Welcome To Your Private Library

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 
― Marcus Tullius Cicero


Is there any more satisfying scent than that of the pages of a book? Particularly old books. Yes, wood fire is wonderful, fresh cut grass is refreshing, but old books are just… History, imagination, possibility and escape in a breath. ♥

As book lovers ourselves, over the years we’ve sourced all manner of wonderful books, from beloved childrens’ and teens favorites, to classic old first editions from the 1700s and 1800s. From fiction to non-fiction, fantasy to biography, reference to history, the collection is eclectic. Lining the walls of the villa hallway are an array of books for those days when you just want to snuggle in a cozy corner and read.

We’ve shared our private library with you, and if you’d like to recommend any particularly fantastic books you’ve read, that you think should be included in our collection, we’d love to hear about it!


“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
 Jorge Luis Borges


Hermes Estate private library, first edition antique books


Featured old bound library books, first edition encyclopedias and leather gilded spines
Featured old bound library books.