If you’ve not watched the first two series of the Channel 5 reboot of All Creatures Great And Small, then get bingeing. The hit show set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales is TV gold and, once you’ve finished, you’ll be hankering to get down to the Drovers Arm for a pint and take in the idyllic setting in which the show is set.
The reboot is based on the books by Thirsk vet Alf Wight, otherwise known as James Herriot. The orignal ran from 1978 to 1990 and was a beloved BBC TV series, which has been recreated by Channel 5 and has created all the nostalgia of the orignal.
Not only can you enjoy a pint in the Drovers, but you can stay in the house that is used as the exterior of Mr Farnon’s practice. Skeldale House is the orignal building used for Skeldale House’s exterior shots is found in the idyllic village of Askrigg, where the Green Dragon pub also sits, which was used for interior shots of the Drovers Arms.
The boutique B&B is a three-storey Victorian building that is used as the front of the vetinary practice that is home to Siegfried Farnon, Tristan, Mrs Hall and James Herriot, is surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. It has undergone a full restoration and includes many period features such as original fireplaces, moulded plasterwork and very high ceilings.
Each room plays with a mix of antique and contemporary features that create a luxurious and stylish feel. The rooms include king-sized beds in all rooms but the twins, large flat-screen televisions and white Egyptian cotton bedding.
You can enjoy the spacious lounge areas where you can take in the surrounding views, separate dressing rooms, and en suite bath or shower rooms.
After you’ve finished enjoying the room, you can take a walk in the beautiful Wensleydale countryside and appreciate the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A stone’s throw away is Grassington, which was also used for filming All Creatures Great and Small new scenes.
You can visit the market place where James Herriot was put through his paces on the day of the fair and the pub in which they enjoy a pint. Whilst in Grassington you can visit the exterior of a private house in Grassington which was used as Skeldale House in the new series.
Both villages are full of rustic charm that makes it easy to see how producers made the decision to use the amazing locations for the hit show.
If you’d like to find out more or book a room, you can visit the website here.