South Devon’s Cofton Holidays named Best Holiday Park at national camping and glamping awards

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Posted Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:57pm

Having successfully fought off fierce competition from some of the country’s top holiday parks, Devon's multi award-winning Cofton Holidays has been named Best Holiday Park at the 2019 Camping and Glamping Awards.

Now in its third year, the Camping and Glamping Awards celebrates the cream of the crop across ten categories. Winners were selected from across the country coming from as far North as Outer Hebrides in Scotland, right down to Carbis Bay in Cornwall.

The news comes after Cofton’s family-run business, which is located near Dawlish, celebrated success at the prestigious Devon Tourism Awards, having walked away with four silvers and one bronze. Cofton scooped these accolades in the Holiday Park of the Year; Self Catering Accommodation of the Year; Dog Friendly Business of the Year; Café and Tea Room of the Year, and Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism of the Year categories.

Cofton was also shortlisted in more categories than any other business in the UK at the i Newspaper Staycation Awards 2019, achieved a Gold Standard at the 2019 UK Pool and Spa Awards in the Holiday Park Pool of the Year category, and achieved VisitEngland 5-star status for its Holiday Park in 2019.

Helen Scott, Director at Cofton Holidays, is thrilled with Cofton’s success, saying: “Starting 2020 off with this prestigious accolade is a very positive sign for things to come, building further on the success of last year. It’s flattering to be recognised and rewarded in the Best Holiday Park category, particularly as we were up against some excellent holiday parks from across the UK.”

Helen added: “The Cofton team work tirelessly throughout the year to deliver an unforgettable experience to all of our guests, and being recognised independently for that is testament to our fantastic staff.”

Martin Smith, Founder of, commented: “Every one of our winners has brought their best to the table this year and they deserve every success that comes their way.”

Cofton’s extensive camping facilities include grass, hard standing and fully serviced pitches with newly-refurbished toilet and shower blocks. Nearby, the camp shop stocks everything campers need from freshly baked croissants to tent pegs.

Facilities include a heated indoor pool with a splash pad area and hydrotherapy loungers, a gym, restaurant, pub, steam room, sauna, fitness studio, soft play area, playground, sports wall, outdoor pools and much more. Guests also have access to five coarse fishing lakes, miles of cycle paths and nature trails that take visitors through woodland to the golden sands of Dawlish Warren beach and nature reserve. 

Free kids’ clubs take place each day throughout the school holidays, and from Easter through to the October half term. Other free activities on site include the £50,000 Woodland Adventure Area which features a 25m zip line, a climbing cage, rope ladders, balance beam, balance lines and scramble nets.

For more information on Cofton Holidays visit: or call 01626 890111.