Arranged over two floors, The Blacksmiths dates back to the 17th century, was rebuilt in 1998 and renovated in 2019 when we bought it with the aim of keeping it a part of the working town.

The white lime washed walls, stone and tile floors and huge glass walls in the office rooms make for a really quiet and cozy setting, nestled at the bottom of The Dale, out of the main run in town yet less than a minutes gentle stroll to all the amenities of Wirksworth.

Huge wooden doors open into a porch large enough to house your bike or sit out on in the summer and the building is accessed through a large glass fronted entrance which brings you into reception, a well-lit and airy room with the kitchen and bar, complete with stools and breakfast area, plenty of room to sit your clients down and make them a cup of fresh fair trade coffee or organic green tea (we tend to keep whatever people request, all the drinks are included for members) and plenty of space to meet and greet people.

Off the reception is a shower room through which our bathroom is reached, we plan to renovate this area next converting the shower into a wet room and allowing separate access to the bathroom. In the meantime we’re trying to see how many plants we can get in there.

Through reception past the bar you will find a glass paned door which opens out into our courtyard, perfect for a summer sandwich or a quiet sit down. Beyond this is the main working space with four desks arranged along the rear of the left hand room, each with a view out of the glass wall which makes up one half of the room and ensures there is plenty of natural light.

The right hand side of the room has two further desks and our quiet booth which is decked out with bucket chairs and a small table so you can shut the door on the world whilst you meet a client or take a phone call with some privacy.

Upstairs there is a small lounge area with a sofa, some bean bags, an iMac with Netflix and a further desk for guest use, meetings with clients or just going and having a good old sit down in with a cup of tea.

A Historic building, sensitively renovated…

The Blacksmiths dates back to a time when the town mines demanded the skills of a good number of town Blacksmiths and fell into disrepair during the latter half of the 20th Century when it was purchased by the Derbyshire Historic Building Trust and renovated in the early 1980’s.
Since then The Old Blacksmiths Shop has been a commercial let housing a huge variety of tenants from glass blowers to lamp makers, web design companies to bridal shops, flooring specialists to photographers and even a professional dominatrix.

The building was put up for sale in 2018 and the lengthy process of trying to convince everybody involved, including the bank, caused the premature ageing of the buyer.

We finally got the keys in March 2019 and set to work making the building the warm hub of creativity that it is today.

the entrance to the blacksmiths