Due to the latest Government Guidelines Downes Estate is closed.


For any enquiries our office telephone lines are open and we can be reached by email.


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)