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Warwick
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My girlfriend and I had a lovely stay in this interesting and quirky guesthouse. Tim was the perfect host as well as a great cook (the breakfasts were great and the evening meal we had there on our first night was top notch). We were offered tea and cake on our arrival and lacked for nothing during our stay. There...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A warm welcome with tea and cake, much appreciated on arrival at The Old Lock Up. Comfy bedroom with a view to the hills, everything we needed and excellent breakfasts. Thank you Tim for making us so welcome.

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Thank Martin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Loved the room. Excellent breakfast. Made to feel very welcome. Never visited Wirksworth before but will be back to the Old Lockup soon, with friends this time. Some good watering holes nearby and lots of good walks around.

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Wollaston, Northants UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at The Old Lockup on a freezing cold evening and were warmly greeted and offered tea and cake in the lounge. Only complaint would be that the fire wasn't going and the room was very cold! We were shown to our room, the Magistrates Room, which has a lovely antique French bed, but sorry to say that the room...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at The Old Lockup for two nights with my wife. Excellent location in Wirksworth. Tim is a very sociable host. The ambiance of the property is wonderfully relaxing. Loved our room which was the solicitor's room. The room and indeed the whole property was clean and warm. Breakfast was very good - fantastic choice on offer and very well...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mý husband and I do not buy each other 'things' for birthdays and Christmas, we prefer to eat it, drink it and travel to it... with this in mind my husband booked me (us) a 2 night stay at The Old Lock Up. What a lovely treat! We were welcomed by Tim with tea and coffee before a delicious 3...

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Thank loubee2017
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the old lockup as a mini break with our little yorkie (very pampered pooch) Toby bear. Stopping in the solicitors Room, we all loved it, it had so many original features and lots of memorabilia from its former life. Tim was welcoming, offering us tea and coffee and mince pies when we arrived and our meals were...

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Lovely two night stay in this truly quirky B and B. Excellent location in the beautiful village of Wirksworth. Tim is a great host and a great cook. We ate both evenings on truly excellent food expertly cooked by Tim. Really great food and the home made bread just out of the world. Breakfast first class too. Adjoining micro brewery...

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London
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Having read the highly stated testimonials about the Breakfast from previous guests I decided to book at the old lock-up. The host is undoubtedly very friendly and my friend & I were welcomed with a cup of tea n cake which was very inviting after a rather long drive from london. After a short while we were shown to our...

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Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights as a base to do some walking and exploring of the southern Peak District and we weren't disappointed. Lovely walks direct from the village. We stayed in the Magistrates room, which was extremely comfortable and the owner had gone to much effort to ensure everything you needed was available, including what was not needed...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Built in 1842 as the magistrate's house and later used as a police station The Old Lockup is now a quirky but luxurious guest house boasting four double bedrooms, all en-suite, and fantastic breakfasts. Set in the Derbyshire Dales on the edge of the Peak District National Park and just four miles from Carsington Water there really is something for everyone. Chatsworth House, the Tissington and High Peak trails and more walking than you can shake a stick at are all on the doorstep. Looking for an unusual place to spend that romantic break? Well maybe you just found it! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Lockup

Address: 46 North End, Wirksworth DE4 4FG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Wirksworth
Price Range: €96 - €112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Lockup 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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