The family home that comes with its own tennis court and beautiful countryside views

Whether you live amid the rush of a busy city or a cosy terraced house in the suburbs, we’ve all been dreaming of running away from it and setting up a home in the neighborhood without a countryside.

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 4.5 acre stretch of land looking out over the beautiful hills and fields, perfect for a family getaway 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, a delightful view across the top of the trees on a clear day. The main entrance is spacious, with wall paneling that comes from an old chapel and flooring from a military drill hall in Plymouth Hove.

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To the left of the entrance hall is a reception room with a ground floor bedroom as well as a land and garden overlooking dual aspect windows. A cupboard houses the property of a boiler servicing part. This room could have a variety of uses including a music room, playroom or snug.

Next to the ground floor bedroom is a toilet with a cloakroom and a wash hand basin. There is also a washing machine for space and plumbing, and this room is large enough to make 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 utilized as a home office. There is a stone fireplace at the end of the room with two windows and French doors to the front.

The sitting room offers a beautiful stone fireplace

The main feature of this room is a magnificent stone fireplace with double doors open. There are two large windows and two sets of French doors open to the garden and tennis court. An attractive storage cupboard is located next to the fireplace and internal glazed doors open to reveal a formal dining area. This room also has a separate door access to 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, the abundance of natural light and clear views of the garden. The kitchen comprises a range of base and wall units with soft close drawers, a waste disposal unit with an integral dishwasher and stainless steel sink. There is a large dining table with a family area with a woodburning stove and plenty of space. The kitchen in the corner is an American-style fridge freezer for pantry and space.

The kitchen has a large dining table with a family area with a woodburning stove and plenty of space

Stairs to the dining area lead up to the first-floor galleried landing with doors leading to the first-floor bedrooms. The master bedroom is bright and airy with four windows overlooking the gardens, plus 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 available as a sixth bedroom with two separate rooms, 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.

The main bedroom

The family bathroom complete with ball and claw bath

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 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 of 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 that anyone looking for practice will be in the forefront of Wimbledon this year.

Quick game, anyone?

There’s plenty of outdoor space too

Rock Cottage is on the market with a guide price of £ 975,000 courtesy of Powells, Monmouth, who can call on 01600 522005 to find out more. If you have a dream come true, you may want to find some of the best properties for sale and join our Amazing Welsh Homes newsletter for a twice weekly dose.


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