Here are some recent revues for the Holiday Village and Peak District Venue:

We had our wedding at Darwin Lake this weekend and it was nothing short of magical.
We hired all the cottages and it was so special to wake up on the morning of the wedding knowing that all our friends and family were filling the cottages. We had quite a lot of children attending and they had the best Weekend making friends, playing safely on the grassed area and exploring the woods.
All the guests commented on how lovely the cottages were and the atmosphere was just relaxed and happy. Exactly how we had wanted it to be.
The whole team have been lovely but Hannah and Hannah were especially great this weekend and we want to say a massive thank you to them.
If you're thinking about booking for a wedding, stop thinking about it and just book!! 😄 - Natasha James

Fantastic wedding venue
We had our wedding at Darwin Lakes in July 2022. The setting is beautiful and the staff were brilliant. We stayed for 3 nights and the staff couldn't do enough for us before and during our stay. We had a small family wedding and the venue was perfect for us. The hall was beautifully set out and the staff did everything to ensure the day was stress free. The fact that the cottages and Darwin Hall was dog friendly was really helpful as well. If you're looking for a venue for a small or a large wedding, I would definitely recommend Darwin Lakes. The location provides opportunities for some beautiful photos. The whole stay was extremely relaxing and the wedding day was perfect despite it being 38 degrees!
- Karen Wright

Hi All,
Thankyou so so much for everything you did in the un up to the conference and the last 48 hrs for us.
The conference was fantastic. Lots of smiles and high energy today!
Thankyou for -
your hard work
your flexibility
going the extra mile
smiles and fun
great plentiful food
ace service
great facilities
ace fire pit
fantastic Picnic area
Fab DJ and music choice on demand
Great bouncers
awesome Day 2 activities
Bananas /Lucozade (and a cuddle with a dog)
really appreciated it. - Games Workshop

Stupendous setting for our daughter’s wedding. Lovely spacious cottages. Thanks so much for a brilliant wedding. – Annie Williams


We stayed in the village complex and it was top class – Bernadette Glynn


Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. – Sandra Burling


Thank you for such a fantastic video!!! We love it!!!! What a perfect venue it is!!! And we want to come back for more occasions!!! Xx - Emy Carrondo


Hi. We had the great pleasure of staying at Darwin Lake Holiday Village over the weekend as part of the newly weds crowd. What a fantastic place you have there we were really impressed. Thank you so much and again BRAVO to the management team and owners on developing such a wonderful complex. - Peter Battershill

A beautiful place to take your family! Really enjoyed our time there and we will definitely be going again. We stayed in dovedale and it was spotless. We went during corona virus and it was a safe place to go. Social distancing regulations were all in place. Would definitely recommend going! - Sonia Esmaeily

Amazing property and location. Staff were very helpful. – Stephen Jones


The cottages at Darwin Lake are spacious and just a really nice place to be, the grounds are peaceful and it is a bonus to have a beautiful lake and woodlands. – Photographer Phil Sproson


Super modern, clean and comfortable cottages. We stayed in 3 cottages for 4 families which worked brilliantly. Lots of space to BBQ and play football. Beautiful area. Really welcoming hosts. We've already booked for next year! – Ros Cowell


Darwin lake holiday complex is 4 star luxury accommodation with all facilities at hand.
The cottages are fully equipped and finished to the highest standard.
We stayed for a four night stay and had a wonderful time. 
It was home away from home. 
I can only highly recommend it to anyone contemplating a visit to the area.
We had a fabulous stay and can't wait to return. - Glynn Ennis


What a Gem. This place is amazing. A collection of beautifully designed cottages hugging the shore of Darwin Lake. We stayed in the 2 bedroom Peveril, a stunning tastefully decorated, immaculately clean and well equipped cottage, with a view of the lake. Looking forward to returning. Hopefully for longer next time. I can't recommend it highly enough.– Amanda T

Great stay in a wonderful location. House clean and tidy and easy to find. Would stay again - Air BnB - Helen

My partner and I stayed here and can highly recommend the place. The lake is stunning and there is a walking trail around it through the woods. The cottage was very well equipped with cooking utensils, tvs in each room, DVD player, DAB radio and the bathrooms were very clean - Trip Advisor KN910

Dovedale is a wonderfully equipped cottage, home from home, located in the picturesque and quiet location of Darwin Lake. The photos online don't do it justice It surpassed our expectations. Everything was clean and kitchen well kitted out. Bedrooms are not huge but compact, cosy and very comfortable. Two double bedrooms have en suite bathrooms both with walk in showers. One shower was not draining properly which was a pain but not enough inconvenience to mark down from a 5* rating. One double bedroom had a TV too - a nice touch! The main TV has Netflix for those rainy days in. We were lucky with the weather and though we were out mostly, our time at the cottage was truly enjoyable. There was nothing that was lacking. Couldn't have asked for more. Even wap worked fine though we avoided those distractions as much as possible. Parking outside was very convenient too. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to disconnect from a mad pace of life and readjust themselves with nature and serenity. A truly memorable holiday. Thank you - Trip Advisor Sabiha A

Lovely place with hassle free checking in and out. Really suited us with a ground floor bedroom and bathroom (wet room) for my father just post knee operation - Air BnB Annemarie

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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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