Swimming, singing and smiling: summer events at Cofton Holidays

Happiness comes in different shapes and sizes. Yours might be Bingo-shaped or music-shaped. Swimming-pool sized or guinea-pig sized. Whatever your happiness looks like, you’ll find summer events at Cofton that fit your holiday style perfectly!

Here’s a preview of some of the super summer activities we’ve got lined up for you.

Kids Club

Give yourself a breather and let the kids run wild with us. Every day, three times a day during the school holidays, our enthusiastic team will entertain your little ones with games and activities.

Have a go at circus skills, have fun with face paints and stretch those little legs on a nature walk.

Kids should look out, too, for Digby the dinosaur. He’s always hungry – for cuddles, that is! This mischievous Coftosaraus roams the park, challenging children to dance-offs. Digby puts a smile on everyone’s faces.

Speaking of cuddly animals, Pennywell Farm is visiting Cofton on the 6th and 13th August. Make sure you come and say hello to the friendly guinea pigs, rabbits and miniature pigs.

On Park Entertainment - Kids Club - Digby - Kids Entertainment on Holiday


The ultimate nineties and noughties throwback weekend

Singalong to your favourite hits from the 90s and ‘00s on the 6th, 7th and 8th of July. You’re spoilt for choice with live performances all weekend.

Fall in love all over again at boyband night on Friday. Sing your heart out on Saturday at Bon Jovi night. Have a soulful Sunday with an Amy Winehouse evening.

The whole weekend is free for Cofton Park guests.

Amy Winehouse tribute Cofton - holiday park entertainment - Cofton Holidays

Groove and giggle with music and comedy

There’s live entertainment for all your family every night at Cofton. From the early evening games and activities for the kids, to Bingo hour for the bigger kids!

Enjoy a special cabaret act from 9.30-10.30pm, then put on your dancing shoes for a disco and karaoke.

See all events and plan your visit

Adam Okin Soul and Motown - Summer Events at Cofton

Health and fitness

If your happiness is swimming-pool size, you’re in luck at Cofton. Soak up the Devon sunshine at our outdoor pool (open until September) or take a dip in our heated indoor pool.

You can then let off some steam in our sauna and steam room.

Visit our onsite gym, Ashburn Springs, to work out or join a fitness class this summer.

Campsites in Devon with Swimming Pool

The gym has enough equipment to provide a complete body workout, with a free weights zone and machines for cardiovascular training. Our resistance machines are perfect for safely toning and sculpting.

You can meet our motivational instructors in our fitness classes or they can provide personal training.

If cycling makes you smile, visit our specialist indoor cycling studio. With state of the art sound and lighting, it offers a unique cycling experience.

There are 11 indoor cycling classes to choose from each week. Our inspirational instructors can’t wait to help you smash your targets!

See the full list of events happening at Cofton and the nearby area this summer. A full season of happiness awaits – we can’t wait to enjoy it with you!


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How to choose the best campsites in Devon for you…

It’s no wonder that so many visitors flock to campsites in Devon each year. Whether it’s the mouth-watering cream teas, the stunning Dartmoor scenery or the soft sandy beaches of Dawlish Warren, Devon truly is a glorious corner of heaven for a family camping holiday. But choosing the best campsites can be tough, so let us help you create your perfect Devon camping holiday.

Campsites In Devon – Which Pitch Suits You?

There are lots of different types of campsites ranging from small to large, from those with limited facilities to those like Cofton with extensive on-park activities and a family-friendly atmosphere. We have 6 types of pitches available at Cofton so you can choose what’s right for you. Our grass pitches are individually marked out and come with electricity hook-ups (except in the overflow field). The difference between this and our hard standing pitches is the surface, as grass pitches are meant for camping and hard standings for caravans/motorhomes. We also offer our super pitches which are similar to our hard standing pitches located towards the top of the park for easier access to fishing lakes.

