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7th September, 2016

Top 10 homes for book lovers

Top 10 homes for book lovers

Whether you are a book lover, a researcher or a scholarly student, libraries have always been a sanctuary for creative development. Many of us are using tablets or e-readers on the go but there is still a huge demand for home libraries.

We have compiled a collection of some of our most beautiful libraries that deserve to be cherished and admired.

1. Bedwell Hall, £1,180,000

Situated in a stunning Grade II listed former country house that has been beautifully and sympathetically restored and converted into ten luxury apartments, this library is perfect for those who want to relax while getting stuck into a novel.

2. Clynfyw Mansion, £935,000

Built around 1840, this magnificent Victorian county house sits in a wonderful position in the glorious countryside of north Pembrokeshire. Rustic and full of grandeur, cold winter nights can be spent in the library sitting across the warming fireplace.

3. Malveira Da Serra, Cascais, €2,900,000

A book lover’s paradise, this library is full of volumes of work from an array of prestigious authors from across the globe. Snuggled up on the sofa, its homely feel gives a sense of peace and calmness to the beautiful 5-bedroom villa situated near the Malveira da Serra with some spectacular views of the sea.

4. Aswardby, £1,650,000

This delightful country mansion enjoys beautifully presented accommodation with contemporary comforts, combined with a wealth of interesting features. One of the standout rooms include the large library with spectacular views across the countryside as well as a traditional fireplace and built-in bookcases ideal for storing literary masterpieces.

5. Avenue Louise, £3,650,000

Do you enjoy working from home? Situated in the centre of the room, the executive desk is a place of inspiration. This library features plenty of natural light from the front facing windows and impressive oak furniture throughout.

6. Dudswell, £3,000,000

Bringing history to modern times, this room is a multipurpose space where development from exercise and reading come together. As well as being a library, this room is also a billiards room and a gym. After a gruelling workout one can sit and relax with one of the many books from the mini library.

7. Quinta S.Thiago, POA

A book lovers paradise, this spectacular library is home to hundreds of the finest literary greats. A place of knowledge and wonder, you can immerse yourself in every genre ever written in the wonderful 8-bedroom villa.

8. Little Burstead, £2,500,000

Light and airy, this property is located in the picturesque village of Little Burtead. With a simplistic design, bibliophiles can soak in the sunshine from the large windows while enjoying a good read.

9. Marsett House, £2,800,000

An office at home is a must for those who need a place for motivation. This small but stylish room has an elegant bookshelf for all works of fiction and non-fiction. The highest attention has been given to every detail with unique fixtures and fittings, combined with a flair for design and decor.

10. Mannings Lane, £2,000,000

Believed in part to originate from the first half of the 17th century and understood to have been built for the Earl of Shrewsbury, it was subsequently redeveloped in the 1890's by a renowned Victorian Cheshire Architect, John Douglas. The library is generous in size and has two large bookshelves for bookish individuals who may have a large collection of historic publications.

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