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Darwin Forest Country Park

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We stayed in the Horizon in the Meadows which is modern and has a lovely hot tub, cannot fault the accommodation and have already booked to spend Christmas here. Whilst I would rather keep this lodge a secret, credit where due and as long as we can still book when we want to......

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1Thank jch442015
Pinelogger, Owner at Darwin Forest Country Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Horizon.... It is a lovely lodge and we are glad you enjoyed it enough to rebook it! See you at Christmas!!

Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Had a fab monday to friday break. The site is close to both matlock and bakewell both with their charming little shops and picturesque rivers. Whilst at Darwin we also visited matlock park farm very close to the site for a fun day out with the kids. The lodge was very spacious and very clean we couldn't have wished for...

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

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate your feedback on the check-in experience, it is a very busy time both on the counter and behind the scenes as we try and get all the lodges cleaned and checked by 4 pm. We apologise if this showed but I assure you we are trying to get every guest into their...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Wow! what a fine place. The two bedroom lodge was absolutely brilliant; pale wood panelling throughout with excellent furnishings. Compact but well appointed bathroom, very comfortable beds and more than adequate, fully equipped kitchen. we ate both in the main restaurant and the bar and were very well satisfied with the quality of the food and with the friendliness of...

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

We are so pleased your son had a lovely 55th Birthday at Darwin Forest. Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Fantastic stay with the family, great surroundings and even the torrential rain didn't spoil it. The chalet was clean, warm and inviting and the pool, arcades and bar where not overcrowded, good fun and well stocked respectively. At half the price of other forest based holiday parks this is great value for money but per the title almost don't want...

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

Thank you for your feedback, I will pass the relevant information on to the correct departments and we shall try and make it perfect if you return.

Reviewed 5 February 2016

We are just back from a 4 night break after staying here for our first time. Upon arrival we were greeted by smiley, friendly staff and shown where our lodge was. The lodge itself was very, very clean throughout. We were able to park our car at the front of it too. We used the onsite restaurant once and found...

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

A great review thank you! We hope to welcome you back soon....

Chesterfield
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This is the second year running we have come as a group of ladies to have a relax after the Christmas Period. We had two cabins next to each. The cabins are spacious and clean, the park itself is very well maintained and has recycling facilities. The staff are helpful. We had treatments at the spa and the lady called...

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

Thank you for your review! We are glad you had a great time...

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We have just come home after spending a weekend away to celebrate my 50th birthday. I wanted a relaxing chilled out weekend to share with close family and it was "just what the doctor ordered" On arrival we checked in via reception and found the staff friendly and helpful handing us a site map which came in very handy to...

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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. Your review was both informative and very amusing!! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We've just returned from a weekend getaway to Darwin Forest- we loved it! We were looking for a short break for my birthday weekend, hubby and 3 kids in tow, and we happened upon this by chance. Only 30 mins from home- what a little gem of a place! The lodge was spotless and was easily the best equipped self...

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

Thank you so much for reviewing Darwin Forest. It sounds like you had a great time and that makes all our efforts worth while!! We really look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Leeds,
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We booked a late availability weekend away for my birthday ( Me, hubby & our 2 daughters) I wanted a lodge with a hot tub; so we chose a 'Chatsworth 2 Elite Spa'. And I'm so glad we did. Sitting in our hot tub as it snowed on Saturday evening was magical, the whole park looked like a winter wonderland....

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

Thank you for your review! We are blessed with so much wildlife and these can only be appreciated when you sit back and relax and watch them throughout the day, I am pleased you had the opportunity to do this.

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We wanted to celebrate our 30th anniversary in style and Darwin Forest didn't disappoint. We had a long weekend in a spa lodge which was spotlessly clean and very well equipped - dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer in the kitchen and a fabulous bathroom with corner spa bath, sauna, lots of towels and shower as well as WC & sink. There was...

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

Wow, we are thrilled you chose Darwin Forest to celebrate your 30th Anniversary... thank you for taking the time after your break to give us a great review. Happy Belated Anniversary from all of us!!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: RM527 - RM1,359 (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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