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Canal Cottage

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Coalport, Shropshire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, everything you need at this homely historical cottage."

    Our 2nd time, Bliss Hill, Maws, Tile Factory and Severn Valley railway were brilliant. Shakespeare Inn just across the road, just the job. See you on our next trip.

    Thank you so much ❤️ see you next time. Amanda x Property Owner

    Reviewed by GretaNov 2023

  • "Arrived on a Friday afternoon in September lovely and warm outside walked in cottage and the cold and damp just hit us,we went into kitchen an awful smell of drains opened cupboards and the smell of damp just hit us,we got 2 plates 2 dishes and 2 mugs that is all we used ."

    The sink was blocked and we had to plunge with dishcloth to get water down. The lounge walls had damp patches all over them.at one stage the wall above the fire place was actually running with water. the window didn’t have a latch . Don’t be fooled by pics on site as the patio furniture was nothing like in picture it was a plastic chairs settee and little table full of green mold with cushions that had seen better days. Going up stairs the first thing is the door on landing going into hairdressing salon no security our side it felt like anybody could walk through it at any time and if you are in the bathroom it is opposite first feeling of insecurity Then the bedroom yes the bed was comfy but again a door leading into the neighbours again no security our side so felt very vulnerable and really felt nothing of value could be left.also the neighbours talking was like they were in the room with us. Again the window had no latch on it. The bathroom being the same steel windows and a screw screwed into the sill that held the window open or closed.then the bathroom plug got blocked … We had brought a passport for all the museums before we went so we did all of these and stayed out as long as possible the pubs ,cafe etc nearby are great.by Wednesday we were both Ill with colds and bad chests so yes we did leave early would never recommend this property it’s the worst holiday we have had since booking with Sykes in the last 15 years plus and normally we have at least 4 per year. This property needs a bit of tlc .and a true marketing picture. There is no allocated parking it is a free for all opposite with the pub backing onto the wall along it so if the pub/ hotel, people walking etc is really busy you have to find else where. Never did find the car park that the vendor said there was as the other parking in area is pay on exit so could prove expensive. We asked questions before we went but didn’t get much of a response from the vendor.

    Thank you very much for this negative feedback. I’m so grateful that you are the minority. Which is clearly reflected in my reviews. Regards Amanda. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2023

  • "A beautiful cute cottage in a lovely location with lots to see and do in the area."

    The only negative is we had to bring our own quilt as I have an allergy to feathers down which is quite a common allergy for asthmatics. Maybe yiu could leave a synthetic quilt in the cupboard? This could also be used a lighter quilt in the summer months. Otherwise it is a lovely cottage beautifully presented

    Reviewed by CathyAug 2023

  • "Perfect in every way - we will definitely come back!"

    Reviewed by JonathanAug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Having read some of the earlier reviews, l would think we stayed in a different place! Clean and tidy, no mould anywhere, paintwork and flooring perfect. Yes the stairs are narrow and steep but that’s what you get in a cottage. Enjoyed sitting in the courtyard feeding the ducks. Coalport is great and we would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by VernonAug 2023

  • "Thank you Amanda your cottage is beautiful hoping to have many more stays in ..."

    Thank you Amanda your cottage is beautiful hoping to have many more stays in your home from home Love Phil and Karen xxx

    Thank you very much Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilJul 2023

  • "A well-presented cottage with good facilities."

    Very comfortable bed and sofa. Kitchen bright with good items. A little more cutlery please. I feel that there should be a much stronger warning about the steep, narrow and twisting stairs. The website should also state that there is no mobile phone signal at all. Thank heavens the Wi Fi was good. The cottage is in a idyllic setting.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2023

  • "Quaint cottage in fantastic location ."

    The surrounding area is excellent . The cottage was ideal for a couple , with a good outside space to enjoy the weather and the friendly ducks . The pub across the road served great food and we also enjoyed the beer garden at the pub just over the footbridge across the river . We thought that the bed was a bit soft and the pillows needed replacing but otherwise everything was great and we had a very enjoyable stay .

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2023

  • "The cottage itself is beautiful and in a lovely location."

    We found the bed and the sofa uncomfortable, probably due to the uneven floors. In an old property the floors can of course be uneven but a large modular sofa did not help. The breakfast bar style eating arrangement is also not ideal as the table wobbles. My husband became unwell and could not get comfy and due to this lack of comfort we left early. I mention his illness simply as it illustrates the comfort issue. There was mould around the shower tiles. The kitchen sink has a drainage issue causing unpleasant smells. A shame as it's a lovely picturesque place and otherwise we very much enjoyed our stay. We loved the location, the easy access to a number of restaurants and pubs, watching the damsel flies flitting over the canal, feeding the ducks, and exploring the locality with its fascinating history in general.

