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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:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Gift Shop:
10am - 5pm
Wagoners Museum:
10am - 5pm
Stables &
Hampton Paddock:
10am - 5pm
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 Coach House 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 >>
Christmas shopping, decorations, gifts
Thu 1 Nov - Sat 22 Dec
Guinea Bird Gifts will be opening its Christmas doors to a wonderland of all things festive. Free entry.
Fri 23 Nov
Treat yourself to a little ‘Sledmere time’ in the run up to Christmas. A special opportunity to be our guest for the day.
Wed 5 Dec
Treat yourself to a little 'Sledmere Time' in the run up to Christmas. A special opportunity to be our guest for the day.
Christmas craft and food fair, deer, Father Christmas, East Yorkshire
Fri 7 Dec - Sun 9 Dec
The Christmas Craft & Food Fair is held within the Home Farm buildings and features over 100 stalls which will be selling crafts, gifts, decorations and food for the festive period.
Santa's grotto, visit father christmas.
Sat 8 Dec - Sun 9 Dec
Visit Santa in his Magical Grotto.
santa's grotto, visit father christmas, deer
Sat 15 Dec - Sun 16 Dec
Visit Santa in his Magical Grotto