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One of a small row of cottages, newly converted Custom House sits on the water's edge on Brownsea Island, with the water lapping just metres from the front door. Once the day visitors have gone home, it is virtually your own treasure island. You have woodland, heathland and a lagoon that are a haven for wildlife, including the rare red squirrels, to explore.
Heating: Eco electric radiators included.
Parking: parking for one car on the quay on the mainland, the cottage is accessed by ferry.
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
Utilities/Electricals: The washing and tumble dryer is a combined washer dryer.
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. The boat service does not run on 25, 26 Dec and 01 Jan.
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.
Cottage guests can gain access to the Castle Bar, open between 11.00-23.00 from March to October. A lunch time bar menu is available between 12.30-14.00 and must be prebooked the day before. Full details can be find in your cottage welcome folder.
No two days are the same across these three beautiful counties; from Wiltshire's dreamy downland and the stone circles of Avebury and Stonehenge, Dorset's coastal beauty and bucolic charms, and the wilds of Exmoor and Quantocks in Somerset. Their wide open spaces and historical sites draws people back again and again.