I know I'm one of those who are usually giving the answers, but this time I've a hankerin' to re-read a story and I can't identify it in my History list.
I forget why he ends up moving into the rural town / village, but a man does. He lives in an old mill and does it up. He has a run in with some bad boys, saves a local boy, and ends up starting a cafe type business and local shop operation in part of the mill with the boy's mother.
That's all I can remember of it.