Darwin Lake

Derbyshire Sheffield United Kingdom

From: to: / week.
Night : POA

Darwin Lake

Villa - Derbyshire

Your Unforgettable 4 Star Wedding by the Lakeside

Tucked away in 15 beautiful acres of natural woodland with a babbling brook and lakeside accommodation, the holiday village and Peak District Venue provide a stunning backdrop to many exclusive and unforgettable weddings in Darwin Forest. Call or email now for special offer wedding packages 2020 and 2021 dates.

Our unique and exclusive grounds include a private lake and babbling brook, as well as the charming, stone-built Darwin Hall, which has two large function rooms. The Hall interior has a classy multifunctional design, allowing you to create just the atmosphere and look you seek for your special day. This hall presents a unique, high quality wedding venue for entire weekend celebrations or midweek one day weddings to suit your needs here in the Darwin Forest.

The hall – which can seat up to 130 people on either floor – sits adjacent to the lawns, which can easily support a large marquee. These run down to the lake and babbling brook.

We also have 17 quaint, four-star, stone cottages at Darwin Lake, each with modern interiors and many with recent design by our interior designers. These can accommodate groups from 16 to 110 guests, where you and your guests can all relax in the comfort of our beautiful surroundings for the duration of your wedding weekend.

The lovely cottages

Each of our beautiful stone-built cottages are named after historic halls, castles, stately homes and picturesque villages found in the Derbyshire area.  All are newly decorated by our professional interior designer. We can sleep from 4 to 110 guests in total for a wonderful Group venue Derbyshire. A superb Group venue Peak District and Wedding Venue.


Property Features

Darwin Lake's History


Darwin Lake's table of pricing

From: to: / week.
Night : POA


How to reach Darwin Lake

Darwin Lake Holiday Village is in the hills above Matlock

Our holiday village and picturesque grounds can be found just outside the village of Two Dales, around 3 miles from Matlock. You can reach us easily by car and train, with the M1 only 25 miles away and Matlock train station in close proximity.   From Matlock At the roundabout in Matlock, take the A6 signposted Buxton Manchester. Continue along this road for just over 2 miles turning right onto the B5057 signposted Chesterfield and Two Dales. Continue on this road (it’s quite steep and twisty in parts) for 2 miles, be on the lookout for a small crossroad where you turn right onto Jaggers Lane (if you reach Darwin Forest Country Park on the left, you have gone too far). Darwin Lake is situated 200yds on the left. From Chesterfield Leave the town on the A632 towards Matlock. After approximately 4 miles, turn right onto the B5057 towards Two Dales. Continue on the B5057 for approximately 3 miles (very straight road in parts), eventually passing Darwin Forest Country Park on the right. At the 1st small crossroads after Darwin Forest, turn left onto Jaggers Lane, signposted Farley and Hackney. (If you start to descend down Sydnope Hill, you have gone too far). Darwin Lake is situated 200 yards down Jaggers Lane on the left. From Bakewell Leave the town on the A6 towards Matlock. This road will take you through Rowsley past the Grouse & Claret Public House on the left and into Darley Dale (approximately 6 miles in total). In Darley Dale turn left onto the B5057 signposted Two Dales and Chesterfield. The Royal Bank of Scotland and a chemist will be directly in front of you. Stay on this road (all uphill, twisty and narrow in parts) for about 2 miles until you reach the top of the hill. Soon after you will come to a small crossroads at which you need to turn right onto Jaggers Lane signposted Farley and Hackney. Darwin Lake is situated 200 yards down Jaggers Lane on the left.

Dont miss this exclusive venue

Search our entire collection


Specifically designed for your needs

From: 2100 to: 35600 / week.
La Villa Hotel
From: 2400 to: 12400 / week.
From: 2590 to: 8750 / week.
Borthwick Castle
From: 59500 to: 112000 / week.
Bovey Castle
From: 6790 to: 35000 / week.
From: 4830 to: 8830 / week.
Glin Castle
From: 24500 to: 52500 / week.
Culzean Castle
From: 12850 to: 27300 / week.
Cromlix house
From: 1953 to: 3934 / week.