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“Cosy, well situated New Forest retreat”
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Rufus Cottage, the perfect location
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Rufus Cottage, the perfect location
The Kitchen/Diner is fully equipped, all white goods and a great 5 ring gas hob and huge oven Study, view through to kitchen diner
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41 reviews
Rufus Cottage, the perfect location
The Kitchen/Diner is fully equipped, all white goods and a great 5 ring gas hob and huge oven
Study, view through to kitchen diner
The study with games for rainy days
Study; with day-bed under the stairs for a 5th guest if necessary
TV lounge with comfy sofas
TV lounge through to conservatory
The conservatory
Patio with BBQ and fresh herbs in season
Master bedroom; double bed with ensuite shower room
Ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 2: New 1000pocket matress with feather and down duvets
Family bathroom
The New Forest Hotel garden. Perfect for watching the kids play whillst having a drink.
The New Forest Hotel, for when you don't want to cook (pic on a rare snowy day).
Rope swings over the river
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ashurst, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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darlocol1
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Cosy, well situated New Forest retreat”
Reviewed 6 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Very lovely cottage situated on edge of New Forest proved to be a wonderful place to stay for a week

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Liked best: Proximity of pub and station
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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pc1408
1 review
“Lovely cottage, great base”
Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Lovely spacious cottage, renovated to a high spec. Great base for exploring the many attractions with the beautiful New Forest on the doorstep. Located next to a nice pub with another within a short walk. Plenty of places to eat near by. Would definitely book the cottage again.

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Liked best: Great location
Liked least: Slight noise from pub
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Waynekav
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Loved my stay at rufus cottage. Lovely tranquil location. Everything you need is on hand.
Phone signal isn't the best however if you walk just outside gate manage to get reception.
Pub next door is good met some great people there. Cottage could do with portable fans in rooms as gets a bit warm with windows closed. Overall though it was a great place to stop. Had a couple of bbq teas whilst there.
Well done David. Thank you.

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CherrySue...
Ruislip, United Kingdom
1 review
“A really great bolt hole, spacious, clean with great access to forest”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Well located, we just jumped on our bikes and off we went into the forest. A spacious 2 bed cottage next to a good pub, Ashurst train station 1 minute walk away and takes just 10 mins into Southampton. Trains maybe close, but very quiet. Very clean and modern, all we needed for a weekend getaway. Internet access great. Owner is really helpful.

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Liked best: No need for a car
Liked least: Small garden
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Nicola301...
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday rental in a lovely location!”
Reviewed 10 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Will be sad to say goodbye to Rufus Cottage our home for the last 3 nights. The cottage is beautifully situated between Marwell Zoo (30 mins) and Peppa Pig world (15 mins) which were the main reason for our stay.

The shower in the ensuite bathroom is glorious! The rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean.

The cottage is spacious and has everything needed for a relaxing stay.

I marked one star down just because of lack of wifi and phone signal which David the owner says will be something he will look in to. We bought BT wifi though and that covered us.

David was fantastic and kept in contact during the stay for anything we needed. We arrived late due to my daughter being poorly so lost 2 nights of our holiday and David offered us a night free of charge as the cottage wasn't booked the next day. You can't beat that kind of hospitality.

Thanks for a lovely stay Rufus Cottage! We will be back

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 May 2015
I have installed WiFi and it is up and running. Updated the website to include this just now.
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