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Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall puts Sicilian estate with private vineyard on the market

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 10:01am Engel & Völkers

• Asking price for the property is 650,000 euros

Hamburg/ Sicily. With its unique natural scenery and cultural wealth, Sicily attracts both tourists and celebrities looking for a permanent residence on the island. In 2000, Mick Hucknall, the front singer in the British pop band Simply Red, bought an elegant country house at the foot of Mount Etna looking out over the volcano and the sea. He is now putting the former mill and the “Il Cantante” vineyard on the market. The property is for sale for 650,000 euros and is being brokered by Engel & Völkers.

The two-storey rural property also features the historic millstone dating from 1760 in a private museum. Other exhibits include an old press and old winemaking equipment dating back to the 19th century. Eleven rooms and five bathrooms can be found within this home, which spans some 400 square metres in size. The property also has two separate entrances. The rear entrance leads through a separate space of some 60 square metres, which could be used for accommodating guests. From the garden, beautiful views can be enjoyed overlooking the Ionian Sea. Mick Hucknall first spent a holiday on Sicily and fell in love with the country house. He bought the property and cultivated the “Il Cantante” vineyard on several hillsides around Mount Etna together with the wine grower Salvo Foti. He would travel here to the largest island in the Mediterranean around three times a year.

Captions:
(Source: Engel & Völkers)
1. The elegant country house is located on the edge of the Etna National Park, close to the village of Sant Alfio.
2. Just behind the property is one of the vines of the “Il Cantante” vineyard, with views overlooking the Ionian Sea.
3. The estate also boasts the historic millstone dating from 1760.
4. The country house includes a private museum showcasing 19th century tools used in the production of wine.

For further information please contact:

ENGEL & VÖLKERS AG Princess Wittgenstein Head of Global Corporate Communication Stadthausbrücke 5 20355 Hamburg Germany Phone: +49 40-36 13 11 20 Fax: +49 40-36 13 12 35 Bettina.Wittgenstein@engelvoelkers.com

About Engel & Völkers:

Engel & Völkers is one of the world’s leading service companies specialised in the sale and leasehold of premium residential property, commercial real estate and yachts. With its licence system, Engel & Völkers is the only Germany-based firm to rank amongst the top 100 franchise companies in the world.* More than 530 residential property shops specialised in high-class real estate and 53 commercial offices brokering office, retail and industrial space, investment properties, multi-purpose apartment and office blocks and property portfolios offer both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of services. Leasing, sales, consultancy and valuations form the core competences of the staff of around 4,900 employees. The Company is currently operating in 38 countries on five continents. Intensive training schemes in its in-house real estate Academy and the high level of quality assurance governing its systematically structured service provision are key factors that account for the Company’s success. In 2012, Engel & Völkers was named the most valuable property brand in Germany in the category “Property broker” by the European Society for Real Estate Brand Observation (EUGIMB). * Source: Franchise Direct “Top 100 Global Franchises Ranking” 

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