Properties of the week: Why take a leaf out of somebody else’s book when you can own your own library?

bookAnybody who has been paying attention to these blogs will recall that Marcus Tullius Cicero, the great Roman orator, is reputed to have written ’If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need’. This is the, admittedly-flimsy, premise on which we have managed to link our previous gardens blog to this one, and, yes, it’s about homes with libraries.



Libraries sussex

The first place with a library that we’d like to profile today is this beautiful 4-bedroomed home in Chichester, West Sussex. It also boasts a wine-cellar, so you can guzzle as you read. It’s also got a walled garden, though it’s pretty close to the Goodwood Estate anyway if you crave some greenery. It’s on the market for £2.4m and if you take a closer look, you’ll realise why!



libraries berkshireLocated in one of the Sunningdale’s most prestigious roads, the warmth and character of this house is evident as one steps through the door . The formal dining room has a recessed Inglenook fireplace, the perfect place to nestle down with a good book picked from the property’s library. It also boasts a study, numerous reception rooms, a home cinema and a leisure complex with indoor pool.



Libraries dewsburyOur final selection today is from Dewsbury near Wakefield. It’s a 4-bedroomed property which is outstanding in every respect, Would you like to own a piece of history? If so, this magnificent Grade II detached residence in Dewsbury located within in a conservation area and with parts dating back to 1643 could be just the property for you. Renovated by the present owner the sizeable accommodation includes a spectacular Great Hall, a spacious library area with a mezzanine floor and much more.