Thailand-born Tish Pintusen loves "everything" about her Dubbo home-cum-business named after a town in England.
She feels the same way about the people of Dubbo who have supported and appreciated her work.
The restaurateur will leave a piece of her heart at The Westbury and Dubbo when she moves to Sydney to be with family.
Ms Pintusen is selling The Westbury at 169 Brisbane Street with an online auction scheduled for Thursday, October 14, at 1pm.
Bidders must register prior to the day with The Agency Central West NSW.
The auction will be conducted by celebrity auctioneer Damien Cooley.
"It's time for me to move on," 64-year-old Ms Pintusen said this week.
"I can't handle a big house on my own anymore but I love the house, I really do."
It is almost 30 years since the hard-working single mother of two came to Dubbo and opened Rose Garden Thai.
About 10 years ago she sold the business with the intention of returning to Sydney but her plan was derailed by a home built circa 1910 by an English doctor for his Bowral bride.
The people in Dubbo are beautiful. Country people are beautiful, honest and sincere.Owner of The Westbury Tish Pintusen
Ms Pintusen could not resist the temptation to buy The Westbury or spend a small fortune restoring it.
Extensive works have included the replacement of the roof, laying of timber floating floors, construction of four new bathrooms and styling of the home with the likes of Plantation shutters and chandeliers.
"Everything is still like the original but has a fresh feel," Ms Pintusen said.
"Everything is quality. I can't bear to put in things that just keep it going. I have to put in things I like."
Ms Pintusen is the manager of The Westbury's Bed and Breakfast, having previously leased its 70-seat restaurant which she ran for many years.
The two-storey property, zoned B3 commercial core, boasts six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and common areas.
Its period features include high ornate ceilings and decorative plasterwork.
"I love everything in the building," Ms Pintusen said before expressing her admiration for Dubbo residents.
"The people in Dubbo are beautiful. Country people are beautiful, honest and sincere."
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