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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
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
QIT Clean, safe and legal scheme
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 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.

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 an induction 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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 8th October 2021

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Great property for family/groups. Great location

Reviewed by Janet 1st October 2021

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Beautiful, spacious cottage. For a change the photos didnt do it justice, it was far better. We lived well and visited many exciting places, what more could you ask for

Reviewed by Jane 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Karen 10th September 2021

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A well designed property situated on a very quiet lane on the edge of the village. Plenty of outside space and garden furniture. Great for families of mixed generations, you don't have to be on top of each other! Well furnished and equipped. No longer any toys in the summerhouse, probably due to the covid situation.

Reviewed by Nicholas 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Geoffrey 6th August 2021

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Only 19 miles from our home, we decided to rent Idle Hours 11 months before collecting the key finally for our summer holidays. The house was specious and convivial to allow our party of seven adults enough private space of their own. The garden was enjoyed by our small dog. The patio with furniture invites you to a bbq (take your own). Three of thRead moree bedrooms are light and confortable We enjoyed all the walks and loved Worth -no big crowds, plenty of walks with sea views on the doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by Dinah 9th July 2021

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Great location within 40 mins walking distance of several interesting bits of coast. Loved Chapmans Pool, lots of fossils on the beach. The village is charming, great view from the pub, but their food is very limited. A 15 minute drive from Swanage which is lovely. Catch the steam train to Corfe Castle for a nice day trip. Kids loved the trampolineRead more in the garden. Would have liked to have a BBQ. House is nicely presented, needs a new washing line and basket/pegs, just small annoyances. Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 25th June 2021

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Great location and cottage was enjoyed by all in our party

Reviewed by Pamela 18th June 2021

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Excellent accommodation only needing a few tweaks to be first class.

Reviewed by Margaret 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Karen 4th June 2021

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Idle Hours is a comfortable, open plan, bungalow that very much suited our group including older people. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathrooms clean and spacious. There is lots of storage for clothes etc. There are lots of walks nearby - the terrain can be challenging for older people so if not sure footed take care! The Worth Tea room andRead more Square and Compass are local treats. We love this area so will certainly be back. Hide

Reviewed by Briony 28th May 2021

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Overall we were very pleased with the bungalow. Its Open Plan allowed people to move freely between cooking and leisure activities. The trampoline was very much appreciated by the children and this level of comfort throughout was excellent.

Reviewed by Sam 30th April 2021

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Overall absolutely fantastic. Great property, wonderful location in a quaint village. Near the sea and many lovely walks. Would strongly recommend.

Reviewed by Alison 16th April 2021

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Blessed with lovely weather in this lovely holiday home which is cosy and well equipped

Reviewed by Pamela 23rd October 2020

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A secure garden for children and dogs gave us peace of mind. So much to do in this beautiful part of our country.

Reviewed by Malcolm 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Rosalie 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Teresa 21st August 2020

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Reviewed by Jonathan 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Alexander John 17th July 2020

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A well equipped comfortable bungalow in great location for village facilities, walks in the lovely countryside and 30 minute walk to the coast. 10 minute drive to Swanage with sandy beach. L shaped open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area with conservatory made for sociable family meals and relaxation. Garden with patio, well stocked with flowers Read moreand trees and trampoline safe for children. Space for off road parking for 3 cars. Great place for family holiday in this wonderful area. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 10th July 2020

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Great holiday with quiet coasts within walking distance. Our stay was lovely and comfortable in this property - we were able to explore and stay socially distant easily

Reviewed by Susan 23rd December 2019

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A great house in a great position close to some good walks (we were there in December) and we loved the fact that the Square & Compass pub and the tearoom were within five minutes walk. The house itself has a good layout with modern wood flooring. The kitchen is very practical.

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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

Location

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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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