Cotehele is located in the heart of Orange City and is a short walk to restaurants, cafes, shops, parks, theatre and galleries.
The home itself was built in 1878 for the first Magistrate west of the Blue Mountains, John Tom Lane. The home remained in the Lane family until 1966.
In 1999, in a rather run down state, Mrs Robyn Sainsbury took on the home as her own and began what was to be a magnificent restoration.
It began its life as a B&B under Robyn in 2000.
The current owner, Marie Eedy, fell in love with the house and purchased it in 2003. Marie, a qualified Interior Designer, completed the restoration of the home and further developed the B&B, making it one of the most popular accomodations in the Orange district. Marie has enjoyed meeting and helping people for over 13yrs but due to ill health was faced with selling Cotehele. In June 2017, her daughter, Georgianna Eedy, moved back to the Orange district and took over the running of the business meaning Marie could stay in her beloved home permanently.
Although the Eedy family did not originate from Orange they are now firmly rooted in the district. Marie, has 6 grandchildren; 4 of whom live in the Orange district and can often be seen helping out at Cotehele. She also has 1 great grandson who frequents the home. As is tradition with B&B's all over the world this really is a family affair.