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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
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.

 

  • 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
  • Garden with outdoor seating
  • Trampoline and outdoor children’s games
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Shop and pubs less than 2 miles away
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 21st October 2022

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A well-designed and spacious bungalow with an extremely comfortable living area. It is situated in a beautiful part of England, with many excellent walks direct from the house.

Reviewed by Kim 7th October 2022

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'Idle Hours' is ideally placed for wonderful coastal walks and exploring the area. It is a great property for a large group, plenty of bathrooms and very spacious. The open plan living space was wonderful for cooking and being social. The village pub is very eccentric with a fossil museum and old style bar in the entrance. Full of locals, cyclists Read moreand walkers, we loved it. We hope to go back one day. Thoroughly recommend the property and area. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 30th September 2022

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Idle hours is in the ideal location with plenty to do in the area. The cottage is spacious and generally well equipped. Could do with a bit more attention to detail.

Reviewed by Carole 16th September 2022

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Lovely cottage in an amazing location. Ideal for lots of walks. The toys were very useful thank you.

Reviewed by Elaine 9th September 2022

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Really nice location,but need somethings like gardening need being kept up to date.

Reviewed by claire 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Janette 10th June 2022

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Lovely bungalow, very spacious with well laid out rooms and off road parking. Good walks from the doorstep and easy to access Swanage and coast by car. Also, steam train and Corfe Castle 3 miles. Visit the Model village early on as ticket lasts 7 days and an oasis on a hot day! In the village a good play area for small children, duck pond and greatRead more pub for pasty and cider. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 27th May 2022

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Overall a good holiday. But cottage does need some attention and maintenance to bring up to the standard that is being charged. Great location and lovely walks. Very peaceful. Location suited 3 generations b

Reviewed by Elaine 20th May 2022

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Very nice property but no really fit for disabled people. The sofas in the lounge were to low to get it from. The rest of the bungalow was great but be careful in the showers very slippery.

Reviewed by Carol 13th May 2022

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We loved this house. The living space was ideal allowing us all to be together but not on top of each other. Bathrooms were clean and great showers. Bedrooms bright, clean and comfy. Location just a little jaunt of the coastal path and round the corner from the pub. Would definitely recommend for groups of adults. Small steps up to bedrooms and chaRead morenge of levels in garden may make it not suitable for elder and young visitors. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Graham 29th April 2022

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A really comfortable house, extremely clean and well stocked with everything we needed. It was very homely -we liked the open plan so everyone could be together. Lovely patio doors opening out into the garden and the grandchildren loved the trampoline and also the play area at the top of the road. Lovely walks along the South Coast Path. Such a nicRead moree touch leaving the wine, chocolates and flowers. We would thoroughly recommend Idle Hours. Hide

Reviewed by Melanie 25th March 2022

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Absolutely fantastic clean and welcoming cottage in a wonderful location with views of the fields where you can see deer, hares and pheasants.

Reviewed by Sue 4th March 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 22nd December 2021

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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

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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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