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“A grand English Country house, still lived in so a home as well as an attraction”
Review of Sledmere House

Sledmere House
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Driffield
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Loved this place. Not a Chatsworth or a Blenheim and the grounds not the most palatial, but still an attractive house in a beautiful setting. What makes it 5 stars was our tour guide. She was a riot, a natural entertainer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of not just the house, it's history and it's family, but also of period homes and the aristocracy that went with them. Exceptionally we'll read, she looked and sounded as though she'd just walked off the set of Antiques Roadshow. Good cafe and shop and the nearby pub has it's moments too.

1  Thank Christopher S
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Had a really good day here at Sledmere House, and as an added bonus there was a Vintage car rally there too. This is a great way to spend the day looking round the house and stunning grounds. There is a cafe , gift shop , picnic & play area , as well as acres of lush grassland with ornamental fountains and a lovely walled garden.

1  Thank gillytee
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Really lovely place to visit!! Although we didn't realise it was just tour's on a Tuesday we were really surprised by the tour. The lady that took us round was really good and really knew her stuff!! She was very good and we learned a lot!! The grounds were beautiful and the cafe very nice!! A really lovely day out!!

1  Thank Hilary B
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Through the gates the house and gardens looked fantastic, but it wasn't open on a Saturday which seems very odd considering it was a beautiful day. Perhaps we will return and see what it is like. It also seemed very expensive for what it was on the price list.

Thank Steff H
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Had a day out at Sledmere house and gardens there was also a chance to have a guided tour of the garden and a pruning workshop on fruit trees by the head gardener. It was a very enjoyable day. The head gardener was very knowledgable and interesting. The new stumpery near the rose garden is still under development and is in need of signage as you wouldn't know it was there. There were some nurseries selling their plants which was interesting but there needed to be more of them as there were only 3 attending. I thought there would have been some bedding plants for sale as May is the perfect time to be buying them but they were not selling any I think they missed a great opportunity. Enjoyed looking around the house. The cafe was a bit pricey. Will come back again in the summer to see how the garden is developing.

Thank shazzy39
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