We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Darwin Lake

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Darley Moor
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Darwin Lake
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 29: English reviews
Start your review of Darwin Lake
 Click to rate
Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I contacted Darwin Lake for VERY last minute availability as we were unable to go to our booked location due to a family emergency. Sally got back to me promptly and offered Wensley,a three bedroomed property with two double rooms & one twin,all with en-suites,and furnished to a high standard. We generally holiday in this country & always self catering...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Julie W
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Hassop, which had 4 double /twin and a single bedroom. 3 double /twin rooms had ensuite and there was a further bathroom with shower. We were 3 couples, an 8 month old and one adult and having our own bathrooms and spacious bedrooms was amazing. Living room and kitchen area were great - large dishwasher, all...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank lisa r
Wymondham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We booked a room via FitFarms' arrangement with Darwin Lake Cottages, as I was on a one-week FitFarms weight-reduction course whilst my wife and our infant son were enjoying the attractions of Matlock and the Peak District. My son loved the animals at Matlock Farm Park which is just down Jaggers Lane from the cottages, and also the Matlock Aquarium....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Matthew B
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We booked the Chesterfield house for the Easter weekend. We had a great time. The cottage was beautiful, clean and spacious. We would definitely go again. The living room had plenty of seating for all of us. We were a party of 7. It had patio doors out onto the grassy garden where there was a picnic bench. The large...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ht0703
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2015

A large family group of us visited Darwin Lakes in October, for a long weekend, we had 6 cottages. All cottages were tastefully decorated, warm, well furnished and comfortable. Before visiting I was a little concerned that there may not be enough space in the cottages for 26 of us to congregate in the evenings, however this concern was unfounded...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Stevie043
UK
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I go to Darwin lakes sporadically with friends. It's a great place to get away to, easy access by both road and rail, and as you'd expect - gives you the facilities required to make your own holiday within the beautiful surroundings.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SporadicWanderer
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Myself, parents and bridesmaids stayed here and found the house very comfortable, clean and would happily live here! The rooms are all a great size. My daughter loved watching the ducks out the window.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Esther R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Friends recently rented the accommodation at Darwin Lakes for their wedding. It was very much a DIY affair and as one of the Bridesmaids I was in the 'Preparation Team'. We spent a week in total at Darwin Lakes. Despite the manual labour involving in arranging decorations etc. it was a wonderful place to spend a week. The manager and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Katy B
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We have just returned home from a lovely week at Darwin Lake. This was our second visit to Darwin Lake, with our first being in 2010. This small complex of about 16 cottages is located in the middle of Darley Moor, so it's a perfect base for hitting all of the local sites and attractions, but a car is absolutely...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Steve B
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Just returned from a three day break- fantastic peace and serenity. Stayed in Eyam cottage and visited the village of Eyam too. Good accommodation- very clean so close to lake. Loved the Darwin trail and the ducks-especially the moor hen chick who kept losing his Mum. Beautiful surroundings. idyllic for me-wish we could have stayed longer

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sally A

12 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (8)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
View from Room (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (4)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Darley Moor
4.2 km away
Peak Edge Hotel
Peak Edge Hotel
#1 of 1 in Stonedge
679 reviews
26.9 km away
Long Chimneys Bed and Breakfast
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Darwin Lake

Address: Jaggers Lane | Darley Moor, Darley Moor, Matlock DE4 5LH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock > Darley Moor
Hotel Class:4 star — Darwin Lake 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Darwin Lake staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“This isn't a hotel but self catering accommodation. All properties appeared to be a high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles I1306MIjuliew, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Eyam was a lovely cottage to get away from it all”
 of 5 bubbles SallyA848, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Ask for one of the newly re-furbished cottages if you want more "4 star" trappings.”
 of 5 bubbles PaulE1962, 29 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Wensley is our favourite, on the end next to office so you can be as noisy as you like!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Alison740, 23 Nov 2013 | Read review
“The new cottages are the best”
 of 5 bubbles GordoGUk, 18 Jul 2012 | Read review
5 of 5