Rufus Cottage is the perfect place for couples and families to enjoy the New Forest. It is located within the National Park and is ideal for walking, cycling, golfing, tennis, Peppa Pig World, the many activities and museums nearby or Southampton.
Rufus Cottage is a newly refurbished, traditionally built cottage set back from Ashurst New Forest rail station. It is perfect for cycling, walking, golf or tennis and is a short cycle or drive from many of the New forest activities. Ideal for visiting Peppa Pig World.
If you don't want to take the car then this is an ideal base. Arrive by train and explore on foot, on the open topped bus, bike or train.
The New Forest Golf Club is 2 miles up the road and guests have a 25% discount here. The Brand New Forest card on your key fob gets 15% off most food in the New Forest Hotel.
Other things to note
There is a small patio with barbeque. There are seasonal herbs growing in pots if you would like to use them for cooking. We started renting our property out this year and the feedback is all very positive and very complimentary about the location. Our guests have been surprised how much space there is. There are 4 rooms downstairs (kitchen/diner, study, lounge and conservatory.
Smoking is allowed outside on the patio and we expect the house to be left tidy and the washing up done at the end of your stay. Dogs are allowed as long as they are up to date with flea treatment, kept downstairs and off the furniture.
This is a self catering cottage so our guests are quite independent and we don't usually meet with them; but we live less than a mile away and are always available for a chat or advice.
I live in the New Forest, not far from Rufus Cottage and love the life here. Cleo our ridgeback/lab cross loves the forest and we enjoy walking or cycling.
I am part owner of art business Little Van Gogh, so the cottage always have good original art (which is for sale!)
I am very proud of Rufus Cottage and strive to keep it in tip top condition in a comfortable and homely way. Suggestions for improvement are always welcome.