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You can genuinely buy this massive 5-bedroom London house for the price of a pint

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Travelling faster the speed of light, porcine aviation, walking on water, getting excited about a Chainsmokers song and buying a house in London. All things that are, essentially, considered to be impossible. Until now.

Yes, while you’d normally be lucky to find a house within the M25 that would set you back less than half a million big ones, you can now buy a dream home for less than the price of a pint.

However, before you fall off your chair in shock, it’s not quite as simple as just handing over a Churchillian fiver – you’ve got to win a raffle first.

The owner of a £1.25 million home in Blackheath in South London is offering the bargain of the century by putting her house up for raffle, with tickets costing just £5 a pop.

Owner Renu Qadri suffers from psoriasis, a skin condition that has made it difficult for her to climb stairs, or work enough to afford mortgage on the semi-detached red brick home. Having failed to attract a buyer when she put the five-bedroom property on the market earlier this year, Qadri has now set up a website to raffle it off. She’s hoping to raise £3.75 million from the sale of 750,000 tickets, to avoid repossession and offer “someone else the opportunity to own and enjoy the property as their own”.

If that target is achieved, she’ll donate some of the proceeds to the Psoriasis Association and Wateraid. The enormous home is located in Blackheath, one of London’s most desirable areas known for its village-y feel. It boasts plenty of boutiques and vibrant restaurants, with acres of greenery and central London just 12 minutes away by train. The property comes fully furnished with leather sofas, crystal chandeliers valued at £12,000 each and a state-of-the-art kitchen. The generous back garden is even home to a clutch of palm trees. Take a look around below or on homeraffler.com, and have your fiver handy.

Or you could just get yourself a nice cold pint. It’s a tough decision: we’ll leave you to think it over.

(Images: Homeraffler.com)

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ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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