Homeowners may be attached to their tablets and e-readers but home libraries are still in demand.
Although they may be considered old fashioned by some, library rooms are still a popular addition to many homes. We have put together our top pick of the best libraries in the UK and abroad.
1. Fabulous Historic 16th Century – Quinta S.Thiago, Sintra, POA
This historic property is situated in the hills between the palaces of Monserrate and Seteais and only one mile from the centre of Sintra. It has a total of thirteen bedrooms.
An historic Grade-II Listed manor house enjoying superb country views and a wealth of features, including flagstone floors, wall panelling, inglenook and stone fireplaces and formal gardens. This house has the perfect library to relax and unwind. There are eight bedrooms.
2. Camberwell Grove, London, SE5, £699,950
What a stylish affair! This Camberwell Grove classic has been given a super slick finish throughout and boasts a healthy list of top quality fittings. The decor is sympathetic, smart and tasteful, with rich Farrow and Ball shades flowing throughout and the library matches this style. You have your own entrance, private garden, plenty of storage and has two bedrooms.
3. Malveira da Serra, Cascais, Portugal, POA
Located in Malveira da Serra on a hillside with wonderful panoramic views over the Tagus Estuary, this fully restored luxury villa is less than 5 minutes drive from the main motorway networks, the centre of Cascais and its beaches. it has five bedrooms.
4. Front line beach villa Guadalmina Baja, Spain 4,600,000 €
This classically styled villa is located down a quiet private cul de sac in the affluent suburb of Guadalmina Baja. It is ideal for the purchaser who desires a tastefully decorated property that is ready to move in or for someone looking to modernise to their specific taste. There are five bedrooms.
5. Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, £875,000
A realistically priced Georgian family home that is arranged over four floors with four bedrooms and a south easterly garden. The library gives a more minimalistic look.
6. Kingswood, £3,850,000
Here is a substantial family home that sits proudly in the middle of its beautiful grounds of just over three acres. There are five bedrooms and the property even has a lake and a jetty.
7.The Monastery, Barrow Court, Barrow Gurney, Bristol, BS48 3RP, £765,000
A stunning country house conversion. Situated in a rural yet accessible location. It offers exceptional communal gardens, grounds, tennis court, parking, three bedrooms and a wood-panel library.
8. Aylesford, Kent, ME20, £575,000
This striking home is nestled within a cluster of converted buildings that were once part of Great Cossington Farm. The property is configured with three stylish bedrooms, served by an en-suite and family bathroom. A modern spiral staircase leads to a mezzanine level that provides an excellent home office or if required could be used as a guest bedroom.
9. Worth Court, Deal Road, Worth, Deal, CT14 0BE, £1,250,000
Whether you are looking for a grand family residence or are considering developing a boutique upmarket country house hotel, Worth Court offers a dream come true.There are six bedrooms.
10. West Farleigh, Maidstone, £795,000
This Victorian home is positioned on the fringes of the pretty village of West Farleigh close to the banks of River Medway.The property has been cleverly converted to a very comfortable and spacious family home from what was once the village school. Many of its delightful Victorian features remain and has five bedrooms.