Hayton Castle
Hayton Castle, Hayton, Aspatria, Wigton, CA7 2PE
A rare and exciting opportunity to purchase an outstanding Grade I Listed residence standing in grounds extending to 10 acres (4.05ha)
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Location Hayton Castle is located on the periphery of the hamlet of Hayton, 2.4 miles West of Aspatria, 9.1 miles North of Cockermouth, 12.5 miles North East of Workington and 22.5 miles from Carlisle City Centre. The Castle is West facing with uninterrupted views of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Directions From Aspatria, just as leaving the town of Aspatria on the A596 heading West turn right signposted Hayton/Allonby, at the T junction turn right then continue round to the left, upon entering the hamlet of Hayton the access drive for Hayton Castle is on your right hand side after passing a wooded area on the right bear right down the access track.

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History & Background 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.

During the 17th Century the Castle was occupied by the Musgrave Family. The Musgrave coat of arms are still on display in the property in several places.

During the English Civil War the South side of Hayton Castle suffered considerable damage and was had to be rebuilt by Sir Edward Musgrave's son Richard. Hayton Castle is said to also be one of several places in Cumberland which offered hospitality to Mary Queen of Scots.

Main Entrance Hall 22'6" x 8'3" (6.86m x 2.51m). .Timber door to front elevation, tiled floor, ceiling light fitting. Door leading to one of the two Cellars.

Inner Hall 20'10" x 5'7" (6.35m x 1.7m). Timber door to side entrance vestibule, tiled floor, door leading to the other Cellar and small timber stairs leading to the Servants Room and also timber stairs to the first floor.

Servants Room 16'8" x 17'11" (5.08m x 5.46m). Timber floor, two windows to the side elevation, ceiling light fitting, stone fireplace.

Dining Kitchen 21'2" x 16'5" (6.45m x 5m). Timber base units with shelves above, tiled floor, Belfast sink with mixer tap, electric cooker point, woodburning stove set in tiled alcove, radiator, ceiling light fitting, two windows to front elevation.

Inner Hall Timber stairs, door to main staircase, blocked up fireplace, Musgrave Coat of Arms.

Sitting Room 18'4" x 17'3" (5.6m x 5.26m). Timber floor, stone fire surround with Jotul muti-fuel stove, marble hearth, ceiling light fitting, radiator, two windows to front elevation.

Lounge 19'6" x 20'7" (5.94m x 6.27m). Open fire in tiled fireplace with stone surround, radiator, ceiling light fitting and ceiling rose, ornate ceiling cornice, door to back timber stairs and storeroom.

Dining Room 17'2" x 19'10" (5.23m x 6.05m). Cupboard units with drawers below, cast iron fireplace, built in cupboard with fitted shelving, timber floor, ceiling light fitting.

Main Stairs Stone stairs leading to the first floor with two windows to the rear elevation on the half landing, to the right are timber stairs leading to Servants Room, ground floor and also up to the attic.

Store Room Accessed off the Main Stairs, window to rear elevation, timber stairs to attic floor.

Bedroom 1 16'1" x 11' (4.9m x 3.35m). Double bedroom with window to front elevation, timber floor, radiator, ceiling light fitting, cast iron fireplace in stone surround.

Bedroom 2 16'1" x 20'4" (4.9m x 6.2m). Double bedroom with two windows to front elevation, timber floor, radiator, blocked up fireplace, inner door to Bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3 19'8" x 22'8" (6m x 6.9m). Large double bedroom with two windows to front elevation, timber floor. Door to Store Room and Back Stairs.

Bedroom 4 20'2" x 17'1" (6.15m x 5.2m). Double bedroom with two windows to the rear elevation, cast iron fireplace, radiator.

Bedroom 5 18'10" x 19'6" (5.74m x 5.94m). Double bedroom with two windows to the side elevation, cast iron fireplace with stone surround, radiator, ceiling light fitting.

Bathroom 23'7" x 21'5" (7.2m x 6.53m). Spacious bathroom with bath, shower cubicle with Aqualisa main shower, wash hand basin, radiator, built in airing cupboard. Door leading to back stairs and Bedroom 6. Separate WC.

Bedroom 6 15'7" x 20' (4.75m x 6.1m). Two windows to the side elevation and one to the rear elevation, timber floor, stone fireplace, ceiling light fitting. This room requires refurbishment to be utilised as a usable bedroom.

Services The property benefits from mains water and electricity, drainage is to a septic tank located to the side of the Stone outbuilding. Please note no formal investigation has been carried out as to the operation of the septic tank, this may not meet the current General Binding Rules 2020 and the property is being sold on this basis.

Council Tax Hayton Castle is scheduled in Band F, payable to Allerdale Borough Council.

EPC The property has a rating of Band G.

Outside The Castle stands in grounds extending to 10.00 acres. 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.

The grazing land extends to 4.58 acres and lies to the West of the access track and is divided by beck running through it. The upper section has been planted with native British trees.

United Utilities have a right of access over the timber bridge to inspection chambers.

To the front of the Castle are large West facing gardens laid to lawn with central paved path and steps.

On the site of the original walled gardens the side gardens are South facing and to rear are extensive permaculture gardens, vegetable plots, allotment gardens and orchards with fruit trees.

Outbuildings To the side of the parking area is a range of two storey and single storey attached stone outbuildings with slate roof coverings and concrete floors. These offer useful storage space and briefly comprise:

Store 1: 5.11m x 3.00m. Mono pitch roof.

Store 2: 6.05m 3.68m. Lofted.

Stone Barn: 6.05m x 10.85m. Lofted, external WC.

Store 3: 6.05m 7.35m. Lofted.

Store 4: 6.05m x 7.00m.

Store 5: 6.30m x 2.54. Lofted.

Store 6: 6.30m x 2.74. Lofted.

Store 7: 6.30m x 2.45. Lofted.

Store 8: 6.30m x 2.72. Lofted.

Former Bread Bakery & Adjacent Stores

Again, stone built with slate roof covering and concrete floors, located next to the Castle.

Former Bakery: 4.45m x 5.00m.

Store 9: 2.00m x 2.15m

Store 10: 2.78m x 2.15

Viewings Viewings are strictly by appointment which are bookable as follows:

Friday 22nd April 2022 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Monday 9th May 2022 9.30am – 1.00pm

Friday 2th May 2022 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Please contact Shirley Dodd on 01228 406274.


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