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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 607230
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 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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Lovely afternoon out

Cockington Court is a lovely place. The village has some nice little gift shops and it is a short walk up to the house. The rose garden and church are really nice but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cockington Court is a lovely place. The village has some nice little gift shops and it is a short walk up to the house. The rose garden and church are really nice but the highlight is the glass blowing demonstration. Avoid lunchtime if you want to see the demonstration which begin again at 2pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With home made pastries and different types of coffee this a lovely stop during a walk around the estate. Lovely staff and pets are welcome here.

Paignton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Today Suday 21 August 2016....my partner and I decided to have a change and walk the dog and have a coffee at the tea rooms. We arrived at 11:55 and ordered two regular coffees and my partner was advised that the coffees would be sent to our table. 25 minutes later no coffees had arrived so we decided to complain,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We often visit Cockington as it's a beautiful place to come with our children. Today we stopped here for lunch as we were meeting friends. Unfortunately the food really let us down. My husband's jacket potato would've been suited to a toddler - it was tiny! Priced at £6.95 would've expected a normal sized potato. I had the homemade quiche... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The house is nothing special, even though it has a lovely sloping lawn where children and pets can have the time of their life. The best is the small church. The outside is not totally harmonious, but inside it is lovely (second only to the church in Trumpington, Cambs.) and peaceful, displaying a few items that make the visit even... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

wasn't too happy with my visit today, forever waiting in a queue while young staff pottered around in a slow pace, was fedup by the time we actually got served, sandwiches over priced for the average taste, all in all I wasn't that impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it so much we are getting married there next year.T he rose garden is lovely and will be lovely for wedding pictures.

Thank Tracy R
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tea or coffee in the court tea room is enjoyable and toilets are clean, prices are reasonable. The shop contains many quirky and art and craft items.

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

£4 for a cream tea and you got a choice of one scone or two -extra if I'd had two but one was plenty! Very tasty. The court itself was great too with tea rooms and watched a couple of weddings in the sunshine. Pay and display car park £1 on hour but you can pay for a day which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old manor house. Lots of craft shops to visit but not the usual rubbish at all. Exquisite handmade jewellery, some of the best designs i have seen. Interesting restored items for the garden. Plants sales. Exhibitions as well. Well worth a visit.

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