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“Inland picturesque village”
Review of Cockington Court

Cockington Court
Ranked #17 of 39 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Brings back childhood memorys. Very popular with tourists. Very close to coast attractions. Quaint!!!

Thank Andrews10_13
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"cream tea"
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"chocolate shop"
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"well worth a visit"
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"rose garden"
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"manor house"
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"tea room"
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"lovely grounds"
in 16 reviews
"the main house"
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"lovely place to walk"
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"horse and carriage"
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"for sale"
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"picturesque village"
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Glass blowing, a church, painters, artisan areas in the stables and a lovely cafe in the Manor house.

1  Thank Seasidejemima
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We visited Cockington Court on Sunday morning at about 10.30 and parked in the Village Car Park which was expensive we then had to use the Toilets and at 20p to spend a penny we thought that we would be going into a clean well maintained Loo as that is what we have come to expect as that is all it costs in the New Loos in Plymouth.
Well we were very disappointed , My wife refused to use them as she felt that the whole place was unsanitary , smelly and scruffy ( She waited to use the ones in Cockington Court itself) . The gents were not much better smelling strongly of urine )
If you need to go to the Loo in Cockington wait till you get to Cockington Court and use theirs!!

Thank Duncan W
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

A really lovely quaint place to visit - the village is lovely. The craft centre was interesting and worth a visit.

Thank paula f
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had some time to spare in Torquay and were told this place was well worth the visit, you can catch a return bus from the harbour side bus stop in Torquay for a small amount or use your day hopper ticket which costs just £5.10p for a days travel anywhere in area ( really good value for money!!) What a lovely little village!! entry is free all the staff here are very pleasant and helpfull and can tell you all about the history of the village, there is plenty to see with craft shops and a Chocolate shop selling hand crafted choccy's, they are a little expensive but very good with some very unusual flavoured centers. There is also a court yard with glass blowing and a forge where they make some usefull and decorative items to sell - the metal garden drinks holders are a good fun item to buy - and look up for the huge metal spider in the upstairs window!! . There are some easy walks around the lake and woods and dogs are allowed too!! Children will love the open space to run around in. This place is ideal for family picnics and the pub is well worth a visit too! does some exceptionaly good food, coffee and cakes and has a lovely beer garden overlooking what I belive is the village green. However; you will need a fine day for your visit and I wouldn't recommend this on a rainy day.

1  Thank jenny f
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