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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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A real gem of a location

The views from the terrace are quite stunning. It's hard to believe that a busy town surrounds the... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2015
Colin M
High tea

Wonderful setting within the park had cream tea here. Fast service and tasty. There was the option... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2015
Widnes, United Kingdom
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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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Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

The views from the terrace are quite stunning. It's hard to believe that a busy town surrounds the parkland on three sides. Walking is very much recommended. Choose a sunny day and spend a few hours here.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed October 27, 2015

Wonderful setting within the park had cream tea here. Fast service and tasty. There was the option of indoor or outdoor seating.

Thank dbargh_252110
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I have heard about cocking ton but never been, so I went with my son, lovely village feeling to it some nice walks to be had little shops selling hand made things for paintings on slate which I bought two there lovely and the colours...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed October 24, 2015

Went during Apple fair Sunday. Very busy live band was brilliant thought it was ,UB40. Tea rooms apple pie was excellent

Thank a_broadhurst
Reviewed October 24, 2015

With all the usual seaside amusements and scenes it is especially pleasing to go inland a mille or two and enjoy the peace of the countryside along with craft workshops and a large open space. We called in to the area to buy a craft...More

2  Thank Peter R
Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Took my 3 children to cockington where they can play, run,climb and even watch cricket in the season...good old fashion family time which is hard yo find these days with all this technology

Thank Kesosborne
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Take a step back in time, We walked from the Torbay road up to Cockington, and to the court, there is a restaurant, however we did not visit. We walked around the grounds, and the glass shop was delightful. A lovely attraction.

1  Thank lonergan2468
Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

The lovely family day out at the Apple fair which is to celebrate the last of the windfall Apple crop has turn from a family friendly day out to a to a spinner, ticket entry so you can get food rubbish craft stalks with uninterested...More

Thank David B
CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2015

Sorry David to hear your view on Apple Day. We have over 4000 people plus attend so it was much busier than previous years we will look at widening the fences next year Also create a leaflet of all the activities to take part in...More

Reviewed October 18, 2015

Cockington Court is located within Cockington parkland. Many of the craft studios have been relocated to the new complex in the land behind. The Registry Office was relocated here from Oldway, and now takes up most of the upper floor. The ground floor accommodates a...More

Thank John-TQ
CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2015

Thank you firstly for the great photos to add to our tri[ advisor pages glad you had a great time hope to see you again and thanks for sharing all the facts with others

Reviewed October 18, 2015

High quality music and a great atmosphere, although it took quite a time queuing to get wrist bands for entry.More

Thank Earthles77
CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2015

So glad to hear you enjoyed the great music Vinyl Avengers Esplanades and Simmertones were great fun and lovely to see so many people of all ages dancing along to the music. Huge apologies for the long queues yes the event was far busier than...More

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Response from stratfordsub | Reviewed this property |
I agree signage is poor. I actually paid for a short term ticket so I could explore on foot where I could find a convenient disabled spot. Very narrow roads make life difficult.
Fee N
April 15, 2017|
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Response from angelics54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed plenty of seats outside the cafe.plenty of water for dogs around and big open field to play on.
Andy D
March 14, 2015|
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Response from rachael g | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes Cockington is flat, the walks through the court are lovely, I'm sure you'll love it here, great place to visit