Couple selling £3 raffle tickets to flog their two luxury homes worth £700k

Martin and Sue Stephenson are hoping to raise enough to buy another home and give £100,000 to charity

A couple are selling £3 raffle tickets for a chance to win their two luxury homes worth £700,000 – which comes with a sauna, hot tub and a GRAND PIANO.

Martin and Sue Stephenson are hoping to sell more than 330,000 tickets to raise enough to buy another home and give £100,000 to charity.

They bought the 150-year-old former chapel in southern Snowdonia in 2004 and spent almost two decades lovingly converting it into their dream home.

They split the sprawling property into two luxury houses and lived in one while renting out the other as a holiday property.

But they have decided to sell up to be closer to their ageing parents in Yorkshire.

Martin’s father Ronald, 88, is also battling Alzheimer’s disease and his mum, Maureen, also 88, is struggling to look after him on her own.

Retired building surveyor Martin hopes to raise enough money to sell the houses and raise £100,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Martin, 57, said: “My dad was diagnosed with dementia about two years ago and my mum is his main carer.

“They’re both 88 and while mum is coping well at the moment, she’s not indestructible.

“We can see the writing on the wall and that’s why we need to move closer to Sheffield, where they live, to give them the support they need.”

The couple hit on the idea of giving someone the chance to win the historic property, rather than simply putting it on the market in the usual way, after witnessing other successful prize draws.

Sue, 53, a former marketing consultant, said: “A few of years ago we put together a bucket list that included raising a large amount of money for charity.

“Hopefully, the prize draw will help us tick that box, as well as creating a life-changing opportunity for someone, so it really is a win-win situation.”

The property comprises two homes within the same chapel conversion – Capel Jerusalem and Jerusalem Vestry.

They have a total of seven en-suite rooms and the prize even comes with all furniture and contents, including a sauna, hot tub and grand piano.

The couple, originally from Yorkshire, say that by renting out both houses an annual income of £100,000 is possible.

They need to sell 330,000 tickets to make the plan viable, which they are confident they can achieve, resulting in a donation of at least £100,000 to Alzheimer’s Society.

To enter the prize draw which ends on December 11, visit winadreamproperty.co.uk.

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