Not the kind of house we tend to feature, but after the popularity of the Huf Haus raffle I thought I would flag up Burton Hall in Burton, Cheshire, which is also being sold via a raffle, with tickets at just £5.
This is very much a period property, but perhaps not as ‘period’ as you might think at first glance. However, the basis of the place does go back some centuries.
It is said to have been built in 1568 as a private resident for the wealthy landowner John Werden. It stayed in that family until the late 18th century before falling into local farming ownership and eventually decline in the 20th century.
The property returned to private ownership in 2006 and underwent a considerable restoration, transforming into ‘an Elizabethan structure to survive future centuries’ according to the publicity.
if you like a period property, this should appeal. While much of the inside is a modern take on a country house, the structure itself remains rather grand and the internal finish is obviously as premium one. Plenty of land and outbuildings too. In fact, let’s look at what you do win.
Well, the house obviously, along with 50,000 cash, which might help with the running costs of the place. Standard stamp duty is also included.
That house is described as an Elizabethan hall with Victorian cottage, complete with bespoke furniture and fittings, five large bedrooms, two fireplaces for open fires, an oak library and study area, three living rooms, walk in pantry, laundry and utility room, two formal dining rooms, service from the kitchen by a pulley system Dumb Waiter, a music room with full size Schiedmayer grand piano and a downstairs cloakroom. So a lot of space.
There’s also a private walled garden to the Victorian cottage, Elizabethan gardens with formal parterre, a rose garden with bespoke gazebo and obelisks, stables with space for two stalls and tack room, tractor-mower and log store, outdoor kennels, a large pond teeming with wildlife and a small boat for fishing.
The images perhaps give the best impression of just what you get, not least when it comes to the amazing outside space of this one.
Note that if the target is not met, the prize will be substituted with a cash prize equal to the total of the fees received less transaction fees and the ‘promoter’s reasonable administrative costs’. Check the terms and conditions for more on that.
Hopefully it doesn’t come to that and someone actually wins this as their next home. Already the server has crashed due to demand, so there’s obviously no shortage if interest in a move to Cheshire.
Due to issues entering, you can register your name at the site for the house raffle to be informed if when the competition will be back online, which sounds like it will be very soon. Tickets are £5 each when it does go back live.
More background in this article in the or if you want to access the Burton Hall website and competition page, you will .
Thanks to John for the tip off!