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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Spectacular example of the English Country

Wonderful manor house with artisan stalls selling locals' handmade wares of superior quality. A... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Huntley900
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Miami, Florida
Great walks

Lovely on a summers day, nice little park but fab to just let the children run on the grass, bike... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
occombe5
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Just a mile from Torquay seafront only minutes by foot by car, bike and the 62 bus, historic Cockington Court is nestled within 460 acres of stunning grounds. If driving drive up past the Drum you will find our closest visitor car park at the back of the Court. Our Court car park has plenty of disabled parking and it is free to blue badge holders. The Court is managed by TDA(Torbay Development Agency)and has undergone a stunning restoration project with additional new build to offer over 22 contemporary craft and studios and creative spaces. Cockington Court craft centre is now home to over 27 businesses and is a very successful popular wedding venue. There is an exciting new Visitor Welcome point and retail contemporary Gallery in the Grade 11 listed manor house which showcases all resident studio makers craft work and also exhibits external local craft makers. Visitors are encouraged by Court staff to visit the craft studios directly to meet and see makers at work. There are highly talented glass blowers, ceramicists, jewellers, textile such as lace maker and upholsterer sculptors, a bespoke tailor, blacksmith's, leatherworker, printmaker, soap & candle makers, restorers and even prop maker and a chocolatier! There is also stunning wedding rooms,the kitchen gallery showing contemporary art and craft work and interpretation room describing local history. There is also an annual events and craft workshops with a programme to suit all ages and abilities, check our website for details. Don't miss the ornamental lakes, walled garden and play park. Cockington Court is a Free cultural attraction set in stunning grounds very dog friendly and perfect for all the family!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“glass blowing” (68 reviews)
“chocolate shop” (28 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful manor house with artisan stalls selling locals' handmade wares of superior quality. A lovely rose garden, a private chapel and acres of beautiful grounds with lakes and streams round out the attraction. Don't miss a stop at the local pub, The Drum and the...More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi What a super review do come thank you for appreciating all that we do and enjoying the complete Cockington experience it certainly makes for a super full day Thank you for your appreciation that our makers are superior quality you are right they certainly...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely on a summers day, nice little park but fab to just let the children run on the grass, bike friendly for little ones

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high hopes of this being a really good place to visit. Sadly disappointed - at least half of the craft units were empty or closed. The parking was very poorly signed as were the routes in and out. The cafe was good and...More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review We are sad that you were disappointed by your visit But to state only 3 units from 30 are currently empty and we have people in the pipeline We are very selective in our choice and as another more recent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch out for the £50 parking fine from the company Park with ease who must be raking it in. Sadly will never visit Cockington again or indeed anywhere in Torbay if I can possibly help it.More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi To clarify this is not at all our car park as ours are run by Torbay Council Our 3 car parks are placed in the centre of the Village, one on the road up to the Drum Inn but our main car park area...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little thatched cottages and beautiful gardens, high teas, ice creams, crafts... Only drawback is everything seems to start closing at 4pm.More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi I am so glad to hear you had a super time To say Cockington Court tea rooms stay open and the Court galleries until 4.30 and 5pm Also our anchor tenants Ourglass, Rex Latham and Cockington Chocolate at Cockington Court stay open longer until...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Cockington with a friend recently and, after spending time in the church which is beautifully peaceful, we decided to enjoy a coffee at the tea rooms. The weather was pleasant and so we sat outside and enjoyed the scenery and the playing dogs....More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi what a delightful review ! I am delighted to hear you had a lovely time in our Tea Rooms the coffee is indeed good and a great setting looking out over the green parkland Do bring your sketch pad the rose garden and church...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's like a pilgrimage. The grounds, Church and tea rooms are a must. We never tire of going there. Cream teas and the views whilst having afternoon tea.

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How lovely we look forward to seeing you every year ! There is always something to see and do here as our makers say every day is an event at Cockington Court See you soon !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens. Cream tea, quintessential English surroundings. If you are from abroad this is the place to visit to experience England at it's best. One of my favourite places in the world.More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How lovely and we totally feel the same ! This is indeed England at its best from the thatched village cottages to the magnificent manor house that is Cockington Court nestled in the stunning parkland valley Yes the gardens are lovely from the formal rose...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The craft shops are all very interesting and quirky. My visit was to collect a piece I had made for my mom. The shop was a little sea change craft shop and the result was a fantastic piece that my mom will love for years....More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Terrific review thank you so very much from all at Cockington Court for encouraging a visit here I gather you came miles over 6 hrs drive to collect a piece of Gail's amazing work That is a huge compliment to our makers I can see...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice , peace, quiet place to have a cup of coffee ,tea and light lunch. Good services. Is a heaven place for 4legs friends.

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you yes we pride ourselves as being a dog friendly site Do come to see us again with your 4 legged friends

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grahamep444
12 July 2017|
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Response from stratfordsub | Reviewed this property |
I agree signage is poor. I actually paid for a short term ticket so I could explore on foot where I could find a convenient disabled spot. Very narrow roads make life difficult.
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Fee N
16 April 2017|
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Response from angelics54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed plenty of seats outside the cafe.plenty of water for dogs around and big open field to play on.
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Andy D
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Response from rachael g | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes Cockington is flat, the walks through the court are lovely, I'm sure you'll love it here, great place to visit
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