Former Chesterfield man to raffle off his 'fabulous' £795,000 Spanish villa for charity - how you could win it
A former Chesterfield builder and his wife have come up with an innovative way to downsize after revealing they will raffle their ‘fabulous’ Spanish villa for charity.
Stephen and Debra Else are holding a prize draw where one lucky winner will receive the villa, on the Costa Blanca, with profits going to support The Big Issue Foundation.
Builder Stephen helped design and build the house with his son, Martin, with construction beginning in 1999.
Since completion at the start of the new millennium, the family have called the villa home, and say their ‘magical memories’ of it will ‘last a lifetime’.
Martin said: “Dad is soon approaching retirement and mum has already retired from her work in the local care home, so they feel its time for someone else to create their own memories in this wonderful family home.”
Stephen has previously lived in Chesterfield Wirksworth and Nether Heage, and the family spent time in Ambergate.
The family say the four-bedroomed villa is ‘set in a majestic 2.5-acre plot’ with panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
"It is a haven for enjoying the relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle that we love,” Martin said.
The villa also features a garage, swimming pool, with a separate outdoor kitchen and barbeque area along with two ‘expansive’ sun terraces.
It is situated in the village of Aguas de Busot, in Alicante Province, an area renowned for the healing properties of its thermal springs and beautiful scenic views.
"With good schools, friendly people and all the amenities you need, the villa is the ideal spot to raise a family,” Martin added.
The winner of the prize draw for the home, recently valued at £795,000, will receive the property completely free of any taxes, transfer fees and similar.
“At just £5 a ticket, it represents the opportunity of a lifetime to start a new life in a truly spectacular part of the world and help an incredible charity at a time when their work is more necessary than ever,” Martin added.
You can find more information about the draw, and buy a ticket, by visiting www.winmyspanishvilla.co.uk or the Facebook page 'Win My Spanish Villa’.