I am quite often asked about dog friendly places to stay for our West Wittering Whippet Walk so when I came across The Salterns on Twitter, I asked if I could pop and visit one of their gorgeous properties.
Less than 15 minutes to West Wittering beach! It's set in the stunning Chichester Marina which is accessed via a long private road. The Salterns is towards the lower end, which is great as you can walk to the dog friendly cafe and restaurant The Boat House. There are plenty of paths to walk your dog right outside the apartments and from there you can hit The Salterns Way, a public path that leads all the way into Chichester if you are feeling brave! There is also a couple of shops on site where you can get provisions.
We visited No. 5; the apartment has a clean, chic feel to it, with flashes of colour and lovely little finishes here and there. There are wooden floors running through out which is means you don't have to worry about muddy paw prints. You have a coocks kitchen with a breakfast bar, two double rooms and a bathroom. And then there are the views! With big windows which over look the marina, you really are spoiled. The doors open onto a lovely patio area surrounded by a cute little white picket fence, with a gate opening onto a large grassy area where you can walk your hound on lead.
At the Salterns, all the dog friendly apartments are on the ground floor with patio's & access to the lawn area so no stairs to worry about. The apartments have a dog water bowl and a little bowl of treats to make your hound feel welcome.
The great thing about this location is that you will never be short of walks! You can stroll down the lovely marina and within minutes be on Salterns Way which takes you through woods and fields. A short drive takes you to a plethora of beautiful places, from the blue flag awarded West Wittering beach, to the South Downs Way with it's stunning views over our gorgeous Sussex countryside. There are fields on either side of the marina which will occassionally hold livestock; the field that I walked through via The Salterns Way is unlikely to have any though as it had no fences.
Some of my lovely followers on my facebook gave lots of questions about what they would ask of a dog friendly apartment. I have answered some above, but here is some more information you may find useful:
We were welcomed at The Boat House - the dog friendly cafe a short walk from the apartments.
Some more images of our trip to the marina.
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