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Granary Cottage

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Cockington, near Torquay, Devon
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps2
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Pets 2
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Description

This apartment is situated in the picturesque village of Cockington, also home to Cockington Court which showcases creative arts.

Located in the village of Cockington, Granary Cottage is a first floor holiday apartment located above one of the prettiest thatched gift shops in the village. Situated close to a pretty tea room, the property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard. Only ¾ miles from Torquay’s seafront and 3 miles from the town centre, this is a perfect spot to take a holiday. Whether you like walking, birdwatching or taking a perfect lazy holiday, Cockington has it all. A real picture-postcard village, Cockington has hardly changed over hundreds of years. There is evidence of Iron Age and Saxon settlements near the local pub, and the village is mentioned in the Domesday Book. This thatched village is the perfect setting for a walk, no matter what time of year it is. It has an historic forge, a court and church, tea rooms, thatched pub and, of course, the lakes and woods. The village sits somewhat incongruously, right in the heart of urban Torbay, but stubbornly refuses to be tainted by modern developments. The village is one of the most photographed places in the country, and the surrounding country park and woodland makes it an ideal destination for walking.
The pride of the village is Cockington Court, originally owned by the Cary family from 1375 to 1654. It is now home to Cockington Chocolate Company with their sweets, truffles and gifts, and a fabulous contemporary arts and crafts hub, showcasing creative arts from, amongst others, glassmakers, a blacksmith and conceptual artists. With beautiful gardens and a fabulous tea room, its a great place to spend the day, with plenty to see and do for the whole family. Cockington Court also has a connection to the English Riviera’s most famous daughter, Agatha Christie. In her youth, she often visited the village, and her novel ’Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?’ is dedicated to her friend Christopher Mallock. The Mallocks regularly staged amateur theatricals at Cockington Court and, despite her terrible shyness, Agatha Christie regularly took part. Think afternoon tea, cricket on the green and the gentle pace of village life you would find in an Agatha Christie Miss Marple novel (without the murders of course!), and you have the rural idyll that is Cockington. If you want to truly experience traditional, English country life, come to Cockington on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.
Brixham and Paignton are also close by. Take a trip on a steam train from Paignton to Dartmouth, enjoy the theatre at Torquay or take a ferry over to Brixham for the day. There are also many National Trust properties nearby. Beach ¾ miles. Shop 1¼ miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

Steps to entrance. All on the first floor.
Living/dining room: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
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Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Bedroom: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Sitting-out area and bench. Public car park 100 yards, parking permit included. No smoking. Please note: No children under 12 years old.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle


Customer Comments

  • 10

    16/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 13/07/2018
    The cottage is amazing very romantic and relaxing, in the most beautiful of villages there’s everything you need in the cottage, the owners are wonderful very friendly , we will definitely be goi g back we loved every minute there


  • 10

    30/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2018
    We had a lovely time everything we needed was there. Everyone was really helpful & friendly . We enjoyed the lovely parkland area surrounding the cottage with our dog who was in her element . The cottage was beautiful & had everything we needed & more . Like things you forget to pack Location could not have been nicer for us just perfect would highly recommend to anyone .


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