- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Bike storage facilities
- Free parking
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Parkland / open spaces
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.
The house is open to the public for guided tours at 2.15pm daily during the following weeks. If you are joining a tour the gardens are open between 1.30pm – 4.30pm.
10th April – 16th April 2023
1st May – 7th May 2023
29th May – 4th June 2023
28th August – 3rd September 2023
Children (12-17 years) £5
Historic Houses members visit free
Admission prices for groups of 15 or over:
Children aged between 12 and 17 £4.00
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).
Become a Historic Houses member
Explore the nation’s heritage from just £65 per year.
Hundreds of the most beautiful historic houses, castles, and gardens across Britain offer our members free entry.
Also: receive a quarterly magazine, enjoy monthly online lectures, get exclusive invitations to buy tickets for behind-the-scenes tours, and take up a range of special offers on holidays, books, and other products you might like.