14-century Cumbrian castle goes up for sale for £800,000

A 14-century Cumbrian castle that has an extensive history, with links to Mary Queen of Scots has gone up for sale for £800,000.

Hayton Castle is a Grade I listed property that sits within 10 acres of grounds. The original Castle Tower dates back to the 14th/15th Century and was extended in the 16th and 17th Centuries and was converted into a residence.

It is only a short drive from Cockermouth and Maryport and is being sold by H&H Land & Estates. During the 17th Century, the Castle was occupied by the Musgrave Family. The Musgrave coat of arms is still on display in the property in several places.

It has two cellars and large attics and in recent years the house has been used as a venue for music videos as well as interior and fashion photoshoots. As well as the 10 acres of grounds, alongside the road is a well-established woodland extending to 2.99 acres with a running beck, this area benefits from a decked “observation platform” to afford the full serenity of this area and its abundance of wildlife.

Take a look at these pictures of the property.

Lancs Live – Cumbria