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Cofton Country Holidays
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
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Pitches: 450
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 214 Reviews
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Date of Visit: June 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mallett61 5 reviews from this member

Stayed the 1st week in june in the field near the fishing lakes. This is a big site and having stayed here 3 years ago in the aug school hols we were put off it, we didn't like the gangs of teens which seemed to roam around on an evening. We thought we'd give it another try out of the main holiday period and I am glad we did
The staff were all friendly and gave help and advice when needed. The toilets and showers were spotless and cleaned every day, the shop is well stocked and prices fair.
The only downside was it closed at 6pm along with the swimming pool which was a shame but they both stay open longer at peak times, the pool and pool area are kept immaculate as is the rest of the site, being maintained all the time we were there.
The swan pub/bar was great when it was open. We had a hard standing pitch and you need rock pegs when putting up the awning. The on site fish and chip shop is worth a visit good fish and chips a bit dear at 5.50 a portion.
Overall superb site with lots to do, dawlish is a nice town and home to the black swans. The anchor pub in cockwood does quality food and is well worth going to. Going the other way through dawlish on the way to teignmouth the smugglers inn on the left is another good food pub. Would visit again out of season .

Date of Visit: May 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Shellfishb5 6 reviews from this member

Visited this site based on reading reviews on here, was not disappointed. Lovely site well organised and laid out. Arrived on the Friday for a 2 night stay, staff in reception very helpful and because it was quiet had a choice of pitch so we put up our tent right in front of the chips shop close to the shower block.
Lovely big pitches with EHU and very good value at 13 a night. Onsite pub was very nice, prices reasonable onsite shop stocked a wide range of goodies.Had meal from the chip shop on Friday evening very nice.
Shower and toilet facilities were very impressive and clean not sure about the pipped music Radio Devon a bit distracting when they are playing country music lol.

A couple of local pubs about 15min walk from the camp provide nice ales and food.

Went to Exeter on the saturday you know the token shopping day where your other half drags you around all the clothes shopping lol, we went in on the train from Starcross which is about a mile away from the site on the Exeter road parking cost 70p for the day and return train fare was 3.20 each.
Sunday went to Dawlish warren and walked along the shore to Dawlish about 1/2hr whilst in Dawlish went to Gays cake shop had a clotted cream ice cream and bought a cream tea to take away, sat in the park and ate ice cream whilst watching the black swans swimming about with their cygnets.
Because we had enjoyed ourselves and the weather was superb I went into reception on sunday morning and paid for an extra night will be returning again cant recommend it highly enough

Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Elc5wo 1 review from this member

Just returned from Cofton, it was the first trip of the season. This site was recommended, so thought we would try it.

We arrived on Easter saturday and stayed for three nights. Weather was gorgeous, and couldn't have asked for better.

The site was very good, all pitches with electric. We were very impressed with the prices, we got a discount for booking in advance, we didn't have to pay extra for electric hook up,and the price didn't increase with it being Easter - which was a massive plus!

Site was very clean and tidy, shower block was lovely.They had music in there and thermostatic showers which were always warm and clean.

We didn't really explore the site much, but saw there was plenty for children.Even donkeys on site!

All in all, we couldn't fault it, and would definitely recommend and go back

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andy__Mac 7 reviews from this member

We booked this a litte late, so didn't really benefit from any discount. After a week in Cornwall, we packed up, drove here and set up again, for what turned out to be a wonderful week. It is a BIG site, but I think they have the balance right, ie the facilities and mod-cons of a large resort, but the field layout and atmosphere associated with traditional campsites. The fields are cleverly separated so you don't always feel you are on a massive site. We had good weather, which meant we could explore and have a couple of walks to Dawlish / Warren and in the other direction there were a couple of nice pubs in Cockwood in walking distance.

We drove to Exeter for a bit of an explore and Torquay was easy driving distance for a good day out.

