South Shore Lodge

Poole, Dorset
South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Entrance to South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The sitting room at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The dining room at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The dining room at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The kitchen at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The kitchen at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Dorm 1, sleeps 2, South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Dorm 2, sleeps 4, South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Dorm 3, sleeps 6, South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Dorm 4, sleeps 6, South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Dorm 5, sleeps 6, South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Exterior washing facilities at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Exterior washing facilities at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Exterior washing facilities at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The garden at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The garden leading down to the beach at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The beach at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The beach at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The beach at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Sunset at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
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At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 24
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Tuesday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0

About South Shore Lodge

Take your group on an island adventure when you stay in this sea-view cottage on Brownsea Island.

Perfect for youth and special interest groups, this Victorian conversion provides bunk bed accommodation for up to 24 people. It’s set on the south coast of the island with its own garden, beach access and views of the Purbeck Hills. 

Your journey here will see you cross the seas from Poole Harbour to arrive on this wildlife-rich island where you’ll be greeted by one of our wardens. 
 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 335 1296

Opening times

Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 7pm
Sunday: 9am - 1pm 

When emailing the team please reference the name of the bunkhouse you are enquiring about.

Email bunkhouses@nationaltrust.org.uk

Features and facilities

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

Layout

  • Ground floor

    A fully functional kitchen with crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment provided, seating for 24 people provided via folding tables (these are stored flat and can be used as required). Two bedrooms 1x twin (bunkbed) and 1x domitory sleeping 4 (bunkbeds). There is another room which is multi-use.

  • First floor

    3x dormitories each sleeping 6 in bunkbeds. 

  • Other floor(s)

    External utility block: Two communal shower rooms. First block x 2 showers x 2 toilets, second block x 3 showers x 2 toilets. Located in an external utility block adjacent to the bunkhouse.

Notes for guests

Booking: Please note South Shore Lodge is not open for bookings over the Christmas and New Year period.

Heating: The bunkhouse has electric heaters.

Bedding/linen: Mattress protector, one pillow and a blanket will be provided. Please bring a pillow case and sleeping bag.

Parking: There is no parking available on Brownsea Island. The nearest parking is the main pay and display car parks at Sandbanks and Poole and they are a 10-15 minute walk to the ferry. Once on the Island bags can be transported to the bunkhouse. The uneven gravel route to the bunkhouse is not lit.

Garden: There's a medium-sized wild garden with elm trees located at the back of the lodge. The garden area is not fully enclosed. There is a south facing patio area with picnic benches and a BBQ area. There is a nearby natural play area.

Barbecue: Please note that the barbecue is a gas barbecue.

Hazards: Arrival to the Island is via boat and visitors must be able to independently transfer from the boat onto the jetty. This countryside property is close to the sea and cliffs.

Is this bunkhouse for you? Our bunkhouses are perfect for guests who want to enjoy the outdoors and meet up with friends and family. We do not accept hen and stag groups at this bunkhouse.

There are neighbours nearby, so we respectfully ask that you keep noise to a minimum after 11pm.

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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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