Garden and Grounds at Monnington House
The garden at Monnington House is large at almost 2 acres. As you arrive down the drive you will see the designated parking area for 10 cars. To the left of the drive there is the ‘courtyard lawn’ which is surrounded by outbuildings which house the games room and table tennis room. This lawn is used for croquet and many children enjoy jumping from stone to stone….
A huge lawn wraps itself around the house and annexe. There is plenty of room to play house badminton or make a den in the bushes. If you have a dog with you they will love watching the squirrels run down the post and rail fence and collect the walnuts and then carry them to their ‘homes’.
There are 2 paved terraces. The house terrace faces south and has garden furniture for 20, gas BBQ and shade. It is a real sun trap and great for lazy lunches. The second terrace is by the sitting room in the annexe. It is perfect for a quiet breakfast after the night before and overlooks the playing field and small orchard.
There is a massive playing field with 2 goal nets. A lovely spot for friendly or not so friendly football, netball or cricket.
For rainy days and dark evenings the rustic table tennis room and games room come into their own. The table tennis room is located at the end of the outbuildings. Plenty of space for a good match but remember to bring your fleece, there is no heating. The games room has a pub sized pool table and table football.