Omaze: Yorkshire mum's 'dream come true' as she wins £2m Harrogate farmhouse with £25 ticket - look inside

A lucky woman won a picturesque farmhouse near Leeds worth almost £2m, along with £100k in cash on her birthday.

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Mum-of-two Eliza Yahioglu, 56, who lives in London but has always wanted a home close to where she grew up in Yorkshire, bagged the Omaze prize after entering the competition for £25.

The beautifully renovated 17th century hillside farmhouse is nestled in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Harrogate and comes mortgage free with stamp duty and legal fees covered. Eliza is now free to live in the house, rent it out or sell it.

If she decides to rent it out, estate agents estimate that the property could achieve an annual rental value of almost £50,000.

The draw raised £1,950,000 for Blood Cancer UK.

In November, Eliza will celebrate 30 years of marriage to her husband Gokhan. The couple have lived in the capital for nearly 40 years since meeting at Brunel University in the 1980s.

Eliza has been working in the financial sector for more than 30 years, while Gokhan is the co-founder of a biotech company that specialises in cancer research.

When Omaze knocked at her door to tell her she had scooped the top prize - the team discovered she was on holiday in Luxembourg celebrating her birthday, which was that very same day.

Thankfully, her son Carl was at home, who video called her to share the good news. After finding out she had won, Eliza joked that her husband was “going to struggle to top this for my birthday next year”.

She said: “We were out having drinks with friends when the doorbell app on my husband’s phone buzzed - I actually moaned at him for picking up the phone and being anti-social.

"I'm glad he did as we all immediately recognised the face smiling back at us as Jo the Omaze presenter from the TV ads - that’s when we thought we might have won something - either that or someone was pulling a very elaborate hoax."

She added: “We were in a bar at the time, which was the perfect place to start celebrating, we got a bottle of fizz in straight away. When we went to bed we still weren't convinced it was real, we expected to wake up realising it had all been a dream."

The family already has plans to host Christmas at the impressive property.

Here are some of the best pictures of the house -