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Cofton Country Holidays
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
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Pitches: 450
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Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 215 Reviews
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Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Whisk4eva1974 3 reviews from this member

Cofton is fantastic!

We stayed from the 7th - 21st of August 2010 & were camped on the Terraces. We were very near to the cleanest showers we have ever been to on a campsite. They were cleaned every morning by a team of very hard working & friendly cleaners.

All the showers had mats on the floor & there were shelves for your clothes, shampoo etc. The washing up facilities are brilliant. The Launderette is great too & you don't need to take washing powder as it is in the washer already.

The views from our camp were stunning.

It is very hilly, & wouldn't be a good place for people who find walking difficult they would be better off on the bottom field.

The pool is fantastic & our kids grew webbed feet as they were in it from 10am-6pm. It was extremely clean & had lifeguards on watch all the time the pool was open.

The pub was nice & the food was lovely & a reasonable price, we ate there most times & had a treat at the chippy near the orchard, the food was gorgeous, but pricey.

The camp shop was excellent & had everything you needed at excellent prices, some things cheaper than big supermarkets. Fresh hot food every day which was simply gorgeous, Hot fresh Croissants, Pies, Sausage Rolls, most cheaper than Greggs !

We went to Dawlish Warren which was about 10 mins away by car & was lovely, shops, beach, amusements, Fun fair, Fish & Chips.

Dawlish Town Centre was about 15 mins away & was nice too.

Torquay Harbour was fab & the fish & chips shops are just dreamy. Torquay Town Ctr is an absolute dump I would definitely give that a miss BIG TIME.

We visited Monkey World & the Tank Museum which is near each other.

Brixham & Teignmouth are lovely places to visit.

Port Isaac is an absolute must! It will take you about 2-2 1/2 hrs to get there, but it is well worth the journey.

We loved Cofton tons & very much want to revisit it.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Nbutlin 3 reviews from this member

We stayed there in July with a toddler and teenager and a baby on the terraced pitches, The site was very clean and very attractive with lots of flowers, the facilities were excellent with the pool area kept very clean, just wish the pool was open longer the first week were there, a lot of campsites forget that the Scottish school holidays are earlier than the English, as if you were out for the day, it was a rush as it closed at 6. The toilets were very clean and we used the family bathroom as well, (a deposit of £10 refundable) this had a bath changing table, which was great for the baby and toddler.

There were lots of lovely walks around the camp and the bar food was very good and reasonably priced. As was the shop well stocked and not over charged.

The campsite is a short drive from Dawlish though there is a bus stop at the entrace to the camp we did not use it so not sure of times.

Overall I would recommend this site, and we are going to book again for next year.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Benstuart 3 reviews from this member

Spent 4 nights here last summer and can honestly say that Cofton Park is quite simply wonderful.

After a long journey we were given a wonderful welcome including a kids pack which was perfect for our 2 young girls whilst we put our tent up.

We were offered a number of different locations but chose to be near the more practical facilities due to the children, though having walked around the site, it was clear that there were plenty of other facilities, so it would not have mattered. I like the fact that tents could be pitched near caravans rather than having totally separate areas. Glad I came out of the dark ages and bought an electrical unit and will find it hard to go back to non hook-up pitches.

The toilets were spotless every time we went into them and the showers were excellent. Although we came well prepared with our own food and camping gear, the on-site shop was excellently stocked. We loved the pub and the all too conveniently close & friendly chip shop and probably used them a little more than we originally planned. Tapas night was fantastic at the pub and the pint of local brew was enticing and I still miss the nightly snack of cheesy chips now!

The pool was great for us all, albeit busy a lot of the time.

We also loved the donkeys and ponies and the nature trail looked good fun for children a bit older than ours (4 and 2). The walk down to Dawlish Warren from the campsite was also very pleasant and a nice bit of exercise.

Have always had a soft spot for Devon and it didn't let us down.

Had a great day at Dawlish Warren on the beach but we spent most of the time out and about. Whilst there we did Living Coasts, Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe model village and had a fantastic day in Plymouth via the train which is worth booking in advance for cheaper fares.

Not the cheapest site to camp on, but all things considered, we certainly got excellent value for money.

If we were to be looking for a negative comment, the worse thing we could say is that it would have been nicer if there was a freezer for people to leave their own ice-packs in rather than have to buy. Play equipment was o. K, though perhaps aimed at children older than ours.

