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From L-R Lucy, Jules, Chris & Esmé Milnes - Omaze Million Pound House Dorset winners, outside their new £2.5m home

From L-R Lucy, Jules, Chris & Esmé Milnes exterior their new £2.5m house (Image: Omaze)

Chris Milnes (60) has received the most recent Omaze Million Pound House Draw in Dorset and is now the proud proprietor of a recent, three storey home with rainforest-inspired gardens.

Chris hadn’t advised his household he’d entered the draw – leaving his spouse and youngsters completely “speechless” once they discovered about his large windfall.

The superb property comes mortgage free, with all stamp responsibility and authorized charges coated. Chris has additionally been given a whopping £100,000 in money to assist him settle in and may determine to both reside in the home, lease it out for a supplementary revenue or promote it every time he needs to change into a money multi-millionaire.

Chris, who spent a lot of his childhood residing in a council flat in Leeds, stated he plans to promote up and money in to change into a multi-millionaire, so he can “give my children the start in life I never had” – by getting all of them on the property ladder – however not earlier than he and the household have loved an enormous vacation on the home first.

If Chris did determine to lease it out, native property brokers estimate that the property may obtain a long-term rental worth between £5,000 – £6,000 per thirty days.

Chris, who purchased his £2,500,000 successful entry for simply £20 , has labored as a salesman for the previous 30 years. His spouse of 23 years, Jules (56) has been on the similar firm for 25 years – having labored her means up from an administrator to change into a Commercial Operations Manager.

The couple have lived of their rented home in Pudsey for seven years – the very city that Pudsey Bear, the face of Omaze’s charity associate BBC Children in Need, is known as after.

Chris and Jules have three youngsters between them. Chris has two youngsters from a earlier marriage, son Ollie (29), who lives in Australia and daughter Lucy (28) – in addition to their daughter Esmé (23).

Chris Milnes with his sister outside the estate in Leeds he grew up in

Chris Milnes together with his sister exterior the property in Leeds he grew up in (Image: Omaze)

An ecstatic Chris stated: “When I got the call from Omaze to say I’d won something I thought wow, a couple of grand would go down a treat at the minute – I never imagined that I might’ve won a house worth more than a couple of million, it’s crazy!

“It was a massive surprise to me, but an even bigger one for my wife as she had no idea I’d even entered! To say she was shocked is a bit of an understatement, she was utterly speechless.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d ever own a multi-million-pound house – I spent much of my childhood living in a council flat in Leeds – things like this don’t happen to people like me!

“This house is absolutely gorgeous – it’s like something out of Grand Designs – I keep expecting Kevin McCloud to pop his head around the corner and say hello.

“We currently live in a rented house – and only last week we were discussing having to downsize to help keep our living costs down – but now everything has changed.

“The house in Dorset is obviously unbelievable – and we’ve also bagged £100k as part of the win, which would easily cover the running costs for this place for almost ten years, so we could stay here if we wanted to – but we’re going to sell up and cash in to release the huge sum of money from a sale – but we’ll all enjoy a big family holiday and party here first that’s for sure!

“Winning this house has changed all our family’s lives forever – not only will we be able to afford to buy a dream new house for us – but we can also get all our children on the property ladder now – it means so much to be able to give them the start we never had.

“I’m a proud Yorkshireman and love where we live, so we’ll be buying somewhere nearby, it’s so exciting – I play a lot of tennis so top of my list is having my own tennis court in the back garden!”

The £2.5m house in Dorset

The £2.5m home in Dorset (Image: Omaze)

“My son lives in Australia and we’ve only seen him once in the past 6 years – now we can go and see him whenever we want and fly them all over in style too – it’s just bonkers!”

Chris continued: “We’ve worked hard all our lives – and we’ve had to manage some challenging times over the years – but the future has never looked brighter after this win.

“I’m not going to retire immediately – when I emailed my boss to tell him the news – he called me straightaway to double check I was staying on to finish our latest project – I think he was just as relieved as he was very happy for me!

“As soon as I finish the project I’m currently working on, I’ll finally retire – then I’ll have plenty of time to work on my backhand.

“I actually had to miss an important tennis match to come and see the house – but Omaze has served an ace with this place!

“My wife has worked her way up through the same company over the past 25 years and loves her job so will keep working. So for now, we’ll still get up and go to work in the morning, we’ll just be coming home to a much nicer house!

He added: “It’s such a lovely coincidence that we live in Pudsey and the Omaze Draw has raised so much money for BBC Children in Need, with the face of the charity, Pudsey Bear, being named after the town!

“We always give what we can to charity – that’s why I’ve been entering Omaze Draws as even if I hadn’t have won – I’ve still contributed towards a very worthy cause”

The lounge, perfect for entertaining guests

The lounge, good for entertaining company (Image: Omaze)

Chris’s new home has been contextually designed with putting elevations that incorporate the landscaped gardens and woodland backdrop.

