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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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We visited on the market day, it was fantastic, the glass blowing is fantastic and very... read more

Reviewed today
Chelsea H
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Brilliant place for all the family

Good food at reasonable prices in a lovely airy dining room. Easy to reach from the car park or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pennash
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
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Reviewed today 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

Thank Chelsea H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank johnbarcy
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 19 August 2017

After visiting Cockington a few years ago we could not believe how downhill it has gone. Most of the shops were closed which is not good enough considering it is a working craft centre and the Gallery shop had next to nothing in the way...More

Thank Joanne B
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joanne, To clarify the Centre is now a craft centre and rather than just shops 5 years ago was funded to create 26 ' real' working craft studio businesses open 5 days a week which is a normal working week The chocolate business is...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

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

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CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am glad to hear you had a lovely day and enjoyed our fabulous craft studios Will was in residence for Summer he is an amazing wood carver and Ourglass what can i say we are very lucky to have them here 7 days a...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

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
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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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