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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 607230
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Just a mile from Torquay seafront only minutes by foot by car, bike and the...

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!

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Artisan enclave

Some really great studios provide original crafted products and designer art from various excellent local entrepreneurs. We particularly liked the products of 'Cathy Hilton... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grounds but upkeep does not compare with National Trust. Perhaps it was because we visited out of season.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some really great studios provide original crafted products and designer art from various excellent local entrepreneurs. We particularly liked the products of 'Cathy Hilton Artisan' - great presents!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time looking through the park and exhibits surrounding apples,cider,plus the usual shops they have on site (glassblowing,blacksmith,chocolate etc.). A day well worth the trip any time of year as there is also a tea shop on site.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful landscape to wander through as you make your way through to the tea rooms. Plenty of benches to sit on and watch the world go by. A lot of dog walkers, who all seemed to be very responsible as well. Lovely autumnal colours during the first week of November when we visited. Coffee and tea were fine, good choice... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cream teas including a pot of tea is excellent value for money with good service and pleasant surrounding with view over cricket ground. Nice walk through the grounds, village and lakes.

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Gunnislake, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very busy tearoom but the service is very slow and the tables were not clean when we had our tea and cake and had to clear it ourselves.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

WE went here mainly to have a look around the craft units at the back of the main building. I bought some lovely bits to put away for xmas here. My husband loved the glassblowing unit and the prices for the items on sale were so cheep compaired to other places we,ve been. I got some chocolate figures and lollys... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Brilliant new vistor centre in village. Nice craft centre. Lovely park. Lake is having all the silt removed at the moment should be finished in 2017.

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I adore Cockington, a beautiful tranquil village. First return visit for a number of years. The food and drinks at Cockington Court tearoom were good, the toilets however are awful. Desperately need a refurb. A note on the door explained the water on the ladies floor wasn't a flood but an exuberant flush. Seriously! Get a plumber urgently; not hygienic!... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Today me and two friends went to the Halloween trail with 8 children. Paid £2 a child. I no it's not much a child but after paying £2 a child would expect more than one chewit sweet!!!! as the treat at the end! Yes one little chewit as the treat. Would of expected a little packet of haribo or something... More 

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