EuroMillions winner Adrian Bayford's abandoned £6.5million mansion looks dilapidated as it languishes unsold for 3 years06/29/2021
EUROMILLIONS winner Adrian Bayford's abandoned £6.5million mansion looks dilapidated as it languishes unsold for the last THREE YEARS.
The 49-year-old, who scooped a £148 million EuroMillions win in 2012, is still waiting for an offer on his Grade II listed Georgian manor house.
Aerial photos of his Cambridgeshire estate show the extensive stable blocks are looking run-down, with weeds growing in the stable yard.
The 49-year-old is still struggling to sell Horseheath Lodge, which is set in rolling countryside near Linton on the border with Suffolk and Essex.
He had an offer for the mansion last year but it hasn’t worked out and it is now back on the market – where it has remained for the last three years.
Bayford bought the mansion, which has seven bedrooms and three reception rooms, nine years ago.
He moved out of the house 18 months ago, in November 2019, and bought a house in Scotland, so he could be nearer to his ex-wife and children.
The house has stood empty since then and last August he was forced to step up security after squatters started using his swimming pool and gym.
The estate agent state on their website: “Horseheath Lodge is an immaculate residential estate built between 1815 and 1825.
“The Estate is centred around the historic Grade II Listed Georgian house, which has been tastefully updated by the current owner to offer three reception rooms and six bedrooms.
“There is further potential to add accommodation on the vacant second floor, as well as in the extensive cellars.”
The 189-acre estate includes outbuildings with a cinema, billiard room, bar, workshop and storerooms.
There is also an outside swimming pool, with six further cottages, equestrian facilities and a barn with office space.
The house was originally built for racehorse trainer Stanlake Batson in 1815 and Bayford paid about £6.5 million for the house in 2012, when he moved in with his then-wife Gillian.
It was later given a complete renovation by A&D Builders, with extensive electrical work and a new heating system.
Some of the internal stud walls were removed to make some of the rooms bigger and marble en-suite bathrooms were added to existing bedrooms.
The mansion was also completely re-roofed and new courtyards were created in the grounds.
The former farmyard was converted into a stud farm and the barns changed to stable blocks.
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