Every time we stroll around our pretty village, wander up to the pub for a meal and a bottle of wine or enjoy the splendour of the surrounding country park we know why we still live in Cockington Village.
It was the prospect of coastal living that brought us this way. Leon was brought up on the south coast and was keen to live by the sea again. The coastline, with it’s many coves, is breathtakingly pretty in South Devon.
Whilst Cockington village is like stepping back in time, nearby Torquay is a bustling town in all seasons with so much to see and do. We love meeting up with friends in one of the many fabulous restaurants (seafood is our preference) or sipping cocktails watching the sun go down. We often walk into Torquay via the boardwalk through the water meadows and along the seafront. At the end of the evening we hop into a taxi for the short journey home.
When friends or family visit we’ll often take them out on one of the wonderful boat trips in our beautiful bay; Torbay. Along with neighbouring coastal towns of Paignton and Brixham, this area is known as The English Riviera and enjoys its own micro climate as sheltered from the prevailing winds by nearby Dartmoor. We certainly get our fair share of blue skies and warm weather. We love it.
We moved here 20 years ago when we purchased Lanscombe House B&B and spent many years welcoming lots of great guests. During this time we raised our two girls, Jess and Katie, so we have tried every family friendly attraction and activity around here… and there are plenty!
In recent years we have utilised our hospitality experience to create 3 luxury holiday cottages. We aim to provide our guests with everything they need to enjoy a relaxed stay and create happy memories in this beautiful part of South Devon. If we were looking for a holiday in Devon, we can’t think of anywhere that we would prefer to stay.
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