Super RV Pitches Campsites in Devon

Most campsites in Devon offer one of these options but at Cofton we offer all of this and more, with RV pitches and rallies available too. But the pitch alone isn’t everything… What more do you need in order to choose the best campsite for you? It depends on what kind of camper you are. If you want to really reconnect with nature, get away from the hustle and bustle and get your own barbecue on the go then we recommend arriving early on your arrival day and securing a prime spot in one of our grass pitches. There’s really nothing better than cooking your own breakfast whilst watching the sun come up over the Devon hills. When picking a good spot there’s plenty of things to take into consideration. Being close to water, getting some shade, privacy, level ground as well as shower facilities. As one of the largest campsites in Devon, we like to think we have pitches for everyone…

Location, Location, Location…

However, you might want to be a bit closer to the centre of all the action! We have pitches that are very close to our leisure complex, offering you the best of both worlds. Escape to nature when you want to get away from it all but still make the most of our indoor & outdoor pools, delicious treats from Amelia’s Pantry and fabulous evening entertainment in the Warren Retreat – all just a short walk away.  

Campsites in Devon with Swimming Pool

To The Beach Or The Moors?

Devon has such stunning scenery on offer, it would be a shame not to enjoy as much of it as you can. Are you coming down for a trip to the seaside or for a walk on the moors? We’re perfectly located between the two – right in the heart of Devon. It’s just a short walk through the woods down to Dawlish Warren beach or less than 30 minutes in the car to Dartmoor. If you stay for long enough, you could even do both…

Sandy beach holiday - campsites in Devon

All campsites offer basic pitches, but at Cofton we like to think we go above and beyond. Amazing facilities on site, fresh, locally sourced food and drink. Not to mention the breath-taking views, oh, and entertainment, too. Our team will blow you away with specially themed nights and entertainment every night of the week during the season. We also host a wide range of acts for kids and adults alike to ensure everyone is catered for. Enjoy a Cofton welcome and feel like part of the family!

So, how do you find the best campsites in Devon? Well, look at all of the things we’ve just talked about and choose one that suits your trip. Although, we’re not sure why you’d want to go anywhere else…

Book a camping break at Cofton today!

Top Devon events right on your doorstep this June

Ah, there’s nothing better than feeling the glorious Devon sunshine beaming down on you at one of the many top Devon events this June. Of course, the beach is just perfect for relaxation this time of year, and there’s nothing quite like the salty sea breeze, but there’s so much more to do in Devon this June. Cofton’s the perfect base to get involved! 

Get involved in the top Devon events this June

Perhaps one of the best-attended events in Devon in June is the Torbay Air Show on 2nd & 3rd June. Set your picnic up anywhere along the seafront and get ready for an aerial extravaganza and a celebration of British innovation. For the first time ever, the Torbay Airshow will play host to the Vampire Pair, which feature some of the earliest examples of British designed aircraft. The Vampire Pair has terrific pedigree within the Royal Air Force and other air forces. And of course, who would want to miss the famous Red Arrows. Back again this year with their stunning air display with the iconic red, white and blue trails across the sky. Two days of spectacular air performances, don’t miss it!

torbay air show, top devon events this june

If the foodie in you is looking for a special treat, the Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival is not to be missed. From 1st – 3rd June, Kingsbridge plays host to some of the Westcountry’s most high profile and boutique producers of food and drink. Exhibitors from Salcombe Brewery, Heron Valley Ciders and Sharpham Wine & Cheese to name just a few will all be showcasing their sumptuous produce. There’s music throughout the days and some evenings, so check out the full programme for more information.

Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival, June 2018, Stay at Cofton Holidays

In Devon, we do things a bit differently, which is why we have Lemonfest, the UK’s best truly independent boutique festival. Taking place on Newton Abbot Racecourse, it’s a two day festival with weekend tickets as cheap as £46.20. However, if you fancy just popping along for the day, day tickets are available from £25 and you can even catch the last train back to Cofton with trains running late into the night. 

lemonfest, things to do in devon

A local secret in June is Occombe Festival. Haven’t heard of it? Good, it’s meant to be a well-kept secret! Showcasing over 40 different ales and ciders, it’s Torbay’s only festival on a working farm. The best thing about the festival is it’s organised by the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, meaning all the profits will go towards maintaining and protecting some of the wonderful Torbay coastline. The festival takes place on Occombe Farm on the 15th and 16th June. Get your drinking boots on!

