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Cockington Country Park

Cockington Village and Country Park

Just a mile from Torquay seafront, you'll discover the beautiful thatched village of Cockington, and at its heart 460 acres of beautiful country park. Step back in time in the Church of St George and Saint Mary (c1069), take a walk around the ornamental lakes, woodlands and formal gardens or, for...

Holiday Homes and Cottages SW (Cockington)

Holiday Homes and Cottages SW (Cockington)

Holiday Homes & Cottages is a family run self...

Cockington Fayre

Cockington Fayre

The famous Cockington Fayre.  Come and join in a...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Outdoor Performance - Illyria

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Outdoor Performance - Illyria

Illyria returns with yet another classic - A...

Christmas at Cockington Court

Christmas at Cockington Court

Christmas Fayre (awaiting further information)

Cockington Country Park

Cockington Village and Country Park

Just a mile from Torquay seafront, you'll...

Cockington

Cockington Village

Many villages lay claim to being ‘picturesque’,...

Cockington

Many villages lay claim to being ‘picturesque’, but the village of Cockington is the real deal. Take a walk back in time along Cockington’s narrow lanes, lined with thatched houses and you’ll experience a quiet charm that is quintessentially English. Everything about Cockington oozes with history – there’s a water mill, a forge and even the cricket pitch was once a medieval deer park.

From the Contemporary to the Traditional

At the heart of the village is Cockington Court, a manor house with roots in medieval times, surrounded by hundreds of acres of gorgeous country park. Agatha Christie was a close personal friend of the Mallock family, former owners of Cockington Court, and a frequent visitor to the house. She often performed in plays with the family and her book Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? is dedicated to Christopher Mallock.

Today, Cockington Court is a hub for art and crafts and in the brand new contemporary craft centre you’ll find a canoe maker and a chocolate maker and you can watch glassblowers and blacksmiths in action.

Cockington Court has a full programme of events including open-air theatre, Cockington Fayre, Cockington Apple Day and the ever-popular Cockington Christmas Fayre as well as regular art and craft exhibitions. Check their events calendar before your visit.

A living, breathing time capsule

With gift shops, thatched cottages and cricket on the green, Cockington is a living time capsule in the heart of the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful Bay.

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