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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

just returned from thorneyfield, found it to be a well run, little gem of a b/b. spotless clean rooms, nice hosts, free parking pass and good value too, great quality breakfast full english plus fresh fruit,premum yogurts and all the extras. we will stay again and if you are in ambleside give them a try, before paying double for a... More 

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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hosts of this lovely B&B could not have been more friendly, helpful, or accommodating. The room was spotless and comfortable, and fairly sound-proof as long as the window was shut - I was in room 5, on the second floor, in between two other rooms and at the front, but it really wasn't as noisy as some reviewers suggest.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my partner stayed here last night after a few days in the Lakes. When we arrived we were welcomed in asif it was our home. The owners were so friendly and made sure we had everything we needed/wanted for our short stay. You have your own parking space which is handy as there is nowhere else to park... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for two nights, arrived early which wasn't a problem. Room was a family room with a double bed and 2 singles even though there was only 2 of us, but this was only room left, very spacious for family. Room clean and little extras with biscuits, breakfast was lovely cooked english bacon,sausage,mushrooms,hash brown,black pudding,beans,tomato and fried bread and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 18 years in New Zealand this was our first holiday around Scotland and England staying in B&Bs and chain hotels. Thoneyfield matched the memories of B&Bs in the '80's & 90's - a large house converted to give the maximum number of room to give a working income. Nice, friendly hosts and good breakfast. The bathroom was incredible small... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a twin room for my friend and myself and stayed in room 2 on the first floor. The room itself was very large - it had a double and a twin in - and the beds were very comfortable. There was a bathroom in the room (a toilet, sink and shower), but this was very small, which might be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I booked it through hotels. Com. For 2people. they gave us a tiny room. More like a box : 3x3 meters. Toilet + shower separated across the hall. The room was on the 3rd floor with stip stars. No way we would carry two heavy suitcases all the way up. The owners where nice enough when we decided not to... More 

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Thorneywolf1893, Owner at Thorneyfield, responded to this review

This "review" is absolutely defamatory and we are very angry about it. These 2 men turned up in a very aggressive mood from the off and seemed determined to find fault. They had made a mistake in booking a small double which is clearly labelled as such, when in fact they wanted a twin. In response to their mistake they... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Cannot fault them enough excellent service warm clean room excellent breakfast would recommend them all the time. Hope to stay again this year Ste Elliott (stayed 6th July for a wedding) The DVD Collection and the DVD-TV Combi are excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was welcomed by Alison and immediately made to feel at home. Both the cooked and continental breakfasts were above and beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend the black pudding - it's the finest I have ever tasted. Alison makes it her personal mission to ensure no one ever leaves breakfast the slightest bit hungry. I expected the room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay. Everything was perfect! It's in a great location, close to the lake and local amenities. Room very spacious and clean. Lovely breakfast :-) The owner was very welcoming. I would stay there again.

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