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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
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+44 1803 607230
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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No. 62 bus from Torquay runs every 40 minutes - last one departs from Cockington at just after 4 p.m. so don't be caught out if you go by bus. Lovely walk up to the house... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2015
Ann S
Minehead, United Kingdom
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

No. 62 bus from Torquay runs every 40 minutes - last one departs from Cockington at just after 4 p.m. so don't be caught out if you go by bus. Lovely walk up to the house, through a large expanse of lawn where your dog can run around. There there is a tea room, and just behind the house there... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Lovely setting and really enjoyed cream tea sat in the sun looking at the beautiful grounds.Really recommend a visit.

Thank Sonia C
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Really good day out for me. my wife our 9 year old son and our friends with their 10 year old daughter. The craft fair was on with plenty of stalls, dog shows, bouncy castles, plus you also had the Church open the gardens open the blacksmith, glass blower all open and working. Great day out our son held a... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Cockington is well worth a visit while in the area, the studio workshops are interesting part curly the glass makers and smithy shop. Large lawns at the front of the house make a good picnic area. Inside there are art galleries and craft studios as well as some interactive items to play with. Set to one side is the church,... More 

1 Thank Chris551953
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Lovely just to walk around the grounds. If that bores you, there's a whole range of craft shops which seem to be filled with permanently cheerful owners / staff. (bless 'em, I've worked with the public and I couldn't smile for that long) Excellent for mooching about and relaxing.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Free entry but wait until you get to the chocolate shop as you won't be able to resist a souvenir. We bought the kids holiday presents there so well worth a visit

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Superb area. lovely place to have a family walk, so well kept. The house is beautiful, they hold weddings here, if your lucky you might see a bride having her photos done as the views are delightful

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Brilliant place, well worth a visit. This is a great family place to visit, if it's a nice day there is a lovely green to enjoy a picnic, or a great tea room to eat in or out. Very dog friendly. The glass blowing is great, watch them while they work, and buy beautiful vases etc. we have been twice... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

This village is well worth a visit. There are lots of unique craft stalls in and around the court. The court is in a beautiful setting and ideal for family picnics. Surrounding woodland if you like to walk. Also a friendly pub, The Drum, in the village serves good food. Picturesque village with thatched roves. Also a couple of gift... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Really lovely place to visit. Watching glass being blown and the beautiful things they make, came away after buying some lovely pieces. Will definately go again. Seeing the artistic chocolate that is made and the hand made jewellery. The pretty cottages, the lovely tearooms, the beautiful country park. A fantastic day out.

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