Cofton Country Holiday Park Dawlish, Devon, South West England, EX6 8RP (Location map)

4 stars out of 11 reviews

Open all year

Conveniently located only 20 minutes from the M5 at Exeter, however you like your camping experience, you're sure to find it at Cofton Country Holiday Park.

Open all year, this has been a family run holiday park for over three decades and welcomes touring caravans, motorhomes and tents. There are 450 touring pitches, of which 55 are hardstanding, and there are pitches designed specifically for RVs which have eletric hook-ups, waste and water points, and they are 10 metres wide and sufficiently long to cater for such vehicles. The standard grass pitches have electric hook-ups, while as well as an electric hook-up, some of the hardstanding pitches also have TV aerial and Wi-Fi access points. Hardstanding 'super pitches' can be booked, too. These are close to the campsite's fishing lakes and as well as having an electric hook-up, if you stay here you'll have waste and water connections, and TV aerial and Wi-Fi access points. In addition, accessible pitches are available and there are dedicated disabled tent pitches in the Camping Orchard.

Guests have the use of the site's toilet and shower blocks, plus there is a swimming pool, a cafe/restaurant, a shop and the site enjoys the benefit of having a decent amount of Wi-Fi coverage.

There's also plenty of self catering accommodation that you can hire during your camping and caravan holidays in Devon. Cofton has a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom caravan holiday homes, as well as stunning luxury apartments in a Georgian house set back from the main park but still close enough to let guests enjoy the facilities. And that's not all. If you're looking for holiday cottages in Devon, you'll find some here, too. Converted estate buildings, there are two- and three-bedroom holiday cottages for hire, all self catering, centrally heated and open all year round.

Cofton Country Holiday Park has a lot to offer and with that in mind, it might come as no surprise that it's a finalist in the 2015 edition Top 100 Sites Guide, compiled by Practical Motorhome and Practical Caravan magazines together with Caravan Sitefinder. This guide lists the best campsites in the UK as voted by holidaymakers and the expert teams that put the guide together, and this is ranked as one of the best campsites in Devon (no mean feat in a county beloved by caravanners). Guests commended the site for its excellent and immaculate facilities, the helpful staff and the reasonably priced food in the on site restaurant.

In addition, this campsite has held a David Bellamy Gold Award for conservation for 10 years. Cofton is ideal for fishing, with two specimen carp lakes and a further three pools, all of which were completely restocked in 2015. Guests can book a pitch as close as 32ft from the fishing lakes, or you can have glorious views of the valley from the Coombeland field, with 30 acres of parkland to explore.

If you've pitched at Cofton Country Holiday Park for your self-catering, motorhome, camping or caravan holidays in Devon, you're well placed for exploring this super part of the country. Exeter is just a 25-minute drive from the campsite and the wondrous wilds of the Dartmoor National Park are very nearby, too. You can also enjoy time on the English Riviera (Torquay is only about a 40-minute drive down the coast).

Location


Cofton Country Holiday Park (www)
Starcross
Devon, South West England
United Kingdom
EX6 8RP

Directions

Leave the M5 motorway at junction 30. Take the A379 signposted Dawlish and after about 30 minutes, having passed the small harbour village of Cockwood, the Park is 1/2 mile on the left.
A bus stop is located at the entrance to the park.
See also: MultiMap

Nearby attractions

Pennywell Farm, Paignton Zoo, The World of Country Life, Dinosaur World, Crealy Adventure Park, Woodlands Adventure Park, Living Coasts, Powderham Castle, Babbacombe Model Village, Kent’s Cavern, Becky Falls, Dartmoor’s Miniature Pony and Animal Farm and much much more


Things to do nearby

  • Beach [3 km]
  • Boat launch [1000m]
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Golf [3 km]
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing
  • Swimming (Indoor) [3 km]
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Tennis
  • Sports Ground [3 km]
  • Water Sports
  • Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Snooker/Pool
  • Sauna
  • Leisure Centre [3 km]

Five coarse fishing in grounds (free fishing between November and mid March)
Private woodlands for woodland walks
One mile from Dawlish Warren’s Blue Flag beach and nature reserve

Facilities

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Other facilities

- Indoor leisure complex with swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym (additional charges apply)
- Two heated outdoor swimming pools
- Amusement arcade with pool tables and bowlingo
- Amelia's Pantry Cafe, Warren Retreat Restaurant and Swan Pub
- Five coarse fishing lakes
- Live entertainment on some evenings
- Recycling
- Modern toilet blocks with plenty of privacy and hot water
- First rate free showers, wash hand basins and hairdryers
- Covered washing up areas
- Calor gas and camping gaz sales, battery charging, tent power packs and freezer packs for hire

Motorhome pitches450£18.50-£36.00
Touring pitches450£18.50-£36.00
Tent pitches450£18.50-£36.00
Seasonal pitches
Serviced pitches (touring)6£24.00-£45.00
Rentals
Chalets17£415.00-£1,570.00
Holiday homes71£335.00-£1,395.00
Residential homes
Owned / buy
Holiday homes10
Residential homes
Chalets

Special offer

Book in advance for 5 or more nights and Save 25%. Available during winter, low, mid and high season. Booking must be booked and paid in full at least 24 hours prior to arrival.

