A luxurious barn conversion in North Yorkshire worth £1.5m is up for raffle – and you could become the owner for as little as a fiver.
The five-bedroom property, located in the town of Holmfirth, is surrounded by three acres of land and is newly renovated.
The property has been renovated by builder Marc Bryden, alongside his uncle and business partner Karl.
The conversion, named Daisy Lee Grange, also has a double garage, stable block and horse riding arena.
Marc, who has owned a driveway business with Karly for the past six years, said he wanted a new challenge, Yorkshire Live reports.
The 32-year-old said: “I was working outside in all hours just trying to make a living for myself, but I thought there must be something else besides working outside in all weather.”
Marc decided to enroll on a three-day property investment course, which is how he came across the 17th century barn.
“It’s been blood, sweat and tears and I’ve really put my all into it, but I thought that if I can hand it to someone and it be their dream home, then I’d love to do that,” Marc said.
“It would be someone who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a home like that.”
It took Marc and Karl, 54, around a year to do the property up, which Marc said was “literally nothing” when they bought it.
He said: “We took three walls of it down and then we built it back up, I did most of the work myself and ended up sleeping there with a carpet for my pillow.
“I really put everything in to it, it’s been a labour of love. But we’re not looking to make a massive profit, if we can just pay everything off and someone can get a nice house that’s all we want.”
Marc and Karl are set to make around £1.5m from the raffle ticket sales – as there are 300,000 £5 tickets available.
They will also give £50,000 to Holmfirth Hospice and Mind.
“It’s the first time we’ve done anything like this, it’s quite challenging and it’s put me through quite a lot of pressure – I wasn’t close to having a breakdown or anything, but I can understand why people have struggled with mental illnesses so that’s why I chose Mind,” Marc said.
He was keen to give some money to Holmfirth Hospice too as one of his relatives has sadly been diagnosed with leukemia so it was a charity that is close to his heart.
After the charity donations, there is a 10 per cent cut taken from the organisers of the raffle and then Marc and Karl will be paying all the stamp duty and other house fees, so that the winner can avoid all these and get their house for just £5 – with no hidden extras.
Marc said: “It’s quite a high value property, so I first looked at trying to get a bit of a holiday let for it as it’s got stables and a manège [horse riding arena] and it has views over Holmfirth so it’s quite a nice picturesque place.
“But we just thought we’d try this first so that someone gets a nice property for a fiver.”
You can enter the raffle to win this amazing property for just five pounds.