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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B

4.0 of 5 Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
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    5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On arrival you receive a warm American welcome from the owners, Sue and Jerry. Our room was immaculate and well furnished with a very comfortable bed. The ensuite shower room was newly refurbished and spotlessly clean and fresh but rather small, absolutely adequate. There are lovely soft white towels and a range of good toiletries . The breakfast award is... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write all those kind words! We're pleased your enjoyed your ''immaculate room, comfortable bed, and soft white towels''. We're also pleased you enjoyed the choice of breakfast options on offer, with local, award winning bacon and sausage. Yes, you can design your own breakfast,....you can choose to have a full breakfast,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After being double booked at an alternative hotel, we were booked into the Compston. A choice we perhaps wouldn't have made ourselves, but are very pleased happened. Lovely welcoming owners, who immediately made us feel like we'd stayed there a hundred times, and the breakfast was above and beyond.

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

Thank you Joe and Naomi! It was a pleasure to meet you and we're glad we were able to help! Now that you've tried Compston House American-style B&B, we look forward to seeing you both again soon. You can to book directly on the Compston House American-style B&B Official website for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms available! More

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

This was our third stay in four years with Sue and Jerry, who were as welcoming as ever. Nothing is too much trouble and they are always up todate with local events and the best restaurants for dinner (the breakfast is so good that we always skipped lunch). The house always looks newly decorated and immaculate, it overlooks the park... More

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

Thank you Paul and Ann for taking the time to write all those kind words. It was nice to see you both again for your third stay at Compston House American-style B&B. We appreciate when guests return to Compston House again and again! Yes, we try to keep you well fed when you're here, from our award-winning breakfast to recommending... More

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

We were really impressed by Sue & Jerry,s welcome to our first visit to the Lake District. The food was exceptional and the cleanliness was outstanding. Breakfast was brilliant, so much choice and portions we did not need to worry about lunch. They are the ultimate hosts, pleasant and informative great recommendation for the Thai restaurant, even went the extra... More

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

Thank you Max and Richard! We're pleased you enjoyed the ''exceptional food and outstanding cleanliness'' at Compston House American-style B&B. We're keen to support the local restaurants, and we're happy to recommend! Yes, Doi Intanon Thai restaurant is one of our favourites! Ambleside is a great little village, and we're pleased to be part of it! We look forward to... More

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

The Lake District is one of our favourite places and we have been to Ambleside on several occasions, although we had driven past Compston House this was our first stay and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortable, with views of the park and the fells. We all agreed that the breakfasts were 'awesome', the... More

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

Thank you Julie and family! We're pleased you enjoyed your first stay with us and found Compston House American-style B&B to be ''spotlessly clean and comfortable''.! Yes, all of our rooms have views of the surrounding fells. We're pleased you enjoyed our ''awesome'' breakfasts too! We look forward to seeing all of you again soon!. Don't forget to book direct... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned for our second visit to Compston House and Jerry and Sue as ever are the ultimate in host and hostess. We stayed in Florida room which is perfect for relaxing in and also it overlooks the park. Breakfast at Compston is unbeatable ...thanks Jerry and Sue for giving us such a lovely time.

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

Thank you Julie! It was great to see you and Rex again! Yes, the Florida room is the largest room in the house. It's a corner room, and has great views of both Wansfell and Loughrigg fell, as well as the park. And, this room comes with its own off-street parking space! Don't forget to book direct on the Compston... More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing hospitality from Sue and Jerry. The best breakfast ever, nothing was too much trouble. Lovely clean, comfortable room with spotless shower and toilet. We will definitely go back if ever in Lake District again from australia.

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

Thank you for all your kind words. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay at Compston House American-style B&B, including the clean, comfortable room and the ''best breakfast ever''! We hope to see you again sometime! More

Newcastle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner have stayed several times in Keswick and Bowness. Compston House was a first in Ambelside definitely be back. Fabulous our Texas Room was good loved the mirror in the bathroom. Breakfast was the best, it certainly does you for the day. My Partner had 5 amazing pancakes. Sue and Jerry are brilliant hosts very friendly, real... More

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

Thank you so much for the ''WOW''!! We're so pleased you enjoyed your two night stay in the Texas room. Yes, the Texas room is on the 2nd floor of the house, and has a king bed and lovely views of Wansfell. This room also comes with a money-saving permit to use the local pay and display car parks for... More

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet another great stay .... Sue and Jerry were both brilliant again...from entering they made myself and Sue really welcome ....our (Wyoming ) room was lovely and clean with tea / coffee and a nice shower ...breakfast was again brilliant especially the full American ( bacon .egg .sausage and 3 pancakes with maple syrup ) this sets you up for... More

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

Thank you Andy and Sue...it was great to see you both again! This time you chose to stay in the Wyoming room....glad you enjoyed it! Yes, if you book direct on the Compston House American-style B&B official website, you not only get the lowest tariff and best availability of rooms, but you can also see photos of all the rooms... More

Sunderland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From booking to leaving, everything about Compston House is amazing. Sue and Jerry give you a warm welcome and add those little touches to make your stay memorable. I loved the box of Kleenex tissues in your room, my partner loved dipping into the basket of chocolates on the stairs. The breakfasts are out of this world. We opted for... More

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

Thank you! We're pleased you liked everything about Compston House American-style B&B on your first visit....the early check-in, the rooms, the award winning breakfast, and all the little touches that made your stay special. Your room also came with a money-saving permit to use the local pay and display car parks for free, so you receive free parking not only... 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*
Number of rooms: 9
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