Because the site was so large, we wer'nt always at ease that the youngest (7) was out of sight, but the eldest (9 at the time) was off playing footie or at the games room with a good bunch of kids.

Our corner location in one of the fields was superb and the views idyllic.

Toilet facilities were modern, clean and spacious (though I slipped head over heels every time I walked in. Maybe it was my choice of footwear ?)

Lovely site - I imagine we will visit it again at some point, probably with other camping friends as I believe it would suit the group environment.


Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Chipmonk 13 reviews from this member

Spent 4 days from 21/08/2008.

The general layout of the site is very good. We had a short wait for a warden to show us to our pitch. She asked if I had a preference to where we wanted to stay. We were shown several pitches and found one that looked suitable. The pitches are on the small side as I have a large tent and had to park my car in front.

The toilet block was the new one, but you had to get there very early or very late to get the hot water. By 10a.M. The water was freezing to even wash up in.

The toilets were always cleaned at regular intervals.(A mop would have been nice to mop up some of the mud that was left on the floor).

The bar was small and entertainment for children limited. I agree with other reviews that the games room was full of mouthy drunk teenagers. This is down to lack of supervision of the parents.

The food in the bar was very good as was the bar prices. Did not use the pool as it was too cold.

Dawlish Warren has gone down hill over the past 2 years, which is a shame. The people in the area are always friendly. The 2 pubs in Cockwood are both very good.

All in all, this is a well run site, kept clean and tidy, but could do with a few improvements.

Would probably return for a short stay again as it is in ideal place to explore the area.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Zero9877 2 reviews from this member

Returned from this site 23/08/08 and it was our first camping holiday with our new equipment. Had spent two weeks looking at the weather reports and nearly cancelled but made the 500 mile round trip. Myself my wife and 4 year old son arrived and the wind was gale force with horizontal rain, I could not believe it, even so the pitch I received was still in good condition.

The toilet and shower blocks during my stay were managed excellently and due to the amount of mud around this must have been some task!

The childrens play areas were good and the donkeys were a nice touch, but call me a wimp the pool was freezing, only went in once and was straight out, my son was turning blue!

There was a nice walk past the church down to a small harbour where there were two lovely pubs that served excellent food and can highly recommend the anchor which is a 450 year old inn.

I would not recommend Dawlish Warren beach it is quite shingley and not as nice as the short boat trip to Exmouth which is lovely.

All in all a good trip despite the weather, well run site but due to our own inexperience would now like to try a smaller scale site as we found it a little too busy with cars in and out all the time. There also appeared to be a lot of teenagers around with very little for them to do in my opinion which led them to drinking and smoking around the site. I found our pitch quite small no room for playing with my son just enough for car and tent.

I would give the site 7 out of 10 but this is my first trip and have nothing to compare, we had a very good holiday.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: PB and family 3 reviews from this member

We really enjoyed our two week stay at Cofton despite the poor weather. It's quite a large site with quite a few statics, but well laid out and spread over lots of separate areas. Although the site is quite hilly, most pitches are flat and very well maintained.

The central area consisting of the pub, shop, pool, reception etc is really nice and has a continental feel to it. There is an outside area for eating drinking beside the pool which is similar to the layout you find in lots of French sites. Really nice to stop there for a coffee or a cool beer. The pool area itself is excellent and has a large grass area for people to sit and relax.

Toilet facilities were always clean and we rarely had to queue for showers, despite it being August. There are some extra pre fab style toilet blocks in some fields, which are not great, but save a walk to the main blocks.

There is a nice walk to Dawlish Warren where you can take in the Woodland Trail and a walk to Cockwood, where you can have a very nice meal at the Anchor or Ship pubs. The food at the Anchor was a bit pricy, but excellent quality. Try the mixed seafood starter for two and the fish or meat hanging meals - You won't need a starter if you have the meat hanging meal - we could hardly walk back. You need to arrive early or book a table.