Occombe farm, beer festival, Torbay

Perhaps you’re more outdoorsy and you fancy getting up and out early and exploring by foot… or bike… or kayak? Any of the above is possible in Devon. Either take a leisurely stroll along the Exe Estuary where you’ll see the lovely views of Powderham Castle, or have a look at our favourite Cofton cycling routes here. However, if you want to get the best views you might want to do it from the River Exe. Exe Adventures will pick you up from Cofton to take you on the popular Social Paddle, when you can choose to kayak, canoe or even Stand-up Paddle your way down the River Exe! This is perfect for those who want to test themselves and do something a bit differently, and it’s perfect for beginners! Of course, there’s a pint at the end of it if you choose so it’s not all work and no play… 

saddles and paddles, things to do in devon, Cofton Holidays

Fancy staying on site? That’s no problem, either. Right at the end of June we proudly present Cofton’s American Car Show weekend which is one of our favourite times of the year. In it’s 5th year, the American Car Show features over 100 classic American and Canadian cars with a mix of muscle, hot rods and other classics. There will be plenty on during the day, such as the Cofton Cruise going through Dawlish – a peak opportunity to see the best cars riding together as well as a BBQ to keep you fueled up. This event is free for guests, too!

Cofton Holidays american car show

Whether you’re planning your schedule of top Devon events this June or you’re coming to Cofton purely for relaxation and exploration, we’ve got a range of accommodation throughout summer – but be quick as we’re filling up quickly. Check out our special offers here or book now to see the accommodation and pitches we’ve got available

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Glorious Devon Food on our New 2 for £20 Menu

Food, glorious food… It can make or break a holiday, can’t it? We think Devon food is simply the best. You can’t beat a hearty comfort food dish after a busy day hiking the coast path or clambering over tors on Dartmoor. But we’ve also heard our fair share of campsite horrors. How about burnt sausages on the disposable BBQ or the cold beans because the camping gas had run out? Well, I’m here to tell you there’s so much better out there!

The Cofton Crew have put their culinary expertise to the test and come up with a brand new menu of glorious dishes created from local ingredients (wherever possible) to tantalise your taste buds. For a limited time, we’ve got our fabulous five available at two for £20. Choose to dine in at Amelia’s Pantry, or enjoy the traditional pub atmosphere in The Swan, it’s your choice. 

Five of the most succulent dishes

First up we’ve got our Provencal Stuffed Chicken, which is a favourite amongst the chefs and our Cofton guests right now. Locally sourced chicken stuffed with feta cheese, sundried tomatoes and chorizo covered in Provencal sauce. If you haven’t tried this before, we highly recommend it. A taste sensation!

dining at cofton, provencal chicken, amelia's pantry, local devon food

Secondly, we have our Rosemary and Pepper Rolled Cod. We’re so fortunate to be beside the seaside and nothing says spring holiday more than a piece of locally-sourced fresh fish. But, we like to do things the Cofton way, which is why our chefs have put a little twist on this British classic. This goes down perfectly with a glass of Sharpham Dart Valley Reserve white wine; believe us, we know…

dining at cofton, rosemary and pepper rolled cod, amelia's pantry, local devon food

Next up on the menu we have our fragrant Wild Mushroom Gnocchi. Served with an accompanying salad and topped with parmesan and pine nuts, this one will tingle your taste buds. Perfect for a lighter bite or simply explore something different. 

dining at cofton, mushroom gnocchi, amelia's pantry, local devon food

For those who are craving something a little bit different on their travels, how about our sweet and sour tempura pork? Local pork in a crispy batter, a mini mountain of rice and prawn crackers. Sounds good to us with a pint of Orchards cider…

dining at cofton, sweet and sour tempura pork, amelia's pantry, local devon food

And last but not least, the hearty feast favourite, the Cofton mac’n’cheese. Our own homemade cheese sauce is delectably creamy and will make the cheese fanatic in your family swoon. The perfect comfort food dish if you’ve been caught out in the spring rain, or you’ve hiked along any of the dog-friendly beaches still open this time of year.

dining at cofton, cofton mac n cheese, amelia's pantry, local devon food

Enjoy the best of Devon food at Cofton

Of course, these specials are only around for a short time and don’t fret if there’s something you completely adore from our permanent menu. You can still treat yourself to your favourite Devon foodie feast at Cofton. Our permanent menu features options from the grill like Rump Steaks served to your liking or some of our signature dishes such as Trio of Spring Lamb or Sesame Crusted Teriyaki Salmon. Our vegan Morrocan Spiced Chickpea Kofta has gone down a treat too, from meat eaters and vegans alike. Dine in style at Cofton, check out the menus here.

