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Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here many times over the years and it just keeps getting better and better,staff the restaurant on the park the Gym in fact everyone and everything are so helpful would recommend to everyone. Hopefully be back soon and visit this truly delightful place and the surrounding area including my favourite Chatsworth House.

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

Wow! What a lovely review.... See you again soon!!

Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Visited for a long weekend with five adults and tree kids and had a lovely time. Our lodge was so clean on arrival that it seemed brand new. Nice and warm and everything worked. Beds comfortable and towels soft - a real home from home. The park has lots of paths/facilities/activities to keep the kids busy and nice flat Tarmac...

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

Thank you for the feedback and for the great review. Your comments on the boot and coat store have been noted for any future lodge designs!

Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

We went here this week as an extremely last minute break. We managed to book a 4 night stay in a hot tub lodge which was just wonderful. The lodge was lovely, really well equipped and very comfortable. Our 3 year old daughter was well catered for onsite with two soft play areas... One tiny but free and the other...

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

We are so pleased that you had a great time with us and your review will really help other guests to know what we have on site and the cost. We really hope to welcome you again very soon!!

Wrexham County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed for a long weekend the cabin was excellent well equipped very clean the facilities were excellent and all staff very friendly. Ate at the restaurant the food was excellent. Afnt got any bad points about the site at all had plenty to do even though the weather was awfull but didn't spoil it would highly recommend it the whole...

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

Great to hear the whole family including the dogs had a great holiday. We hope that next time you visit us the sun will be shining!

Oakham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Travelled for a mid-week break in November and the park provides great value at this time of year. All the facilities were well looked after and kept very clean including the toddler play area/swimming pool. The lodge we had was spacious, warm and had all the equipment you would need. I did read on here that lodges were pretty close...

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

Thank you for taking time to review our park. We are pleased you had a great time!

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The lodge we stayed in was spacious ,extremley clean and very well equipped .Plenty of big fluffy towels . Also a very nice welcome basket of t bags ,sugar ect . We ate in the restaurant twice and must say food was excellent as were the staff , The lodges are in a superb location and will certainly go back...

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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 thrilled you will be visiting us again in the future!

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015

The lodges were very clean, modern, well equipped and finished to a high standard. We arrived in the dark and it was a lovely touch having the fire on for when you arrive. The bathroom had a large jacuzzi bath & sauna which was nice as we didn't have a outdoor spa with our chosen lodge. There was plenty of...

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

Thank you for your great review!! We will look at the comments you have made about privacy between the lodges.

Nottingham
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We visited last weekend for a 70th birthday. There were 3 generations. Grandparents, parents and children (youngest as 11 weeks old). We were snowing in due to the unexpected snowfall. Beautiful walk around the woods 8-10. Fantastic pub on site where we had an excellent meal-I had a stunning rib eye steak. 10-10. Service with a smile! Small shop onsite...

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

Thank you for your great feedback. We will check the curtain immediately to find out what has happened to it!

Matlock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I decided I would join evolution health club. I used the facilities early in the summer with the intention of joining in the winter as I am away in the summer months. I used the facilities again a few months later. On both occasions made to feel very welcome. Both times I paid. I asked how many times I could...

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

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to Evolution. I am very sorry that you left feeling like you had received less than the exemplary customer service that we expect from all our staff. I will investigate this matter fully and use your experience as an example in future training. Please email me at lgrayson@pinelodgeholidays.co.uk so I can arrange...

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We've just got home from our second time staying at Darwin forest. We absolutely love it, it's perfect for a dog friendly break, especially now dogs can go in the foresters restaurant. Absolutely perfect location, friendly staff, lovely clean lodges. Looking forward to our next stay already!

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Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the extension to the Foresters, we have received great feedback and are pleased that the guests now have somewhere to take their "well behaved" dogs.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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: | Two Dales, Matlock DE4 5PL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock
Price Range: €74 - €229 (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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