LOTTERY winner Adrian Bayford has reinvented himself as ‘a farmer’ – and keeps Highland Cattle on the front front lawn of his mansion.
The millionaire has bought a small herd of the shaggy, big-horned beasts, and named his favourite bull ‘Hector’.
Albanpix.com The millionaire has bought a small herd of the shaggy, big-horned beasts
Super rich Adrian also now owns up to 900 acres of arable farmland surrounding the southern tip of Cambridge, worth as much as £10million.
It is believed the arable land is rented out to farmers and doubles as a popular venue for established shoots.
But Adrian keeps the Highland beasts himself, regularly taking trips across his estate to see them on his golf buggy.
Ex-postie Adrian, 47, who scooped £148million is said to dote on the docile creatures on his 189 acre estate near Haverhill, Suffolk.
Albanpix.com Adrian has named his favourite bull ‘Hector’
A pal said: “Highland Cattle might look fierce with their long horns – but they have a very friendly and loving nature.
“They are actually gentle giants, so they have a lot in common with Adrian. He’s really fond of them.
Albanpix.com Super rich Adrian also now owns up to 900 acres of arable farmland surrounding the southern tip of Cambridge, worth as much as £10million.
“With the cattle and his horses and all of his farmland it’s fair to say he’s taken a huge leap into the world of farming.
“It’s all a sound investment and natural when you have that much money and enjoy being out in the countryside.
GEOFF ROBINSON. Rex Features Ex-postie Adrian, 47, shared the £148million EuroMillions jackpot with then-wife, Gillian
“Adrian has a land manager who knows how to look after them but he spends plenty of time with his cows. He called his first bull Hector.”
Land Registry records confirm he has bought 900 acre Great Wilbraham Hall Farm at Great Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire.
Adrian splashed out on the land including cottages and outbuildings in 2014, but the details of his purchase have only now emerged.
The farm which is beside the busy A11 dual carriageway also doubles as a game shooting estate with an established shoot.
Dad-of-two Adrian ran a second hand music shop when he won he scooped his jackpot in August 2012 with then-wife Gillian.
The couple split 15 months later when Gillian returned to her native Scotland and are now divorced, but they have stayed friends.
Flynet Pictures Girlfriend No3 . . . Adrian and Lisa on a Christmas shopping outing in Cambridge