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Arendole Manor House
Categories: Historic/Listed properties Manor Houses
Location: Latgale, LatviaClick Here for detailed information on Latvia)
Price: 650.000 EUROS
Arendole estate and Manor House are unique in Latgale and has been mentioned in documents from the 16th century. The Manor House is a listed building.
The mansion is in the centre of the estate and has two long wings which create a straight angle. The long facades are decorated with attics, terraces, an eight-cornered tower with its pyramidal top, an outer staircase with graceful railings. It was originally a hunting castle and built for leisure to run festivities and events. It has changed over the years and today has the appearance of a mansion which was created in the 20th century. Several halls and saloons are connected with each other from where guests can got out on the porch of the inner yard overlooking the river.
The property is set in 16 ha of land with a 3 hectare park with 100-year old trees, ashes, oaks, lilac bushes and a pond. One side of the property borders on the Dubna River, the other side with the Upper Dagestan River. A number of outbuildings, stables, inner courtyard and some ruins to restore
Until 1977, the mansion was an elementary school, after which it was abandoned for quite some time. In 2001, the estate was bought by the present owner they began renovations. In 2002, they registered the building as a museum with the Latvian association of Castles and Manors.
They renewed its original floor plan, and installed stoves for heat, including two tiled stoves from the 19th century. The building now has a salon, a duke’s office, and an exhibition focusing on the building’s history and the Latvian freedom battles of the early 20th century. The South terrace is currently being installed. Materials have been prepared for the roof and the floors, and the load-bearing structures are already in place. The restoration of the socle has been completed, and the porch and tower clock have been restored.
The Arendole estate is located in region of Latgale in Preili district at the bank of the river Dubna. It is about 22 km to Talsi, 40 km to Jēkabpils and around 210 km to Riga.
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