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For sale: The Yorkshire Dales house with James Herriot claim to fame

East Howgill in Bishopdale
East Howgill in Bishopdale
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This 17th century Dales farmhouse features in the last series of “All Creatures Great and Small”.

Fans were devastated when the programme came to and end and mourned the loss of their weekly visits to the Yorkshire countryside.

The view across the valley

The view across the valley

Many dreamed of living there one day while the owners of East Howgill had made it a reality.

John and Brigitte Rawnsley moved there from Shipley, near Bradford, 30 years ago and were in residence when Christopher Timothy, who played James Herriot, filmed some of his final scenes.

The couple were captivated by the idyllic location and by the house, which they have sensitively updated. They are now downsizing but Mr Rawnsley says: “We will miss the peace and quiet and the view. It is an amazing place.”

The property, which comes with an attached two-storey barn, is set in a secluded valley with far-reaching views across Bishopdale. It has a kitchen with Aga, a snug/dining room, a sitting room, three bedrooms, a bathroom and a studio. The latter offers potential as a further bedroom or annexe. Outside, there is a barn with scope for conversion. The property is in commuting distance of Leyburn, Hawes and Skipton.

The dining kitchen is full of character and boasts an Aga.

The dining kitchen is full of character and boasts an Aga.

ontact: Robin Jessop, tel: 01969 622800, www.robinjessop.co.uk

East Howgill, Bishopdale

Price: £425,000

robinjessop.co.uk

The sitting room with orignal beams.

The sitting room with orignal beams.