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“Good location...........good grub.........the rest just average.”
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Dale's Haven
Ranked #8 of 20 Leyburn B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 29, 2010

This is quite a good located base, right in the town of Leyburn and therefore close to everything. Good also for any trip further into the dales. We stayed here some years ago when it was under different management. We were allocated the room called 'Chocolate'. It gives the feeling of being shoved in a friend's spare room and is strangely configured with a 4'6"double and a single bed which looks like it shouldn't be there. The decor is I suppose, meant to convey warmth and smoothness of chocolate but just looks dated, dark and dingy. The shower is nice if you like the bracing contrast of scalding then freezing, but the enclosure and room is spotlessly clean. The hosts got the dates wrong on my booking confirmation and although I paid in full at time of booking and was sent an acknowledgement, I was asked to pay the 'balance' on departure.......basic stuff that you shouldn't get wrong when running a business. Maybe if we'd stayed longer a better impression would have resulted. I can only comment on what we found during our two night stay. But on the positive side, breakfast and coffee was very good quality.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2010

Stayed at Dales Haven during our retirement Grand Tour of the North (Oct 2008) and again en route to Scotland (Sep 2009). Both stays really enjoyable and excellent value for money. Rooms spotless and beds comfortable. Breakfast passed the sausage test with flying colours. Dales Haven is excellently located in the heart of the town, at the top of the market square, and with its own off-street car park to the rear it's about as good as you could wish for in a B&B. Alex and Martin looked after us so well that we're bound to keep coming back.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

Had a lovely time at Dales Haven, room was very clean and well decorated. Breakfast was of a high standard and the owners were very attentive.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2009

We stayed here with 5 friends for a weekend visit. As we'd booked 4 rooms we managed to see them all before everyone checked in. The rooms are comfortable, but all double beds are only standard 4'6" size and all ensuite bathrooms are shower only - it would be nice to relax in a bath after a day walking on the Dales...The owners are very friendly and helpful and the breakfast is fantastic - probably the best bacon I've had in years!! B&B is not my usual style - but Leyburn has no hotels. We've tried 2 other B&Bs in the area and this one is by far the friendliest and has the best breakfast. I would recommend this place to friends - but expect cosy family accommodation rather than smart "hotel wannabe" style.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 30, 2009

Choosing a guest house for a short family break with 3 children under 4 can be so tough! The Dales Haven was spot on though. We stayed in a great comfortable family room with a fridge and drinks facilities and lots of soft towels. There were special touches such as teddies on the beds and a good selection of dvd's for children and bedtime milk. Martin and Alix were so understanding about the noise levels we created in the morning too! They made fabulously fun breakfast for the children and even sold us a delicious chocolate birthday cake for us to take to a party! There are some lovely walks locally and swings and we came back to tea and ice-cream on the terrace at the rear. The guest house is comfortable enough so that you do not feel embarrassed about your children being children, but you don't compromise on quality of food and service.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 13, 2009

The rooms were fabulous, as was the breakfast. The owners were incredibly friendly. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2009

stayed here on two occasions first a catered murder mystery weekend.excellent food ,hilarious script,never laughed so much.lovely themed rooms and big breakfast next morning all locally sourced.
second time for golf ,same excellent service from hosts martin and alix.golf at bedale (on the 2 for one list ) and catterick.other courses in the area also

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled with friends
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Address: Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Leyburn
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Ranked #8 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Leyburn
Price Range: $92 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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