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Cofton Holidays

9.2

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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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9.2

Overall rating based on 169 reviews

 

95% would recommend this park to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  46% described as Peaceful ?

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Had an enjoyable stay. All the measures regarding covid were …09/21/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAllen M.Confirmed

  • RV FHU asphalt RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Had an enjoyable stay. All the measures regarding covid were adhered to. The shower blocks were spotless. Couldnt fault a thing. Highly recommend it.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review!

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you felt safe during these unprecedented times. We are also glad to hear that the toilet and shower cleanliness were of a high standard during your stay.

We hope to welcome you back to Cofton again in the future!

Kind regards,
Kasia

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Very clean site great facilities friendly staff09/20/2020

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

  • Powered grass site
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From the manager...

Helllo,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic review!

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind words about our staff and our site! We take pride in the service we deliver, and it’s wonderful to hear when we’re doing well.

We hope to welcome you back to Cofton again in the future!

Kind regards,
Kasia

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Beautifully kept site. Though avoid Rv1 super pitch09/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • RV FHU asphalt RV site
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  • Liked: 

    Spotless

    Disliked: 

    RV1 super pitch should not be used!!
    Cut through for toilets and barrier next to it causes extra noise with people cutting over the wall along side the barrier! even on some occasions tripping over my tv ariel lead and water feed resulting in pulling the connection out!

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review!

We are glad to hear that you thought the site cleanliness was up to a high standard.

We apologise for the inconveniences you had during your stay on the pitch, 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 do hope this did not impact your stay with us too negatively.

We hope to welcome you back to Cofton again in the future!

Kind regards,
Kasia

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Everything08/30/2020

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

  • Powered grass site
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review!

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to Cofton again in the future.

Kind regards,
Kasia

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Great site, clean and well organised. Take storm pegs for your tent!08/30/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Cofton Holiday park was very organised from arrival to departure and everything inbetween. All facilities were modern and clean. There were handwashing points and hand gels throughout the site. Staff were friendly and helpful. The pools were great. The pub and restaurant were lovely and well organised. The shop was small but very well stocked though a little expensive. The kids arcade is tiny but ok for an hour or so. The pitches are a good size, fairly level and well maintained. Play areas for the kids are small but they enjoyed using them. Beautiful views all around the site.

    Disliked: 

    The barrier system for vehicles makes walking around the site challenging. The pitches were well maintained but the ground was very hard/rocky? and made pitching the tent difficult. We took extra tent pegs and still had to buy more as they bent when trying to peg the tents down. More play facilities would be good for the little ones.

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic review!

Thank you for your kind words about our staff! We take pride in the service we deliver, and it’s wonderful to hear when we’re doing well. We are glad that you felt the site cleanliness was up to a high standard, and that you and your family enjoyed the use of our facilities.

The barrier is a new system implemented to the site, and therefore, will undoubtedly have some creases that need ironing out. We will pass on your comments about the pitches to the relevant department to see if we can improve this for future use. We do hope that this did not impact your stay with us too much.

We hope to welcome you back to Cofton again in the future!

Kind regards,
Kasia

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Clean facilities with friendly staff. Well organised.08/29/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPauline B.Confirmed

  • Powered grass site
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  • Liked: 

    The tackle shop. Fishing lakes. Swimming pools. Restaurant.

    Disliked: 

    Booking things on line. For me this site was too big. I prefer a field with tents round the edge and kids playing in the middle! My 7 year old grandson loved it though. It was helped by the fact that the neighbouring pitch was empty so my grandson and other children could play ball games on it.

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant review!

We are pleased to hear that you made good use of our facilities during your stay, and that your children enjoyed using the empty pitch next to you. The online system has had to be updated to follow the guidance for COVID. I apologise if you did have difficulties with this, and I hope it did not impact your stay with us too much.

We hope you will considering returning to Cofton again in the future.

Kind regards,
Kasia

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Big roomy well equipped pitches. Ease of access for bigger …08/28/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid H.Confirmed

  • RV FHU asphalt RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Big roomy well equipped pitches.
    Ease of access for bigger rigs.
    Helpful staff.
    Good signage.
    Clean and modern toilet facilities.
    Peaceful. Site activities finished at a sensible hour to not interrupt sleep.

