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22nd January 2018

Darwin Forest Country Park

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Darwin Forest in the heart of the Peak District is one of our most popular lodge parks and has won several awards including the David Bellamy Gold Award for Conservation and the Hoseasons "Best in Britain 2009".  The site has an excellent range of facilities and an enviable setting between Matlock and Bakewell in the Derbyshire Dales. Local attractions include the beautiful and historic Chatsworth House and the stunning Peak District National Park.

At the heart of the site the amazing Evolution Leisure Centre is sure to impress and has a large indoor swimming pool, gym, spa, steam room and sauna as well as massage and beauty therapy facilities. Other facilities include the children's adventure playground, games room and amusements.

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. There are many types of lodge to choose from including the cosy Hideaway lodge which is perfect for couples and has one double bedroom. The Elvaston is a spacious one bedroom lodge with a sauna and dishwasher. The Peveril Lodge is outstanding and perfect for families with three bedrooms, and a kitchen equipped with dishwasher and washing machine.

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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 Vogue 2 Spa

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

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 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
2

The Coppice 1 Spa

The Coppice 1 Spa has been designed with pets and muddy boots in mind and offers an exceptional position in a woodland setting. Master bedroom with King size bed, TV and a luxurious ensuite bathroom with use of bathrobes. Stylish living area with a quality feature kitchen complete with an island, coffee machine, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine. With a formal dining table, SMART TV with Bluetooth connectivity and comfortable leather sofas. Enclosed spacious verandah with quality outdoor furniture and an outdoor hot tub. There is an outdoor warm water supply and a pet friendly utility area complete with doggie shower, hairdryer, towels and space for their bed and feeding bowls. Stable doors separate the utility area from both the decking and the internal living area.

Sleeps
4

The Coppice 2 Spa

The Coppice 2 Spa has been designed with pets and muddy boots in mind and offers an exceptional position in a woodland setting. Master bedroom with King size bed, TV and a luxurious ensuite shower with bathrobes. One twin with TV. Family Bathroom. Stylish living area with a quality feature kitchen complete with an island, coffee machine, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine. With a formal dining table, SMART TV with Bluetooth connectivity and comfortable leather sofas. Enclosed spacious verandah with quality outdoor furniture and an outdoor hot tub. There is an outdoor warm water supply and a pet friendly utility area complete with doggie shower, hairdryer, towels and space for their bed and feeding bowls. Stable doors separate the utility area from both the decking and the internal living area.

Sleeps
6

The Coppice 3 Spa

The Coppice 3 Spa has been designed with pets and muddy boots in mind and offers an exceptional position in a woodland setting. Master bedroom with King size bed, TV and a luxurious ensuite shower with bathrobes. Two twins both with a TV. Family Bathroom. Stylish living area with a quality feature kitchen complete with an island, coffee machine, wine cooler, dishwasher and washing machine. With a formal dining table, large SMART TV with Bluetooth connectivity and comfortable leather sofas. Enclosed spacious verandah with quality outdoor furniture and an outdoor hot tub. There is an outdoor warm water supply and a pet friendly utility area complete with doggie shower, hairdryer, towels and space for their bed and feeding bowls. Stable doors separate the utility area from both the decking and the internal living area.

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.

