Short Term Holiday Accommodation in South Fremantle, Western Australia
The Silver Street Studio and residence offers seclusion and serenity; an ambient charm which is hard to beat. It is the perfect retreat in which to relax whilst being within instant reach of cafes, the beach, restaurants, galleries and ‘all things Fremantle’.
Located midway between Fremantle ‘proper’ and beautiful South Beach, the Studio is ideally situated near the coast and all the facilities South Freo's culinary hub has to offer.
Originally built as an artist’s space and gallery, the building is a well known South Fremantle icon which carries many a story within its walls.
Old bridge and wharf timbers adjoin weathered limestone blocks recycled from an old Fremantle church, setting a timeless mood for this sanctuary within the city. Even the Studio turret was rescued from the old Swanbourne Hospital in the late 70s and now shines a soft light on Silver Street at night. This eclectic mix of memorabilia arguably creates one of the most intriguing and romantic hideaways in Fremantle. The Studio is not suitable for toddlers, children, the frail, or faint hearted, yet truly rewards the adventurer and those romantics with creative spirit.
On arrival, one enters the property from the laneway via a small ‘hobbit’ door. This sits within a larger ‘medieval’ gate supported by high limestone walls which hide a lush private courtyard.
This garden is shaded in the summer by a plane tree, a poinciana, a palm, an olive tree, a weeping mulberry and a grape vine which hangs from the pergola.
Huge glass sliding doors connect this leafy outdoor area to the main living space which is well equipped, beautifully furnished and very comfortable.
The upper level, originally used as a ceramics studio, is reached by a sculptural steel staircase which opens into the bedroom where a queen-size bed is fitted with quality bedding and fine linen sheets. A mezzanine walkway connects to the bathroom/ dressing room. This space leads onto the north facing veranda which now houses a recently restored, fully plumbed, four claw bath! The former kiln room, to the left, is now a tranquil meditation / reading space.
A limestone stairwell descends from the balcony to the northern courtyard below. A store room on the far left houses two mountain bikes on which you can explore Fremantle and the coastal heathlands…..
………. alternatively, you can simply stay at 'home', enjoy the space, listen to music, watch a DVD, or find an interesting read from our wide selection of fabulous books.
"We stayed at Silver Street for three nights. I could have happily stayed permanently and kept wanting to own it. The sunny courtyard, the rugs on the floor, shelves of art books and novels. The soft bed tucked up in the loft. The shops and cafes around the corner. Peace. Complete privacy. Silver street studio is the perfect place for romance, creativity or recovery. It is not like anywhere else and for anyone who appreciates art and beautiful interiors, it is an ideal retreat."
"Wanting to escape the hustle and bustle fo Sydney for a couple days, we couldn't go past Silver Street Studio. The website grabbed our attention and we're so glad we decided to stay for the few days we were in Fremantle. The welcoming owners showed us around the property and all it's gorgeous, homely quirks and then left us to it. Being so close to everything you could possibly need is great and being tucked down a small lane way is even better! We enjoyed our nights playing games with wine in front of the heater before escaping to a bed fit for a king at the top of the building. Mornings were our favourite time of day - we ate a delicious breakfast of fruit and muesli at a dining table flooded in natural light before heading out to discover more of Fremantle. We can't recommend Silver Street Studio highly enough. For anyone who stays in B&Bs; frequently, you'll appreciate the welcome change in staying at a B&B; that is exactly how it's described online."
"We adored staying at the Studio. Our short visit left a huge impression owing to the depth of character of the residence, and the hospitality of its hosts. This place has so much charm and eccentricity (and a wonderful collection of books and art to absorb) but with ample amounts of luxury, comfort and style that make it the perfect getaway at any time of year. Highly recommended!"
"A very enjoyable and romantic weekend away. This ‘home’ is what Fremantle is all about – the warmth and charm of a home full of the rustic character of classic Freo - an amazing haven. Thank you. We will definitely be back and recommending this place to all our friends."
"The Studio is perfect! We had a wonderful honeymoon here – we don’t want to leave. The location is excellent. We cannot fault it and we will definitely return. Many thanks for your lovely hospitality."