View of the decking towards the open plan living space
Enjoy a family meal around the bright a airey dining table
Cook up a family feast
Well equipped kitchen
Large bright area with bi-folding doors
Comfy conservatory with views of the garden
Fun and bright space
Relax in front of the fire after a day exploring
Unwind with a good book
Master ensuite bedroom
Wake up after a comfy nights sleep
Dressing room off the master bedroom
Take a hot bath in the en-suite bathroom
A refreshing shower in the ensuite
Nicely decorated double bedroom
Ensuite shower room
Cosy twin room
Family bathroom
Family bathroom
Comfy twin room
View towards property from garden
Enjoy an alfresco meal on the patio
View towards the property
Fun for the children too
Wrap around garden
Great space for playing games
View towards property with gravel driveway
1 / 27  View of the decking towards the open plan living space
2 / 27  Enjoy a family meal around the bright a airey dining table
3 / 27  Cook up a family feast
4 / 27  Well equipped kitchen
5 / 27  Large bright area with bi-folding doors
6 / 27  Comfy conservatory with views of the garden
7 / 27  Fun and bright space
8 / 27  Relax in front of the fire after a day exploring
9 / 27  Unwind with a good book
10 / 27  Master ensuite bedroom
11 / 27  Wake up after a comfy nights sleep
12 / 27  Dressing room off the master bedroom
13 / 27  Take a hot bath in the en-suite bathroom
14 / 27  A refreshing shower in the ensuite
15 / 27  Nicely decorated double bedroom
16 / 27  Ensuite shower room
17 / 27  Cosy twin room
18 / 27  Family bathroom
19 / 27  Family bathroom
20 / 27  Comfy twin room
21 / 27  View towards property from garden
22 / 27  Enjoy an alfresco meal on the patio
23 / 27  View towards the property
24 / 27  Fun for the children too
25 / 27  Wrap around garden
26 / 27  Great space for playing games
27 / 27  View towards property with gravel driveway

Idle Hours - Worth

Worth Matravers, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful single-level property in Dorset with four bedrooms
  • Situated close to a coastal path
  • Open plan accommodation – superb for family ‘together time’
  • Quiet and secluded location
  • Large sea view garden with summer house and trampoline
  • Located in Worth Matravers, a quaint village with duck pond and picturesque church
Property code: DC082

Stunning single-level property cleverly designed for modern living set on a backdrop of beautiful countryside and benefiting from large indoor and outdoor space for all the family.

A large family home in Worth Matravers, this property enjoys modern style and playful splashes of colour throughout. Situated on a private no-through lane, it is spread out on one level and enjoys fantastic countryside views. With space for up to eight people across four bedrooms, it is ideal for family holidays and getaways with friends.

Take a small step up and open the door to your dream retreat. Immediately bright and inviting, this cottage has everything you could need thoughtfully parcelled across tastefully decorated living areas. In a stunning open-plan design, the lounge/kitchen/diner is a sure-to-be-favourite, with light from French doors and adjoining conservatory. In the mornings, take your coffee around the kitchen’s breakfast island and in the evening relax on one of the lounge’s sofas. Winter nights are taken care of with the wood burner, whilst a TV, iPod dock and second TV with Wii (in the conservatory) make sure everyone is suitably entertained. Offering plenty of modern conveniences, comfort and quality are key. When the day begins to fade, the property has four bedrooms. The first has a 5ft double bed with sea glimpses, dressing area and en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, the second has a 5ft double with en-suite bathroom (also with shower cubicle), and the third and fourth have twins. As well as the en-suites there is also a family bathroom with bath and separate shower. Outside, you will immediately fall in love with the gardens. To the front of the property is a garden with lawn and enclosed trampoline, whilst the rear has a split-garden. Step up onto the deck and sit with a cool drink as the kids play in the summer house.

Enjoy the wealth of walks nearby for nature and head to Swanage (4 miles) for shops and eateries.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 2 twins
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower, WC; 1 en-suite with shower over bath, WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Double oven and hob, fridge, nespresso coffee machine (coffee pods not provided), washing machine, microwave, freezer, drier and dishwasher
  • Log burner (logs/coal included Oct – Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • TV in lounge, TV/Wii in conservatory, iPod dock, Now TV
  • Wi-fi included
  • Central heating included
  • Garden with outdoor seating
  • Trampoline and outdoor children’s games
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • 1 dog welcome from 20th September 2019
  • Shop and pubs less than 2 miles away

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall equipment
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Reviewed by K 23rd August 2019

A spacious cottage in a quiet location, perfect for a family get together. Plenty of space for children to play & adults to chill both inside, and out in the garden.

Reviewed by S 28th June 2019

Lovely, single-storey cottage in a peaceful location on the edge of the village. The large, open plan kitchen/living/dining space makes it ideal for a group of family or friends. Easy access to the Coastal Path for walking and a short stroll to the popular village pub which serves excellent beer, cider and pies!

Reviewed by Kath 7th June 2019

Cottage itself was very nice. Good sized bedrooms, comfortable beds, well stocked. Nice kitchen. Lovely garden with patio area and lawned area for games. Games and books provided. Very quiet village but no pathways which was a concern with a buggy so just beware with young children.

Reviewed by Mr P Evans 1st November 2018

Impressive, spacious, well maintained property (although the garden could do with a bit of a tidy up). Very well stocked with crockery, cutlery, linen etc. Overall, very satisfactory. Location isolated and very quiet.

Reviewed by Ms E Craig 31st August 2018

The cottage has a great layout for us ( grandparents, and 2 kids- grandma needing a wheelchair) with the open plan cooking, eating, relaxing all together so we had a wonderful Christmas there, despite the terrible weather- was still nice to be all together in nice accommodations. The design inside is beautifully done , all modern and easy to keep cRead morelean and tidy. Love the colorful chairs, the sun room great for kids to play and even got some sun on the last day! Kitchen was kitted out well and sofas/chairs comfy and clean. Beds comfy and linen gorgeous. Bathrooms nice and clean. Hide

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View of the decking towards the open plan living space
Enjoy a family meal around the bright a airey dining table
Cook up a family feast
Well equipped kitchen
Large bright area with bi-folding doors
Comfy conservatory with views of the garden
Fun and bright space
Relax in front of the fire after a day exploring
Unwind with a good book
Master ensuite bedroom
Wake up after a comfy nights sleep
Show 15 moreDressing room off the master bedroom


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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