Man raffling off his ‘stunning’ £335k Derbyshire home for just £2 a ticket

Fed up with struggling to sell his £335k property during the pandemic, a Derbyshire man has decided to raffle it off for just £2 a ticket- a move that could change someone’s life.

By Sophie Wills
Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 5:00 pm

The lucky winner will snap up the ‘amazing opportunity’ of owning a four bedroomed house in Clowne completely mortage-free for less than the price of a bacon butty.

The ‘stunning’ detached property has been newly-renovated by owner Paul Nicholson, who has been struggling to sell the house as estates agents closed their doors due to the coronavirus crisis.

It boasts a brand new kitchen, new family bathroom and two new en-suites as well as under-floor heating, driveway, garage and garden.

Paul Nicholson is raffling off his beautiful four bedroomed home in Derbyshire for just £2 a ticket. Pictures by Chris Etchells.

It is also well situated for local shops, schools and the M1.

"You probably couldn’t buy a decent coffee for £2, but you could buy a £335,000 house,” said Paul, who has spent the last 14 years renovating properties in France before returning to his native Clowne.

"I decided to put the house on the market just before Christmas last year and it was valued at £335,000.

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The kitchen and dining area. Picture: Chris Etchells

“I was told I’d have no interest before January, then a buyer pulled out, then I was told the house wouldn’t sell due to Brexit.

"After all this, Covid reared its head and all estate agents were shut.

"I knew I had to try and do something and heard that a house in Wakefield had sold via raffle earlier this year.

"It could change someone’s life. A young person would need to find a £60,000 deposit to buy this house, but it could be theirs for £2.

The living room. Picture: Chris Etchells

"It would be really nice if someone in need won, but the raffle is open to everyone and you can buy as many tickets as you want.”

The house is about to go live on raffal.com where hopefuls can purchase as many tickets as they want for £2 each.

To view the house including a virtual tour and to buy tickets, click here: www.raffall.com/prizehomederbyshire

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The open plan kitchen looks out onto the garden. Picture: Chris Etchells

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Paul Nicholson from Clowne is raffling his home instead of selling it with tickets starting at £2. Picture: Chris Etchells
Paul Nicholson from Clowne is raffling his home instead of selling it with tickets starting at £2. Picture: Chris Etchells