The castle is the result of the reconstruction of the family manor, which was heavily damaged during the 1848-1849 revolution. The reconstruction works, which began before 1859, were commissioned by the estate’s new owner, Baron Bánffy Albert. He later entrusted architect Kerekes Márton with additional reparations in 1870.
The manor house was built in Classicist style – it is surrounded by a plastered stone fence. The building has a rectangle shaped ground plan layout with two parts, it has a basement and its has a hipped roof. At the main entrance, at the central axis of the building there is a portico with columns and with a tympanum.
The manor took the name of Bay when Bay Miklós of Ciumești married Papolczy Mária, who received the house as dowry. They had two children, a boy and a girl, Béla (1907) and Ilonka (1908). After the second child was born, the marriage between Mária and Miklós broke, which led to divorce. Mária took the children and moved to Budapest and Miklós married Hermann Aranka, who had the same age as his son. Bay Miklós of Ciumești died in 1965, in Oradea.