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Visitor Reviews - Cottington Lakes

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Cottington Lakes
Sandwich Road
Sholden
Deal
Kent   (Browse area)
CT14 0AR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01304 371898

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Pitches: 25
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 13 Reviews
              7/10 from 13 Reviews


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Reviews:  13 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Zedhead36 24 reviews from this member

I fished Cottington Lakes in 2016 and while there looked around the campsite and Cl, so this year I returned with the wobblebox and stayed on the Cl for 6 nights.

The approach is quite easy and the Cl is a beautiful, large meadow close to the specimen lakes. You will need extra hookup cables if you don't want to be on top of your neighbours as the hookups are all from one point in a corner of the field.

All the grounds are beautifully tended and wildlife is abundant. From rabbits and squirrels to buzzards, kingfishers and muntjac deer

The fishing is better then good, and in the specimen lakes there are true monsters, with carp to over 50lb, pike 20lb+, perch 5lb+ and rudd over 2lb. For the pleasure fisherman there are several other lakes of varying difficulties, all beautifully tended.

The services are all by the reception block and are clean and adequate. There is also a cafe, bar (limited opening hours) and tackle shop. The staff are all friendly and knowledgable about the site, lakes and local surroundings

Nearby Sandwich is a lovely extremely old town, worth a few hours just strolling around the narrow streets and sucking up the history all around you. There are also some very fine old pubs and eateries, antiques and knick-nacks.

Deal is a much larger seaside town with good shopping and a very steep pebble beach.

The Coach and Horses (turn right towards sandwich) serves lovely food and the staff are absolutely lovely

The only slight downside for me is that there is a bit of road noise and the local military do occasionally low fly over the site, but this was for me a very minor gripe

Whether you fish or not this is a lovely place to stay, I recommend it

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Gingawarrior 77 reviews from this member

Picked this site whilst on a tour of Kent and were pleasantly surprised and it turned out to be our favourite site, possibly helped by the best of the weather.

The greeting was efficient, if not particularly friendly and we were given a few different options as to where to pitch, we chose the furthest pitch in the quietest area and made the right choice, it was nice and quiet with plenty of space.

Facilities are as previously described, clean, a bit dated and there are only one for each sex.

Deal is a really nice town and we enjoyed Dover Castle and the walk along the White Cliffs from Dover to Deal.

If I was in the area I would stay here again, but feel I've got most out of the area for a few years at least.

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dubdogs 111 reviews from this member

We stayed here for a few nights whilst visiting the local area. The greeting on arrival was a little strange in the café, but we were then allowed to choose our spot and report back later.

The facilities were shared with the fisherman and always seemed clean. The on site café was also handy for a bacon roll in the morning. The site was very nice and peaceful.

The local area has a few historic things to see and do, and if you like castles, you're in luck! Nice walk back along the coast from Dover to Deal.

We initially arrived thinking we'd stay a night or two, but stayed three, so I think that showed we liked the place. If in the area again, I'd head here.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: RoyVaux 45 reviews from this member

We received a friendly welcome and check-in for the Caravan Club CL. We were given a site rules sheet and told we must not go near the fishing lakes without buying a permit. Fair enough we supposed, but the rules were a bit overdone. We were lucky enough to get one of the 4 CL EHUs (these cannot be booked if staying only 1 night) but they are all on one post in the corner of a large field. Fortunately we had an extension cable to allow us to pitch away from the other site users. We paid £16 and feel this was ok as it included use of a shower and toilet - there is only one though for each sex covering both the CL and adjoining commercial site. Dog walking had to be contained within the large (for a CL) site and the approach driveway. Recommended.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Motobiman 7 reviews from this member

CL site used - Basic facilities and only one loo and shower in both male and female toilets for both the CL and adjacent large public site.

Handy for Sandwich and Deal both lovely towns.

Not fishing so can't comment on that.

EHU in corner of CL field means a bit squashed up if 5 on site at once so positioning of unit important if you want your privacy.

Very close is the Fowlmead park with long Tarmac cycle track and several off road sections, very good with bikes for hire if you don't take your own.

SWMBO loved the lack of traffic there.

Good bike ride from Deal to Sandwich too.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Petal2008 2 reviews from this member

If you enjoy fishing then this is an ideal site. Fishing is very good here and there is a tackle shop on site. The site is quiet and secure with a token operated barrier. There is a small bar and café on site. There is a separate male and female shower and toilets, they are basic but clean. The showers are not on a timer and are included in the pitch price. They are hot and have good water pressure. The pitches are reasonably priced and are spacious. The site never seems to be overcrowded. A cycle park is next to the site and dogs can be walked there but have to be kept on a lead. The town of Deal is a short drive away. We love this site and have stayed here in a tent and a caravan.

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