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“Wonderful, beautifully kept stately home.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sledmere House

Sledmere House
Sledmere, Driffield YO25 3XG, England
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Driffield
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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“Wonderful, beautifully kept stately home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We didn't actually visit this place for the museum, café or any other features, but attended a wedding of a couple who my wife knows.

The venue was well run with great space for the guests. The newly weds had a quartet band playing to lead them in in the upstairs hall which was lovely (though maybe not a feature of the museum!)

The food was great, though the main course of steak was a mixture of rare steak to rare-medium which isn't everybodies liking. The waiting staff were very helpful and generally very pleasant. The guests had a marquee set up for us to go to after the dinner which was testament to how well they looked after the house - drunken guests in a beautiful place as this would probably not be a great idea! There were also plenty of lovely views of and from the house as well as the well kept gardens.

If there was ever a wedding that we were invited to again at this house, we would be very excited to return. We just wouldn't order the steak!

Visited August 2012
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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“Nice country house”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Very nice and peaceful. Could do with a bit more for kids to do though.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Most interesting both within, and without!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We arrived around 10.20 and departed around 16.20 - well worth a visit to my mind. The related memorials on the roadside are very interesting to study, and the more you study, the more you want to know. We spent some time in the Wagoners museum (free to visit) before entering the attraction proper; the Wagoners being a volunteer corps of 1,000 local farmworkers who used horse drawn wagons taking supplies to the trenches in WW1. We lunched at the cafe. Visiting on a Sunday we had the opportunity of hearing the organ being played. Do look up to the ceilings and friezes in the house and take in some of the more unusual decoration; also found on other furniture. It's a very much still lived in home. In fact on the day we visited, whilst studying a bedroom, one of the guests staying overnight needed to access his wardrobe, hopping over the ropes keeping we visitors at bay. A bathroom was still steamy from earlier use. The dining room smelled of recent breakfast - It makes the viewing of a grand house so much more relevant and interesting knowing it is not just a museum. There were also photographs and sculptures of the living family members. The private chapel was beautifully decorated, and it was lovely to see modern images within the stained glass windows; I recall an image of a television set with the wording 'BBC 6 O'clock News' incorporated - Lovely! We also took a most interesting 45 minute tour of the deer parks on a trailer, towed by a tractor. This isn't a regular feature, we just happened to be there the day the opportunity was available. There is a playpark, but we did not view this, so I am unable to comment on it. I loved the house and grounds, and the village. It is just such a shame that life has moved on so much that the marvellous agricultural buildings opposite the house appear in the main deserted, redundant, and in disrepair. However this could not spoil, what for us was, a great day out.

Visited June 2012
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“Beautiful house and gardens with lovely views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

This is a beautiful small country house with very well kept and well kept gardens. The cafe sells a varied array of delicious cakes and food at reasonable prices. Everyone is very friendly and a walk through the colourful gardens is a must.

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Brillaint day trip out. Lovely house, gardens and village. The whole village and the local pub the Triton is all great. Its well worth a visit esp in summer en route to the coast or market towns like Driffield.

Visited May 2012
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