Nestled in the heart of Unley, Thomas Street Mews delivers nostalgia, comfort and convenience for the inspired or weary traveller. And yet it is only 10 minutes from the city by bus - in particular on a direct bus line to the Adelaide Oval and Festival Theatre precinct, Rundle Mall, Victoria Square/Central Market and Her Majesty'sTheatre. Catch the tram to the Entertainment Centre. Stay for a weekend or longer and soak up the magic that the City of Villages offers. Internet enabled fully self-contained one bedroom apartment with a private entrance facing Thomas St and a large fenced back courtyard. Double bed and single futon for an extra guest. A single fold up bed is also available upon request. Complete privacy with a private court yard and clothes line. On street parking free of charge.
Fully self-contained one bedroom apartment with a private entrance facing Thomas St and a large fenced back courtyard. In the bedroom - a comfy double bed with new floor to ceiling mirrored robes and a gorgeous view to the back courtyard garden in particular the 50 year old orange tree. The bespoke kitchen retains the original baltic pine cabinets and introduces a new chest and appliances. The bathroom is spanking brand new and charming. The lounge is spacious with smart tv and futon single bed. A fold up single bed is also available upon request. The back verandah now houses a dining room off which is a small laundry. Outdoor seating in the court yard and clothes line for air drying. Street parking literally at the front door. There has never been an incident with street parking in the 78 years my family have owned this property.
It just so happens that Thomas Street was created in 1839 from a parcel of land owned by Thomas Whistler. It was Whistler, a colonial agent in London, who named Unley. Unley was the town centre way back then as it is today. Almost 100 years later, Thomas Street Mews were crafted. Built in 1938, it remains a fine example of the Interwar Residential Architectural style of Old English Apartments. I have lived in next door Apartment for over 20 years, raised my sons here and laughed and loved here. And I have restored the next door apartment with passion, sheer grit and determination so that it would shine and be a beautiful space for you to stay. If you want sleek and smooth this is not for you. But if you want a genuine place that reeks of warmth, honesty, and down to earth homeliness then Thomas St Mews is for you.
You are literally 5 mins walking time from the Unley Road and King William Road precincts. If I were a genie I couldn’t do it any better. Everything your heart desires is literally at the end of Thomas Street. The local gym will give you day, fortnightly, monthly passes, the swimming pool in the Shopping centre has lap swimming in the morning and at lunch time - shops of every kind - food - fashion - gifts - news-agency - hairstylists: there are services - post offices - library - churches - medical clinic with walk in service: pubs and restaurants of every nationality - wine bars, bakers delights: florists, travel agents, jewellers, bootmakers, yes and Woolworths and Coles to name just a few all 5 mins away on foot. And if you wish to venture further then its 10mins to the city on bus both on Unley and King William Roads or 35 mins to the city on foot.
Guests have their own private access. I will meet and greet but I respect the privacy of guests.
Fr will be provided on arrival.
Long before British and European settlement in the middle of the nineteenth century in South Australia, long before Unley was conceived in 1840, the land which is my neighbourhood today was called the Black Forest and belonged to the indigenous Kaurna people. The native bushland that existed then has been nearly lost. With settlement came farming, market gardens and orchards. Ironically Whistler who is credited with naming Unley lived on Brownhill Creek at a site which is known today as Heywood Park. It is worth a wander to see the only remaining stand of grey box woodland which remain there from the Black Forest. Heywood Park is a leisurely stroll past coffee shops and the Hyde Park Tavern. You can soak up local architecture along the way. I love walking to Unley Shopping Centre at the end of Thomas Street through the Memorial Gardens on the corner of Unley Road. It is magical at night with the fairy lights adorning the Rotunda. Around Advent the lawns are blanketed in a carpet of jacaranda petals - the colour is a glorious mauve/blue and will simply take your breath away. The Soldiers Memorial Gardens were opened in 1921 to commemorate the loss of life in World War I and to mark the end of War - “ the war to end all wars". On a Sunday morning I love walking past St Spyridon Greek Church in Oxford St next to the Unley Village Green - the bells ring out loud and clear. Or sometimes I venture a little further to the Unley Oval where if energy prevails I break out into a slow trot - life is so good.
Unley is an inner suburb of Adelaide 1.5km south of the CBD. For me, one of the joys of working in the City was an early morning walk to work. It only takes 35 minutes. The highlight was walking along King William Road and reaching Greenhill Road where the Glenelg/Entertainment Centre tram stops. Sometimes I would take the free tram into Halifax street or beyond to Victoria Square where I would get off and run into the Central market for a hot coffee and a Haighs Choccy. More often I would delight in the stretch of South Parklands listening for birdsong and delight in sheer beauty of it all.
I could go on and on. But best to stop here with an invitation to see for yourself. Unley is central to to beaches and hills - it's a starting point for seeing all that South Australia has to offer. God speed!
Thomas Street Mews is 5 mins away from transport to the city on both Unley and King William Roads. Car parking is available on the street directly out the front.