South Lodge

UK England South East England West Sussex Horsham

A sensational Sussex country house hotel.

Set amid rolling hills and farmland, South Lodge was once an idyllic country house built by Frederick Du Cane Godman, a Victorian collector and explorer. What began as a fairly modest dwelling, though, has today morphed into a huge estate with vast grounds comprising manicured lawns, big open fields and even a glassy lake. It’s a sensational, most luxurious stay for you and your dog, with amenities to please both two and four-legged guests.

Most of the rooms here are dog-friendly, and many have direct access to outside space, be it a private patio or a back door overlooking the terraced lawns beyond. Dogs are well looked after, with plenty of fuss from the staff, a frisbee to play with and a bowl and bed in the room.

Humans can find their pampering opportunities in the spa – a refreshingly modern space with a brilliant gym, a nail bar where you can sip English wine during your pedicure, and a heated outdoor hydrotherapy pool. The indoor pool is great for a swim, but the absolute highlight is the world’s first swimming pond. Packed with reeds and aquatic plants that naturally filter the water, this part-natural, part-manmade pond is an unusual addition to the facilities.

There’s sublime food in the two-AA rosette restaurant, The Camellia, tasty menus at Tom Kemble at The Pass, and plant-focused Mediterranean cuisine in the spa’s own eatery, Botanica.


Doubles with breakfast from £285, dogs £50 – no limit on how many per room.

Opening Times

Open all year.



South Lodge, Long Hill, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6PS

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