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Can’t wait for my Dog Friendly holiday!

With an estimated 9.6 million pet dogs in the UK, many people can’t bear the thought of leaving their furry friend behind while they go off on a staycation. But can dog friendly and luxury go hand-in-hand? They do at Wadhurst Castle Cottage. 

Bring all the family to stay at the charming Regency cottage. Not only does our luxury accommodation cater for up to six guests, but we welcome one large or two small well-behaved dogs as well. Our canine guests are well provided for, with a comfy dog bed, a large “rubbing-down” towel, food and water bowls, and even a dog lead. Outside, the cottage has a securely enclosed courtyard garden for your peace of mind.

Wadhurst Castle Cottage is ideally located for our visiting dogs and their families. There are many stunning walks on our doorstep, starting with the 140 acre Castle estate walk that starts just outside our front door. Further afield, there are other fantastic walks, including:

Bedgebury Pinetum – Bedgebury is an award-winning visitor attraction with something for everyone. Open all year, Bedgebury is the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity. The National Pinetum is home to a world-leading collection of conifers and provides a beautiful setting for peaceful walks and picnics. The Bedgebury cafe serves hot and cold food and drinks. You can also hire bikes to cycle around the many off-road trails, and it also has an excellent playground for children. Alternatively, spend some time relaxing under the trees with your furry friend, while the kids (and big kids too!) go wild on the tree-top Go Ape adventure.

There is fantastic walking around Bewl Water. You can take on the challenge to walk 16 miles right round with a café and several pubs en route!

The beautiful Camber Sands is just an hour from the cottage and the neighbouring medieval citadel of Rye. Dogs are welcome on Camber all year round, but please note that there are restrictions between May and September. You can find more information on walks around Rye here.

After a long day out, or for days with ‘traditional’ British wet weather, our furry guests can make themselves at home at Wadhurst Castle Cottage, stretched out on the rug in front of the woodburning stove. There is an outdoor water tap and hose to give your dog a good wash, should he come back with muddy paws.

Just a short walk into the village, you can find the dog-friendly White Hart pub in Wadhurst village. Or a little further afield is The Vineyard at Lamberhurst, a characterful 17th Century inn with a roaring fire that also welcomes dogs. Check our Eating Out section for more dog-friendly restaurants in the area.

To book your dog friendly stay at Wadhurst Castle cottage, contact Fiona Whittington on 01892 785258 or email for more details or to book.


Wadhurst Village

Wadhurst village is a short walk away with an excellent variety of shops, including banks, a post office, chemist, butcher, green grocer, mini supermarket and several hair dressers.  There is also a health food shop and tea rooms with wonderful home made cakes, where you can relax after a walk round the Castle estate. There are also two local pubs in the village – the Greyhound and the White Hart – and also Indian and Pizza restaurants and is just seven miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Contact Fiona Whittington on 01892 785258

Alternatively you can email for more details or to book.