From a Grade A-listed neoclassical house in Aberdeenshire to an 18th-century chateau with 42 acres in Normandy, France.
Cairness House, Lonmay, Aberdeenshire. A Grade A-listed neoclassical property two miles from the coastal village of St Comb's. It has an Etruscan library. 8 beds, 7 baths, 4 receps, Egyptian room, self-contained 2-bed flat, east and west pavilions, 18th-century ice house, 14 attic rooms, arboretum, entrance lodge restored into a 2-bed holiday cottage, 16 acres. £2m+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.
Alencon, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France. An 18th-century chateau surrounded by formal gardens, woods and meadows bordered by a river. It has a library with built-in shelves and a large fireplace with carved wooden surround. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, sauna, 2 flats in the wings, 3-bed house, 15th-century chapel, 42 acres. £1.34m Domus Abroad 020-8455 0015.
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Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London SW3. A restored Grade II-listed Queen Anne house in a secluded position. It has sash windows, wood block floors and a library with built-in bookshelves and cupboards. 6 beds, 3 baths, dressing room, 2 receps, study, kitchen, breakfast room, conservatory, wine cellar, vault, garden. £7.65m John D Wood 020-7352 1484.
Hedgecourt House, Felbridge, Surrey. A modernised 18th-century house surrounded by landscaped gardens. The library has American cherry wood panelling, fitted bookshelves, an open fireplace and French doors. 7 beds, 6 baths, 3 receps, 6.25 acres. £2.25m Chesterton Humberts 01342-326326.
Moor Park, Crickhowell, Powys. A 1760s, Grade II-listed country house in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The library has extensive oak bookcases. 9 beds, 6 baths, 3 receps, conservatory, 3-bed coach house, 3-bed cottage, swimming pool, tennis court, walled kitchen garden, 45 acres. £2.7m Knight Frank 01432-273087.
Park Avenue, Upper East Side, New York, US. A townhouse designed by Emory Roth with a contemporary interior. It has soaring ceilings, large windows, a library and a reception area to accommodate 200 guests. 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 receps, formal dining room, atrium, basement, lift, terrace. £11.78m Halstead Property +212 381 3325.
Prescott House, Prescott, Gotherington, Cheltenham. A Gothic revival property in the Cotswold Hills. It has a a panelled library with large stone fireplace, a vaulted beamed drawing room and a panelled billiard room. 7 beds, 6 beds, 2 receps, office/bed 8, indoor pool with Jacuzzi, gym, solarium, cinema, 2.9 acres. £3m Savills 01242-548000.
The Salutation, Sandwich, Kent. A Grade I-listed Lutyens house overlooking landscaped gardens. The original library has pine panelling and a marble fireplace. 8 beds, 8 baths, 4 receps, kitchen, separate 4-bed house, 3-bed cottage, 2-bed coach house, lake with island, 3.5 acres. £4.5m Strutt & Parker 01227-451123.
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