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“Lovely warm abode”
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The Old Lockup
Ranked #1 of 5 Wirksworth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester
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“Lovely warm abode”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The hotel is very nice, well located has a warm feeling to it. Tim the new owner is a nice friendly guy who does a great breakfast... will stay again, happily. The town is within easy walking distance and there appears to be more pubs than shops, which is also a bonus.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

The place to be. Nice and cosy. The owner is very helpful and friendly. We've stayed a few nights. excellent food and drinks. A real full English breakfast. Dinner was also excellent. Easy to find and plenty parking space I'm sure we will return

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We stayed in the Solicitors room for one night and it was all very comfortable. Easy parking and an offer of Tea and Mince pies on arrival. Delicious biscuits in the room, and chocolates on the bed finished off the warm welcome. Flexible host, very friendly. Breakfast was wonderful, especially the homemade bread. There were plenty of breakfast choices, and I can recommend the haddock and poached egg. My other half had great sausages, bacon, black pudding and poached egg. All in all, would recommend for a place in the Peak District.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

A lovely, comfy cosy stay in the old lock up. We were greeted by Tim and welcome cup of tea in the lounge with a roaring open fire. A perfect start to our winter weekend away in the beautiful town of Wirksworth. bed rooms are warm and welcoming and very charming. A great variety of home made delicious breakfast (my have being the smoke salmon, eggs and bagels).
All in all the old lock up is a great little find, nostalgic and warm and welcoming. A great weekend escape from the chaos of big smoke to the beautiful countryside.
And a big thank you to Tim who also kindly dropped us off in neighbouring village – Cromford, which is worth a definite visit if you staying in Wirksworth.
Pipa and Tatsuo, London.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Recently treated ourselves to a night away here and weren't disappointed, the room was just as comfortable and lovely as it looked on the website and very well appointed. The place is very atmospheric and Tim is an excellent host. Wirksworth is a lovely little town full of character and there is a proper old fashioned local pub a few minutes walk away. After a delicious breakfast we enjoyed a delightful stroll on the nearby High Peak Trail, would definitely stay there again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Islington, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Very well looked after here by Tim, at his atmospheric and comfortable Lockup. We were treated to tea and cakes on arrival and the delicious home-cooked breakfasts certainly set us up for the day ahead! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in this beautiful part of the Derbyshire Dales.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Had a lovely two night stay here recently.

On our first night, Tim, the owner cooked us a lovely dinner (chargeable), all home made. Breakfasts were huge and lovely too!

We stayed in The Solicitors Room which is at the back of the house overlooking the rear car park with views toward The Dales.

Tim showed us The Magistrates Room which was nice but the ensuite had no bath which made the room smaller. The Solicitors Room has bath with overhead shower and was a bit bigger.

Nice quirky little place with a nice host, well done Tim!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Old Lockup
Address: 46 North End, Wirksworth DE4 4FG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Wirksworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Wirksworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Lockup 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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