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​Family Are Selling Their £400k Tuscan Villa For £25 A Ticket

​Family Are Selling Their £400k Tuscan Villa For £25 A Ticket

If 2020 has got you dreaming of sun-splashed escapes, that dream could become a long-term reality, because a family is raffling off their Tuscan villa for just £25 per ticket.

Raffled by Jon and Annmarie Nurse from Dorset, the stunning Tuscan stone villa is nestled in the heart of Northern Tuscany, and boasts four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a swimming pool and substantial landscaped gardens.

Located in the unspoilt and tranquil area north of Lucca, the fully-furnished £400,000 detached property is ideally located for anyone wanting peace and quiet.

The property is surrounded by pretty hilltop villages, rolling hills and mountains.
The property is surrounded by pretty hilltop villages, rolling hills and mountains.
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Only 20,000 paid-for tickets will be sold, meaning purchasers have a higher chance of winning.

What's more, £50,000 of the funds raised will be donated to The Children's Society, a national charity supporting vulnerable children in England and Wales.

Jon and Annmarie spent an incredible eight years renovating the villa - and we can tell it's been a real labour of love.

Beautifully light, airy and spacious, the house boasts two dining areas including a beautiful 'courtyard' and one in the main garden.

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We can see ourselves sipping on an Aperol spritz here!
We can see ourselves sipping on an Aperol spritz here!

There's also a very inviting private 9.5m x 4m swimming pool. Dreamy!

Garfagnana - where the property is located - is surrounded by pretty hilltop villages to visit, National Parks, rolling hills and mountains.

From the Garfagnana valley it takes around one hour to reach Lucca by car or train and about 20 minutes more to the airport in Pisa, while Florence is approximately a two-hour drive away.

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Completely furnished, the Tuscan retreat is ready for the lucky winner to move right into it, or let it out to holidaymakers.

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The owners spent eight years renovating the property
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In addition, all transfer taxes and legal fees will be covered, along with two paid-for flights to Italy from anywhere in Europe so contracts can be signed.

Two nights in a hotel and car hire will also be included.

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Keen to enter? Here's how it works.

Ticket buyers will get a unique, personalised URL link that can be shared to encourage others to enter the draw.

The villa comes fully furnished and is ready to move into or let out to holidaymakers
The villa comes fully furnished and is ready to move into or let out to holidaymakers

When this link is shared on social media and via email to their contacts, whoever's URL gets the most entries will also win a £10,000 cash prize or £5,000 cash prize if there are tied winners.

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If the number of entries sold is less than 20,000, the couple will not award the URL prize.

Promoter Jon Nurse said: "This could be a truly life-changing opportunity to have your very own Tuscan retreat with a beautiful private pool - and it's yours to do what you want with it.

"You can live it in and enjoy it - imagine sitting in a nearby piazza sipping an Aperol and sampling the amazing food you get in the traditional restaurants. Alternatively, you could rent this home out as a holiday home, or even sell it to give you a great nest egg."

Just look at that pool!
Just look at that pool!

Last day for ticket sales is Friday 29 January 2021. Tickets have just gone on sale here and a computer generated winner will be chosen on Monday 1 February in the presence of a competition and gaming lawyer.

If all the tickets do not get sold, Jon and Annemarie will either award the house, depending on the number of tickets sold, or give the winner a cash prize, with a deduction of 20% for expenses and marketing fees plus a 10% charity donation.

For further information about the raffle use the contact page here.

Topics: Life News, Home, Life, Property, Italy

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.