Discover the Holiday Village

Immersed in stunning Peak District surroundings and close to the National Park's many attractions, Darwin Lake and its Peak District Cottages is the perfect base for a relaxing countryside break. Our charming Holiday Village plays host to 17 beautiful, stone-built self-catering holiday cottages. 4-star rated by VisitEngland, these are situated around our stunning three-acre private lake and woodland and can sleep from 4-110 guests in total.

Every aspect of your stay is designed for your comfort. Our guests include families, large groups of friends, delegations and corporate groups. Our fantastic hall also makes our grounds perfect for weddings and other events. Take a look at our self catering cottages to find the accommodation best suited to your requirements.

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Featured Cottage
Dovedale Cottage

The exceptional Dovedale is our showpiece cottage. As well as featuring a stunning, architect-designed interior, it also enjoys great views over the beautiful Darwin Lake.  

  • Sleeps 8-10
  • plus sofa bed
  • Contemporary facilities
  • 50" 3D Smart TV
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Explore the Holiday Village

Our Holiday Village at Darwin Lake offers tranquillity amidst the beautiful Peak District countryside. Surrounded by beautiful woodland, our village extends over 20 acres and plays home to 17 magnificent stone-built Peak District cottages. Each of these is named after one of many historical, local landmarks, close to our holiday village.

In the centre of the Holiday Village is our private lake, which draws visitors to our venue time and time again. Sunrises and sunsets over the spot are truly magical. There are walks from the door and many local attractions to suit all ages. In the holiday village we have our own village green with large fire pit, as a guest you can fish here or take a boat out on the lake.

You can view Darwin Lake and all that our Holiday Village has to offer in this walkthrough video tour.

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Visiting The Peak District

The stunning Peak District National Park remains one of England’s top tourist attractions. A place of outstanding natural beauty, it includes seemingly endless places to explore for outdoor activities like walking, caving, hiking and cycling. From picnics in tranquillity, to hikes across demanding terrain, there is something to satisfy every taste here. Nestled outside the village of Two Dales, our Holiday Village at Darwin Lake is the perfect base from which to explore it all.

  • Covers more than 555 square miles
  • Brings more than 22 million visitors each year
  • Stretches into Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester & Staffordshire
  • Great for outdoor activities
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