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Grimsthorpe couple raffle farmhouse for £5 a ticket

A couple are raffling their three-bedroom farmhouse for £5 a ticket.

David and Christine Jones, who live in Grimsthorpe near Bourne, spent 15 months transforming the property in North Wales ready for their retirement.

But due to the Covid-19 pandemic they decided to return to Lincolnshire to take care of family members.

The front of the farmhouse Cefn Isa which is being raffled
The front of the farmhouse Cefn Isa which is being raffled

In order to sell ‘Cefn Isa Farmhouse’ for the full market value of £485,000, they hit upon selling £5 tickets for someone to win it.

Christine, a carehome worker, said: “We couldn’t believe our luck when we found Cefn Isa Farmhouse, and immediately fell in love with the beautiful and unique surroundings. We could see how it must have been at its best.

“None of us thought we would be living in anything like the current situation and because of it we have made the difficult decision to return to the Lincolnshire area where most of our family live, so we can be closer and support them better.”

The kitchen
The kitchen

David, a military veteran, added: “We chose to sell the farmhouse through a competition because everybody wins. We’re able to get the full market value for our home, The Children’s Society gets money they need to help, and someone is going to get a wonderful home for free.”

Money raised will pay for their property, conveyancing, stamp duty and a £10,000 prize for the person generating the most ticket sales, with the rest going to The Children’s Society. So far 35,000 of 130,000 tickets have sold.

The raffle, to be drawn on June 22, is being managed by Katherine Jablonowska and Ryan Mclean, who ran a similar competition last year to sell their cottage, CwellynDream. It raised £65,000 for The Children’s Society.

In response to their effort, Joe Jenkins, director of engagement at The Children’s Society, said they were “bowled over” by the support.

To find out more about the farmhouse raffle and its rules, visit www.cwellyndream.com

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