Don't want to end on a negative though, as was would dearly love to go back.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Heatherl69 2 reviews from this member

We have just come back from Cofton. We stayed in a tent on the 10 acre field. Our 8 man tent was home to 3 adults, 2 teenagers, 1 child and a dog.

The pitches are plenty big enough and we got a very flat pitch near the toilet/shower block. Word of warning though the this block is not the one advertised on the website!

Its small, cramped, dirty and is not cleaned regularly. It was used by us only as emergency toilet during the night.

The A* block is just in the next field and they are pristine! cleaned regularly, airy spacious showers and heart fm while you shower!

The staff are very friendly and helpful and the on site shops are excellent. The general shop has a wide range of things from sausages to tent pegs and the chip shop does fab chips! on our last day we packed up the car and had breakfast in the pub. Despite just missing the time for breakfast being served they were happy to cook us all full English

The swimming pool is kept immaculately clean but was busy most days due to the hot weather. I think it would have been nice for it to open earlier to allow older people to have a swim before the masses jumped in with their inflatables.

There is plenty of choice though when it comes to choosing a pitch and once you've arrived and booked in reception a very nice chap will show you to the fields and will offer you whatever pitch you want.

For the money we would definitely recommend this site although you do have to accept there may be noise at night due to the number of people.

There was something happening in the pub each night but they don't allow dogs inside so we couldn't join in, maybe if they did more outside on warm nights it could include dog owners.

A lovely holiday with an excellently maintained site.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Siddydiddy 3 reviews from this member

We use to visit here yearly during peak season as it is without a doubt a well kept, clean site with plenty of amenities for children of all ages and a lovely out door swimming pool to boot.

It is a shame that this site allows large groups to stay, as I am sure many other families would return year after year if this was stopped.

We still stay out of season as it takes on a different kind of camper-good old fashioned respectable campers - we especially love September when the apples are falling in the orchard.

Lets hope it stays that way.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Paulines7 2 reviews from this member

We Stayed at Cofton in our touring caravan for four nights in July 2010, a couple of weeks before the school holidays. The site check in system was easy and the staff in reception very helpful. However, we could not book a super pitch as they are only available on a weekly basis. The cost is high too, as there is a £5.50 a night surcharge for them. Normally a super pitch just has itís own drinking water, waste water drainage and electricity but these had brick hard standings and barbecues..

We were told to drive around the site to choose a pitch and we were pleased to be able to do this. The site is huge and we were surprised how many people had been packed in. The pitches are fairly close together on the terraced field but we had room for our caravan, awning and car alongside too with a couple of feet spare. Having a caravan mover made it easy to get the caravan onto the pitch. There was no privacy though as the terraces are very close together and we over looked the people below us. We could see what they were eating and hear what they were talking about as they were so close, but there were also lovely views of the surrounding countryside. A camper a couple of terraces further up played music which we could hear despite being about 50 yards away.

Although the pitches were wide, some people had put up wind breaks which extended into neighbouring pitches. A couple pitched a tent next to us and their guy ropes were right on the boundary despite having about 30 feet spare the other side of their tent. This, and the fact that the people opposite had an additional car parked by their caravan and awning, meant that we had difficulty getting our car out and had to manoeuvre backwards and forwards several times. We feel that the staff at Cofton should have gone around and got people to move additional cars to the car park at the bottom of the field. Perhaps they should also have talked to those people who were encroaching on other peoples pitches

There was an additional field for caravans and tents but it was closed. We feel that if they had opened this huge area there would have been less congestion in the main field. Not everyone likes to be crammed in like sardines with everyone else.

We didnít use the toilet and shower block as we prefer to use our own facilities in the caravan. However, my husband had a peek in and said they were very clean and everything well maintained. However it was difficult to fit a hose on the tap providing drinking water.

It was a long way to go to the dog walk from where we were pitched.

We didnít try the club/pub or pool but we did use the shop and it was well stocked and prices seemed reasonable.

We were able to use Camping Cheques for our four nights stay but if we had been paying cash it would have been over £100 for two adults and a dog. I have therefore rated the value for money on someone paying the full rate. Using Camping Cheques I would give it 5 or 6 out of 10. With friendly staff, beautiful surrounding countryside and great facilities, it was let down by the actual pitches.

The surrounding area has a lot to offer and is very beautiful. We didn't go to the beach at Dawlish Warren as we personally dislike fun fairs but we really enjoyed the walk along the front at Dawlish and seeing the trains coming and going. Tignmouth was also very pleasant and unspoilt.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Warnesy 1 review from this member

This site was recommended to me by a friend that had been there a few years ago. It is a lovely site and I will definitely return.

