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Cockington Country Park

Cockington Village and Country Park

We are a local, independent charity dedicated to caring for over 1750 acres of this beautiful bay. If you can see it, walk it, climb it, or picnic on it you are enjoying the Trust’s hard work right now! Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Cockington Country Park, Occombe Farm and the Seashore...

Horse and Carriage Rides

Horse and Carriage Rides

This idyllic village is hidden in a deep valley...

Blue River Cottages (Cockington)

Blue River Cottages (Cockington)

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

Cockington Country Park

Cockington Village and Country Park

We are a local, independent charity dedicated to...

Cockington Court

Cockington Court Craft Centre Torquay

If you're looking for a unique gift, a special...

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

Christmas at Cockington Court 2017

Music, children’s trail , workshops ...

Weavers' Cottage Tea Shoppe Cockington Torquay

Weavers' Cottage Tea Shoppe Torquay

Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe is Cockington’s hidden...


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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