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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: July 2008 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Golden sands carava 1 review from this member

I would just like to say that after reading some of the reviews about golden sands caravan park in dawlish, I started to panic as it sounded awful. When we as a family of 4 got there, I was relieved. It was a fab holiday. We were lucky with the weather which helped but the site was spotless. We stayed in a six birth chalet which although not massive, was clean and big enough to sleep and cook in and I've got a 13 and 14 year old.

The pool although not large, was connected both inside and out which made it feel bigger. The entertainment in the nights were superb and I would like to say the entertainment team were all very talented individuals. The evenings suited all ages from the team dancing and playing games with the very young children as well as adult games later in the evening which only the adults really understood but the children could still laugh at. To round the evening off the all singing and all dancing team were superb and again suited all.

While there we went down to the Dawlish Warren a couple of times and were surprised at what was there. A small fair, shops, fish shops, bar and restaurant and all next to a blue flag beach where you can still see your feet however far you go. Dawlish town is also a pretty little town with quaint little shops and lovely walks. A trip to Exeter is also worth it. There was lots to see and do around the area and we as a family would recommend it to anyone and in fact I am saving to go again next year and take friends with us.

Year 2008 team if you are reading this I would just like to thank you all for a fantastic holiday and keep up the excellent work as we are looking forward to seeing you again next year.

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Levitric 4 reviews from this member

Just returned from this site last week and I can honestly say that it was one of the best UK holidays that I have ever been on.

The site is absolutely fabulous, we were very close to a toilets block, laundrette and washing up point. All of these facilities were always spotless.

The pools were lovely and warm and were always looked after by a life guard.

The onsite pub was very nice indeed and was very reasonably priced for example a full English breakfast 3.75 or 2 adult drinks and 3 children's drinks for under a tenner.

The site as a whole was excellently maintained, there was always some sort of grass mowing or hedge cutting going on.

The local area is without a doubt just beautiful.

Our stay was topped of by being able to listen to an 80's night concert at the local Powderham castle half way through our stay.

The only down side was that our 8 year old and is bike had an argument with some wheely bins and he broke his collar bone, but hey we got to test out the local (Exeter) A and E department.

All in all thank you to you all at Cofton, we look forward to seeing you again in 2009.

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Sue hancock 3 reviews from this member

WOW what a beautiful site. Toilets, showers, all kept pristine. Dishwashing and launderette super. Reception staff could not have been friendlier. Pub on the small side but nevertheless super. Pool supervised well.
I don't really know what more to add other than a superbly manicured site. Everywhere was so clean and tidy not a blade of grass out of place and a credit to the owners and staff. Going back in September and October.

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Chrisnirene 11 reviews from this member

Our 5th visit to this site, and it remains a good site, with ample facilities for all. A heated pool, bar/restaurant, games room all on site and well maitained level pitches.

On arrival in June we were allowed to choose our own pitch location and the reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The toilets were cleaned early in the morning and were kept open throughout the day, even whilst being cleaned. I did notice a slight drop in standards of site cleanliness from previous years, for example the large wheelie bins remained unemptied throughout our stay, resulting in carrier bags of rubbish at the side of them for 2 days. For a large site I would expect a little more, especially out of season.

There are 2 pubs off site within 15 mins walk and both do excellent food ( the Ship is cheaper and just as good ! ) Overall, a good site but little things could be better, however I would return but out of season when its fairly quiet.

Date of Visit: June 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Drfje 8 reviews from this member

First time at this site and will certainly visit again. The site is to be recommended. Beautiful heated pool and sun area, very good on site shop and reasonable pricing. Bar a little small but well stocked and again fairly priced.

Fishing lakes are tranquil, well stocked and a beautiful place to relax. On site take away very good and childrens play facilities available. On our visit the pool was supervised and closed at 6pm.

The touring pitches are terraced and very generously spaced. VERY VERY limited hardstanding area for the size of site but don't let this put you off. The toilet blocks are within easy reach of all areas and two of the blocks have launderette facilities.

The toilet and shower blocks are very very clean and modern, even having piped music!.

My only criticism of the site is that a B road runs through the centre of the site, there is to be fair little or no traffic along this lane, however the brochure nor signage on site warns you of this, so be careful with young children and bicycles etc. Again DO NOT let this put you off the site, as stated I hardly saw any vehicles on this lane other than vehicles attending the site, but there is always the potential.

Overall a first class site within easy reach of beaches, pubs, take aways, amusements, but if you are just after rest and relaxation there is no need to go off site.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Vodkacoke 2 reviews from this member

Top Barn Field on a Rally.

