A lavish, five-bedroomed mansion two miles outside of Tarvin could be yours for just £5 after its owners decided to raffle the property off.
When Helena and John Rowton first put Burton Hall on the market in 2014, they hoped the stunning Elizabethan property would fetch £1.875m, especially after the painstaking restorations they made to it after buying it in 2006.
The house, which has been used as a filming location for TV's The Forsyte Saga, and is ringed by an ancient wall with a formal parterre or garden worthy of a Tudor hedge-trimmer, received scores of viewings but much to the Rowtons' dismay, the 3,400 sq ft pile failed to sell.
After Helena started to suffer with ill health, they decided to try a something different to ensure the house sold, with a little input from their son Ben.
He told The Chronicle: "Recently, the immediate family moved south for work and as my mother has had health issues, I stepped in to help her move, but decided to try a somewhat novel approach!
"We came up with a highly unusual competition in which a £5 ticket will enable one lucky person to win Burton Hall "
They are hoping to raise more than the £1.875m valuation to cover legal fees and to provide a bonus £50,000 cash prize for the winner - therefore, they have set an ultimate target of £2.5m which, if reached ahead of the April 2 2019 deadline, will also bring the competition to a close.
If insufficient money is raised, the family will still award a cash prize and put the house back on the market.
Ben added: "Burton Hall is a home which combines a feeling of great age, grandeur and history with a satisfactory compromise of 21st century comforts and amenities.
"It has appeared in several publications and featured in The Forsyte Saga as well as numerous commercials in 2010 it won a Civic Award, sponsored by English Heritage, for Best Restoration in Cheshire."
He explained: "Over the centuries the hall had fallen into virtual dereliction and by the late 20th century it had windows bricked up, the south gable missing and holes in the floors and roof.
"It was predominantly only fit for habitation by large numbers of birds and mice who had clearly been in occupation for some time!
"Nonetheless, with the naivety and wide-eyed optimism of all grand design and restoration aspirers, (my parents) commenced work in January 2007.
"Because of the nature of the specialist work required, it was not always possible to source craftsmen locally and the anticipated time for completion stretched from three years to five.
"The gardens were created simultaneously alongside the building work which utilized the services of numerous local horticultural suppliers, landscapers and gardeners and were the sole inspiration of my mother following years of research, drawing and planning and considerable trial and error."
He added: "We are very excited to be launching such a project and as you can imagine, the competition will only be a success if we can gather the support of the nation!"
To enter, visit www.houseprizecompetition.com and select 'Enter competition'.