    Disliked: 

    Rather expensive - comparable with sites on the Med or Adriatic, although this is probably Covid demand related.
    The food from the chip shop was disappointing.

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review!

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words about our staff! We take pride in the service we deliver, and it’s wonderful to hear when we’re doing well.

Although we offer the services of the chip shop on our site, this is a separate business that is ran by an outside company. We will ensure your comments are passed on to the appropriate manager.

We do hope you will consider coming back to Cofton again in the future.

Kind regards,
Kasia

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great holiday and will be returning08/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlee p.Confirmed

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    very clean site with friendly staff.
    like how you were shown to your pitch by a member of staff.
    toilets and showers very clean and reviewed throughout the day.
    outside pool was great for the family
    control measures for COVID 19 were excellent

    Disliked: 

    due to COVID 19 unable to book the restaurants and indoor pool but this couldn't be really helped so not really a dislike

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review!

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the outdoor pool was well used. We are also pleased to hear that you felt safe and comfortable onsite with us during these unprecedented times.

The booking system for the restaurants is new and is something we have had to implement due to COVID, therefore, there will undoubtedly be teething problems. I am sorry to hear this meant you did miss out on using some of our facilities, however I hope that this did not impact your stay too much.

We hope to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,
Kasia

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Pitch, pool, shop,surroundings (beautiful woodland walks) and eatery. Fishing lakes …08/24/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitch, pool, shop,surroundings (beautiful woodland walks) and eatery. Fishing lakes were amazing and fab fish and chips from the take away. Toilets immaculate and everything well presented. 5*

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review!

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and in particular that everything was well presented. Your kinds words have been passes onto the relevant team, and we will keep these high standards in place.

We hope to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,
Kasia

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Great site friendly helpful staff great size pitches Lovely parks08/23/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSusan F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Powered grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great size pitch friendly staff great facilities

    Disliked: 

    Only niggle was attention to cleanliness in shower cubicles could do with more cleaning on tiles and grout otherwise was clean every where else having to pay for WiFi

From the manager...

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review!

Thank you for your kind words about our staff! We take pride in the service we deliver, and it’s wonderful to hear when we’re doing well.

We are sorry you felt the cleanliness was not up to the usual high standards expected of us during your stay, and we will pass your comments onto our Housekeeping Manager to ensure that this does not happen again in the future.

We hope to welcome you back soon!

Kind regards,
Kasia

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitizing stations

No cash accepted on site

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Starcross, Dawlish, Devon, England, EX6 8RP
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6123°N 3.4614°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Starcross: Rail Station Coach Stop — 1.9 kilometers
Kenton (Devon): Coach Stop — 3.3 kilometers
Exmouth Bus Station — 3.4 kilometers
Train stations
Dawlish Warren Rail Station — 2.0 kilometers
Starcross Rail Station — 2.0 kilometers
Exmouth Rail Station — 3.4 kilometers
Ferry ports
Starcross Ferry Landing — 2.0 kilometers
Exmouth Ferry Landing — 2.7 kilometers
Turf Lock Inn Ferry Landing — 5.7 kilometers
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 13.6 kilometers

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 (11.0 kilometers)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (13.2 kilometers)
  • Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (17.3 kilometers)

National Trust

  • A la Ronde (5.2 kilometers)
  • Killerton: Clyston Mill (16.9 kilometers)

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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  noon –  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 cancelation 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.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 12/31/2020.

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

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

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted at the park

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MasterCard
Maestro

Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

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  • Can bookings for Cofton Holidays be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 12/31/2020. Read more
  • Does Cofton Holidays have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
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  • What attractions are near Cofton Holidays? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Cofton Holidays?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  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.

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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.

Extras
All customers: access to the swimming pool is not included in the rate and is charged £2.95 ($5.00) per adult and £1.95 ($3.30) per child per session.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 21 consecutive nights.

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

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

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 12/31/2020.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/04 and 28/10.

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

General
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.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 7:30 a.m..

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.

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

Coronavirus
The fitness centre is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.
The games room is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
The grocery shop is open between 02/01 and 31/12.

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

Coronavirus
The kids' club is not in operation due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

General
The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The sauna (and/or hammam) is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Arrivals and departures
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.

General
The spa is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Coronavirus
The swimming pool is closed due to restrictions imposed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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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