The Brownsea Island Cottages

Poole, Dorset
The exterior of Brownsea Island Cottages, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The exterior of Brownsea Island Cottages, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The sitting room at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset
The dining area at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset
The kitchen at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset
The first double bedroom at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset
The second double bedroom at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset
The bathroom at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset
The 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 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 outside The Brownsea Island Cottages, Brownsea Island, Dorset
The exterior of Brownsea Island Cottages, Poole, Dorset
The exterior of Brownsea Island Cottages, Brownsea Island, Dorset The exterior of Brownsea Island Cottages, Brownsea Island, Dorset The sitting room at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset The dining area at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset The kitchen at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset The first double bedroom at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset The second double bedroom at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset The bathroom at Agent's House, Brownsea Island, Poole, Dorset The 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 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 outside The Brownsea Island Cottages, Brownsea Island, Dorset The exterior of Brownsea Island Cottages, Poole, Dorset

At-a-glance details

  • Number of cottages 2
  • Guests 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0

About The Brownsea Island Cottages

Sitting on Brownsea Island, with stunning sea views and the chance to spot a red squirrel or two.

Two individual cottages sleeping 10 guests.

These cottages are situated in an incredible position on the unique Brownsea Island, just three metres from the water’s edge. With a total of five bedrooms, a dining room and separate sitting room, it's perfect for families and friends looking for an island getaway. The cottage’s private garden overlooks the islands lagoon, a sanctuary to a vast number of birds, while the front of the house welcomes stunning sea views.

Leave your car behind and make the most of exploring the island on foot. Wander through woodland in search of red squirrels or take a lazy stroll along the beach.

Further afield, jump on a ferry and discover the delights of Sandbanks, one of the UK’s most exclusive addresses. The area has a wealth of fabulous cafes, bars and restaurants.

Features and facilities

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

Please Note:

These cottages all have slightly different features and facilities, but those listed are present in at least one of the cottages in the group.

These cottages are perfect for a group holiday where guests can also enjoy their own space. There is an interconnecting door between these cottages, please note however that there may not be enough seating for the whole party in the communal areas.

Accessibility

Not accessible

Layout

Agent's House (Sleeps 6 guests + cot)

Ground floor

Entrance hall, dining room, sitting room with open fire and kitchen.

First floor

Three bedrooms (double with 5' bed, double with 6' bed which can also be a twin on request, twin room)bathroom with bath and separate shower.  

Custom House (Sleeps 4 guests + cot)

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: If you would like a copy of the accessibility guides for these cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Parking: There is parking for three cars on the quayside at Sandbanks.

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

Please note: Normal arrival time to the island is between 2.00pm and 4.30pm boats run from Sandbanks Jetty BH13 7QJ. If arriving later than this please contact the Property Office on 01202 707744 (by 1.30pm on the day of your arrival) to arrange a boat to the island and key collection.

During the summer season (Mar - Oct) boats also run from Poole Quay. If you wish to come to Brownsea Island from Poole Quay please call the Property Office to arrange boat passes at least 4 days in advance of your arrival. 

There is an island evening boat service to Sandbanks, full boat booking details will be given to you on arrival. The boat service does not run on 25, 26 Dec and 01 Jan.
 
Offers: Free entry for cottage guests into the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve on Brownsea Island.

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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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