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“such lovely greenspace”
Review of Cockington Court

Cockington Court
Ranked #16 of 62 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
Reviewed 9 May 2014

loveliest green space and artsy shops, awesome lunch out in the sunshine at THE DRUM close by. Wish we could have stayed even longer Church also magnificent- gardens cricket, horse drawn carriage

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

With young dogs, Cockington Court is a great place to spend the day! We've been four times in the last 2 years and never tire of the excellent food (clotted cream teas to die for!), super-friendly service, really interesting craft shops and extensive lawn (providing plenty of dog exercising and socialising opportunities). A great way to spend the day. Lots of varied walks, Cockington Village is also a great place to wander around - and if you run out of things to do you can always walk into Torquay. Highly recommended for families with or without four-legged friends!

1  Thank CClacey
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Just a couple of minutes from torquay , this is like going back in time, great food at both the cafe / restaurant s , amazing craft centres , glass blowing , and picnic walks

2  Thank Clemmyboy
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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.

Thank gail t
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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.

Thank Leenv11
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