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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sue and Jerry are two highly likeable Americans who provided us with a wonderful and memorable two night stay. S & J are extremely customer focused, right from the outset of our visit this was obvious. From ringing us to enquire about our arrival, to personally escorting my partner to our parking bay, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Check in was really friendly and they walked me to the car park. We paid on arrival so all was out of the way. They already knew our names and all was very personal, they put a smile on my face straight away. The room was lovely, Hawaii. A brilliant view, and very clean room. Ensure with shower cubicle. Room... More 

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

Thank you Sian and Jamie for your Five Star recommendation! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Hawaii room, which has ''brilliant views and is very clean''. Yes, your room is cleaned, and fresh towels are provided, every day of your stay.......We believe our guests deserve a little luxury when they are on holiday!! We're glad you enjoyed our... More 

shropshire
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The proprietors could not have done any more,friendly,helpful and excellent service.The pluses where cleanliness,car parking disc available for use in other towns,this saved us a lot of money(you should know car parking is expensive in Lake District)Down side traffic passing by on a main road,car park is not on site and our room,bed and en-suite was were not very big.

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

Thank you Phil and Barbara. We're pleased you enjoyed your wedding anniversary at Compston House American-style B&B, and appreciated the ''cleanliness and excellent service''. We do offer larger rooms, ideal for special occasions, some with king beds, which come with off-street parking. You booked, as advertised, a standard size room with a standard size double bed, and the free parking... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brilliant location in the centre of Ambleside, within walking distance of everything. Truly amazing breakfasts, loads of choice, beautifully cooked and presented - go for the silver dollar pancakes when you are getting full! Sue and Jerry are so helpful and friendly, we had a great break. Even the weather was kind!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write all those king words on TripAdvisor! We're pleased you had a great break, and appreciated Compston House American-style B&B's ''brilliant location and truly amazing breakfasts''. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Remember to always check the Compston House American-style B&B Official Website for the lowest tariff and best choice of... More 

Wallington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We weren't ones for revisiting holiday destinations, but this was our third stay! It really is that good! From Sue and Jerry's warm and friendly welcome to the spotless en suite rooms and the amazing breakfasts - this is hard to beat. Couple a perfect base with such beautiful surroundings and you have all you need. There's plenty of shops,... More 

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

Thank you Gill and Paul! We're delighted when guests return again and again....it's our best recommendation! We're pleased you continue to enjoy our ''spotless en-suite rooms and amazing breakfasts'' as well as all that the wonderful village of Ambleside has to offer! Yes, our FREE parking permit lets you use pay and display car parks in Ambleside for FREE, as... More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this little gem on the internet. The American theme sounded great and there was one room left - The Montana - whilst it was a little small everything was in there, spotlessly clean, little toiletries in the bathroom. We even had a moose over our head! The breakfast was amazing, I had to have the pancakes with maple syrup... More 

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

Thank you Suzie for taking the time to post such a positive review on TripAdvisor! We're pleased you found Compston House American-style B&B to be ''a gem'' and our award winning breakfast to be ''amazing''. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Don't forget to book directly on the Compston House American-style B&B Official Site, for the lowest tariff... More 

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

We stayed at Compston House over the weekend during a trip to the lakes. The breakfast is fantastic , I had the full American breakfast which included the famous maple syrup pancakes . The rooms are modern , clean and very comfortable . The wifi coverage is reliable and fast . Sue and Jerry are excellent hosts and very friendly... More 

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

Thank you Steve and Karen! We're delighted t know that you have a ''very special stay'' at Compston House American-style B&B! We're pleased you found the ''breakfast fantastic, rooms modern, clean and very comfortable, and the free WiFi to be reliable and fast''. (We've just upgraded to superfast, fiber-optic broadband, so thanks for noticing!) We agree that Ambleside is the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the lakes and what a place we chose to stay. We were warmly welcomed by Jerry, who was more than willing to help provide us with local information about amenities and restaurants. The room was spacious, clean and maintained on a daily basis, and located in a perfect spot in Ambleside. Words cannot describe... More 

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

Thank you Ross and Amy for taking the time to post such a positive review on TripAdvisor! We're pleased you enjoyed your five night stay in the New York room, which has a king bed, and comes with a free, money-saving permit to use the local pay and display car parks for free. Thank you for highlighting our perfect location,... More 

Choppington, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Compston House for 2 nights in July of this year. The day before we travelled, Sue & Jerry messaged us to ask what time we wanted to check in which we thought was a nice touch. Upon arrival we were greeted by the couple who are so friendly and welcoming, I loved the accents!! We stayed in... More 

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

Thank you Kayleigh and Barry for taking the time to write all those kind words about your weekend break at Compston House American-style B&B!! Yes, the Florida room is the largest room in the house, with lovely double views, a skylight, and a separate seating area. We do our best to see that all our guest rooms have everything you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Compston House for a short weekend break. We chose this on the basis of the American style breakfast as my husband loves proper American pancakes and we were not disappointed! The breakfasts were incredible and I can only reiterate all the positive reviews. The blueberry muffins on Sunday were delicious and I had the... More 

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

Thank you Becky and Ben for all your kind words about your weekend break at Compston House American-style B&B! We're pleased you ''loved'' our award winning breakfasts, especially the ''incredible'' pancakes and ''massive'' omelettes. We're glad you found our newly re-furbished en-suites to be ''spotlessly clean, well maintained, and having a ''hot and powerful shower''. Yes, the Arizona room is... More 

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