Custom House

Poole, Dorset
The exterior of Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The pretty exterior of Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
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The sitting room at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The sitting room at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The cosy sitting room at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The comfortable sitting room at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The kitchen at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The compact kitchen at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The twin bedroom at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The double bedroom at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The ensuite in the double bedroom at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The view from the front door at Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset
An aerial view of Brownsea Island, Dorset
The view across to Brownsea Island from a boat, Sandbanks, Dorset
An aerial view of beautiful Brownsea Island, Dorset
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 2 What's this?
  • Reference 003044

About Custom House

A bright and contemporary newly-converted cottage right at the water’s edge on Brownsea Island.

Newly converted Custom House is one a row of cottages located in a stunning spot on Brownsea Island. Right at the water’s edge, the cottage has the sea lapping near the front door. Inside the single-storey house you’ll find a bright and modern space with contemporary furnishings. 

After all the visitors go home make the most of having your very own island. Wander through woodland, explore the heathland and discover Brownsea Island’s magical lagoon.

Take a ferry to the Isle of Purbeck and discover a unique landscape with habitats ranging from dunes to sandy beaches, sheer cliffs to centuries old ruins. 
 

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden not available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    Living/dining room, adjoining kitchen, two bedrooms (1 double with en-suite shower room and 1 twin with en-suite shower room).        

Notes for guests

Access: The island is accessible by ferry.  A private National Trust ferry service runs from Sandbanks Jetty (BH13 7QJ) on a scheduled service for holiday guests, staff, volunteers and island residents only. We ask guests to arrive between 3.30pm and 4.30pm so that we can accommodate departing guests. If arriving later than 4.30pm please contact the Property Office on 01202 707744 (by 1.30pm on the day of your arrival) for advice on ferry times.

Passes for the private NT ferry service to and from Sandbanks are provided for guests on arrival for unlimited use during your stay.

If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Large groups: Custom House can be opened up on the ground floor with the adjoining Agent’s House to accommodate larger groups.

Heating: Eco electric radiators included.
 
Parking: There is parking available for one car on the Sandbanks jetty. Details will be included in your holiday information documents.
 
Garden: There is flat hard standing area outside the front of the cottage with a set of patio furniture.
 
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Free entry for cottage guests into the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve on Brownsea Island.

Utilities/Electricals: There is no washing machine at this cottage.

Bicycles: We are sorry but no bicycles are allowed on the island.

Please note: For all enquires relating to your stay including inventories, bedding and other provisions, please contact the Holidays team.

The private NT ferry service does not run on 25 & 26 December or 1 January.

 

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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