Property: Three To View Play It Again

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THE OAK-PANELLED 30ft drawing room of South House near Hungerford, Berkshire would house a grand piano comfortably, as befits a house spacious enough to be requisitioned by the Admiralty during the Second World War. It has five bedrooms, a 23ft reception hall, cellar with wine racks and large kitchen. There is a private garden, but as part of the Goodings estate (with eight other homes), it shares a garage block, kitchen garden, nine acres of grounds, pool and tennis court. Price pounds 385,000, Burrough & Company 01488 682349.

SARK HOUSE in Rustington, West Sussex, was built in the 1930s for the composer George Posford ("Goodnight Vienna" and "Masquerade") and designed in the shape of a grand piano. One end of the 25ft drawing room has a raised stage area, where, presumably Mr Posford entertained his guests, said to include Noel Coward. The house has direct access to the beach and there are four bedrooms, a second sitting room, an original 1950s kitchen which has featured in a homes magazine, a pool and garden. Price pounds 650,000, GA 01903 773131.

THERE'S MORE than enough room for your grand piano in Belmont House, a Grade II, Regency, four-bed villa overlooking the Old Town in Hastings. The owners can testify to that, having their own handsome grand piano standing in the window bay of the drawing room. The house was once owned by Winston Churchill's cousin, Clare Sheridan, the sculptor and writer. It has stripped and waxed pine doors, varnished wooden floors, a wine cellar and a tower room. For sale at pounds 400,000, from Knight Frank, 01892 515035.