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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
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+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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Delightful place. Well worth a visit.

Set in a beautiful country park just a short distance from Torquay sea front. The tea room is excellent - very friendly staff. Popular with locals and holidaymakers. Dogs are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 11, 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Set in a beautiful country park just a short distance from Torquay sea front. The tea room is excellent - very friendly staff. Popular with locals and holidaymakers. Dogs are also allowed in.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2014

Lovely shops, brilliant Glass Blowers, chocolate shop out of this world. Lovely old church, nice for a quiet walk around.

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Torquay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

Cockington is perfect all year round for a day out, I personally love it at Christmas time the most because it's beautifully decorated. However, I visited a few times in the summer too and there's lots to do. We sat out on the green for hours, looked around the shops and had a drink in the lovely cafe. Car park... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014

Met here for a reunion, excellent choice, interesting, great grounds, decent retail at sensible prices and generally a good place to visit, we were restricted due to time constraints but we will be back as a family to spend the whole day.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2014

Plenty to see and admire the way the crafts are done in front of you.It is always a bonus to watch craftsmen at work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2014

Such a lovely location for either lunch, cream tea or just a drink. Perfect place to relax after a walk and enjoy the greenery of Cockington.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2014

A must visit. Been visiting this place for years, the grounds are lovely, great for walking and a picnic in the summer. New additions and craft shops add to the interest, as does the resident glass blower Would be great to some development of the organic garden.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went here for something to do and so pleased we did. The place was lovely lots of different little craft hideouts and great surroundings, give it a try if you get a spare couple of hours. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Went to the tea rooms today for my friends baby shower... We were allowed to decorate the table as we wanted and were made to feel extremely welcome. The staff were so attentive and I could not fault the service! The food was good for a nice lunchtime snack and the cake was delicious! I would definitely recommend this lovely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2014

A short bus ride will take you from Torquay harbour to this very charming, peaceful and interesting place. Plenty to see such as glass blowing, blacksmiths and the woderful hand made rocking horses. There is an arts and crafts outlet area with lots of hand made items on sale. The Gardens are peaceful and lovely to sit in if the... More 

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