August 2003 Stayed Thursday to Thursday over Bank Holiday weeknd. Very impressed with the site. Friendly and accommodating staff. Will definitely go again, although at a quieter time.
Good pool, and good fishing (our first time!). Very very busy, and facilities struggled to cope with this -more shower blocks needed, and the club got crowded in the evening. This was ok for us because we have a shower in the caravan, and don't really use the clubs. When we did use the showers (in the new blocks) we found them to be very large, convenient, and hot!
Found the best pub in the area on the last day -The Atmospheric Railway Inn, in Starcross. Great food, and both indoor and outdoor family areas out the back.
Staff were helpful when some fools let their dog mess outside our pitch.
9th - 16th August 2003 Set out at midnight on Friday night and got stuck for over an hour on the M4 at Slough. Arrived on site at about 8 o/c and a very helpful chap took our details and we were shown to our pitches as we had booked two next to each other for caravan and tent, was impressed with check in because reception didn't open til 9 o/c.
We had a lovely position in Coombelands with great views and very handy for all facilities. The pool area was very nice with a play area beside it which the kids loved. There's an army style assault course in the woods aswell.
Toilet and shower blocks were kept clean which is a thankless task given the state that some fellow campers left them in !! Did not find a problem with waiting for showers as we were up before 8 o/c every morning. The shop was well stocked and all of the site staff were brilliant. Don't bother taking ice packs as you cannot freeze your own, they are available from the shop for £3 deposit and 25p each time you get one.
We had food from the take away several times and it was very good, the snacks from the Swan were very nice and the service was very quick, there is also a Chinese take away beside the turn off to Dawlish Warren and the food was lovely.
Dawlish Warren was a nice seaside area and Kents Cavern is worth a visit.
Dawlish Carnival was on and we were treated to a good air display over the beach with a fine performance from the Reds.
There's a few pubs in Dawlish that show the footie on Sky for those interested.
We had an excellent week and the site was great, we were very impressed and will definately return.
06/07/2003 hi just come back from cofton very nice site clean toilet and showers but we where in ten acres and you could not get a telly pitcure only itv some got channel 4 but very poor we went with a rally and only paid £8 with elhook up the men went fishing caught a few little fish but could not get the big fish for the little ones very nice swimming pool if you have dissablities go the right of the site and nr the the lake as the site to the left is very hillynice famliy site if you are going with a tent becafull if they put you up ten acres as they where on top of one another i would not pay the site prices it would of cost us 2 adults and 1 dog £17 90p a night
Reviewer: Ian & Family
11th July 2003 We stayed for 3 nights and arrived about 2:30pm Friday afternoon, we booked a basic pitch at reception with the extremely cheerful and helpful reception staff, whereupon we were handed over to a very pleasant, helpful young man who asked us what kind of location we would prefer e.g. quiet, away from roads, by a playground etc.
We asked for a pitch next to a playground and away from a main road, for our son. We were spoilt for choice, and chose one right alongside the playground fence.
We were amazed at the sizes of these basic pitches, which had a low fence separating each pitch which were about 25' wide x 25' long.
After pitching the tent, we headed straight for the pool. We were gob-smacked that we actually found a campsite that lives up to it's brochure. What you see in the brochure, of the lovely pools and surrounding grassed area is exactly what we got - beautifully maintained to a standard we have never come across before.
The toilet and shower blocks were too still kept to the highest standards as everything else, and have got to be the cleanest and most spacious we have ever used to date.
The onsite shop was also excellent, it sold everything you could need including toiletries, medicines, camping spares, barbcues, magazines, alchahol, and obviously food, etc. All of which was reasonably priced.
Other campsites should take note, and realise that this atandard and quality can be acheived.
We could go on and on about this site, but we shall just say that we will definately be going back soon!
9th - 15th June 2003 This was our first ever camping holiday and couldnt of wished for a better campsite.
The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. The grass was kept short and the amenities included shower rooms with individual cubicals, superbly kept toilets, 7 sinks with drainers for washing up those mucky pots, and the hot water was free! There was a launderette reasonably priced only £3 a wash and large tumble driers 20p cycles.
Our daughters enjoyed using the large swimming pool, heated, and the arcade whilst we enjoyed the use of the fishing lakes. There were excellent parks for the kids, slides and climbing frames gallore!
All in all, we had the time of our lives and cant wait to do it again, in fact we are planning on going back there at the end of September.
We did take the girls into Paignton just down the coast road, about 30-45mins.... to the Quaywest water park however it is only open May-June and September-October. Nearby Dawlish town is also very nice, narrow streets but well worth visiting.
Well we cant praise this site anymore it was just fabulous and the weather was wonderful...... a great way to begin a camping future!
May 2003 Lovely site, lots of different locations to choose from - terraced pitches, in the orchards and open fields. Good facilities - shop, swimming pool, pub, take away, laundry and games room. They are just finishing updating the main shower/toilet block - very nice. Excellent fishing which is the reason we picked this park. Nice friendly site - both staff and fellow campers. Can't wait until next year when we make our return.
Reviewer: Bubbles & Family
16/08/02 We got up at 3.30am to drive the long journey from Soutport to Dawlish....but it was well worth it! Arrived midday in the blazing sunshine, over the moon to see a site that looked exactly like the picture in the brochure. Booked in quickly and we were given a choice of electric hook up pitches, chose 1 right next to the shower/toilet block....not everybody's ideal position but with 4 children it cuts out the wee's in the nappy bucket!! Tent up A.S.A.P and straight to the pool....excellent!!! Immaculately clean with lifeguard on duty all the time the pool was open. Pub located next to the pool, so adults can chill out in the sun,have a beer or three and watch the kids!! I'd promised to be super Mum and do plenty of B.B.Q's and cook on our camp cooker but all ideas of this were out the window when I saw the take-away menu list.....brill!!! Good food at decent prices! Pub grub good also, kids well catered for. Great shop on site selling everything U could need, freezer pack hire too and cash back available from reception for a £1 charge....ideal when the weather was as good as it was for us, saved travelling off the site for cash. Showers and toilets reasonable and cleaned throughout the day. Pitches great, well spread and not breathing on your nextdoor neighbour! I could go on and on but all in all an ideal holiday, highly recommend it!!! Not a lot of play facilities but entertainment on an evening and the rest of the site more than makes up for this!! We had 4 kids with us, aged 15,13,11 and 8......15 year old got a bit bored but then what do you expect stuck with us grown ups but even she loved the pool! Rest of them didn't want to come home!! Enough from me.....try it!!!!
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