All yours for a fiver! £485,000 three-bed farmhouse on edge of Snowdonia is being raffled off after couple transformed it into luxury home
A £485,000 three-bed farmhouse on the edge of Snowdonia is being raffled off for just £5 a ticket after the owners transformed it into a luxury home.
David and Christine Jones renovated a 200-year-old farmhouse over the course of 15 months to transform it into a stunning country home.
The couple are now offering the chance for a lucky winning ticket holder to get the keys to the property.
The couple bought the home in Rhoslan in Gwynedd, North Wales, for £200,000 in 2019.
They dreamed of spending their retirement there – but lockdown led to the tough decision to move closer to family 200 miles away in Lincolnshire.
David and Christine Jones are raffling off their converted, £485,000 country home just £5 after buying it for £200,000 as a rundown farmhouse in North Wales in 2019
The couple spent 15 months breathing new life into the farmhouse, which dates back to around 1811 and sits near to the picturesque Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park
It boasts stunning wooden ceiling beams and an original log burning fireplace, which were all kept in place during the refurb
Care home worker Mrs Jones, 63, said: ‘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 its 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.’
The home dates back to 1811 and sits near to the picturesque Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia National Park.
It boasts stunning wooden ceiling beams and an original log burning fireplace in the newly renovated lounge and kitchen.
When the couple bought the farmhouse in 2019, paint was peeling from the mould-covered ceiling. Now it boasts a bespoke kitchen, complete with vaulted ceilings and stylish skylights, allowing the light to flood in from the North Wales countryside
Tired, outdated carpeting on the stairs has been torn up and replaced to give the 19th century a farmhouse a modern look
Previously outdated cupboard doors and the kitchen worktop have been replaced, while original wooden beams still feature
New tiling has been put in place in the kitchen, which looks a lot more comfortable and homely compared to the peeling mess the couple bought two years ago
Three bedrooms are found upstairs – including two with south-facing windows with ocean views. Care home worker Christine, Jones, 63, said the couple ‘immediately fell in love with the ‘beautiful and unique surroundings’ of the property
The property in Rhonda needed a new roof to be added, but after extensive work to make the building into a country home, the owners are raffling it off – with all proceeds set to go to The Children’s Society
Just two years after buying their dream home, Christine (left) and David (right) Jones are selling up to move closer to family in Lincolnshire – but rather than go through an estate agents, they’re raffling off the home
The Jones’ spent 15 months renovating the rundown farmhouse, which is more than 200-years-old, but are now raffling it off. Pictured: The living room during renovation works
David and Christine Jones gutted the property, giving it a brand new look over the course of 15 months after buying it in 2019
The property’s flooring had to be taken up entirely during the 15 months of renovation works in order to turn it into a luxurious, three bedroom home
The bespoke kitchen also has vaulted ceilings with stylish skylights which allow the light to flood in.
Three bedrooms are found upstairs – including two with south-facing windows with ocean views.
The couple are selling their home in a raffle to raise money for The Children’s Society.
Military veteran Mr Jones, 65, said: ‘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’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.
As well as space for eating in the kitchen, the comfortable home also has a dining room with space for entertaining guests
The couple hope to sell around 130,000 raffle tickets at a cost of £5 each, in order to cover the cost of their house, along with admin fees and legal costs, while also raising money for charity
Upstairs the property has a master bedroom and two other bedrooms, with original wooden beams still featuring inside
Military veteran David, 65, said: ‘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.’ Pictured: The country home’s dining room
Even upstairs, original features from the 210-year-old building are still visible. The incredible home could be yours for just £5
Set in the heart of the North Wales countryside, the house offers three bedrooms, a large living room, bespoke kitchen, a dining room and an outbuilding – with plenty of space outdoors too
The move comes after neighbours Ryan Mclean and Katherine Jablonowska raffled off their stunning home last year. They then set up their own raffle management company, called CwellynDream Raffle Management to help others do the same. Pictured: The home’s large garden, complete with footpath and seating area
Outside there is plenty of space for sitting down and enjoying the Welsh countryside, with a fire pit available for cold nights
Mrs Jones said: ‘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’
‘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.’
The move comes after neighbours Ryan Mclean and Katherine Jablonowska raffled off their stunning home last year.
They then set up their own raffle management company to help others do the same – and its called CwellynDream Raffle Management.
The Jones’ hope to reach their target of selling 130,000 tickets to cover administration and legal expenses.