Now, I hope we haven’t made you hungry… but if we have and you have a taste for Devon food, check out our spring accommodation offer so you can back to Cofton this Spring. Save £50 on selected 3 or 4-night breaks, and save £100 on selected 7 nights or more. Check out our special offers here.

Back to the future at Cofton’s 80s weekend!

Put on your neon leg warmers, shell suits and resurrect your shoulder pads for Cofton’s 80s weekend! We’ll be bringing back everything you loved about the 80s. So get your acid wash jeans or your brightest leggings on for our range of live 80s entertainment – it’ll make you glad you came!

Want the best 80s party hits? We’ve got you covered.

Is it Lionel you’re looking for? We’ve got you covered.

Need the best 80s ballads? We’ve got you covered…

This bank holiday weekend, we’re going 80s-tastic at Cofton. It’s time to celebrate the long weekend in style!

80s weekend at Cofton kicks off on Friday 4th May

Whether you arrive on the Friday or Saturday, we recommend starting your 80s weekend in our glorious corner of Devon by basking in the glorious Devon sunshine (which we’re hoping to see a vast amount of !) Last May, there was a heatwave, which meant the beaches were in high demand. Set out early, find the perfect spot to set your towel down and take in your surroundings. We’ve got a handy guide of beaches if you’re visiting as a family, as well as our recommendations if you’re bringing your four legged friend. On Friday 4th May we have Electric Dreams joining us. Electric Dreams is a one man tribute to the 80’s era with tunes ranging from Erasure to New Order. We dare you not to dance along and be entertained by this one. DARE YOU!

On the Saturday, we have the ultimate Lionel Richie tribute for you. It’ll be going all night long… If you’ve got time, why not explore Cofton before? Whether that’s sampling our state of the art leisure facilities or kicking back at our own private fishing lakes, you don’t need to stray far from the nest to have a good time here.

We’ve got the Every Day Sunshine Band for you on Sunday with a specially tailored set-list just for all of you. We can’t wait to see what they have in store as the last act of the weekend, and guess what? You won’t have to worry about that horrible Monday back in work as the bank holiday means you’ve got an extra day of relaxing. Why not head out and find somewhere new to explore, like the quaint nearby villages of Shaldon or catch a ferry from Starcross over to Exmouth where you’ll experience the best views of the River Exe. The perfect way to spend a bank holiday, if you ask us…

80s weekend at Cofton in Devon - see the sights and have a totally rad time!

Now that you know what you’re doing, you’ll need to get where you’re staying sorted. Fortunately for you at Cofton we’ve got plenty of accommodations for a wide range of budgets and needs.

Fancy reconnecting with mother nature? Take a look at our standard camping and touring pitch options where you can pitch up and become care free from as little as £51 for 3 nights (based on two adults per pitch, price may vary).

campsites and touring pitches in Devon - Cofton Holidays

Fancy a bit of luxury? Try The Linney Hot Tub cottage this weekend, available from £413! Book quickly, it won’t be around for long!

The Linney Hot Tub Cottage | Luxury Cottages | Short Breaks with Hot Tubs | Cofton Holidays
The Linney Hot Tub Cottage | Luxury Cottages | Short Breaks with Hot Tubs | Cofton Holidays

So, what are you waiting for?

Book your 80s weekend now!


Throwing it back to the 70’s this weekend…

Ah, the 70’s. The decade the saw the rise of Disco and the many wonderful looks that came with it. Whether you’re a Sideburn Sir or a Platform Princess, we’ve got 70’s weekend breaks just for you. Fill your weekend with a wild array of 70s specials, sing your heart out all weekend and then retire to enjoy a well-deserved rest in any of our luxury cottages and apartments, our cosy holiday homes or stunning touring pitches.

We’ll be jazzing things up on Friday with Steven J Taylor. Steven is a self-proclaimed lover of jazz as well as throwing some soul classics into his act. Anyone who witnesses Steven’s one-man show is sure to be impressed by his variety. As he puts it, his music taste ranges ‘Irvine Berlin to Jon Bon Jovi’.

It wouldn’t be the 70’s without one of the best television shows of the decade. Okay, so we’re a 30-minute train away from Torquay, but that’s no reason why you can’t head down to the English Riviera and to see the inspiration for Fawlty Towers. (Hotel on fire not included!) There are plenty of fresh new restaurants on the seafront as well as some of the old favourites if you’ve been in years gone by.

