Bringing the best of Art, History, Architecture & Gardens to Life

Sledmere House

East Yorkshire's Finest Country House

There is something about the charm of Sledmere which has captivated visitors for over 200 years. Whether you just want a relaxing day looking around the gardens enjoying lunch in the Terrace Café or want to look at fine examples of art and architecture there is something for everyone at Sledmere.

Designed by Samuel Wyatt and Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd baronet and nurtured by successive generations, this very special place brings new devotees every year.

Sledmere is a Georgian House – and it is also an Edwardian House. Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd baronet, rebuilt and redecorated the house in the 1790s, but in 1911 it was almost completely destroyed by fire. Fortunately most of the contents were rescued and they can still be seen on view today. It is worth a visit just to see the splendour of Joseph Rose’s plasterwork and the fine examples of furniture by Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton.

Opening Times
Sledmere House:
11am - 4pm
Garden:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Triton Gallery:
11am - 3:30pm
Wagoners Museum:
10am - 5pm
Stables &
Hampton Paddock:
10am - 5pm
HIGHLIGHTS & QUICK LINKS
East Yorkshire country house wedding venue - Library
Wander the Hallway... enter the music room... be enchanted by the ceiling in the drawing room... explore to your heart’s content. Discover more >>
The building that Sir Christopher Sykes extended and redecorated in the 1780's and 1790's was gutted by a fire in 1911, but through careful restoration most people still think of Sledmere House as a eighteenth-century house. Discover more >>
East Yorkshire Cafe dining
Our Terrace Cafe has a justifiable reputation for a delicious range of home cooked food and our staff take great pride in maintaining the Sledmere tradition of fine hospitality. Discover more >>
WHAT'S ON AT SLEDMERE HOUSE
family fun, free entry, animals
Mon 24 Jul - Fri 1 Sep
Between 24th July and 1st September, for every paying adult, one child under 12 will receive FREE entry. All you need to do to qualify for this offer is complete the special voucher attached.
Tue 15 Aug - Sun 20 Aug
Building on last year’s successful exhibition, this exhibition aims to combine this group of multi-media artists through the use of a line. With Diann Atkin, Helen Birmingham, Diane Malcomson and Dorothea Newman
Thu 17 Aug - Sun 20 Aug
The world's biggest tribute band music festival with over 50 tribute bands playing throughout the weekend. Plus comedy marquee, unsigned marquee, acoustic marquee, under 20s marquee and Kidzone.
Tue 22 Aug - Mon 28 Aug
Adam, Speth and the riff raff!! Adam and Speth are returning for a third year this August. As well as their own work they hope to repeat last year’s inclusion of other up and coming local artists.
Tue 29 Aug - Thu 31 Aug
Choose from three days of educational, fun and exciting activities around Sledmere Gardens, Farm, Woods and the 'Big House'. For children aged between 5 and 12 years.
Sun 10 Sep
An event in its second year devoted to everything about horses combined with the biannual Wagoners Day event. Displays, demonstrations, stalls and much more.
halloween children pumpkin
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 29 Oct
During your October half term, take a trip around our haunted Walled Garden, find all the pumpkins and win a prize!
Sat 28 Oct
Our popular spectacular firework display set to music will be back again for its third year. Fairground rides, licensed bar and refreshments available. Early bird tickets are now available!
halloween party childrens east yorkshire fun
Tue 31 Oct
Join us in the "haunted" Home Farm buildings for our brand new Halloween Party - The Beastly Bash!
Wed 1 Nov
A day full of Halloween fun and craft activities for children aged 5 to 12 years. Booking essential.
Sat 4 Nov
Dee Atkinson & Harrison of Driffield will be hosting a classic car, motorcycle and automobilia auction at 12.00 noon in the Home Farm Buildings at Sledmere. £5 entry per 2 people (including an auction catalogue.)
Christmas craft and food fair, deer, Father Christmas, East Yorkshire
Fri 1 Dec - Sun 3 Dec
Over 100 stalls selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period. Sat & Sun only: Tractor and trailer trips to the Deer Park and children can visit Father Christmas in his magical Grotto. Special admissions for pre-booked groups of 15+ available.