The Rufus House

Type:Guest House

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Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7BQ

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  • The AAAA COVID Confident Scheme AA COVID Confident Scheme 2021

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BOOK DIRECT THE NEW FOREST RETEAT - BEST RATE AVAILABLE &  DIRECT BOOKING SPECIAL OFFERS 

At The Rufus House, you can stay with peace of mind to enjoy beautiful nature in The New Forest National Park.

The Rufus House obtained “AA COVID Confident Assessment Scheme Approval” and “Visit Britain Industry Standard Mark”, as we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, a Risk Assessment and procedure to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing in place. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure creating safe environmen for our guests and team to prioritise personal safety, without compromising human touch.

The Rufus House is not merely a guest house

Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, this grand Victorian House in Lyndhurst was built in 1876 as a country residence. With its unique character and charm, you would find a relaxing space and time that are just for you.

With acres of exceptional woodland and open heaths as our front garden, easy access to all New Forest attractions, the Rufus House is an ideal TOURING BASE to explore the New Forest and surrounding areas of natural beauty all year around.

Clean and comfortable rooms are all en-suite with a TV, coffee and tea tray, a fridge and WiFi connections in the room. Start your day with award-winning breakfast cooked to order and served in our beautiful Breakfast Room with individual tables.

There are plenty of parking spaces, both front and rear of the property. Our lockable bicycle shed is located at the rear of the property.

BUSINESS TRIP

The Rufus House is located around 9 miles from Southampton Centre and 10 miles to Fawley, it is an ideal base for Business Travellers and Southampton boat show attendants who are looking for a quiet and homely environment. Lyndhurst has been the capital of New Forest since the time of William the Conqueror. With easy access to Southampton and Fawley area, many business clients return on a regular bases.

We are very well located for great pubs, tea/coffee houses and popular restaurants, all walking distance from the house.

ATTRACTIONS

Walking, cycling, bird watching, horse riding, sailing, golf, archery, kayaking and canoeing; golf courses, equestrian centres, spa and swimming pools are all short distance from the Rufus House. Easy access to Exbury Garden and Beaulieu Estates via Beaulieu Road.

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary and around the area is a great place to watch wild deer and explore forest walk. Whilst, Lime Wood hotel and its beautiful Herb House spa is within a walking distance from the Rufus House via Pondhead Inclosure.

THE RUFUS HOUSE IS UNIQUE

The Rufus House offers its unique Mindfulness Retreat underpinned by Zen and Mindful Yoga practice, effective Stress Reduction Programme & Emotion Management Programme as well as CBT Anxiety Treatment in both English and Japanese languages.

It is a safe environment on your personal retreat to practice meditation, meditation with movements (mindful Prana Yoga), breathing exercises and participating CBT sessions, while staying this lovely house in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire.

During your stay you have full use of our lockable cycle store, yoga & meditation lounge, sun terrace and gardens.

Relax, refresh and revive in this safe and peaceful environment. 

 

SPECIAL OFFERS

Each season, The Rufus House offers special Direct Booking deals and Gift vouchers for special occasions.

Up-to-date special offers are found from this link;▶️

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
10
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Deluxe Doublefrom £90.00 to £140.00 per room per night
Deluxe Doublefrom £90.00 to £140.00 per room per night
Family Roomfrom £100.00 to £160.00 per room per night
Singlefrom £55.00 to £100.00 per room per night
Standard Single with double bedfrom £55.00 to £110.00 per room per night
Superior Doublefrom £100.00 to £160.00 per room per night
Turret Suite Ffrom £100.00 to £160.00 per room per night
Turret Suite Gfrom £100.00 to £160.00 per room per night
Twin Roomfrom £80.00 to £140.00 per room per night

*Price; per room per night, Room Only two people sharing. Breakfast can be booked in advance with extra @£12 per person for one breakfast, please request at the time of booking request.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Disabled facilities
  • Part-time wheelchair users

Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Catering

  • Cooked Breakfast - Cooked breakfast available in the dining room
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available

Children

  • Children welcome - Children welcome from age 5

COVID-19 Response

  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
  • Meal times must be booked
  • One way system
  • Online booking possible
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Languages

