Newsletter - August 2016

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Top 10 on TripAdvisor

We work really hard to ensure that Cockington Court is a fantastic, free, all year round attraction and we are always proud to hear that visitors enjoy coming and spending time in such beautiful surroundings.

A recent TripAdvisor reviewer said: “I like gardens and the first attraction for me were the Rose Garden and Walled Garden at Cockington Court. But there is so much more to see and to do. The Craft workshops are very interesting and you can watch craftsmen at work and buy their products, many of them quite unique. Don't miss the chocolate makers! There is also an interesting exhibition, some nice walks in the landscaped park and a lovely cafe.”

Honey made on site!

The Court is promoting handmade food made on site and locally sourced produce. For example, there is delicious honey on sale in the tea rooms which is made by Gerry Stuart and his bees in the nearby Walled Art Garden. Come and take a look at the bees hard at work.

TDA has recently taken ownership of Cockington Court Tea Rooms and have introduced a new summer menu. Come and take a look and let us know what you think.

The horses are back!

Cockington Court welcomes the beautiful horse drawn carriages back, which are in keeping with the history of the area. Visitors can enjoy carriage rides from Cockington Court, through the village and down to the seafront, and these are immensely popular with people of all ages.

Come and meet Kirk and Hannah and their beautiful horses Steve, Sandy and Nugget.

Kitchen Gallery Exhibition

From 16 July until 12 September Vicki-Lea Boulter is showcasing her Photography and Art Exhibition in the Kitchen Gallery.

Vicki is a creative photgrapher specialising in Digital Art and Portraiture.

Events all year round

The rest of 2016 is still packed full of events including open-air theatres, Cockington Apple Day and the ever-popular Cockington Christmas Fayre as well as regular art and craft exhibitions.  

And there’s more fantastic, local food available at our Food and Craft Markets.

Join us on Sunday 28 August for some mouth-watering tasters and take away a selection of your favourites.

Don’t forget about the Rhino Trail this summer, you may just spot one or two at Cockington Court!

For more information visit

Message from the team

The team cannot believe we are in August already but what an amazing time we have had since the last newsletter.

In this time, we took on Cockington Court Tea Rooms and welcomed our new Carriage Company, so we are just going from strength to strength!

Today, I was showing our chef, Ronan and Tea room Manager, Jo around the plants in our Walled Art Garden to select for his recipes ready for an event tonight.

The garden is also now home to our new bee keeper Gerry Stuarts bee hives and we will have our own Court produced honey soon.

We have new tenants Sarah Hodge, a Wooden Toymaker with her business Tulip Wood, and Craig Daniels, who creates gifts made from slate in the Stable Yard. Petra Taylor has moved in to unit 5 in the Sea Change studios as Cathy Hilton expands her business to Units 11 and 12. In addition to this, Barry Gilbert from Ipplepen Interiors will move into Cob Barn units 3 and 4. Full to brim with talented crafts makers and artists.

We are aiming to have a Midsummer theme running through the summer, linking Vicki-Lea Boulter’s fantasy portrait photographs in the Kitchen Gallery, and themed food in the tea rooms to the Midsummer Night’s Dream performance on 29 August so there’s lots to enjoy so make sure you pay us a visit over summer!

Marissa Wakefield, Centre Director Cockington Court

01803 607230

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