Alderley House, Alderley, Gloucestershire. A mid-19th century, Grade II-listed property, set in 26 acres. The library has a central fireplace and large windows overlooking the grounds. 10 beds, 7 main receps, guest wing, kitchen/breakfast room, 2-bed coach house, 2-bed lodge house, pool, sports hall, tennis court, practice polo field, gardens, orchard, woodland, paddocks. £6.5m Knight Frank 01285-659771.
Candlers, Harleston, Norfolk. A 17th-century Grade II*-listed house. The library has an open fireplace, and bay and French windows leading to the garden. 9 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, office, 3 kitchens, morning room, former stables, gig house with sliding doors, double-doored garage, south-facing gardens. £795,000 Durrants 01379-852217.
Chappaqua, Westchester County, NY, US. A Georgian-style mansion surrounded by 86 acres of gated parkland and within a 45-minute drive of New York city. It has a two-storey mahogany library with a minstrels' gallery. 6 beds, 7 baths, 4 receps, bar, kitchen/breakfast room, wine cellar, screened porch, gym, sauna, games room, pool with pool house, tennis court, 4-car garage, gardens, lake. $17.9m Houlihan Lawrence +1 914 273 9505.
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Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge, London SW7. A freehold property in a prime location with shared access to communal gardens. The interiors have windows on three sides, with ornate cornicing, fireplaces and a library with French windows. 6 beds (3 en suite), 2 baths, 2 receps, kitchen/breakfast room. £12.25m John D Wood & Co 020-7352 1484.
Pipewell Hall, Pipewell, Northamptonshire. A Grade II-listed property set in over 45 acres of landscaped gardens and parkland. The library has a full-height bay window and a central fireplace. 8 beds (1 en suite), 7 baths, 3 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, kitchen/utility, wine cellars, gate lodge, 3 stables, pool, tennis court, outbuildings. £1.95m Strutt & Parker 01858-433123.
Rusholme, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent. A Gothic Revival-style house built in 1880. It has beamed ceilings, oak floors and an oak-panelled library with glass-fronted shelves. 7 beds, 4 baths, 3 receps, kitchen/ breakfast room, 2 garages, 3-bed annexe, gardens, 1.7 acres. £2.95m+ Jackson-Stops & Staff 01883-712375.
The Gart, Callander, Perthshire. A Scots baronial house set in 12.5 acres, with views towards the Highlands. It has a grand wooden staircase and a library with glass-fronted shelves and a fireplace. 11 beds (1 en suite), 6 baths, 5 receps, gardens, paddocks, river frontage with salmon fishing. £1.1m+ Savills 0131-247 3700.
The Grange, Church Norton, West Sussex. A Grade II-listed Georgian country house set in 6.5 acres. The period interiors include shuttered sash windows, fireplaces, flagstone floors and a vaulted library. 6 beds (2 en suite), 2 baths, 3 receps, kitchen/breakfast room, courtyard. £1.8m Jackson-Stops & Staff 01243-786316.
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