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Darwin Forest Country Park

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time coming here and will 100% be staying again! Lodges are lovely very homely and spacious. Lovely place lots to do! Stayed in the lodge with a hot tub and it's lovely! Staff are all very welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommended staying here.

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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing Darwin Forest. You can't beat a hot tub holiday!

Southampton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stayed at Darwin Forest Country Park over the 2016 fireworks weekend, 4-7th November. It was our first visit to the park, some of us travelling from Newcastle and some from Southampton, so seemed like a logical middle distance location. We stayed in a 3 bed lodge with private hot tub and it surpassed all of our expectations. The lodge...

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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us at Darwin Forest and enjoyed the bonfire and fireworks evening. It sounds like you had a great time exploring the local area and we hope to see you again in the future.

Bridlington, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely lodge, hot tub Jacuzzi and sauna in our lodge, very well equipped and comfy, not a lot on site but restaurant and health club very good, visited in October and still quite busy, lots of wildlife to see staff very good in reception and restaurant (only places we used)

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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing Darwin Forest. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked for a half term weekend getaway. On arrival reception were very friendly and efficient, we were directed straight to our lodge. The lodge was really nice and cosy, I had only booked a two bedroom one for the four of us so we did find it a little on the small side but for a weekend it was fine....

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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you had a relaxing weekend break and that your children enjoyed the playcentre and activities. Many thanks for taking the time to review Darwin Forest.

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in a spa lodge, which was spacious and luxurious. The park was well maintained and park staff were friendly. The restaurant and bar food and drinks were of a good standard and reasonably priced. This was our 3rd. Stay and we will be going again.

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We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed staying with us again and we hope to see you in the future.

Bingley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We spent a week at Darwin with friends in July 2016 (4 x families of 4), and we all had a great time. Much cheaper than center parcs, and without all the extra activities, however there were some (our kids tried body zorbing). The atmosphere on site was great, and the close proximity to Chatsworth/Peak District meant that there were...

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We are delighted that you and the rest of your group enjoyed staying with us at Darwin Forest and enjoyed visiting the Peak District. We hope to see you again soon.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Just returned home after a fantastic break at Darwin Forest. We came here two years ago and fell in love with the place, and this visit was just as amazing as the first. This time we spent more time looking around the site, and using the facilities and everything is first class. The cabins are beautiful and very well cared...

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Many thanks for reviewing Darwin Forest. We are pleased you had a fantastic break and we hope to see you again in the future.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have just come back from a four day break at Darwin forest. We had two lodges 101 and 103 both of which were clean, modern and had everything you would need for your stay. There was a DVD player and music system too. On site we used the pool which although not huge was really nice and the kids...

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Many thanks for reviewing Darwin Forest. We are pleased your family enjoyed staying with us and we hope you visit us again in future.

Matlock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Set within the Darwin country part this Resturant is a real find. Very enjoyable dinner at the Resturant, good food, enormous portions, lovely setting. Evening meals are 5-9pm. Part of the Resturant allowed dogs and families are welcome

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Many thanks for reviewing the Foresters restaurant. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal.

Grimsby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a lovely holiday with grandparents and toddlers. The accommodation was clean and well stocked, with a good convenience store on site. The setting is lovely with some nice nature trails on the doorstep. There's a large soft play on site which is kept nice and clean, although it would be nice to be offered a discount if staying...

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Many thanks for reviewing Darwin Forest. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed staying with us.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of the Peak District, Darwin Forest is a 5-star holiday park in a delightful woodland setting. Accommodation is in modern self-catering lodges with everything provided for a great family holiday. Lodges sleep form 2 to 8 people. Facilities include indoor swimming pool, indoor play area, bar/restaurant, tennis, beauty therapy, soft play and woodland walks. Darwin holds the David Bellamy Award for Conservation at Gold standard and a Visit England Award for Excellence. Handy for Chatsworth, Bakewell, Haddon Hall and all the sights of the Peak District. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Darwin Forest Country Park

Address: | Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5PL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock
Price Range: $115 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Darwin Forest Country Park 5*
Number of rooms: 110
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