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Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
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A country estate near the sea

When the English spring sunshine was too wet and windy we walked to cockington along the boardwalk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Billyswan286
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Not child friendly

Don't bring children here!!!! Went into the cafe and ordered a coffee and cake for myself with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ASP199025
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Paignton, 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 good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“glass blowing” (67 reviews)
“craft shops” (73 reviews)
“chocolate shop” (28 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
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+44 1803 607230
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"glass blowing"
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"chocolate shop"
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"well worth a visit"
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"cream tea"
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"rose garden"
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"scones"
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"tea room"
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"manor house"
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"lovely grounds"
in 16 reviews
"horse and carriage"
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"the main house"
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"water meadows"
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"lovely place to walk"
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"for sale"
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"picturesque village"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When the English spring sunshine was too wet and windy we walked to cockington along the boardwalk. Wonderful peaceful walks and places to explore. Nice, warm and welcoming cafe. Some good artisan workshops and art galleries plus craft shops, well worth a long or short...More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Billy So glad to hear you had such a lovely time it is such a beautiful walk you are so right!Great you found the tea rooms and galleries and craft studios do come and visit again there is always something new to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't bring children here!!!! Went into the cafe and ordered a coffee and cake for myself with my 1 year old daughter. She had a packed lunch as that's what we always do when we go out but apparently it's rude for her to eat...More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, this is extremely disappointing for me to hear. I have always been proud of how the site is fully accessible to all ages. So I investigated this matter fully for you with my Tea Room Manager. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cant really review 5 stars because it was January 1st when i visited and was almost everything closed! However I loved the area and the parks. Stunning location, stunning villageMore

Thank Bruno C
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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bruno Apologies and that's a fair rating as yes we close only 3 days a year but unfortunately for your visit one of the 3 is New years Day Others are xmas day and Boxing Day. I am glad you still had a good...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable day at Cockington Court. Watched the Blacksmiths hard at work. Bought a mini horseshoe. Visited the gift shop. Had a Devon Cream Scone which was delicious. Lots to see. Highly recommended.More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review .I am so glad to hear you had a great time. Our Blacksmith Rex and Katie are amazing to watch I still get transfixed after 6 years by the sparks and stunning creations Glad to hear you visited the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area then visit this delightful country estate and enjoy a walk around the grounds followed by something to eat or drink.More

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CentreDirector, General Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review so glad to hear you had a great time st Cockington Court Yes the grounds are particularly stunning this time of year with daffodils and spring flowers and a well deserved stop in the Tea Room Do come and see...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

My friends and I visited Cockington Court cafe this morning and found the staff extremely welcoming. Service was very efficient and we have no complaints at all. We also enjoyed looking around the craft village and craft workshops,More

Thank Sue S
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CentreDirector, Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sue That is great to hear I am very proud of my Team here we love meeting new people here and welcoming them on site. I am glad you enjoyed seeing the wonderful craft studios we have some excellent quality makers here Do return...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Lovely cream scones and tea to break our walk Totnes back to Torquay. The craft centre worth a visit too.

Thank Joan C
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CentreDirector, Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Joan, So glad to hear you sampled the handmade delights it sounded like you deserved a good treat as that,s a fair walk ! Do come back to visit us again

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Cockington Court was a wonderful surprise. The grounds are lovely and as many others have remarked a stroll around and then a visit to the nice cafe is perfect. Plenty of car parking spaces although paid it is ideal to be able to reach the...More

1  Thank Barry S
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CentreDirector, Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Barry Yes we think so too so lovely to discover it people call it a jewel of the Bay and I can see that ! Thank you for your positive comments yes dry options are available all galleries can be accessed 7 days a...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful house and gardens. My favourite was the rose garden that smelt out of this world. We then went to restaurant which was quaint with simple tasty menu. We had the cheese cream tea and the chocolate cream tea. Service was ok nothing special.More

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CentreDirector, Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Mrs Thomas Thank you for your post yes the rose garden is lovely also the rhododendrons in late Spring too are superb and magnolia trees Great to hear you like the chocolate and cheese cream tea's we are doing afternoon teas too now that...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The weather wasn't promising, infact it was sleeting almost snowing. Appropriately dressed we wondered the park admiring the snowdrops that were also braving the weather. After an entertaining stroll around the wonderful craft centre we went for tea in the Cockington Court Tea Rooms. WOW....warm...More

Thank David L
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CentreDirector, Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David, What a terrific post thank you ! I am so glad to hear you explored the site we certainly welcome dogs and families here ! Great to hear you sampled the afternoon teas and met our great team Do please visit again you...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
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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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