This is the 4th time back at Cofton and cannot fault it at all.

Weather couldnt be helped, but considering the state our field ended up in, the shower blocks were immaculately clean with piping hot water throughout the week.

Facilities are just second to none and definitely recommend Cofton and will definitely be back.

If in that top field mind, remember to take some ant powder - for some reason the little critters are in their hundreds from the minute you arrive.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Ayersfamily 2 reviews from this member

Just spent a full week at Cofton with our family in our frame tent with 2 children and our friends in their Motorhome and dog.

This was our first visit to Cofton and South Devon. The site is very large with clean modern toilet blocks spaced around the park altough there was no hot water for showers in the morning on 2 occasions.

There are play areas around the park for the kids and a zip wire and assault course in the woods.

The park itself and swimming pool always looked spotless, tidy and clean and the on site shop was well stocked with essentials and gifts.

The takeaway had a good variety of food and the on site pub served a good varied menu - but a bit short for seating inside on a rainy evening as was the family entertainment lounge considering the campsite of this size.

The pitches are all mainly terraced - when we booked we asked about the pitch sizes and was told 10 metres, as our tent is 7 metres long ond our friends motorhome 25 foot long. When we arrived there was limited choice of pitches and we ended up with 2 pitches next to each other only measuring 9 metres wide x 5 metres deep each. This meant we had to pitch our tent width ways as did our friends in the motorhome so not to block the road access. We had only inches of space between the front of our tent and the rear of their motorhome and just enough space to get the car on the pitch.

This was very annoying as some larger pitches around the park only had 2 man pup tents on them.

The staff in reception seemed very unhelpful when we put this to them, they knew what size units we were coming to stay in when we booked.

After 15 years of camping this site has the smallest pitches we have ever stayed on and we have camped at a lot of sites around the country.

All in all a beautiful well kept site, but the cramped pitches spoil it. Numbered allocated pitches would solve the problem.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Lynne baker 5 reviews from this member

Just returned from Cofton camping Park.

2 Adults, 2 Children 8 & 5.

What a fantastic site. Set in beautiful countryside, with great views from your pitch. It is all terraced so you are looking over everyone else.

Beautiful swimming pool, all landscaped and grassed all round for sunbathing (given the chance!)

Very clean toilets/shower blocks. Kept to a very high standard all the time. Never had to queue for a shower even though it was bank holiday.

Staff all very helpful & friendly.

2 brill pubs within 10-15 minutes walk(great food in both) well worth a walk.

The play areas & woodland walks for the kids were fantastic and thoroughly used by our 2. The only problem was getting them out!

All in all a brilliant site. No complaints at all.

Will definately be returning.

Date of Visit: April 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jarheads 2 reviews from this member

What a lovely camp site. Top marks !

Reception: Very friendly and helpful staff. Open all day and early evening.

Toilets- Very, Very Clean, very spacious and lots of toilets available, there is even music playing.

Showers - Very clean - lots of them, very spacious (hairdryer available (at no cost)

Family Bathroom- Very clean and spacious - lovely big bath with shower over- baby changing facilities( you have to pay a 10.00 deposit for the use of the key for the duration of your stay)

Shop- Very good - ran low on the alchohol though. But caters for all your general needs.

Bar - Nice food available - and wide choice of lager/cider etc.

Childrens entertainment- Playground - pool - donkeys and alot of space to run around- GREAT !

The lakes are lovely to fish on even for the childrens using the whips and sweetcorn( they caught lots of fish)

Close to town centre and beach.

Will be going back for 2 weeks in summer - can not wait

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jul207 4 reviews from this member

Enjoyed our stay. The weather was kind to us with a few sunny days. An ideal family site with a playground and an assault course and a outdoor pool.(Which did have 2 ducks in residence)We stayed in the Orchard. The pitch did slope slightly, but nothing to complain about. At the time only seven other campers in this field.

Toilets/shower blocks were kept nice and clean. Plenty of electrical hook ups. Well equipped shop, but items didn't seem to show any prices. Assistant was helpful though.

Managed the woodland walk and the walk into Dawlish a few times. Up hill on the way back. Had a nice evening walk to the pub a few hundred yards away.

Dog exercise field nearby, but a bit on the steep side. The grass was quite long which made exercising the dog slightly difficult. Dog friendly beaches at Dawlish Warren, an area just past groyne number 3 and at Dawlish there was a dog friendly stretch too.
Definitely be back.

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