If you’d like to move into more regal surroundings this Christmas, and help a range charities (all for the price of a pizza) then this competition ticks all the boxes.
Orchardton Castle, located in Dumfries and Galloway, is up for grabs for one lucky winner thanks to the current owner’s decision to run a prize draw in aid of charities.
The history of the castle is described as: “Completed by William Douglas Robinson in the 1880’s, on the site of a mansion dating from around 1761, Orchardton was built in ‘Scottish Baronial’ style.
The building has seen life as a hotel, a school and a hospital for wounded soldiers.”
With 45 bedrooms – which include three fully contained flats – impressive hallways, original features, grounds that span five acres and access to a private beach, Orchardton Castle is an impressive abode.
Entries for the draw are £5, with chosen charities, Rainbow Trust and Mossburn Community Farm, benefiting from 100,000 ticket sales.
If the ticket target of 550,000 is reached, then the charities will get at least £250,000.
Anyone interested in the draw can find out more information (and enter) here.
Entry forms also include nominations for other local charities that could benefit from the ticket sales.
The current owner has said: “The competition is a great way to make money for important causes and I only need enough to have somewhere for my family to live.”