The Rufus House

Type:Guest House

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Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7BQ

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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.

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 bike shed is located at the rear of the property.

BUSINESS TRIP

Rufus House is located around 7 miles from Southampton Centre, it is an ideal base for Business Travellers and Southampton boat show attendants who are looking for a calm 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.

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 based upon zen based daily practice, effective Stress Reduction & Emotion Management Programme and Anxiety Treatment Sessions in both English and Japanese languages. 

It is a safe environment on your personal retreat to practice meditation, meditation with movements (mindful Prāna 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.  

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Booking Details:

Arrival Date:
Mon , 16th Sept 2019
Departure Date:
Tues , 17th Sept 2019
No. of Nights:
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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
  • Part-time wheelchair users

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
  • Health/beauty facilities onsite - Anxiety Treatment, Stress/Emotion Management sessions could be arranged, subject to availability. Please email us with your specific requirements. officeukem@gmail.com

Parking

  • Private parking

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

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

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: 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

  •  

    Turret 4-poster  3+ night  Autumn and Winter Special Offer 

     

    Book 3+  nights to receive 1 night FREE, between 28th October and  31st March 2020.  Excluding Festive Period.  Offer Ends  31st March 2020.  

    DIRECT Booking only,  subject to availability. 

     

    Call us on 02380 282930 or BOOK ONLINE, from this web-site you can book with discounted rate.   

     

    • From £60 per room per night with breakfast

     

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    Family TWIN 3+ Night Autumn and Winter Special Offer 

     

    Family TWIN : Book 3+  nights to receive 1 night FREE, between 28th October and  31st March 2020.  Excluding Festive Period.  Offer Ends  31st March 2020.  

    DIRECT Booking only,  subject to availability.   We have full facility for cyclists with lockable BIKE shed, ideal location for friends to enjoy New Forest National Park.

     

    Call us on 02380 282930 or BOOK ONLINE, from this web-site you can book with discounted rate.   

     

    • From £65 per room per night with breakfast, 2 people sharing as a TWIN room.  

    • From £90 per room per night with breakfast, parents and a child sharing.

     

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
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    17
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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 2019
    • The AAAA Breakfast Award AA Breakfast Award 2016
    • 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
    • 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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * 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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