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“beautiful old england” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cockington Court

Cockington Court
Ranked #12 of 63 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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“beautiful old england”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had a lovely day, beautiful old England you feel like you have stepped back in time. We took a horse drawn carriage ride through the grounds which are stunning and very historical. A visit in the church is a must for any one that loves history. We also had a lovely cream tea in the weavers tea rooms with a very attentive gent who provided excellent customer service. A must to visit if ever in the area.

Visited April 2014
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Delightful place.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

We walked down winding lanes and found Cockington. Rose Cottage Gardens is a café/restaurant and when we went for a coffee there, there was a gazebo on the grounds where a live pianist was playing. It was so beautiful. After a wander round the prettiest village ever, we went to Cockington Court where there is lots of space to walk to the hall itself.

Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful Village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Stepping back a few hundred years. Lovely village of thatched cottages attached to a large country park. Nice shops with classy well priced gift rather than kiss me quick stuff.

Visited April 2014
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Somerton, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic time capsule”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

The really brilliant thing about Cockington Court and the park is the way in which it has remained virtually unchanged. This gives it a timeless quality. I remember seeing a documentary which featured Cockington in the 1930's and archive film from that time shows the area to be unchanged.
Only downside is the creation of new retail units at the back of the court which lack originality and look to utility. It has been several years since we last visited Cockington so we are pleased it has been looked after and preserved. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the rest of Torbay.

Visited April 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Another lovely day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

As I said in my last review I would return and the first thing I wanted to do when arriving in Torquay for a few days was park our car and do the lovely walk along the stream to Cockington.
We were very lucky with the weather again so spent a few hours walking around the village and court, shops etc.
Of course we returned to Weavers Cottage for a cream tea again. It is the best cream tea I have ever had.
It is warm, fresh and served lovely with plenty of cream and jam.
It is lovely to sit in the gardens and enjoy it and the people that own it are very friendly and welcoming.
I would recommend a day out at cockington and make sure you stop off for an amazing cream tea!

Visited April 2014
Thank chen873
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