Fremantle Prison Cottages
The three self-contained cottages
are situated in the grounds of the old Fremantle Prison and
were built from stone quarried on site by the convicts in
1857, to be used as accommodation for the wardens of the prison.
In 1994 the cottages were completely stripped back to their
original condition, and renovated in such a way that preserved
their colonial features. For instance, paintwork and stencilling
were reproduced as exact copies of the original work, and
clear plastic covers have been placed over the original features,
with plaques detailing the history of these to clients.
Since setting up accommodation in the cottages in 1996,
we have furnished them in the colonial style with Western Australia
antique furniture from the period. Several modern luxuries have
been added, with each cottage fully equipped with television, video,
microwaves, laundry facilities, modern kitchen and bathroom. One cottage is also fitted with facilities for
The prison complex is a major Western Australian tourist
attraction, and is currently being considered for World Heritage
listing. The placement of the complex is high on a hill, providing
different views of the Fremantle Port City. The cottage verandahs
overlook the popular Fremantle Markets. They offer clients an ideal
vantage point from which to enjoy walking access to Fremantle and
the convenience of the facilities has a vibrant small city to offer.
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