Monday, 12 September 2011

A little 'jewel' in Torquay

Situated about a mile from Torquay sea front is the delightful village of Cockington.

It's a place where thatch is the order of the day

not to mention the clip clop of the horse and cart.

The gardens, everywhere, are little treasures.

(Although...someone does need spelling lessons!!)

We had a very pleasant lunch at ' The Drum', which was almost deserted!

That done, we took a wander around this lovely environment.

The rose garden was past its best but there were still one or two snippets of beauty.

And the church bells were ringing to celebrate a wedding.

The trees here are beautiful too.

I always take a fancy to living in this gorgeous house!

This stunning clump of Rudbeckia caught my eye!

And unlike in our garden, the palms here have survived the harsh winter.

We certainly enjoy our once a year visit to Cockington !

It's Torbay's little 'jewel' and well worth a visit.


Mantha said...

Oh what a lovely place, really enjoyed the pictures and the tour around.
Mantha xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

That rudbeckia is brilliant - makes my ten spikes look a bit pathetic.
Lovely little village in spite of the spelling! If I see anything like that I am afraid I point it out (once a teacher, always a teacher).

Andi's English Attic said...

To hell with the spelling, give me the cream tea! xx

serendipity said...

What a beautiful place. You are lucky to live in a pretty part of the country.

Vintage Jane said...

What a gorgeously pretty little place. Lovely photos! M x

galant said...

Gorgeous pix, Sal! Far better than my efforts of Cockington! We usually walk up the meadow walk from the seafront to the gardens, that's also a lovely walk, along the boardwalk and by a little stream - perhaps for another time for you and your camera!
Margaret P

Puppet Lady said...

Ah, this time last year I was on holiday there - and it is a lovely little village. I had a lovely meal at The Drum with an old uni friend who I hadn't seen for 37 years! And all thanks to your post on Cockington last year!

Menopausalmusing said...

What a lovely setting for a wedding. Lovely photos, Sal, I particularly like the one with the yellow rose set against the lichen covered trellis.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It really is a little bit of Old England....I'm surprised it isn't used for a murder-mystery on TV!

Best place for a scone too.....