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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
  • Spa *
  • steam room *
  • sauna * (over 16s)
  • Gym * (over 16s)
  • Massage and beauty treatments
  • Foresters Bar and Restaurant Explorers Café
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Trim Trak
  • Cycle hire *
  • Mini golf *
  • Fencing *
  • Archery *
  • Pool table *
  • Tennis court *
  • Childrens playground
  • Snorkelling and Sea
  • Scooters *
  • Waterwalkerz *
  • Body Zorbs *
  • Orienteering course *
  • Woodland walks
  • DVD hire *
  • Parking for two cars next to lodge ††
  • Shop, launderette * ††
  • Two spaces is subject to size of the vehicles
  • All facilities available for all dates.
  • * Charges Apply.
  • Choose from either traditional or more contemporary lodges with one, two, three and four bedrooms or a spacious four bedroom cottage, with quality furnishings. Ideal for short breaks and holidays throughout the year.
  • Outdoor hot tub (in Spa lodges and Woodlands Cottage only)
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview/DVD/CD
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen including microwave and dishwasher
  • Bath and/or shower
  • Bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Use of bathrobes in master bedroom (in Horizon Spa, Skyline Spa and New England Spa only)
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Verandah with garden furniture
  • Double glazed
  • Electricity included
  • Travel cots and highchairs £10pw and £7 per short break each
  • Group bookings may be subject to restrictions
  • Pets £40pw and £28 per short break each (max 2)
  • (small breeds only)
  • (in specific lodges only)
  • Parking for two cars next to lodge (Two spaces is subject to size of the vehicles)
  • 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. 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. 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

Brand new for 2017. Sumptuous romantic woodland lodge set within the exclusive ‘Glade’ development, perfect for romantic breaks and special occasions at any time of the year. Large master bedroom with king size bed and flat screen Smart TV. Double doors open into a luxurious ensuite bathroom with feature freestanding bath, integrated wall TV, separate shower and two person sauna. Fully equipped kitchen finished to exacting standards including Dolce Gusto coffee machine, wine cooler and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided. Spacious yet cosy lounge, featuring a large Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and games console, leads out through French doors onto private decking with feature brise soleil, quality outdoor furniture and luxurious hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
4

Glade Exclusive 2 Spa

Brand new for 2017. Executive woodland lodge set within the exclusive ‘Glade’ development, ideal for couples and small families. Master bedroom with king size bed, Smart TV and ensuite, accessed through the dressing area, with luxurious freestanding bath, integrated wall TV and separate shower. Bedroom two includes twin beds, Smart TV and ensuite with large shower and walk in wardrobe/dressing area. Stylish living space including high quality feature kitchen complete with island, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, wine cooler and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided. Spacious lounge provides an ideal space for entertaining and features a large Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and games console. French doors open out onto private decking with feature brise soleil, quality outdoor furniture and luxurious hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
6

Glade Exclusive 3 Spa

Brand new for 2017. Exceptional woodland lodge with contemporary design features set within the exclusive ‘Glade’ development, ideal for families and groups of friends. Master bedroom with king size bed, Smart TV and en-suite with luxurious freestanding bath, integrated wall TV and separate shower. Two further bedrooms, both with twin beds, Smart TV and en-suite shower rooms. Spacious and stylish living space including high quality feature kitchen complete with island, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, wine cooler and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided. Large lounge with impressive vaulted ceilings providing a superb social space and featuring a large Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity and games console. French doors open out onto private decking with feature brise soleil, quality outdoor furniture and luxurious hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
8

Glade Exclusive 4 Spa

Brand new for 2017. Exceptional woodland lodge with unique design features set within the exclusive ‘Glade’ development, ideal for families and groups of friends. Two double bedrooms with king size bed, Smart TV and en-suite bathroom and shower room. The bathroom has an integrated wall TV. Two further twin bedrooms, both with Smart TV and shared en-suite with large shower. Exceptionally designed central living space including feature vaulted ceiling, high quality kitchen complete with Dolce Gusto coffee machine, wine cooler and dishwasher. A washing machine is also provided. Large lounge provides a superb social space featuring a large Smart TV with wireless audio connectivity. Separate stunning games room perfect for ‘chilling out’ with snug-style corner sofa, large TV, games console and pool table. French doors open out onto private decking with feature brise soleil, quality outdoor furniture and luxurious hot tub. No pets.

Sleeps
4

Haddon Classic 2

Lodge with one double and one twin. Shower or 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
4

Haddon Classic 2 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. Shower or bath with overhead shower.

Sleeps
4

Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa

Modern lodge with one double and one twin. Shower or 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 flatscreen 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.
Angela, Bellshill
Date of stay: 24th July 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 4 Spa
A home from home with everything you need provided. Spotlessly clean and well maintained.
Jane
Date of stay: 17th July 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 3
The lodge was very comfortable
David
Date of stay: 14th July 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 1
Well equipped...surprise intergrated sauna!!
Caroline, Warrington
Date of stay: 14th July 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 4
A brilliant lodge with everything we needed. Couldn't have asked for anything else in the kitchen! You thought of everything.
Jackie, Hednesford
Date of stay: 14th July 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite Vogue 1 Spa
Lovely and relaxing
Katie, Rotherham
Date of stay: 14th July 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa
It was great will definitely be returning
Diane, Leamington Spa
Date of stay: 10th July 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa
Very relaxing break. Great for families
Anthony, Northumberland
Date of stay: 8th July 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa
The lodge was perfect.
Little extras like washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets included.
Only one niggle was the shower was not powerful but did what it needed to.
Nicola
Date of stay: 7th July 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa
The lodge was absolutely stunning. Everything you need from heated towel rails, to Bluetooth speakers, and even a dishwasher and dishwasher tablets?! The hot tub was awesome.
Michael
Date of stay: 3rd July 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite Vogue 4
You pay for the quality staying here, 6 adults and 2 children went and at no point did we feel claustrophobic or lack of private space. Had everything we could possibly of needed with space for the kids to play on the grass.
Janet
Had a wonderful break
Shona
Fab.enjoyed our week. Kids really enjoyed archery and we all enjoyed tennis as a family.
Sarah
Lodge was quite dated. Pub was rather expensive. Wi-donor great,at all. Fantastic facilities for children; although not outdoor park for smaller children. Great for families!
Colin
Great place to stay fun for kids and dogs.
ANGELA
Had an amazing time at Darwin forest the whole experience was great from start to finish with lots to do both on and off the park. Would highly recommend.
Caroline
We stayed for four nights and had a lovely holiday. We had a four bedroom lodge and it was clean, spacious and had everything we needed. We had our twin girls with us and the lodge was child friendly. There was lots to do and the walks around the park were gorgeous. Little things like the free pint of milk and lots of toilet rolls added to the good impression! We will definitely stay again in the future. My parents really enjoyed it too.
Jackie
Lovely lodge and surroundings park is very well kept and managed this was our 6visit to the park over last few years . My only criticism is the restaurant has always run out of certain items on the menu this seems to happen on every visit we have made . We will continue to return for many years to come
Katie
Fantastic. The only downside was the flies
John
Lovely surroundings!
Dennis
It was great to have a short break in the UK with our old dog. She doesn't like long car journeys so the 1 hour drive was ideal. We will definitely do it again.
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17th August 2017