A mill house has been thought to exist on this site since the 11th century, and this property, Marcham Mill , was in action until the 1920s when it was converted into a dwelling. The property still has part of the diverted Ock River flowing through its land to create the boundary to the garden.

Inside, the main reception room extends to over 13 metres in length and has high ceilings so is ideal for entertaining, while the kitchen/breakfast room has a fine fireplace, and functions as the heart of the house. There are five bedrooms in the main house, and a further guest room in the southern end of the property.

Additional accommodation is to be found at the coach house, above the store room, which offers a reception room with space for sleeping, a kitchenette and shower room.

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The gardens are extremely pretty: to the west is a large terrace surrounding the outdoor pool, while planting ensures plenty of colour in spring and summer, when many different kinds of wildlife pass up and down the river.

Located just three miles from Abindgon, and ten miles from Oxford, Marcham Mill is situated on the southern edge of Marcham a pretty village with a pub, a shop/post office and a church. Didcot station is just over eight miles.

The guide price is £2.1m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01865 790 077 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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