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Rufus Cottage, A Cosy New Forest Cottage.

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The perfect place to walk, cycle and visit the New Forest. No need to bring the car.
The Kitchen/Diner is fully equipped, all white goods and a great 5 ring gas hob and huge oven
Rope swings over the river
1 of 14The perfect place to walk, cycle and visit the New Forest. No need to bring the car.
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
There is a table on the patio with an ash tray.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
David A
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Date of stay: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Rufus Cottage between the 17th and 24th September, and couldn’t have asked for more. The cottage was far bigger than expected, and had everything you could need for a great week in the New Forest. The location is ideal for exploring, with...More

Date of stay: September 2021
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2020
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020 via mobile

Great location, near coop, chip shop,Chinese and indian takeaways. Everthing we needed in the cottage. Downstairs enough room for 4. We had our meals in the conservatory which was nice and warm even in the winter. We thought the cottage was opposite the new forest...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Vacationer709597
Reviewed 8 December 2019

A good location for exploring the New Forest. There is plenty of room and David, the owner has clearly thought through the facilities required when letting a property,particularly the well equipped kitchen and conservatory. It was cold outside during our stay and the cottage was...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 December 2019

Excellent location for accessing the New Forest, Winchester, Southampton and all surrounding areas. We needed a base for a pre-xmas visit to see family and friends, and Rufus Cottage was perfect. Lots of rooms downstairs meant space to spread out but the living room is...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Linda D
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Reviewed 25 September 2019

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Date of stay: September 2019
Dream754590, VR Owner at Rufus Cottage, A Cosy New Forest Cottage., responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2019

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Reviewed 6 September 2019

A lovely cottage in Ashurst.very well equipped with everything you could possibly need.great location right next to the new forest pub where food is very good.

Date of stay: August 2019
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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Rufus Cottage, A Cosy New Forest Cottage. is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Rufus Cottage, A Cosy New Forest Cottage. has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Rufus Cottage, A Cosy New Forest Cottage. has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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