Have just come back from a week here.
We booked a 2 person dog friendly lodge.
I have to say it exceeded my expections by far. The lodge was lovely and clean with everything you could need including towels, t towels, wash up liq, etc. It had a sauna and spa bath with a tv in the lounge and bedroom. Lovely king size bed - all as the brochure really but sometimes the brochures fool you ! but not here. Considering some of the places we have stayed in with a dog this is excellent.
The only thing to note - but this was not a problem for us -was we couldnt get a phone signal on the site.
The park is very clean and well laid out. We had a takeaway from the pub - which as a previous review stated was being done up - but the carpet was being put dowen while we were there so I think it will be complete very soon. There is also a cafe to get breakfast or a bacon buttie - so no need to cook !
The pool is lovely and clean and very relaxing. There is a shop with all the basics.
Its about 5 min from Two dales where there is a pub and take away and 8 min from matlock where there are shops and restuarants.
I think this is defineitly a place where you need a car - but is close to all the towns.
Overall - very very relaxing if you want to get away from it all.
Not the cheapest place to go to but well worth the money.
We will return soon !!!!
- 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. Handy for Chatsworth, Bakewell, Haddon Hall and all the sights of the Peak District. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Darwin Forest Country Park Hotel Two Dales