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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Cockington Court

Cockington Court was a wonderful surprise. The grounds are lovely and as many others have remarked... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barry S
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Mrs Thomas

Beautiful house and gardens. My favourite was the rose garden that smelt out of this world. We then... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sweething69
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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!
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“craft shops” (73 reviews)
“glass blowing” (63 reviews)
“chocolate shop” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cockington Court was a wonderful surprise. The grounds are lovely and as many others have remarked a stroll around and then a visit to the nice cafe is perfect. Plenty of car parking spaces although paid it is ideal to be able to reach the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful house and gardens. My favourite was the rose garden that smelt out of this world. We then went to restaurant which was quaint with simple tasty menu. We had the cheese cream tea and the chocolate cream tea. Service was ok nothing special.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Cockington on a regular basis with my teenage students as it is the classic chocolate box English country house estate and village. The village has lovely tea shops and the shop sells fudge to die for! The house and grounds are immaculately...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a nice day this a great place to take a walk around the grounds and village, and to end up back at the café. Perfect place for a nice day out in a quaint Devon setting.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I help run a local Home Education group and we regularly meet up at cockington manor tea rooms. The staff are really friendly and very accommodating regarding the childern and very friendly. We love the grounds and have many picnics and play out during the...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

On site blacksmith Rex Latham offers a 1 day course whereby you get to forge 2 items to take home. The course lasts all day - I made a toasting fork in the morning and a paper knife in the afternoon. The course is designed...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

set in acres of woodland and grass with craft shops and a wonderful church . gift shop inside the main building

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

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 postedMore

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CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thank you for your review. To clarify to yourself and future visitors that Cockington Court is a Craft Centre it was restored in 2010 by the TDA . The role of the site is a creative centre offering affordable craft studio space and also creative...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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

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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

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grahamep444
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.
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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.
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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
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