This Grade II listed barn in the Vale of Aylesbury originally belonged to Lord Carington’s estate.

It’s on the edge of the village of Dunton, seven miles from Aylesbury towards the north of Bucks county.

The barn became a separate entity 50 years ago. The present owners had it converted by a master craftsman using reclaimed materials to preserve the architectural character. A further wing providing extra bedrooms was added five years ago.

The agents at Jackson-Stops who have Dunton Manor Barn on the books for £1.5 million are impressed by the craftsman’s attention to detail. They observe: “The doors, door furniture, fireplaces and oak staircase are all individual.”

For all that this is a property steeped in history, it’s equipped for 21st century lifestyles.

The kitchen is lined with oak units. The worksurfaces are black granite.

The appliances include a Bosch oven and grill, four ring halogen hob and Neff dishwasher.

Part of the back hall doubles as a utility room. There’s plumbing here for a washing machine and dryer and oak shelves for home-made preserves.

There are five bathrooms, six bedrooms, four reception rooms.. In one of the bedrooms, a wooden ladder provides access to a look-out post from a window above the bedhead.

The house is approached by a private drive. The property stands in an elevated position – the views over the surrounding countryside stretch to the horizon.

The south facing grounds include a ha ha and a lake.

The gardens back and front amount to about an acre.