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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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Very good for whole of Cockington

I popped here with a friend as it popped up on a search on Pinterest. I feel I should say very good for whole of Cockington, not just cockington court. I would only recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Cockington is a small village close to Torquay with a Manor house converted to a crafts centre (it also houses a registry office!). Watching a glassblower and a blacksmith showing their skills makes the trip worthwhile. There is a little alley full of craftspeople all are worth visiting. Some great views nearby. The downside, traveling by car, is that the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I popped here with a friend as it popped up on a search on Pinterest. I feel I should say very good for whole of Cockington, not just cockington court. I would only recommend cockington court to people who enjoy relaxing and don't feel need to hurry around and look at loads of 'tourist attractions' as there isn't many here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We're on our fourth visit to Cockington, lovely little place, unfortunately we went when it was raining and much to see and do is outside, we enjoyed it anyway, nice to see the skilled crafts men and women at work particularly the glass workshop and blacksmith. Whilst the craft shops are lovely to look in on, we were slightly disappointed... More 

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely place, visited when the craft/country fair was on lots for children and adults to do, lovely place! Well worth a visit also check out the shops glass makers and candle shop are brilliant

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely staff made a special occasion that little bit more special.The function room was nicely presented with great views over the park. Thanks to you all.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fab place lovely craft centre and alway visit the chocolate shop. Cafe good quality food and polite efficient service.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Cockington is a lovely picturesque village with thatched cottages set in acres of lovely green. An absolute delight to walk. A play area for the children. Small shops with local crafts. Black smiths, secret garden, lakes that do need some cleaning. Drakes drum pub. It's just a lovely escape which is ideal for a picnic with the family.

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We went here as a low-cost outing, as the write-up in the leaflet sounded like it was worth a visit, and it was free entry. All we saw was a country house turned into a cafe, some craft shops, half of which were closed, the garden of the country house which looked like it had been neglected for several years,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Lovely village..myself and hubby loved it....but my two children thought it was boring being so young and couldn't wait to leave. .good place to visit when weather isn't brilliant .. a afternoon couple of hours visit is more then sufficient time spent there. .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had coffee and cake here. Nice setting, a bit pricey for their cakes but isn't that the story for anywhere you buy cakes in this country.

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