Discover Darwin Lake Holiday Village

Immersed in stunning Peak District holiday 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 in Darwin Forest. Our charming Holiday Village plays host to 17 beautiful, stone-built self-catering holiday cottages. 4-star rated by VisitEngland, situated around our stunning three-acre private lake and woodland and sleeping from 4-116 guests. Ideal for group accommodation near local attractions, market towns and Peak District villages, and the unrivalled accessibility of the Peak District National Park countryside at its best. Also a beautifull Wedding Venue, a truly hidden gem of the Peak District.

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 venue makes our grounds perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and all kinds of events. A truly superb Peak District Venue. Take a look at our self catering cottages to find the group accommodation best suited to your requirements for a group venue Derbyshire Peak District. A great Peak Venue and an amazing secluded Wedding Venue. 

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Dovedale Cottage

The exceptional Dovedale is our showpiece holiday cottage. With stunning, architect-designed interior, Dovedale enjoys great views over the beautiful Darwin Lake and has its own hot tub for seperate hire.  A secret hidden gem of a holiday cottage within the renowned Peak District, Derbyshire.

  • 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 the beautiful Darwin Forest, 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, and some of our lovely Peak District villages all great places to visit when you stay at our Peak Venue. 

In the centre of the Holiday Village is our private lake, which draws visitors to our peak 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 near our Peak Dstrict venue. 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 even tie the knot here in our wonderful Wedding Venue by the lakeside. 

You can view Darwin Lake and all that our Peak District Holiday Village has to offer in this walkthrough video tour. A great Peak Venue for you to enjoy.

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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 and is a haven for walking, climbing, 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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