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Darwin Forest Country Park

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

It is peaceful and quiet. Lots of wildlife including rabbits, squirrels, rabbits and lots of different birds. I loved waking up to the bird song in the morning. The lodges are basic but cosy and clean. Even though it's pet friendly there is no sign of the pets in the lodge where we are staying: no hair or smell. There...

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1Thank Anna P
Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the peace and tranquillity and the delight of waking up to bird song.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This was our first visit to Darwin Forset (2 adults and 2 children 5 & 6 years), first impressions - outstandingly clean everywhere. This is a dog friendly park and is so clean it even puts some non-dog friendly parks to shame. Another noticeable fact is that how quiet and peaceful the park is, although it was easter weekend and...

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

Many thanks for reviewing Darwin Forest and for providing lots of useful tips. We are delighted you had a memorable stay with us.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Having stayed at Darwin Forest in the past where i was impressed with the quality of the lodges, i have taken the grand kids to the superb indoor play centre several times. The little ones love it and if the weather is kind, a nice walk in the grounds is very enjoyable.

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

Many thanks for reviewing Darwin Forest. We are pleased your grandchildren enjoyed their visit.

Warwickshire
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Stayed in a four bed cabin with hot tub. Four adults, 2 kids (4&5) and a baby. Cabin had washing machine, dishwasher, bathroom, shower room, DVD player. Plenty of space for all of us, plenty hot water. Dishwasher tabs, washing powder, loo roll provided, plus tea and coffee and some milk portions. Good size fridge and separate freezer, microwave, cooker....

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

We are pleased you had a lovely few days away and enjoyed staying at Darwin Forest.

Castleford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2016

When we arrived, reception had everything waiting for us, and the receptionist was very friendly. First impressions were good. The lights and fire were on to welcome us.The lodge itself was immaculately clean, and well stocked. It was as if nothing in the kitchen had ever been used before. They had left washing up cloths, liquid and tablets and everything...

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

We are so pleased that you thought Darwin Forest was a beautiful and peaceful place to stay. Many thanks for the feedback and we are glad you found all our staff to be friendly, informative and helpful.

Birmingham
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We have visited here a number of times now both with family and friends and it never fails to impress. They have continual investment meaning it gets better year on year - caters for children exceptionally well! They have an on site soft play, though an extra charge; and a good sized (and under utilised) swimming pool - walks through...

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

Many thanks for taking the time to review Darwin Forest. We are pleased to hear that you have stayed with us several times and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

UK
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here twice now and its just gets better every visit. The Restaurant/Bar has been extended since our last visit and now offers a lunchtime menu which is great if you arrive early and your cabin is not ready. The park is kept to a very high standard. The staff are lovely and friendly and very helpful. The cabins...

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

We are so pleased that you approve of the updates we have made to the Park and that you had a relaxing holiday. See you in October!

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We came as a family of 4 plus grandparents. We all had a great time. The lodges were really comfortable with every mod con you need. Beds lovely with great duvets and pillows. We had a hot tub at our lodge which was loved by young and old. Foresters for dinner was pretty impressive with really pleasant staff. My mum...

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

Many thanks for your review. We have lots of families coming to stay with grandparents and we try and cater for all ages. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday.

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We fancied a log cabin break (Mon.-Fri.) and chose this resort with a "elite Spa" option of hot tub, sauna ans spa bath. This did not disappoint the accommodation was quite exceptional with a well fitted kitchen including dishwasher along with quality fittings. A king size bed with TV in bedroom and a bathroom with spa bath, sauna, w.c, sink...

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

Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in one of our Elite Spa lodges .

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Lovely weekend spent at Darwin in a dog friendly 2 bedroom lodge with hot tub. The lodge was immaculately clean and dish cloths, scourers, tea towels, scourers had all been provided. Just turn up with some clothes and food and you are all set for a great stay. The park is very well maintained with a lovely wooded walk, restaurant...

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

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed staying in our pet friendly spa lodges. I hope the dogs enjoyed the woodland walks!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre 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 Centre 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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  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • 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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock
Price Range: RM522 - RM1,358 (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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