Your Eco Friendly Holiday in Devon – Cofton Goes Green!
29 March 2017
Here at Cofton, we realise that the world is changing. We all need to pull together and chip in to make our glorious corner that little bit more glorious. This is why we’re proud to announce that Cofton is getting EVEN greener! We’re proud of the progress we’ve made already, by locally sourcing all of our ingredients in our restaurants, as well as using completely compostable packaging for our takeaways. We knew that we needed to find people as passionate about local, organic food as we are, hence our carefully crafted menu in Amelia’s Pantry. In order to fully appreciate the golden sands of Devon and the rolling hills, you need to run on proper fuel!
Our solar panels have meant better energy sourcing for our site, and you can even see how much power the panels (located on top of the pool hall roof) are generating via a sign in the cafe.
Perhaps what we’re most proud about though, is our Biomass Boiler. Our biomass boiler is a commitment from us to ensure sustainability throughout the park. Our entire indoor leisure complex, hot water across the park. All powered through our biomass boiler. The three 250kW burners will power through 640 tonnes of Woodchip a year, but this will save us a massive 750 tonnes of CO2 every year! Let’s keep Devon green!
Sustainability is so important to us – and we haven’t rested on our laurels after receiving the gold award from the David Bellamy Conservation Scheme, we’ve continued to deliver our promise to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Ensuring that not just Cofton, but the whole of South Devon is there for future generations to enjoy, explore and consume.
The tourism sector has a huge impact on the environment, with many people viewing it as one of the biggest contributors to environmental problems with expansion on previously natural land and ecosystems a priority for many businesses. But we realise that our land, our lakes, our eco-system needs care and attention. This isn’t us just doing a couple of things then leaving it for a year – maintaining the welfare of the park is a full time job, which is why we’re glad our team share the same enthusiasm we do about our site.
So when we say to get closer to nature, sometimes you don’t even need to leave the park to get there. Everyone and everything is welcome, from pooches with our dog friendly caravans to the tiniest insects residing within our bug hotel.
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