Step off the beaten track and enjoy Winter walking breaks in Devon
23 November 2016
What better way to unwind from hustle and bustle of a day shopping at the award-winning Exeter Christmas Market than lacing up the boots and heading out for a walk around the serene grounds which surround Cofton.
The restored paths are maintained but are still wild enough to evoke the feeling of being an intrepid explorer leading the way through previously unexplored depths.
A short amble up into the wood and the mouth of the River Exe begins to bellow out from behind the trees, summoning you to meet it at the coast. Soon, the only sea visible is the one of fallen leaves, which sweeps you along effortlessly. The tranquillity of the trees is only broken by the spattering of paw prints from our woodland friends.
The path tumbles down and reveals Eastdon Cottages, whose quaint and charming exterior belies the warmth and comfort the recently refurbished interiors provide. Set into the rolling hills, these postcard settings are quite the relief from the stresses of Christmas.
A crisp coastal breeze reminds of your transition between turf and surf as you approach the picture perfect Cockwood Harbour. You’re so close you can almost taste the warm mince pies and gingerbread latte in Amelia’s Pantry, where you can put your feet up and proudly look across at the wooded hills which have just been conquered.
If that’s not enough to warm you up, why not dip your toes in our heated indoor pool, sauna or steam room at Ashburn Springs? Have you tried our hot tub holidays? There’s no feeling like heading back to your Fernworthy holiday home and chilling out (not literally) in the hot tub.
What better way than to burn off some of those Christmas treats than exploring the trails on the idyllic Exe Estuary and South Devon Coastline. In addition to the private trails situated within Cofton’s grounds you can venture further and see for yourself why the South West Coastal Path makes up the most popular routes in the region.
Some of your kind words...
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