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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.

You have free use of our Front & Rear car parking spaces. Lockable bike store: spaces are limited, subject to availability.

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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 saltmarshes, 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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The Rufus House obtained “AA COVID Confident Approval”

We are delighted to announce that The Rufus House obtained “AA COVID Confident Assessment Scheme Approval” and “Visit Britain Industry Standard Mark” prior to reopening, as we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, a Risk Assessment and procedure to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing in place.

Our primary concern being the wellbeing of guests and the team, we are taking all necessary steps to ensure creating secure environment when we open our doors on the 6th. We intend to create guarded yet, stress free environment for our guests and team with extra care so that initially we are taking bookings based upon low occupancy policy to prioritise personal safety, without compromising human touch.

In order to implement and maximise hygiene standard, our guests’ co-operation is essential. For this in mind we have prepared detailed information for guests.

COVID-19 Update and our Hygiene Policy, Wellbeing of guests and the team
Our primary concern being the wellbeing of guests and the team. The Rufus House have been presented "AA COVID Confident...

Our new hygiene standards is recognised by industry standard so that our guests can stay at The Rufus House with peace of mind to enjoy beautiful nature in The New Forest National Park.

With warmest regards

Ernesto and Etsuko
The Rufus House

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.


SPECIAL OFFERS and Short Breaks, New Forest Retreat Petit Hotel & BB
SPECIAL OFFERS Each season, The Rufus House offers special Direct Booking deals! Enjoy four nights for the price of ...

Virtual New Forest, Lyndhurst Forest Walk and Heathland Walk

Nature brought new life and spring flowers to The New Forest National Park, we thought it might be a good idea to bring SPRING in New Forest to your living room. 🧚

Hope you will enjoy our videos!   foals, new forest ponies, cows,
donkeys, bluebells, spring forest, spring flowers and bird singing.🌈
New Forest National Park Virtual Walks: Forest, Heathland & Coastline
The New Forest National Park Virtual Walks Hope you will enjoy our videos!   foals, new forest ponies, co...

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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