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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

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 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.

Head off to this appealing holiday home at Worth Matravers, on Dorset’s beautiful Isle of Purbeck. Sleeping eight guests, and welcoming one happy hound, this comfortable, four-bedroom property could be the ideal setting for your large family break or your holiday with a group of friends. Plan walks through your beautiful surroundings and along the coast path. Spend time on nearby beaches and swim in the sea. Return home to relax in your sunny garden, while the children play on the trampoline, or set the wood burner roaring on chilly autumn and winter days.

 

Bring your party into this airy, single-storey holiday home, to leave coats, boots and beach gear in the hall and then wander through into the open-plan living space. Find your fabulous lounge/kitchen/diner is a sun-filled area, with superb views on to the garden. Pull back the tri-folding doors to let the outside in. Cook tasty meals for your party in the contemporary kitchen area, while chatting to friends and family at the breakfast bar, table or comfortable seating. Light the wood burner in the lounge area and watch TV in here or in the conservatory. Find one of your bedrooms has an en-suite shower room, with WC, and the other has an en-suite bathroom, with a shower over the bath and a WC. The remaining two bedrooms share the family bathroom, with its shower and WC. Enjoy soaking up the sunshine in your multi-level garden, with its generous expanse of decking. Catch glimpses of the sea in the distance and watch the children play. There is off-road parking for up to three cars at the house.

Read more Code: DC082

  • 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
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Enjoy the scenic setting of your holiday home in the tranquil village of Worth Matravers, with its pretty pond and limestone cottages. Visit the craft centre here and enjoy a pint in the local pub. From the village, stroll some 0.5 miles to Winspit, an interesting, disused quarry, which appeared in a number of science fiction films and TV programmes. The beach close by is popular for swimming. Keen walkers might like to head out from home on the Priests Walk to make the 4-mile journey into Swanage. The golden beach here is also a popular place for picnics, sand-castle building and swimming. Take your party on a day cruise from Swanage Pier to Poole Quay. Swanage also boasts shops to potter in and eateries to dine out in. From the town, take a steam train to Corfe Castle, with its scenic ruins. For a longer walk from home, make the 14-miles hike to picturesque Lulworth Cove, where you can soak up the sunshine and splash in the sea.

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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

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Margaret 20th October 2023

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A lovely house beautifully warm comfy beds , A good time had by all !, but definitely in need of some TLC ....... crockery in need of replacement very worn .... somewhere to hang coats would be an at vantage also hooks for towels in the bathrooms . .... greenery on entrance to drive needs cutting back quite dangerous to get out of ... or a mirror oRead morepposite for safety ..... Margaret P October 20th 2023. Hide

Reviewed by Nick 6th October 2023

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Reviewed by Gillian 29th September 2023

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Excellent property for our large family. Bedrooms/bathrooms excellent. We very much like the open plan kitchen diner/lounge & conservatory with lots of windows letting in the light. We all said we'd like to find somewhere similar for a permanent home! The third or fourth time we have stayed at Idle Hours - twice this year - says it all!

Reviewed by Lindsay 15th September 2023

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Lovely location.

Reviewed by Pauline 1st September 2023

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Lovely cottage in glorious countryside.

Reviewed by Helen 18th August 2023

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The property is not the "stunning 4 star" accomodation as marketed. It requires redecoration, a thorough spring clean & damp & mould addressed. The maintenance team were called to remedy several issues on our arrival, including replacing the fridge door, which sheared off & hit our nephew in the face. The significant price charged is not reflectiveRead more of the standard of the property. 5 stars to the Holiday Cottages team who responded swiftly. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 4th August 2023

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Nice quiet location and car journey to lovley Swanage, good old pub up the road, not far from the coastal path. Unfortunately the property needs maintenace in our opinion and is not reflective of the price we paid.

Reviewed by Linda 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Joanna 30th June 2023

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Lovely location and perfect cottage for our holiday.

Reviewed by Vickie 9th June 2023

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The crockery really needs replacing as does the frying pans, even after washing them they were still too dirty to use. The mattress in the bigger bedroom with the metal frame needs replacing and the frame is so noisy is wakes you up every time you move. All pillows in every room need replacing Cobwebs The WiFi was VERY unreliable The toilet in the Read moreen suite of the bigger bedroom is very loose and wobbly. This is our 3rd time staying at Idle Hours and in it's current state we wouldn't return Hide

Reviewed by John 2nd June 2023

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Good spacious property which could be brilliant with a bit more attention to detail and some updates and TLC.

Reviewed by Roy 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Gillian 21st April 2023

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A very comfortable home-from-home which suited us very well with our four adult sons who joined us from different parts of the country - a room for everyone! Plenty of very good bathroom facilities! We stayed here about 3 or 4 years ago and everything was exactly as we remembered it, with the addition of blinds in the conservatory, which are a greaRead moret help to keep it cool in the sun. Good cooking facilities and not far from a good pub which specialises in lovely Cornish pasties! Hide

Reviewed by Lawrence 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Jayne 28th October 2022

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Everything was like home from home. The showers were great, the water was nice and hot, and the location was perfect for relaxing. Everything you needed was in the kitchen and instructions to get to the property were spot on. Very nice holiday, the flowers & chocs a lovely touch. Would be great for summer weather or those with younger kids. Thank yRead moreou . Hide

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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