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Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited Darwin country park for a few nights at the beginning of January. The park was extremely quiet due to the time of year, we were given a cabin at the top of the park where there were no other guests which was great. The facilities in the cabin are great, there is a sauna which...

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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your break at Darwin Forest. It is always useful to receive feedback on the lodges and facilities and we will use your feedback to help make future upgrades etc...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Great place, the cabins are lovely and modern and cosy. Kids loved the pool. The trim trail is short and aimed at teenagers which upset our kids as there was nothing for our younger kids to do walking round and the walk was pretty short. If you like long walks this isn't the place for you. Pub was lovely on...

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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am pleased you had a good New Years Eve. Your comments relating to the Trim Trak not being aimed at smaller children has been noted and we shall look at this. With regards to the Indoor Play Area, we charge for admittance each visit instead of subsidising it through lodge prices. Many of...

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Fantastic clean lodges and plenty for all the family to do, despite awful weather we still had a fantastic family weekend away and I'm sure we will be coming back again in the new year with our new baby in tow . Can't fault anything about the park or facilities

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Thank you for your review! Hopefully next time you visit the sun will be shining!

Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Our family of 5 stayed for 2 nights in a 6 berth lodge which also had a hot tub. From the moment we entered the site we were welcomed and felt very relaxed in the grounds of the site. The lodge was immaculately clean and an absolute credit to the staff. The hot tub was a nice addition and a...

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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled you had a great time!! See you in 2016!!

Reviewed 22 December 2015

Summer Holidays in the UK? It's a lottery with the changeable weather conditions, however, even with a spot of rain here and there, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Darwin Forest. We had one of the 3 "individual" lodges and it really felt like a luxury. The Hot Tub on the deck was used a few times and only 10...

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Great review .... thank you!!

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Excellent lodge ameneties very good swimming pool etc been 3 times over the past few years never fails to please hoping it would snow this year but all we had was rain and fog but even that didn't spoil things well worth the money

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Thank you for your review!! We will ask for snow on your next visit...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2015

This was my third visit to Darwinforest this year,as soon as I enter the site I know I will have an enjoyable time, all the onsite facilities are listed in the brochure or online.If you must have a phone signal,there is a perfect one just up the road. If you have any sort of problem,it is quickly sorted by friendly...

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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

It makes all the staffs hard work worth while to read such a lovely review. Thank you for taking the time and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful family break for all ages and your dog! Our accommodation was amazing everything had been thought of and covered, lovely and warm too! Food was great and dog welcome in the pub, three generations of one family and everyone really enjoyed it. Will go back at first chance

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We are always pleased when our guests enjoy their holidays. Thank you for your feedback!

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This place (same as its sister park Sandybrook) is fantastic. Cabin - We stayed in cabin 43 a two bed family lodge with hot tub, fantastic is not good enough, very clean, very spacious and everything you need to have a holiday away, we stayed for a week in August 2015, weather was nice too. Complex, the site has a...

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Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed both our parks. We look forward to you visiting again soon...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Visited this place with my partner for a surprise birthday weekend away for him. Booked a lodge with a hot tub... Best thing ever! It was a cold rainy weekend but that didn't stop us getting in the hot tub and enjoying the bubbles! The park is kept immaculate and the lodges are spotlessly clean, highly impressed with the range...

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Glad to hear you had a great time and didn't let the British weather ruin your fun!! Thank you for writing a review...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of the Peak District, Darwin Forest is a 5-star holiday park in a delightful woodland setting. Accommodation is in modern self-catering lodges with everything provided for a great family holiday. Lodges sleep form 2 to 8 people. Facilities include indoor swimming pool, indoor play area, bar/restaurant, tennis, beauty therapy, soft play and woodland walks. Darwin holds the David Bellamy Award for Conservation at Gold standard and a Visit England Award for Excellence. Handy for Chatsworth, Bakewell, Haddon Hall and all the sights of the Peak District. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Darwin Forest Country Park

Address: Sydnope Hill | Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5PL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock
Price Range: $149 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Darwin Forest Country Park 5*
Number of rooms: 110
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