02 June 2017
We love Devon and we love hearing stories from our guests about why they love Devon, so we’re celebrating Devon Day 2017 with our #CoftonsDevonDay competition!
Share your favourite things about Devon on social media to enter the competition to win a £50 Cofton voucher. You can enter either by posting on the Cofton Facebook Page, tweeting us @Cofton_Holidays, or tagging us @CoftonHolidays on Instagram. Just tag your submission with #CoftonsDevonDay and you’ll be entered. We want pictures, videos, stories… anything Devon related. The winner of the competition will receive a £50 voucher to spend at Cofton (T&Cs apply, see below).
Everyone always says they want to move down here – it makes us feel privileged to actually be here all year round! There is so much more to this county than meets the eye. You may think that Devon is synonymous with beaches and good weather, and it is! But there is so much more. History, culinary passion, culture, eclectic wildlife… Devon really does have it all. Every day is Devon Day for us, so we thought we’d share our favourite things about Devon…
History. After all, it’s how Devon Day came about. It’s St Petroc’s Day (not to be confused with St Patricks Day…) St Petroc is the patron saint of Devon. There are many dedications to St Petroc across the county, namely within the roman walls of Exeter. However, this isn’t the only thing historic about Devon. For example, did you know Agatha Christie found a lot of inspiration from living in Devon for her world famous novels? The dramatic settings and powerful backdrops definitely influenced her style of writing and helped form some of her most iconic novels.
You will struggle to find anywhere with a more diverse landscape than Devon. The rolling hills of Dartmoor, the stunning English Riviera, the cobbled Roman ruins of Exeter as well as the stunning cliffs across South Devon. Devon really does have it all. Many of our guests have remarked about how eclectic Devon is, noting that not one place looks the same. Cofton is the perfect holiday destination for any explorer, located right in the heart of Devon.
We are blessed with a natural wealth of produce right on our doorstep. We’re proud of how we use local ingredients and when dining at Cofton, we’ve put together our food map on our menu. We source our meat, veg, dairy and as many ingredients as we can locally. Devon is popular for its cream teas (cream first, then jam on top), ice cream, a wide range of confectionary, as well as the wealth of seafood that is available right on our doorstep. Devonshire ale and cider has also started to become a lot more popular due to the amount of pubs and bars that support local breweries.
Us Devonians are a proud bunch. But we also like to think we are friendly, too! (We hope we are, anyway…) I’m not sure what it is that makes Devon one of the best places to live, but perhaps it is having that ability to sit back and relax whenever it’s needed. The best thing about the friendly nature of Devonians is that it spreads across the whole county, all the way from the cities to the smallest villages. Devon’s not only great to visit, it’s also the best place to live, too!
Nature reserves, national parks, internationally recognised zoos. Devon really is the wildlife capital of the UK. Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve is right on our doorstep at Cofton giving you access to untouched wildlife and nature. And if you’re really passionate about nature, there is nowhere better to explore than Dartmoor. Granite tors, steep wooded river valleys as well as swathes of moorland. It’s a land of contrasts and we bet you’ll never forget it, whether you visit for peace and tranquility or to use the landscape for exploration and something physical.
These are our favourite things about Devon. What are yours?
#Coftonsdevonday competition – the necessary T&Cs
The £50 voucher can be used at Cofton Holidays towards a new holiday booking or towards food and drink in any of the on-park restaurants (subject to availability). It cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, applied to an existing holiday booking or exchanged for cash. No change will be given if less than the face value is spent.
The competition is open from 2nd – 11th June 2017 inclusive. The winner will be picked at random from all entries posted to the Cofton Facebook page, tweeted to us or shared on Instagram tagged with the #Coftonsdevonday hashtag. The winner will be contacted on the channel through which they submitted their entry. If we’re unable to make contact with the winner or they don’t reply within 48 hours after being notified of their win, we’ll draw another winner. The voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue.
Some of your kind words...
A brilliant stay as always. We stayed in a cottage this time which was beautiful and very well equipped. Lots of lovely little touches with a welcome hamper and lots of board games. Hubbie was well impressed with the huge TV too. Loved the courtyard and we were lucky enough to have the weather to BBQ 2 of the days. All the staff from reception to the shop to the entertainment were friendly and very accommodating of both my girls. Used the chippy which has recently changed hands and the food was still great. There is lots to do, loved the swimming, the zip wire, the park and walk in the woods and around the fishing lake. Have to be honest though we missed the caravan...... will definitely be back, hopefully in the Fernworthy van with the hot tub.
