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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2015

My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon and had a brilliant time. We stayed in Lodge 112; an elite spa lodge, which was at the back of the park so it was very quiet. The lodge itself was very well equipped and clean and the sauna was amazing! The combination of the sauna, spa bath and hot tub...

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

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry your bed was uncomfortable, if there was a problem with the mattress we would have been happy to swap it!

norfolk
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Had a week here,Stayed a few times before,This time in the Meadow,only three luxury lodges complete with hot tub.Lodge excellent,modern,very clean,very well equipped and wonderfully quiet!Had three meals in Foresters-really good service and meals,Sunday lunch superb,do not know how people can moan about it.The prices are reasonable for the quality,booking advised especially weekends.Went in Little Monkeys twice.Kept lovely and clean.The...

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

Thank you for your great comments about the Meadow lodges. I am sorry you experienced difficulties in the pool and I will make sure your comments are passed on to the Leisure Manager.

Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2015

8 of us stayed in a lodge here in October. This was the first time we had stayed in a lodge and we thoroughly enjoyed it & will definitely be returning. The location of the site is truly beautiful and has a lovely pub/restaurant. You have to book if you want a meal in the restaurant but this wasn't a...

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

Thank you for your great comments. I will definitely pass on your praises to the chef and the Restaurant Manager.

Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The lodge was great and the people friendly. Lovely outdoor space and completely relaxing. The lodge was really clean and excellent for a dog lodge (which are sometimes sub-standard in other places). Not here - even the basic lodge was well equipped. Access to the pool, bar and children's play centre was perfect for a weekend break.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The arrival and check in was quick and efficient and we were soon on our way to our Lodge - No 71. The lodge itself was very clean and plenty of room for the four people in our party (plus a small dog). There were a few stains on the carpeted area, though this is due to dirty people not...

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Arundel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This holiday park has to be the best in Derbyshire if not the whole country! There is not a single criticism I could make. The setting is delightful with wooded grounds, a forest walk in the adjacent woodland, beautiful pool at just the right temperature, well equipped gym, spotless changing facilities and plenty to do. The shop is well stocked...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Grandchildren call this place "The Holiday House in the Woods". It is beautiful at this time of year. If you provide some bird food you see an excellent number of different species of birds. A lovely relaxing holiday in a cosy lodge with plenty to do in the surrounding area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful week staying here with our 5 month old and 2 year old. Having the swimming pool and large soft play on site was a great bonus for us to help with rainy days or on afternoons when we returned from a day out. The pool was clean and warm with excellent changing/showering facilities. There's also a...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Great and quiet holiday location; nice for friends and families. Great lodges, great spa, snooker room etc. etc. Also free wifi although low performance. No 3G coverage. Ask for a remote lodge to avoid noise of the through road.

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We visited at beginning of October. We loved it. We had a two berth lodge with hot tub. Lodge was clean and well equipped with washing up liquid, dish cloth and tea towels, dishwasher tablets down to tea, coffee and milk provided but no toiletries apart from toilet roll. Hot tub was fantastic constant temperature apart from one night it...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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: $102 - $314 (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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Darwin Forest Country Park Matlock, Derbyshire
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