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What our customers are saying

Toby has done our decorating since relocating to Devon over 5 years ago. He is a perfectionist, with impeccable attention to detail. Nothing is ever too much to ask for. He gets on with the job, and leaves it immaculate. Highly recommend to anyone. Thanks Toby and Carl! 

Mrs W, October 2023 (5* Review on Google)

Toby has helped us to transform our very run down, grade 2 listed Georgian property into a grand residence. We have used him several times. He rose to every challenge we came across. He’s a delight to have around and is always punctual and leaves an excellent result. He is happy to work around other tradesmen. We couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

Prof and Mrs K, Stoke Gabriel, July 2023 (5* Review on Google)


Toby did a fantastic job on our rather run down Victorian Villa, he paid great attention to the preparation to ensure a quality finish. He was always polite, nothing was too much trouble and he kept within his quote. Excellent service, I highly recommend his company. 

Mrs S, Totnes, July 2023 (5* Review on Google)

This is the second time we have had Butterworth's working on our hotel The Meadfoot Bay in Torquay. Originally they decorated the interior and most recently they have completed the exterior. On both occasions their work has been exemplary. Cannot praise them highly enough and recommend them unreservedly. Possibly the best decorators in South Devon. Certainly the nicest to do business with.

Phil Harnett, Director, The Meadfoot Bay Hotel, Torquay, May 2022. (5* Review on Google). (


Toby did a fantastic job of our hall, stairs and landing over three floors. He was a real pleasure to have in the house and was always on time, delivering what he said, when he said he would. To top it off the work and paint finish was excellent. A trader you can trust.

Mr C, Totnes, November 2020 (5* Review on Google).

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Top notch job yesterday. Decorating stairs and landing.  Toby did everything perfectly. A highly recommended company.

Mrs S, Dartmouth 21st March 2020.


Toby has been an absolute life saver for us, we have a grade 2 *listed property and nothing we have asked him to do has been too much trouble despite some challenging beams, wonky walls etc. He is always early, works incredibly hard, is friendly and his finish is brilliant - he just gets on with it! Couldn’t recommend him highly enough and he will always be our first port of call in the future.

Mrs B, Trusham, 29th Feb 2020 (5* Review on Google).

I have used Butterworth Decorators on numerous occasions and have always been very pleased with the high standard of work. Toby is very reliable and hard working and jobs have always been reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Butterworth Decorators to anyone.

Mrs E, Totnes, Feb 2020  (5* Review on Google).



Hi Toby,

Thank you for your stellar job on the bathroom. We were both very impressed with your professionalism, quality of work and relaxed manner. If you need a reference or customer rating please don’t hesitate to ask. I am sure that we will be in touch soon to organise some more jobs around the house.

Kind regards,

Mr J. Totnes, March 2018.

Dear Toby and Mervyn, 

Just a note to thank you for the excellent job you have done for us here at The Meadfoot Bay Hotel.

Your work has been not only faultless, but also of the highest quality, and as a added bonus you finished exactly according to schedule and on budget. 

While one's natural instinct is to keep a good thing to yourself, we will nevertheless be recommending you to the Bridge Group, an owners association comprising of leading hotels and guest houses in the bay area.

In the meantime should you require any reference for future clients we will be delighted to provide them, as indeed we are more than happy for you to use this endorsement on your website.

Once again, thanks for your help in our refurbishment programme and we'll be sure to let you know when all the works have been completed so you can see the finished product and hopefully enjoy a drink with us in the new "Bay Bar".



Phil Harnett, Director, The Meadfoot Bay Hotel, Torquay, Jan 2018.


Thank you for a good job - done without fuss and an excellent result! 

Mrs W, Harbertonford, Totnes, Sept 2017.t 2.017

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