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• Prizes are 5 properties worth over €1.5million in total
• €35 per ticket
• entrants must answer three questions correctly
• draw closes 28th August 2009
• enter online at

If you are looking to escape the rat race, need an extra income from renting out a property, or feel like escaping from the UK for a new life in the glorious Spanish sunshine, then this competition is a must.

Paddy and Merrial Weston are an English couple in their 60’s who moved to Spain along with their two daughters and their grandchildren over 7 years ago. The Westons had run a successful furniture business for many years in the UK and did ask their daughters if they wanted to take it over, but the girls said, “No thanks Dad, we’d rather come to Spain with you!”.

Daughter Marianne and her family settled well, but Heidi was always restless and announced one day that she and her husband, with son Joshua, we’re moving to Australia. Whilst Paddy and Merrial were open-mouthed with the shock, Marianne then said she too would like to move to Australia. She had fallen in love with her husband whom she met in Sydney years before and wanted to return. So suddenly Paddy and Merrial were going to be alone. With the family moving to the other side of the globe the decision to sell the Spanish properties was taken. However, the market was flat and it was a bad time to sell so they decided to set up a pay-to-enter prize competition and put up their home and other investment properties as the prizes.
The five properties which range from the spectacular Las Palmeras estate to a funky apartment overlooking the town square are situated in the Costa Blanca. A region which has been identified by the World Health Organisation as being one of the most healthy places in the world to live.

Entrants must answer the three questions on the website and purchase a ticket for the draw for €35. The draw will take place on the 28th August 2009 in the local town square by the Mayor.

“Five lucky winners are going to have their own slice of paradise, what a wonderful opportunity in such times of doom and gloom. Good luck to everyone,” said Paddy.


* 5th prize- a 2 bed, 2 bath apartment overlooking the village square with a bird's eye view of all the fiestas!
* 4th prize- a smart 3 bed, 2 bath apartment in a new building on the edge of the village.
* 3rd prize- a 3 bed, 2 bath apartment, (never lived in), with a communal swimming pool and a private roof terrace.
* 2nd prize- a newly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house in a quaint hamlet, close to two lively villages with a beautiful rooftop terrace overlooking the countryside
* 1st prize- An amazing country estate consisting of 3 superb, detached houses, and a guest apartment. In total there are 12 bedrooms and 10 modern bathrooms (3 with jacuzzi baths!).
*Glorious, mature gardens, full of fruit trees and Palm trees.
*An orchard containing orange, lemon, grapefruit, fig and olive trees.
*Several terraces, and a massive outdoor party area which is tiled and covered.
*10 metre x 5 metre swimming pool.
*Workshop, stores and open garaging for 4 cars.
*About 12,000 square metres (3.5 acres)
*Beautiful palm tree lined driveway, 120 metre long, with illumination at night.
*Space for stabling and tennis courts.
*Good sized beer refrigerator, housed in a sports hall with;
* Gymnasium
* TV room/conference room/library.
* Incredible Snooker room, with Antique, championship size snooker table included.
* Large workshop/office/store/whatever, with sink unit.
* Separate w.c., further small kitchen area, internet with 'phone.

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