Discover Darwin Lake Holiday Village and its Peak District Cottages

Now with newly updated cottages and event venue for weddings and group activities, also check out our Peak Adventure days. Darwin Lake and its Peak District Cottages provide 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 4-127 guests. Two of our properties benefit from their own Hot tub and all other cottages can have this arranged also.

We are ideal for group accommodation near the many local attractions, market towns and Peak District villages, and the unrivalled accessibility of the Peak District National Park countryside at its best. Also a beautiful Derbyshire Wedding Venue and Corporate event and meeting space, 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 newly decorated hall venue makes our grounds perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, Company away days and all kinds of events. A truly superb Peak District Venue.

Take a look at our self-catering Peak District cottages to find the group accommodation best suited to your requirements for a group venue at Derbyshire Peak District. A great Event space with conference facilities and an amazing secluded Wedding Venue. Come to our next Wedding and event Fayre - call us to find out more. Or email us for more details of our 4 Star Peak District Cottages.

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The Haven - Winster

This luxurious new suite is perfect for dining, Corporate meetings, parties, gaming nights or that special family or group gathering for up to 30 guests. Its also a lovely living space that can be added to any booking large or small as an extra treat. The Haven is located at the centre of our village overlooking the lakeside and beautiful relaxing, picturesque grounds.

  • Coffee and Tea on tap
  • 50" Smart TV
  • Excellent signal
  • Log burner and supplementary heating
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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 of each of our Peak District cottages 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. Book your Peak District Cottage using our online service today!

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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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