To cater for clients’ requirement for Calm and Relaxing Environment, we are principally Adult Only establishment. Suitable for business needs with a desk, desk lamp, free WiFi, hair-dryer and non-alcohol mini fridge in the room with wine glasses and tumblers for your use. Free use of car parking spaces.
Perfect place to go on a workation🧚.
Nature & Wildlife🦌🐂🦎🐖🦢🐴🐎
The New Forest National Park covers 220 sq. mi. with ancient woodlands and lowland heaths where you can find free roaming ponies, cattle, donkeys and deer. In Autumn pigs are released to feast on acorns (poisonous for animals). This annual pannage is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years.
The park also covers coastlines with wild-life rich salt marshes, where river meets sea, and mudflats.
New Forest Cycle & Walk Routes
The Rufus House is situated in the heart of the New Forest National Park, ideal TOURING BASE to explore the New Forest and surrounding areas of natural beauty.
Walking, cycling, bird watching, horse riding, sailing, golf, archery, kayaking & canoeing. Equestrian centres, spa and swimming pools are all short distance from The Rufus House.
WINTER in the New Forest
Winter months are a great time of the year to experience tranquility and clear air in the forest.
Early morning walk to the top of hill to take in the magnificent site of the sun rising and moon set. If the sky is dark and clear, one evening, we recommend a short walk in front of the Rufus House to the top of the hill where you can enjoy 360 degree views. Why? The New Forest has some of the UK’s darkest skies in the relatively light-polluted south-east.
Direct Booking and Special Offers
Accommodation: you can book directly from New Forest District Council’s booking site. For special requirements, please email us or call us on 02380 282930, we can make the best suited arrangements for you.
To book please click the book now button below.
Virtual New Forest, Lyndhurst Forest Walk and Heathland Walk
We are again in National lockdown, we thought it might be a good idea to bring beautiful New Forest to your living room. 🧚
donkeys, bluebells, 4 seasons in New Forest and bird singing.🌈
How about a healing trip to refresh your mind and body?
The Rufus House offers Mindfulness Retreat for Stress reduction, Anxiety Treatment and Emotion Management.
It is a safe environment on your personal retreat to practice meditation, mindful Prāna Yoga (meditation with movement), breathing exercises and participating CBT and Mindfulness sessions, while staying this peaceful house in The New Forest National Park, Hampshire.
To check availability, please click the enquiry button below.