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Darwin Forest Country Park

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Lovely lodge that felt both close to neighbours for a chat and private enough to feel away from them too. Brilliant facilities, staff were lovely and very helpful. Loads to do and the best accolade is both my 12 year old and my 15 year old want to go back adap. Have to say the young barmaid in the pub...

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nottingham
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked two lodges for a family of 8 adults, two children and one dog. We had a fantastic time. The staff went to a great deal of trouble when I booked to get two lodges together. We wanted one pet friendly and one with spa. We had a meal at Foresters bar on Friday evening Matt the barman could...

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Corby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I must say that the park and facilities are really well looked after and the staff are so friendly and helpful. The wildlife, birds, rabbits squirrels etc provided great entertainment and the TV was hardly used. If you're looking for a relaxing stay, or a base for visiting the Matlock and Bakewell area this could be the answer, thanks guys.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a bit like a Centerparcs, but smaller, cheaper, and with less to offer. The lodge was great and just as advertised - clean and modern. Had an issue with something minor not working which was promptly and competently dealt with. Had the essential for visits with small children: a washing machine, and a nice feeling that corners haven't been...

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Thank str0wger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit to Darwin Forest. Visited with fellow Hens back in February and as I live locally returned to have a meal with the family following my previous high praise. Not sure whats happened in the past two months but the restaurant is dire. On previous visit I loved the food and we visited every night during our stay. This...

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

We are saddened by your review, which we take very seriously. From the information you have provided we have tried to identify who you are so that we can make contact to ascertain more about what happened and when. We will be most grateful if Jean F will telephone Darwin Forest and ask to speak to Lyndsey or Hugh Grayson....

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site was clean and well organised. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The facilities that we used were good. The cabin was clean and well equipped. It was a little dated with a cassette/CD player but no bluetooth or AUX connection. The free wifi was essential due to the lack of phone signal but it was a little...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our park. We are sorry to find you felt let down by the restaurant but you have not provided any information as to why. If you would like to speak to speak to either myself or a colleague please call us on 01629 732428.

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was wonderful! Went here with the family for my sisters 60th birthday weekend and the moment i booked it i knew it was going to be a great weekend.. received a nice email a few days beforehand to welcome us on our short stay which i thought was a nice touch.. We were able to check in earlier as...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a 5 day break here - it is a perfect base for exploring the area and attractions with enough to do on site if you want to. Really can't rate it highly enough - the only disappointment was that we couldn't stay longer. We will definitely be returning.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just spent a week and had a great time. A very relaxing holiday with everything you need. A great great pool, great gym and a good variety of gym classes. The kids loved it and so did the adults. It great position to see the peaks and the lodges are fully equipped with everything you need. The staff were friendly...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went along with 4 adults two children (both aged 6) to Darwin forest. We paid quite a lot of money as it was Easter, thinking that it would be on par with the likes of center parcs with cheaper activities (as the accommodation was approx the same price). I have to say the lodge we stayed in was lovely....

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Darwin Forest. We are pleased you loved the lodge, the mini golf and the soft play areas. We are sorry that the wifi was not adequate for all your needs, unfortunately the remote location of the Park means we cannot offer unlimited wifi to all our guests. The phone...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock
Price Range: $124 - $306 (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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