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Unique Web 2.0 Competition for a French House
A British couple, Ian and Bernadette Weyde are using web 2.0 to help them return urgently to the UK to look after their elderly mothers who are suffering from ill health and who now desperately need them. So, the Weyde's have embraced the internet and created an online competition giving someone the chance of a life time, where they can win the Weyde's 25,000 foot home in SW sunny France. This property is like no other property competition; it is a story with heart, giving everyone the amazing opportunity to win a complete lifestyle change.
On 3 April is Mother's Day here in the UK and as the Weyde's launch their web 2.0 competition in time to mark Mother's Day, it makes this story more poignant. The French property is extraordinary, all 25,000 square foot of it, offering huge letting potential. It currently has two houses, two independent ensuite bedrooms, a self-contained unit and function rooms. In addition, outline planning permission for three further properties has recently been obtained to convert a section of the buildings. The lucky winner will win the property with the majority of its fixtures, furniture and fittings. Together, Ian and Bernadette have lovingly modernised this beautiful palace of a building bringing it back to life.
Ian and Bernadette have been living their dream in the sunshine after Ian was diagnosed with cancer in 2005 and say, "We found this stunning property in a medieval village of the banks of the Charente River close to Cognac region; and the 25,000 square feet of buildings form a quadrangle around a third of an acre garden. We came up with online competition idea as we not only need to get back to the UK as soon as possible, we also wanted to do something unique and fitting to the property. Using the power of web 2.0 seemed the ideal way of doing so."
The Weyde's have spent four very happy years here; made many new friends and found the French lifestyle easy to adapt to. Naturally, they are devastated to have to leave and will miss the warmth they have experienced from people they have connected with during their time in France.
The web 2.0 competition is easy to enter, all people need to do is click on the link www.hotpropertyfrance.com to be in with a chance to win a dramatic change of lifestyle, and crucially at the same time help Bernadette and Ian get home to the UK for their ailing mums. Like all good competitions there are terms and conditions, so please do read them and also note that due to Internet gambling regulations this competition is restricted to certain countries; though open to everyone in the UK over the age of 18; so go play; and good luck!
Photo Credit: www.hotpropertyfrance.com/Bernadette Weyde