Beaches in the area are quite variable with Dawlish Warren being a bit downmarket and scruffy. Dawlish was better and the town itself was quite nice, with shops and a central grass area with a stream running though it. It's well worth making a trip to Exmouth on the ferry from Starcross and driving to Sidmouth, which has nice beaches, shops and Gardens. Torquay was also well worth a visit, with a nice promenade, with restaurants and bars overlooking the harbour and marina. You can also go for speedboats trips, banana boats rides and various boat trips. There is also a fair. We took the train which cost 4 return per adult.

It's also worth a visit to Bicton Gardens, where the grounds are stunning, with lots of walks and there are play areas for the kids and a train ride - Take a picnic and just choose a spot. Powderham castle was also good, with things to keep adults and children happy.

If you need a cinema there is a Vue in Exeter with parking a few minutes away. It's also right in the city centre a few minutes from all of the main shops.

Overall a very nice site with lots to do in the area so highly recommended.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Rockingal 6 reviews from this member

When we arrived at Cofton, a girl on a golf cart showed us to a pitch which was past the pool area, turn left and up the hill. She seemed to think we could see the play area from there, but we certainly couldn't as there was a row of tents in front of us, then it was down the hill.

A very large spread out campsite with reasonable sized tent pitches. The main large toilet and shower block was lovely, clean and warm with music but the small block near us was freezing, dirty and waterlogged. A bit of gravel or paving around the building wouldn't hurt.

The shop on site was great and had everything you could ever need and the prices were soooo reasonable. Very friendly too.

Unfortunately my kids only got one day in the gorgeous pool because of the bad weather.

Chip shop was good if like queueing for about 45 mins. Do not buy the chicken Korma as they only just half fill the tubs and it was so bland & horrible. A rip off at 5.50. The fish etc was excellent though.

There was a games room, but we were too afraid to take the kids in because of the young louts that were hanging out there swearing there heads off and swigging beer and cider.

We also noticed a lot of foul language and shouting on this site but there didn't seem to be many wardens about sorting this out.

Such a shame as this site is in a beautiful setting and just a short walk from the lovely little harbour village of Cockwood.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ellisjamie 2 reviews from this member

We have just arrived home from our weeks stay at cofton, we stayed in the orchard which was lovely and close to all facilities. The weather wasn't great but I'm glad to say this didn't spoil our stay.

Our first night was eventful as we had noisy, drunken family of ten next to us! but I can't fault the management of the site as they were asked to leave the next morning much to everyones delight.

The showers and toilets were kept nice and clean as much as possible, bearing in mind there was plenty of wet muddy shoes going in and out.

My only criticism is not of the site but of some of the people who stayed there! There were plenty of teenagers who were unsupervised drinking in the games room every night, this put me off taking my younger children in to enjoy the facility as they were loud and often swearing. Where were the parents of these children and who was supplying them with the alcohol? Also there were younger children on the play areas who were unsupervised and often being dangerously boisterous which meant we had to take our five year old out of the situation as we could see him being hurt.

Maybe anyone who reads this review who leave there children to there own devices may want to ask themselves why?

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: BoyceFamily 1 review from this member

Although we feel that the other reviews are accurate in terms of the quality of the facilities and helpfulness of staff we do feel the need to warn other holiday makers that the site is enormous and that their marketing literature is really misleading in this respect.

When we arrived on a Monday (obviously a mistake) we couldn't camp in the orchard, we couldn't even camp on the tent field but ended up amongst the caravans. We were really unhappy with this although as the week went on more and more tents ended up in this area and we didn't feel quite so hemmed in. (It does show that they don't have segregated tent/caravan areas, which we much prefer.) We are not unrealistic and understand that August will be busy but we had no idea the site would be this big - it felt that they simply accepted every enquiry, filling the overflow areas also.

In summary: A very busy site but if you don't mind that, the facilities are good. Due to its size it didn't suit us so we would definitely not go back there - also, Dawlish Warren beach was unattractive and stony, not a patch on the North Devon coast.

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