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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:
11am - 4pm
Garden:
10am - 5pm
Farm Shop & Cafe:
10am - 5pm
Triton Gallery:
Closed
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
halloween children pumpkin
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 5 Nov
During your October half term, take a trip around our haunted Walled Garden, find all the pumpkins and win a prize! Find the black cat in the spooky Stables too.
Sat 28 Oct
Our 'Musical Fireworks Spectacular' will be sure to wow you with an amazing fireworks display set to music with this years theme being 'Out of this World'! Discounted 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 'Beastly Bash.' Activities will include 'Trick or Treat Street,' make your own ectoplasm, 'broomstick flying training,' story-telling, creepy crafts, a walking ghost train and more! Fancy dress encouraged.
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.)
Wed 15 Nov
Adam Schoon will be talking about details and stories of the treasures in Sledmere House that either came from, or were influenced by the Far East. Please note this event is now sold out.
Wed 22 Nov
Robin Dermond Horspool FRSA presents an illustrated talk focusing on the importance of the exposed Parsonage, its isolated locality and intense family ties, to the creative and working lives of the Bronte sisters. Please note this event is sold out.
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.
Fri 25 May - Tue 29 May
The Caravan and Motorhome Club's biggest outdoor event of the year which will be held with the park at Sledmere. Fun and entertainment for the whole family.