Most of us would love to live in a mansion, but it’s a little bit outside the usual budget for your average bank account.

Feeling lucky? You could win a massive house if you buy a £2 ticket – and there’s also an option to enter by postcard but it’s a bit more fiddly.

Painter’s Keep in West Sussex is being raffled off, with some of the money going to charity, to support the vital work of St Barnabas House hospice and Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

The website states: “After 20 years in his wonderful home Peter Pearce is offering his stunning four-bedroom house on the exclusive Kingston Gorse estate on the West Sussex coast in a prize draw bid to raise a minimum of £150,000… Peter sadly lost his own father to cancer 12 years ago and St Barnabas cared for him in his final days.  He is now offering the chance to win this dream home for just £2 a ticket.”

Buying a house is costly, but they’re taking care of a lot of it: “Stamp duty up to £91,250 is covered, including second home duty and your legal fees up to a maximum of £1,200.  This would be a huge bill normally and all that worry is taken care of.”

The charities will get 10% of gross sales and there is no limit to the size of the donation.

The organisers say all entries are treated equally, and if the minimum number of paid entries isn’t reached, there will be a cash prize based on 80% of net ticket sales.

Painter’s Keep is worth an impressive £1.25 million, and it’s a detached house on a private estate near Goring-by-Sea in West Sussex. The estate, called Kingston Gorse, is known locally as millionaires row.

Built in 1925, it started life as the estate’s water tower before being converted into a dwelling 30 years later, and Peter spent years restoring it.

You can enter at

Feeling lucky?

Images Courtesy of Dream Home Prize Draw