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High Blean B&B
Ranked #5 of 8 Askrigg B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

This is basically everything you could want in a country B&B.

Stayed with a group of friends in two rooms in April 2014. Our room was extremely comfortable and attractive--up to date without feeling overdone, and with none of those chintzy B&B touches one dreads.

Breakfast was, in a word, fantastic. Delicious granola, eggs, toast and all the rest, served with a smile by the amiable proprietors.

The location is remote--there is no cell service at all, though WiFi--but a good base for exploring the Dales. My only regret was that my visit was too brief!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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High-Blean, Owner at High Blean B&B, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review of your stay at High Blean.

While your stay was only brief we are pleased to read that nonetheless it was pleasurable and hope that one day you might make it back.

It was a pleasure to welcome you to our home and we thank you for your gracious comments and thoughts, which are very much appreciated..
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night in March and wish we could have stayed longer! If you are looking for a secluded, quiet, rural get away, this is the place. Beautiful b&b with lots of charm in an idyllic location. The owners could not have been more welcoming and they provide so many nice little touches such as coffee and scones when we arrived and an amazing breakfast next to a roaring fire! Will definitely be going back. Thank you!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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High-Blean, Owner at High Blean B&B, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review, your kind comments are much appreciated.

After being closed over the winter it was nice to welcome guests back to High Blean and we were pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us.
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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed in High Blean over a month ago and have been raving about it to family and friends since but I have only just got around to writing up a Tripadvisor review. Everything about our stay was just perfect, from the warm Yorkshire welcome complete with cream tea by the fire, to the beautiful comfortable room and tranquil surroundings, to David and Suzanne's lovely hosting. The breakfast was divine, all locally sourced meat and eggs, home made preserves, granola and bread, all served in front of an open fire - what a treat at breakfast time! Almost too good - we did not want to leave! It was so lovely to be right in the countryside...we drove out to get dinner in a nearby town and on arrival back at High Blean the night was still and quiet and the stars were just incredible, we even spotted a couple of shooting stars too.
Don't hesitate - treat yourself and go! Our only regret is we couldn't stay longer!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Helen M
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High-Blean, Owner at High Blean B&B, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you for your comments and photographs, which it is most kind of you to share.

It was pleasing to read that you had enjoyed visiting the area and your stay at High Blean, your recommendation is very much appreciated.
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stoke on trent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We enjoyed our stay earlier in the year so much we decided to stay again. Our experience was just as good. We even booked an extra night. David and Suzanne are a lovely couple and made us feel very welcome. They were very knowledgeable about the area and printed maps off for us. They provided tea and scones when we arrived. Breakfasts were in front of a roaring fire. There was plenty of choice with cereal, homemade granola, yogurt , fruit, toast and a variety of cooked breakfasts too. The cottage is in a lovely and quiet location and is beautifully decorated. Our room was are the back of the cottage and was very comfortable with a view of Semer Water and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay . Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank mandy8255
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High-Blean, Owner at High Blean B&B, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
It was a real pleasure to welcome you back to High Blean again, particularly as you told us that you don't tend to go back to places you have visited before.

We are glad to read you found the provision of maps and local information useful and hope that if you get back to Raydale some time, you will take the walk up to Bardale Head but it might be worth bringing a compass for this walk.
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

This was all you could possibly hope for from a B and B - friendly and welcoming, beautiful bedroom in a beautiful house, peaceful, secluded surroundings, wonderful views, superb breakfasts - and cake! Thank you, David and Suzanne, for your warm hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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High-Blean, Owner at High Blean B&B, responded to this review, 14 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at High Blean.

Your kind comments are very much appreciated.

It was a real pleasure to have you as our guests and we were pleased to learn you had enjoyed reacquainting yourselves with Raydale, after a few years absence and that the area lived up to your expectations.

If you make the journey back to Raydale Preserves, to purchase the elusive Winter Chutney, we hope you will call in.
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

What an amazing B&B, David and Suzanne are so welcoming and friendly, The room was spotless with a big comfy bed, homemade biscuits, a selection of tea's, coffee and hot chocolate and wonderful views of the dales, The choice at breakfast was fantastic from cereals and fruit to a full English breakfast. The home made granola was outstanding and the eggs are so fresh, straight from the chickens in the garden.
Nothing was to much trouble for David and Suzanne. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a few nights in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
J Hanson

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jahn H
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High-Blean, Owner at High Blean B&B, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to provide us with feedback on your visit. Your kind comments are most helpful and very much appreciated.

We are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back to High Blean at some point, when, even though you are Lancastrian's, we would be more than please to afford you a real "Yorkshire Welcome"!

Thank you and congratulations on winning this years Dip in the Dales.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

From the moment we first enquired about booking, David and Suzanne could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The property is immaculate right down to the tiniest detail (including the home made biscuits in our room). The hearty full English breakfast (eggs from the chickens in the garden and locally sourced meat) fuelled a full day's cycling through the fabulous scenery of Wensleydale and Swaledale. We were even blessed by warm, sunny weather allowing for a cooling swim in Semer Water, which our bedroom overlooked.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ailsa R
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High-Blean, Owner at High Blean B&B, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review, your kind words of feedback are very helpful and much appreciated.

We were pleased to read you had enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed exploring the area on your bikes and even managing a dip in the lake: Brownlee Brothers look out!

We hope this trip enabled you to locate your vantage point for the Tour de France next year!
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Property: High Blean B&B
Address: High Blean Raydaleside | Semer Water, Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Askrigg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Askrigg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High Blean dates back to 1674, and nestles on the south side of Raydale, one of the most peaceful of the Yorkshire Dales, which is home to Semer Water. With High Blean sitting 135 feet above the valley floor there are magnificent views of Semer Water from the house and garden. Though High Blean is an old house that has retained many original features, we do offer two good sized en-suite rooms, one of which can be made up as a twin. Each room has its own TV, hair-dryer and tea & coffee making facilities. Guests take breakfast in the dining room, which has a large inglenook fireplace with an open grate.This fire is lit in cooler months to take the chill off the morning air. Guest have use of a lounge, which has a log burning stove and is an ideal spot to read and relax in. We have ample parking, and a safe area to secure bikes overnight. There is a boot room where we would be happy to store your walking boots and walking or ridging clothes over night. ... more   less 
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