The Old Lockup - Luxury Guest House
The Old Lockup - Luxury Guest House

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

4 beds
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A unique historic building full of character and warmth. Set in the quirky picturesque market town of Wirksworth, nestled between The Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District National Park.

The space

A former Magistrates house and Police Station now an unusual and quirky luxury guest house. Situated in the historic market town of Wirksworth on the edge of The Derbyshire Dales and Peak District National Park the Old Lock up is ideal for walkers, cyclists or just as a get away from it all romantic break. A wide range of watersports are available at nearby Carsington Water, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Matlock Bath and the Derwent Valley Mills are all within half an hours drive.

The Old Lockup has been sensitively refurbished to combine its historic original features with modern convenience. Its four spacious en-suite bedrooms are individually styled and furnished, complete with everything needed for a comfortable stay.

An extensive breakfast menu offers something for everyone, special dietary requirements are catered for and evening meals are available allowing guests to do nothing but soak up the atmosphere. Eating out is easy too with a range of restaurants and pubs just a few minutes walk away.

The Old Lockup also provides guests with a free private car park, complementary Wifi access, guest lounge with open fire. There are bookshelves in most of the rooms with a selection of good reads.

An invigorating double airbath soothes aching muscles after a day walking the Dales and as we are fully licensed a glass of wine adds to the experience.

Please note that prices are per double room per night and include breakfast.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Smoking is not permitted
Well behaved pets are welcome
Guests should have consideration for our neighbours



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

1 Review

Cheryl User Profile
August 2015
Tim offered us tea and cake as soon as we arrived and made us feel at home. Breakfast in the morning was tasty and filling. The Old Lockup is advertised as a luxury b&b which is why I chose it and after seeing the online photos I was looking forward to some luxury. Unfortunately the reality was disappointing. The bathroom door didn't shut unless you pushed it hard and locked it, the sealant around the bath was mouldy, there was a very cheap plastic waste bin and only enough toiletries for one person, despite there being 2 of us booked in. I would expect soft bath sheets in a luxury b&b but we only got what seemed fairly cheap, small bath towels. There were cob webs in the bedroom and the furniture was quite dusty. This b&b has potential and would be ok if it wasn't advertised as luxury, and only cost about half the price. With some tlc, and a bit of investment, it has a lot of potential. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend it to friends if they were looking or a luxury place to stay.

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Wirksworth, United KingdomJoined in July 2012
Tim User Profile

A former mining and civil engineer with interests in music and the arts, now running a cosy bed and breakfast in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Indulging my passions for cooking and hospitality.

Languages: English
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