Old meets new in a contemporary family home that has a converted 18th-century flour mill in its grounds.

The Old Mill House in Sutton Courtenay, which was built three years ago, is set back from the brook that powers the mill.

On the ground floor is a dining room, sitting room, study and kitchen/breakfast room.

Upstairs are five bedrooms, including a master suite with an en-suite bathroom including a bath and double shower.

Other features include under-floor heating on the ground floor and a double garage. Teacher Marie-Anne Sardeson, who lives there with her banker husband James and their children, said: “We were looking for a period property but we came here and were overwhelmed by the tranquillity of the setting.

“In the garden all you can hear is birdsong and the ripple of the stream — it is hypnotically peaceful.

“We have the best of period character in the mill and contemporary living in the house.”

The three-storey mill is Grade II-listed and dates back to 1773.

The ground floor has been converted to a gym/store and office, the first floor to a studio/games room and the attic area is used for storage.

Mrs Sardeson added: “We have been happy here as there is so much natural daylight in all the rooms and the layout is practical for family life. The mill has provided a fantastic home office and separate space for our children.

“But we have to sell, as we need to move to the Fens to run a family business.”

Graham MacDonald, of agents Kemp & Kemp, added: “The Old Mill House stands in lovely grounds that are slightly raised up from Ginge Brook.

“The location is ideal as the village has great access to Didcot for trains and Abingdon for schools.

“This house is unique in having a little mill with extra accommodation and its well-restored, original working parts.”

The Old Mill House is on the market for £850,000.

For more information contact Kemp & Kemp on 01865 510000, or visit kempandkemp.co.uk