    Reviewed by CorinneJun 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and its location, and would recommend anyone looking for a total chill out to book it!"

    In general all was well. but we felt the cleanliness (specifically in the kitchen area) could be improved, on arrival, we had to wash all cutlery and crockery... as when first tried to use found them to be "Unclean". We don't feel this was the fault of the owners, but it is their responsibility to ensure all is well before the next batch of guests arrive. All other areas, although basic were good.

    Reviewed by LynetteMay 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2023

  • "Cosy little cottage for a short break."

    Lovely location close to pubs, walks and towns nearby. Woul definitively book again.

    Reviewed by JanetApr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Canal Cottage."

    The location was just spot on. I feel it was a bit light on crockery, just one glass tumbler? We didn't like the two locked interior doors upstairs, one in the bedroom and one at the top of the stairs opposite the bathroom where you could clearly hear all the conversation from the hair salon. These doors were locked from the other side, who has keys?. We would have felt more comfortable with sliding bolts on the accommodation side.

    Reviewed by RogerMar 2023

  • "This is not a criticism of the property itself."

    Some of your Sykes properties are fully stocked for a stay with household items, for instance cleaning items and some other properties are, as on this occasion, short on these. This time we had to purchase toilet and kitchen rolls, disinfectant etc, whereas our last booking had plenty. I feel it would help if there could be some consistency across all rentals with a level of provision stipulated so all customers would be aware of what to expect.

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2022

  • "Loved it, great location, still gots lots to see."

    Shakespeare Inn and Half Moon brilliant. Boat was interesting. Fireworks at Blists Hill made it a spectacular visit too.

    Reviewed by GretaNov 2022

  • "We had lovely stay in Canal Cottage."

    It was so cosy and very peaceful. It is well equipped. We were able to walk to most of the local museums and pubs.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage."

    Beautiful location with lots of.wildlife and cheeky ducks. Would have liked bedside tables or a shelf for glass of water books etc.

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2022

  • "What a lovely location ."

    . The cottage is clean although very small but we knew that. Steps upstairs are a little more difficult then we expected it was a bit off putting the door in the bedroom which was locked from the other side with a key in. Only used the car once to go for supply’s. Fed the ducks outside the door every day we loved it.

    Reviewed by JillSep 2022

  • "Very enjoyable week at Canal Cottage."

    The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped in an ideal location surrounded by walks, restaurants and museums, Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2022

  • "We expected the cottage to be next to a "proper" canal"

    Reviewed by KenAug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location - within walking distance to a variety of interesting places and also eating pubs."

    A delightful peaceful place to stay with visiting wildlife on your doorstep. Have already recommended to friends and will look forward to a returning visit! Thank you for a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, beautiful surroundings, very comfortable and nicely decorated!"

    Reviewed by ElhanaJul 2022

  • "Characterful cottage in an idyllic setting in an area of historical importance."

    Canal Cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. It was comfortable and well equipped. Being an old cottage it had low doorways so it was necessary to duck and sometimes I forgot. The Ironbridge Gorge is a very interesting area with plenty of walking opportunities and museums to visit. There are also some very good pubs and cafes. We visited the Shakespeare Inn opposite the cottage and the Half Moon Inn in Jackfield which was about 15 minutes walk away. We can recommend both.

    Reviewed by BarryJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Quiet and peaceful but with plenty to do in the area, with all the museums, beautiful walks and interesting towns and villages nearby. Our second time in Shropshire, both with Sykes Cottages and will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2022

  • "Canal Cottage was a perfect place to relax for the weekend."

    Well equipped, clean and so comfortable. An ideal base too as we could walk to so many places - visited five of the Ironbridge Gorge museums- all on foot. Loved sitting outside watching the ducks too.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a lovely location, surrounded by beautiful countryside with the River Severn on the doorstep and many of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums within walking distance."

    The cottage was clean, very comfortable with good facilities. The local pubs were also characterful and served good food. The owners were very helpful and quick to sort out any difficulties. I would certainly recommend the cottage to friends and neighbours.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "Loved our stay at this little cottage - was worried about the parking initially, but it really was no problem, was a 20 second walk across a very small road."

