Nice site, bathroom facilities could not be faulted, greeted on arrival by friendly staff and escorted to pitch. This site is advertised as Family friendly, no areas for kids to play, no play park and constantly reminded by signs saying no ball games, how this is family friendly I don't know. It also seems that there are a fair few resident pitches who tend to disregard the normal rules of keeping the noise down after say 10. 30/11. 00pm.
If you want a site to get out and about to visit the local area then good location, if you want a site where you can let the kids of the leash then this is not really the site to visit. Be warned as well if you are visiting during normal times, park and ride at £5 for up to 6 people is good value and next to site, however during Dartmouth Regatta they upped the park and ride to £10.
Local Sainsburys, LIDL and petrol station so no need to stock up before arriving. Will not visit this site again but will definitely go back the area but look for a more Child friendly park.
We last visited and reviewed this campsite in 2010 following our first visit and said that we would not review it again this time as we had tried to book for 2011 but couldn't get in, and we really didn't want to share this treasure that we had found!
However, having visited another campsite in late August we soon realised that Little Cotton is by far one of the best sites we have visited in the years we have been camping.
The welcome received on our arrival was very professional but friendly and we were shown to a choice of pitches and even loaned an extension lead for our hook up as the electricity point was a little way from our tent.
The on site shop stocks most things that you need, seems to be always open, and even has a facility for freezing ice blocks, with a donation to charity.
The toilet facilities are immaculate no matter what time of day you visit, and it seems that whenever you visit there is someone in there cleaning. The only very small downside is that the showers are push button without any control of the temperature (like the majority of sites) but with a 6 year old who doesn't like hot water this can be a bit of an issue. However, they do have a large sink in the 'baby' room that you can give them a wash down in.
The tent field close to the dog walking field is great and, in general, our neighbours were friendly. Most people seemed to quieten down quite early so it was relatively easy for us to get out 6 year old to sleep, although we did need to ask one family with toddlers not to run around screaming outside out tent at 8. 30pm when we were trying to get our daughter to sleep.
We were very lucky that the week we visited was probably the hottest this summer, but we had a fabulous time visitng the local area, and still feel as though we have only touched the perimeters of this beautiful part of the country. Sitting outside the beach cafe at Salcombe with the mid morning sun beating down and the wonderful scenery, you really could have been in the tropics!
This is definitely a campsite and an area that we would love to visit again next year.
We have been going to this site foe a few years with our motor home, before that a caravan, We have always been welcomed by the staff, The toilets/showers are the best on any site we, ve stayed on. Very useful having Sainsburys and Lidls close by, And park and ride next to the site, But those with bus passes can use the local buses just a short walk to the housing estate then a bus to the Dartmouth key side. Pitches are a good size, but can be windy in the middle of the main field, best at the edge by the hedge. Good to have space for the car if you have a tent or caravan or tow a small car behind your motor home. Would recommend this site for first time campers, even if it gets windy.
Lovely site, with some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
We were there during some very gusty weather, but we and everyone else were pre-warned by the site owners.
Sainsbury, Lidl and a 10 min. Park and ride facility were just a 3 minute walk from the site. A bus stop to Totnes was right outside the site, whilst a bus stop to Kingsbridge, Slapton and Torcross was just 5 mins. Away.
The pitches were very spacious and kept immaculately, with any rainwater draining away.
The site owners were brilliant !; they couldn't do enough to assist or give advice, and we would like to thank them for looking after us during our 7 night stay.
Dartmouth is a lovely little town, as are the surrounding towns of Totnes etc.
We would highly recommend, and will definitely be returning.
A lovely site with fantastic facilities, but the wind, we arrived in the heatwave and set up our caravan and awning, 2 days later the wind arrived and did it blow, we were putting pegs back in continuously, in future we will request a pitch along side the hedge.
We used the park and ride where you pay £5 and when giving your ticket to the driver can ask for up to 6 individual tickets, if you are only a couple join with someone else from the site as once you have your tickets you can travel to and from Dartford all day, no limit on journeys.
If you want to use a bus pass catch the service bus at the end of the drive outside Sainsburys.
Try the Round Robin trip, by boat, bus and train, it's not cheap but on a good day it is great or take the bus to Dartmouth then the small ferry to Dartmouth Castle.
If you want a special meal book on the Resnova floating inn, you are picked up by water taxi and returned after you meal which was fantastic, ours cast £35 each for 3 courses and drinks, then catch the 90 bus home using your park and ride tickets, another good place is the Cherub Inn, real ales and good food in a quaint old building, it's up the hill behind the building being rebuilt in the centre of Dartmouth.
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