Property of the Day: Southfield House, Oxfordshire

A pretty Cotswolds cottage with an impressive modern extension and permission for an indoor swimming pool

THE PROPERTY: This listed house blends the old and the new, with the main building dating from 1640 and an impressive modern hallway with curved walls and an oval-shaped lantern skylight. The property comes with a machinery store, a paddock and planning permission for an indoor swimming pool and another outbuilding.

THE LOCATION:  Sandford St Martin is a quaint little village filled with traditional sandstone houses in the heart of Oxfordshire. Chipping Norton, Banbury and Bicester are all within 10 miles and the luxiorious Soho Farmhouse is only a three-mile drive away.

THE INTERIOR: The older part of the house includes mullioned windows, flagstone floors and traditional window seats, while the new hallway has been renovated with underfloor heating and built-in bookcases. There are four bedrooms with space to convert a fifth.

WHY WE LOVE IT: The barn has been converted into a 40-foot drawing-room with a vaulted ceiling and full-height, bi-folding doors out to the garden and a sun terrace: the perfect party room.

BUY IT NOW: £2,750,000 with Strutt & Parker

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