  • Staff fluent in Italian
  • Staff fluent in Japanese

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire - The Woods Cyclery: 02380 282028 TRAX: 0845 4385380
  • Free WIFI
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby) - New Forest Golf Club, Lyndhurst
  • Health/beauty facilities onsite - On site Anxiety Treatment, Stress/Emotion Management sessions, or Everyday Mindfulness practice sessions could be arranged, subject to availability. Please email us with your specific requirements to officeukem@gmail.com
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding - Horse riding stables: (1) Burley Villa 01425 610278 (New Milton, with indoor school, suitable for beginners). (2) Brockenhurst Riding Stables 01425 403489

Occupancy

  • Sleeps up to 2

Parking

  • Private parking - Front and Rear private parking spaces

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Lounge for residents' use - Top floor yoga and meditation space available for guests' use
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access - WiFi connections in the room

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Four poster bed - Room 1 (ground floor) and Room 6 (first floor)
  • Ground floor bedroom - A ground floor Turret Room available for people with walking difficulties.
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar in bedrooms - non-alcohol mini bar and most of the rooms with a fridge in the room for guest convenience
  • Private facilities
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Adult Exclusive

Property Facilities: Deluxe Double

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Central heating

Property Facilities: Deluxe Double

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Central heating

Property Facilities: Family Room

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Central heating

Property Facilities: Single

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Central heating

Property Facilities: Standard Single with double bed

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Central heating

Property Facilities: Superior Double

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Central heating

Property Facilities: Turret Suite F

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Four poster bed
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Central heating

Property Facilities: Turret Suite G

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Four poster bed
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Elderly and less mobile
  • Part-time wheelchair users

Property Facilities: Twin Room

  • WiFi or internet access
  • Hairdryer
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Central heating

Special Offers

  •  

    4 nights for the price of 3 : Book Direct Special Offer

    4 nights with the last night complimentary, until 31st of March 2022.  DIRECT Booking only,  subject to availability.

    This fabulous offer is available for

    • Turret 4-Poster Double Room or Family Twin Room  
    • Based on two people sharing or single occupancy.
    • A ground floor Turret Double available for people with walking difficulties, please let us know at the time of reservation.
    • Offer valid until 31 March 2022 subject to availability. Excludes Valentine’s weekend. 
    • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

    From this website, you can Book Direct with discounted rate with a maximum stay of 7 night.

    Bed & Breakfast Special Offers - redeem this special offer immediately

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  • Wellness Workation 4night,  Book Direct Special Offer

    Relax and Refresh with forest bathing in the morning, cycling or walking in the afternoon, but keep on working in a cosy and quiet room or our sun terrace at The Rufus House.

    This break includes:

    • Healthy New Forest Breakfast each morning
    • One Morning Mindful Prana Yoga (meditation with movements) class during your stay
    • A desk and a fridge in your room
    • Wifi in your room
    • Free parking

    £360 per room, based on a four night stay, single occupancy bases with a Double Room. Subject to availability.

    From this web-site, you can Book Direct. Please indicate "Workation 4night" in Extra Details area, we will confirm your reservation with special offer price. 

    Bed & Breakfast Special Offers - redeem this special offer immediately

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      From London, take M3 West, after Winchester follow M27 West.  M27 Junction 2 follow signs for Beaulieu then A35 Lyndhurst. After leaving Ashurst village proceed for approximately 3 miles, Rufus House is situated on the right hand side of the road opposite open woodland.

      Public Transport Directions

      Both Ashurst New Forest station and Brockenhurst station are well served by direct train services from London Waterloo (90 Minutes) www.nationalrail.co.uk

      Bus services from Ashurst (A35) are limited in the evening and weekends. Taxis are available from Brockenhurst station.

      Gradings

      • 4 AA Gold Stars Guest House
      4 AA Gold Stars Guest House

      Awards

      • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
      • The AAAA Breakfast Award AA Breakfast Award 2020
      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Charter Go New Forest Charter 2018
      • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018
      • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Breakfast New Forest Breakfast 2016
      • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Tourism Association Cyclists Award New Forest Tourism Association Cyclists Award 2016
      • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Tourism Association Walkers Award New Forest Tourism Association Walkers Award 2016

      Opening Times

      Open Christmas
      Open New Year
      Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

      * Your accommodation will be available to you from 4pm on the day of arrival; our check-in time is between 4pm and 7pm, unless otherwise arranged. We are normally closed between 12noon to 4pm.

      Our check-out time is 10.30am. Subject to the room's availability, late check-out could be arranged. Until 11:30am, it is an additional cost of £10. Until 12:30pm the additional cost is £20.00. Please advise us on your arrival. We are happy to store bags for those traveling by train.

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