We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cockington Court

Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
Review Highlights
Rip off car parking charges

We arrived at the car park to see that we had to pay despite free parking being advertised for... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
Lichfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely shops....

Loved the little shops outside in the court...and nice cafe inside the house...lovely Church..so... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
Read all 654 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“glass blowing” (74 reviews)
“craft shops” (68 reviews)
“tea room” (42 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
+44 1803 607230
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (654)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

211 - 220 of 654 reviews

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

Reviewed 15 September 2015

Loved the little shops outside in the court...and nice cafe inside the house...lovely Church..so quaint and old..medieval...nice walks around the grounds...

1  Thank Kjbrown62
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Visited here on a Friday afternoon. Only four of the craft units were open. Had an ice cream in the cafe which was very expensive. Walked down into village, but all the cottages seem to have been turned into tea rooms. One good souvenir shop...More

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

I am sorry to hear your views at this time had several makers taking part in a big prestigious event and as they are working studios they are required to work 5 days from 7 but sometimes we do have clashes however I hope you...More

Reviewed 14 September 2015

Cockington Court Park is located a very pleasant walk from the beautiful and delightful village of Cockington. Walk up the hill from the village past lots of beautiful thatched house and walk through the gardens up to the splendid converted country house. The house itself...More

Thank Superhoopsa1882
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit Cockington as it wasn't far from our hotel, and I can say we were pleasantly surprised. It is such a stunning village with a very olde world feeling about it, with gorgeous thatched houses .They have a craft centre where they...More

Thank Tijan64
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This is a lovely Sunday day out, walk through the quaint village, see the church,crafts and end the day with a delicious cream tea listening to the pianist .....well worth a visit.

1  Thank karencC1528YS
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We were on holiday in Torquay and decided to walk to the park. It was a lovely walk on a nice warm day and we were soon in the countryside and at the beautiful village of Cockington. We walked to the Craft Centre but were...More

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

Sorry to hear you found some of our start up businesses closed To explain the project is funded to support start up businesses many of which have one member of staff The makers also are encouraged to attend shows as the Court is funded to...More

Reviewed 9 September 2015

We are so lucky having Cockington so close to us,a gentle walk and we are in the country. A stroll through the parkland, then a look around the very interesting shops,and finally a great cup of coffee to finish our trip

1  Thank Orbslos
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I love to go to Cockington every time I go to Torquay. A beautiful village and a place where I would love to live. Last week I went into the church for a quick look around and it is a beautiful little church. I also...More

1  Thank Liz A
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Very interesting walk cafe nice too a bit pricey and full of wasps fling around which were annoying but enjoyable day

Thank jawsStaffs
Nearby Restaurants
Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe
252 reviews
.34 km away
Torre Abbey Tea-Room
281 reviews
1.60 km away
The Ocean Drive Restaurant
576 reviews
1.55 km away
Chelston Manor
184 reviews
1.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cockington Country Park
1,928 reviews
.34 km away
120 reviews
.04 km away
Cary (Torquay) Gardens
134 reviews
1.59 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Fee N
Are dogs permitted please?
16 April 2017|
Answer Show all 11 answers
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
Hi! Are there any substantial wheelchair-friendly walks please?
14 March 2015|
Answer Show all 7 answers
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