Darwin Forest

Darwin Forest is a 5 star lodge holiday park that is set within 47 acres of stunning woodland between Matlock and Bakewell in the Derbyshire Peak District. Onsite we have 137 luxury lodges and a range of fantastic facilities.

The park has previously won 'Gold' at the Visit England Awards for Excellence and was named 'Best in Britain' by Hoseasons. We are very proud of the large number of guests who return year after year.  

A Family Business

Pinelodge Holidays is proud to be a family business which was founded by Hugh Grayson in 1993. Pinelodge Holidays own and operate both Darwin Forest and Sandybrook Lodges and sister company Pinelog which manufacture the lodges. The business is now operated by Beverley, Nick and Lyndsey Grayson, who alongside a team of dedicated staff aim to provide you with the best in lodge holiday accommodation and customer service.

We aim to 'Delight every guest so they wish to return.'

Sandybrook Lodges

Sandybrook Lodges is our sister park and is located close to the picturesque market town of Ashbourne on the southern fringe of the Peak District. With just 53 lodges, Sandybrook is a small and peaceful holiday park. 

The luxury lodges are located in the former grounds of a 19th century manor house with a historic pinetum and bluebell wood which provide a peaceful setting from which to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Alternatively you can take part in a range of sporting activities onsite, relax in the swimming pool, visit nearby Alton Towers or explore the neighbouring walks and cycling trails.

Built by Pinelog

We are proud that all our lodges and facility buildings are manufactured by our sister company Pinelog in Chesterfield. Pinelog is, and always has been, committed to building environmentally friendly and sustainable lodges. All lodges are built by talented craftsmen using quality materials. The interiors are stylish and functional and we believe provide guests with the very best in lodge holiday accommodation. For further information about new and second hand Pinelodges please contact them direct on 01246 942842 or visit their website

Our Green Credentials

The park’s lodges are sympathetically interwoven into the forest, which enables you to get back to nature and enjoy the picturesque environment. We pride ourselves on complimenting the natural beauty of the Peak District and for over 20 years, we have been awarded Gold in the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme in recognition of our measures to protect and enhance the natural environment. We have also been awarded the Green Key Accreditation for our commitment to the environment and sustainability. We are very proud that our lodges are built locally by Pinelog, we use a range of local suppliers and we have a dedicated conservation champion to protect and enhance our natural environment.