    The location was perfect, easy access to the pubs and great walks on either side of the canal. Was easy access to the local museums - can recommend the Coalport China museum, Bliss Hill Victorian town RAF Cosford museum, and Ironbridge of course. The cottage was warm and cosy, everything you needed in a small space. No good for anyone with mobility problems as the stairs are small and steep, as well as the steps leading down to the cottage, but lovely to stay in such an authentic cottage, with the canal right in front with the ducks and their chicks all waiting to be fed each morning. The bed was really comfortable and the bedding was great quality, the cottage was really clean and the bathroom modern with a great shower over the bath, and a great kitchen with everything needed. I would certainly recommend the cottage, no negatives - except take a bath sheet if you prefer a larger towel than a small bath towel.

    Reviewed by JoyApr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at your cottage."

    The cottage is well presented and offers a warm welcome. Thank you for a lovely break

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a perfect location with everything we needed for an Easter break."

    It’s rare to find a 1 bed rental with such homely touches. Lovely walks from the doorstep. So many good pubs and restaurants within walking distance too. We didn’t use the car for 4 days. Just 1 suggestion; maybe leave a spare set of keys in the key box - it would be easy to get locked out if the door closed unexpectedly whilst on the patio for example.

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Well equipped and spotlessly clean. A perfect relaxing place with lots of character. Really recommend the local pubs that are within easy walking distance. Lots of lovely country walks.

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2022

  • "A hidden gem, the cottage is beautiful and well equipped with everything you could need for your stay."

    The only downside i could see is the stairs could be a problem if you have mobility issues as they are steep. great location for walking ,with all the museums with in walking distance and local pubs on you doorstep serving good ale and food, reasonably priced. Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by MaxineFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, comfortable and in a lovely setting."

    Perfect for viewing the Ironbridge museums, all within walking distance which we very much appreciated. It is great for an autumn break but I can imagine it's lovely in the spring-summer too, where you can enjoy dining outside overlooking the canal.

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2021

  • "We had such a relaxing comfortable stay at canal cottage, even the ducks were welcoming we definitely would recommend and stay again."

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "We really, wanted an open "Working fire" so we used the filters on the website adding parking to the filters , unfortunately there was no working fire at the cottage and the parking was in a pub carpark upstairs and across the road from the property."

    We were really disappointed.

    Reviewed by NinaOct 2021

  • "Excellent facilities - except we were disappointed there was no DVD recorder, as there was in your cottage in Dorset last year; we had brought a couple of DVD's with us for wet days!"

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2021

  • "Fabulous location, quiet, lots of places to visit, lovely walks."

    local pub food good too. well worth a visit

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "Cottage very quaint well situated for exploring the Severn valley and surrounding area."

    But beware low ceilings!

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Canal cottage is in a lovely position; there are plenty of walks from the door, including the Ironbridge gorge museums."

    Plenty of pubs within walking distance and a lovely cafe in Maws craft centre. The cottage is cosy, comfortable and well equipped. Thoroughly recommended providing you are mobile enough for the steps and stairs.

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in nice location."

    Great country walks and wildlife there is also places to eat and drink on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in such an ideal location."

    It had everything needed for a relaxing holiday. The bonus was the visit of the ducks for breakfast, dinner and tea - they kept us amused as the waddled up to be fed. We would highly recommend a stay here. Lots of pubs in walking distance that served excellent food so no need to cook.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2021

  • "First: If you have any mobility issues please consider - It is difficult to park close to the property."

    There are steps leading down to the property, steps up to the door and steep narrow stairs within. That said, the place is lovely. It is nice and comfortable inside with just about everything you could need. The patio area outside is nice and although it is not enclosed it feels nice and private, although do be prepared for ducks coming up looking for food and people walking past asking where the Tar Tunnel is (next door). There are lots of things to do in the area, walks, museums to visit, pubs (The Woodbridge was the best we visited) and of course the historic town of Ironbrige is just a few minutes drive. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend Canal Cottage :-)

    Reviewed by KenJul 2021

  • "At no time time did it mention that this property was in no way suitable for any one with a disability,"

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "A little gem!"

    What could be nicer than being next to water and seeing ducks with their ducklings.

    Reviewed by MaggieJul 2021

  • "A Quaint Cottage, very clean, comfy bed, well equipped kitchen."

    A little Gem! Excellent walking routes from the cottage which we enjoyed. You could sit on patio and watch the world go by(plus the duck's) Great to get away!

    Reviewed by JosephineJun 2021

  • "From the moment we walked in we knew we would love it."

    Amazing little cottage, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Spent many hours outside watching and listening to the wildlife. Fabulous little walks. The only downside if I’m being picky was the amount of stairs and steps, being in the older age bracket ( 68 and 71) but we did manage, but could be a problem for those less able. So beautiful was sorry we had to leave.

    Reviewed by GaleJun 2021

  • "Whilst it was expensive for a two day stay, the location next to the river was absolutely beautiful."

