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Electric grass pitches

General

  • Award-winning 80-acre site two miles from the beach
  • Pools, pub, fish and chip shop, sauna, steam room and gym
  • Five private fishing lakes, woodland adventure zone and nature trails

Anyone who relishes a bit of variety on their holidays should give this award-winning site serious consideration: there are buckets and spades of activities for all ages, both on site and in the immediate vicinity.

Tucked into a valley, only a mile away from swathes of Blue Flag beaches, and a 10-minute drive from Dawlish Warren, Cofton Holidays has 80 acres of meadows, orchards and woodland laced with nature trails for visitors to explore.

The facilities here will keep the whole family happily entertained for weeks: Cofton's indoor pool has massage jets and hydrotherapy bubble loungers, as well as a sauna, steam room and gym (a small additional charge applies), and there's a splash area with water jets to entertain the kids. Or set off angling instead at one of the five private fishing lakes, to bag a monster carp (24-pounders aren't unknown here.

More? Kids can bounce around in the three dedicated play areas or explore the adventure zone in the woods, with activities such as pond dipping and bug hunting laid on in season; if it’s raining, there’s also a games room with amusements and a pool table.

After these exertions, retire to the poolside patio of the Swan Inn for a refresher and a snack: the pub opens every night and serves up a good range of grub (breakfast and lunch are also available at weekends), plus regular entertainment including live bands, discos and karaoke in high season. Cofton also has its own fish and chip joint, as well as a shop for any vittles you might need.

Wifi across the whole site (charges apply) means staying connected is simple, and it’s also worth mentioning that Cofton has excellent facilities for disabled visitors.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 5 pennants

Please note

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

All customers: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2.95 per adult and £1.95 per child per session.

Facilities/activities including coarse fishing, gym, some on site activities are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 27/05 and 16/09 (subject to weather conditions).

The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The takeaway is open from 30/03 to 29/09, then weekends only in October except for half term week when its open all week. Ashburn Springs Leisure Complex and Amelia's Pantry bar and restaurant will be open all year except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Warren Retreat offers evening entertainment during February half-term and from Easter through October.

Bookings of under-21's are not permitted.

Guests must obtain a permit from reception for fishing.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 441 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

92% would stay here again.

  53% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches08/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison J.Confirmed

  • RV fully-serviced hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    RV pitch was excellent, pretty level and there was a bit of grass for the dog to play on or put up a washing line.
    The Leisure Centre was excellent and very reasonably priced.
    The shop, pub and restaurant were really useful too. The pub had Sky Sports on.
    The fishing lakes were really well kept, the guy in the shop was really friendly and helpful.
    The toilet blocks were really clean and tidy and warm.
    Pleasant walk from the site through woods to Dawlish Warren and, for the more adventurous to Dawlish itself.

    Disliked: 

    No toilet brushes in the toilets.
    Have to pay quite a lot (in my opinion) for Wifi

From the manager...

Hi Alison,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're pleased you enjoyed so many aspects of your stay here with us and would not hesitate to recommend us and visit us again.

We offer thirty minute free trials around site for the WiFi, and it is always free of charge to use in the main complex.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Cofton soon!

Kind regards,
Hollie

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Excellent pitch and great facilities08/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison J.Confirmed

  • RV fully-serviced hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    RV pitch was excellent, pretty level and there was a bit of grass for the dog to play on or put up a washing line.
    The Leisure Centre was excellent and very reasonably priced.
    The shop, pub and restaurant were really useful too. The pub had Sky Sports on.
    The fishing lakes were really well kept, the guy in the shop was really friendly and helpful.
    The toilet blocks were really clean and tidy and warm.
    Pleasant walk from the site through woods to Dawlish Warren and, for the more adventurous to Dawlish itself.

    Disliked: 

    No toilet brushes in the toilets.

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Entertainers18/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomANN T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Entertainers

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you Ann for your lovely review!

So please to hear you enjoyed our on site entertainment! Our team work incredibly hard to put on a perfect family show!

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Lucy

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Mostly good but some bad.09/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWilliam d.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great shop, swimming pool. Very clean toilets and showers

    Disliked: 

    Lights on top of power pillar that shone in windows of caravan.

    Dangerously slippery grass pitch

From the manager...

Hi William,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are delighted to hear you would recommend us and visit again!

We're pleased in particular you enjoyed our shop, swimming pool and high standards of cleanliness.

We would love to be able to control the weather so it is sunny all the time here at Cofton, but unfortunately bad weather can sometimes affect the pitches. Our guest services team are always on hand to help any customers that require it when this occurs. We are glad this did not impact your stay too much!

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Kind regards,
Hollie

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Great staff very friendly, very clean site11/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdombarbara h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely place

    Disliked: 

    The work being done during our stay

From the manager...

Dear Barbara,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your recommendation.

We are delighted that you felt our site was a lovely place to stay and that our staff were friendly.

We are sorry for any disruption that you experienced during your stay from the developments we are making to the site. To ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our guests, we continually make improvements to our site, so we can ensure that all our guests continue to have the best experience when they visit Cofton. We always try to ensure that any work that is being carried out takes place in low seasons, when the site is generally more quieter.

