"I just wanted to thank you so much - we are delighted with our Idler!"
- Ursula Spaggs, Hampshire , UK
"Just a short note to say our Idler arrived all safe & well and we are absolutely delighted with it. It is truly lovely. Even Robin has overlooked what he sees as my wanton extravagance!"
- Sue Meech, Burford, Oxfordshire, UK
"We bought an Idler from you at Chelsea and you shipped it to Spain for us. We are, and remain delighted with it and spend many an hour relaxing on it, looking out over the mediterranean. The Idler lives happily on our terrace."
- Michael Hockey - Spain
"I (plus 2 doggies) fell asleep for over an hour on 'The Idler'. I have never slept in the garden since I was in my pram."
- Mark Bentley - Driffield, Yorkshire
"I still feel luxurious every time I sit on my Idler and it has become a treat for all my friends to drink tea or if feeling particularly decadant a glass or two of champagne - it's become a village institution."
- Sarah Daniels - Alton, Hamphsire
"One or two really lovely items are worth the investment - I bought Wilverley's Idler Swingseat last year which the whole family fought over."
- Jo Thomson Garden Design
"Just to say a huge thank you for our Idler Swing Seat. It's everything that we thought it would be and more. We have sat on it every day since we have had it and everyone that visits admires it."
- J Marret - Surbiton, Surrey
"We have been enjoying our little haven in the garden tremendously. Thank you very much for such a hassle-free ordering and delivery, great instructions (with scissors!) and a fabulous product."
- The Bruce/Fuchs family - Edinburgh, Scotland
"Am sitting with coffee (too early for chilled wine) and the added bonus is that the wifi reaches here - many happy hours ahead. Thanks so much for a fantastic product and excellent customer service."
- V. Dennett - Tervuen, Belgium
"Hurrah! Wife is very pleased. It is truly a swing seat for the Gods."
- H Broadbent - Derbyshire - UK
"It is simply superb, we gaze out over the pond and relax completely!"
- Alan Titchmarsh M.B.E - Hampshire UK
"We've used our Idler every day - I can only say that I wish I had bought one years ago."
- D. B. Edwards - France
"We just wanted to say what a wonderful swing seat 'The Idler' is. Saturday was warm and sunny in the afternoon and we took the opportunity to sit and enjoy the sunshine. It is so comfortable that we struggled to leave it and I know we will appreciate our Idler for many years to come. Thank you!!"
- L. Colvin - Wetherby UK
"All I can say is that I am absolutely chuffed to bits with my new Idler, outstanding quality and amazing attention to detail."
- J. Bramah - Derbyshire
"Summer days in the garden are now complete with the Idler. Great swing seat, fantastic quality, first class service. Thank you."
- The Chapman family - Surrey

The Idler swing seat is the perfect antidote to today's frenzied and hurried lifestyle, truly enabling you to take it easy and while away whole afternoons doing as much or as little as you choose. It will transform your summers, literally enticing you to sit back in the garden and smell the roses in unequalled comfort and style.

"The Idler swing seat is: The Indoors - Outdoors"

Although the Idler swing seat is undeniably a luxury purchase, once possessed, it swiftly turns into a necessity and summer becomes unimaginable without it. It will become not just a 'fair weather' friend but a member of the family and an heirloom for the next generation.

What makes the Idler swing seat unique?

  • A true swinging garden sofa - as comfortable as any indoor furniture.
  • Handmade pocket sprung cushions with over 400 springs and no foam.
  • The sofa's frame and structure is 100% stainless steel - that's every single part unlike any other swing seat available. Our original Idler is 80 years old and still going strong.
  • All fabrics are heavy canvas and are treated to be water resistant.
  • Traditional craftsmanship and upholstery - hogs hair arm rests.
  • It doesn't mind getting wet!
"100% Stainless Steel"

Please browse around for further information about The Idler swing seat using the navigator at the top of this page. Alternatively feel free to 'contact us' and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

Idler swingseat swinging in the garden
An Idler in the last episode of Poirot
One of our Idlers was used in the last ever episode of Poirot all-be-it in period dress.
An Idler in the last episode of Poirot
An Idler in two episodes of P.G. Wodehouse's period comedy Blandings by the BBC.
Latest news
Jilly Redman, Gloucestershire

Jilly Redman, Gloucestershire

Elizabeth Durrant 09/06/2024 0
I thought you might like to see a photo of my new Idler! My daughter and I put it up yesterday, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!! We both sat on it wi...
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Cath Kidston's Dream Swingseat..

Cath Kidston's Dream Swingseat..

Elizabeth Durrant 13/05/2024 0
 How wonderful to see our customer, Cath Kidston, recommending The Idler in her new column 'Garden Notes' in The English Garden magazine. "The Wilverl...
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Rachel Jones, Agay, France

Rachel Jones, Agay, France

Elizabeth Durrant 06/05/2024 0
My Idler still looks amazing and is super comfy after all this time. It's best thing I ever bought!...
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Clive Organ, Carvoeiro, Algarve

Clive Organ, Carvoeiro, Algarve

Elizabeth Durrant 06/05/2024 0
  The swing is now erected, and I have begun a strenuous week of testing. It’s very comfortable! If the weather becomes a little too hot, it shouldn’t...
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Judy Smith, Gloucestershire

Judy Smith, Gloucestershire

Elizabeth Durrant 06/05/2024 0
  Well that was fun! I’m leaving inner panels off and will put tie backs on the outer! I like it open to see the garden to the sides. No time to fiddl...
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