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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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We thought this court would have all rooms open to the public but only found the ground floor rooms... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hondon de los Frailes, Spain
lovely park

good walk from torquay in to cockington village and into the park on to cockington court. small... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derbyshire, 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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“craft shops” (72 reviews)
“glass blowing” (63 reviews)
“cream tea” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this court would have all rooms open to the public but only found the ground floor rooms open in the way of a cafe and a few stalls and poorly sign posted

1  Thank withymoor2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good walk from torquay in to cockington village and into the park on to cockington court. small cafe nice cake and tea

Thank 977visitor
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Having been regular visitors to this tearoom for years it was disappointing today to find that 2 tea cakes and two lattes cost over £10 , over a pound more than we normally pay or what we pay anywhere else. We usually pay about £1.50...More

Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It could be good for children or dogs who want to range the grounds but otherwise not good. We spent 2 hours there, 55 minutes of which were waiting for a bowl of soup and sandwich from their non functional tearoom, several other groups had...More

Thank ken J
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

I am sorry to hear you had to wait this day was unusually busy for the time of year and we gather due to several factors other than an amazing sunny day such as closure of tea shops in the village, and the poor Drum...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I favorite place. Cockington is situated just one mile from Torquay seafront. Open all year round, entry is free and the Court is easily accessible on foot, by bus and by car. The Craft Centre is part of the historic Cockington Court, a 17th century...More

Thank 604judite
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Well we visited the tea room yesterday and what can I say? We ordered two hot drinks and waited 45 minutes, no explanation or apology despite repeatedly asking waiting staff where our drinks were. We weren’t the only ones by any stretch and by the...More

Thank Vicki L
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Vicki Obviously I am so very sorry to here about your experience but to say it was an unusual occurrence I was actually present this day and what I saw in visitor numbers was highly unusual The staff were really up against it as...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

We walked to Cockington across the water meadows and decided to have a cup of tea and a macaroon at the Tea Rooms. After 40 minutes and no drink or food, we asked for our money back. They even had difficulty returning that alongside 6/7...More

Thank Ann371
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback This was a very rare day and I doubt Agatha could have even coped ! We had 280 people for 80 seats turn up so you could say we are victims of our own success I was present and I...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

Surrounded by great grounds and has a good coffee shops. Lots of craft outlets but not a historic venue of suchMore

Thank wooleynuts969
CentreDirector, Centre director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi I am glad you had a nice time To clarify Cockington court Craft centre is asd per the title a Craft Centre so is home to 26 thriving creative and craft industries this funding enabled much needed restoration to the grade 2 listed manor...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Cockington Court is a Manor House that houses a restaurant and galleries of local crafts. On our visit there was a gallery devoted to pewter ware. The items in the galleries are for sale and make excellent gifts.

Thank kevin d
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Glass blowing demonstrations every day. Small family-run business of superb quality. Every time I visit Torquay I definitely visit Cockington Court shops & Tea rooms. The Our Glass studio is my favorite, they are very helpful & will make stuff to order if necessary. Their...More

2  Thank Sue B
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11 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.
Fee N
15 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.
Andy D
14 March 2015|
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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