"the bachelors' corridor"

Country houses sometimes had a special section known as the Bachelors' Wing to accommodate single men. This wing of the house might also be the location of men-only areas such as the billiard room and the smoking room.

 

Billiard room at Knightshayes Court, Devon
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeBilliard room at Knightshayes Court, Devon - Credit: Lewis Clarke