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Rufus Cottage, A Cosy New Forest Cottage.

49 reviews
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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:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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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 23 July 2019

Room to spread out downstairs and good to have two bathrooms, when 4 in the house. Kitchen spacious and everything I needed, the stable door was a bonus in the hot weather. There is a pub on the doorstep but we didn't go in it,...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank rubybeach126
Reviewed 22 July 2019

This not-so-little cottage provided everything we needed for our holiday stay. We loved the conservatory for breakfast, the kitchen was well equipped including a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. We used to live in the local area, so we appreciated how convenient it is with...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Jayne G
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Reviewed 17 June 2019

Perfect location for exploring the New Forest. The cottage was immaculately clean and the beds wonderfully comfortable. The pub only a short stride away had great food and friendly staff. We were so lucky with the weather - the rest of the country endured torrential...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Grannyjan2014
Reviewed 6 June 2019

We both enjoyed our stay at this cottage, very comfortable indeed. Very quiet no traffic so you are assured of a good nights sleep. We loved that everything was on your doorstep pub and railway station next door what more could one ask for? Great...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank pkond
Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

This is my second time here and I just love this cottage, it's in a great location to enjoy the beautiful new forest.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Tdl1972
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 Garden
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
Cooker
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 neighbourhood
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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