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Watch: This R93 million mansion outside London is up for grabs in a raffle — one ticket costs about R245

Business Insider SA
 Aug 12, 2018, 06:19 PM
  • A 696 square metre mansion north of London is on the market via a raffle.
  • One ticket for the R93 million house costs a meagre R245.
  • The house boasts six-bedrooms and bathrooms, has a cinema, gym and wine cellar.

A Georgian mansion is up for grabs for the price of a good meal. Dancers Hill House in North London is a mansion worth a staggering R93 million but could be won for a little over R245.
Dancers Hill House in North London. (Screenshot)
The owners of the property put it up for sale via a raffle, for which a single ticket sells for about R245 – as long as you can answer a question about its history, to turn it into legitimate contest involving skill. (Helpfully, though, the website will not sell you a ticket until you get the contest answer right.) The property owners went with this unorthodox idea in the hope that a potential buyer will be lured in by the bonus of not having to pay extortionate stamp duty.
Dancers Hill House's state of the art kitchen. (Screenshot)
Dancers Hill House specs:
  • 696 square metres.
  • Six bedrooms and bathrooms.
  • State of the art kitchen.
  • Wine cellar.
  • Gym.
  • Home cinema.
  • 1.6 hectares of land.
  • A lake with more than 2,000 fish.

The building is listed as grade II meaning that it's regarded by the UK government as house of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve it.

The front entrance to Dancers Hill House in North London. (Screenshot)

Interesting facts about the house are that it was featured in the 1999 film adaptation of the popular novel, Great Expectations and was requisitioned by the army during the second World War.

You can enter the competition, which is open to non-UK residents, via credit card.

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