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Darwin Forest Country Park


Derbyshire Matlock Two Dales Darley Moor
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Darwin Forest Country Park in the heart of the Peak District provides the perfect woodland setting for you to relax and enjoy your holiday.  You can leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind. This David Bellamy Gold Award winning park is situated in a peaceful location between Matlock and Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales and only 5 miles from Chatsworth House. This is an ideal spot from which to explore the moors, dales and picturesque villages of the Peak District.

The Evolution Leisure Centre includes a large indoor swimming pool, gym, spa, steam room and sauna as well as massage and beauty therapy facilities. Your fully insulated pine lodge is warm and snug in winter, cool in the heat of summer and discreetly positioned within the beautiful woodland setting.

The lodges are spacious and luxurious providing a comfortable base for your mini break. The Elvaston lodge is perfect for couples. This spacious and luxurious lodge has an en suite spa bath, sauna, CD player and dishwasher.  For larger parties then the Hassop and Hartington lodges are recommended as they sleep up to 8.  If you want a private outdoor hot tub then choose one of the VIP lodges such as the Riber Skyline VIP which sleeps 4 or the Peveril VIP lodge which sleeps 6.

Park Facilities
Accommodation features
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Evolution health and fitness leisure centre
  • Trim Trak
  • Snorkelling and Sea
  • Scooters *
  • Waterwalkerz *
  • Body Zorbs *
  • Orienteering course *
  • Woodland walks
  • All facilities available for all dates.
  • * Charges Apply.
  • Choose from either traditional or more contemporary lodges with one, two, three and four bedrooms, with quality furnishings. Ideal for short breaks and holidays throughout the year.
  • Outdoor hot tub (in Spa lodges only)
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD/CD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen including microwave and dishwasher
  • Bath and/or shower
  • Bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Verandah with garden furniture
  • Double glazed
  • Electricity included
  • Travel cots and highchairs £12pw and £9 per short break each
  • Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
  • Pets £45pw and £30 per short break each (max 2)
  • (1 large or 2 small breeds only)
  • (in specific lodges only)
  • Complimentary Rituals® toiletries
  • All non smoking accommodation

Details and Offers

To make your holiday extra special, indulge yourself with a choice of two beauty or two massage treatments plus chocolates and Champagne – £85 per pack and must be ordered and paid for prior to arrival.

Accommodation at Darwin Forest Country Park

Sleeps
2

Chatsworth Elite 1

Luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV, ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna.

Sleeps
2

Chatsworth Elite 1 Spa

Luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna. Outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
4

Chatsworth Elite 2

Luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer.

Sleeps
4

Chatsworth Elite 2 Spa

Luxurious contemporary styled lodge with one double with flat screen TV and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
6

Chatsworth Elite 3

Luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and either two twin or one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. No pets.

Sleeps
6

Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa

Luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin or a further double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
8

Chatsworth Elite 4

Luxuriously equipped lodge with two double, one with flat screen TV and two twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. No pets.

Sleeps
2

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV, ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna.

Sleeps
2

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1 Spa

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite spa bath and separate shower cubicle. Sauna. Outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
4

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer.

Sleeps
4

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and one twin with flat screen TV and ensuite bath with overhead shower. Fridge and freezer. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
6

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and either two twin or one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. No pets.

Sleeps
6

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with one double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin or a further double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
8

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with two double, one with flat screen TV and two twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. No pets.

Sleeps
8

Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4 Spa

Contemporary and luxuriously equipped lodge with two double, one with flat screen TV and two twin. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
2

Glade Exclusive 1 Spa

New in 2017. Sumptuous romantic woodland lodge perfect for romantic breaks and special occasions at any time of the year. Spacious master bedroom with king size double and Smart TV. Double doors into luxurious ensuite with freestanding bath, integrated TV, separate shower and two person sauna. Fully equipped kitchen finished to exacting standards including dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine and wine cooler. Spacious cosy lounge with Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and PlayStation 4 games console and French doors leading onto decking with feature brise soleil and outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in. No pets.

