EuroMillions winner Adrian Bayford has put his Georgian mansion and country estate on the market.
The 48-year-old landed a £148m jackpot in 2012 and purchased the Grade-II listed mansion in Suffolk with £6.5m. The man told estate agents to market his property, including 189 acres of parkland, fields and woods after Gillian, his ex-wife, decide to sell her £735,000 waterfront home near Dundee, Scotland.
Adrian was still married to Gillian when he moved into the house. Rumours said that he might have delivered letters to the mansion when he worked as a postman.
However, 15 months after their massive win, Adrian and Gillian separated and later divorced. Adrian continued to live in the house and even installed statues of knights, wild boars and kept a herd of Highland Cattle on the field in front of his property.
Estate agents Strutt & Parker confirmed that Adrian’s mansion was going to be sold. Fully refurbished, the house features marble fireplaces in its reception rooms, full-length sash windows and high ceilings.
The father-of-two experienced two unsuccessful romances since his divorce. In January 2017, he broke up with his fiancee Samantha Burbidge, who was said to have taken horses and a luxury horsebox he had bought her. It was also reported that he had broken up with Lisa Kemp after Burbidge.
Villagers from Suffolk revealed that Adrian was selling his house because he got tired of maintaining the house and wanted to downsize.
“It is fair to say that the house has mixed memories for him as his personal life has been a bit of a roller coaster since his win,” said a villager.
“It is a wonderful place to live, but the house needs a lot of work done on it constantly to keep it in shape. We have been told that he simply wants to downsize and lead a slightly simpler life. It seems he wants to make a new start somewhere.”
The lottery winner began investing heavily in property and established his own buy-to-let business via St Just Housing after his divorce. Adrian is confirmed to have full control of the company, which has an almost £10.2m worth of assets.