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24th June 2017

Darwin Forest Country Park

Heart of England Derbyshire Matlock Two Dales Darley Moor
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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
  • 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

Accommodation at Darwin Forest Country Park

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 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. 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

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 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 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 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.

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.
Tracy
Date of stay: 5th June 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa
very clean. Would recommend new mattresses?
Michael, Bridlington
Date of stay: 29th May 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite Vogue 3 Spa
Overall an excellent base to explore Derbyshire and the park had everything you might want. However, despite indicating there was free WiFi this was very poor and intermittent and the Free View TV reception was non-existent, at least in lodge 7.

Definitely didn't spoil the holiday and you could certainly argue it was a benefit everyone in the family not having phone or internet access
David, Kimberley, Notts
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2 Spa Plus
Loved the location of this unit.
Anthony, Stalbridge Dorset
Date of stay: 26th May 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic 3
Darwin forest are nice well maintained lodges in a great location with every thing you need for a relaxing break with every thing you need.
Diane, Stoke On Trent
Date of stay: 22nd May 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 3 Spa
Think it's due a refurb in places but didn't spoil our holiday in any way can't wait return next year
Anthony, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Date of stay: 22nd May 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 1
Lodge was immaculately clean and well equipped. So peaceful and relaxing. Slightly on the expensive side, but then you get what you pay for. We definitely want to stay there again.
Robin, Sittingbourne
Date of stay: 20th May 2017
Accommodation type: Haddon Classic 2
Lodge was spacious with all the usual ,television,cooker etc all very good.
Maria, Launceston
Date of stay: 20th May 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 2 Spa
Fully equipped, comfortable and clean
John, Codsall
Date of stay: 19th May 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite 2
Really enjoyed the short break, some great walks and pubs in the area of the site. It was just let down for me by a dismal shower with no pressure at all. After the first day didn't get any wifi at all, not even down at the on site pub.
Harriet, Coventry
Date of stay: 15th May 2017
Accommodation type: Chatsworth Elite Vogue 2
Everywhere was clean and they supplied everything needed in the kitchen
David
Perfect break. Our second visit in 12 months.
Anthony
Fantastic relaxing stay. It was so peaceful and all the staff were so friendly. Efficient check in and the lodge was immaculately clean. Only wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be returning soon.
Nat
Lovely clean modern lodge. Very spacious to have two families of four. Great facilities and on site. The kids really enjoyed themselves especially at the swimming pool! Would definately recommend and would visit again
Michelle
Fantastic family holiday. Couldn't fault it.
Anthony
This was the third time we have stayed at Darwin forest lodges and the addition to the foresters bar allowing you to take your pets in with you is great .That being the main reason for going in pet friendly lodges on our holidays. We have been to other lodges in UK to walk and explore other areas but always come back to the peak district and will be coming back again in the next year or two i am sure.
Michael
We always have high expectations for Hoseasons Holidays and this was no exception. Everything was uniformly excellent and even though it was a very rural location there were two big towns within easy driving distance so it was very well placed for anything you might need. The only difference between this park and the other Hoseasons Activity Breaks we've been on was that we had to pay to use the gym (not the swimming pool) at this park. Every other place we've been to it was free to guests. It didn't spoil the holiday though and it certainly wouldn't be a consideration to go there again. It was just unexpected for the price we paid.
Robin
We have been to Darwin forest before and we found it excellent. All the amenities are on site and the staff are very helpful.
Dawn
We loved it! So relaxing! Everything you need in the lodge is provided and the place was spotless. The only thing that would stop me making a regular trip is the price.
Maria
Peaceful relaxing surrounds. Very Helpful and friendly staff. Very well equipped and comfortable lodge. Extremely clean lodge and clean park overall. Very impressed, will certainly recommend and not hesitate to visit again.
Jemma
Log cabin was amazing swimming pool was really good and some good facilities on site and its sited right in between every were so always something to do will defiantly be a place I will book again
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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.