Bringing your dog to Standen House and Garden

Walk your dogs in the woods at Standen

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.

Two of the Beale children with their dogs
Samuel and Helen Beale with their dogs
Two of the Beale children with their dogs

Dog walking

Please keep your dog on a short lead at all times. Apart from assistance dogs, please keep it to humans only in the kitchen garden. 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. 


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.

Woodland walks

Enjoy a longer walk on our wider 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.


After a walk in the grounds and woodland, stop off at the Barn Café for a tasty treat or revitalising hot meal. Dogs are welcome in the outside seating area and water bowls are available here and at Visitor Reception.

Dogs can also go into the potting shed, which is connected to the café, where seats are available indoors so the whole family can enjoy lunch together.

If you have a moment, please do come and say hello at Visitor Reception - its always good to talk to visitors and their four legged friends. Whilst you are there, you could show your membership card, which will bring some money back to Standen. 

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