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“Great on a sunny day”
Review of Cockington Court

Cockington Court
Ranked #13 of 62 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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
Hayes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great on a sunny day”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Away from the Park the village has a lovely "Old England feel" fantastic to get away from the rat race. Lots of people give up their time to run the Old Forge gift shop and other shops which offer good value items of interest. We planned to stay a few hours and move on but stayed over 5 hours in the end enjoying the Village/Park

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Mark1374217
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Crafts in a peaceful setting”
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Cockington Court is a beautiful hall set in large grounds. The village itself is found about 3/4 of a mile from Torquay seafront down a narrow country lane. You emerge in the village by the Rose cottage and find 1 of the car parks to the right. There is another new car park to be found next to the Drum Inn which takes you to the rear of the Court. However of the 2 I prefer the one in the village, for though the other is very handy it is very narrow and NOT 1 way. The Court itself boasts many craft ventures including a glass maker, iron worker and a rocking horse maker. There are artists works on show and many great gifts to buy. A cafe is to be found at the court if you want to have a rest before exploring the village. From the Court you can explore the beautiful historical church and the walk or take a horse trap down the drive to the shops. The blacksmiths and other cottages are beautiful and you can rest at the Rose Cottage or Drum inn. A lovely walk can also be taken round the large grounds.

Visited June 2014
4 Thank Diane K
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent way to spend a day”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Explore the lush undergrowth and paths around the ponds. Enjoy the beautiful chapel near the main Hall and sit & reflect in the nearby rose garden. A very English, very lovely place where you can find peace and quiet away from other visitors with very little effort.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank ChelseaLass
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Cocklington village and house are beautifull, But if you have problems walking, the hills are quite a drag, there was no sign of the horse and carriage the day we went. but all in all a beautifull place to sit and recharge your batteries. The little church is a quaint old building which still holds weddings.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank tiggyhog
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Horley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely Place to visit”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

What a beautiful little village to visit. Cream teas, local pub grub, local crafts & beautiful scenery... what more can you ask for.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank LSCC
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