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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:
Closed
Garden:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Gift Shop:
10am - 5pm
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 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 >>
WHAT'S ON AT SLEDMERE HOUSE
Tue 8 Jan - Fri 15 Feb
Take advantage of free entry into the Grounds and Gardens and have a wander through the springtime display of snowdrops, Tuesdays to Sundays up to and including Friday 15th February.
Sat 19 Jan
The 5th annual Wolds Wassail will be taking place in the grounds of Sledmere House.