The Brodnica Mansion was built around 1890 by my great grand parents Waclaw Mankowski and Antonina Chlapowska, the granddaughter of General Dezydery Chlapowski, Napoleon's aide de camp and father of modern agriculture in our region. My parents, Kazimierz Mankowski and Zofia Potocka, granddaughter of Anna Dzialynska from Kornik, were the last owners of Brodnica, before its expropriation by the communist regime.
I was able to buy the mansion back from the State Treasury and to restore it, with the intention to creste an exclusive place for out guests who will be received by my wife and myself in the warm atmosphere of a private home. You will share with us our everyday life and exchange ideas with others, around a common dining table. Your privacy will also be safeguarded, as the place is ideal for rest.
The Brodnica Mansion enjoys 1000 m/2 of useable space and a superb park of 6 ha. Next to the Brodnica church is the tomb of Jozef Wybicki, the composer of Polish national anthem. The region is brimming with castles, palaces and mansions like the Rogalin palace, with boasts one of the largest collections of Polish paintings, or the castle of Kornik - a showpiece of Polish tradition and culture. Likewise, we can introduce you to our friends living nearby in stylish country houses.
Few miles from Brodnica, Antony Chlapowski has built one of the largest riding - schools in Europe, where all year round, 150 horses and ponies wait to take you along the Warta River for your pleasure. Close - by African ostriches will dance for you and propose their eggs for sale Three National Parks, lakes a modern swimming pool in Srem, and the old town of Poznan are expecting you. In our mansion, we revive and uphold Polish traditions, yet welcome the world. Thus, you should feel free and at ease, yet keep the same respect for the place as if you were invited to a friend's house. We have already held seminars and meetings of top executives or politicians in Brodnica; they were able to have productive discussions thanks to the unique atmosphere of this place. This is the reason why the price and your recommendations will kep the place at the desired standard.