Century Castle ~ West Ukraine
Built in 1630, Yagilnytskya Castle
sits on an imposing site overlooking a small town in the Ternopol/Lviv
region. The history of the castle is very rich, having been
home to a number of rulers and the site of battles. The property
was constructed by Polish Count Stanislav Lyantskoronsky and
up until 1655 was considered one of the strongest castles
in Podilia (what is now known as the Ternopol region). More
Price: $1,250,000 USD
Russian Cossack general Bohdan Kmelnytskyi tried
to conquer the castle in 1643 but failed due to the high position
of the castle and its impenetrable defensive walls. In 1655
due to a betrayal within the castle, the Cossacks of Buturlin
managed to gain access to the castle and over throw the Lyantskoronsky
A large oak plantation totaling 18 km2 known as Galilei
Dacha was planted 10kms south of the castle by the Lyantskoronsky
family to protect them from the attacks of Crimean and Nogai
Tatars. The oak forest is still here today and a fantastic
place to visit.
It was home to ruling Cossacks in the region until
around 25 years later when Ottoman Turks fought nearby in
after their victory took possession of the property. Due to
its strategic location between Poland and the rest of Ukraine,
the property was fortified further.
In the 19th Century, the Austro-Hungarian Empire
took over Western Ukraine and the castle came under their
ownership. During Communist times when the property was again
seized, the castle was converted into a tobacco making facility
but was closed shortly after the fall of Communism.
The sale not only includes the main castle itself
but numerous outbuildings, some of which are very grand. The
total size of all buildings come to 14, 216m2. The total land
size included in the sale is 44,000m2 (11 acres).
The property has its own electricity transformer
station, gas connected, water, heating, and sewage connected.
Yagilnytskya Castle is in need of works but does
have tremendous potential as a hotel as it already does attract
tourists. It is an ideal conversion prospect for a hotel,
private residence or smaller residential units such as apartments.
Location and Local Attractions
Situated just 70kms from the city of Ternopol, the
castle is close to a main motorway that leads directly to
Poland and Romania. Lviv is around 220 kms away along with
its international airport.
The Ternopol region has some of the most beautiful
castles and historic buildings throughout the whole of Ukraine.
This area is in the centre of the popular tourist triangle
of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Khotyn and Nyrkiv.
Yahilnitsia town has a number of other historic treasures
including a four hundred year old baroque Roman-Catholic church
and a Greek Orthodox Church nearby. Both can be seen from
Price: $1,250,000 USD