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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B

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Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Lancaster
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous short stay. Great location for getting around Ambleside. We had the New York room, very clean and it did us fine, although the bathroom was a little on the small side and after a day's walking it would have been nice to have a bath. Overall, however great stay with great hosts and the breakfasts certainly... More 

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a week here in May during a vacation in England. Highly recommend it. If I were to visit England's Lake District again, I'd definitely stay there again. The owners, Jerry and Sue, are very friendly and helpful. Upon arrival, I was suffering from an enormous blister on a big toe due to too much walking in London and... More 

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

Thank you Robert for your five star recommendation. We're pleased you enjoyed your seven night stay with us. Yes, our single room is one flight up (first floor) and has a single bed in it. The room is en-suite with a shower, and has a lovely view of the park, so it's perfect for the solo traveller. We're glad you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have recently returned from a 4-night stay at Compston House. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend it. Sue and Jerry made us feel at home from the moment we arrived. The breakfasts are delicious- there is a great choice of fresh, locally sourced food. We were very happy with our room. It was clean, comfortable and... More 

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

Thank you so much Jo and Chris for your 5 star recommendation! We're so pleased you enjoyed you room, which was ''clean, comfortable, and had everything you needed'' as well as our ''delicious'' breakfasts. We're glad you felt at home here. And yes, we think Ambleside is a great place to stay too, with lots of great restaurants and a... More 

Crowthorne
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had a great stay. We were in the Montana, the smallest of the rooms but don't be put off, it's perfectly big enough for 2 and we are not Hobbits. Comfy bed, newly refitted en suite, TV and tea and coffee making is really all you need when exploring the Lakes, there is plenty to do... More 

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

Thank you so much! We're pleased you had a ''terrific stay'' at Compston House American-style B&B in Ambleside. Yes, the Montana room is a cozy room (you can see a photo of it on the Compston House website), but it's ''perfectly big enough for 2 and has all you need''. We're pleased you enjoyed our award winning breakfast, especially finding... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Ambleside for my boyfriend's birthday on Wednesday, pre booked the Florida room as it was their largest room and also came with an off street parking space something which we look for. On arrival we couldn't find our parking space so my boyfriend knocked on the door and Jerry showed us where it was, literally just behind the B&B... More 

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

Thank you Lauren and Matthew for taking the time to write all those kind words about us! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in the ''bright and airy'' Florida room. The Florida room is the largest room in the house with double views, a skylight, and a separate seating area. And, this room comes with it's own off-street parking space,... More 

Norfolk
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not by the dawn's early light though. But rather how much we enjoyed our short break. A great stay with great hosts. Good location, very well appointed and all our needs were catered for. Sue and Jerry couldn't do enough for us from the car parking to recommended eateries to their amazing breakfast. With so many competitors Compston House stands... More 

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

Thank you Colin and Jen! We're so pleased you had a ''great stay'' with us, and that you made good use of our free, money-saving permit to use the local pay and display car parks for free. We provide this permit free to our guests. It is good not only in car parks in Ambleside, but also in Windermere, Bowness,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sue & Jerry made us feel so welcome when we arrived and were so helpful and did everything to help us . Breakfasts were just the best , pancakes and muffins to remind us of home in Canda. So comfortable and clean, yes the bathroom was small and parking was a little ways away but this is the Lake District... More 

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

Thank you so much Andrew, Joan and Sarah for taking the time to write all those kind words about us when you returned to Canada. We're pleased you thought ''breakfasts were just the best'', that you loved our ''comfortable, clean rooms'', and you enjoyed the view of the fells from your room. All of our rooms have views of the... More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Just returned from a one night stay at the Compston House. Was met with a warm welcome by Jerry and Sue. What a lovely hotel, loved the American theme thought out the guest house, a lovely touch. The breakfast was fabulous, plenty of choice. We will certainly be returning to the Compston, The hotel is in a great spot to... More 

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

Thank you Andrea and Lee for taking the time to write all those kind words about your stay at Compston House American-style B&B in Ambleside. We're glad you ''loved'' our little B&B! We're pleased you found our award winning breakfast to be ''fabulous, with plenty of choice''. And, there is no need to pre-order your breakfast.....everything is cooked fresh to... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My boyfriend & I had the most wonderful time in Ambleside and Compston House was the icing on the cake! Or should I say the syrup on the pancake!! The room was spotless and Sue & Jerry were the perfect hosts. Breakfast was excellent as was the location. Couldn't have asked for more! Thank you- Ross & Fiona

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

Thank you Fiona and Ross! We're pleased you had a ''wonderful time'', and appreciated your ''spotless room, the excellent breakfast and perfect location''. Yes, Compston House American-style is ideally located in the centre of Ambleside, just steps away from all the restaurants, bistros, pubs, cinemas and shops that the wonderful little village of Ambleside has to offer. We hope to... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Stayed at Compston Guest House since 2004 , Sue and Jerry are perfect hosts, the breakfasts excellent , local produce and freshly cooked . Love the pancakes . The standard of the rooms is very high , spotlessly clean , and decorated to high standard . Compston House is in a prime location , handy for all Ambleside has to... More 

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

Thank you Mike and June for your five star recommendation! We enjoy having you stay with us several times a year, for the past eleven years!! We're pleased you find things at Compston House American-style B&B to be ''perfect, excellent, spotlessly clean, and of a high standard''. Yes, Compston House American-style B&B is in the perfect location too, just steps... More 

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