Welcome to Cockington Court
Cockington Court is a craft centre with a difference. Operated by Torbay Development Agency as a visitor attraction and Innovation Centre, it is one of Torbay's favourite destinations and enjoys a growing reputation as a regional centre for quality arts and crafts.
Set in an award-winning country park, managed by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, a mile away from the seafront; Cockington Court is a historic manor house with over twenty craft studios, tea rooms, the Walled Art Garden, a Tudor rose garden, contemporary art gallery and a popular children’s play area.
Cockington’s Kitchen Gallery has a growing reputation in the arts world as a contemporary gallery space of regional significance, having exhibited work by artists of international acclaim as well as emerging local talent.
Discover artists and craft makers at work in their studio shops. See the glass blowers create amazing works of art, hear the blacksmith clinking at his forge, and smell the delightful aromas and taste the delicious chocolate being made by the chocolatier.
Open daily, free admission: 10am-4pm October-March; 10am-5pm April - September (Please note studio opening times may vary please call the maker or Cockington Court prior to your visit).
Now you can visit Cockington Court by a regular Dialabus service, from Torquay Harbour every 40 mins - see timetable no.62 at www.dialabus.info/popular-destinations.aspx
Cockington Court Craft Centre is operated by Torbay Development Agency as a visitor attraction and innovation centre to support small creative businesses in the Bay.
Cockington Court has undergone extensive renovation at a cost of £2.85m, part funded by the European Development Fund, Torbay Council and CABE, transforming the former aristocratic home into office space, craft studios and function rooms, in 460 acres of country park, managed by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust.
For more information about the Cockington Court restoration project click here.