This property in Askrigg played the part of Skeldale House in the first TV adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small

Take a tour of the Dales house that starred in the first All Creatures Great and Small TV series and is now holiday lets with a James Herriot theme

Take a look inside these luxurious All Creatures Great and Small themed holiday apartments in the Yorkshire Dales

Saturday, 25th December 2021, 12:09 pm

One of Sarah McDermott’s happiest memories is watching the original BBC TV series of All Creatures Great and Small with her grandma, so when she saw Skeldale House B&B advertised for sale, her heart skipped several beats. The property played the part of Siegfried Farnon’s home and veterinary practice and starred in almost all 90 episodes of the much-loved true story that entertained viewers from 1978 to 1990.

Fate and a fierce determination ensured that Sarah and her husband Sean got the keys to the door of the most famous house in the Dales village of Askrigg. “We had gone to JR Hopper estate agents to pick up the keys for a property we were renovating for someone and Sean spotted the brochure for Skeldale House in Hopper’s window. He pointed it out to me and I just knew we had to have it,” says Sarah.

She and Sean have turned historic Skeldale House into luxury apartments with an All Creatures Great and Small theme and it is now part of their of Maison Parfaite collection of holiday lets. For details of Skeldale House, Askrigg, visit

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