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Overall rating

4.5 stars

Based on 11 review(s)

Hampshire

5.0 stars

2nd Stay at cofton, and just as impressed as the first. The site is testament to the owners and the amazing staff, is bigger then it looks from any angle and has a leisure centre unlike no other - its simply amazing. If you want quiet, then you have it with the lake pitches (great fishing according to the fishers I spoke to), and if you want family entertainment its there every evening. Kids will not go wanting for anything. Great stocked shop, great service at the bar, and a chip shop open at peak for those times when a Cadac BBQ just doesnt hit the spot. Shower and Toilet blocks probably need updating but the planning applications are in for that. Great site for families, with loads of options (caravans, Tents, Motorhomes, Statics (all very very new), Cottages, and houses. (and cant forget the BRILLIANT staff - who make the place so welcoming, always with a smile and can do attitude)

Property manager response (13 May 2015)

Thank you for your lovely comments and we will be sure to pass these on to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you down on a third visit one day.

wales

3.0 stars

Just returned today from this park. the accommodation is excellant and the site is clean. Sadly there was no water in the pool and in the games room the pool table was out of order. We were not able to use the family room that is advertised as it had "just been cleaned". We were not able to have hot chocalate in the restaurant at 9pm as the machine had just been cleaned. the bar shuts at 11pm prompt. If you are looking for a very quiet site where the staff keep their distance this site is grea. If you have teenagers and are looking for a fun holiday then this is not the place to go>

Property manager response (13 May 2015)

Thank you for your review. You stayed with us prior to the completion of our new complex in the Summer of 2012. We now have an indoor pool available all year round, however the outdoor pool is only available from end of May till mid September. We have taken your other comments on board and will certainly learn from them as these can be easily rectified.

Wiltshire

5.0 stars

Stayed at Cofton for four nights in our family tent. Apart from the weather (rain!) we had a great time. The site is well laid out, great for kids as it has 3 play areas and the large outdoor pool. The shower blocks and toilets for kept clean and there were plenty of sinks for washing up for the tourers. The pitches are well spaced out so ample room for whatever size tent you have

Property manager response (13 May 2015)

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we are pleased to hear you had a good time with us.

Oldham, Lancashire

5.0 stars

“Lovely Views, Hilly, Excellent Location, Very Clean, Definately a 4 Star Campsite, but should be a 5. :)” Hi to all who read this. We camped at Cofton from the 7th to the 21st of August. When we originally booked we asked if we could all be together as I was going with my family & we would have 3 tents in total, they said they couldn't guarantee that as it was allocation on arrival, but if we were all booking at the same time then there be more chance that we could all be together, thankfully we were together which was nice. We were camped near the toilet/shower/launderette block which I must say were absolutely clean, although sometimes the toilets would leak water, but that was cleaned up by staff pretty much straight away. I personally ALWAYS ALWAYS shower with my crocs on NO MATTER where I am, but if your not that bothered then showering with nothing on your feet would be fine as the showers had mats on the floor & were cleaned every single day usually in the afternoon as it was just too busy in the morning for the cleaners to do their job. The Launderette was excellent & you don't even need to take washing powder as it's already installed in the machine. It costs £4 a wash which takes 45 mins & 20p per dryer which last about 10 mins. There are also irons in the launderette although I don't know how much they were I didn't use them. The site is absolutely massive & extremely well kept. The pool area is spotlessly clean & is cleaned every morning before they open it at 10am. Our kids grew fins & webbed feet at they were in that much !!!! If you have problems with walking then this site might not suit you unless you are placed on a bottom field, then you'll be ok. The food at the on-site restaurant is very good indeed we ate there quite often & the prices are very reasonable too. The on-site shop has got everything you need & more, from daily newspapers to freshly baked crossiants, fresh milk to tent pegs & this too is very reasonably priced as camp shops go. Some of the bar staff are miserable. The family room above the bar is very small & very hot !!! There is also an on-site chippy which although is a little bit on the dear side it is very good food. Also near the chippy there is an arcade & another launderette with more washers & dryers than the one which we were near. The play area's for the kids are very good, but are NOT lit up at night. You are only 10 mins away from Dawlish Warren which is nice, 15 mins to Dawlish Town Ctr. Cofton is located in a really good spot. If there was anything negative to say about our stay, it would be the following :- Although they have security on site they are only there until about 11pm & if you have problems with noisy people like we did on 2 occasions we should have been able to ring them or go & see them to ask them to sort it out, but as they weren't there we had to sort it out ourselves, Cofton should allow for big parties who want to camp together as that is what camping's all about "all being together", Cofton should allow you to use a gazebo in Peak times as you have paid for that pitch. Overall we had a great time & I would rate it at 7/10. Hope you find my information useful I have tried to pack as much as possible in my review as I could possibly remember, but please feel free to ask me any questions by email if you need to know anything else that I haven't mentioned. Hope you have a lovely time either camping, touring, cottage or staying in a static. ENJOY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stayed August 2010, travelled with family