Had an amazing weeks holiday. The park was immaculate, the outdoor pool was spotless and the cleaning blocks were cleaned regularly. All the staff were very helpful and the shop on site was reasonably priced. We went with two kids (aged 6 and 7) and our dog, the kids were never bored and had an amazing holiday. We will definitely be returning next year!
My family and I stayed for 5 nights in July, aged between 13 and 40 and we all had a brilliant family stay. The teenagers loved the outdoor pool and the woods and we all loved the donkeys. I’ve been coming here since I was a child and it’s still got a lovely relaxing atmosphere and has all the facilities you could want for a camping holiday. I must say the fish and chip shop is the best we have ever had at a holiday park, reasonable prices and good sized portions. We have booked to come back again on 25th August for a week and can’t wait!
I visited when my relatives came over from Canada and fell in love. I was lucky enough to stay for a week last August for my sons 2nd birthday. It has got to be one of my favourite places to go. Absolutely beautiful, quiet, good facilities, lovely restaurants. The staff are outstanding. I can't wait to come back again this year!
Stayed in campervan for a weekend. Great campsite good location, plenty of things for all to do. Great fishing lakes all in a short walk through the woodland to the lovely Dawlish Warren and Dawlish. Couldn't fault.
Highbridge, United Kingdom
We have had a wonderful experience, the site is very clean, ALL the staff were friendly and helpful especially the bar supervisor, entertainment was second to none, we'll 100% return...
The Warren Family
I just want to say how impressed my fellow Motorhomers and Caravaners were with the welcome and service we received during our stay. Staff in the office were polite and helpful at all times. Scott the restaurant manager was most accommodating when I enquired about reserving space for 25 to 30 of us for lunch after a walk. The service in the restaurant was speedy the food hot and varied. We were very pleased with the standards. Staff in the restaurant were cheerful and polite and helped make our meal most enjoyable. We had such a good time that we will be returning again next year for our Xmas Rally.
The best holiday park we've been to in our motorhome. Our children aged 2 and 4 loved it. Great facilities, entertainment and activities in one of the best parts of Devon!
Delicious fish and chips, friendly and helpful staff and delightful woodland.
Suze - Cornwall
Good location and dog walking, we'll be back and it can't come quick enough.
David - Portsmouth.
Loved the Zumba class! Can't wait to come back!
Elise - Exeter.
A* facilities, always very clean. The pool and food offer great value for money!
Stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage, stunning views over the Exe Estuary.. fantastic place for a family holiday
Ian - Australia.
My little girls aged 2,3 and 5 loved the entertainment.. all they can remember is fun, fun and more fun!
Anonymous - Cheshire.
Quiet and relaxing in a stunning location.. Can't wait to return
Ethan R, Burnham-on-Sea
We usually camp 3 times a year and hire a caravan after the Christmas break at Cofton, and will continue to do so. We thoroughly recommend staying there. Great for families or just the 2 of you.
Jilly B, Cheltenham
Go for swimming and food at this fabulous holiday camp... facilities A-star so clean and just great value for money would defo use over and over again which I do.... I'm a regular visitor. Dip and dine always good option as the food and snacks are fantastic in the bar cafe area near swimming pool!
Excellent toilet block and lovely hot showers. The on site pub was spot on with really friendly staff..
Joan L, Bromsgrove
The superbly equipped Woodside Cottage was beautifully clean with a fantastic Hot Tub. Waking up to horses and cows in the rear field.. stunning!
So friendly and clean, it’s a home from home and we couldn’t go a year with a visit!
Bernice Procter, Swindon
I always pay a visit to Amelia's Pantry, you can just Relax, Indulge and Enjoy!
‘Wonderful facilities, especially the swimming pools! In a lovely setting, for us it is simply the best campsite we have found.’
Margaret Hayes, Leeds
We have been coming to Cofton since 2009 and have stayed at least 12 times. We love everything about Cofton: the location and scenery in and around the park, the quality and cleanliness of accommodation, the friendly welcoming atmosphere; Everything about Cofton is great!
Ethan Robinson, Somerset
‘Dog walks, cycling, lovely country pubs… It suits our every need’
Kay Hancock, Bristol