This “captivating” traditional farmhouse is centuries old and comes with its own swimming pond. 

Downton Barton, in the hamlet of Downton, dates back to the early 17th century with late 18th century alterations, being Grade II listed and retaining many period features. 

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The drawing room has an open fireplace and a wood partition. (Marchand Petit)

As well as the main house, there is a detached studio and an eco-friendly barn conversion. 

A flagstone floor hallway leads through the ground floor of the property, with a drawing room to the right featuring a heavy wood stud partition, an open fireplace and a slate hearth. 

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The dining room, complete with decorative plaster mouldings. (Marchand Petit)

Next to the drawing room is the dining room, which would have once been the great parlour, with a 17th century moulded plaster overmantel. 

The kitchen wing includes an Ovolo moulded door frame, high ceilings and access to a dual aspect sitting room with a fireplace and a wood-burner. 

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The kitchen area. (Marchand Petit)

Completing the ground floor is the former integral dairy, which is now a utility room and a boot room. 

On the first floor, the galleried landing sits between the two original 18th century stair towers, and gives access to the master suite, which has a vaulted ceiling. 

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One of the bedrooms. (Marchand Petit)

Also on this level are four further double bedrooms and a family bathroom, all with views over the garden and grounds. 

In the driveway, a detached barn has been converted into a contemporary studio, which is currently used as an art room and workshop. 

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The detached studio. (Marchand Petit)

Across the lane, there is a three-bedroom home which was formerly three barns, and includes a sun terrace and an electric car charger, and is currently used as a holiday let. 

There is also a hot tub overlooking the garden, which is heated by a log stove. 

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The swimming pond. (Marchand Petit)

The grounds of the property include a flower garden and an orchard, as well as a large swimming pond. 

Also in the grounds are sun decking, a greenhouse, a bluebell walk, a former walled kitchen garden and a walled courtyard. 

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The grounds of the property. (Marchand Petit)

The property is being sold by estate agents Marchand Petit for a price of £2,750,000. 

The agent described the property as “a captivating Grade II listed traditional farmhouse, dating from the early 17th century with early and late 18th century alterations, set in idyllic gardens and grounds including a swimming pond. 

“This special property has the added attraction of an adaptable, detached studio and an adjacent, stylish, three-bedroom barn conversion built with impeccable eco credentials.”