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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 215 Reviews
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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.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: M+j cummins 2 reviews from this member

Hi my wife my self and some friends stayed at this site for a week the men for fishing witch was not bad some good bream carp and roach were landed the ladies got the local bus for days out nearest bus stop 10 min walk .Local pubs not bad but mainly for food

The toilets showers etc were spotless as was the camp

The camp site itself offered good food at fair prices the ale was good and also fairly priced and entertainment most nights the bar staff ground staff in fact all staff seemed to be helpful and the shop was well stocked with your every day needs

Wen we arrived every thing was busy but staff did there best to site us together near the lakes thanks

The weather bad but thats not the owners fault but considering the amount or rain the ground did seem to drain ok

Bonus for us was dawlish carnival great day out

All in all a good stay well worth a visit and we will visit again so thanks to all staff for a good visit

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: H_kate 3 reviews from this member

We stayed on this site in May and had a lovely time. It was reasonably quiet and most of the camping fields were shut. The facilities were really good with plenty of showers and toilets even if the site was full. They were kept really clean and the dry areas in the showers actually stayed dry! Had a good free hairdryer too. There were additional portaloos in the field a bit closer than the shower block although this was no more than 100 metres away!

We didn't visit the shop or the takeaway so can't comment on this. It all looked very professional and well managed though. Only slight moan would be that the entertainment in the pub was quite noisy and went on past 10:30 which did disturb the peace. Only happened on the Saturday night though.

The surrounding area was ok with a nice 30 minute walk down to Dawlish Warren, although this area is a bit tacky with lots of amusement arcades, takeaways etc. A walk out onto the dunes is worth it.

Overall, an excellent well managed and clean site - we'll definitely be back!

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Jane L13 2 reviews from this member

Recently come back after 2 weeks holiday, over all not a bad site. We were situated on Ten Acre field and could not receive a TV signal.

The toilets were disgusting need knocking down and re-building. Had to walk up the hill on Coombeland Field to use the showers there.

Pitches could be a bit bigger in places not all the same size just about got our TT on with car at the side.

Noise from other campers went on till late some nights, and music from the entertainment could be heard then the noise (shouting and swearing) from the lads n lassies/kids when pub closed.

Swimming pool was clean and a good size, but the lifeguard's were distracted by the teenage girls/boys or their phones.

Not much to do for teenagers need's to be looked at if you ask me.

Shop well stocked, Bar food very good, Takeaway food also good (expensive though).

Amusements out of date need's revamping.

The Ship Inn is well worth a visit very good food also the Swan's Nest (exminster) and The Smugglers Inn on the way to Teighnmouth.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Karen (happy camper 8 reviews from this member

Just returned from a week at Cofton. It seemed to be well organised as you was shown to your allocated pitch all with EHU, although the site was getting quite full and tents being quite close to each other the pitches seem to be relatively level.

The showers and toilets was clean considering the weather was quite wet and there was always plenty of hot water for the showers (which were free). The kids play areas was great and the site in general was safe for the children to play. The outside pool was warm and supervised at all times. There is a pub on site although we never went in there. The shop was well stocked and quite reasonably priced. We would definitely return next year.

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

Just got back from Cofton. Site is large and clean. Pitches are on the small side though and access roads are narrow. We stayed on '10 acre field' on one of the terraces which have a good view over the rest of the site. Pitch was mostly level and well kept.

BE WARNED! There is NO TV reception over most of the site, even radio reception was poor.

Most of the toilet blocks are of the portakabin type (and elderly) and are best avoided. Luckily there are some modern brick built blocks that are fine.

The pool and play areas are great for the kids and there are great bits for them to explore.

The clubhouse is ok but very small, the food is good and reasonably priced. Weather permitting, the terrace is excellent and overlooks the pool. The shop is a bit poor but there are mini markets in Dawlish Warren.

The local area is superb, we caught the ferry to Exmouth and had a great day, it runs regularly from Starcross.

Teignmouth was a lovely town and the promenade one of the best I have ever visited, even the public loo was a model of spotlessness.

Most of the local beaches had bits you could take your dog on to.

There are plenty of walks from the site, although they are quite hilly.

On the whole we enjoyed our holiday, despite the weather. We would have preferred to have been able to pre-book our pitch as we went with friends and you are not guaranteed to get pitches side by side. Not having any TV was disappointing as we had young children. The site was quite noisy till about 11pm and the older toilet blocks are poor.

Don't be put off, we would return to Cofton in the future. We'd mark it as 7 out of 10.

