Re-opening in 2021

 Downes Estate will be open for visitors during these weeks in 2021  

 5th -11th April,   3rd May – 9th May,   31st May – 6th June,   30th August – 5th September

Welcome to the

Downes Estate


Downes is the family home of the Buller and Parker Family.  It is still lived in by the current generation of the family – Henry and Susan Parker and their children Redvers (born 1992) and Stroma (born 1995).

The attraction of Downes is the way it brings together aspects of the history of our country (particularly as the home of the famous General Buller) and the history of a family home, still privately occupied and loved by its owners, some 300 years after it was first built.  It is hoped that visitors will appreciate the opportunity to share this special place.



Downes House Opening

Downes House Opening

The 2019 House Opening season is now closed. The dates for the 2020 season will be published soon. Admission prices: Adults £7.50 Children (5-16 years) £3.75 Groups (over 15) £6.00 each adult & £3.00 each child (groups must be pre booked)