Yorkshire Times
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Phil Hopkins
Group Travel Editor & Theatre Correspondent
7:00 AM 9th July 2022

Lodge Retreat Honoured With Five-Star Billing

Rivendale Lodge Retreat in Derbyshire has been named a ‘Five-Star Gold’ venue - the highest accolade given by Visit England - ranking it among the finest in the UK.

It is one of three new Darwin Escapes resorts to earn the recognition

Nestled in the countryside of the Peak District, Rivendale Lodge Retreat has already become an important part of the company’s portfolio which includes another 23 resorts and three golf venues.

The 74 luxury lodges sit in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering an opportunity for self-catering holidays with fully fitted modern kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows, large dining and living areas and expansive decking.
Visit England, which judges parks on cleanliness, facilities, service and more, makes visits to sites across the country throughout the year and was particularly impressed with the different styles of lodges to fit varying budgets, ample parking and the caring team at the Rivendale Lodge Retreat.

Lindsey Esse, Managing Director of Darwin Escapes, said: “Rivendale Lodge Retreat is the latest of our resorts to have received this fantastic award from Visit England and it is a true testament to the hardworking and dedicated ambassadors we have within our team at Darwin Escapes.”

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