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

Just returned from a few 'wet' days at Cofton. The site itself was very well kept, the staff were friendly, the toilets and shower block were really clean. Our kids loved the heated pool however, we were pitched near the games room and were kept awake every night by teenagers that were not supervised. This area was called the Orchard be warned. The pitches were anything but level in this area so avoid if possible but on a positive note if you have a weak bladder they are very close to the toilets!

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ged Judd 3 reviews from this member

We were a family of 4 with a 10 year old boy and 7 year old girl staying for a week. Although we made a group booking of 4 pitches with friends. We found out on arrival that our pitches would not be together. This was very disappointing and despite our confirmation letter stating that we this was a specific instruction. Talking to other campers this was also their experience and should therefore probably be noted.

We were staying at the bottom of the Barn field which was the main exit for everyone else leaving the Barn field. As such due to the weather the route became very muddy and slippy and was only stoned up after a complaint to the reception. If you book the Barn field try to request a pitch on one of the upper terraces, if possible.

Despite the fact that this is a very big site, the facilities were quite well managed. On the rare occasion we neeeded to wait for a shower it was only a few minutes and considering the wet weather they were still very respectable. Some of the male toilets in our block did run out of toilet roll between 9.00 and 12.00 on more than one occasion. Take a back up roll!

The kids loved the pool, donkey paddock and play grounds. Some of our group fished the ponds and were very sucessful.

The walk through the woods in the early evening to Dawlish Warren is a must. There is an award winning fish and chip shop on the left just after the Dawlish Sands holiday park. They were the best. Although the On Site takeaway also does great fish and chips along with chicken jalfrieze and chips which were also great.

At Dawlish Warren their is fair ground. Go-Karting at 4.00 which we loved, a big slide, Trampolines, Dodgems, Crazy Pirate Golf. Basic, but great fun.

We also had a nice day at Paigton Zoo.

A site this size obviouly takes alot of managing and it ticks most of the boxes. I would give it an 8/10. If they could guarantee group 'with good' pitches together this would probably be a 9.5/10

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Jacko383 13 reviews from this member

We have just returned from a 2 week break with 2 kids of 5 & 8 at this site and had to cut it short because of the weather and the fact that our pitch was water logged at front and back. It was our first major holiday touring and this site was recommended.

Positive comments:

It is a very well run site, staff in all areas were very polite and helpful and always with a smile. This is all to rare these days! Toilets and showers modern, lots of them and very clean.

When setting up we were missing a spring clip from an awning pole, a tiny thing but they had them in the shop! Fantastic.

The grassy entrance to our Cul de sac was sodden and after only asking once, the men were there an hour later spreading gravel to soak up the mud.

The pool area lovely and water clean and fairly warm.

Our water pump tripped the electric and reception had a couple of numbers for van repair men, one came within a couple of days which was a god-send!

Great choice of facilities, chippy ( a bit pricey), launderette (3 wash and 1+ dry), well stocked shop, vending machines and on site pub.

Great location for nearby towns/villages.

I would recommend Powderham Castle (24 family), we also did Kent's Cavern on a rainy day (25), Cockington for a cream tea was idyllic. Skip the beach at Dawlish Warren because it was stones and a bit scruffy. Make the well worth trip to Exmouth. The beach is long and sandy.If you get the sun!

Negative comments:

Not many, but the pitches are very small, just enough for van, awning, car and that's it. There was no room for the swingball or any ball games.

Entertainment at the pub was not really aimed at kids and the family room upstairs was really small. They got bored easily.

Pick your pitch carefully and take your time. The reps take you round on a golf buggy to choose a pitch. We were on the front terraces near the bottom and got water logged, get a pitch near the top here. Front field is good and Oak field. If you're in a tent the orchard was lovely and really close to everything.

Teenagers. A very small room for them to hang out with 2 pool tables and some bandit machines. What we saw coming back from the pub was a bit unsavoury! Groping and boozing. There are no activities for teens, no table tennis, no sports facilities of any kind apart from the pool. I wouldn't be happy bringing teens here.

We didn't rave about it enough to return here plus it's a 500 mile round trip from Cheshire.


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

Just returned from this site and was very impressed even though the weather let us down. Toilets were very clean considering the amount of muddy shoes going in and out. Playgrounds were both good and pool was clean and well supervised.

Thought pitches were very close together but it was my first experience of 'large site' camping.

Staff very helpful and friendly, shop and bar reasonably priced and I'd definitely recommend this site to others.

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