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Rufus Cottage, a cosy railway cottage at Ashurst New Forest station

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 5
Ashurst, New Forest, Hampshire, England
Rufus Cottage is the perfect place for couples and families to enjoy the New Forest. It is located within the National Park, 2 1/2 miles from Lyndhurst, and is perfect for walking or cycling. Close to Longdown Activity Farm (1.5Km), The New Forest Wildlife Centre (2.5Km), Paultons Park Theme Park with Peppa Pig World (7Km) or New Forest Golf Course (3Km) and a very long list of other attractions and activities..Walks or cycle rides on the forest start at the door of the cottage.The house is warm and cosy, with a small patio with BBQ and furniture for summertime dining outside. The kitchen is well equipped and smartly decorated. There is a desk in the study and some games for rainy days.If you don't want to drive or take a car on holiday this is the perfect spot. Get the train from Waterloo to Ashurst New Forest and walk the 50 yards... Read more
Listing #HL5789896
About the Owner
David A
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2015
Interaction with guests
I live less than a mile from Rufus cottage so I am generally available if you would like any information or have a problem. However I don't see most of our guests. The key is left in a key safe so you can arrive at any time. If you are travelling with infants there is a travel cot and high chair in the cottage. Please let me know if you want the cot put up.
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Our party consisted of 4 adults , one baby & two pugs & all of us had a great 4 day break. David was very accommodating before/during our stay & the cottage was immaculate , well equipped & ideally located to explore the surrounding forest...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Ade662002
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a wonderful cottage which is in a fantastic location right in the new forest. We spent 3 nights there for a 50th birthday and had an amazing time

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Angus F
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Central location with wonderful walks right from the door. We spend a relaxing few days exploring the area - visiting the park and coast. The cottage itself is accurately described on the website and nicely equipped with everything we needed. With dining tables in the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank stephenaQ8559LN
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
There is a table on the patio with an ash tray.
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
    3 Twins
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  • Damage Deposit: C$256 / stay - Deposit
  • Changeover fee: C$85 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
I live less than a mile from Rufus Cottage and regularly walk with our dog in the forest across the road. I am also a keen (but definitely amateur) cyclist. There are quite a few rope swings dotted around the area. These are all put up by people for fun and have no safety checks and could be cut down or fall down at any time, but they are great fun if you have kids (also without kids). One fantastic walk or cycle ride from the cottage is to Beaulieu Road station. This is the site of the Drift Inn, and the pony market (pony sales 4 times per year). The route is beautiful and you can get a drink and meal at the Drift before coming back. If you don't fancy the walk you can get the train there or back.There are many cycle routes and there are maps for some of these in the cottage. If you a... more
Getting around
Rufus cottage is an old railway cottage at Ashurst New Forest station, so travel by train is easy. Local stations such as Beaulieu Road, Brockenhurst (to Lymington), Christchurch, Bournemouth etc. are really easy. As is access to London, or Winchester.
There is also a bus stop on the main road. This is on the Blue Star route 6 which calls at Southampton, Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Lymington. In the summertime the open top bus stops here.
Ferries at Southampton and Lymington serve the Isle of Wight.
But best is a bicycle. If you don't have your own rent one from Lyndhurst. They will deliver to the cottage.
For walkers you have forest access 100 yards from the cottage..
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Southampton (18km) or Bournmouth (37Km): 18.0 km
Railway: Ashurst New Forest: 0.0 km
Ferry: Portsmouth (47Km) or Poole (50Km): 47.0 km
Just 3.5miles from the end of the M271, access by car is easy. But if you want a car free holiday this is a location where you can truly holiday without a car. The cottage is situated at the station, which is 1hr 29 mins (fast train) from London Waterloo. The line also serves Southampton Airport and Southampton Central as well as Bournemouth and Weymouth to the west.
There is a bus service to Southampton and the cottage is close to the New Forest Open top bus stop. There is a Coop shop open 365 days/year 750m away. The New Forest (a Fullers pub serving good nosh) is close by and a selection of restaurants can be found just over the bridge, or 3 miles away in Lyndhurst.
Activities nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 22.0 km.
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