WHILE Abercrombie House awaits the eventual return of tourists, it's been given some good news from the NSW Government.
The Ophir Road landmark will be able to replace some "quite tatty, faded and worn" carpet thanks to $10,000 of funding.
In the meantime, Abercrombie is continuing its high tea-in-a-box initiative in September.
Abercrombie House owner Christopher Morgan said new carpet will be installed through the central area of the house, including the ground floor hall as well as stairs and landings throughout the building.
"It's going to make such a difference to Abercrombie House," he said.
"The old carpet had reached its use-by date and was quite tatty, faded and worn. New carpet really will give the place a lift."
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the tourist attraction "really has unlimited tourism potential".
"Christopher and Xanthe Morgan are constantly undertaking work to keep the building in good shape, but it's such a massive and ongoing task for them," he said.
"This funding from Destination NSW will help freshen up the central area of the interior of the house."
Abercrombie House's high tea-in-a-box initiative, one of the ways in which the Morgans are responding to the loss of tourists caused by COVID, is being held each Sunday in September.