South Shore Lodge Bunkhouse

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 kitchen at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
The kitchen at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Dorm 3, sleeps 4, South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Dorm 4, sleeps 4, South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
Dorm 5, sleeps 4, 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
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
Sunset at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island
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 kitchen at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island The kitchen at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island Dorm 3, sleeps 4, South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island Dorm 4, sleeps 4, South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island Dorm 5, sleeps 4, 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 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 Sunset at South Shore Lodge, Brownsea Island

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 12
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Reference GSW010

About South Shore Lodge Bunkhouse

Have your own island adventure when you stay in this sea-view cottage on Brownsea Island.

For 2021 South Shore Lodge is available for groups of up to 12 people.  This Victorian conversion provides basic bunk bed accommodation and is 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 holidays team.

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 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 not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

  • Ground floor

    A fully functional kitchen with crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment and seating and tables for 12 people provided.

    Lounge area with 3 sofas.

  • First floor

    3 dormitories each sleeping 4 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: The bunkhouse will be available for arrivals on Mondays and Fridays for 3, 4 or 7 nights. 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 and one pillow will be provided. Please bring a pillow case and sleeping bag and towels as required.

Parking and Access: There is no parking available on Brownsea Island.

Arrivals between March and October: Ferries depart from Poole Quay.

Arrivals between November and February (When the island is closed to the public): Ferries depart from the Sandbanks jetty which is located just to the right of the chain ferry that crosses the mouth of Poole harbour.

The nearest parking is the main pay and display car parks at Poole Quay and they are a 10-15 minute walk to the ferry. 

The cost of the ferry crossing is not included in the accommodation price. We will contact you one week prior to departure to confirm your ferry booking.

Once on the Island bags can be transported to the bunkhouse. The uneven gravel route to the bunkhouse is not lit.

Baggage Policy: You will be responsible for carrying your baggage on and off the ferries and space on ferries for large baggage is limited. We therefore recommend packing as light as possible and as a guide recommend that you should be able to carry your personal baggage yourself without making additional trips to and from your car.
Soft bags or rucksacks are recommended.

Please note that ferry companies reserve the right to charge an excess baggage fee if necessary.

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. There is a nearby natural play area.

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.

Island Facilities: Brownsea Island does not have shop so you will need to bring food for your stay with you. There is a small café on the island which is open during the day when the island is open from March to October where you can buy hot food and drinks.

Is this bunkhouse for you?

Our bunkhouses are perfect for guests who want to enjoy the outdoors and meet up with friends and family. Bookings will be subject to current coronavirus restrictions in place at the time of your visit. 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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