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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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amazing place 3rd time back to our glass

Glass blowing demonstrations and glass goods to buy. Very reasonably priced and the couple whose... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrew P
beautiful

always loved cockington, unspoilt and beautiful, well worth a visit, go there every time i visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary P
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Glass blowing demonstrations and glass goods to buy. Very reasonably priced and the couple whose business it is are absolutely delightful and extremely helpful. wife buys some glass items from them every year we visit Torquay / Paignton to see family. They’re happy to engrave...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago

always loved cockington, unspoilt and beautiful, well worth a visit, go there every time i visit devon

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We weren't sure what to expect when we visited. We saw the park and walled garden, the craft shops, the information centre and the rose garden. Overall we didn't think there was that much to see unless you wanted to spend an hour walking round...More

Thank cngj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the market day, it was fantastic, the glass blowing is fantastic and very interesting, the staff In all of the little shops are really lovely and happy to speak to you about their products taking the time to go through it. This...More

1  Thank Chelsea H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Good food at reasonable prices in a lovely airy dining room. Easy to reach from the car park or beach and we found it easy walking through the extensive parkland - we even enjoyed a cricket match being played on a very hilly pitch. There...More

Thank Pennash
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed the lovely food our lovely cook Jo creates it is a lovely room formerly the library of the house with stunning walnut panelling! Great that you caught a cricket match too if it rains we have lots to see inside three galleries...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with the grounds and the cricket area. The rose garden would be spectacular in mid summer as there are an abundance of rose plants in a beautiful walled garden. The grassed areas would be perfect place for a picnic. I think the parking...More

Thank BrendansWife
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear Brendans wife Thank you for your review I am glad to hear you enjoyed the lovely grounds We have had a really amazingly busy summer and some of our makers were taking a quick holiday the week of your visit Useful to know for...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

As part of a group elderly and inform group from a local care home we tried to book a table in the tea room. We were told that they did not accept bookings for more than eight. We asked for two bookings of six which...More

1  Thank johnbarcy
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear John Upon receiving your review I have looked into this matter most seriously with all staff involved I gather no booking of 6 was refused and that 18 people were initially requested at the time of enquiry Also I gather you did not in...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

I had high expectations ,cream tea for three,two scones each Jam cream and tea for£16 Unfortunately the scones were more like bread rolls , otherwise Setting is stunning and little craft centre is lovely for a mooch .More

Thank Alimoore51
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for your review I am glad you liked our grounds and craft centre Next time do come and see the galleries too We will look into why the scones were not upto our normal excellent standard as normally they are exceptional Jo is...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Worth a visit, there is a craft workshop behind the house where you can watch glass items being made and buy them. Various other shops selling handmade craft items - jewellery, mosaics, chocolate etc. The grounds and rose garden are a lovely place to walk...More

Thank Janet W
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear Janet Thank you for your review Yes the studio's are terrific its mesmerising to see how the crafts are created We are very proud of our studio makers here keep coming back to see us and we have anew maker Nicola Cox selected to...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Popped in to CC as my parents have recently moved to the area. We visited on the sunny bank holiday weekend. We walked through the lovely village of Cockington and through the grounds of CC. A cricket match was being played and a horse drawn...More

Thank LauraAMoore1
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi Laura, Thanks for your review Glad to hear that you maybe visiting us now your parents have moved to this lovely area super that you came across the cricket match and carriages everyday is a fun and surprising experience here Great you sampled the...More

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grahamep444
12 July 2017|
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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.
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Fee N
16 April 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.
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Andy D
14 March 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
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