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The Old Lockup

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, near the centre of Wirksworth for good pubs and restaurants, lovely Peak District and Amber Valley walks nearby. Very friendly owner and good accommodation, especially liked the police station memorabilia and the micro-brewed beer.

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Thank Marian I
Nottingham
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two nights here to chill out for a few days it's a wonderful B and B. Very comfy bed. On the first night had a three course meal cooked by Tim the owner with some fantastic homemade rosemary bread. Food was lovely. In the guest lounge is a fantastic record collection which we played while drinking red wine....

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally I don't bother with TripAdvisor, but we had a pleasant stay at the Old Lock Up, and the owner had made such an effort to make our stay comforting and welcoming, that I felt I owed it to him to leave positive feedback. There are a lot of people for whom the power of being able to write a...

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Orlando
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights to visit Peak District and do some walking. Although a little out of main area only had to travel 8-15 miles to get to some key places. Tim, the owner very welcoming, made us tea and cake on arrival, took us to our room. which was comfortable. Plenty of heating which was necessary as...

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New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Solicitor's Room, which was comfortable, clean, and well appointed. The inn was a short distance from some lovely country walks that we took through Black Rocks. Breakfast was served daily and was very good--a nice selection and made fresh when you get downstairs. The host was very friendly and helpful. He gave us no trouble with...

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UK
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were very pleased with our choice of accommodation. We were made to feel very welcome & Tim was most attentive & helpful. We enjoyed a lovely evening meal one night. Breakfasts were delicious with lots of choice. The home made bread was a bonus. Our room was clean, warm & cosy . We felt the stay was excellent value....

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Whitwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Old Lock Up was a great place for a relaxing weekend break. we opted for dinner, a great choice as the food was excellent, the lamb shank being the highlight for me. The room was spacious and well equipped and the welcoming tea and biscuits was thoughtful. Our two little dogs were made to feel welcome, although we did...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had a wonderful 2 night stay in this quirky B&B, Really pleased to have discovered it. The room was very comfortable and had everything we needed, even hand made chocolate! . Bed was really comfortable and a lovely breakfast in the morning. Great place to explore the area from, we took our bikes and found plenty of places to...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $135 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Lockup 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Solicitors Room was good”
 of 5 bubbles MarianI661, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“each room individual, Hayloft is small but has bath, the coachman lovely room, shower only”
 of 5 bubbles PeteandAly, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the B&B would be quieter from passing cars, but this didn't really bother us.”
 of 5 bubbles 456captainm, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The Solicitors room was very spacious and airy.”
 of 5 bubbles carolynunity, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms of exceptional quality”
 of 5 bubbles 835annw, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
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