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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Craft workshops

Lovely setting the glass blowing and wood carving very interesting nice walks in the gardens some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol K
Lancaster, United Kingdom
via mobile
Don't visit on a rainy afternoon

We visited at 2pm on Friday 28th July in the rain. Not knowing what to expect we paid for 3 hours... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy P
via mobile
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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!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“glass blowing” (75 reviews)
“craft shops” (68 reviews)
“tea room” (42 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting the glass blowing and wood carving very interesting nice walks in the gardens some nice little craft shops very relaxing

1  Thank Carol K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at 2pm on Friday 28th July in the rain. Not knowing what to expect we paid for 3 hours parking. Then paid to use the toilet. We went for a nice walk down to a beach and back with the promise to ourselves...More

1  Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must go to place when in Torquay, Cockington is a picturesque village with lovely walks a fabulous church, craft shops [don't forget the chocolate shop scrummy] a peaceful piece of Devon to sit and enjoy a Cream Tea what could be more relaxing.

Thank Shirley P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive grounds and lovely craft shops. Don't forget to visit the hand made chocolate shop and the glass blowing workshop - they are both worth a visit. It is an easy stroll from the centre of Torquay and you also get chance to look in...More

1  Thank watkinss2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has a decent cafe with pretty good service. Obviously surrounded by the beautiful ground that cockington had to offer especially in enjoyable in the summer with the cricket on. Would recommend.

Thank Hugo L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Cockington such a stunning place to visit the Thatched cottages are so picturesque and we enjoyed afternoon tea with spectacular veiws over the park.A must visit

Thank Frews43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off on our way home from Torquay! Such a lovely little quaint interesting place well worth a short visit. Not enough to do for a full day but a lovely place for a picnic. Shame the house is not shown as a museum or...More

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the place for laid back half /day. Peasant boarded walk from Painton/Torquay main road though the water meadows into the village,then on to Cockington court A number of different craft studios, the Gallery and rose garden are interesting The glass blowing is particularly interesting....More

2  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If you want to get away from it all and enjoy a romantic setting, this is the place to go. Thatched buildings and well kept gardens give you a true feelings of the old days. Situated in a valley of woodland and the rolling Devon...More

Thank andy w
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am so glad to hear you had a lovely time its such a beautiful place and something for everyone I am so glad to hear that you found many aspects that make Cockington so special The craft makers are stunning and the grounds too...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Permit and blue badge holders beware. These are not accepted in some of the car parks in Cockington but due to very poor signage you will find it confuseing to know which car parks they are. We had a weekly permit thinking we were OK...More

1  Thank grahamep444
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Grahame I was sorry to hear that you received a ticket As I explained to you when you emailed us however there are several car parks in Cockington I also explained to you we do not manage them all our site is Cockington Court...More

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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.
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.
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