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02/10/2018

Cofton Holidays Devon - Family Travel Review


Cofton Holiday


During the last weekend of summer we jumped into the car and headed down to Devon, a place we have passed through many times but haven't stopped to explore properly until now so we were really excited to discover what makes Devon such a popular family holiday destination. As we managed to see and do so much during our 4 days stay I have decided to spilt this across two posts with this one focusing on Cofton Holidays, a holiday park offering an array of accommodation from camping to cottages and stylish apartments right in the heart of South Devon

After we got stuck in some pretty bad traffic around Bristol we were so happy to get off the motorway and drive through the pretty windy roads of Devon towards Cofton which is near the quaint seaside village of Dawlish. Checking in was a breeze and the staff were really helpful, handing over a welcome pack with all the information we needed and our park passes for the weekend. We were staying just off the main site at their newer apartments in the gorgeous Eastdon house set in stunning grounds overlooking the Exe Estuary. I love that it was slightly away from busier site as we manage to have the best of both worlds with access to all the fantastic facilities but all the peace and quite of this stunning coastal location.


Cofton Holidays

Cofton Holiday


We were staying in the beautiful BlueWaters apartment on the first floor with amazing sea views and large light filled Georgian windows. It's three bedrooms and will comfortable fit a large family or small group and was more than enough space for the four of us and the space works for both short and longer stays as there is also a Laundry only a few feet away from the apartments. The interior was stylish and chic but still family friendly with some board games, TV and well equipped kitchen, making it a great self-catering option. There was also a lovely welcome hamper with some local produce and those small touches really go a long way to making one feel at home.




Besides the abundance of fields to run around just outside the apartment as well as a pretty forest walk the kids were of course keen to head back to the main site and take advantage of both the indoor and outdoor pools, play-parks, including a nature based forest one and the indoor soft play as well as a small bowling alley. While we took advantage of the apartment being self-catering we also want to try out some of the catering options at Cofton which includes an traditional style pub The Swan Inn, Warrens Retreat, a fish and chip take away and the family friendly Amelias Pantry where we enjoyed a family meal while the kids made friends in the soft play which is in the same room meaning your kids can play and you can see keep sight of them. I was really impressed with the quality of food, modern menu and the excellent vegetarian and healthy options.


Outdoor pool

Cofton Holiday


As I mentioned Cofton has that rare beautiful thing that is an outdoor heated pool, it's pretty uncommon in the UK to be able to enjoy swimming outdoors in such pretty surroundings unless it's at the seaside or at a local Lido, so as you can imagine we spent the best portion of one day sitting by the pool despite being September, the sun was out and everyone enjoyed themselves. The indoor pool is also fantastic with fun water jets for kids to run through, both were a real hit with my boys and it's things like this that make memories.




You could easily come for a weekend and spend the majority of the time at Cofton as there is just so much to do and not only for the kids, as it's such a big area with lots of walking opportunities as well as coarse fishing for adults in their well stocked lake. Saying that there is simply so much to see and do in the area and we feel we didn't even touch the surface but I am excited to share with you more on family friendly places to visit in South Devon in my next post. Overall we were really impressed with Cofton, it ticked all the boxes for us and is somewhere we would certainly recommend and a place we plan to visit again in the future, as it captures all those simple pleasures of a staycation in the UK, a thumbs up from all of us.


Family travel review


* We were kindly invited to be guests of Cofton Holidays. This is an honest review and would personally recommend Cofton for a family break 

22 comments:

  1. This looks so nice, I've been to Dawlish before but we stayed in Exeter and got the train in.

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    1. The train into Dawlish is a really lovely route, such a pretty coastal trip
      Laura x

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  2. Even a swimming pool, amazing. It looks so beautiful and it's great that you feel you didn't even touch the surface as it leaves you wanting to go back for more!

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    1. The swimming pool was fantastic, the kids didnt want to leave

      Laura x

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  3. Very interesting topic, thanks for posting.

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  4. Wow, this apartment is so nice, I could happily live there.

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  6. What a fabulous place. We find apartments so much easier as a family of five. I can't cope with hotel rooms as they are so stressful. It looks like a great place to relax!

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    1. They really are easier, we love self catering and yes less stressful

      Laura x

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  7. I love Devon and would love to visit one day, the apartment looks absolutely amazing

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    1. Is such a beautiful part of the UK and this place was a wonderful base to explore from

      Laura x

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  8. Oh a outdoor heated pool sounds ideal and the apartment looks ideal for a family holiday x

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    1. It really was ideal, we loved being able to swim outdoors and the apartment was perfect for our family but also for a group

      Laura x

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  9. Looks like you had a great time. Devon is a nice place to go on holiday

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    1. It really is and yes we had a blast

      Laura x

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  10. Looks like a nice place to stay, I think it's easier to get an apartment with a larger family. Devon is beautiful place to explore!

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    1. It really is because you can go at your own pace and eat when you want and keep to your own routine

      Laura x

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  12. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful place. I'd literally live there if I could. Even the kitchen is gorgeous, but I love the idea of a heated outdoor pool! That is definitely a rarity!

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    1. Me too! We didn't want to leave as it was so nice

      Laura x

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