Travelling by Air:
Southampton airport is just 13 miles away. We can arrange a taxi for your collection from Southampton airport or even from Heathrow airport (please pay the taxi company direct).
Travelling by Train:
Both Ashurst New Forest station and Brockenhurst station are well served by direct train services from London Waterloo (90 Minutes).www.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus services from Ashurst (A35) are limited in the evening and weekends. Taxis are available from Brockenhurst station.
Travelling by Car:
From Junction 2 or 3 M27 Follow signs for A35 Lyndhurst. After leaving Ashurst village proceed for approximately 3 miles, Rufus House is situated on the right hand side of the road opposite to the open woodland.
Getting around in the New Forest:
Exploring the area on a New Forest Tour Bus is the ideal way to get around. You can 'hop on and hop off' around the Forest all day and take your bike with you. We are happy to store your bike free whilst you are staying at Rufus House. With the New Forest Tour Bus from Lyndhurst (Normally May to September), you can explore the vast network of car-free cycle/walk routes throughout the New Forest without need of your car. Also, we can assist you in booking “The New Forest Guided Tour”, this half or full day tour offers the chance to see the secrets of the forest and discover the forest’s special and diverse natural habitats with an experienced personal guide.
There can be few other places in England where the ancient landscape has remained so unchanged. In 1079 when William the Conqueror named the area his ‘new hunting forest’, to date his ‘Nova Foresta’ still retain its wildness and tranquillity. The New Forest National Park is a place to appreciate nature; its landscape is beautiful, rare and fragile. We all work together to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park.
We have implemented methods to reduce our impact on nature. All the rooms are cleaned with environmentally friendly products. We make efficient use of paper and energy; use recycling paper, charity e-cards for seasonal greetings, confirmation by e-mail only, PDF brochure and visitor information packs made compact, use low energy light bulbs, support local New Forest products etc…. We encourage wildlife into our garden, flower arrangements made in-house using our own garden plants, Fair Trade products used where no local product is available.