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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...

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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Beautiful setting, well worth a visit!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was wonderful to look around at all the different crafts being made on sight and the craft shops, my favourites were the glass blower and the hand carved rocking horses, the is also a blacksmith there, the were a number of places both old cottages converted and the house itself where you could go for refreshments

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a real delight. The craft units displaying old fashioned crafts is a must and Set in beautiful grounds too. There always seems to be a wedding happening, which is great for photos. The little church on the hill is a must to. Inside there is so much history, including a pulpit taken from a Spanish galleon. The... More 

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it was the time of the year, but it seemed like something and nothing. A cafe and a "studio/gallery" selling crafts made in the units on site. Most if the units were closed although the chocolate company was very good. The grounds were smaller than expected too. Wouldn't bother again if we were in the area.

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Alberta Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a few hours and did lunch in this quaint little village. The lunch was average but the service was very good. The shops are full of interesting locally made products like blown glass, paper, plants, chocolates. It was well worth the trip and I would recommend a look see for anyone in the Exeter or Torquay area. We bought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from the terrace are quite stunning. It's hard to believe that a busy town surrounds the parkland on three sides. Walking is very much recommended. Choose a sunny day and spend a few hours here.

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful setting within the park had cream tea here. Fast service and tasty. There was the option of indoor or outdoor seating.

Thank dbargh_252110
Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have heard about cocking ton but never been, so I went with my son, lovely village feeling to it some nice walks to be had little shops selling hand made things for paintings on slate which I bought two there lovely and the colours stand out, fudge and lots of other things there's a pub but not visited yet... More 

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