The Accommodation

Penny Black Cottage was built in approximately 1840, the year of the famous Penny Black Stamp. In the past 180 years it has been variously a general store, a postoffice, a wool shop and a tile shop to name but a few.

It is situated in Coalbrookdale, credited with being the birthplace of industry, and is approximately 100 yards from The Museum of Iron, and opposite the site of the “upper works” recently vacated after 100 years by AGA. The dale is now peaceful, dedicated to leisure and tourism after the hustle and bustle of the industrial age.


One half of the original Postoffice, Penny black Cottage now offers stylish and comfortable accommodation, which includes new central heating system, kitchen and bathrooms. The accommodation is made up of:

  • Kitchen
    Sociable and well equipped kitchen, with an industrial theme. Feature oak centre island and separate dining table. Dishwasher, oven, fridge freezer, built in microwave and Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Master Bedroom
    Luxury kingsize bed, with views to the village church. Ensuite bathroom with victorian style double ended bath, and separate large walk-in shower.
  • Second Bedroom
    Superking size bed which can be converted into two full sized single beds. Ensuite shower room has double shower.
  • Sitting room
    Cozy sitting room with ultaHD television, and connection to Netflix for movies. comfortable velvet sofa and arm chair.  The log-burning stove is prefect for winter evenings.
  • Boot room 
    Behind the sitting room is a practical boot room, with washing machine and airer, butlers sink, feature wood panelling, coat hooks, and feeding bowls for your dog.
  • Courtyard
    Leading out from the boot room is a secluded and secure courtyard with outside dining table, and evening lighting.
  • On street parking
    There is ample free parking on the street, so you should have no problem parking right in front of (or very near to) the Cottage.