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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Derby, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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174 reviews 174 reviews
60 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
27 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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