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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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One of my favourite places

I help run a local Home Education group and we regularly meet up at cockington manor tea rooms. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tessa F
Rex Latham Blacksmith 1 Day Course

On site blacksmith Rex Latham offers a 1 day course whereby you get to forge 2 items to take... read more

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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 good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“craft shops” (73 reviews)
“glass blowing” (63 reviews)
“cream tea” (45 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
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Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I help run a local Home Education group and we regularly meet up at cockington manor tea rooms. The staff are really friendly and very accommodating regarding the childern and very friendly. We love the grounds and have many picnics and play out during the...More

Thank Tessa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On site blacksmith Rex Latham offers a 1 day course whereby you get to forge 2 items to take home. The course lasts all day - I made a toasting fork in the morning and a paper knife in the afternoon. The course is designed...More

1  Thank cenewlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

set in acres of woodland and grass with craft shops and a wonderful church . gift shop inside the main building

Thank Bristolian_Traveller
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We thought this court would have all rooms open to the public but only found the ground floor rooms open in the way of a cafe and a few stalls and poorly sign postedMore

1  Thank withymoor2015
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. To clarify to yourself and future visitors that Cockington Court is a Craft Centre it was restored in 2010 by the TDA . The role of the site is a creative centre offering affordable craft studio space and also creative...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

good walk from torquay in to cockington village and into the park on to cockington court. small cafe nice cake and tea

Thank 977visitor
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Having been regular visitors to this tearoom for years it was disappointing today to find that 2 tea cakes and two lattes cost over £10 , over a pound more than we normally pay or what we pay anywhere else. We usually pay about £1.50...More

1  Thank Wendy A
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It could be good for children or dogs who want to range the grounds but otherwise not good. We spent 2 hours there, 55 minutes of which were waiting for a bowl of soup and sandwich from their non functional tearoom, several other groups had...More

Thank ken J
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

I am sorry to hear you had to wait this day was unusually busy for the time of year and we gather due to several factors other than an amazing sunny day such as closure of tea shops in the village, and the poor Drum...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I favorite place. Cockington is situated just one mile from Torquay seafront. Open all year round, entry is free and the Court is easily accessible on foot, by bus and by car. The Craft Centre is part of the historic Cockington Court, a 17th century...More

Thank 604judite
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Well we visited the tea room yesterday and what can I say? We ordered two hot drinks and waited 45 minutes, no explanation or apology despite repeatedly asking waiting staff where our drinks were. We weren’t the only ones by any stretch and by the...More

Thank Vicki L
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Vicki Obviously I am so very sorry to here about your experience but to say it was an unusual occurrence I was actually present this day and what I saw in visitor numbers was highly unusual The staff were really up against it as...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

We walked to Cockington across the water meadows and decided to have a cup of tea and a macaroon at the Tea Rooms. After 40 minutes and no drink or food, we asked for our money back. They even had difficulty returning that alongside 6/7...More

Thank Ann371
CentreDirector, Centre Director at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback This was a very rare day and I doubt Agatha could have even coped ! We had 280 people for 80 seats turn up so you could say we are victims of our own success I was present and I...More

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grahamep444
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.
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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.
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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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