After purchasing just £25 for a charity draw ticket, a father has won an amazing James Bond-style property with an infinity pool.
Glen Elmy, 54, is the new owner of the £3 million clifftop mansion, which has five double bedrooms, six bathrooms, and breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean.
The dream home is located on the North Devon coast, within the Exmoor National Park, approximately 11 miles from Barnstaple’s bustling markets and quaint country pubs.
The grandfather bought the lucky ticket in August as part of an Omaze fundraising effort for the NSPCC’s Childline, and found out he won this week while painting his parents’ house.
Glen said: “I’m totally gobsmacked, the only thing we’ve ever won before was three pounds at a Bingo night on holiday.
“We absolutely love the house, if I could have designed one from scratch, it would look just like this; it’s like something from a Bond film!
“We will be keeping it as there’s no other house like it in the country so why would we want to sell it?!”
All stamp duty and legal fees are covered and Glen has also been given £20,000 in cash to help with running costs.
Glen has been married to wife Debbie, 60, for 21 years and they have five children between them Sam, 22, and Luke, 20, who joined Glen and Debbie on their first visit to the house – as well as Laura, 33, Chris, 32, and Shelly, 29.
The couple have three grandchildren with a fourth on the way from son Sam and his fiancé Emily, 20.
Glen, originally from Suffolk, and Debbie currently live with dog Bailey in their four-bedroom house in Walsall, where they’ve been for the past 26 years.
He works as an Operations Director at Castings PLC in Walsall, and has been at the foundry since he started as an apprentice 33 years ago