Cockington Court

Cockington Court, Torquay: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Cockington Court Reviews: 4/5

Cockington Court
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Art Galleries • Gardens
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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. It is the leading S.W creative hub There is an exciting 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 to visit the galleries, sculpture garden, cafe and craft studios where visitors can meet makers at work. It is also the Torbay's leading wedding venue of choice.
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More than 3 hours
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428susan
Leicestershire, UK186 contributions
Disappointing
Sep 2021 • Couples
We visited during our stay in Torquay.When we came 2 years ago it was a pleasant place to while away a few hours in a calm environment .Unfortunately due to the fact that the cafe had closed,only ice cream and take way coffee's were available and the other cafe was only open for outside eating we were very disappointed.
The shops were virtually non existent and sadly there seemed to be a vast number of dogs off their leads racing around
I feel that Covid has obviously had an impact on this once peaceful place,what a shame
Written September 24, 2021
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Neil B
Liverpool, UK12 contributions
Lovely Parkland and Artisan Workshops
Sep 2021
Large parkland. Ponds and environs not as well maintained as in the past. Area behind the house has been developed as workshops selling directly to the public.
Written September 20, 2021
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Drew
London, UK7 contributions
Don’t be rude if you go there
Sep 2021 • Friends
4/5
Wonderful grounds and beautiful for a walk. We had lunch and cream teas. The server was polite and quick. Sadly we witnessed an elderly group argue with him and were extremely rude which was uncalled for but he handled it with calm and professionalism. Lots of dog owners there. Outside seating but be prepared for people to just join your table without asking. I had the Pizza Panini which was perfect for a light lunch.
Written September 13, 2021
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Brynthomas-13
Bridgend, UK10 contributions
Terrible
Aug 2021
We visited Cockington 10th August. It is a place we love. It was marred by the disgusting filthy dirty toilets. There were dogs in there and to dirty to use.

We complained to a stall tenant who said they were short of staff.

We thought it was getting safer to visit places with Covid easing. This is not the case in Cockington .
Written August 16, 2021
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Katie R
16 contributions
Best Scone, i have ever had
Jul 2021
We visited Cockington during our recent Torquay stay. We walked there which is hard going, at least the way got there lol. It was a bit drizzly so we went to Cockington Court for a cuppa and a scone and OMG it was soo good. The scone was warm and light and crumbly. Ahhh so good. I will be dreaming about this scone for a while. The grounds are really lovely and would have been even nicer there on a nice sunny day.
Make sure you take note of the last bus out of there as we missed it and had to walk back home :(
Written August 2, 2021
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Graham J
Nuneaton, UK1,552 contributions
A Good Day Out
Jun 2021
We walked here from Torquay and back along the coast. The grounds ane lovely and relaxing, excellent arboretum, interesting church to visit, good nature ramble round Manscombe wood and lots of craft shops.
Written July 25, 2021
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Angela E
brizzle61 contributions
Quaint
Jun 2021
Beautiful little village. Rose cottage is stunning. There is a waterfall working. The grounds are kept lovely
Written July 9, 2021
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ian f
Sandiacre, UK43 contributions
Disappointed
Jun 2021 • Couples
Cockington is a beautiful village with lovely walks but the cafeteria at the Hall is awful, my wife and I ordered two cheese and red onion marmalade paninis the panini was very dry and the cheese had no taste if you could find it, the onion marmalade virtually non existent, be warned take a picnic with you
Written June 30, 2021
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Caitlan R
5 contributions
Jobsworth staff.
May 2021 • Family
We had our wedding ceremony here. It was a beautiful day but unfortunately all I can think about is the rude woman who shouted at me whilst waiting to go in the ceremony room. ON MY WEDDING DAY. It was a short blonde woman with glasses. She was very aggressive and came quite close to me and demanded the reason why I had a limo parked outside. Then demanded that it be moved. Like I could easily walk all the way through the grounds again in my heels and wedding dress...I didn't know at the time limos were not supposed to park where ours was. I had no email stating where you could park before our wedding day. She was so rude and aggressive. It really wasn't the start to my wedding day I had imagined. And unfortunately it's the first thing I'll remember about it. She should have been more polite as it was our wedding day. My family and our photographer were also alarmed and upset with how she spoke to me. I'll never forget it. Some people really are pieces of work and sadly cockington court has someone like that working there.

The registrar however was lovely and if it wasn't for her calming us all down going in I probably could of cried.
Written June 21, 2021
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kim h
Birmingham England1,989 contributions
Best Hot Chocolate!
Apr 2021
We arrived at lunchtime on a wet day managed to find a dry table with umbrella. We ordered 2 hot chocolates £2.50 and £3.00 best hot chocolate in ages really tasty just what we needed. My partner had a pulled pork and cheese panini £4.00 very nice and we shared a plain scone with jam and clotted cream £3.00 really good. Will be going back when we can sit inside for sure loved our visit. Toilets clean. Lovely view of the grounds and the staff very polite and helpful.
Written May 11, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM