The Rufus House

Type:Guest House

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Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7BQ

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The Rufus House

About

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.  Southampton is 7 miles, it is a great location for Business Travellers.

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 and effective Stress Reduction 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.

A lockable cycle store. Sun terrace and gardens.

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

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
11
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Deluxe Doublefrom £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 Doublefrom £60.00 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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Christmas special programme
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Catering

  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available

Children

  • Children welcome - Children welcome from age 5

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
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby) - New Forest Golf Club, Lyndhurst

Parking

  • Private parking

Property Facilities

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

Room/Unit Facilities

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

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

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 Double

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

Property Facilities: Standard Single

  • 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

  •  
    SHORT BREAK, 5+ Night Special Offer
     

    Five+  night , stay with one of our Deluxe Double or Twin Rooms to receive 10% OFF  between 4 Nov to 28 Mar.  DIRECT Booking only, from this web-site you can book with discounted rates.   Subject to availability.

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  • Winter Weekday Special Offer

    Three night weekday (from Monday to Thursday nights) stay with one of our Turret 4-Poster Double Rooms for the price of TWO.  Between 1st of November and 28 March 2019, excluding Festive Period.  Offer Ends 28th March 2019.  DIRECT Booking only, from this web-site you can book with discounted rates.   Subject to availability.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    295
  • Very Good
    87
  • Average
    17
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    4

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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

    • New Forest AwardsGreen Leaf Tourism Scheme Green Leaf Tourism Scheme 2016
    • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
    • The AAAA Breakfast Award AA Breakfast Award 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
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Charter Go New Forest Charter 2018
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

    * 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. 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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