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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Lovely visit

Had a lovely visit and walk in the park. Nice cup of tea from the cafe. Good range of crafts to... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2015
Tavistock, United Kingdom
via mobile
You will not be disappointed

This is a place you can spend many hours without realising it. The building , shops and gardens... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2015
Bristol, 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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  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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“craft shops” (72 reviews)
“glass blowing” (63 reviews)
“cream tea” (45 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely visit and walk in the park. Nice cup of tea from the cafe. Good range of crafts to look at. But over my price range but lovely to wander around. Nicely set out and well kept gardens. Great for the dogs.

Thank shazzzzzzzzz
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This is a place you can spend many hours without realising it. The building , shops and gardens are just beautiful. We all enjoyed the church. The craft shops I could have stayed for many an hour. Take a trip you Will not be disappointed...More

Thank BristolDawn1
CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

Thank you for your comments great to hear you felt welcome we pride ourselves on great customer care at the Court

Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Busy with weddings when we went but still quick to serve in the cafe. Scones lovely, coffee divine,lovely way to finish off trip to Cockington. The workshops must be visited as the glassblowers especially do some stunning work. Gardens were lovely even though it was...More

1  Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 24 September 2015

An amazing array of coloured paintings and great word for word wall mounts on the history of Cockington Court. There was plenty to see. The handmade chocolate shop was pretty great to visit. Whether you like chocolate or not, it would be an utter shame...More

Thank sandragY2889V0
CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

Great to hear youand had a great day found the history room the history of the Court and surroundings is rich in intrigue not to mention the odd ghost or two

Reviewed 21 September 2015

I found the building and various crafts average and rather disappointing.Probably needs more funding. However, the nearby glass making section was superb.More

1  Thank Fleur1905
CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

I am glad you enjoyed Ourglass they are superb to watch sorry to hear you felt the grounds needed more attention we had a lapse between gardeners but and since your visit there has been someone placed in post and a vast improvement since this...More

Reviewed 18 September 2015

This place is stunningly beautiful and is located in very scenic countryside. The church next door dates from 1066 and the court has craft shops and displays and gardens. A wonderful place to stroll and let the kids play. Staff are very friendly and full...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Got married here on 01.09.2015 Fantastic setting for a perfect day. Lovely food and excellent service in the cafe

Thank Lionel132015
Reviewed 18 September 2015

A wonderful relaxing experience with pleasant woodland walks, interesting craft centers and easy access

Thank OldSpeckledHen
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Beautiful place, although I resent being charged extortionate amounts of money - IN ADVANCE - for parking. This seems to be the norm for Torquay, Although, this particular place did not charge an entrance fee, you had to pay to park, guessing how long you...More

Thank Saffron321
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We arrived at the car park to see that we had to pay despite free parking being advertised for disabled people in the Cockington flyer brochure. We paid for two hours which we thought would be sufficient and then decided to use the loos first,...More

1  Thank Susie2167
CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2015

I am so sorry to hear you had a confusing time regards car parks Our Court car park is placed along the drum road as in the brochure and map on our website see www.cockingtoncourt.org this is free to disabled people we have two areas...More

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11 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
15 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