Somewhere Very Special...

East Yorkshire’s Finest Country House

Bringing the best of Art, History, Architecture & Gardens to life.

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 beautiful Walled Garden, enjoying a picnic lunch in the Parkland, a family day out exploring the wide open spaces, having fun in the Adventure Play Area and meeting the animals in the Rare Breed Farm Park – or even just simply looking at fine art and architecture in our beautiful country home, there is something for everyone at Sledmere.

The Parkland, Gardens, Rare Breed Farm Park and Adventure Play Area are open.

Sledmere House is open for Guided Tours from late March to early October on selected dates. Please check the House section on our website for the dates the House is open as these vary.

The Sykes Family: The Current Baronet and Siblings

The Sykes Family

Foreground (left-right) Sir Tatton Sykes, 8th Baronet and Arabella Delahunty (née Sykes) Background (left-right) Nicholas Sykes, Christopher Sykes, Jeremy Sykes, Henrietta Cayzer (née Sykes).

This Sledmere Sykes Portrait, taken in September 2023, marks an historical moment. It is one of a series of portraits composed by the professional photographer, Grahame Mellanby FRSA, organised by Sledmere Estate’s Curator to commemorate the last siblings of continued birth and upbringing in Sledmere. In the background on the table is a black and white photograph of the current siblings with their parents, Sir Richard and Lady Virginia, also taken in the library. We are grateful to Grahame Mellanby FRSA for his expertise that enabled this special and memorable moment.


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