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Rufus Cottage, a cosy New Forest cottage.

43 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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Rufus Cottage is the perfect place for couples and families to enjoy the New Forest. It is located within the National Park, 2 1/2 miles from Lyndhurst, and is perfect for walking or cycling. Close to Longdown Activity Farm (1.5Km), The New Forest Wildlife Centre (2.5Km), Paultons Park Theme Park with Peppa Pig World (7Km) or New Forest Golf Course (3Km) and a very long list of other attractions and activities..Walks or cycle rides on the forest start at the door of the cottage.The house is warm and cosy, with a small patio with BBQ and furniture for summertime dining outside. The kitchen is well equipped and smartly decorated. There is a desk in the study and some games for rainy days.If you don't want to drive or take a car on holiday this is the perfect spot. Get the train from Waterlo...Rufus Cottage is the perfect place for couples and families to enjoy the New Forest. It is located within the National Park, 2 1/2 miles from Lyndhurst, and is perfect for walking or cycling. Close to Longdown Activity Farm (1.5Km), The New Forest Wildlife Centre (2.5Km), Paultons Park Theme Park with Peppa Pig World (7Km) or New Forest Golf Course (3Km) and a very long list of other attractions and activities..Walks or cycle rides on the forest start at the door of the cottage.The house is warm and cosy, with a small patio with BBQ and furniture for summertime dining outside. The kitchen is well equipped and smartly decorated. There is a desk in the study and some games for rainy days.If you don't want to drive or take a car on holiday this is the perfect spot. Get the train from Waterloo to Ashurst New Forest and walk the 50 yards to the house.If you don't want to cook the pub is 30 yards away, and a bistro and another pub are at a short walk.Whether you are enjoying cycling, walking, golfing, tennis or other activities. or simply chilling out, Rufus Cottage is a comfortable place to stay for a relaxing week or more.The property has two bedrooms (one double, one twin), two bathrooms and a day bed for a 5th guest if necessary.We are on the open topped bus route, so our guests can travel around the forest getting on and off as they wish; returning to the cottage without taking the car out. The cottage is more than 100 years old and the staircase has a 90 degree turn which requires care navigating. This is our third year of holiday rental and the reviews and feedback we have had from our guests have been very positive. Only 89 minutes from Waterloo on the fast train. Please note that we generally can't do Saturday changeovers.More
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About the Owner
David A
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
Interaction with guests
I live less than a mile from Rufus cottage so I am generally available if you would like any information or have a problem. However I don't see most of our guests. The key is left in a key safe so you can arrive at any time. If you are travelling with infants there is a travel cot and high chair in the cottage. Please let me know if you want the cot put up.
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Our party consisted of 4 adults , one baby & two pugs & all of us had a great 4 day break. David was very accommodating before/during our stay & the cottage was immaculate , well equipped & ideally located to explore the surrounding forest...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Ade662002
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a wonderful cottage which is in a fantastic location right in the new forest. We spent 3 nights there for a 50th birthday and had an amazing time

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank 365angusf
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Central location with wonderful walks right from the door. We spend a relaxing few days exploring the area - visiting the park and coast. The cottage itself is accurately described on the website and nicely equipped with everything we needed. With dining tables in the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank stephenaQ8559LN
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Euskirchen, Germany
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2018
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

A great place to stay. Not only is it next door to a lovely family pub (with a great garden and play area for kids), it's also walking distance to a train station, bus stop and most importantly the New Forest. We took our 3...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank s0phiebutcher
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Yard
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Patio
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About the neighborhood
I live less than a mile from Rufus Cottage and regularly walk with our dog in the forest across the road. I am also a keen (but definitely amateur) cyclist. There are quite a few rope swings dotted around the area. These are all put up by people for fun and have no safety checks and could be cut down or fall down at any time, but they are great fun if you have kids (also without kids). One fantastic walk or cycle ride from the cottage is to Beaulieu Road station. This is the site of the Drift Inn, and the pony market (pony sales 4 times per year). The route is beautiful and you can get a drink and meal at the Drift before coming back. If you don't fancy the walk you can get the train there or back.There are many cycle routes and there are maps for some of these in the cottage. If you are l...
Getting around
Rufus cottage is an old railway cottage at Ashurst New Forest station, so travel by train is easy. Local stations such as Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst (to Lymington), Christchurch, Bournemouth etc. are really easy. As is access to London, or Winchester. There is also a bus stop on the main road. This is on the Blue Star route 6 which calls at Southampton, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Lymington. In the summertime the open top bus stops here. Ferries at Southampton and Lymington serve the Isle of Wight. But best is a bicycle. If you don't have your own rent one from Lyndhurst. They will deliver to the cottage. For walkers you have forest access 100 yards from the cottage..
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