Things to do

So much to see and do...

We want you to thoroughly enjoy your stay in the area. There is so much to see and do as well as numerous events during the different seasons. We keep a box of tourism brochures in each cottage and are happy to help with suggestions during or before your stay- just ask. Whatever the weather, there is plenty to do.

Think of Devon and you think of thatched villages, cream teas, coast and countryside. Here in Cockington Village we have it all.

Peacefully positioned on the outskirts of Cockington village, we are surrounded by the old private manorial estate and now a 450 acre Country Park. Rural but not isolated as there’s a village pub called The Drum Inn, 3 cafes, the Manor House with crafts centre, ancient church and miles of walking/bike trails. You can even take a horse drawn carriage ride around the village with the lovely Kirk and Hannah and one of their horses K & H Carriage Company.

Just a half mile along a country lane or public footpath takes you to the sea at Livermead and the splendour of the English Riviera with it’s popular beaches, attractions, cafes, bars and restaurants. Take time to explore the three towns of the English Riviera; Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Enjoy a boat trip, wildlife cruise or fishing trip- just make your way to the harbour and see which trip takes your fancy. Feeling more adventurous? How about exploring the coastline on a sea kayaking tour. With so much to see and do in this area click HERE for more details.

Enjoy a steam train journey with fantastic coastal views from Paignton to Dartmouth. Watch a show in one of our four local theatres including The Princess Theatre. Or how about a trip to award winning Paignton Zoo?

Further afield there are many National Trust properties to explore, stunning Dartmoor with it's Dartmoor ponies & amazing views, the charming South Hams region with interesting small towns & villages and some spectacular coastline. The University city of Exeter is less than an hour by road, bus or train and offers excellent shopping, a Cathedral, museum and pretty quayside for a spot of lunch. The Coastal city of Plymouth is also very accessible with excellent shopping and sightseeing along the historical Plymouth Hoe, and why not take a tour around the Plymouth Gin factory? Day trips to Cornwall including the Eden project (approx 1.5h) are also perfectly feasible.



Highlights of the English Riviera