Properties with libraries

From a Georgian-style mansion in 86 acres in New York to a converted 19th-century coach house in Wiltshire.


Quinta de São Thiago, Sintra, Portugal
Quinta de São Thiago, Sintra, Portugal. A historic manor located between the Monserrate and Seteais palaces in Sintra. It has vaulted decorated ceilings, a library, and a chapel and cloister reflecting its monastic heritage. 13 beds, 10 baths, 2 cottages, outbuildings, 24.7 acres. €15m Fine & Country Cascais +351 643 636.


48 Haights Cross Road, Chappaqua, Westchester County, New York, US
48 Haights Cross Road, Chappaqua, Westchester County, New York, US. A Georgian-style mansion set in 86 acres of gardens bordering a lake. It has a two-storey mahogany library with a galleried second floor and an open fireplace. 6 beds, 7 baths, professional kitchen, gym, sauna, swimming pool, tennis court, 86.7 acres. $13.75m Houlihan Lawrence +1 914 273 9505.


Home House, Hemel Hempstead
Home House, Hemel Hempstead. A contemporary house made up of rectangular rooms in a series of layers, courtyards and walkways with floor-to-ceiling glass. 4 beds, 4 baths, recep, library, secondary accommodation unfinished internally with the potential for 3 beds or home offices, roof garden, 1.5 acres. £1.95m Strutt & Parker 01727-840285.


The Chalet Estate, Hampton Riviera, East Molesey, Surrey
The Chalet Estate, Hampton Riviera, East Molesey, Surrey. A listed prefabricated chalet that was shipped from Switzerland in 1882. It has a Victorian-style library with built-in bookcases and a crystal chandelier. 4 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, cinema room, indoor spa, 185 metres of river mooring, floating swimming pool on the Thames. £13m Sotheby’s International Realty 01932-860537.


The Coach House, Latton, Wiltshire
The Coach House, Latton, Wiltshire. A converted 19th-century coach house and stables. It has leaded-light windows, beamed ceilings, open fireplaces with wood-burning stoves and a library with a wood-burning stove. 3 beds, bath, 2 receps, study, summer house, walled garden. £895,000 Knight Frank 01285-659771.


The Library, Thurland Castle, Tunstall, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire
The Library, Thurland Castle, Tunstall, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire. The property comprises 5,400 sq ft of Thurland Castle, which is a restored 11th-century castle with a moat. A grand Gothic arch divides the library from the main drawing room. 4 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, large private terrace, shared access to ten acres of landscaped gardens. £1.28m Savills 01200-411046.


The Old Rectory, Patrick Brompton, Bedale, North Yorkshire
The Old Rectory, Patrick Brompton, Bedale, North Yorkshire. A Grade II-listed village house with a library on the first floor. It has beamed ceilings and open fireplaces with period surrounds. 6 beds, 3 baths, 2 receps, attic, 2-bed attached cottage, workshops, kitchen garden. £775,000 OnTheMarket 01677-367986.


Villa Fiesole, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Villa Fiesole, Florence, Tuscany, Italy. A villa built in 1908 by a Swiss architect and with panoramic views. The villa has tiled floors, shuttered windows, and a grand library lined with carved wooden shelves. 12 beds, 15 baths, receps, terraces, outbuildings, 2.5 acres.
€13m Knight Frank 020-7629 8171.

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