The Sitting Room, or South Room, of Monserrate was the most informal and family focused room in the house. This was the space where the ladies might simply spend time, whether involved in some reading or manual work, whether accompanied by the gentlemen and the occasional presence of children. They would also receive brief courtesy visits here. After dinner, this was the room females would retire to while the men made their way to the Billiards Room. The Anglo-Indian furniture decorating this room corresponds to the same typology in effect during the Cook family period while not actually the original.