Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew purchased a 177-year-old country hotel in rural NSW in May this year.
And on Wednesday, the newsreader-turned-property flipper, 39, shared an update on renovations on the property she plans to reopen for business with her husband Neil Varcoe.
Edwina said the couple have faced a few hurdles along the way because the farm belongs to a heritage protected town.
‘Like any renovation and building project, there are various ups and downs,’ she told realestate.com.au.
‘Since the 1970s, the whole town has been under fairly strict heritage guidelines for a reason because that’s what attracted us to it, its beautiful history, the beautiful buildings and well-maintained main street façade.’
Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew hits hurdles on renovations on 177-year-old country hotel in rural NSW after planning to reopen property for business with her husband Neil
‘We wanted to make sure that we did the same through our project, but obviously that means you need to work within heritage guidelines, within heritage colours.’
Edwina said she has been limited to changing the original building’s structure and colours.
The TV star also explained she had decided on a name but was forced to choose a new name after rebranding.
In May, Edwina shared a video to Instagram showcasing her new property in Carcoar, 260ks west of Sydney.
The property, known as ‘The Victoria Hotel’, was built in 1846.
The video captured inside the two-storey historical property and its stunning architectural design, including a beautiful balcony and French windows.
Edwina said the couple have faced a few hurdles along the way because the farm belongs to a heritage protected town
‘In 1846, it was built on the banks of the Belubula River in Carcoar. 177 years later, on the same land, The Victoria returns to welcome a new generation of guests,’ she wrote.
‘A new chapter for the town time forgot. A new full-time project for us. A new side hustle for me in addition to waking up with you every morning on @sunriseon7.
‘Reopening 2025 (with a lot of Fawlty Towers updates to come between now and then),’ she added.
Edwina’s property, known as ‘The Victoria Hotel’, was built in 1846 and she has plans to renovate it so it could one day reopen for business