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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Ranked #57 of 84 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
25 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in a family room for the Christmas lighting weekend. The inn is right on the main path of the lantern parade. We truly enjoyed our stay here. The owners were very kind and accommodating to us. Our room was spacious and comfortable although the mattresses are a bit on the old side. Tea facilities... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had a lovely one night stay here. The breakfast was amazing. Not ultra posh or 'boutique' but then again we didn't pay for that. The Room he had was huge and although I'm not a fan of bnb's (because I find it hard to relax in them) I did feel incredibly relaxed here which was quite something. The only... More 

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Ibiza, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

we had a good rest and a fabulous breakfast !!! very friendly people. Very near center. The beds are very confortable and bathroom well fitted. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate in room. Free wifi, video and library

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was one of the cheapest options we found on expedia, but was a great place. The food was very good, the operator is super friendly and nice. Only downside is that it could be a bit warm, but a provided fan did the trick, and it is off of a busy trip so could be noiser than you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have just returned home from Thorneyfield guest house and it was a lovely place to stay. Alison and Alan were excellent hosts and the place has a warm home from home feeling. The room was airy, comfortable and clean. The bathroom was not en-suite but I knew this beforehand. I had my own lockable bathroom which was very modern,... More 

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Brechin, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited the Lake District after many years and randomly picked this place from the list of B&Bs and it certainly was good value for money. We were made welcome. The room was comfortable. There was a small fridge to keep drinks and water.. a welcome on warm days. Due to the masonry work going on outside walls, the windows could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a couple of nights whilst visiting with friends. Was made very welcome and shown to my room. I had a separate bathroom for use only by myself so the fact that it wasn't actually in the room was not an issue. The whole place was wonderfully clean and comfortable. Breakfast was so plentiful that I only needed a... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed recently at thorneyfield . The room we had was very clean with spotless bedding and bathroom. There was 2 folding chairs in the room plus a 5 star range of tea , coffee and biscuits. Better than some of the starred hotels. The breakfast was also above average for a b&b, a large bowl of fresh fruit including... More 

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Thorneywolf1893, Owner at Thorneyfield, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your comments which are appreciated. Please don't think that the front of the house is always like this! We are currently waiting for work to be done on the bay window and like anything in these parts it is taking a frustratingly long time to sort out. Hopefully if you come again you will see the... More 

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Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Thorneyfield 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thorneyfield is a charming 4 star Victorian property set in the heart of Ambleside and the beautiful English Lake District and close to all of its many facilities. Thorneyfield sets a very high standard for its rooms, breakfasts and service. We also offer our guests free parking.Our aim is to give you a happy stay and our guests have said we "offer a warm comfortable welcoming stay... generous delicious breakfasts and an excellent experience." ... more   less 
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Thorneyfield Ambleside, Lake District

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