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Cofton Holidays

9.3

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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

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9.3

Overall rating based on 368 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  55% described Cofton Holidays as Peaceful ?

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Worth the 8 hour drive from Glasgow, we will be back 18/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan E. Confirmed

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

    Great location for exploring Devon & only 1.5-2hrs drive from our first week in Looe, Cornwall. Park is well maintained, great play parks & outdoor pool area. Toilet/shower/wash up area great too. Beautiful views from the top of hill if you can make it. Weather was fab so we didn't use any of the indoor facilities but the entertainment programme was full of fun for kids & adults. Shop was well stocked & staff very friendly throughout the park. It's a big park and they have made great use of every bit of land. Loved the donkeys, pony & rabbits.

    Disliked: 

    We found the grass pitch very hard & struggled with the pegs. Lots were binned afterwards as they were very badly bent out of shape.

From the manager...

Hello and thank you for your review.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future! We take pride in the service we deliver and its wonderful to hear that you loved our site and staff - it's great to hear we're doing well!

We are sorry that you found the pitch hard. If you struggle with your pegs in the future please let a member of our Guest Services know and they will be happy to come and help you hammer them in.

Kind regards

Charlotte
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Staff extremely polite and helpful 16/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 8-metre electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views

    Disliked: 

    Bit crowded at times

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for your review.

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time with us.

Sorry to hear you found it a bit crowded but this time of year is always busy for us.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,
Sam
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Great site, lots to do in the site, great walks. 15/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sally M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Area, friendly staff, toilets, showers, entertainment,

    Disliked: 

    Pitch not level had to use blocks Which is not Ideal.

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for your review.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.

If the next time you stay with Cofton Holidays the pitch is not level and causing problems please let us know. A member of our guest services team will find a way to make it more accommodating or seek another pitch for you.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind reagrds,
Sam
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Perfect place for camping or touring with great amenities on site 14/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jennifer C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Pitches were spacious and close to toilet and shower blocks. Great outdoor pool with life guards. Nice pub and restaurant on site as well as some great evening entertainment. Staff on hand and very helpful.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for your review.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We will look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Kind regards,
Sam
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Stunning site with immaculate grounds and facilities, friendly staff 08/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    From the minute we arrived we were impressed with this site. The staff were all lovely and the site and facilities were immaculate.
    We would definitely recommend it and will definitely return.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hello Karen
Thank you for writing us such a lovely review!

We are so pleased that you were really impressed with your holiday with us and found all the staff to be lovely and the site to be really well kept.

We look forward to welcoming you back again!
Kind Regards
Hazel,
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Absolutely brilliant very clean roomy pitches 08/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lorrane S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thank you so much for leaving us with a review
We are delighted to know that you liked everything about our site and that you could not find anything to fault.

We hope to see you again soon!
Kind Regards
Hazel,
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The lovely atmosphere, amazing facilities, and super helpful staff! 08/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lucy H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The lovely atmosphere, amazing facilities, and super helpful staff!

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for your review.

We are delighted you had a wonderful stay with us, and enjoyed the atmosphere, facilities and helpfulness o of the staff!

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards,
Hollie

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Lovely clean site with everything you could possibly want 5 star 09/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Anonymous Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for your review.

We are very pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards,
Ewelina
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First time at Cofton and will definitely be back lovely site 09/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jon W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Camping orchard Swimming pool Location and friendliness and helpful staff

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for your lovely review,

We are very happy to hear you found our staff friendly and helpful.

We hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards
Ewelina,
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We had a great time at Cofton, the whole site ... 05/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom James F. Confirmed

  • 8-metre electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We had a great time at Cofton, the whole site was clean and the facilities were 2nd to non. The staff were polite helpful and friendly, we will book again ! The only complaint we have is we only booked 1 week ! would loved to have stayed longer.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello

Thank you for your review.

We are so pleased to hear that you and your family had a lovely stay with us and that you found all of our staff to provide a high standard of service and that you couldn't find anything to fault. We are delighted to hear that you wanted to stay longer.

We hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards

Shaun

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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 BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.6123°N 3.4614°W

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.

Arrivals:
01/09 - 01/03: 11am - 5pm
01/04 – 23/07: 11am - 6pm
24/07 - 31/08: 11am - 8pm
Departures by 11am

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.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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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