This week's Economist has an advertisement for a house in a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland. The house has, on the First Floor:
Sitting Room, Snug, Study, Kitchen, Family Room/Dining Room, Utility Room, Conservatory (emphasis added)
The upstairs has what one would expect -- bedrooms and bathrooms.
What is a snug in a private residence?
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a snug as:
2.a. dial. or slang. The bar-parlour of an inn or public-house; = snuggery n. 1b. Also snug bar.
2.b. One of the compartments in the taproom of an old-fashioned inn.
By extension, a snug in a private house might be an elaborate wet-bar with stools, tables and chairs, but this is just a guess. Does anyone out there have a snug in their house?