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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Lovely craft studios

Visited with my boyfriend for the first time. Really enjoyed our time and plenty of things to see... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stefanie C
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Wedding Civil Service

My wife and I just got married at the Torbey registery office in Cockington court. We couldn't have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, 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 good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“glass blowing” (74 reviews)
“craft shops” (68 reviews)
“tea room” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited with my boyfriend for the first time. Really enjoyed our time and plenty of things to see and do. Enjoyed our walks around the ground and sitting on the grass outside the Manor House having a picnic. The church was well worth the visit,...More

Thank Stefanie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just got married at the Torbey registery office in Cockington court. We couldn't have asked for a nicer place with nicer people. Heidi who performed the service was so lovely and accomadating. The grounds are gorgous and the rose garden was...More

Thank roundnround2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a wet windy day we were looking for something mostly inside to entertain ourselves. Drove out to Cockington and parked. As we were walking to the house a lady walking a dog advised us to go to the glass blowers. So we did and...More

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely day out for families to picnic, couples to romance and a lovley place to walk, spend time together, enjoy a superb cream tea. Lovely..

Thank clairelouise1406
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here and was able to see glass blowing and there were quite a few different craft shops to look at when I went there was a kind of fete or farmers market here which was really nice and I would visit this place...More

1  Thank hols256
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a nice walk to get to the house and around the grounds. We watched the glass blowing and went into all the little shops and and stalls. Good way to spend a couple hours

1  Thank Kirsty G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a few times over the last few months. Every visit is the same. Seems like the tea room is run by kids who have no idea how to run a business. No one wants to make eye contact. Left waiting in a que...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large array of craft workshops with some opportunities to try your hand at things. There at opportunities o buy craft items.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely spot to visit only 5 minutes drive from Torquay sea front. Car parking fees payable but lots of availability. Approach through narrow country lanes...a mini driving test! Nice tea rooms and shops/art gallery.

Thank Hazel S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

we loved the visit to Cockington. a Place full of history and so beautiful. Wear sensible shoes for the garden walks

Thank Londonrox
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Fee N
Are dogs permitted please?
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
Hi! Are there any substantial wheelchair-friendly walks please?
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