Darwin Escapes

Darwin Escapes’ Locations Receive 5 AA Black Pennants Awards


5 luxurious Darwin Escapes locations have received prestigious and highest marked AA Black Pennant Awards

Darwin Escapes is known for providing luxury holidays at 20 locations across the UK, and now 5 of our fabulous destinations have been awarded the prestigious and sought-after 5 Black Pennant Awards from AA.

The AA has been rating restaurants, campsites and accommodation since 1912, adding on categories as the years have gone on, with holiday home locations being rated via Black Pennants, from one pennant to five (5 being the top). The assessment rates the quality and variety of facilities available onsite, the AA states that a 5 Black Pennant Holiday Centre winner means that the location caters to all holiday needs. Meaning anyone staying on park will have no need to go elsewhere, including with a wide range of sports and leisure facilities, security at a high level and a choice of eating outlets, all readily available onsite.


Darwin Escapes’ Winning Destinations


Darwin Escapes have 5 winning destinations of the AA Black Pennant Awards, here is a list of our locations, with some comments from the amazing inspectors…


Piran Meadows Resort & Spa

“… walking around you can see why this resort is so popular”

Piran Meadows is located in Newquay, Cornwall, offering a family focused environment with beautiful accommodation, and 5 star facilities, including a full Go Active + Programme, indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor splash zone and onsite Serenity Spa with Aromatherapy Associates treatments.


Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa

“Cheddar Woods never fails to impress…from the friendly and welcoming staff to the facilities that are available at Cheddar, it is a great place to stay on.”

Surrounded by the beautiful Mendip Hills in Somerset, Cheddar Woods offers a family fun resort, with a full Go Active + Programme, indoor heated swimming pool and onsite Eden Spa offering luxurious Aromatherapy Associates treatments. An award-winning, 5 star resort only minutes from the stunning Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves.


Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat

“… the location of Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat is absolutely stunning, The way the park has been landscapes into the sloping woodland site with the curved reception, bar and restaurant at the top end with great views of the Solent is perfect. It lays down a statement ‘beat that’”.

Perfectly placed on the Isle of Wight with outstanding accommodation, including beautiful treehouses with luxurious copper finishing’s and hot tub facilities to enjoy the peaceful woodland surroundings. With a choice of 3 restaurants, a relaxing spa lodge offering Aromatherapy Associates treatments and a fully equipped gym all onsite.


Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat

“Building and landscape architects are to be commended for their vision in creating a unique environment… created an ambience of peace and tranquillity, with sounds of lake water and birdsong the only welcome distractions.”

Keswick Reach is under a year old, only opening its doors in December 2016, this luxurious resort has grown from strength to strength, quickly becoming the go-to location for the Lake District. With the onsite Copper Fells offering mouth-watering meals, the Ammara Spa providing relaxing Aromatherapy Associates treatments and a dog wash area perfect to clean the fur-babies off after an invigorating hike around Cumbria.


Bath Mill Lodge Retreat

“… excellent design and the use of unique fittings and materials… giving them a top quality feel and more importantly a great place to relax and have a drink or a meal – super surroundings.”

Bath Mill Lodge Retreat is only 2 miles from the centre of one of the UK’s most historical cities, but is surrounded by nature in a peaceful oasis, with 5 star accommodation. We offer studio style accommodation for short city breaks and beautiful full size lodges for family breaks in Bath. The Brook Bar & Bistro is situated in a 350 year old renovated mill house, with a peaceful babbling brook running alongside to add to the tranquillity while sitting on the outside decking.


We would like to thank the wonderful investigators who loved our holiday destinations as much as we do! They have also viewed other Darwin Escapes locations and stated:

“Always impressed with Darwin parks and how well the designers have made great use of the different terrains in the various parks.”

“Darwin really does provide the top quality parks in the holiday home sector”

A huge congratulations to our 5 winning locations!