One lucky winner can scoop this £1m Somerset home in a prize competition, with tickets costing just £10 a pop.

Roselands, in Pill, near Bristol, belongs to British hat-maker Tricia Hamilton, who’s lived in the renovated four-bedroom UK property for more than 20 years. It was built in 1829 and sits on a half-acre plot of land with vegetable gardens and fruit trees.

Win this £1m Somerset cottage

Hamilton is taking the unorthodox approach to selling her 8,250 sq ft home after failing to find a conventional buyer, and knocking £300,000 off the original asking price. ‘The house has been up for sale for a year but we just haven’t found the right buyer,’ she told the Bristol Post.

The historic house unfurls across 17-rooms, and comes with several outhouses. Hamilton has invested in restoring its historic fixtures, including repairing lime-mortar walls and unbricking windows blocked up to avert the 19th century window tax.

Win this £1m Somerset cottage
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She added: ’It’s very unique, which works well for such an unconventional sale. ‘It’s not a typical four-bedroom and I’d describe it as a ‘Tardis,’ as it’s much more spacious than it first appears.’

The competition is set to launch at 4.30pm GMT on Thursday 15 February and, in compliance with regulations set by the Gambling Commission, entrants will be asked to answer a question that uses ‘skill, observation and judgement’.

The winner of the home will have stamp duty and fees paid for them, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to two charities, including a homeless youth organisation.

[Via Travel + Leisure, Country Living]

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