The Cwellyn Cottage Competition

In May 2020 we launched the CwellynDream Competition for someone to win our lovingly restored stone cottage on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales.

Before we launched CwellynDream, we spent many months researching every aspect of running such a competition - from the UK Gambling Commission regulations, to the logistical aspects of setting up the website. There was a lot to take in, and we were determined to get it right first time. There have been too many stories of unsuccessful home competitions in the past, it was clear to us that the only way to change the narrative was to run the competition in a fair, transparent and professional manner.

Key Information

- Exceeded our minimum ticket sales goal in just 3 months

- Raised over £65,000 for The Children's Society

- Successful and engaging social media campaigns (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter)

- Covered by over 20 media outlets including print, online, TV and Radio (see below)

- Won by Janet Shepherd of Snt. Helens!

Press Coverage

Throughout the CwellynDream competition we attracted press coverage in both local, national and international news outlets - including a spot on the evening BBC news! This sort of press coverage is pivotal to a competition's success, and we retain excellent relationships with our press contacts.

Please see below for a selection of news outlets we were fortunate to be featured in:


Daily Mail Online

BBC Wales Radio & News

BBC Cymru


The Mirror

Lad Bible

Liverpool Echo

Cambrian News

Love Property

The Daily Post

Wales Online

Lancs Live

Birmingham Live

South Wales Argus

Manchester Evening News

The Wirral

North Wales Chronicle

Hertfordshire Live


CBC Edmonton and Toronto News (Canada)

Medicine Hat News (Canada)

The Citizen (South Africa)

Yahoo Finance News (Germany)