If you felt your assigned pitch was too close to the work being carried out, we would have been more than happy to relocated you where possible.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Cofton soon.

Kind regards,
Shaun

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Enjoyed everything about site. Staff polite in all areas.10/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMalc N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything you need is on site

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Good afternoon,

Thank you for such lovely comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back to Cofton again soon!

Kind Regards,
Aimee

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Site was spotless and very clean but staff need to be more friendly10/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJean P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    On site pub was nice with good food

    Disliked: 

    Staff were miserable and unapproachable couldn’t even say good morning
    3 days into our stay the field behind us was turned into a building site which they must have planned to do so it would have been nicer if they had pitched us on a field further away

From the manager...

Good afternoon Jean,

We are saddened to hear about your recent stay with us.

At Cofton we pride ourselves on our customer service and are sorry that this did not live up to the usual high standards expected of our staff during your stay.

If you felt your assigned pitch was not satisfactory, we would have been more than happy to relocate you where possible if this had been reported to us at Reception.
We also, due to the building works had a member of our guest services team pop round to pitches close to the building site to see if everything was okay and to relocate to more suitable pitches if needed.

We hope you will consider returning to Cofton in the future.

Kind regards,
Aimee

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Excellent site, loved the orchard, very clean toilets and washrooms.03/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMike R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic pool, soft play and cafe area. Facilities top class

    Disliked: 

    Clear recycling bins for metal/ plastic would be good.

From the manager...

Hello Mike,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we are pleased you had such a lovely time with us!

We are very committed to sustainability, and recently became a zero-waste site.

This means that the contents of all our bins are taken offsite, sorted, and recycled or reused to the greatest extent possible. This is why you will see few dedicated recycling bins around our site: in effect, all our bins are now recycling bins!

We hope to welcome you back to Cofton again soon!

Kind regards,
Aimee

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Great place friendly and restful with fab facilities01/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsteve w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pool fishing lake and clean showers and loos.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello Steve,

Thank you for such lovely comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back to Cofton again soon!

Kind Regards,
Shannon

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Happy just a shame about the weather.30/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTONY E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Area , facilities and a short bus ride to Dawlish.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello Tony,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are so pleased that you has an enjoyable stay with us, despite the weather!

Thank you for saying that you would recommend us to your friends and we look forward to welcoming you back to Cofton again soon.

Kind regards

Charlotte
Cofton Holidays

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Starcross, Dawlish, Devon, England, EX6 8RP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6123°N 

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Starcross: Rail Station Coach Stop — 1.2 miles
Kenton (Devon): Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
Exmouth Bus Station — 2.1 miles
Train stations
Dawlish Warren Rail Station — 1.2 miles
Starcross Rail Station — 1.2 miles
Exmouth Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Ferry ports
Starcross Ferry Landing — 1.2 miles
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 1.7 miles
Turf Lock Inn Ferry Landing — 3.5 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 8.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Wandering just outside the site, the nearby clifftops have pretty walks; there are gentle bike rides around and about; plus beaches and waterways offering more sail-, paddle- and wave-powered action than you can shake a stick at.

Take a bus (the stop’s only 100 metres away) to explore a bit further afield: this corner of Devon's jampacked with things to see and do, including castles, botanic gardens, zoos, aquariums, animal farms, model villages and adventure parks.

It's a 10-minute drive from the site to spectacular Dawlish Warren, home to a sandy beach and a tiptop nature reserve.

Must see

  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (6.9 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (8.2 miles)
  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (10.7 miles)

National Trust

  • A la Ronde (3.2 miles)
  • Killerton: Clyston Mill (10.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Between 01 September - 31 October 2019 and 01 March - 30 September 2020, the latest arrival time on weekends is 8pm.

Cofton Holidays cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

- 29 to 59 days before arrival = 30% of holiday balance will be retained
- 15 to 28 days before arrival = 50% of holiday balance will be retained

Changing your booking: there will be no charge for minor changes. A change of dates, or any change that affects the price of your holiday, will be treated as a major change. Major changes made at least 28 days prior to the start date of your holiday will incur an administration charge of £20. Major changes made within 28 days of the start date of your holiday will be treated as a cancellation.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Cofton Holidays will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
All customers: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2.95 per adult and £1.95 per child per session.
Facilities/activities including coarse fishing, gym, some on site activities are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/04 and 28/10.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 7:30 a.m..
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The grocery shop is open between 02/01 and 31/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The sauna (and/or hammam) is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The wellness centre is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 27/05 and 16/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/01 and 20/07.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 21/07 and 01/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

The takeaway is open from 30/03 to 29/09, then weekends only in October except for half term week when its open all week. Ashburn Springs Leisure Complex and Amelia's Pantry bar and restaurant will be open all year except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Warren Retreat offers evening entertainment during February half-term and from Easter through October.

The site cannot guarantee adjoining pitches.

Gazebos on the same pitch are not permitted in peak season via Pitchup.com

A charge is made for returning lost property to cover postage. Lost property is only kept for a short period, after which it is given to charity.

Bookings of under-21s are not permitted.

Guests must obtain a permit from reception for fishing.

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