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“Wonderful hospitality”
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The Old Lockup
Ranked #1 of 5 Wirksworth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bollington, Cheshire, UK
1 review
“Wonderful hospitality”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed for two nights in the Hayloft room which was extremely comfortable. Tim and his wonderful cat Moriarty welcomed us with tea and gorgeous cakes. We had two evening meals which were superb, Tim is an excellent cook and we even came away with a loaf of home baked bread. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is the first time I am writing a review for anything in general. But I just couldn't not to. My husband and I just came back from our short trip to Wirksworth and had the chance to stay in the Old Lock Up. What an atmospheric place. My first word after I entered the room was "WOW" and I left the room with the same impression. I would definitely recommend this amazing B&B. The food, the facilities, everything was great, and the most important the lovely host Tim. Thanks Tim

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

What a lovely bed and breakfast.

As soon as we arrived at The Old Lock Up, Tim, the owner, offered us a warm greeting with homemade cakes and drinks. From then on, Tim was all too happy to ensure that our stay was as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Nothing seemed too difficult for him.

The rooms were lovely and clean with fresh white bed linen.

We ate in on both of our evenings and the food was beautiful, the Beef Wellington was perfectly cooked and presented.

We had cooked breakfasts in the mornings, all the ingredients locally sourced and fantastic quality.

An evening with wine and cheese by the roaring log fire is a must.

In all, a fabulous bed and breakfast run by a very attentive and personal owner. We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in the Magistrates room as part of a trip to visit Chatsworth.
Tim and Moriarty (the cat) were very welcoming with tea and home made cake in the lounge.
The room was extremely comfortable with a small ensuite shower room, home made biscuits with the tea / coffee and a small box of home made chocolates on the bed. Very comfortable room with everything you need.
Breakfast was fantastic with cereals, lovely creamy yogurts and freshly cooked breakfasts with local ingredients.
A lovely home from home that we would heartily recommend and look forward to staying again if we are ever in the area

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Old Lock Up. The owner was very welcoming and the rooms were nicely furnished, clean and comfortable. There was a good choice of breakfasts and everything was well prepared and presented. We were in Wirksworth for a family wedding and the Old Lock up is handy for the main church and the town centre.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warwickshire
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed two nights with our daughter and granddaughter in the two Coach house rooms which were very relaxing. Tim was very welcoming and on arrival provided us with tea, coffee and home-made cakes, which were delicious, in the cosy lounge. The breakfast had a good choice to select from and was well cooked and very tasty. Wirksworth was very handy for Matlock and Buxton. We would stay here again if visiting the area.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Tim is a very nice host and makes your stay very personal. The old lock up is a genuine quirky old police station. The rooms are clean and cosy. The breakfast is fabulous, with home made bread and local products.
Local town is nice and quaint with attractions nearby including Gullivers world.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: The Old Lockup
Address: 46 North End, Wirksworth DE4 4FG, England
Region: 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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