Musica Viva │ Buxton Manor
Fire Station Inn │ Adelaide Hotels
Bishop's Garden Suite │ Exclusive
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The North Adelaide Heritage Group, established by Rodney & Regina Twiss in 1988, consists of 18 unique & beautiful heritage self-contained, luxury Adelaide Accommodation properties, situated in Adelaide's most prestigious city precinct of North Adelaide. In 2015, the group welcomed Victor Harbor Accommodation, 'Sea Crescent' to the portfolio.


Offering the premium Australian Boutique Hotel and Bed & Breakfast Adelaide experience; the proudly South Australian owned and operated North Adelaide Heritage Group is a leading innovator and provider of tourism accommodation in Australia.


Each boutique owner-hosted accommodation, based around the architecture and era of the properties, combines with an informed interior design component of colours, textures, themes and Australian antiques.



The North Adelaide Heritage Group was established by Rodney and Regina Twiss in 1989, with the committed belief that international visitors would enjoy a taste of living, even for a short time, in the most salubrious part of an Australian Capital city. Their belief included the commitment to providing lovely character Australian houses or spacious luxury apartments, looked after by highly experienced and hospitable hosts. All North Adelaide Heritage Group accommodations are situated amongst high-end boutiques, restaurants, cafes, eateries and restored villas, in the leafy city precinct of North Adelaide and wider Adelaide.


Our credentials are amongst the highest, green-inspired in the industry (using existing state Heritage Listed buildings which were built for the Australian climate). The Twiss Family are proud of their achievements and have an exciting ongoing commitment to continuous improvement and maintenance.


Properties contained within the North Adelaide Heritage Group include:


Exclusive Properties comprising of:

  • The Penthouse Residency, a superb 5-star spacious contemporary penthouse suite, restored & designed for our most discerning & VIP guests, with 5 rooms with a sundeck of 7 metres, perched two stories high.

  • Bishop’s Garden, an 1890’s Adelaidian Villa formerly the Bishop of Adelaide’s Residence. This spacious well-appointed 5-star luxurious apartment has a newly created open plan living room, state of the art kitchen and dining room with glass French doors and windows overlooking the sunlit & floodlit private garden.

  • Our exciting Dover Castle Terrace House opened in July 2005 is North Adelaide Heritage Groups premier terrace-house and presented in true Twiss style, a 5 star, 4 bedroom exclusive terrace house within Adelaide’s most prestigious boulevard.


Our Unique Luxury Properties include:

  • The famous Fire Engine Suite featuring a large red fire truck in the bedroom.

  • The Friendly Meeting Chapel is a beautiful 1879 Adelaide bluestone chapel with lofty ceilings situated in the heart of North Adelaide’s cosmopolitan café scene.

  • Melbourne St Mews Cottage with king-size spas.

  • William Townhouse & Loggia Courtyard Suite, each of which offer superior accommodation, furnished with rare Australian Antiques.


Buxton Manor is a glorious, romantic, rambling large Mansion built-in 1908 in the William Morris ‘Arts & Craft’ theme of decorative red brick with steep sloping rooflines and bevelled diamond-shaped, lead lighted windows, surrounded by half an acre of very manicured, welcoming gardens with masses of old fashioned scented roses, herb garden, cottage flowers and sweeping lawns. Featured at the Manor are the following self-contained apartments which contain Australian antiques and memorabilia and polished spruce floors, decorative fireplaces, marbleized ceilings, rag rolled faux paint finishes, ornate ceiling roses, gilt mirrors and collectable Australian antiques.


Our Adelaide Heritage Cottages are all beautifully restored heritage-listed, in a range of locations (close to restaurants and open-air cafes). They include four separate cottages:


North Adelaide Heritage Group are Proud Members of:

  • ATEC (Australian Tourism Export Council)

  • Bed and Breakfast Farmstay & Accommodation Australia

  • SKAL (International Association of Travel & Tourism Professionals)

  • Beautiful Accommodation (Discerning guide to beautiful places to stay)

  • Bentley Drivers Club

North Adelaide Accommodation


"We have just returned from a 4 night stay with Norh Adelaide Heritage Group at their Buxton Manor, North Adelaide premises. We stayed in the Musica Viva apartment. A delightful, antique filled beautiful old serviced apartment. All facilities were present in a large property. It was comfortable and conveniently located to city and transport. We loved our stay".

Melbourne, Australia


"Had we known how charming this place was going to be (Buxton Manor) we would have taken more time to drink in the lounge and savour the history & splendour. Great location to explore Adelaide. We hope we can return with more time to spare".

Vancouver, Canada


"What an absolute joy to spend some time in a peaceful tranquil environment (Buxton Manor). Absolute gem of an abode. Thank you for a fabulous stay".



"Stayed here for 1 night (Cafe Spa Suite) whilst on a business trip! So wish I had longer!! It was like coming home to my own home at the end of a long day. Thank you!!".



"Glad people still provide interesting & fun accommodation (Fire Station Inn). Our Wedding night was the fire truck!"

Jeff & Gayle


"My brother loved the Fireman's Pole & dad climbed it (at the Fire Station Inn)! We both loved the spa bath & the bed & sofa bed were very comfortable. We'll be coming back for sure!"

Mumford Family


" Many thanks for a beautifully furnished & relaxed hide-away. Paprika Cottage was a lovely retreat for our first days together as a married couple. Thanks for keeping this part of North Adelaide's History!".

Queensland Guests


"What a night! The hosts made every effort to ensure we were comfortable, including a lovely in house phone call (a beautiful personal touch); an impeccably kept room, and last but not least an interactive fire engine (in the Fire Station Inn). My 2 year old couldn't get enough of all the toys and dress ups. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to more visits in the future. Thank you".

Caitlin Ogilvie


"I came down for the Adelaide Festival & was stunned by the size & the homey feel of the Bishop's Garden Suite, situated in leafy North Adelaide. Two large bedrooms fully equipped kitchen & short walk to shops amenities in a residential area. Lovely furnishings & back garden. This is ideal for people who want to linger or people who require something with more character than just a hotel. The staff went out of their way to be of assistance."

Trip Advisor

Fire Station Inn │ North Adelaide Accommodation