Whether you live in the hustle and bustle of a busy city or in a cozy row house in the suburbs, we’ve all dreamed of getting away from it all and settling in the country without a neighbor in sight.
You could do just that with this family home nestled along the winding Trellech lanes, right in the middle of beautiful Monmouthshire countryside. Situated just off B4293 Monmouth Road on the edge of the conservation area, Rock Cottage is a substantial five-bedroom home on 4.5-acre grounds with views of the beautiful rolling hills and fields beyond, perfect for a family looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and put your own stamp on a home.
A long driveway leads to the property which is set back from the road allowing wonderful views through the tree canopy on a clear day. The main entrance is spacious, with wall paneling from an old chapel and floors from a military drill room in Plymouth Hove.
To the left of the entrance hall is a reception room currently used as a bedroom on the ground floor, with double-sided windows opening onto the grounds and garden. A cupboard houses a boiler that services part of the property. This room could have a variety of uses, including as a music room, game room, or dresser.
Next to the ground floor bedroom is a shower room with toilet and sink. There is also space and plumbing for a washing machine, and this room is large enough to be converted into a shower room downstairs. To the rear of the kitchen, a door opens into a reception room which leads into the older part of the property, currently used as a home office. There is a stone fireplace at one end of the room along with two windows and French doors to the front.
Double doors open into a sitting room with the main feature of this room being a magnificent stone fireplace. There are two large windows and two sets of French doors that open to the garden and tennis court. An attractive storage closet sits by the fireplace and internal glass doors open to reveal a formal dining area. This room also has a separate door that gives access to the main hall with steps leading to the kitchen.
Described as the “heart and soul” of the home, the kitchen has a vaulted ceiling, abundant natural light and unobstructed views of the garden. The kitchen comprises of a range of wall and base units with soft closing drawers, integral dishwasher and stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit. There is a family area with a wood burning stove and plenty of room for a large dining table. In the corner of the kitchen there is a pantry and space for an American style fridge freezer.
Stairs from the dining room lead to the first floor galleried landing with doors leading to the first floor bedrooms. The master bedroom is light and airy with four windows looking out onto the gardens, and also benefits from having a walk-in wardrobe and modern en-suite shower room.
The second bedroom has wall-to-wall fitted wardrobes and a lovely view of the tennis court and garden, while the third bedroom has a loft space above and a window to the rear garden. The fourth bedroom is currently accessed through what could be a sixth bedroom, as there is the possibility of separating the two rooms if required, but together they form a lovely bedroom and dressing room. The family bathroom has a ball and claw tub, separate shower stall, double sink vanity and toilet.
Outside, the property is surrounded by 4.5 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds that include a 1.7-acre field and a half-acre of woods. It is bordered by a natural historic wall to the rear and mature trees, offering plenty of privacy from the road and distant neighboring property. There is a stone garage which is partially boarded up on the first floor, and could be converted into an annex or holiday home subject to obtaining planning permission, as well as a pretty wooden chalet currently used as a shed.
Perhaps the most exclusive aspect of the property is the private tennis court in the garden area, so anyone looking to practice their serve before Wimbledon this year will have everything they need to get up to speed before summer arrives.
Rock Cottage is on the market with a guide price of £975,000 courtesy of Powells, Monmouth, who you can call on 01600 522005 for more information. If you love to take a look at your dream homes or want to see some of the best properties for sale, join our Amazing Welsh Homes Newsletter for a twice-weekly dose delivered to your inbox.