Scotland, United Kingdom: The 45-room Orchardton Castle, located on the Scottish Riviera (UK) is the prize in a contest for £5 per ticket with the closing date of May 18th 2018. The property, valued at over Two Million, comprising of 5 acres of garden with stunning views across Orchardton Bay to England, which links to the Irish Sea. The Castle, dating from the 1880s, contains 17 bedrooms, 3 self-sufficient flats, a 20-seat cinema, drawing room, music room, game room, and art studio. Orchardton comes with no strings attached for the winner: no mortgage, no UK legal fees. The contest proceeds will donate £250,000+ to charitable causes including stopping the Yulin dog-meat festival and Rainbow Children’s Trust.
“With so much natural beauty and history Orchardton gripped me immediately” says Susan DeVere, its owner, “I found a magical, tranquil and healing place; the castle and its lands have their own micro-climate due to the Gulf Stream and the sheltered bay.”
A naturalist’s paradise, deer, pheasants, peacocks, songbirds and shorebirds are all frequent visitors. The full moon rising over the estuary of Orchardton Bay, the stars of the Milky Way, or a meteor shower in Orchardton’s dark skies are not to be missed. Yet the property is within easy reach of Scotland’s two largest cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, each just 90 miles (145 km) distance. London can be reached in 4 hours by train, and the fast ferry to Ireland is less than 90 minutes away.
“The competition is a great way to raise money for important causes and I only need enough to move closer to my mother. This was too good an opportunity to miss to bring more awareness to the Yulin problem and the fact that 10,000,000 dogs per year are killed for food in China.” says Ms. DeVere. “I would be happy to introduce the winner to the property and to discuss the ample opportunities for businesses Orchardton possesses. It would also make a fantastic home for several families.” Orchardton has a colourful history, having served as a stately home, a hotel, a school, and an artists’ commune. One of its founders, William Douglas, a reputed smuggler, is said to have buried treasure on the property – the winner of Orchardton could well be the one to find it!
You can enter the competition to win Orchardton via the competition website https://winacastle.co.uk You can also find detailed information about the property, business possibilities and contact the organiser.