Whether you live amid the rush of a busy city or a cozy terraced house in the suburbs, we’ve all dreamt of running away from it all and setting up home in the countryside without a neighbor in sight.
You could do just that with this family home nestled along the winding roads of Trellech, right in the middle of the gorgeous Monmouthshire countryside. Situated just off the B4293 Monmouth Road at the edge of the conservation area, Rock Cottage is a substantial five-bedroom house on a 4.5 acre stretch of land looking out onto the beautiful hills and fields beyond, perfect for a family looking to get away from the hustle bustle and put their own stamp on a home.
A long driveway leads up to the property that sits away from the road, allowing for delightful views across the top of the trees on a clear day. The main entrance is spacious, with wall paneling that came from an old chapel and flooring from a military drill hall in Plymouth Hove.
To the left of the entrance hall is a reception room currently used as a ground floor bedroom, with dual aspect windows overlooking the land and garden. A cupboard houses a boiler servicing part of the property. This room could have a variety of uses including as a music room, playroom or snug.
Next to the ground floor bedroom is a cloakroom with a toilet and a wash hand basin. There is also space and plumbing for a washing machine, and this room is large enough to be made into a ground floor shower room. At the rear of the kitchen a door opens into a reception room leading to the oldest part of the property, which is 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 in this room being a magnificent stone fireplace. There are two large windows and two sets of French doors opening out to the garden and tennis court. An attractive storage cupboard is located next to the fireplace and internal glazed doors open out to reveal a formal dining area. This room also has a separate door providing access into the main entrance hall with steps leading up to the kitchen.
Described as the “heart and soul” of the home, the kitchen has a vaulted ceiling, abundance of natural light and clear views of the garden. The kitchen comprises of a range of base and wall units with soft close drawers, an integral dishwasher and stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit. There is a family area with a woodburning stove and plenty of space for a large dining table. In the corner of the kitchen is a pantry and space for an American-style fridge freezer.
Stairs from the dining area lead up to the first-floor gallery landing with doors lead off to the first floor bedrooms. The master bedroom is bright and airy with four windows overlooking the gardens, also benefiting from having a walk-in wardrobe and a modern en-suite shower room.
The second bedroom has wall-to-wall fitted wardrobes and a lovely view over the tennis court and garden, while the third bedroom has a loft space above and a window overlooking the rear garden. The fourth bedroom is currently accessed via what could be a sixth bedroom as there is potential to separate the two rooms if needed, but together they make a lovely bedroom and dressing room. The family bathroom has a ball and claw bath, a separate shower cubicle, a vanity unit with dual wash hand basins and a toilet.
Outside, the property is surrounded by 4.5 acres of gardens and grounds including a 1.7 acre field and half an acre of woodland. It is bordered by a natural historical wall to the rear and mature trees, offering plenty of privacy from the road and the distant neighboring property. There is a stone garage which is part boarded on the first floor, and could be converted into an annexe or holiday cottage subject to gaining planning consents, as well as a pretty wooden chalet currently being used as a shed.
Perhaps the most unique aspect of the property is the private tennis court in the garden area – so for anyone looking to practice their serve ahead of Wimbledon this year will have all they need to get into the swing of things before the 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 to find out more. If you love having a peek around dream homes or want to see some of the best properties for sale, join our Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter for a twice weekly dose sent to your inbox.