$82 / night
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Rufus Cottage, A Cosy New Forest Cottage. – Home 5789896 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Rufus Cottage, A Cosy New Forest Cottage. – Home 5789896

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 46 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 22 mi
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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..

Interaction with guest

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.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Damage deposit: ($188.08) £150.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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House rules

There is a table on the patio with an ash tray.


About the owner

David A.
Average reply time:
2 hours 38 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


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Guest reviews

46 reviews

Very Good

“Great mini break”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2019

Lovely clean cottage, great location for walks, pub and local attractions. Cottage had everything we needed and was cosy and quiet.

“Highly recommended”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2018

Ideal location for exploring the New Forest. Spacious, clean and well-equipped cottage. Would book again without hesitation.

“Lovely place to stay”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2017

This great cottage has everything you need ,nice and close to plenty of very good food outlets.The New Forest on your doorstep with great walks or if you wanted the train to go further afield and give the car a rest.Will be telling family and friends about this fan place .Many thanks David.

Response from the owner Thanks Rosalyn, please you had an enjoyable stay

“Lovely place to stay!”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage. It was very clean and comfortable and in an excellent location. We will certainly be booking again in the future when we pay the New Forest another visit.

“Ideal For Our Family Holiday”

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Really happy with everything about our stay from start to finish. Communication leading up to our stay was excellent, as was the handy guide that had been left in the cottage. The whole place was very clean and we felt at home straight away. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen area was very spacious and everything was very safe for our soon to be three-year-old twin girls. The location was fantastic for what we were looking for. The New Forest Pub (Fullers) is literally outside the door and the Happy Cheese is five minutes up the road, both of which did good food and were family friendly. There was also a Co-op a short drive away to pick up supplies. We also spent days at Paultons Park (Peppa Pig World) and Beaulieu, both of which were a 20 minute drive away which was great. We were also just down the road from the more 'foresty' areas of the New Forest such as Bolderwood. I would 100% recommend Rufus Cottage to anyone looking to stay in this area and hope we'll be back again in the future.

“We had such a lovely time”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Rufus Cottage. The location is perfect. A pub next door with great live music on a Friday which was really good. The cottage had everything we wanted. Well stocked with plates etc. If we return to this part of the country we will stay again.

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