NHS nurse wins incredible £3million mansion in the Lake District in a £20 prize draw – boasting a cinema room, sauna and a state-of-the-art gym

NHS nurse wins incredible £3million mansion in the Lake District in a £20 prize draw – boasting a cinema room, sauna and a state-of-the-art gym

An NHS nurse has won an incredible Lake District mansion worth £3 million in a prize draw – after buying a ticket for £20.

Catherine Carwardine, 59, originally from Wolverhampton, has worked as a nurse for 40 years, and now works in an IT role for the NHS.

She and husband Chris, 59, have been living in a five-bedroom home in Telford with their daughter Charlotte, 19, and 18-year-old Mya – where they have been fostering children for the past five years. The couple also share Gareth, 35, Jessica, 31 and 21-year-old Joshua.

Catherine purchased the winning ticket in the Omaze Million Pound House Draw on Valentine’s Day for £20, using a promotional code to score 120 entries.

The incredible home comes fully-furnished and boasts a terrace with breath-taking views of the lake itself, cosy log fires, a cinema room, sauna, steam room, state-of-the-art gym, staggered gardens and a workshop. The beautiful Lake District property is worth £3million and includes a gym, cinema room, sauna, steam room, as well as stunning viewers over the lake

The property is located just over a mile from Windermere station, so Catherine and the family will not be short of activities to entertain them in the area.

All stamp duty and legal fees are covered, Catherine will also be given £20,000 cash and is free to either live in the house, rent it out or sell it.

Estate agents estimate that the average rental income for holiday and long-term letting of the property is between £6,000 and £8,000 per week, rising to £12,000 during the high season.

The lucky winners found out they’d scooped the main prize whilst they were on holiday in Italy, after a team from Omaze paid a surprise visit to their front door, only to be greeted by daughter Charlotte and Mya. Features in the stunning £3 million property include a beautiful sauna, which is perfect for guests to recline in after a long day walking in the Lake District All of the rooms in the property come with breath-taking views over the countryside, while one of the bedrooms is located in the apex of the house. The NHS worker was convinced her children were playing an April’s Fool joke when they phoned to tell her she had won the incredible home, which comes fully furnished. The house’s dining room has a stunning view from a wall of windows out onto a terrace and beyond, onto the mountains.

The team had to video call Catherine and Chris, who initially thought it was an elaborate hoax, as it happened to be April 1.

Catherine said: ‘At first, we didn’t believe it as it was April’s Fools’ Day.

‘We thought the kids were playing a prank on us, but then we realised we actually had won and were totally gobsmacked.

‘We didn’t know how to celebrate as we were both in shock, I don’t think either of us slept a wink that night!

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