One lucky person is guaranteed to win a stunning waterfront property in Cornwall worth £4,500,000 - along with £100,000 in cash - as part of a new prize draw raising vital funds for the end of life charity Marie Curie.
The winner of the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Cornwall, will get the keys to a six-bedroom, three storey house overlooking the picturesque Fowey Estuary.
The dream home will be the biggest ever house prize draw to be offered in the UK, and comes mortgage free with all stamp duty and legal fees covered. The winner is also given £100,000 cash to help them settle in - and is free 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 up to £14,000 a week from peak season holiday rentals.
About the property
Situated in one of the most desirable waterfront locations in the country – the house provides spectacular views along the estuary as well as the architecture of nearby Fowey and the surrounding Cornish countryside.
The property, which comes with furnishings included, is an outstanding example of modern architecture, designed by the highly acclaimed West Country architects Harrison Sutton, the incorporation of glass ensures the south west facing estuary views are a key feature throughout the house.
The house is finished to an exceptional standard with a layout that has been meticulously designed to provide elegant, spacious areas that seamlessly flow from room to room. The bright and airy entrance hall welcomes you into the property, with an adjacent home office that provides panoramic estuary views thanks to the floor to ceiling windows on two sides of the room. The lucky winner will find it hard not to be inspired in this uniquely special workplace.
The main sitting room forms the heart of the home and gives incredible views across the estuary through floor to ceiling glass doors that lead onto one of the terraces. The serene space has superb proportions and a double-sided log fire, with a cinema and snug room complete with 85in TV on the other side, that also leads out to a west facing patio.
A state-of-the-art kitchen and breakfast room features a central island and glazed sliding doors on two sides that lead out onto a cantilevered balcony. In addition to the Smallbone units and Sub-Zero appliances, there are two dishwashers, a hot water tap and a Wolf cooker with a Teppanyaki cooker and griddle. A secondary kitchen pantry sits on the other side of the hallway, next to a stylish dining room with ample space for entertaining family and friends.
A striking cantilevered staircase leads up to the first floor, where a large open landing leads to the main bedroom, which has glazed walls on two sides and some of the finest estuary views the property has to offer. In addition to a dressing area, there is a luxury en-suite bathroom with a walk in shower.
A ground floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom is accessed from the sitting room with exceptional estuary views. The bedroom also has access to the balcony in front of the sitting room. A secondary staircase leads from the sitting room to a guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and access to a shared balcony. There are two further bedrooms with en-suite facilities on the first floor, all rooms are finished to an impeccable standard.
The lower ground floor contains a utility room with a back door and playroom area that could be used as a seventh bedroom, again offering views of the estuary. There is a hobby room beside the back door and an area to hang up wetsuits. A further bedroom with en-suite shower room sits beyond this, along with additional storage space.
A yoga studio sits at one end of the garden with yet more breathtaking estuary views thanks to the curved floor to ceiling window. Internally, the finish is to the same exacting standards and has its own bathroom. It also has its own private terrace facing the estuary.
The property is accessed via a private drive through electric gates leading down to a parking area at the front of the house. There are further mature gardens - and at the far end there is a seating area that is perfect for enjoying the inspiring views down the estuary.
To the front of the house, steps lead down to a concrete landing stage that provides direct water access to the property’s own mooring. The west facing garden features a patio and lawn area with steps that lead to a parking space off the road at the top.
Where is the house located?
Fowey is just 200 yards away via ferry or a short drive into a town centre that offers an excellent selection of amenities with a number of shops, banks, boutiques, bars, delicatessens and restaurants. There is also a hospital, doctors and dentists surgeries, as well as primary and secondary schools. Additional amenities are available in St Austell and Bodmin (9 miles and 13 miles respectively). Par (4 miles) provides a train into London Paddington in under 4 hours.
The house is close to an array of Cornwall’s fine sandy beaches. The surrounding area is ideal for a host of outdoor activities including - sailing, surfing, canoeing, water skiing, windsurfing, gig rowing, cycling and scenic coastal walks.
Raising crucial funds for Marie Curie
As well as making its grand prize winner a multi-millionaire - the Cornwall II House Draw will also support the end of life charity, Marie Curie, helping it provide care and support to more people affected by terminal illness.
The money raised will help to fund frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. Marie Curie fights to make sure everyone gets to lead the best life they can, right to the end.
Omaze has guaranteed a minimum donation of £100,000 and has a target of at least £500,000.
The draw is backed by Marie Curie ambassador Claire Richards, singer and member of pop group Steps.
Claire said: “This incredible house will be a life changing prize for one lucky winner - but more importantly - the money raised will help Marie Curie continue its incredible work supporting people at the end of their life.
“The partnership between Marie Curie and Omaze is raising vital funds for a charity that plays such a crucial role for people affected by terminal illness.
“Everyone who enters is contributing towards this vital cause - and of course someone is guaranteed to win the dream home in Cornwall too.”
Matthew Reed, Chief Executive at Marie Curie, said: “Every five minutes, someone in the UK dies without the care and support they need. This is heart-breaking for each person this happens to, and for the people who love them.
At Marie Curie we strive to improve quality of life for dying people whilst ensuring that emotional support is available to their loved ones, too.
We are delighted that Omaze shares our belief that everyone deserves the best experience possible at the end of life and has chosen to partner with us.
This partnership will raise important funds and awareness so that Marie Curie can be there for more people with a terminal illness.”
James Oakes at Omaze said: “We’re honoured to be partnering with Marie Curie for our biggest ever house d__raw, in Cornwall. By offering this incredible waterfront 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 vital money and awareness for charities.
“We’re incredibly proud that the Omaze community has already raised £9,150,000 for good causes across the UK.”
How to enter
Draw entries for the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Cornwall II are available now at www.omaze.co.uk. The draw closes on Monday 1st May 2023 for online entries and Tuesday 2nd May 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.