The Grade II listed building is worth £5.25million
The Chuckle Brothers’ Chucklevision mansion is being raffled off and tickets are priced at just £13.50.
Barry Chuckle, one half of comedy-duo The Chuckle Brothers, died aged 73 on Sunday (August 5). The brothers rose to fame after appearing on TV talent shows Opportunity Knocks and New Faces, in 1967 and 1974 respectively, before branching out into their own show ChuckleVision in the 1990s.
The mansion featured in several episodes of the Chucklevision show and now the owners, Melanie and Nigel Walsh, have decided to raffle off the property, selling tickets at just £13.50 each.
The Grade II listed Georgian manor house is located 14 miles outside of central London and consists of six bedrooms and bathrooms, a wine room, a cinema room and a home gym.
“In a difficult property market that is in a malaise, Brexit, Stamp Duty all added to the pot! A creative approach was needed,” it states on the house’s website.
“Not many people are willing to pay the Stamp Duty fee that comes with such a large home,” Melanie told CNN. “It could be up to 12% of the home value, but by entering our home in this contest, we can include the fees, so the person who wins won’t have to pay it.”
To buy a raffle ticket for the house, entrants have to answer the question: Who was the reigning Monarch on Christmas Day, the year Dancers Hill House was built? You can answer the question and buy a raffle ticket here. You can see the house on Chucklevision below.
Speaking about the loss of Barry, Paul said: “I’ve not just lost my brother, I’ve lost my theatrical partner of many, many years and my very best friend.”
His manager, Phil Dale said: “It is with great sadness that the family announce that Barry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Ann and all his family. The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have been fans of the Chuckle Brothers and they know that they will share in part the great, great loss they feel.”
The brothers were reportedly due to enter Celebrity Big Brother later this month, according to OK! Online.
“Yes, there was interest in getting the Chuckle Brothers involved in the show,” a source told OK! Online. “Everyone in Britain knows them and loves them, but nothing had been put down in stone to confirm their involvement.”