Tradition & Experience
We cater for all guests (corporate & leisure) in overnight stays to honeymoon holidays, with private and luxurious apartments available. The property is located in spacious and secluded gardens and is close to the heart of Launceston’s many fine restaurants and attractions, including the spectacular Cataract Gorge. The gardens have been painstakingly developed displaying a rose walk. Each room or suite is superbly decorated to a unique or romantic theme and furnished with antiques, some have spa baths.
Edenholme Grange is a grand Victorian mansion (1881) with common themes of the time and of course all the modern conveniences you’ve come to expect. Our name was sourced from a vessel named Eden Holme which unfortunately came to grief at the mouth of the Tamar river.
Here’s a few pictures and history of the barque from which we got our name.
Eden Holme was the name of a three-masted barque that plied from the Port of Launceston and which unfortunately came to grief on Hebe Reef at the mouth of the Tamar River.
Constructed in 1975 in the UK by Bartram Haswell & Co, the barque was 61.5m in length and 827 tons gross. Carrying general cargo within it’s iron construction with a 9.8m beam and 5.6m draft.
- The Eden Holme moored at the old Launceston wharves on the North Esk River. The Launceston Customs House is in the background. ca. 1900.
- Eden Holme dismasted. ca. 1900.
- Eden Holme off old Launceston wharves.
- The ‘Eden Holme’ again, this time showing more of the North Esk River and its environs, from the Tamar Street Bridge.
- The Eden Holme made several voyages between London and Australia. Some of the recorded voyages are listed below:
Date Depature Date Arrival 15 Apr 1875 London 1 Jul 1875 Brisbane 31 Dec 1875 London 28 Apr 1876 Brisbane unsure London 4 Oct1877 Brisbane unsure Liverpool 6 Aug 1887 Moreton Bay
- The Eden Holme came to grief on Hebe Reef at the mouth of the Tamar River on 7 Jan, 1907; while waiting for a tug to enter the Tamar River the vessel drifted onto the reef and could not be freed. The pilots certificate was suspended. G.H. Dulling was the Master at the time of the wreckage.
- The protected wreck of the Eden Holme wreck lies at Latitude -41.05°, Longitude 146.73° under ~5 meters of water. Iron plating and frames are visible but very little artefact material remains.