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Get your hands on a beautiful 9-bed French chateau for just a tenner


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With property prices in the UK reaching extraordinary new heights, there is an opportunity for one lucky person to walk away with a breath-taking nine-bedroom chateau valued at €1.4 million for just £10 (€11), thanks to an online raffle. 

Image coutesy of Chateau de Cautine

British philanthropist Ruth Phillips has organised an online raffle for a €1.4 million euro chateau with the intention that all profits will go towards a project building affordable housing. 5% of sales will also be donated to St Petroc’s Society, a charity for homeless people.

Built back in 1667, the chateau comes with 30 acres of land and a 12-metre swimming pool and described by Phillips as being ‘quintessentially French’. If all of this wasn’t enough, the chateau and its surrounding land is topped off with a separate three-bedroom cottage, two large stone barns and what used to be a former chapel.

The Chateau is located in East Dordogne, with its closest cities being Bordeaux and Toulouse. So, whether you feel like upping sticks and moving to France or selling the property and becoming a millionaire, the competition has an appeal for everyone involved.

Regardless of the abundance of opportunities that come with winning the competition, simply buying a ticket will contribute to a good cause, helping people who genuinely need the assistance.

Ruth Phillips, who grew up in Cornwall, chose to create the raffle because she felt she had a duty to help others. "I am a lifelong believer in using my privilege, skills and experience to benefit those who are in need," she said. 

The raffle also involves a game whereby entrants must pick the correct English translation from some French expressions. The expressions include ‘ca ne casse pas trois pattes a un canard’ with four possible translations to choose from.

Ruth’s business, which aims to build affordable houses, claims to be able to build homes for less than 10% of the average UK home. According to Ruth, "it is impossible nowadays for people to afford a home because of the extremely high prices... Affordable housing is one of my main interests as I feel it is everyone’s right to have a home."

There are 500,00 tickets being sold by Ruth Phillips and if all were to be sold, a total of £5 million pounds will be raised for these great charitable causes.

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