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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
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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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Beautiful gardens & church. Interesting crafts centre

Great for 2 or 3 hours, with or without children. You can watch the hand-crafted glassware being made, and the blacksmith at work. The goods for sale are quite unique and good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Martin N
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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newton abbot, devon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Im sure the grockles love it but as a local I just found it to be wanting and full of overpriced tat, The craft area is a good idea but there was no glass blowing or iron work happening while we were there, more of the little craft shops were closed than were open. The whole place looks tatty, as... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great for 2 or 3 hours, with or without children. You can watch the hand-crafted glassware being made, and the blacksmith at work. The goods for sale are quite unique and good value. The Devon teas are not bad either.

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the village is so pretty.the gardens are lovely.the tea room is great .we had lovely scones .we went on the horse and carriage which we really enjoyed.the two people doing the horse and carriage are so friendly.

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Larne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the saunter around the old village. Car parking is £1 an hour and toilets are 20p although you can use the toilets at the top of the village for free. There are a few shops and tea rooms etc but it's worth going with a picnic and ball or racquets to use on the green area at the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter visited gophers for lunch as we told her dog and it is a dog friendly venue,My problem is I am disabled and a very large van from Newton Abbott trampolines had blocked a spare disabled space .BEWRE if you have are disabled.Waited a while to be served only one person behind the bar?food ordered when it arrived good... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! There is so much to see, the lakes, the grounds, the rose garden, the church. We could have spent every day of our holiday here, it's an amazing place. And it's free!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We sat outside on gorgeous Friday mid-morning for cream tea for two. Everything from the service, scones, tea and staff was great. When we paid with our card, the staff were unsure whether the transaction went through twice so they asked for our details so at the end of the day when they closed, they could check if their till... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely building with tea rooms in a magnificent setting. The area behind the building has craft centres and gardens. There is also a chocolate factory and shop just selling chocolate. There are a few walks leading of from here I would recommend a map.

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1 Thank paegant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cockington Village and Cockington Court are "hidden" treasures just 30 a minute walk from Torquay harbour. Entering the village feels like entering a different world. We had a light bite at a wonderful garden cafe with a piano player. At the Court you can look at really nice hand craft work of several types of material. We ended up with... More 

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1 Thank Erik K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely place me and my Husband got married here was a lovely day, gardens was great for pictures. Good price to get married there would recommend we did of my now brother/sister in law.

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