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The Kitchen/Diner is fully equipped, all white goods and a great 5 ring gas hob and huge oven Study, view through to kitchen diner
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43 reviews
Rufus Cottage, the perfect location
The Kitchen/Diner is fully equipped, all white goods and a great 5 ring gas hob and huge oven
Study, view through to kitchen diner
The study with games for rainy days
Study; with day-bed under the stairs for a 5th guest if necessary
TV lounge with comfy sofas
TV lounge through to conservatory
The conservatory
Patio with BBQ and fresh herbs in season
Master bedroom; double bed with ensuite shower room
Ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 2: New 1000pocket matress with feather and down duvets
Family bathroom
The New Forest Hotel garden. Perfect for watching the kids play whillst having a drink.
The New Forest Hotel, for when you don't want to cook (pic on a rare snowy day).
Rope swings over the river
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ashurst, New Forest, Hampshire, England

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Tdl1972
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed June 4, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Lovely clean and comfortable cottage, with everything you need. Excellent location, can’t wait to go back to the New forest and stay at the same cottage again.

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Flyer6066...
1 review
“Excellent dog friendly cottage”
Reviewed May 29, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We loved absolutely everything about this cottage, just cannot fault it. Perfect location for some wonderful walks, with or without a dog, but having a dog and seeing how much he enjoyed it, just made it even more special. Great amenities all within walking distance, pubs takeaways and a shop etc, cannot wait to come back. The cottage itself was perfect with two bathrooms, which was a bonus, great kitchen with everything you need, a really spacious property. Love it, thank you David.

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Deirdre G
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A cosy comfortable cottage”
Reviewed March 30, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We spent a long weekend here, four adults, a baby and dog. Plenty of room for us all and very well appointed. A cold weekend, with snow on the Saturday night, but the cottage was warm and cosy. Everything we needed. Because of the snow, we decided that our Winchester trip,on the Sunday would be on the train which was so convenient. Ate at the pub for our lunch on Saturday and had an excellent meal. Would love to come back, perhaps in the better weather, to see more of the area. A fantastic weekend and the accommodation was brilliant,

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janetroom...
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Rufus cottage”
Reviewed March 25, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Absolutely perfect, great location warm and comfortable everything you needed. Ideal location for us as family in Totton and Holbury. Would definitely book again.

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MCP60
Callington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rufus Cottage ,Ashurst, New Forest”
Reviewed March 13, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

David has immaculately presented Rufus Cottage.
It was clean, comfortable,cosy and warm.
We all slept very well due to the high quality of the beds, pillows and duvets.
The shower provided hot water on demand and you could eadily adjust the flow.
The kitchen was very well equipped and contained all modern appliances which made our stay even more relaxing.
The conservatory was bright and airy even when the rain was torrential !

It's position near to the line and Forest Inn did not compromise it's tranquiity in any way.

The price was fair.

We would stay here again without hesitation,and thoroughly recommend this lovely cottage in the New Forest

Mark,Mary,Katherine and Alexander

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Management Response
27 Mar 2018
Thank you for those positive words. It was a treat to see some of your family arrive by train and some by car. Perfect meeting point. People don't always pick up on the rail travel option.
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jan k
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely pet friendly cottage - perfect location”
Reviewed February 6, 2018 for a stay in February 2018

This cottage is a little gem and ideally located for a trip to The New Forest. Easy to find, next to The New Forest Inn pub and Ashurst station with easy links to local areas. Great communication and instructions from owner, with hints and tips and money saving ideas. This cottage has a small enclosed garden, (good for the dog) , parking space and is extremely quiet considering it’s next to the pub and station.
With a large well stocked kitchen, you could easily cater at home and can easily accommodate a family of four or two couples. An en suite to the master bedroom and family bathroom makes this ideal to share. A king size room and twin, with good quality bedding and furniture enhances the quality of this cottage. It’s spotlessley clean and lovely and warm. With a large conservatory and tv lounge, it’s not at all cramped. A lovely find!
The pub next door is pet friendly and has dog beds, bowls and biscuits for your furry friend and you can have dinner in the bar without worrying about leaving them in a strange house.
Lovely local walks in the forest areas nearby and a couple of minutes drive into the centre area of the forest.
A lovely weekend ... just wish we could have stayed longer. Maybe next time......
Well done David

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Management Response
9 Feb 2018
Pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank for such a full review.
See you again soon.
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SnoopyNor...
Norfolk
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed November 10, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

This is a cosy cottage in a great location in the New Forest. It is well-equipped and the beds are comfy. it is situated next to the rail station and a dog-friendly pub. There is a local Co-Op ten minutes walk away which is open all day seven days a week. We found it really useful to top up on food, newspapers, etc. You can be in the New Forest in a few minutes without having to get in the car and we enjoyed some lovely walks. Despite being next to the train station we heard no noise from the trains.

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