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The Rufus House

Type:Guest House

Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7BQ

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The Rufus House


The Rufus House is not merely a guest house…

Located in the heart of the New Forest National Park, this grand Victorian House was built in 1876 as a country residence, you would find many original futures. 

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.

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.

Walking, cycling, bird watching, horse riding, sailing, golf, archery, kayaking and canoeing; golf courses, equestrian centres, spa and swimming pools are all short distance.

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 house via Pondhead Inclosure.

The Rufus House offers its unique Mindfulness Retreat, effective Stress Reduction and  Anxiety & Depression Treatment Programme in both English and Japanese languages. It is a safe environment on your personal retreat to practice meditation, mindful Prāna Yoga, breathing exercises and participating CBT and Mindfulness sessions, while staying this lovely house in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire.

Treatments address and transform Insomnia, Fatigue, Anxiety, Depressive mood and Stress related symptoms. Relax, refresh and revive in this safe and peaceful environment.

Cycle store. Sun terrace and gardens.

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Arrival Date:
Wed , 13th Dec 2017
Departure Date:
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Deluxe Doublefrom £70.00 to £110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Deluxe Doublefrom £70.00 to £110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Deluxe Double Gfrom £70.00 to £110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Family Roomfrom £75.00 to £125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Singlefrom £50.00 to £100.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Standard Singlefrom £45.00 to £100.00 per room per night
Superior Doublefrom £70.00 to £125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Turret Suite Ffrom £70.00 to £125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Turret Suite Gfrom £70.00 to £125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Twin Roomfrom £70.00 to £110.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments, per pitch per night for campsites and per week for self-catering accommodation and holiday parks.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire - The Woods Cyclery: 02380 282028 TRAX: 0845 4385380
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby) - New Forest Golf Club, Lyndhurst


  • Staff fluent in Italian
  • Staff fluent in Japanese

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from age 5


  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar in bedrooms - non-alcohol mini bar
  • Radio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities


  • Private parking


  • Disabled facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: Deluxe Double

  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Deluxe Double

  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Deluxe Double G

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Family Room

  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Single

  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Standard Single

  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Superior Double

  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Turret Suite F

  • Four poster bed
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Turret Suite G

  • Four poster bed
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Shower
  • Elderly and less mobile
  • Part-time wheelchair users

Room/Unit Facilities: Twin Room

  • Scenic view
  • Shower

Special Offers

  • 3+ nights to receive 25% discount including weekends, but exclude Festive Period (between 22/12/17 and 01/01/2018),  Offer ends 29/03/2018.   Turret, Superior and Family TWIN only.   This offer is non-refundable and subject to availability.


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  • A warm and cosy room, healthy breakfast and clean air. Away from the hectic schedule of everyday life and holiday stress, our Winter Mini Retreat will trigger dramatic changes in you. Personal retreat £450: 2 night BB and a half day workshop. (22/12/17-03/01/18:  £600, 2 night BB and a half day workshop with a dinner).  Subject to availability.

    More offers like this - Accommodation Special Offers


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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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)

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


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


    • New Forest AwardsGreen Leaf Tourism Scheme Green Leaf Tourism Scheme 2016
    • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2016
    • The AAAA Breakfast Award AA Breakfast Award 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Tourism Association New Forest Tourism Association 2016
    • New Forest AwardsNew Forest Breakfast New Forest Breakfast 2016
    • Other Accommodation AwardsFair Booking Fair Booking 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 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

    * Your accommodation will be available to you from 4pm on the day of arrival; our check-in time is between 4pm and 8pm, unless otherwise arranged.

    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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