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The Old Post Office, Coalbrookdale / Ironbridge

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Celebrated in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics as Danny Boyle showed us England's green and pleasant land morphing into a landscape of furnaces and smoke stacks as the industrial revolution began... Coalbrookdale is where it happened. The industrial heritage is stamped on Coalbrookdale and the surrounding areas in a charming and fascinating way. The history is all around in the landscape and the architecture. The Old Post Office is a spacious Grade II listed building just across the road from the Coalbrookdale museums. It is right in the heart of the World Heritage Site and makes a perfect base from which to explore the seat of the Industrial Revolution and the Ironbridge Gorge. ******IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY FOR 5 OR 6 NIGHTS, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A PRICE******* The ...Celebrated in the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics as Danny Boyle showed us England's green and pleasant land morphing into a landscape of furnaces and smoke stacks as the industrial revolution began... Coalbrookdale is where it happened. The industrial heritage is stamped on Coalbrookdale and the surrounding areas in a charming and fascinating way. The history is all around in the landscape and the architecture. The Old Post Office is a spacious Grade II listed building just across the road from the Coalbrookdale museums. It is right in the heart of the World Heritage Site and makes a perfect base from which to explore the seat of the Industrial Revolution and the Ironbridge Gorge. ******IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAY FOR 5 OR 6 NIGHTS, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR A PRICE******* The area is popular with walkers and cyclists and there are a number of great walks on the doorstep. There is ample on street parking outside and a secure cycle shed at the back of the house.If you don't fancy driving (or walking) there is a bus stop right outside where you can catch a bus to Ironbridge or go into Telford to do some shopping or visit the large town park. TECH The Wi-Fi is fast and free! Watch TV online on the smart TV or log into your Netflix. There is an Xbox with games to keep the youngsters amused. FACILITIES & COMFORT We have refurbished the house with comfort as our main priority. It is particularly suitable for families with children. Why not start the day by walking the little ones to Enginuity just 2 minutes away -if you have the Museums pass it's all free for a year. We include a travel cot and a high chair and there is a selection of DVDs, games and books for all ages. DOWNSTAIRS At the front the sitting room is the old post office with the large shop window making it light and cheerful with a restful view of trees opposite. There are two large sofas to relax on, a smart TV and a log burner for the colder days. The dining room has been recently -redecorated in the William Morris style with period furniture and a high chair for little ones. The modern fitted kitchen has an oven and induction hob, fridge freezer, washer/dryer and a good supply of cookware. UPSTAIRS all the beds have have memory foam toppers & linen is provided. The large L-shaped landing provides space for an antique desk and a variety of local prints on the walls. The large double bedroom at the front has an antique style brass, kingsize bed, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. The second bedroom has 3ft bunk beds and a wardrobe & drawers providing plenty of clothes storage for two people. A large modern bathroom with electric shower other the bath completes the upstairs rooms. OUTSIDE There is plenty of on-street parking outside. The house has no garden but there is a small terrace area outside the kitchen with a small table and two chairs for a glass of something in the sunshine or a cup of coffee (or a cigarette). NEARBY.... 3 minute walk to The Museum of Iron.3 minute walk to Enginuity (interactive museum for children). 2 minute walk to nearest pub. 5 minute walk to children's play park. 15 minute walk into Ironbridge, the museum of the Gorge & nearest shop (Co-op with car parking, and pay a visit to the antique centre behind it) Ironbridge has plenty of excellent cafe's and restaurants so you've no need to cook if you'd rather not. 5 miles to Telford -the nearest large town- which has many shopping opportunities and a large town park with a fantastic play area, crazy golf and picturesque ponds and landscaping. 16 miles to Shrewsbury, one of England's finest medieval market towns and home to the fictional Brother Cadfael. The Museums use a passport ticket system, which on their website says....''The Annual Passport Ticket represents fantastic value. It allows unlimited daytime admission to all 10 Ironbridge Gorge Museums, during normal opening hours, so you can return as often as you like for one year. If after 12 months you have still not visited particular sites, you can return at any time in the future to make one free visit to the sites that you've missed'' We would ask our lovely guests to leave the property clean and tidy by 10.30am on the day of departure. Arrival is any time after 4pm. PLEASE NOTE: The Old Post Office is on the road to Ironbridge. With the bus stop right outside, please expect some traffic noise.There are five steep steps from the pavement up to the house. Please consider this if you have impaired mobility.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Heather B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
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Reviewed 18 January 2020

I had perfect stay here. Immaculate, clean and well presented. Fantastic location, walking distance to Ironbridge. Lovely features and very homely. Great night's sleep.

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank LauraC357
Reviewed 14 December 2019

Going down river on raft ,,plenty of places to go like tar caves .where they make plates for people in high places in other country’s ,up road where they used to make pottery and has a very nice cafe ,within walking distance ,visit the old...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Sunshine744683
Reviewed 12 September 2019

The old Post Office some places you can walk to just up road other lick bliss hill only few miles away and tar tunnel ,raft trip down river very good you have to book that lady very good ,when booking and helpfull very nice cafe...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Sunshine744683
Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic cottage! Plenty of room, beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, with everything that you'd need included, and such a great location. Really comfy beds, plenty of dvds and games for rainy days. No garden, but with Enginuity literally a 2 minute walk away, we...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank JennieWatts
Reviewed 11 July 2019

The Old Post Office is a superb location if you wish to visit the museums around Ironbridge. Many are within walking distance if you don't mind a bit of a hike uphill. Otherwise the bus stops outside the property. The cottage was spotlessly clean and...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Curious757709
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: June 2019
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Our third stay here - we love the setting of this cottage as it's so interesting and beautiful. The walking is wonderful particularly if you don't mind climbing up a bit. The cottage is so so comfortable and was lovely and warm. Everything is there...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Tim T
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country. At least three museums within walking distance. Helpful hosts, would book again.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank amypG4572YO
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Coalbrookdale,right in the middle of the Ironbridge area, the cottage was ideal with a large bathroom. The kitchen had everything we needed. We were lucky that the weather was good and dry. The owners must be pleased with their “little gem”.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank tracyk462
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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