Made with Xara Web Designer We want you to thoroughly enjoy your stay in the area and there are vast numbers of places to visit and things to do. Of course we are in the award winning Cockington Country Park - now owned by a Trust - that provides a wide range of walks and cycling trails both easy and just a little more energetic around the estate as well as guided walks and talks both here and on the other estates the Trust manages around the Bay. There is also the crafts centre at the Manor House (Cockington Court) where amongst others you can watch glass blowing at Our Glass studio. Try the TCCT web site and click on Cockington or Occombe - it gives a full list of organized events including theatre, music, walks and educational programmes. The Zoo at Paignton is an excellent, good quality all day visit and there are numerous National Trust properties to visit including Greenway, Compton Castle, Drogo Castle (being refurbished) and Coleton Fishacre amongst the best. Also Torbay is famous for Agatha Christie, the National Trust has now opened her home at Greenway (the car park must be prebooked). There is also a dedicated site at Agatha Christie. There are miles of stunning scenic walks along the coast and plenty of local beaches and secluded coves with differing amenities to suit all. Further afield Bigbury and Burgh Island on the west of Devon makes a good day out (it has a geat beach cafe). As a bonus the drive there through Dartmouth and along the coast via Slapton sands is stunning. Close by are our nearest vineyards: at Sharpham near Totnes where they also sell their own cheeses. At Plymouth there there are the  National Marine Aquarium, Francis Drake and the spot where the pilgrim fathers departed for America. Travelling a bit further, there is the now famous Eden Project at St. Austell just the other side of Plymouth. If you like steam railways then there are at least three in the area - my favourite being South Devon Railway that takes you along the river Dart between Totnes and Buckfast. Dartmouth is another steam ride away on the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company and you can get a round robin ticket that also gives a cruise up the river Dart to Totnes and back to Paignton on an open topped bus. Totnes with its Elizabethan main street is a wonderfully interesting place both for the people, shops and restaurants.   Local maps & trails