Anybody 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.
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!
Located 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.
Our 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.