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This €5.8 million mansion is being raffled off for €15

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 09/08/2018 Hannah Moran
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If you’ve dreamed of owning a massive house in one of the most sought-after locations in London but don’t have the millions to afford it, we’ve got some news…

The owners of a stunning six-bed estate called Dancers Hill House in Hertfordshire in North London are selling their home, which is worth over €5.8 million.

Instead of going through the motions of getting some millionaires in to view it, the couple are doing things a little differently…

Nigel and Melanie Walsh are selling off their fabulous 18th century mansion, by organising what could be the most generous raffle ever.

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The couple have decided to raffle off their home, with tickets priced at just £13.50 (€15).

Yes, you did read that right, for a €15 ticket, you could win a ginormous mansion that has its own cinema.

The sprawling mansion is situated on over 7,500 square foot of land, and as well as the cinema, it has a gym, two lounges, a wine room, four acres of grounds, and a lake, which is home to over 2,000 fish.

The house has previously been featured on the BBC show ChuckleVision, and it’s also where the 1999 adaptation of Great Expectation was filmed.

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The couple hope to sell a whopping 600,000 raffle tickets between now and December, which will ensure they’ll get their money’s worth from selling the house.

Doing the raffle instead of selling the house by ordinary means will also ensure whoever gets the house didn’t have to fork out millions for it, and that’s pretty incredible.

The couple, who have been married for over 40 years, bought the house in 1992, and took on the enormous task of renovating the property before moving in with their three children.

Speaking about the decision to raffle their home, Melanie said: ‘I just got the feeling the house needed a new family, a new chapter. It has had a fantastic life.’

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She told Metro: ‘The people who are buying tickets and entering, I hope and I really mean this sincerely, that they are looking forward to winning Dancers Hill House.’

‘I would like to see it go to a family who are going to cherish it and have as much fun as we have, and I hope we succeed.’

So how can you get involved?

Entrants need to pay the £13.50 (€15) fee, and answer a very particular question to be entered into the raffle.

The draw will be done at random, with the closing date for the competition set for December 16th, or earlier if the tickets are sold.

For more information and to enter, click here.

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