70's entertainment - weekend breaks - Torquay

On Saturday, we have the Ambassadors. Who, with their unique range have the ability to put on a show you’ll never forget. You’ll be taken on a journey through the 70’s, with the humble beginnings of Motown and the old style rhythm and blues that was synonymous with the era. Their experience across North America and Europe means they’re accustomed to belting out a ballad or two so get yourself down for this one, because it’ll be one not to miss.

It’s hard to think how we survived in the 70’s. Things like mobile phones and personal computers had only just been invented. Cofton was also a much different place then, too, with only a few acres of land and tents dotted around. We’ve come a long way since then, though. With our top of the range onsite leisure centre and mouth-watering locally-sourced restaurant menus, we know there’s a few of you who simply won’t want to leave!

On Sunday, why not treat your taste buds to our sumptuous Carvery. Pile your plate high with tender veg and succulent meat. Fill yourself up to your heart’s content. It’s what Sundays are made for. In the evening, we have Paul Sylvester, who has electrified audiences worldwide with his amazing voice.

Cofton Sunday Carvery

How do you want to spend your weekend? Sleeping under the stars in our orchard or do you fancy a bit of luxury in one of our newly renovated luxury apartments?

Warren View - Luxury Devon Short Break - Self Catering Apartment in Devon


We’ve got standard pitches for £51.50 for 3 nights (£17 a night) as well as the Exe View Luxury Cottage available for £330 for 3 nights from the 20th of April (subject to availability, prices may vary).

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Let the March Devon Weekender beGIN…

Despite the final throws of Winter, Spring can’t be stopped! We said goodbye to Blue Monday in January, and soon it’ll be au revoir to the long nights and auf wiedersehen to the cold, frosty mornings. Say hello to the changing of the leaves, the sun creeping in and the arrival of the warmer days!

One of the things we pride ourselves on is making Cofton a year-round destination, so despite the cold we’ve got a warm Cofton welcome waiting for you. If you visited us for a Winter break you’ll know what we’re talking about… However, those of you who’ve only visited us during Summer are missing out! There’s so much to do all year round, but it can be hard to know where to start. So we’ve planned a Devon Weekender for you with lots of activities planned. Hearty food and drink, a few laughs and trying something new. Sound good? Of course it does…

The Perfect Devon Weekender – 2nd to 4th March

Early March is the perfect time for a break, and we’ve got a fun-filled weekend for you. Kick off your short break on Friday 2nd March with our Gin Tasting Masterclass. Sample several special guest gins alongside our local taster Meze menu. Tickets are £20 each and selling fast, so don’t forget to book your ticket when you book your short break.

Enjoy a Gin Tasting Masterclass on a short break in Devon
Some of the Gins we’ve featured previously

And it doesn’t stop there. On Saturday 3rd March we’ve got a special treat to get your laughing gear around with Cofton’s Comedy Club night. 3 cracking acts to giggle and guffaw the night away to, not to mention the scrumptious local menu that’s always on offer. Tickets for this side-splitting event are £12 so get your seat reserved today.

Cofton Comedy Club Night March 2018


Stay in stunning, cosy accommodation

Take our Meavy Holiday Homes, they are the perfect retreat for couples and families alike. Sleeping up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms, it’s complete with all the facilities of a modern kitchen, meaning you can make yourself at home easily enough. Our Meavy Holiday Homes are available from £198* for 3 nights from the 2nd March, and that includes our short break discount!

Cofton Holidays, offering luxurious Holiday Homes in Devon.
Meavy Holiday Home

If the Meavy Holiday Home isn’t for you, why not try one of our gorgeous country cottages. The stunning Estuary View Cottage is available from £512* for 3 nights from 2nd March. It sleeps up to 4 people and has its own luxurious private hot tub.

Estuary View Hot Tub Cottage
Estuary View Hot Tub Cottage

And if you’re sticking around for Sunday, tuck into our sumptuous local carvery for Sunday lunch. Nothing rounds off a perfect weekend quite like the perfect roast! That doesn’t sound bad for a weekend getaway, does it?!

Cofton Sumptuous Local Carvery - Dawlish in Devon
Mouth-watering Carvery

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*Prices based on two adults staying on stated dates. Subject to availability.

