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Darwin Forest

Type:Holiday Park

Darley Moor
Two Dales
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Luxury lodges with hot tubs at Darwin Forest in the Derbyshire Peak District

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Guide Prices

Darwin Forest has 120 luxury lodges set in stunning woodland. Lodge types include: Classic, Classic Vogue, Elite, Elite Vogue, The Meadow and The Glade. Some lodges include a hot tub and some lodges are also pet friendly. Prices from £279.


  • 5 Visit England Stars Holiday Park
5 Visit England Stars Holiday Park


  • Other Accommodation AwardsBritish Holiday and Home Parks Association British Holiday and Home Parks Association 2016
  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
  • Trip Advisor AwardsTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Other Accommodation AwardsDavid Bellamy Conservation Award Gold 2017/18 David Bellamy Conservation Award Gold 2017/18 2017
  • Other AwardsHoseasons Diamond Award Winner 2017 Hoseasons Diamond Award Winner 2017 2017
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Gold Award 2017 VisitEngland Gold Award 2017 2017


Site Features

  • Garden
  • Public house/Inn

Booking & Payment Details

  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups welcomed

Leisure Facilities

  • Cycles for hire
  • Games room onsite
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby) - Mini Golf onsite. 18 holes Available Locally
  • Gym on site
  • Health/beauty facilities onsite
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding - Available Locally
  • Sauna onsite
  • Shooting - Available Locally
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsite
  • Swimming pool - indoor onsite
  • Tennis onsite

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Telephone (public)
  • WiFi or internet access


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Children's indoor play area
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cots available - For a small fee at time of booking
  • High chairs available - For a small fee at time of booking


  • Barbecue - For a £10 refundable deposit
  • Breakfast available - From 10am
  • Evening meals
  • Foodshop/mobile foodshop
  • Restaurant
  • Snacks/afternoon tea

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot Tub - In Spa lodges
  • King-sized bed - In some lodges. Please check
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Spa bath - In some lodges. Please check
  • Television

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Cooking Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • Private parking

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities - Please call reception on 01629 732428


  • Disabled facilities


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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Recent Reviews:

  • Darren J
    Willaston, null, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family break
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th March 2018
    Just returned from Darwin forest break mon- fri. Can't speak highly of this place. Looks brand new al facilities look in great condition and staff are attentive and enthusiastic.. Stayed in a 2 bed... Read full review
  • Dave O
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Midweek get away from Monday to Friday Morning 4 nights
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th March 2018
    The Darwin Forest resort has been a nice getaway. Booking in on site was straight forward very helpful staff. Arrived early but was able to go to the lodge straight away normally 4pm before you are... Read full review
  • Nicole D
    North Wales, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Unhelpful admin staff
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 8th March 2018
    REALLY disappointed in the experience I’ve just had with Customer Service. I wanted to change my booking which isn’t for another 2 months. However I was told point blank that because I didn’t take... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the North: Leave the M1 at junction 29. Take the A617 to Chesterfield and then follow signs for the A632 towards Matlock. After 5 miles turn right onto the B5057 towards Darley Dale (Darwin Forest is signposted here). Continue for 2 miles. Darwin Forest is located on the right-hand side just after the sign for the Derbyshire Dales


From the South: Leave the M1 at junction 28. Take the A38 to Alfreton and then follow the A615 towards Matlock. Approximately 2 miles past the village of Wessington you will need to turn right onto Lickpenny Lane. Continue over the crossroads onto Holestone Gate Road, before joining Slack Hill (A632) and turning right onto Wirestone Lane (Darwin Forest is signposted here). At the next major crossroads turn left onto the B5057. Darwin Forest is located on the right-hand side just after the sign for the Derbyshire Dales. 


From Matlock: Take the A6 north towards Darley Dale and then turn right onto the B5057 (Darwin Forest is signposted here). Drive through Two Dales village and up through two very sharp bends. Continue for a further 4 miles until you reach the top of the moor. Darwin Forest is located on the left hand side just after the first minor crossroads.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest railway stations: Matlock and Chesterfield. There is no bus routes to the park.

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