The Old Court, a Grade II listed Gothic Victorian court, offering all the pluses of a bed and breakfast with many of the amenities of a hotel.
The wealth and pomp of Empire shines through in this Victorian Gothic wedding cake of a building. Constructed in 1857 as a Divisional Magistrates’ Court and Police Station, an army of specialist craftsmen, have now given the building considerable chic!
The Magistrates’ Court, a magnificent baronial room nearly fifty foot long and almost as tall, is approached via a grand entrance hall and sweeping staircase designed originally for the dignitaries – the public still has an outside stairway and the felons came up from the nether regions by a dank stone stair which still emerges through a trapdoor
The three jail cells, which are now unique bedrooms, contain original features and character with their vaulted brick ceilings and original doors. It is not uncommon to be awakened with coffee extended to you through the original access panel located on your jail cell door! These rooms were recently featured on a popular television show when two unacquainted persons were locked up for a week!
The recently renovated rooms offer all the modern conveniences yet retain original features throughout and range from the unique and quirky Jail Cells to the magnificent Judge’s Master Suite complete with Jacuzzi bath and large walk-in shower with rooms to suit all budgets.