex is a history buff’s dream. Sure, your dogs probably won’t care about any of that – but it really all does go towards making up a brilliant getaway location for you and your pets if you’re really keen to get them lots of lovely fresh air.

And then there are the lively seaside towns along the coast – doggies love a day at the beach, in fact, it’s rare you’ll come across a pup that doesn’t like getting their paws sandy every once in a while! There are tons of sandy stretches and country lanes for pets to explore across Sussex, making it a genuinely special holiday hotspot if you want to escape the hustle and bustle elsewhere.

Select the ideal holiday cottage for you and your pooch from the great selection available in this fascinating part of the UK! This really doesn’t have to be hard – just have a think about what might make that perfect Sussex breakaway special for you and your pet, and take a closer look at some of the brilliant holiday cottages in Sussex we’ve lined up for you here.

Looking for cottages that sleep 2, 4, or 6 guests? Fancy a ground floor bedroom with Wi-Fi? Maybe you’re simply looking for a peaceful, Sussex countryside escape that’s close to all the local attractions and amenities you’ve been hearing about – such as the stunning South Downs. Take a look through our top picks and get started!

Why not view some other cottages around that part of the world on our South of England page.

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