Cottington Lakes

Sholden, Deal, Kent, CT14 0AR

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

Convenient for ferries and Channel Tunnel.

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Coarse fishing
  • Gas
  • Shop
  • Shower (shared use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

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Latest arrival time: 6:00 PM

5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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Postcode:
CT14 0AR
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GPS:
Lat 51.229133 / Lon 1.364237
OS field ref:
TR355530
OS map ref:
179

Transport links

  • Nearest port: Dover (10 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Deal
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Great Cl !

Cottington Lakes
I fished Cottington Lakes in 2016 and while there looked around the campsite and Cl , so this year i returned with the wobblebox and stayed on the Cl for 6 nights . The approach is quite easy and the Cl is a beautiful, large meadow close to the specimen lakes . You will need extra hookup cables if you dont want to be on top of your neibours as the hookups are all from one point in a corner of the field . All the grounds are beautifully tended and wildlife is abundant . From rabbits and squirrels to buzzards, kingfishers and muntjac deer The fishing is better then good , and in the specimen lakes there are true monsters , with carp to over 50lb , pike 20lb+ , perch 5lb+ and rudd over 2lb . For the pleasure fisherman there are several other lakes of varying difficulties , all beautifully tended . The services are all by the reception block and are clean and adequate . There is also a cafe , bar (limited opening hours) and tackle shop .The staff are all friendly and knowledgable about the site , lakes and local surroundings Nearby Sandwich is a lovely extremely old town , worth a few hours just strolling around the narrow streets and sucking up the history all around you . There are also some very fine old pubs and eateries , antiques and knick-nacks . Deal is a much larger seaside town with good shopping and a very steep pebble beach. The Coach and Horses (turn right towards sandwich) serves lovely food and the staff are absolutly lovely also The only slight downside for me is that there is a bit of road noise and the local military do occasionally low fly over the site , but this was for me a very minor gripe Whether you fish or not this is a lovely place to stay , i reccomend it

LMB

Caravanner from Essex

Reviewed on 22/09/2017 22:39

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Beautiful setting

Cottington Lakes
We have just returned from this site. Although we could not stay on the CL field, we never felt as though we missed out at all. The CL field has very tall trees around which offer wind and sun protection. Sun protection is not what we want, so we were more than happy to use the commercial site field next door. Grass lovely and short. Pitches spacious. Ground level. Electric hookup. Although we were not technically allowed to wander through the fishing lakes. We did and no one told us off. The fishermen were very friendly if you chatted to them and only too happy to tell you they caught one 'this big'. But did not take our dog with us. It has even got my husband wanting to try fishing. All in all our weekend (a bank holiday weekend) was most enjoyable not only the fact that as there are no children facillities there were very few children on site and the ones that were went fishing. Showers leave something to be desired for the men as fishermen are also able to use these. But the ladies is kept lovely and clean and plenty of hot water. Highly recommend this site. But would also like to keep it quiet so that we can go again and it be quiet.

clark1958

Reviewed on 28/08/2017 17:10

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Quiet and level grass site - only 4 EHUs

Cottington Lakes
We received a friendly welcome and check-in, during which we were given a site rules sheet and told we must not go near the fishing lakes without buying a permit. Fair enough we supposed, but the rules were a bit overdone. We were lucky enough to get one of the 4 EHUs (these cannot be booked if staying only 1 night) but they are all on one post in the corner of a large field. Fortunately we had an extension cable to allow us to pitch away from the other site users. We paid £16 and feel this was ok as it included use of a shower and toilet - there is only one though for each sex. Dog walking had to be contained within the large (for a CL) site and the approach driveway. Recommended.

royvaux

Reviewed on 15/09/2015 11:12

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Cottington Lakes
This gem of a place doesn't get full marks for two minor things. It is lovely and quiet, Barbara and Mike who run the place are helpful and very friendly. It is walking distance to Deal over the fields and to the fowlmead park nearby, both of which we visited with our dogs more or less daily as the dogs can stretch their legs. The site itself is away from the main thoroughfare and very quiet. This is a fishing complex with room for caravans, so remember that when booking. The two minor points from making it the perfect site are the toilet and shower facilities, although are very clean and well kept by Barbara and Mike, have only 1 male shower and 1 toilet, not a great problem and secondly, as a fishing complex you are not allowed to walk around the complex, which as a fisherman I can understand, but it makes the second point which prevents this site being perfect. Having said that, it's nearly perfect, so will be recommending it and returning ourselves sometime

derbydave

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Reviewed on 17/07/2014 16:42

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Cottington Lakes
This CL is attached to a small commercial site for the keen fisherman. If the CL is full the price is the same on the adjoining site. Made very welcome throughout our stay by the lovely couple running the cafe/bar, open until 5pm daily.  Deal is a short 20 minute stroll along well trodden footpaths. There is also a tackle shop on site.  Shower & toilet facilities for both male & female are quite adequate. No disabled shower facilities. 

gazroberts

Reviewed on 28/06/2014 16:02

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