My only gripe was that I had booked at the same time as some friends with the view of pitching next to each other ( which we asked for when booking ) Upon arrival we were told to pitch wherever we liked (which sounds great!) However we were really lucky to find 2 spare pitches together after a thorough search. Gripe over !

The pool was lovely and warm and the grounds were very clean. We stumbled across some donkeys and a play area in the woods which the children loved.

The toilets/shower facilities were also excellent. The bar staff were very good as well seeing it was an extremely hot weekend they let our children have glasses of water whenever they liked :) We didn't use the chipshop but when we popped in the amusement arcade it was pretty much destroyed. The pool table was ripped, air hocky table pucks were shoved in the grab machine etc.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Snunkie 4 reviews from this member

£42.50 per night for 2 adults and 4 children aged 2,4,7,8 - bit extortionate we thought! We booked this the morning we arrived so could probably have got it cheaper by pre-booking, but it's a lot of money to pitch a tent and to use the pool

Well stocked shop

Lovely outdoor pool with nice surroundings

Nice area

Pitches weren't allocated, you could pick one that was free. Electric hookup was available

There was an on site fish and chip shop & bar/restaurant, both of which we tried and were ok

Evening entertainment, although it was Karaoke - not our favourite entertainment

Beautiful walks around the fishing lakes. A perfect site if you like to walk or fish

Wasn't keen on the pitches. No screening on separation at all - very poor value for money pitch-wise

Good facilities but we've seen much better for a fraction of the cost

Probably wouldn't return due to cost

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kerry+Simon 3 reviews from this member

We have spent a couple of weekends here, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The pitches are a reasonable size and the parks cater for all sages as there are 3 on site, in addition there is also a pool which is nice. The toilet and shower blocks are clean and tidy.

There is a shop on site, clubhouse with food served in the bar and also a takeaway.

Good location, close to Dawlish and Torquay/Paignton if you fancy a trip to the zoo.

There is only one minor point that perhaps the site, needs to address. The road that bisects the site has no obvious crossing.

Overall, a really nice site but a little too expensive in high season!

Date of Visit: May 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Beerandtools 9 reviews from this member

This was only our third trip in our caravan and was chosen because of the daily mirror 95p per pitch per night offer. With hook up it actually cost us £5.95 pppn. But what a great time we had.

We didn't arrive til after 7pm and there was no one around to tell us where to pitch. However, the staff in the Swan Pub (which is part of the site) were very helpful and after making a quick phone call they told us where to go.

I have read other reviews of this site and I can believe that we would have had more difficulty if the site was wet, but on the hottest weekend of the year, so far, this was not an issue. The site is very clean and well maintained.

The shower and toilet facilities were spotless and piped music in the showers is really quite a pleasant experience. On the first night we ate fish and chips from their own take away shop and they were excellent.

On the first morning of our stay we were disappointed that the lovely swimming pool was not due to open for another week, which considering the heat wave we had was a shame. However, the management found a life guard from somewhere and they did open the pool, much to our and evryone else's joy. The pool is great with grassy surrounds and kept beautifully.

FISHING: They have their own coarse fishing lakes which you need to buy a day permit for and be a holder of a fishing licence, but the fisherman in our party enjoyed them.

SHOP: A great little shop, well stocked with food, trinkets, beer and wine, fresh bread and milk, bags of ice, clothes, and camping spares galore.

SHOWER/TOILETS: Clean and fresh, temperature variable showers and piped music.

WATER POINTS: Plenty, good quality water.

ELSAN DISPOSAL: Very user friendly.

PUB: The Swan pub is great, On certain nights they have entertainment, quizzes, bingo etc and I even won a Chocolate Orange for stuffing the most number of marshmallows in my mouth.! (should I really be proud of that?)

PLAYGROUND: Brilliant, safe and clean.

LOCAL AREA: Starcross is only a mile away and home of Brunel's Atmospheric railway. You can also catch the Exmouth ferry here. There is a great little 9 hole golf course that only costs £5 a round. Dawlish is a short drive in the other direction and it boasts plenty of places to eat and drink.

SUMMARY: Would we go back? Most definitely. This is a very well run site, the staff are professional and very helpful. My only criticism would be that the shop opening hours are a little limited closing at 6pm as does the swimming pool. But we had a great time, Thank you Cofton.

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