Cofton Win Bronze At South West Tourism Awards

It’s heartwarming to know we’re doing a grand job for our guests. We love it when our team is recognised for their hard work and the passion they have for Cofton. Whether it’s a TripAdvisor review from any of the lovely guests who’ve stayed with us, a personal thank you just as you’re departing, or in this case, an industry recognised award. We just love all that positive feedback, so when we found out we were finalists in the Holiday Park of the Year category, we did a little dance!

The awards celebrate everything to do with tourism in the South West, from Cornwall all the way up to Dorset so we knew the competition would be fierce. There were a record-breaking 647 entries across all the categories this year.

It was great to see the South West represented so well, with the evening meaning so much to lots of different people.

The evening itself was spectacular. To be invited to celebrate everything that’s brilliant about South West Tourism with many of our colleagues from across the region was really special. And (drum roll please…) to top it off, we won joint bronze in our category!

To win joint bronze was a great success for us. It shows we’re amongst the best holiday parks in the South West and it’s in recognition of the progress we’ve made at Cofton. Congratulations to Pentewan who we shared the Bronze with as well as Rockley Park who took Silver and of course Gwel An Mor and Oakdown for taking joint gold. We’re coming for Gold next year, though 😉


If you want to see how the evening went, you can watch here…


Oh, and if you want to see what all the fuss is about… Then what are you waiting for?

Come and see Cofton for yourself… we can’t wait to see you.

Book a Cofton break today!

Our top 5 picks for Devon summer holiday activities

Devon is truly a magical place for summer holidays packed with activities. From the golden sands that eventually become red as you travel around the coast from Dawlish to Torbay, to the spectacular moors that are a feast for the senses. Devon’s the perfect place for a summer holiday away from the hustle and bustle, whether that’s finding yourself in nature or letting the kids go mad for the clotted cream ice cream!

It’s hard to talk about our favourite things to do in Devon because there is just SO much, but here are our top 5 favourite things to do in Devon in 2018 to get you in the mood for some summer holiday activities!

devon summer holiday activities


Seaside summer holiday activities

Us Devonians are fortunate to have such a diverse coastline. From the jagged cliffs that surround Dawlish seafront to the smooth sands of Torbay, everyone has their own personal favourite beaches and spots. There’s so much to do on our beaches, whether it’s the traditional beach day out building sandcastles and frolicking in the sun or exploring the many rockpools in Devon to find an array of sea life. And what’s a day out at the seaside without a true Devon clotted-cream ice cream?

Dawlish Days Out Devon
Iconic flavours and views.. can you spot the famous Black Swans of Dawlish

Party on at Dawlish Carnival Week

Dawlish is open all year round, but during Carnival Week there’s a party atmosphere like no other! Do you remember the Smurfs who won the raft race last year? Who can forget! Whether you want to take part in the waterborne shenanigans or simply marvel at the spectacular shop windows as they compete for the best-dressed award, break out the ooo’s and ahh’s at the fireworks display or dance along to the Carnival procession, there’s always something going on in Dawlish during Carnival Week.

Devon Summer Holidays must-see Dawlish Carnival

When? 11th Aug-17th Aug (Standard pitches from £357 for 7 days*)

Where to visit? Dawlish

Why? Dawlish Carnival Week


Reconnecting with Mother Nature…

There are so many different ways to find peace and quiet in Devon. This could be finding your own private haunt in many of the quaint villages and towns, or it could be driving to one of the many nature reserves and national parks we have. Or maybe even just heading down to our very own private lakes for a spot of fishing? We often hear visitors from all around the world say that ‘the air is different down here’ and we agree! Turn off your phone, leave the technology at home and enjoy the wide open spaces untouched by the modern world.

Getting back to Nature on a Devon summer holiday

When? 23rd-30th June (Holiday homes from £535 for 7 days*)

Where? Dartmoor

Why? Explore!


Wildlife like no other…

Devon isn’t just about batting seagulls away from your chips. There’s such a wide variety of wildlife here and you don’t have to travel far to find it. In fact, we have our very own fishing lakes here at Cofton if you fancy yourself as the top angler. Or we have the wonderful Pennywell Farm and Paignton Zoo, both of which provide spectacular family days out for all animal lovers, from your goats to your gorillas.

