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A dad has decided to raffle off his home overlooking the Atlantic ocean for just £10.

It means one lucky punter will get their hands on the four-bedroom abode for less than the average cost of three pints.

Bryan Gallagher, who is originally from Ireland, moved to London at the age of 16 where he worked and saved money, reports the Irish Mirror.

Years later, the Irishman returned to his native Arranmore in County Donegal to build his very own home – which he is now raffling off for a tenner.

The plush four-bedroom property comes with four bathrooms, a large sitting room with an open fireplace and amazing 180 degree ocean views.

It also boasts a fully equipped utility room, off street parking and a sprawling kitchen and dining area, perfect for hosting parties.

Bryan hopes to sell the property before his children head off to college and give people the chance to get their hands on it for a bargain fee.

The main reason for giving away his home is that it is simply too big for him now.

Bryan said: “I have decided a raffle my house as my children are going to college.

“One of them hopes to go to America to play football whilst studying. The house is just too big.

“I built a house in Arranmore with the money I made in London over the years. I actually came to London aged 16 and had never been to a city before.

“As Covid and Brexit has made selling a house very difficult, we thought this was a unique idea and gives someone a chance to win a stunning home over looking the Atlantic Ocean for just £10 (€11.50).”

Arranmore is an island of the North Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of County Donegal.

Bryan’s home would make for an ideal family home for those looking to live on the island, with two national schools and a secondary school nearby.

It could also serve as the perfect holiday retreat with local activities including kayaking, horse riding, cycling, fishing, marine and bird watching, breathtaking cliff walks and days at the beach.

A full description of the property reads: “Directly from the house you can walk to your nearest beach, Aphort pier and the local football pitch.

“The views are breath taking and the surroundings offer a unique experience of peace and tranquillity.

“The island boasts of three pubs that offer entertainment and traditional Irish music, a hotel, two shops, a playground, a post office, a football pitch, and a lighthouse.

“There are also two national schools and a secondary school. A new addition to the island is the internet hub, modem, the first offshore digital workspace.

“Amenities include kayaking, horse riding, bike hire, fishing, and a variety of marine and bird watching, beautiful scenic walks near the cliff edge and rock arches and beaches.

“Plenty for each family member to enjoy whilst exploring the island life.”

Tickets are on offer for €11.50 each with only 60,000 entrants permitted.

The raffle will end in July when the winner will be announced.