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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. 

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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SUMMER in the New Forest

Short walk in front of the Rufus House to the top of the hill where you can enjoy 360 degree views to take in the magnificent site of the sun rise and moon set in the early morning, then continue your morning walk across Beaulieu Road to Pondhead Inclosure to calm your mind with fresh forest bathing.

In front of The Rufus House,  you will see adorable New Forest foals, donkey foals, and New Forest’s cattle and cute calves. In August with magnificent view of the purple heather heathland.

Stay with Peace of Mind in The New Forest National Park, Pondhead Circular Walk🧚


Please do not forget bringing your swimming costume!  Beautiful coastlines are short distance from The Rufus House. Most popular Christchurch beach is 30 minute drive.

Stay with Peace of Mind in The New Forest National Park, ocean sounds for deep sleep and relaxation🧚



Mask-wearing, social distancing, 20 seconds hand wash, and ventilation may not be enough to prevent Omicron spread, but those are vital! All of us need to take our own responsibilities. The Rufus House have been presented “AA COVID Confident Assessment Scheme Approval” and “Visit Britain Industry Standard Mark Certificate”, as we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, a Risk Assessment and procedure to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing in place. We use COVID-19 certified products for maintaining cleanliness throughout.    Stay with Peace of Mind at 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 New Forest Retreat
THE RUFUS HOUSE SPECIAL OFFERS Each season, The Rufus House offers special Direct Booking deals! Wellness Workation ...

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. 🧚

Hope you will enjoy our videos!   new forest ponies, cows,
donkeys, bluebells, 4 seasons in New Forest 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...

Our Plastic Free Solutions

Too many plastic bottles of toiletries were used and dumped every day in the hospitality industry, polluting our fragile earth including marine environment. We believe this need to stop.

We have introduced Natural Biodegradable Soap and Shampoo to replace conventional hotel amenity items.  Hope you would find our plastic free solution acceptable to save the planet from the millions of plastic bottles out there.

If not, no problem! Please just ask conventional shampoo and liquid soap bottles at reception.


To check availability, please click the enquiry button below.



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