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The kitchen/diner is well equipped with a 5 burner gas hob and oven, washing up machine, fridge, freezer, washing machine etc2 Comfortable bedrooms, one double with en-suite, and one twin.
New Forest Cottage
New Forest Cottage
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
5 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Security deposit is $297

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.


34 Reviews

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Jackie User Profile
November 2017
This is a lovely cosy cottage in a great location in the New Forest. The cottage is right next to a dog-friendly pub that serves good food. You can walk directly from the cottage into the countryside without having to drive. Despite being next to the pub and the train station, the cottage is peaceful. We heard no train noises. The cottage is well-equipped and the beds are comfy. An ideal base for exploring the New Forest. We also visited the Highcliffe/Christchurch beaches, which are only a c 30 min drive away.

Jen User Profile
October 2017
The cottage is well equipped and centrally located for visiting the New Forest. We built dens, crab fished, ate giant scones, tasted local beer and had amazing walks in the woods. The location allowed us to fully explore the new forest and taught our children the delights of the great outdoors! Highly recommended!

Gillian User Profile
July 2017
Close to restaurants and great location for visiting the New Forest. Good sized cottage great for a family.

Bach-Yen User Profile
May 2017
A great place to entertain indoors after walks and Peppa Pig World visit. We 6 had 2 great cooked dinners during 2 days' stay.

Giancarlo User Profile
April 2017
Had a great short stay at Rufus Cottage. Very handy for amenities, well equipped and very clean. Wouldn't hesitate to visit again!

Vanessa User Profile
April 2017
A beautiful house with an exquisite living room that we enjoyed. It is also a good base from which you can explore the New Forest and is located right next to an excellent pub. David was extremely responsive.

Marie User Profile
April 2017
Great cottage, very spacious and clean. Closes to train station, but you do not hear the trains. Close to a great pub that does great food. This was my second stay in the cottage and will not be my last. I highly recommend this cottage.

Ashurst, United KingdomJoined in April 2015
David User Profile
Interaction with guests

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.

About David

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.

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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