Property manager response (06 Sep 2011)

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunatley our pitches are not numbered and to be flexible with people booking on etc we allocate pitches on arrival. Although we can't guarantee pitches together we do what we can to meet customers needs. Toilets and showers are generally cleaned twice a day - once very early in the morning usually before most campers are up and again later in the day after the morning rush. Our current bar area is being extended for later in 2012 and we hope to have a bigger family lounge area with more on offer. We have security on site until at least 2am during our peak season - they are contactable from the bar whilst it is open plus their mobile number is displayed on the Reception door.

Wales

5.0 stars

A warm welcome with lots of information and a choice of pitches. First holiday in motorhome and site exceeded expectations. Shower blocks clean with shelving to stow dry stuff in your locked cubicle and drip mats. There is even music in the shower and loos which made everything less clinical as shared facilities. Washing up facilities, spotless. Well stocked shop, very friendly and helpful staff. Two lovely play areas (we travelled with 5 year old) Great fish & chip shop with lovely freshly cooked food. Lovely views and everyone staying there seemed to respect the site standard and 'behave'. Regular bus service nearby with access to Dawlish and Teignmouth. Could not commend this site enough at the time, but since had horrible experience at another site, so felt compelled to praise the site, staff and facilities :)

Property manager response (17 Aug 2011)

Thank you for your positive comments and we will be sure to pass your praise onto all our staff.

lancashire

5.0 stars

Arrived at Cofton and were greeted by very friendly staff, we were offered a choice of pitches. Our chosen pitch was level and of a good size. The shower and toilet facilities were always very clean and of a high standard with nice free hot showers. Also on site there is a large open air swimming pool, a bar and restaurant with entertainment, a fish and chip shop which we sampled one evening. Around the site are some nice woodland walks, its a two mile walk through the woods to Dawlish Warren. You can also walk to Cockwood harbour and enjoy a pint in The Anchor or The Ship. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay at Cofton and would recommend this site, especially so for families.

Property manager response (13 May 2015)

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, it's full of great tips for new visitors to us. We look forward to welcoming you back again one day.

South Yorkshire

5.0 stars

I found Cofton Country Holidays to be very clean with excellent walks, easy access to the beach, Dawlish and Dawlish Warren and also Torbay. It also has a excellent swimming pool, shop and great entertainment. The toilets showers are clean and plentiful. I have been going there for several years with my children when they were younger and also my grandchildren.

Property manager response (13 May 2015)

Lovely to hear you and your family have enjoyed coming to us over the years. We look forward to you visiting us again soon.

hampshire

3.0 stars

The park is very busy and the staff are friendly and helpful there is fishing so make sure you have a fishing licence there is a swimming pool which caters for small children to adults there are plenty of ablutions and areasonable shop to buy food and toys and accessories also make sure you take your wellies in case it rains if you go in August there is a fire work display which is well worth watching. Cofton Country Holidays, Dawlish, Devon

Property manager response (13 May 2015)

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cofton again one day.

Wiltshire

5.0 stars

We stayed here last week - end of May - during the horrendous Devon weather but the park was clean and very well looked after. Very pleasant staff with excellent facilities - well stocked and reasonably priced shop etc. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! We shall definitely holiday here again.

Property manager response (13 May 2015)

Thank you for your recommendation, we look forward to you visiting us again soon.

Hampshire

5.0 stars

We stayed on the park over the Easter holidays. It was our first experience of camping with a family and we had a fantastic time. There is plenty of open space for the children to run around safely. My son enjoyed visitng the donkeys and pony everyday. We ate in the bar a couple of evenings as they had an early happy hour and the food was great. We look forward to returning in the summer so we can make use of the Swimming Pool.

Property manager response (13 May 2015)

Lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and are planning a return visit soon.

Devon

1.0 stars

I Stayed at Cofton last year (2005) and i won't ever go back again, the staff are rude and they don't invest any money in the customers. The entertainment was extremely boring and everything is extremely expensive. I recommend not staying here!!!

Property manager response (28 Apr 2008)

We disagree with this and take pride in our customer service skills. If at any time a customer is unhappy with the service they receive then it will be dealt with if its bought to our attention at the time. We do not run an entertainments package as that is not what we are about but do have light entertainment in our Swan Pub on some evenings during busy periods.

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