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The Pinelodges are sited on a five-star (ETC) holiday park in 44 acres of woodland. Pinelodges sleeping from 2 to 8 are available to rent for weeks or short breaks.
Each is furnished to a high standard, with flat screen TV and Freeview channels, fully equipped kitchen, all linen and electricity is included. Some lodges even have a private outdoor hot tub. Dogs are welcome in some lodges (please mention when booking). Wheelchair friendly lodges are available.
Evolution Health & Fitness Centre on the park has an indoor pool, gym, spa, sauna, steam room and beauty therapy rooms. The Forester's Inn serves lovely home-cooked food. The Little Monkeys Play Centre will keep the children happy for hours. Tennis, mini-golf a trim trak and orienteering are also available.
There are plentiful walks in the surrounding forests and countryside. Cycles can be hired from reception.
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Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Horse riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
- Coach stations
Matlock Coach Stops — 3.0 miles
3.0 miles Matlock Bath: Coach Stop — 4.4 miles
4.4 miles Bakewell Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
- Train stations
Matlock Rail Station — 3.0 miles
3.0 miles Matlock Bath Rail Station — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Cromford Rail Station — 4.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal — 61.9 miles
Sheffield City Airport — 16.3 miles
16.3 miles East Midlands Airport — 26.2 miles
Darwin Forest is located on the B5057 between Chesterfield and Darley Dale, approximatley 20 minutes from the M1.
The postcode is DE4 5LN. If you are using SatNav please be aware that the Darwin Forest postcode will direct you to Sydnope Hall which is 1 mile beyond the park (to the south west and further along the B5057).
A car is advisable to enjoy the area to the full but the nearest railway stations are Matlock and Chesterfield.
Darwin Forest is ideally located for exploring the Peak District. Local attractions include historic stately homes including Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall.
Just a short drive away is the market town of Bakewell, elegant Matlock Bath with Gulliver's Kingdom and The Heights of Abraham, alongwith plent of walks and trails within the Peak District. Pony trekking, balloon rides, fishing and sailing can all be found nearby.
Our helpful staff are always on hand to help you make the most of your holiday.
- Chatsworth (3.8 miles)
- Haddon Hall (4.7 miles)
- Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills (4.8 miles)
- Winster Market House (4.7 miles)
- Hardwick Estate: Stainsby Mill (10.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.