A 79-YEAR-OLD woman is raffling her £1 million Tudor home for £2 a ticket.

Josephine Lisle owns Coles Hall, a 16th century hall near Mayfield.

She is named after her grandfather, the car manufacturer Joseph Lisle, and wants to use the profits to buy one of his vintage cars.

The renovated 16th century property is freehold, set in five acres, and stamp duty and legal fees are included in the prize.

It has been completely renovated and is about an hour by train from London.

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Josephine said: “It’s been a superb home that we have renovated extensively and now it’s someone else’s turn to enjoy it as much as we have.”

Joseph Lisle founded the Star Motor Company in Wolverhampton in 1898.

At its peak, Star was the UK’s sixth largest car manufacturer and produced about 1,000 cars a year.

Josephine appeared in a BBC feature when one of her family’s 100-year-old cars was taken for its first MOT. It passed with flying colours.

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If she raises enough money in the raffle, Josephine wants to find and buy one of the cars. The most famous is “The Gordon Bennett Racer”.

The competition is being run by Mike Chatha, who offered his own £500,000 Shropshire home as a prize earlier this year.

It was won by 23-year-old admin worker Jemma Nicklin.

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“It’s a dream come true – I still can’t believe it,” she said. “What have you got to lose for £2?”

Mike said: “It’s such an honour to be working with Josephine, a marvellous lady and with a wonderful property.

“This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some lucky person.”

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A cut of the proceed will go to Ronald McDonald House Charities UK. The charity provides accommodation for the families of critically ill children so they can stay close to the hospital and visit.

Mike said: “I have personally guaranteed Ronald McDonald House Charities £10,000 from this competition.

“However if ticket sales do well then we hope to increase that amount to nearer £100,000 which would provide 4,000 nights’ accommodation for families when they need it most.”

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Vanessa Simmons, from the charity, said: “We have 12 houses across the UK and each year, we offer over 6,000 families a free place to sleep, eat and rest, away from the intensity of the wards.

“Keeping families close makes a big difference to everyone – it means parents can see their children whenever they want, rather than travelling to and from hospital daily.

“This opportunity to be the charity partner of Win Your Dream Competitions to win a country home will help us to keep on supporting families with seriously ill children in hospital when they need us most.

“We will receive a minimum of £10,000 from this house raffle, which will provide 400 nights of accommodation to families.”

Mike said he wants to sell as many tickets as possible to raise more money for the charity.

Tickets are still available at Winacountryhome.com. The competition closes on August 25 and the draw is scheduled for August 29 at the house.