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Cockington Court

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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 607230
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Cockington Court, Torquay

Had a lovely afternoon there and will pop back soon. Most of the attractions were close when we visited - but hopefully next time we visit there will be more to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
kathryn h
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a lovely afternoon there and will pop back soon. Most of the attractions were close when we visited - but hopefully next time we visit there will be more to see.

Thank kathryn h
Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit, but beware when parking as cowboy company in operation. I visited recently over Christmas with an elderly friend with Alzheimer's and her wheelchair. I parked in the Higher Lodge car park which I chose as I thought I was giving my money to Cockington and not the council. We had a lovely walk and got... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have seen this historical place develop over 35 years and it gets better and better. Good choice of art and crafts and the café does a very good cup of tea.

Thank Robert R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

have been visiting Cockington Court for 30+ years and love it as much now as I ever did. Staff in the café are wonderful and the grounds are so beautiful - suitable for all ages!

Thank Stiren
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

You can follow a road to a car park in Cockington village but there is a walk beside a stream through a wildlife area which is better and very sheltered. The walk up to Cockington Court is steep. The grounds have lovely Rhododendrons and Azalias in spring. At the Court there is a very good café and numerous rooms and... More 

Thank 610diane
Torquay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been a frequent visitor to the cafe. I have found the owners to be very friendly however today I ordered 2 latte and coffee and walnut cakes. The coffee was on the side of warm not hot but the cake was very dry and the centre fondant was a thin layer. Mine also had a piece of walnut... More 

Thank Clare R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Purchased parking permits from Torbay council thought as Cockington is in Torquay we would be able to use these there . Spent £65 across the road on cream tea for 10 also quite a bit of money in the shops to get back to our cars to find 3 PCNS on our cars. Our appeal has been refused beware won't... More 

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this review

Cockington Court Craft Centre is sorry to hear of the confusion here To clarify in Cockington Village there are several car parks managed by different organisations namely 3 by TDA and 1 by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust So I am afraid the council permits you have will not apply The car park signage in all car parks (see website... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This is a lovely place to walk around, the landscaped gardens are well maintained and there are small lakes to sit around. Unfortunately, yet again, there was dog mess on the paths and the grass is DEFINITELY NOT child friendly, dog walkers just do NOT clean up after there pets!

Thank LadyPavlova
CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear of this as The Coast and Countryside Trust do provide ample bins in the park for dog owners to use More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We married at Cocking Court last Autumn and what a beautiful venue! The grounds of Cockington Court are wonderful and the staff at Cockington Court were exceptional, especially those in the Registrars office. The day before our Wedding, we visited 'Our Glass' and were treated to a very interesting demonstration of glass blowing. We also made a purchase. Since our... More 

2 Thank L S
Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Great tea room with a lot of homemade goodies from quiche, soup and fab cakes. Great atmosphere with the high ceilings and period fire place. This is also very dog friendly so after walk around the Country Park pop in for a Cream Tea. First Class recommended.

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