Couple who won £3m dream mansion put it on sale for £4m just weeks later
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A couple who won an incredible £3 million dream home have put the mansion up for sale just weeks later because they felt they didn’t fit in with the neighbourhood.
Uttam Parmer scooped the four-bedroom Cornish house with panoramic estuary views by entering the Omaze Million Pound House Draw.
As well as the mortgage-free house with all stamp duty and legal fees covered, he was also given £50,000 in cash to help settle in.
But despite being thrilled at hitting the jackpot in August, just eight weeks later Uttam has decided to sell and has listed the home, which has Gordon Ramsey as a neighbour, for £4m on RightMove.
Uttam, 58, and his wife, Raki, 53, have now returned to their four-bed home near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.
“It is a fantastic house in a beautiful Cornish location but the price of it comes with a price to keep it and we can't afford to. We are selling it and not keeping it as a holiday home,” he told MailOnline.
“We considered moving there and staying there but with all the costs et cetera it was a lot so we decided to sell it.”
He added: “I'm quite a normal guy, there's some celebrity neighbours but I'm not in that showbiz league.
“It would be nice to meet a celebrity in the neighbourhood but we'd be a bit out of our depth.”
The eco-mansion is insulated with recycled newspaper and has a ‘green roof’ to help wildlife and reuse water. It also includes a suntrap terrace, hot tub and its own courtyard, as well as 5.3 acres of land. It even won an award for the best new build in Cornwall in 2020.
Uttam, who has been working as an operations manager at Alps Alpine for 18 years, had previously entered every prize draw without success but bought his winning ticket in July for just £25.
He said that when Omaze contacted him to tell him he’d won the prize, he couldn’t believe it.
At the time of winning he said: “I’ve entered every Omaze Draw since they started, so patience really is a virtue.
“I’ve always considered myself a lucky person, firstly because of my wonderful family – but I’ve also won a few bits such as a TV and coffee table – which I was pretty happy with to be honest – I never dreamed I’d win anything as extravagant as a three-million-pound-house though!”
The father-of-one added that the prize was 'life changing for the whole family'.
As well as making Uttam and Raki multi-millionaires – the draw has also raised crucial funds for Blood Cancer UK, a charity dedicated to funding research into blood cancer, which includes leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
James Oakes, Chief International Officer at Omaze said: “We’re delighted that Uttam has won his dream home – and was able to contribute to this fantastic £1,000,000 raise for Blood Cancer UK in the process.''