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Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Ranked #72 of 109 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot going for this hotel, prime location in centre of Ambleside, owner gives you a permit to park nearby, room was large and all nice little touches in the room, choccies on pillow, loads of coffee/tea, great biscuits etc. It was very clean too. We thought the brekkie was tasty and plentiful. For the Lakes it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It all started at Reservation! Alan was extremely responsive to email and it was unfortunate that we did not get to meet him. Alison was as responsive, She showed us to our "family" rooms that could fit 4 easily. We had Rooms 1 and 5 and they were both quiet, spacious and well-equipped. My mom loved the room details like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed for three nights over the Bank Holiday weekend and we had a very nice stay. Alan & Alison were extremely pleasant and helpful. The room we had was a good size, small bathroom but that's to be expected in Ambleside. Nice biscuits on the tea tray, small fridge for drinks and even chocolates on the pillow. Alison gives you... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Recently stayed for two nights. Alison the owner met me on arrival, she was very welcoming, helpful and explained all I needed to know. She showed me to my room and said if I wasn't sure about anything or wanted to know about the local area then just ask. ROOM: Stayed in Room 5, which is a front top floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stayed with a friend. There were supposed to be 3 of us and they let us have a discount on the third vacant bed which they didn't have to do but it should be easier to extract from the non-attendee! 2 minutes walk from a load of nice restaurants. Really friendly, couldn't have been more helpful. Also let us store... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Travelling up to the lakes to take part in a cycling event we needed a place to stay and to ensure our bikes were secure. We were welcomed and so were our bikes, with the owners letting us place them in there dining room for safe keeping. The owners laid out breakfast prior to our early start the following day... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Stayed here with wife and some friends recently. It has positives and negatives. It is very centrally located and yet we found the room fairly quiet; despite facing the road. There is only one car-parking space although the owners do have street permits for some streets nearby. The breakfast was very nice; just about the right portions and you can... More 

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Thorneywolf1893, Owner at Thorneyfield, responded to this review

We're really sorry if you felt that your stay with us was somewhat of a mixed bag, and just wanted to respond to a couple of your comments as you have taken a long time to leave your thoughts. Firstly on the breakfast we offer a full English, a vegetarian option and a continental option, which seems fairly comprehensive. On... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stayed in mid April 2015, good size room, nice room facilities and a comfortable bed. The breakfast was good and I asked for the beans in a seperate bowl as I don't like beans all over everything. (Check that out Jayroger). The bacon was ok, it might be local but it wasn't the greatest, I am afraid I didn't like... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We booked here on recommendation from fellow Trip Advisor reviewers. Alison and Alan made us feel very welcome, I can see why their Thorneyfield Guest house is so highly rated on trip advisor. The two A's would be A+ from our experience. :-) Our room was very big for a guest house. I've been in smaller Hotel rooms. Cleanliness is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

The guest house is well situated for getting around ambleside and ideal as a base for exploring the Lake District. The owners were friendly and welcoming. The room was grand and well considered, equipped with everything you need. The decor is a little dated but the place is very clean. There are nice touches like umberellas, dvds and books available... More 

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Thorneywolf1893, Owner at Thorneyfield, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we're really sorry that you didn't enjoy your breakfast, sadly this is the first time in 9 years that a guest has been unhappy with it. Unfortunately personal taste can differ; both the sausages and black pudding are award winning for example. As for the decor the room you were in was only redecorated... More 

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