Iconic Studio turret
A wonderfully eclectic space
Sitting room area
Create a gourmet meal in the well equipped
Open plan, downstairs living area
Looking down from the upstairs mezzanine…
Sculptural steel staircase
Very comfortable queensize bed with…
Upstairs bathroom/dressing area
Upstairs mezzanine /walk through to…
Large collection of artworks and artefacts
Free WIFI. Upstairs dressing/ sitting room
Enjoy the decadence of a relaxing bath on…
Meditation /'kiln' room: sometimes used a…
Complimentary WA wine and delicious,…
Mountain bikes for you to explore the…
Delightful outside eating and BBQ area
Outside limestone stairwell to north…
Free shady street parking
Through the 'hobbit' door
Private and secluded
Enjoy a swim at nearby South Beach
Local eateries and drinking spots on your…
Walk to the Shipwreck Museum
Frementle Arts Centre
The Round House
WA Martime Museum
Historic Fremmantle Prison
Fremantle Sailing Club is 200 metres away
A short stroll to Fishing Boat Harbour
Generous welcome hamper
Award winning accommodation
As a summer or winter retreat, the Silver Street Studio has an ambient charm which is hard to beat.The Studio is the perfect place in which to relax, and to escape all pressures of contemporary living, whilst being within instant reach of everything Fremantle has to offer.
Originally built as an artist's space, then gallery, the Studio has now been thoughtfully converted into a very comfortable and eclectic retreat. The space 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 wonderful items of memorabilia, including a turret, from the old Swanbourne Hospital.
Entry into 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 a private 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 environment.
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 a bathroom/dressing/sitting room. This upstairs space 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, has been converted into a peaceful reading/meditation space. This northern balcany can also be reached via a limestone stairwell connecting to the courtyard below.
A downstairs store room houses two mountain bikes which are made available to guests on request.
On arrival we give you a bottle of fine Western Australian wine, locally grown macadamia , 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 near all facilities: Two hundred metres from Fishing Boat Harbour and just 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, Abbis, 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 / massage centre and yoga classes just across the road to help with the final unwind.
You won't need a car to travel around town. As well as our mountain bikes, 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 into the centre of Perth.
Why not borrow mountain bikes, take a picnic, and explore the many cycle tracks which follow the coastal heathland.
We are close to many holiday attractions and historic sites
Enjoy the beach and a range of available water sports: the cafe life, art galleries and other local attractions. These include the WA Maritime Museum, Fishing Boat Harbour, the Round House, Fremantle Jail and the convict built underground canal system, Fremantle Markets, the Fremantle Arts Centre (the former convict built asylum) and wonderful local eateries. All are walkable, or you can also catch the CAT bus. Fremantle has a vibrant night life. There are great day trips available and regular ferries leaving for Rottnest Island, local fishing spots, and whale watching areas.These can all 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 comments from our 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.
"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.
"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.
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.
Airconditioning, Washing Machine
- internet connection
- 2 x Mountain bikes available on request
- 2nd DVD player in bedroom
- CDs, games, books, DVDs, i-pod dock
- Clothes dryer
- Complimentary bottle of fine West Australian wine
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Free WiFi
- Gourmet coffee maker and teas plus a complimentary breakfast hamper of local produce for your first morning
- High chair
- In-house Movies/Videos
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Single sofabed in downstairs space + extra single bed
- Towels Supplied
- Washing Machine
- gas heater + reverse cycle air con upstairs,
- hair dryer, plumbed bath on upstairs veranda
We charge on a sliding scale depending on the length of a stay. Please check with owner.
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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