Fishing and Nature at Cofton Holidays

When? 9th July-14th July (Standard pitches from £200 for 5 days*)

Where to visit? Torbay

Why? Paignton Zoo/Living Coasts


The taste of the west…

Devon truly is the county for all you foodies out there. The fresh natural produce we’re afforded makes it somewhere to visit if you want to give your tastebuds a trip they won’t forget. You might think it’s all just Fish and Chips and Cream Teas but there’s so much more. Real ale and cider has boomed in Devon recently as well as locally produced cheeses. Don’t believe us? Try and visit during one of the many food festivals that run throughout the year to try our local produce. Our pick would be the 2018 Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink which runs from the 5th – 7th May 2018. Or, even better, take a look at our menu which highlights where all of our produce comes from.

Devon Food and Drink Festival

When? 5th May-12th May (Holiday homes from £425 for 7 nights*)

Where to visit? Exeter

Why? Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink


With all this on your doortstep at Cofton, bring the family for a fun-filled holiday in your glorious corner of Devon!

Book your Devon summer holiday now!



*costs subject to availability at this pricing level.

A cosy cottage in Devon – perfect for a Christmas shopping break

There’s no better way to overcome the Winter blues than by taking a break in a peaceful cosy cottage in Devon and getting into the Christmas spirit. Get involved in the festive buzz and the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Exeter just up the road from Cofton, then retreat to your cosy cottage to for a relaxing break to de-stress. Enjoy a stunning view of the Estuary, your own private hot tub or a luxury leisure complex right on your doorstep – it’s up to you just how much peace and quiet you need.

Destination Devon for a Cosy Cottage retreat

Exeter is a fantastic destination for a Christmas shopping break. Whether it’s finding a hidden gem in the Farmers’ Market, tucking into a juicy hog roast roll in the Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market, or scouring the mix of independent shops and high street names to find the perfect gift for someone special. Exeter has it all!

You don’t need to break the bank to enjoy some Christmas cheer. In fact, our Winter accommodation discount offer means that you can save 20% on a short break or 30% on a week’s break or more (T&Cs apply), which should leave you with a few pennies to enjoy some retail therapy.

Some of our cosy cottages have private hot tubs, so if you’re thinking of a relaxing break that will let you bubble your troubles away, make sure you book one of our hot tub holidays and make it the perfect time to get some well-deserved R & R.

cosy cottage in Devon at Cofton Holidays

Top things to do on a Christmas shopping break

The joy of coming to South Devon on a cosy cottage break before Christmas is the wide range of festive things to do. There are countless Christmassy things to do this time of year, but if Christmas shopping is your bag then here are our top recommendations for finding that perfect gift or treat for yourself.

Michaelmas Fair

The Michaelmas Fair is only a short drive away from our cottages at Powderham Castle. If you’re after wonderful handmade items wonders and lovingly crafted pieces, this is the place for you. You won’t find these gifts on the high street and the event is also supporting The ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity.

Dawlish Farmers Market

If you’re after something a bit more low-key, then maybe the Dawlish Farmers Market is for you. Have a lazy breakfast at your home from home, which should be a breeze to prepare because our cottage kitchens are fully equipped with everything to make a hearty feast or a healthy snack. But don’t be too late to the market because it starts at 10.00am every second Saturday of the month right on Dawlish Seafront. It’s the perfect way to take a leisurely stroll by the seaside while browsing the finest produce our glorious corner of Devon has to offer. Everything from cheeses, pies, ales and cakes – it’s the perfect place to stock up on some tasty local treats.

Princesshay Shopping Centre

If you’re looking for the glitz and glamour of Christmas that the high street retailers do so well, then Exeter’s Princesshay shopping centre is the best place to be. With all the big brand names you could possibly want, Princesshay links up seamlessly with the high street and the newly refurbished Queen St dining area. Don’t forget to try and fit in a visit to Exeter’s Underground Passages if you have the time…

Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market

In the midst of all of this, it would be easy to forget one of the main attractions, the famed Exeter Cathedral Christmas Market. With a mix of acclaimed continental traders, local crafters and performers, this years’ Christmas Market is shaping up to be the best yet. It’s a fantastic Christmassy place to be, with around 80 traditional continental chalets and plenty of places to get a mulled wine or festive treat. It’s on from 16th November to 17th December, so add it to your list of Christmas must-do’s!

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