This “breathtaking” converted barn for sale was once part of a large country estate and includes a ‘secret garden’. 

Butts Barn, in Churt, dates back to the 18th century and was originally included in the  nearby Butts Farm, which was part of the Churt Estate of Lord Ashcombe. 

The barn was rebuilt in 1995, with original features retained throughout, such as oak frames, ceiling beams and carpenters’ marks. 

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The open plan sitting and dining room. (Hamptons)

Entering the property, to the left of the hall is a study and office space, while to the right is a large sitting room with double doors to the garden. 

Moving through the property, the main reception area is an open plan sitting and dining room, with patio doors to each end, and overlooked by a galleried level, which is made up of a library space and a leisure area. 

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The galleried space above the sitting room. (Hamptons)

To one side of the sitting room is the kitchen and breakfast room, with an adjacent utility room. 

Completing the accommodation are three bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor, and a master bedroom on the first floor, with an en-suite bathroom. 

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The master bedroom on the first floor. (Hamptons)

Accessed from the grounds is an attached studio space, which sits beside the study and office space. 

Outside, the grounds span just under half an acre, with a curving drive leading to the front of the house, off which is a three-bay open-fronted barn offering garage space. 

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The study and office area. (Hamptons)

As well as the lawned gardens, there is a paved terrace with an adjoining ‘secret garden’, surrounded by flowering shrubs, feature trees and an arbor. 

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The garden space. (Hamptons)

In one corner, there are also the barn’s former stone and tiled piggeries, which are now used as garden stores. 

The property is being sold by Hamptons Estate Agents for a guide price of £2,450,000. 

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The secret garden patio area. (Hamptons)

The agent commented: “A breathtaking Grade II listed oak framed barn with dramatic spaces offering flexible and versatile accommodation over two floors. 

“The barn was originally part of the nearby Butts Farm,at one time part of the considerable Churt Estate of Lord Ashcombe. 

“The sympathetic and careful rebuilding in 1995 with attention to detail retained the original character, massive oak frames, trusses and joinery detail with fittings, carpenter’s marks and graffiti. 

“The complimentary use of oak and the creation of the dramatic galleried rooms within the central former floor to ceiling wagon bays are features. A most fascinating ancient house with a lovely, mellow period ambience.”