Inside luxury farmhouse next to popular national park being raffled off for just £5
A luxury farmhouse on the edge of one of Britain’s most popular national parks is being raffled off for £5 a ticket.
Cefn Isa Farmhouse was bought by its current owners back in 2019 for £200,000 – but is now worth £485,000.
The three-bedroom property, located two miles from Criccieth, near Snowdonia National Park, has undergone significant renovations.
And it is now being sold for just £5 by a couple from Lincolnshire, reports NorthWales Live.
The move comes after another house in the area was sold the same way by Ryan McLean and Katherine Jablonowska only last year.
The pair have since set up a consultancy business called Cwellyn Dream Raffle Management and are now overseeing the sale of Cefn Isa, which stands next to their old home.
The competition ends on June 8, though this could be sooner if the target of 130,000 tickets is reached before that date.
Owners David and Christine Jones spent more than 15 months transforming the property into a retirement home in a community they have grown to love.
Christine, a care home worker, said: “Wales is such a special place for us. David’s mother and father were born in South Wales and I went to school in Bala in the 1970s.
“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 it’s 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.”
Mr and Mrs Jones have chosen to raise money for The Children’s Society during the competition.
David, a military veteran, said: “We’ve supported The Children’s Society for a long time, and we thought what better way to help during the pandemic than raising money for the most vulnerable children.
“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.”
“We sincerely hope that whoever wins, chooses to live here and enjoy it for how unique it is, and appreciate all the work that has been put into bringing it back to life.”
Joe Jenkins, director of engagement at The Children’s Society, said: “We are bowled over by the generosity of Katherine, Ryan and everyone who entered the competition.”
“Every penny raised helps us in our mission to change the lives of some of the country’s most vulnerable children and young people.”