Coalport Station

Coalport Station

Unique holiday accommodation for pub enthusiasts - beautifully converted railway carriages in the Ironbridge Gorge.

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Welcome to Coalport Station!

Coalport Station Holidays offers unique self-catering accommodation in two renovated GWR railway carriages.
The old train station is one of England’s most romantic secrets in a charming, peaceful, rural setting where you can unwind in comfort, surrounded by beautiful woodland. We are situated in the picturesque surroundings of the Ironbridge Gorge (UNESCO World Heritage Site) overlooking the River Severn at Coalport and located on the Severn Valley Way. The gorge still has part of the ancient forests that once covered the whole of England.

There is plenty on offer for beer enthusiasts. Just a minute’s walk away is The Woodbridge Inn (recommended in the good pub guide), that sells local ales and has a fine restaurant overlooking the river Severn. There are a further 3 pubs all within a few minutes’ walk that serve food in comfort and all have charming and welcoming hosts. In Ironbridge The White Hart, The Swan Taphouse and Ye Olde Robin Hood Inn are all pubs recommended as good eateries. Shropshire is known for its artisan breweries and real ale, an excellent micro-brewery is a few minutes’ drive away in Ironbridge, and you can sample their ales at unique and ancient pubs nearby. Please read our ‘Where to eat’ guide’ on for more information.

In between sampling local ales there are walking and cycling routes available from the front door. We are on Cycle Route 45 (The Mercian Way,) which can take you into Ironbridge or Bridgnorth, and Cycle Route 55 (The Silkin Way) towards either Ironbridge or Telford. There are great walking opportunities along Wenlock Edge, The Long Mynd, and Carding Mill Valley.

We have great local attractions too with ten local Ironbridge Gorge museums and the RAF Cosford museum to choose from. There are the picturesque local market towns of Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth, the latter has a Low and High Town with a Funicular Cliff Railway running between them and the start of the Severn Valley Railway. Your trip should include ‘The Railwayman’s Arms’ – a CAMRA Award-winning pub right on the platform! Further afield there are fine examples of quaint, medieval buildings housing licensed premises in the county towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow.

Our local English Heritage and National Trust sites include The Iron Bridge, Buildwas Abbey, Wenlock Abbey and Wroxeter Roman City. Stately homes and gardens open to the public include Weston Park, Benthal Hall, Attingham Park, Dudmaston Estate and Sunnycroft. There’s also the Maws Craft Centre and even the quirky and quaint Land of Lost Content if you like anything vintage.

The luxuriously equipped carriages have been awarded 4+ star accreditation and feel genuinely spacious while boasting the ultimate in modern conveniences.
Facilities include a lounge/dining/kitchen with fridge / freezers, dishwashers, washer-dryers, flat screen TV, DVD and air conditioning in the larger rooms.

Carriage 1: one en-suite whirlpool bathroom, two further twin cabins and a shower room – sleeps 6.
Carriage 2: two en-suites with whirlpool bathrooms and walk-in-showers – sleeps 4.

Outdoor areas:
There are extensive wooded grounds of 4 acres with a woodland walk, a lawned garden area to the front, a full set of garden furniture and a BBQ with tools.
We offer weekly stay of 7 nights commencing on a Friday or Monday, weekend stays of 2 – 3 nights, or 4 nights during the week from Monday to Thursday inclusive.

Whatever the weather, Coalport Station offers a unique experience with fun, adventure and a relaxing time for all.

Telephone Number

01952 885 674


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Wi-fi Internet Access

Available free of charge

Cot and High Chair

Available free of charge


Within a short walk

Secure Cycle Storage

Under cover


Within a 10 minute drive


Within a 10 minute drive

Scenic Walks

Direct from the door