Sleeps
4

Glade Exclusive 2 Spa

New in 2017. Executive woodland lodge ideal for couples and small families. Master bedroom with king size double and Smart TV and luxurious ensuite, accessed through the dressing area, with freestanding bath, integrated TV and separate shower. One twin with Smart TV and ensuite with large shower and walk in wardrobe/dressing area. Stylish central open plan living space with high quality kitchen complete with feature island, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine and wine cooler and spacious lounge area with Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and PlayStation 4 games console. French doors leading onto decking with feature brise soleil and outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in. No pets.

Sleeps
6

Glade Exclusive 3 Spa

New in 2017. Exceptional woodland lodge with contemporary design features ideal for families and groups of friends. Master bedroom with king size double and Smart TV and luxurious ensuite with freestanding bath, integrated TV and separate shower and two twin, both with Smart TV and ensuite shower. Spacious and stylish living space with high quality kitchen complete with feature island, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine and wine cooler. Large lounge with impressive vaulted ceiling providing a superb social space and featuring Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and PlayStation 4 games console and French doors opening onto decking with feature brise soleil and outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in. No pets.

Sleeps
8

Glade Exclusive 4 Spa

New in 2017. Exceptional woodland lodge with unique design features ideal for families and groups of friends. Two king size doubles, each with Smart TV and ensuite bathroom and shower room with integrated TV and two twin, both with Smart TV. Large shower room. Exceptionally designed central living space including feature vaulted ceiling, high quality kitchen complete with dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, washing machine and wine cooler and large lounge with Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity. Separate games room perfect for ‘chilling out’ with snug-style corner sofa, large TV, PlayStation 4 games console and pool table. French doors open out from the lounge and the games room onto decking with feature brise soleil and outdoor hot tub. Early 2.00pm check in. No pets.

Sleeps
4

Haddon Classic 2

Lodge with one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower.

Sleeps
4

Haddon Classic 2 Vogue WF

Lodge with one double and one twin. Wet room. Suitable for parties including visitors with partial disabilities – please check when booking.

Sleeps
6

Haddon Classic 3

Lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine.

Sleeps
6

Haddon Classic 3 WF

Lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Wet room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Suitable for parties including visitors with partial disabilities – please check when booking.

Sleeps
4

Haddon Classic Vogue 2

Modern lodge with one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower.

Sleeps
4

Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa

Modern lodge with one double and one twin. Bath with overhead shower. Outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
6

Haddon Classic Vogue 3

Modern lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine.

Sleeps
6

Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa

Modern lodge with one double with ensuite shower and two twin. Bath with overhead shower. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
8

Haddon Classic Vogue 4

Modern lodge with two double and two twin. Ideal for parties of couples or two families sharing. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine.

Sleeps
8

Haddon Classic Vogue 4 Spa

Modern lodge with two double and two twin. Ideal for parties of couples or two families sharing. Bath with overhead shower and separate shower room. Fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
4

Horizon Spa

Luxury lodge positioned on an exclusive meadowland development with one king size double with flat screen TV, luxury ensuite shower and his and hers sinks and one twin with flat screen TV and a luxury ensuite with freestanding bath and shower. Fully integrated kitchen including fridge/freezer, washing machine and wine cooler. Comfortable open plan lounge area with feature fire and dining table with four chairs. Spacious verandah with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
6

New England Spa

Luxury lodge positioned on an exclusive meadowland development with one king size double with ensuite shower and flat screen TV and two twin, both with flat screen TV. Luxury bathroom with bath and seperate shower. Fully integrated kitchen including fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Comfortable open plan lounge area with feature fire. Dining table with six chairs. Spacious verandah with garden furniture and outdoor hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
6

Skyline Spa

Luxury lodge positioned on an exclusive meadowland development with one king size double with flat screen TV and ensuite shower and two twin both with flat screen TV. Luxury bathroom with bath and shower. Fully integrated kitchen including fridge/freezer and washing machine. Comfortable open plan lounge area with feature fire and dining table with six chairs. Spacious verandah with garden funriture and outdoor hot tub.

Sleeps
8

Woodland Spa

Superbly appointed single storey stone cottage with two king size doubles, one with TV and two twin. Two luxurious and spacious bathrooms both with bath and separate shower cubicle. Kitchen including dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Garden with sun terrace. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.

