DOWNES House is set to host an evening of opera in its garden. 

It will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 7.30pm with gates opening at 6.30pm. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics and chairs, and there will be a bar available and strawberries and cream on sale. 

Staircase Opera will be performing operatic extracts. Proceeds from the event will go jointly to Exeter Leukemia Fund and Crediton Parish Church Music Endowment Fund. 

There will be free parking and disabled drop-off available. 

Tickets cost £20 for adults and children under the age of 16 go free. 

You can buy tickets for the event on the gate using cash or card or online here:

Dogs are not allowed in the house or gardens. 

Built in 1692, the grade II* listed Downes Estate was once the home of General Sir Redvers Buller VC.