Gleneagles mansion scooped on Omaze charity raffle sold by winner for over £4m

-Credit: (Image: Omaze/PA)
-Credit: (Image: Omaze/PA)

A mansion overlooking Gleneagles golf course has been sold for more than £4 million just six months after it was won in a raffle-style draw.

The property near Auchterarder, Perthshire was the top prize in an Omaze Million Pound House Draw last year - the first to be held in Scotland. In November the firm announced the winner as Jon from Berkshire who described it as "a dream come true".

No further details were given about the winner but he revealed he is a regular subscriber to Omaze's charity house draws which cost just £10 to enter. Winners of the Omaze draws can cash in by having the house sold rather than move into it and it is understood he chose this option.

Property records show the seven bedroom house was sold earlier this month to a businessman based in the south of England for £4,210,000. Omaze, a "for-profit" fundraising company which was founded in the US, had acquired the house in July last year for £4.3 million.

It was listed earlier this year by estate agents Savills for offers over £3.75 million. The property has its own entertainment room, leisure suite, cinema room, hot tub, guest annexe and golf simulator.

The heart of the home is an ornate open plan kitchen and dining area that opens onto the south-facing garden with sliding doors. The room is further complimented by a cosy lounge space, connected to the dining area by a double sided fireplace.

A sales brochure for the house stated: "A luxurious contemporary home with guest apartment in one of Scotland's most exclusive addresses.

"The bespoke design focuses on impressive entertaining spaces and sympathetically designed, all en suite bedrooms, with living space that includes a guest or staff apartment and leisure suite.

"The magnificent entertainment room is one of the highlights. It sits on the first floor with a double height vaulted ceiling with timber beams, a double-width log burning stove with stone surround and full height south-facing windows.

"A galleried balcony accessed from the second floor overlooks the room with a birds eye view of the bespoke stone-topped bar (equipped with appliances) at one end, and a south-facing balcony at the other, the latter overlooking the golf course with the Ochil Hills beyond."

The winner of the Omaze draw also received £100,000 and was given the option to live in, rent out or sell the house.

He said: "I'm a subscriber so I never miss a draw. It's such an easy way to give money to charity. It's absolutely a dream come true."

The draw also raised £1.8 million for charity Breast Cancer Now to help continue its research and support people affected by the disease.

Omaze, which launched in the UK in 2020, runs draws to make money for itself and a chosen charity

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