Historic Cumbrian castle on the market for £800,000

Hayton Castle

A six-bedroom castle, which has its roots in the 14th century, is on the market for £800,000.

Hayton Castle near Cockermouth is said to have been visited by Mary Queen of Scots and is now being sold by H&H Land & Estates.

The Grade I listed house, set in 10 acres, has been used for four years for projects to help young people engage with nature and the arts.

It was enlarged in the 16th and 17th centuries and transformed into a residence. During the English Civil War it suffered considerable damage and had to be rebuilt.

The house has many original features, including three staircases and the remains of the 14th century tower walls in the central part of the building.

It has two cellars and large attics and in recent years the house has been used as a location for music videos as well as interior and fashion photo shoots.

It has also proven very popular with Airbnb customers.

Janet Flintoft, Chartered Surveyor at H&H Land & Estates, said: “This really is a beautiful, versatile home. This property offers so many possibilities. It would make a great family home and is ideal for gardening enthusiasts or horse riding enthusiasts. It is also possible to develop the different spaces for tourist or rental purposes. It really is a wonderful opportunity for someone to embrace a new and different lifestyle.

On the edge of the hamlet of Hayton, it is nine miles north of Cockermouth.

Surrounded by three acres of woodland with a stream, it also has four acres of pasture and to the front of the chateau are large lawned gardens.

To the side and rear are vegetable gardens and orchards.

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