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Rufus House Southampton Road, Lyndhurst, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO43 7BQ England
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#6 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Lyndhurst
With acres of exceptional woodland and open heaths as our front garden, Rufus House is the perfect location to explore the New Forest and surrounding areas of natural beauty all year around. Enjoy a relaxing break in peaceful surroundings overlooking views of the forest, ponies, cattle, donkeys. A grand Victorian house ideally located in the cent re of the New Forest. Many good restaurants and pubs are all walking distance from Rufus House.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Room features
Allergy-free room
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Japanese
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Mike Landen wrote a review Aug 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom5 contributions
We had a very nice stay at Rufus House in the heart of the New Forest. It is situated on the A35 but our room at the rear of the property was extremely quiet. It is an unusual building with plenty of character and our room was quite large, with a small settee and comfortable bed. The shower room was fine and everything was spotless throughout. The hosts were delightful and looked after us really well and produced a fine breakfast. We were impressed with the precautions they are taking regarding Covid, which meant that we felt very safe. We highly recommend this establishment and we would be more than happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Perhaps a room at the rear may be preferable
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55atravel wrote a review Oct 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom2 contributions
The host we met on arrival was absolutely lovely, she took the time to give us a map and recommend walks and places to go. The room was cosy, old fashioned and just a great place to spend a few nights with lots of great walks and restaurants near by.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tom A wrote a review Sep 2020
Aylesbury, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Great location, just a short walk from the high street and routes out to bike trails etc. The host went above and beyond which was great especially with the covid situation, it felt safe and clean. Beds are comfortable and breakfast is very good also if you decide to purchase these. Bit of traffic on the main road through the night, but not a major problem.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Mandy B wrote a review Aug 2020
Eastbourne, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
Met at the door on arrival. Covid safe environment. Super breakfasts. Good size room. Ernesto (The owner) and Buddy were so welcoming and friendly. Would go back again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Quiet rooms are available on request
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rosieb wrote a review Aug 2020
Epsom, United Kingdom12 contributions14 helpful votes
We have just got back from a lovely long weekend staying at Rufus House. The hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming or accommodating, soo friendly and genuinely thankful for our custom. Breakfast was pre-ordered due to COVID which was absolutely fine, timed to perfection and tasted amazing! The room itself was lovely, immaculately clean, with everything we needed. We also had a little fridge with bottled water, soft drinks and wine glasses which was such a lovely touch! The owners don’t come into the room during your stay due to coronavirus therefore your towels aren’t changed which is something to bear in mind but not a problem for us. Location was a opposite a little gate straight into the new forest, and a very short 5 minute walk into Lyndhurst town itself which was full of lovely little pubs, restaurants and shops. Whenever we re-visit the new forest again we will be sure to stay at Rufus House again, we can not fault it and loved every minute Thank you SO much
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$85 - US$127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rufus House
Which popular attractions are close to Rufus House?
Nearby attractions include New Forest National Park (0.4 km), The New Forest Heritage Centre (0.5 km), and Page’s of Lyndhurst (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Rufus House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Rufus House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rufus House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rufus House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Peggy Mays Cafe, The Forage, and Indian Fusion.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rufus House?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Is Rufus House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Lyndhurst.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rufus House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Rufus House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eling Tide Mill Experience (7.3 km) and Rufus Stone (5.4 km).