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Hugh Graham
Published: 21 February 2016
The Sunday Times

Not quite going her own way

Million-pound drop: Christine McVie has reduced the price of her Kent home to £2.5m

Million-pound drop: Christine McVie has reduced the price of her Kent home to £2.5m

Fleetwood Mac’s fortunes may be reviving — the 1970s act’s 2014-15 reunion tour was a hot ticket, and their seminal album Rumours re-entered the Top 40 last week — but their resurgence isn’t helping Christine McVie sell her grade II listed Kent estate. The singer, 72, put the six-bedroom pile in Wickhambreaux on the market for £3.5m last year, but she’s just dropped the price to £2.5m (with nine acres, instead of the original 19).

McVie bought the estate in 1990, and quit the band to do it up — she was also afraid of flying. Yet it seems she’s not cut out for the quiet life: “I had this idea that I’d love the small village life, with the Range Rover and the dogs, and baking cookies,” she told The New Yorker magazine last year. “But then it got so boring. You couldn’t walk down the road without meeting two people related to each other. I missed the songs. And I missed the audience.”