One lucky person is guaranteed to win a picturesque farmhouse near Harrogate - along with £100,000 in cash - combining for a Grand Prize value worth over £2,000,000 - as part of a new campaign raising vital funds for Blood Cancer UK.
The winner of the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Yorkshire, will get the keys to a beautifully renovated, 17th century, hillside farmhouse located close to the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The charming period stone farmhouse also comes with a guest cottage, meaning the property has 4-bedrooms in total. It comes mortgage free - with all stamp duty and legal fees covered. The winner is also given £100,000 in cash - and can decide to either live in the house, rent it out or sell it.
If the winner decides to rent it out, local estate agents estimate that the property could achieve an annual rental value of almost £50,000.
The tranquil countryside setting provides breathtaking views across the neighbouring valley and is surrounded by approximately five acres of manicured grounds and gardens.
The main house has been renovated and finished in a tasteful, contemporary style, whilst still maintaining its historical character. The result is a harmonious blend of original period features, flawlessly combined with modern luxuries and conveniences.
The property offers well-balanced living spaces providing both practicality and comfort for everyday living, with rooms bathed in natural light and featuring original beams, timber floors and other architectural details encompassing the original stone work; as well as offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
The winner can enjoy preparing meals for family and friends in the beautiful kitchen and dining space, complete with Aga cooker - which leads into a spacious garden room that allows an abundance of natural light to pour in during the day, and has a contemporary wood burning stove to snuggle up in front of on long winter nights.
The ground floor also has a cosy sitting room with a traditional fireplace that provides another perfect place for a family to relax and unwind in. There is ample space for hosting with a dedicated breakfast and dining room, reception hall, and a utility room with miele appliances.
Upstairs has a main bedroom boasting an ensuite bathroom and a dressing room - as well as two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.
The outbuildings consist of a former granary that has been converted into a delightful two storey, one-bedroomed guest cottage complete with dining area and bathrooms. The adjoining garage has been extended into the loft space to provide a workshop and home office.
The property is also a haven for gardening enthusiasts. A raised terrace has steps leading down to the south facing mature gardens that are bordered by manicured hedges and layer beds. These give way to a yew parterre with gravel path leading to the lower lawn which extends around the perimeter of the gardens, connecting opposing paddocks and framing either side of the property, creating a natural sense of privacy.
Just below the garages is another terraced garden with raised beds and a glazed potting shed offering an ideal space for those of a green fingered persuasion.
The Victorian spa town of Harrogate is only 7 miles away and provides an excellent range of shops, schools, theatres, restaurants (including the famous Bettys Tea Room), pubs, bars, cinemas and essential services, including railway links to Leeds and York, both providing frequent services to London Kings Cross and Edinburgh. Equally accessible is the pretty town of Ilkley (14 miles) which also offers a superb range of shops, eateries and services.
The winner will have plenty of stunning walking options available from their doorstep, including along the River Nidd. The property is close to the popular Nidderdale villages of Hampsthwaite (about two and a half miles) and Birtswith (about one and a half miles). The nearby villages provide local artisan shops, cafes, pubs, a doctor surgery in Birtswith and primary school in Hampsthwaite.
As well as making its Grand Prize winner a multi-millionaire - the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Yorkshire - will support Blood Cancer UK. This is the second time the charity has teamed up with the Omaze. The first partnership, in 2022, raised £1,000,000 funding new research projects into saving the lives of children who, because of the nature of their blood cancer, currently have some of the poorest outcomes.
The latest Omaze Million Pound House Draw will build on this, raising crucial funds to further develop research into hard to treat blood cancers and investigating treatment types that could be more effective and potentially less harmful treatment particularly for younger people.
Omaze has guaranteed a minimum donation of £100,000 and has a target of at least £1,000,000.
The draw is backed by Olivier Award winning actress and Blood Cancer UK supporter, Celia Imrie, who has been involved with the charity since appearing in the film Calendar Girls as Celia - alongside Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Penelope Wilton, and Dame Julie Waters – 20 years ago this September.
The film tells the story about a group of friends from the Women’s Institute inspired to shoot their own Pirelli style nude calendar to raise funds for Blood Cancer UK - after one of them, Angela Baker, tragically lost her husband John to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in July 1998.
Celia was reunited with original Calendar Girls Tricia Stewart and Lynda Logan, as well as Lynda's husband Terry, the famous calendar’s photographer - to mark the launch of Blood Cancer UK’s latest partnership with Omaze.
Celia said: “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since Calendar Girls was released. Getting to know the original girls was such a privilege, what they’ve achieved is truly inspirational, I’ve supported Blood Cancer UK ever since I first met them.
“This second partnership with Omaze is wonderful – the previous draw raised huge awareness and an incredible £1,000,000 for the charity, we’re all hoping this house will do just as well, it’s supporting such an important charity. Blood Cancer UK’s research plays a pivotal role in the battle to beat blood cancer and everyone who enters the draw is helping to support this incredibly worthwhile cause.”
Original Calendar Girls Tricia and Lynda are delighted the latest Omaze house is in their native Yorkshire – with Lynda joking that "It’s only 10 minutes away from where I live so I'll be popping round for a cup of sugar."
James Oakes, Chief International Officer at Omaze, said: “We’re very proud to be partnering with Blood Cancer UK again for our latest house draw in Yorkshire. By offering this beautiful property, along with £100,000 in cash, we’re giving people the chance to live mortgage and rent free for the rest of their life - as well as raising money for charities whilst introducing them to brand new audiences.
“We’re incredibly proud that the Omaze community has already raised £13,250,000 for good causes across the UK.”
In addition to winning the Grand Prize house - people who enter by midnight on Sunday 9th July will be in with the chance to win a brand-new Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, worth over £100,000. The all electric German speed machine produces a whopping 563BHP which propels the car to 0-62mph in just 4.1secs and a top speed of 149mph - while still providing a range of 278 miles.
Draw entries for the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Yorkshire are available now at www.omaze.co.uk. The draw closes on 30th July 2023 for online entries and 1st August 2023 for postal entries.
Entries for the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Cotswolds are also available now at www.omaze.co.uk. The draw closes on Sunday 25th June 2023 for online entries and Tuesday 27th June 2023 for postal entries
For full terms and conditions, see www.omaze.co.uk. No purchase necessary to enter. Over 18s and UK residents only.