£500k Black Country home up for grabs with £2 raffle ticket

By Megan Archer | Sedgley | News | Published:

This four-bed Black Country cottage worth £500,000 – complete with hot tub and Range Rover thrown in – could all be yours for just £2.

Paul and Lydia Browning, with Mike Chatha from Win Your Dream, outside the four-bedroom home up for grabs

The prize is up for grabs as part of a once-in-a-lifetime charity raffle – and tickets are already selling fast.

Whoever owns the winning ticket will win the property, thought to be the oldest surviving in Sedgley, along with a Jacuzzi hot tub and a Range Rover Autobiography on the drive.

Homeowners Lydia and Paul Browning are looking to move out with their children, Lola, age 12, and eight-year-old James.

Paul and Lydia Browning with Mike Chatha at the house in Catholic Lane

Lydia, age 38, who runs four day nurseries across the Black Country area with her husband, said she hoped it would be a "fantastic opportunity" for someone to win the house of their dreams.

She said: "We feel that it’s a win for everyone as we get to sell our house quickly with no chain, give someone an amazing opportunity and provide a big amount for a fantastic charity.

"The competition opened on Friday at 4pm and by the end of the day we had sold £37,500 worth of tickets. It's amazing."

The house includes a hot tub


Part of the house dates back to the 1500s

The Brownings are trying to sell as many tickets as they can to be able to provide Ronald McDonald House Charity UK with a donation of £166,000.

The family have chosen the children's charity after friends and family members had to take their youngsters there.

The competition comes just months after another Win Your Dream competition saw 23-year-old admin assistant Jemma Nicklin from Bilston receive the keys to a £500,000 idyllic country home in Shropshire.


The view across the surrounding countryside from the patio

Lydia added: "Seeing Jemma from Bilston win that house, it just made it feel so real to us. And we wanted to do the same. We want to give someone their dream home."

The family home dates in part from the 1500s with supporting timbers thought to be much older.

There are views from the patio of Cotwall End Nature Reserve from the garden and the new homeowner will be able to see as far as the Malverns.

This could all be yours if you have the winning raffle ticket
Inside the property

Inside there's a spacious living and dining room with wood-burner, a utility room, downstairs cloakroom, ground-level cellars, and a large breakfast kitchen at the rear, leading out onto a sun terrace.

Off the living space, a new study has been created with a glazed oak partition.

The first floor is made up of four bedrooms, including a master en-suite and a comfortable family bathroom.

Planning permission has also been granted to extend the property to make a new garage, a first level family space and a second level master suite.

Visit to enter the competition. Entries close on July 20 with the draw on July 24.

There is also a £5,000 prize up for grabs for whoever shares the link the most, leading to the highest number of ticket sales.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email

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