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The Old Post Office. In the heart of the World Heritage Site

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

The Old Post Office is a Grade II listed building just across the road from the Coalbrookdale museums and just up the road from Ironbridge. 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 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.

We have recently refurbished the house with comfort as our main priority. There are two large sofas to relax on and the beds all have memory foam toppers & linen is provided. There is free Wi-Fi and a selection of DVDs, games and books for all ages.

On the ground floor there is a sitting room with a log burner. This originally had the post office counter and retains the large shop-style window. There is also a dining room and a modern fitted kitchen on the ground floor with a fridge freezer and washer/dryer.

Upstairs there is a large double bedroom with a kingsize bed, a second bedroom with 3ft bunk beds and a modern bathroom with electric shower other the bath. There is on-street parking immediately 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 café & gift shop (open 10 - 5pm every day ,we recommend the breakfast baguettes).

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)

5 miles to Telford -the nearest large town- which has many shopping opportunities and a large town park.

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''

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 up from the pavement to the house. Please consider this if you have impaired mobility.

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Heather Berwick
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Heather Berwick

Our obsession with this area started five years ago when we visited for the first time.

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.

Heather Berwick purchased this house in 2014

Why Heather Berwick chose Shropshire

This house had enough space for us to stay in and was right next to the Museum of Iron and the site of the world's first blast furnace which is the centre of our interest.

The Old Post Office was also itself a piece of the area's history. On the floorboards in the front room we could see the marks made by a hundred years of heeled shoes as people waited at the counter. We have yet to uncover a picture of the post office in use but we have discovered it was originally owned in 1905 by Mr. John Dorsett. His son, John P Dorsett, was the butcher in the shop next door.

The house needed a lot of work but Phase 1 is now complete. There is a new kitchen and bathroom and a full redecoration. We will be continuing to improve it and restore it in the future.

14 Reviews

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(14 traveller reviews)

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Comfy cottage in a convenient location

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Post Office. It is very comfy and well equipped, in a convenient location with all one needs nearby. We came here to visit the museums mainly, but also to see some of the lovely countryside around. TOPO was an ideal base for both of those things.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Three pensioners stay at The Old Post Office Coalbrookdale.

  • 5 of 5

When we entered the premises we were amazed how spacious it was. A large comfortable lounge spacious dining area and good sized kitchen. There was a walk in cupboard to hang coats etc. Upstairs too was a pleasant surprise. The main bedroom was large with a comfortable king size bed and plenty or hanging space in the wardrobe and an ample size chest of drawers. Our initial concern was the second room with bunk beds which my sister was to use.

She said the bed was wide and comfortable and she slept really well. As she was unable to sit up in bed to read her bedtime novel we bought a dining chair up from downstairs - problem solved. The bathroom was a good size but none of us tried the shower although it was tempting as it was over a very deep bath.

The Old Post Office is ideally suited to visit the many museums in the area. We purchased a ticket for £20 which enabled us to visit all of the sights should we wish and are valid for 12 months.

There are quite a few National Trust properties a short distance away and even a stroll along to Ironbridge was well worth while. The local Coop stocks many basic supplies but Telford is not too far if you need to stock up.

I cannot praise the cottage or the area enough - we had a lovely week and would happily stay here again as there was still so much to see but sadly not enough days in our week.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, well appointed and a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The Old Post Office is excellently maintained, nicely furnished has everything that you need. The location is ideal. You have lovely walks around the gorge and along the river on your doorstep, it's easy walking distance to the busier Ironbridge and has the excellent Coalbrookdale Inn three minutes stroll around the corner, with the latter being an absolute gem of a friendly local pub selling a great range of beers and ciders.

If you get in the car you have all the local museums and lovely towns and villages to explore nearby. Bridgenorth is an easy 20 min drive for the Severn Valley Railway, which is great family day out. It's also a lovely town in itself.

I couldn't recommend it more highly, and can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A fabulous property in a very interesting place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a February half-term break at the Old Post Office. The whole family had a great time! There is so much to do in the area whatever the weather - the Ironbridge museums were great, and we thoroughly recommend the RAF Cosford Museum near Telford (free!) which is a full day out too and had plenty for us all to enjoy.

The cottage was great - really comfortable and much more spacious than we were expecting! The owners had provided everything to make our stay more pleasant - games, DVDs and plenty of necessities such as cleaning products etc.

We would definitely recommend, and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place, we felt like home

  • 5 of 5

It's been great to stay in this house, will definitely be back again. We were a family of four, with a 3 year old and a 1 year old. The 3 year old really liked the bunk beds and selection of books. Also, we watched plenty of DVD's, a fab selection. The house had everything we needed and more, the owners were very responsive and kind. It's been a lovely experience, it's a shame we stayed for only 3 nights...

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Warm, comfortable and well equiped

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Old Post Office. Very convenient position for the Ironbridge World Heritage Site and nearby towns. The facilities were ideal and provided for all our needs.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Location

From the Owner

This house had enough space for us to stay in and was right next to the Museum of Iron and the site of the world's first blast furnace which is the centre of our interest. The Old Post Office was also itself a piece of the area's history. On the floorboards in the front room we could see the marks made by a hundred years of heeled shoes as people waited at the counter. We have yet to uncover a picture of the post office in use but we have discovered it was originally owned in 1905 by Mr. John Dorsett. His son, John P Dorsett, was the butcher in the shop next door. The house needed a lot of work but Phase 1 is now complete. There is a new kitchen and bathroom and a full redecoration. We will be continuing to improve it and restore it in the future.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
5 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£243
for 3 nights
From
£81
£360
 
 
School Summer Holidays 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£520
 
 
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£228
for 3 nights
From
£76
£298
 
 
Autumn Half Term 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£385
 
 
Nightly Rate
13 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£235
 
 
Christmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£537
 
 
Easter 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£276
for 3 nights
From
£92
£393
 
 
Spring 2018
15 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£219
for 3 nights
From
£73
£305
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£235
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

Outside

  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only