Darwin Forest Country Park Reviews

jan Watson and Dean Tye
We just god back and had the best time ever. When we could drag ourselves away from our lodge the health club was wonderful. I had a massage in the spa which was very reasonably priced and totally relaxing. Top notch all round.
Lisa Perkins
Just got back totally relaxed from Darwin Forest Park, the place was beautiful. The log cabin was immaculate. Plenty to do on or off site. Brilliant for all age groups. Well worth a drive to Bakewell and Buxton.
John & Lisa
Just back from a week in a lodge (Derbyshire). Weather was awful BUT we had a great time. Took the dog. Staff very helpful, lodge spotless, site spotless, on site facilities great and very dog friendly. Would definitely go again.
Helen, Cirencester
Date of stay: 22nd December 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa
Excellent. Well be back again soon!
Marian, Manchester
Date of stay: 11th December 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 2 Spa
Highly recommend it, lovely cabin, very private, excellent food and friendly helpful staff, excellent food and dog friendly.
Nicola, Sheffield
Date of stay: 11th December 2017
Accommodation type: Glade Exclusive 2 Spa
Loved the modern feel.to our lodge and the hot tub was perfect for our family of four
Lewis, Retford
Date of stay: 11th December 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa
Cant fault it! Everything was clean
Matthew, Wigan
Date of stay: 11th December 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus
Cannot fault lodge at all, brilliant. Got home one day the water pipe outside had burst, called reception, fixed in 10 mins, brilliant. Best lodge I've stayed in. As mentioned facilities/activities are lacking a bit compared to other similar resorts. Gym & spa should be included in break. Maybe more kids activities, although we visited in December out of season, so possibly there would be more in summer? Not complaining though, was a great holiday.
Katie, Doncaster
Date of stay: 8th December 2017
Accommodation type: Glade Exclusive 3 Spa
amazing place, highly recommend to family and friend.
Will be returning in the summer months
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!
Shiela, Chorley
Date of stay: 1st December 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic Vogue 3 Spa
Lovely spacious modern lodge extremely well heated
Ross
This is the 2nd time we have visited and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The facilities are great, it's the perfect place for families. I really hope to come back again soon.
Helen
Great place, helpful staff. Really didn’t need to leave the site - wi need to come again to see more of the local area! And really looking forward to it. Would only say onsite shop is a bit pricey and lack of smoke detector in lounge area a concern. Otherwise fab fab fab.
Sallyann
Holiday was amazing over Xmas and we got snow which was priceless for our son to see Sally
Noel
This lovely place to stay. Will definitely be going back.
Sheila
Had a wonderful Christmas. There was a leak under the sink, which the maintenance people came out quickly and resolved on Christmas morning.
Pam
We loved it, very well appointed cabin, very clean and lovely surroundings. Enjoyed using the swimming pool, had a couple of good meals in the restaurant and loved sitting in the hot tub watching the stars. Highly recommend and look forward to visiting again in the not too distant future.
Colin
We had a really wonderful Christmas in our lodge, no problems at all, everything went so well
David
Fantastic place with beautiful clean and superb lodges
Aaron
Thoroughly enjoyed our break, perfect picturesque location and the staff were very warm and friendly.
Matthew
Accommodation was great, absolutely fantastic lodge & lovely setting. Could do with a few more in terms of facilities/activities, like the pool has no jacuzzi, steam room/sauna unless you pay for spa, most resorts you would get access to that. Restaurant menu was limited, again not sure if would be more varied in peak season? All in all a great relaxing holiday & base to explore the area.
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Fun Days Out near Landal Darwin Forest

Gullivers Kingdom - about 3 Miles
This is a top class theme park with plenty to do for the whole family.  From thrilling rides to more gentle activities for the little ones this place is ideal.  The best thing is that 50% of their attractions are under cover so the British weather needn't spoil the fun.
Heights of Abraham - about 3 Miles
This unique attraction combines an array of activities.  If you have a look on their website there are some good video clips which give an even better idea of what this attraction is all about.  Some of the highlights include the Cable Car system which is actually Britain's first alpine style cable car system.  You are transported from the valley floor right up above where you can enjoy superb Dewent Valley Views.  You can also stroll around 60 acres of wooded hillside on foot to see an array of birds and wildlife.
Gulliver's Kingdome - about 3 Miles
Gulliver's Kingdome is a family friendly theme park offering many attractions for children of all ages. The site is rather unique and features a huge array of rides including log flumes, roller coasters and pirate ships. For the little ones there are rides such as the veteran cars and the balloon wheel and Diego and Dora the Explorer are on hand to make sure they are having a great time. Between the 21st and 31st of October the park becomes a spooky Halloween spectacular with a range of shows and fireworks to enjoy. Standard prices are £12.00 for adults and children over 90cm. Group booking discounts are available.
The Peak District National Park is the ideal place to relax and explore.  The stunning scenery will take your breath away and there is the opportunity to take part in ranger led guides and events.  These are ideal if you are new to the area or only staying a short time and want to see the best sights and walks.