Family wins seven bed £2.5m Cotswold mansion for £25 in house raffle

Family wins seven bed £2.5m Cotswold mansion for £25 in house raffle

A father-of-two can now count himself part of the exclusive ‘Chipping Norton set’ after he won a luxury Cotswolds mansion worth £2.5m when he entered a charity prize draw for just £25.

IT consultant Darren Wordon, who lives in a three bedroom detached home with his family in Bath, saw the raffle advertised on television to help raise funds for the Prince’s Trust charity.

The 49-year-old purchased the £25 ticket but never expected to scoop the jackpot prize which has landed him a seven bedroom property in the Cotswolds idyll with 2.3 acres of land.

The market town is famous for being home to raft of celebrities who divide their time between London and the countryside, including presenter Jeremy Clarkson, the Beckhams, Amanda Holden, and former Prime Minister David Cameron. It is also home to Soho Farmhouse, the country branch of the Soho House club chain.

Mr Wordon and his wife Mandy, 48, and two children Maddison, 20 and Matthew, 17, who moved to the UK five years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa, are currently living in a three-bedroom detached house in Bath.

Their new dream home also has a two-bedroom detached cottage on the grounds, and it boasts an open-plan kitchen, a beautiful wood burner in the living room and a study overlooking the countryside. Darren Wordon, 49, won the big prize after purchasing a £25 bundle advertised on TV raising funds for the Prince’s Trust The beautiful home, worth £2.5m comes with seven bedrooms bedrooms and includes a two bedroom detached cottage The property boasts a beautiful open plan setting, with a kitchen complete with a breakfast bar and an adjoining dining room The living room is open and light but also features a stunning fire place and wood burner, perfect for the cosy evenings in

Mr Wordon said the prize is ‘life changing’ and that ‘this kind of thing just doesn’t happen to people like us.’

‘I saw the advert on TV and hearing more about the incredible work The Prince’s Trust does for young people, I was inspired to enter the draw,’ he said.

‘Having two children myself, ensuring young people have the support and opportunities to thrive means a lot to me.

‘The house looked incredible but I never thought I’d win in a million years, this kind of thing just doesn’t happen to people like us.

‘Having seen how beautiful the house is, we have no idea if we’ll move in or sell it, it’s a brilliant dilemma to have.

‘Either way it’s a life-changing prize.’ The furnishings in the kitchen are light and compliment the wide open windows giving the property a natural and light feel There is also a study which features large windows, perfect for looking over the incredible Cotswold countryside The kitchen is light, open and airy and has patio doors which open up onto the 2.3 acres of land which comes with the home The wood burning fire is the main focus of this room, featuring beautiful brickwork and light and fresh painted walls The wood burner makes a […]

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