Description

As a summer or winter retreat, the award winning Silver Street Studio has an ambient charm and romance which is hard to beat.The Studio is the perfect place in which to relax, and escape the pressures of contemporary living, whilst being within instant reach of 'all things Fremantle'.

Originally built as an artist's space, then gallery, the Studio has now been thoughtfully converted into a comfortable and eclectic environment. The Studio has been constructed from large local limestone blocks rescued from a former church, magnificent one hundred year old timbers from 'Rob's' (South Fremantle) Jetty, and other items of memorabilia, including a turret, from the old Swanbourne Hospital.

Entry to the property is through a small wooden door within a 'medieval' gate. Ivy trails over high limestone walls which seclude a lush courtyard garden. In summer, this area is shaded by a plane tree, a poinciana, palms, an olive tree, a weeping mulberry and a grape vine. This is an ideal setting for breakfast, a leisurely lunch, or evening BBQ.

Huge glass doors connect this leafy outdoor area to the downstairs living space which is open plan - has a well equipped kitchen, a dining area and a comfortable lounge. The rugs and furnishings, together with the idiosyncratic architecture create a lovely ambience.

The upper studio level, originally used for producing ceramics, is now reached internally via a sculptural steel staircase. The bedroom area has a very comfortable queen size bed, supplied with best quality bedding and crisp white linen sheets. A small mezzanine connects this space to the bathroom/dressing/sitting area. This is an airconditioned space and has a small desk away from the main living area for those who need to 'work'.

This upstairs space also opens onto the north facing balcony which provides a wonderful 'open air' spot for a sumptuous bath under the stars (see image). The former kiln room, to the left of the balcony, is a peaceful reading/meditation space - and occasional spare bedroom. The balcany can also be reached via a limestone stairwell connecting to the northern courtyard area below.

The downstairs store room, opposite the toilet, houses two mountain bikes which are available on request.

On arrival we give you a bottle of fine Western Australian wine, local chocolates, flowers, Margaret River olive oil soaps, plus a delicious breakfast hamper for your first morning. Besides a selection of beautiful fresh fruits, this contains locally made jam, WA roasted coffee beans, gourmet teas, home-made meusli, free range eggs and freshly baked bread from our local German bakery just at the end of the street.

An single bed can be made available on request and/or a cot for a small baby.

Please note that the Studio is not suitable for active toddlers, the frail or fainthearted. It is a wonderfully ecclectic, idiosyncratic space that truly rewards the adventurer, and those with creative spirit who want something a little different from an ordinary hotel suite. This well known icon has a fascinating history and weaves together many a local story.

The Studio is in a superb location

Silver Street Studio is private, yet centrally placed and near all facilities. Two hundred metres from Fishing Boat Harbour - a short walk to South Beach and/or Central Fremantle.

We are very close to a variety of great local restaurants, specialty shops, galleries, fresh food outlets, a supermarket and cafes. These include Ootong and Lincoln just at the end of our little street, Manna Wholefoods, the ever popular German bakery, and more - all within 100 metres. For those who want to be 'renewed' and/or pampered, there is a beauty and massage centre, and a yoga centre just across the road to help with the final unwind.

You won't need a car. On arrival in Perth, the Airport Shuttle Service can drop you off at our door in South Fremantle. The free CAT bus service runs every ten minutes from the end of the road, taking a circular route around Fremantle via various sites of interest, also stopping at the railway station for those wishing to travel to Perth by train.

You can borrow mountain bikes on request and explore the many cycle and walking tracks which follow the coastal heath.

We are close to many holiday attractions and historic sites

Enjoy the beach, a range of water sports, cafe life, art galleries and other local attractions. These include the New WA Maritime Museum, Fishing Boat Harbour, the Round House, Fremantle Jail, the convict built underground canal system, Fremantle Markets, and the Fremantle Arts Centre (the former convict built asylum). All are walkable, or you can catch the CAT bus. Fremantle has a vibrant night life. There are also great day trips available and ferries leaving for Rottnest Island, local fishing spots, whale watching areas.These can be booked through the Tourist Office.

You can of course, just sit at 'home', listen to music, watch TV/a DVD, play chess or find a really good 'read' from our excellent selection of books - and relax.

Here are a few extra comments from this year's Studio guest book:-

"A magical retreat for lovers separated by half a planet. Thank you Hugh and Judy. We will be back". Sandy and Don from North Fremantle and Denver, USA. March 2013.