    The bed was extremely comfy and the outdoor seating area was great - perfect to spend the evenings there. We decided to cook one night and were really happy with the appliances that were provided. Highly recommended and we will be back again!

    Reviewed by RuairiJun 2021

  • "Excellent host to sort any problems or issues."

    Cottage is fully equipped for everything so you can eat in or make use of several pubs, including one just over the road or just few minutes walk away. We would very highly recommend the Canal Cottage, you won’t be disappointed. Very clean and peaceful romantic cottage for two on the edge of an old partly restored canal with ducks and also the river Seven the other side of the canal. A footbridge also takes you over the river. There are numerous off-road walks around both sides of the river on old railway lines which were fantastic.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2021

  • "Lovely setting in an extremely comfortable cottage with all facilities provided."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by BarryApr 2021

  • "Fabulous little gem tucked away on the old canal with loads of wildlife and ..."

    Fabulous little gem tucked away on the old canal with loads of wildlife and attractions within stunning walking distance - a very comfortable clean historic cottage will definitely look forward to re booking later in the year thank you

    Reviewed by SadieApr 2021

  • "An idyllic location and a fabulous find."

    So many nice walks and plenty to do. Also close to all essential shops, pubs etc. Would really like to return at some time in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by NigelApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great position, nice views and good walks."

    Interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by ArthurApr 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • One king-size bedroom with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking (The Shakespeare Inn, Coalport High Street or the public car park along the road) for two cars
  • Private patio with outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The patio is not enclosed to the canal
  • Note: Stairs in the property are steep, take care
  • Note: There are 3 steps into the kitchen
  • Note: The property is not suited for children
  • Note: The fire in the sitting room is for display only
  • This property may not be suitable for people mobility issues

The property

Set in a picturesque location overlooking Coalport's central canal along the River Severn is this welcoming semi-detached cottage.

Canal Cottage is the perfect romantic retreat for a couple looking to explore the beauty of Shropshire during a weekend of celebration.

Discover this quaint accommodation right on the banks of sparkling canal waters, right next to a crossing bridge, boasting a lovely front patio where you can relax with your morning coffee, or dine alfresco as you unwind to the sounds of flowing waters.

As you walk through the front door, feel charmed by the speckles of character shown throughout exposed beams and quirky walling in the living/dining room, meals can be enjoyed on the high dining table which looks out to the canal, whilst a corner sofa offers a plush spot to cuddle up with a glass of wine as the TV entertains you.

A few steps down takes you to a compact kitchen, amply-equipped to cover all the necessities for your needs, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, and even washing machine for longer stays.

Climb the steep staircase to the first floor and find an inviting king-size bedroom, a well-presented room to rest your head after a long day, enjoy lazy mornings here with your own fantastic TV and views outside before getting ready in the sleek bathroom, choosing between a soothing bubble bath or refreshing shower.

Explore the local surroundings of Coalport village, taking romantic afternoon strolls along the canal, learning about the area's rich history at the Coalport China Museum, or enjoying an evening out of the kitchen for a special date night in one of the three local pubs which offer food and delicious ales.

More amenities can be found in the nearby town of Madeley, or along the river over to Ironbridge, a historic village with a wealth of shops, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, and tea rooms, as well as several industrial and Victoriam museums, making up the Ironbridge Museums Trust.

Spend a memorable day out at the Blists Hill Victorian Town which takes you back in time to over 100 years past, with 'real' Victorian people taking you on a tour around their daily life.

For a truly unique experience, venture out towards the imposing Lavingtons Hole, or take a picturesque trip up the gorgeous clifftops on the sensational Bridgnorth Cliff Railway.

Other local attractions in the surrounding area include the Wroxeter Roman City, the Severn valley Railway, the RAF Cosford Museum, as well as the charming towns of Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, and Ludlow.

In close distance to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Canal Cottage is a dreamy base for your romantic escape.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


  • Ironbridge 3.3 miles
  • Telford 5.9 miles
  • Wolverhampton 15.7 miles

Coalport is a village in Shropshire, England, located in the River Severn. A footbridge connects Coalport and Jackfield, which also lies on the south bank of the Ironbridge Gorge and noted for its place in the Industrial Revolution. The village has three local pubs and a cafe. For more of a variety of shops, venture towards the town and civil parish of Madeley. The village benefits from a couple of historical attractions, one of which is the Coalport China Museum which is one of ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Ideally situated for exploring the neighbouring towns and villages including Madeley, Telford and Ironbridge.

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This property may not be suitable for people mobility issues.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas