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Review of Cockington Court

Cockington Court
Ranked #19 of 65 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 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 13 March 2012

Cockington Court was only a mile from the Hotel, and we were fortunate that we had a really nice day to go there. It was relaxing and well worth the visit. The skills being displayed in the workshops, were interesting.
The Village itself is also well worth a visit.
I thought the parking signs could be improved

Thank ed-eve
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"glass blowing"
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"craft shops"
in 73 reviews
"chocolate shop"
in 28 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 60 reviews
"cream tea"
in 44 reviews
"rose garden"
in 29 reviews
in 26 reviews
"tea room"
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"manor house"
in 26 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 16 reviews
"horse and carriage"
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"the main house"
in 11 reviews
"water meadows"
in 8 reviews
"lovely place to walk"
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"for sale"
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"picturesque village"
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"dog walkers"
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

It was a very pleasant location, but I did feel that the area was dedicated to making money from tourists rather than catering to the needs of the residents. That made the whole place seem a little hollow.

Thank badsworth
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

Massive wide open spaces and woodland walks. Lots of people walking dogs but not a problem as they were all well behaved with responsible owners. Crafts centre in the courtyard interesting, good gift shops. Good if you have youngsters take a football or frisbee there really is that much room. Good place for a picnic but save some crusts for the ponds, just throw a couple of bits in and watch, you'll get a suprise.Not the place to go if the weather is poor. Parking was a bit expensive but entrance is free so worth a look.

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

We went to Cockington as the weather was good, and it was close by. There is so much to see there, and we really loved the Horses and the Chocolate :-)

Thank Darren G
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

Visiting during winter it was pretty quiet, which we enjoyed. We walked from Torquay station, enjoying the peace and birdsong.
A pleasant walk around the grounds, and visit to the shop and some of the craft shops which were open. A good meal in the Drum

Thank k r
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