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Business Travellers 

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 and lockable bike store. Perfect place to go on a workation🧚.

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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.

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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.

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To minimise the spread of Covid-19, we are temporarily closed 

As the New Forest has moved into Tier 4, in accordance with Government guidelines and Tier 4 restrictions, The Rufus House is temporarily closed for a period of time to ensure we support the efforts to minimise the spread of Covid-19 and variant. 

We like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding, any update will be communicated via website and social channels. Reservations are open from March.

Please Stay Safe and well, we look forward to welcoming you back sometime in 2021. 

With warmest regards

Ernesto and Etsuko
The Rufus House

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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.


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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. 🧚

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Mindfulness Retreat

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.


Everyday Mindfulness


To check availability, please click the enquiry button below.



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