How to Buy a Mansion for £2 - 27/04/17

A Lancashire man is raffling off his six-bedroom, Grade II-listed mansion, with tickets selling for just £2.

37-year-old Dunstan Low bought Melling Manor in Mellor for £435,000 in 2011 and spent a year renovating it, but is now struggling to sell the gigantic property. After two years on the market, Dunstan has decided that, rather than give up on the place, he will sell £500,000-worth of raffle tickets and give the picturesque pile to the holder of one fortuitous slip.

The lucky winner will be able to kick back in the cinema room, cook up a storm in the brand new, state-of-the-art family kitchen and park up to six cars in the house’s spacious garages. However, they might not be able to add all the finishing touches they would like, due to the Grade II listing. “Because it’s Grade-II listed they can’t build conservatories and things like that so there are barriers. I think it’s a bit of a deterrent. That’s what’s led us to be in this sticky situation,” Dunstan told the Manchester Evening News.

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Dunstan has sold just shy of 200,000 tickets so far, and has gained attention around the world. If the full £500,000 is raised, it will pay for legal costs and stamp duty, and will donate £25,000 to a local hospice as a mark of gratitude.