Bringing your dog to Standen House and Garden

Dogs and wildlife

Your four legged friends are welcome at Standen, in fact the Beales owned dogs themselves. You can explore acres of woodland on the wider estate and follow paths around the formal garden.

Where can my dog go?

Dogs on short leads are welcome at Standen in the garden and wider estate.

Enjoy a longer walk on our estate including ancient bluebell woods and meadowland which can be enjoyed all year round. Dogs are welcome on a lead. Please read local notices which will inform you about livestock, the lambing season and any ground nesting birds in the area.

Where can't my dog go?

Apart from assistance dogs, please keep it to humans only in the kitchen garden, house, shop and Barn Café. 

What do I need to be aware of at Standen?

To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day please follow our Canine Code:

  • Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
  • Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful. 
  • Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.

Facilities available for my dog

You'll find waste bins in the car park, at the end of the farm track to Hollybush Wood and at the entrance to Jack and Tommy field. After a walk in the grounds and woodland, stop off at the Barn Café for a takeaway tasty treat or picnic. Dogs are welcome in the courtyard seating area and water bowls are available here and at Visitor Reception. Assistance dogs only in the Barn Café and shop.


If you are planning to leave your four legged friend in the car at any stage during your visit, please be aware the car park offers very limited shade and is on a first come first served basis.

There are many benches in the garden where you can wait with your dog whilst other members of your party visit the house.

The Beale family and their dog at the house porch
The Beale family and their dog at the house porch
The Beale family and their dog at the house porch