The spectacular home is constructed utilizing pure wooden panels, tiled accents and black powder coated aluminium framed home windows with giant bi-fold doorways.

The design of the property makes use of full peak glazing to supply unimaginable views of the luxurious inexperienced gardens behind, whereas filling the home with pure gentle and permitting the wooded surroundings exterior to supply a pure tapestry all through the home.

The spectacular 4,294 sq ft new construct property celebrates nature with a solar terrace and wrap-around decking that can invite Chris and his household to embrace the outside.

The open plan kitchen

The open plan kitchen (Image: Omaze)

The luxurious home is organized on three ranges and has state-of-the-art finishes with sensible tech all through. It has distinct areas for on a regular basis household life in addition to entertaining company.

The magnificent open plan lounge and kitchen has bifold glass partitions on two sides and is separated from the formal eating room by a characteristic hearth wall.

The kitchen is beautifully outfitted with a big central island with banquette seating and breakfast desk dealing with out over the backyard.

There are fashionable veined Dekton surfaces and built-in home equipment together with an induction hob with downdraught extractor, twin ovens, microwave, drawer dishwasher, larder fridge, wine fridge, freezer and a boiling water faucet.

The outdoor shower in the garden

The outside bathe within the backyard (Image: Omaze)

A beneficiant hardwood deck opens into the kitchen and household room, offering the right area for entertaining alfresco. The elegant drawing room has doorways to terraces at each the entrance and rear of the home.

Also on this flooring is an en suite visitor bed room with bathe room. A hardwood staircase with glass balustrade results in a galleried touchdown sitting space, and a mirrored walkway offers entry by way of a timber footbridge that seamlessly connects the inside and exterior areas.

The backyard space additionally has a sizzling tub and outside bathe.

The house's main bedroom

The home’s principal bed room (Image: Omaze)

Chris’s new superbly proportioned principal bed room suite has a central headboard, bedside tables, dressing desk, a completely fitted dressing room and a spa-like rest room with freestanding bathtub.

There are three additional bed room suites, every with built-in furnishings and colour-themed bathe rooms, in addition to a cinema room.

The home is positioned one mile from the historic riverside market city of Wimborne Minster providing a bunch of facilities together with cafes, bars, outlets, eating places and the Tivoli Theatre.

The city of Poole is simply eight miles away and has additional procuring, leisure and leisure choices out there. The Blue Flag Sandbanks seaside, yacht golf equipment and water sports activities are shut by in the direction of Poole Harbour.

Walking, driving and biking might be loved in The New Forest National Park and alongside the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

As nicely as making Chris a multi-millionaire, the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Dorset, raised £3,150,000 for BBC Children in Need.

BBC Children in Need fund grassroots organisations and tasks throughout the UK, with the goal of offering the important optimistic relationships youngsters want, to assist them navigate challenges of their lives.

It funds hundreds of native charities and mission employees who help, encourage and champion youngsters and younger individuals to ensure that each baby has the childhood they deserve and the help they should thrive.

The cash raised from the partnership with Omaze will help BBC Children in Need to fund extra important youth work tasks in communities throughout the UK, to supply younger individuals residing in robust circumstances with an area the place they really feel secure.

Simon Antrobus, BBC Children in Need CEO, stated “We’re absolutely blown away that the Omaze House Draw has raised an incredible £3,150,000 for BBC Children in Need, in just six weeks! We would like to thank everyone who entered the draw, and in doing so, supported crucial youth work. Youth work is transformational and has a profound impact on young people’s lives. With the funds raised, we’ll be able to help give young people somewhere safe to go and enable them to build positive relationships with trusted adults – like youth workers – who help them to navigate the challenges that they are facing and encourage them to thrive.”

James Oakes, Chief International Officer at Omaze, said: “Everyone at Omaze is thrilled that Chris has won this stunning house in Dorset, whilst also contributing to the £3,150,000 raised for the iconic BBC Children in Need. It’s going to make a huge difference to his entire family which is just wonderful.

“Omaze gives people the chance to win amazing houses, like this beautiful house in Dorset, whilst also introducing charities to vast new audiences that they wouldn’t otherwise reach – it’s a real win-win for both charities and entrants. We’re incredibly proud that the Omaze Community has now raised over £43 million for good causes across the UK.”

Draw entries for the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Surrey, can be found now at The Draw closes on Sunday thirtieth of June for on-line entries and Tuesday 2nd July 2024 for postal entries.

Entrants may also select to subscribe to Omaze to be mechanically entered into each Grand Prize and Early Bird Prize, every month. Omaze Subscribers obtain double the quantity of entries in comparison with non-subscribers and may cancel their subscription at any time. When Omaze has two attracts operating concurrently, subscribers are entered into each, with a £10 subscription offering 30 entries into each home attracts – which means 60 entries in whole for simply £10.

For full phrases and circumstances, see No buy essential to enter. Over 18s and UK residents solely.