The manor house in the village of Tajná, near Nitra, is on the market again. A national cultural monument that served as a home for orphans for almost 60 years, it is being auctioned off by the government.
The orphanage was closed in 2009 and the manor house has since fallen into disrepair. The Labour Ministry is now trying to sell the historic building for at least €1,010,000 through an electronic auction, the My Nitra website wrote.
The house comes with 10 hectares of parkland, including rare trees. The Hungarian noble family who once owned it built a tennis court and a boating pond, where they used to ice skate in winter.
"After the outbreak of the Slovak National Uprising [in 1944], they packed up and left," said Ján Trungel, who has been looking after the house since 2018.