EuroMillions winner finally scoops buyer for £6.5million ‘bad luck’ mansion

EuroMillions winner Adrian Bayford has finally found a buyer for his £6.5 million mansion which comes with its own cinema, swimming pool and a jaw dropping 189 acres.

The former postman, 49, has been unlucky in love since buying the Grade II listed Georgian manor house with his then-wife Gillian.

The pair hit the EuroMillions jackpot taking home an astonishing £147 million in 2012.

Set in the Cambridgeshire countryside, Horseheath Lodge near Linton is now listed as “under offer” by estate agents Strutt & Parker on Prime Location website.

Friends said Adrian was desperate to sell the mansion where his then-wife Gillian divorced him and two girlfriends dumped him because it is reminds him of his bad luck.

The dad-of-two also sees the house as a site of betrayal, after he was disappointed by close friends he no longer talks to and shocked by “begging letters” received after his incredible win.

A friend previously told The Sun: “Adrian and Gillian had such bright hopes when they bought that house but it has just never worked out.

“They split quickly after moving in and she went to Scotland with the children.

“Then Adrian thought he had found love with Sam – but she ran out with the horses he bought her.”

They added: “Then there was Lisa, who we all really hoped he might make it work with – but that fell apart too.

“Adrian is very picky about who he surrounds himself with now. He is such a nice guy he really deserves to be happy.”

Adrian bought the Cambridgeshire estate for £6,085,250 and would have to sell for £7,239,896 to beat inflation and break even.

But friends say that comes nowhere near covering the estimated £2m he has spent upgrading the home with a new leisure centre and adding living quarters for staff.

The luxurious mansion comes with seven bedrooms, three reception rooms, a swimming pool with changing rooms, a gym, billiards room and bar.

It also boasts an adjoining three-bed annexe as well as five separate cottages, a barn with office space and stables for dozens of horses.

But it has stood empty since November last year when Adrian moved out and bought a house in Scotland to be closer to his ex wife and children.

Adrian’s friend added: “That house was so big and showy, it was never really him. He was always happy with simple things.”

The ex postie upgraded the stables and added miles of fencing when his ex-girlfriend persuaded him to try his luck as a farmer, Daily Star reports.

Some of the rooms were made bigger by removing internal stud walls and marble en-suite bathrooms were added to existing bedrooms.

Since splitting from his wife, Adrian has now been dumped three times.

The first time was by Polish sausage factory worker Marta Jarosz followed by stable-girl Sam Burbidge who Adrian lavished with millions of pounds worth of horse, cars and jewellery.

The pair became engaged but Sam then left, taking the horses with her.

He was recently dating Lisa Kemp, a Frankie and Benny’s waitress, but she too dumped him claiming he had messaged an ex.

Adrian has now bought a more modest £2.5 million home near Blairgowrie, Perthshire, to be nearer to his children and ex wife.

Before selling the Cambridgeshire estate, he was forced to employ security at the site where squatters broke into his personal leisure centre and started using the swimming pool and gym.

Guards and warning signs are being used to deter intruders at the mansion where security lights are left on during the day with patrols taking place in the grounds.

The house, originally built for racehorse trainer Stanlake Batson in the 1800s, is described as an “immaculate residential estate” by estate agents.