"What a lovely beginning to married life! After our wedding, this place was a perfect getaway from crazy preparations. Thank you for all the small touches, a truly incredible work of art". Sophie and Adam, Perth, WA. April 2013.

"Textures, colours, contrasts, wood smells, patterns of light, varied spaces, harmony and all the special touches made SSS a very memorable base for our Australia Day 2013 in Fremantle. Thank you very much Hugh and Judy for a very nice stay". Jonty and Loren Eales, Kalgoorlie, WA. February 2013.


Please refer to the photo gallery at the top of our web page. For a close up view of the Studio. Click on each image.

If your required dates are taken, we invite you to look at our web page for Coral Street Cottage, which is also registered with the Stays Group. VISA and MASTERCARD facilities are available.

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Silver Street Studio is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home away from home! Amazing studio, a true hidden gem filled with gorgeous, eclectic treasures. Judy shows such attention to detail and really thinks of everything you might need. I got ready for our wedding here and the calming space was perfect. Also the perfect location for pictures, it is a photographers dream! We also honeymooned here after, I cried when we left! I am so glad we found this place, cant wait to go back :)
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved every minute This place is beautiful! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and fell in love with the studio the minute we walked through the door. It was great to have a place to sit and relax after a chaotic few weeks, and there were heaps of good restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. We're already making plans to return next year.
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hidden Gem in South Fremantle We had a wonderful stay at the Studio for three days after our wedding. The Studio has been beautifully decorated and Judy and Hugh have thought of everything we needed to enjoy our stay including a beautiful welcome hamper. This is a must stay for anyone who loves Fremantle as you are steps away from the café strip and South Beach. Thanks for a great stay.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tucked away in a quiet, leafy street, the Silver Street Studio is such a delightful place to stay! Both Judy and Hugh were friendly, accommodating hosts and made us feel very welcome. The gift hamper was full of delicious produce which we enjoyed thoroughly. Ootong and Lincoln is just a few meters up the road and do fab coffee and tasty food. We stayed for three nights and didn't want to leave! Cosy, comfortable, captivating and calming, a perfect way to spend our first wedding anniversary!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great location, easy walking distance to central Fremantle. Eclectic, comfortable and unique accomodation experience, with every whim catered for.Gracious, generous and unobtrusive hosts who made our stay carefree and delightful.Would recommend in the strongest possible terms.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a gorgeous hideaway in the heart of South Fremantle. It was so lovely and tranquil that we decided to spend most of our 3 days there including cooking dinner in the well equipped kitchen. Perfect little nooks and corners for lounging with a book. Judy and Hugh are generous hosts with top quality breakfast provisions and fruit, a good bottle of WA red and nibbles. It was the perfect finish to our action packed holiday at Ningaloo Reef.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a beautiful hideaway - much more than a studio! It has a relaxed, spacious feel with lovely little spaces tucked away to be discovered. It is very comfortable with all the appliances and extras you could need. Some may find the outside toilet a challenge but it was all part of the quirky Fremantle experience. The location is terrific with a short walk to the beach and cafes around the corner. I'd definitely return!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This magic setting is perfect for a quiet retreat. On opening the Hobbit's door and stepping inside, the peace was palpable. Judy and Hugh have created a very special place that can serve as a base for the sites of Fremantle with excellent shops and destinations within walking distance, as well as a homely sanctuary where you can relax in well equipped and comfortable surroundings. From the well stocked Welcome basket to the outdoor bath, this is holiday base that you may not want to leave.It was a lovely way to spend our wedding anniversary and we will look forward to returning again...and again.
Date published: 2014-01-23

Features

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Airconditioning, Washing Machine

internet connection
2 x Mountain bikes available on request
2nd DVD player in bedroom
Airconditioning
Barbeque
CDs, games, books, DVDs, i-pod dock
Clothes dryer
Complimentary bottle of fine West Australian wine
Cooking Facilities
Cot
DVD player
Free WiFi
Gourmet coffee maker and teas plus a complimentary breakfast hamper of local produce for your first morning
Heaters
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Single sofabed in downstairs space + extra single bed
Stereo
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
gas heater + reverse cycle air con upstairs,
hair dryer, plumbed bath on upstairs veranda

Prices

We charge on a sliding scale depending on the length of a stay. Please check with owner.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $275 $550 $1925 3 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Linen for extra sing $25 p/s
sturdy cot and linen $25 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 3 people.

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