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Darwin Forest

Type:Holiday Park

Darley Moor
Two Dales
Matlock
DE4 5PL
5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars 5 Visit England Stars Holiday Park
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1096 reviews1096 reviews
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.

Gradings

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

Awards

  • 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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Catering

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

Children

  • 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

Cooking Facilities

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

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

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities - Please call reception on 01629 732428

Parking

  • Private parking

Property Facilities

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

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

Site Features

  • Garden
  • Public house/Inn

Target Markets

  • Single sex groups welcomed

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    806
  • Very Good
    227
  • Average
    39
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    10

Recent Reviews:

  • moonsjjk
    Warlingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Wonderful stay
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 4th November 2018
    We stayed here for the October half term and really enjoyed it. The lodge was spotless and the hot tub was very big for a 3 bedroom lodge. The beds were comfy, the space inside and outside was good... Read full review
  • gillian p
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Another Fantastic Break
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 5th November 2018
    This year has been our 3rd consecutive year visiting Darwin. And we all still had a fantastic time (grandparents, parents and 8 year old lad). We are all so relaxed here. We enjoyed swimming, golf... Read full review
  • Peter B
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic first visit!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 9th November 2018
    Booked an 8 person lodge with hot tub for 6 of us (and a dog) and we were all very happy with the quality of the accommodation. The lodge couldn’t be faulted - it was very warm and very spacious! The... 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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