- Highly recommended by Good Dog Guide
- High quality campsite facilities
- Acres of woodland fishing lakes
- Dog friendly log cabins & pods
- Dog friendly camping & caravaning
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Sumners Ponds - Dog Friendly Campsite in Horsham, West SussexSumners Ponds Campsite is set in tranquil West Sussex countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland and pasture.
This dog friendly campsite boasts high quality campsite facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm and fishing lakes. All this in a beautiful and secluded setting which is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the countless foot paths and safe cycle-ways within the site.
Sumners Ponds is an ideal touring base, with many beautiful towns and villages near by. Access to the South Downs and the coast is easy, while Brighton is 30-45 minutes by car and London only one hour by train or car. There really is something for everyone.
The Site Facilities
The Cafe by the lake is open everyday 8am – 10.30pm Tuesday – Sunday and 8am – 5pm on Mondays, serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, cream teas and cakes or an evening meal in beautiful surroundings beside the lake. Our fully licenced bar offers a wide range of wines, draught and bottled beers and a selection of premium spirits. We have regular live acoustic music and our monthly quiz. Wifi is available at The Café by the Lake.
In the reception building we sell bait and fishing tackle for the anglers and a small range essential items for anglers and campers.
There are two high quality WC and shower blocks both with a washing-up area and laundry available.
There are currently four coarse fishing lakes at Sumners Ponds with a fifth currently under construction.
Camping and Caravanning at Sumners Ponds
There are three camping areas, ‘Bluebell Park’,’ Ribbon Park’ and ‘Sumners Park’, which is a lakeside camping area. There are a mixture of grass and hardstanding pitches some of which are positioned right next to the lakes so are ideal for people wanting to fish. In peak times it is often possible to accommodate tents in our overflow camping field, but this area does not have any electrical hook-ups.
Ribbon Park, the new addition to Sumners Ponds is situated in between Farm Pond and Ribbon Lake, is ideal for Angler and Camper of all ages with the added benefit of running water available at each pitch. Ribbon Park is also well positioned for access to the woodland walks and cycle routes around the farm.
Well behaved dogs are welcome on the campsite for a small additional charge. Dogs should remain on a lead at all times in the camping and fishing areas. Your day visitors are also welcome at no extra charge. Visitors' cars should be left in the car park by the entrance.
Sumners Ponds is home to two luxury lake-side log cabins, each with its own character and charm, enjoying an enviable setting with their own private fishing swim. These superb log cabins boast fantastic views over the lake and offer a paradise to fishermen and nature lovers alike.
The Pod interior includes a double plug socket, oil filled heater and lamp a rear window provides ventilation and extra light. Carpet flooring. Visitors will need to bring everything you would normally take for a camping holiday in a family tent but you will be cosy, warm and dry with no wet tents to pack away at the end of your stay! Already set up when you get there - just move in - No taking down wet tents and drying before storing.
“I have just had another fantastic stay at this campsite. The site is beautifully laid out, plenty of room between pitches with very clean well equipped facilities. Amazing cafe, serving delicious food with a small bar. Great local walks for your pooch with lots of local dog friendly pubs to keep you refreshed along the way. ”
- The Good Dog Guide
“A fantastic site, set in beautiful countryside, with it's own fishing lake, lots to do & see in the local area & amazing walks. The site is so dog friendly they don't even charge for our four legged friends! Facilities are excellent, spotlessly clean, great showers & heated too. Very good food served in the site cafe, 10/10 for the breakfasts & service. Our only complaint is that we wish we had found your site years ago, we will defiantly be back again & again!! Thank you for making our stay so perfect..”