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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
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Ranked #5 of 82 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were made to feel very welcome for our recent stay at Compston House, from our initial enquiries right through to our departure. The location is perfect for exploring the town of Ambleside, and all of its varied restaurants, pubs, shops etc, and has nearby parking facilities both on street and in either of 2 car parks, with parking permits... More

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16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall, very good: good location (few minutes walk from everything in Ambleside), very clean, comfy bed (including very good quality bedding) and excellent breakfasts. The owners gave a warm welcome and were very flexible and accommodating when I asked for an early breakfast on one day (other B&Bs take note.....). Only downsides would be a very small bathroom and low-ish... More

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Matt for your kind comments. We're glad you enjoyed your two night stay with us. Yes, Compston House B&B has a great location in the centre of the wonderful village of Ambleside. We were surprised by your comments about the shower, as we've always received compliments from guests on our water pressure, as it is very good for... More

Andover, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a super place to stay for a short break to the Lakes. Unbeatable breakfasts, Sue and Jerry are very good hosts, who will do everything they can to make your stay a very enjoyable one, ours certainly was.

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Nigel and Vanessa! We're so pleased you enjoyed your short break with us, especially our award winning breakfasts. We look forward to your next visit. Don't forget to check the Compston House Official Website for the lowest tariff, and best selection of rooms available. More

Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay in wonderful Ambleside (more genuine than Grasmere). S & JUST were perfect hosts and the breakfasts really are award winning. We highly recommend Compston House to anyone wanting a central location in a great little town. Thank you.

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Dermot and Katie. We're pleased you had such a great stay at Compston House! Yes, we're centrally located in the great little viallage of Ambleside. We hope to see you both again soon. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Without doubt the best B + B I've ever stayed in. Sue and Jerry couldn't have made us feel more welcome. Breakfasts are marvellous, the full English and American included high quality, locally produced bacon and sausage and the pancakes were delicious, equally good with fruit and yoghurt as with the full American. At Compston House you'll find true hospitality... More

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Diane and Bernard. We know you stay in the Lake District often, and we're extremely pleased that you rate Compston House American-style B&B as the best! We work very hard to keep our standards high, from the award winning breakfasts to the cleanliness of the rooms, so it's nice to be appreciated! We hope to see you both... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sue and Jerry made us feel so welcome. The breakfasts were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. You have to try the full English breakfast and the American with pancakes, they are superb. The rooms are spotlessly clean as is the rest of the place. The beds are very comfortable and the tea and coffee making facilities in the... More

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Ian and Michelle. We're so glad you enjoyed your four day break at Compston House American-style B&B, especially the award winning breakfasts, the clean rooms and the comfy beds. We look forward to your next visit with us! Don't forget to check the Compston House Official Website for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms available. More

Falkirk District, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow!!! We have been frequent visitors to Ambleside for many years and this was our first time with Sue and Jerry. From the outset they couldn't do enough to make us feel most welcome. Their legendary award winning breakfasts were superb ....... so much so that we could easily skip lunch. We will be back!!!

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you so much Anne! We're pleased you chose to stay with us on this visit to Ambleside! Yes, our award winning breakfasts are becoming legendary. We do our best to make sure our breakfast sets you up for the day. We look forward to your next visit at Compston House American-style B&B! More

Holmfirth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly professional and gracious. Sue and Jerry Virtes provide a first class service as well as the highest quality breakfast you will find anywhere - your satisfaction is their prime concern. The cleanliness of the hotel and room will stand scrutiny against the very best. This is without doubt on the top of my list when it comes to staying... More

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Patricia and Christian! We're glad you enjoyed your first visit at Compston House American-style B&B. Jerry and I do our best to give you first class service, first class breakfast, and super clean rooms. We're pleased you've put us at the top of your list, and we hope to see you both again soon! More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

another great stay with excellent hosts sue and jerry. Delicious top quality breakfast with the added bonus of blueberry muffins on Sunday. We had the Maine room which has really comfortable king size bed. We will be back

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Julie and Jim for your kind comments on your second visit with us. Yes, the Maine room has a really comfortable king size bed, as well as a window seat and a view of the park and Loughrigg fell. It's one of our most popular rooms. It was great to see you both again, and we look forward... More

York, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joan and I returned at the end of April for a long weekend at what will continue to be our favourite town to visit in the Lakes, and our favourite B&B of all time. The key to any successful business is consistency, and Sue and Jerry have that in spades. Again we enjoyed a clean, pleasant room and belt loosening... More

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

It was great to see you both again Glynn and Joan, and we're thrilled that we're your ''favourite B&B of all time''! We look forward to seeing you both again soon, as you try a different room each time you visit! Don't forget to book directly on the Compston House Official website, which has the lowest tariff and best choice... More

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Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B 4*
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