Historic home of General Sir Redvers Buller VC

Crediton, Devon, EX17 3PL

Downes House facade
Free for members
  • Free parking

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.

Opening Times

The house is open to the public for guided tours at 2.15pm daily during the following weeks:

  • Monday 18th April until Sunday 24th April
  • Monday 2nd May until Sunday 8th May
  • Monday 30th May until Sunday 5th June
  • Monday 29th August to Sunday 4th September

Adults £7.50

Children (5-16 years) £3.75

Historic Houses members visit free

Group Visits

Large groups can be accommodated but need to be pre-booked. Please contact the office on 01363 460160

Group bookings can be accommodated outside of normal opening times. A discounted rate is given for groups of over 15 people. The tours include many of the rooms in the house and the General Buller museum.

Groups (over 15) £6 each adult and £3 each child (groups must be pre booked).

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