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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
Description: Just a mile from Torquay seafront, historic Cockington Court is nestled...
Just a mile from Torquay seafront, historic Cockington Court is nestled within 460 acres of parkland. The Court has recently undergone a £2.85Million restoration and build programme to add to the existing craft studios. The craft centre is home to a growing number of artists and craftsmen - admire their skills as you watch them work in their studios and galleries. There is also an exhibition space and a resource room, both of which run regular displays and workshops with a programme to suit all ages. Don't miss the ornamental lakes, woodland and play park, ride a horse drawn carriage around the estate and top it off with a well-earned rest in the Tea Rooms. With a busy events calendar, Cockington Court is perfect for all the family!
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First class cream tea and a lovely place to walk around

Cockington is such a cute place and the cream tea at Cockington Court was first class. My boyfriend is really hard to please on the scone front and he was really impressed. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Ampthill, Bedfordshire
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Ampthill, Bedfordshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Cockington is such a cute place and the cream tea at Cockington Court was first class. My boyfriend is really hard to please on the scone front and he was really impressed. We really enjoyed our stroll around the grounds and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Cockington Court is a very nice place to take up a morning/ afternoon. The village is full of chocolate box style thatched cottages and there are plenty of tea rooms to choose from if you want a Devon Cream Tea. Cockington Court has plenty of things to see and numerous craft outlets. The gardens are great for a walk around.... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Cockington Court advertises their craft studios extensively in leaflets throughout Devon, but what a disappointment. We visited on a sunny Saturday afternoon from Exeter, and almost everything was closed. We felt so sorry for the valiant few that were open. It's clear to see what is happening as rents were advertised on vacant units. Clearly they are so cheap that... More 

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newton abbot
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

BEWARE..we just received a 100 fine after being 10 minutes past our ticket time at cockington....Ok we were late and maybe a fine but ONE HUNDRED POUNDS...we are local and will never go there again

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CentreDirector, Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this review

Dear Greenamber, Thank you for your recent visit to Cockington Court. I am very sorry to hear that you received a parking fine on your visit. However in Cockington are several different car parks with two providers. The Court's own provider car park maximum fines are between £50- £70 and fast payment of the fine is usually £25. The PCN... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went to Cockington on recommendation of hotel owner. Lovely surrounding and beautiful church and gardens, but inside the building is a let down. The tea rooms were brilliant, lovely cream tea and great sized scones. However it then just becomes a commercial office space for boutique like shops. There is nothing on the history of cockington court, why it is... More 

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CentreDirector, Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this review

Dear Ellie, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your recent trip to Cockington Court and that you enjoyed the stunning scenery. However sad to hear you missed out on the various signage around the Court highlighting the various information areas on site history of the site. We have a interpretation room that is signposted and listed on our map... More 

Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We found out about this place and off we went, 4 adults,4 kids and 2 dogs! We were not disappointed, lovely grounds with plenty of interesting walks for the dogs and children, sadly for us it started to rain a lot so we went to the cafe, which i was very pleased allowed dogs in the cafe, we had hot... More 

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South Molton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Situated about a mile from Torquay seafront this olde worlde village has plenty to offer with the main house Cockington Court surrounded by a country park and various cafes, craft shops and glass blowing demonstration. Great walk up through the boardwalk but also reachable by road with car parking facilities. Cannot believe anybody ould be disappointyed by a visit here... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by our B&B owners in Torquay and we are so glad we visited. Wandering through the village it felt like you were in another world. Although there were quite a few visitors, it felt quiet and tranquil walking around the court and village. We stopped at an outdoor cafe for a drink, the scenery... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Living locally, this is an easy place for us to visit and, apart from the cost of parking, a great free local attraction. If you park in the pretty thatched village and walk through the pleasant grounds it is a lovely walk either through the woods or the big open grassy grounds in front of the main house which on... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were recommended to visit Cockington Village and Court by friends - one if the most beautiful places on earth, especially in a lovely sunny day. Entry to Cockington Court is free, but you do need to use the p&d car park.

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