The Directory of Unusual Places to Stay

Hello, It’s Charlotte here. If you’ve read Part 1 of this blog, you’ll know that Annie and I recently visited some of our favourite quirky properties in the Midlands to film our summer competition video. Some of the properties we visited have offered amazing prizes for you to win if you enter our next competition which will be live very soon! Make sure you keep your eyes peeled on our website and across our social media platforms @quirkyaccom to hear first when its launched.

 

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At the end of Part 1, we had just left Calwich Under Canvas and were heading to our next stop, Coalport Station Holidays. As soon as we arrived we realised we had arrived somewhere special. Whilst we had seen many photos of the carriages, they hadn’t portrayed just how amazing the whole setting would be. The two carriages, set next to the original station buildings and platforms, sit upon real railway tracks. The main buildings date all the way back to 1861 when Coalport was part of the Severn Valley Line.

 

Overlooking the river and surrounded by acres of private woodland walks owned and managed by Steve and Lisa, it’s a blissfully quiet setting and what’s amazing about Coalport Station is how well the past and the present are integrated. The carriages are fully fitted with modern amenities whilst being nestled within the World Heritage site of the Ironbridge Gorge.

 

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Annie and I stayed in carriage 2 and we were blown away by the luxury and spaciousness of it. With room to sleep 4, both bedrooms had their own bathrooms with whirlpool baths, there were TV’s in both bedrooms as well as the living room, and the kitchen was fully equipped. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if you were rained in here! However, getting out and about, the woodland walks took you right into nature, with plenty of wildlife to be seen and there’s a pub and river a stone’s throw away.

 

Steve and Lisa were incredibly hospitable, and we felt very welcome during our stay at Coalport Station Holidays – we did not want to leave! Thank you so much to you both. 

Thank you so much for reading! Again, make sure you keep an eye on our social media platforms to win a stay in this fabulous place.