Property of the Day: The Quaives, Kent

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie puts her enchanting country estate on the market

THE PROPERTY: This 19-acre country estate comprises a Grade II-listed house with four reception rooms, five bedrooms and thatched stables, plus two separate cottages, one of which has its own tennis court with formal gardens



THE LOCATION: Situated on the edge of Wickhambreaux, a quintessentially English village in East Kent, the estate benefits from a high degree of privacy. The city of Canterbury is within easy driving distance



THE INTERIOR: The property was reconfigured in the 17th century in the Flemish style and many of its period features remain, including the original bricks and beams. Oak panelling and an oak staircase create a comforting ambience in the entrance hall; the south-facing drawing room features an ornate stone fireplace; and the well-equipped kitchen is fitted with granite worktops, handmade solid-wood units and a four-oven Aga



WHY WE LOVE IT: Christine McVie has said of the property: “I have whiled away many peaceful days songwriting in this tranquil home… and much fun was had by all on the croquet lawn.” The quiet, secluded feel of the gardens, combined with the historic character of the interior, makes this a truly desirable purchase

BUY IT NOW: £3.5 million with Strutt & Parker