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Darwin Forest Country Park Reviews

mrs winton
this was our 6th stay at darwin forest and already booked for 2012. So much to see and do in and around the local area.The staff are fantastic.A fantastic holiday for all the family. Cant wait to get there in the summer.
Lisa, Stockport
Date of stay: 4th December 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 2
Great short break accommodating us and our dog.
Very comfortable lodge and lovely walks for the dog . Great to have a dog washing station.
Mike, West Kirby
Date of stay: 4th December 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 2
Excellent venue
Will be back next winter
Katie, Whitwick
Date of stay: 4th December 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 4 Spa
fantastic holiday, brilliant time had by everyone from the 18 month old to the 37 year old!
Mollie, Nottingham
Date of stay: 27th November 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 2
Excellent overall accommodation
Chris, Cambridge
Date of stay: 24th November 2017
Accommodation type: Glade Exclusive 2 Spa
Amazing accommodation
Vicki
Date of stay: 20th November 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa
Only issue was with dishwasher that only worked on intensive setting - but not the end of the world.
Caroline, Derby
Date of stay: 10th November 2017
Accommodation type: Glade Exclusive 1 Spa
Stayed in one of the new luxury cabins on the glade. It was lovely such a nice area with just a few cabins on. Was very clean and well set out. Loved the bathroom through double doors from the bedroom with its own tv, double shower and a sauna. Very upmarket furnishings and outdoor furniture and with a ps4 and huge tv. We had a really relaxing short break. Best of all with this cabin it had its own dedicated wifi so I could skype with my family as the phones don't work here and upload pictures of our day. Went swimming once and travelled the area on one day. Weather was awful but the place was clean, staff were always smiling and the place was warm and welcoming.
Margaret, Chipping Campden
Date of stay: 6th November 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 4
Highly recommend the Ctasworth Elite if you need a larger chalet.
Julie, Wakefield
Date of stay: 4th November 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa
Fab holiday
Sara, London
Date of stay: 3rd November 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 4
Lovely chalet. We thought it was very good value for money. A couple of thoughts to make it even better:
- cooking knives could be sharper
- bedside lamps came on unexpectedly in the middle of the night or very early morning throughout the bedrooms. Very odd and obviously disturbing so we had to unplug them at night. If they are on some sort of timer that should be switched off.
- Maybe some plastic cups/plates for kids.
Mollie
My family and I stayed in 3 Lodges for a celebration of my 70th birthday and we really enjoyed the break. Each accommodation was excellent and so were the facilities. We all would like to come back next year.
Lauren
It is beautiful, really peaceful, the onsite pub/resturant was really calm & inviting, the food was delicious! The lodge was clean and cosy, the carpets could do with updating in the one we stayed in. The lodge is equiped with everything you would need apart from the dishwashers need filling up with rinse aid & salt, so sometimes the dishes didnt come out super clean. The shower head in lodge 77 needed replacing it literally just sprays you in the face as the water comes out in all angles. That didnt affect the stay at all, these are just a couple of things to improve on! The pool was lovely & warm & not too packed in the spa (because you do have to pay £3 entry fee each to enter) the shop was packed with all the nesessary you need. It was a really pleasant experience & id definately return :)
Chris
Great place, the only thing letting it down slightly was the food in the restaurant could be better.
Louise
A lovely place for any age group. We were three generations & everyone enjoyed themselves.
Paul
Grand site prices in the bar a bit expensive
John
Fantastic place.staff very polite and helpful.
Caroline
The site is easy to find and not far from us. Having stayed here a few times before it is a nice journey and we always call in at Chesterfield on the way to make it a whole day out. Site is clean and welcoming and staff have always been lovely. There is a cafe to have a quick cup of tea while you wait for your keys if they aren't ready.
Debbie
Super place really lovely chalet. Having to pay for the use of the gym as an additional price was too much. We were not happy about that. The spa is also an extra cost, you can end up paying and not know whose in there. This was a dissapintment to us.
Amanda
Really lovely site and staff. Nice and quiet too so very relaxing
Adam
what a fantastic site and location. I would highly recommend. Great value for Money
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