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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B

Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #3 of 76 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its hard to believe there's a better bed and breakfast in the lake district with the warmest of welcomes and extremely helpful hosts. The B&B is immaculate and the breakfast cannot be beaten. ideally situated in the centre of ambleside within short distance of restaurants. Once the car is parked you can walk in all directions.

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

Thank you Mike and Linda for all your kind words. We've lost track of how many times you've stayed at Compston House, but it was great to see you both again. Yes, the parking is free and easy with our money-saving permit. Yes, Compston House is ideally situated in the centre of Ambleside, and our breakfast cannot be beaten. And,... More

Cheshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read all the great reviews I booked Compston House for a 2-night stay when visiting the Lake District to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. It was very easy to find prominently located overlooking the park with its bowling green, tennis courts & crazy golf. Designated car parking spaces are just a 2 minute walk away. Jerry & Sue are... More

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

Thank you Carolyn and Howard! We're glad you chose to celebrate your 35th wedding anniversary at Compston House! Yes, the Hawaii room has great views, and comes with its own off-street parking space, which is just 2 minutes away. All double rooms at Compston House come with free parking....Hawaii, Florida and Maine have an off-street parking space, the other double... More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just come back from our third visit to Compston House. Yet again Sue and Jerry were wonderful hosts, the room was lovely, and the breakfast was its usual stunning affair! The welcome you receive in arrival is second to none and nothing is too much trouble. I highly recommend a stay.Can't wait for our fourth visit :)

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

Thank you Sian and Adam for taking the time to write all those kind words. We get alot of guests like yourselves who come back to stay at Compston House again and again. As usual, you booked direct on the Compston House website, so you received the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms. We look forward to seeing you... More

Norfolk, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in the Florida room. Excellent views of Loughrigg. Breakfasts were first class, and Jerry tries to persuade you to try different dishes. The American breakfast, which includes pancakes, is perfect if you have an appetite. Everything cooked to order by Sue. Recommended.

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

Thank you John and Pam, it was nice to see you both again! Glad you enjoyed the views from the Florida room. In fact, all of our rooms have views of the fells. We look forward to seeing you both again next year! More

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jerry & Sue thanks for another awesome stay!! You always give us a warm & friendly welcome. There is a vast choice of delicious delicacies for breakfast, all of which are freshly cooked to order by Sue and served efficiently to you by Jerry. We visited with another couple & stayed in rooms Hawaii & Maine, both of which were... More

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

Thank you Julie and John. It was so nice to see you again, and we look forward to your annual visit next year.....if not sooner! Yes, we continue to receive awards for our breakfast, and we're glad it was the highlight of your stay! More

Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sue and Jerry run a fantastic guest house. Extremely friendly and welcoming. As other reviewers have noted Sue's breakfasts and Jerry's service are second to none and really do set you up for the whole day, fantastic. Clean and peaceful rooms offer a great nights sleep. The perfect place for a mid week break or long weekend away, we will... More

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

Thank you Paul and Jacqui...it was great to see you both again. This was your fourth stay with us, wasn't it? We're glad you enjoy a taste of America, and look forward to seeing you both again soon. Since you booked directly on the Compston House website, so also you received the LOWEST Rate and best choice of rooms. More

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having noted Compston House on many occasion during our visits to the lakes, remarking how 'we must stay there sometime', we eventually did... and have already booked our return visit! This really is the perfect base for your lakes break. Centrally located in the heart of Ambleside, a stone's throw from the cafes, restaurants and shops; and with a South... More

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

Thank you Deb and Lou for all your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your first visit with us so much that you've booked to stay again! Yes, we cater to special diets....lactose free, gluten free/ wheat free, vegetarian....no problem at all! We look forward to seeing you both again in May! More

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sue and Jerry for the very warm welcome, the great hospitality, the very clean and comfortable room and dining room. Now, as for the breakfast...... You must come here just to experience the breakfast if nothing else, Sue cooks up the amazing breakfast while Jerry ensures an excellent service and order to his guests. This was a last... More

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

Thank you Anna and Rod! We're glad you enjoyed your first visit at Compston House American-style B&B, especially our Award Winning Breakfast! We've just received another Visit England Breakfast Award.....that's five consecutive years of receiving the Breakfast Award! We look forward to seeing you both again soon. Don't forget....always check the Compston House website first for the Lowest Tariff and... More

Renfrew, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jane Goodman-Renfrew We stayed once again at Compton House and had a fantastic experience. Sue and Jerry are fabulous hosts they make you so welcome from the minute you arrive till you get a big hug when you leave! Accommodation is so clean, when you get into bed after a long day and smell the beautiful fresh smell from your... More

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

Thank you Jane and Paul, it was great to see you both again! It's always a please to welcome back guests who have stayed with us before. We look forward to your next visit, and don't forget that you get the lowest rates and best availability by booking direct on the Compston House website. More

Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit , but not our last . Sue & jerry are the perfect hosts. We stayed in the New York room, which was lovely spotlessly clean, with all the little extras. Bath room a little small but adequate . Break fast was amazing so much to choose from , jerry so helpful in helping you select . Sue... More

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

Thank you Val and John! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us as a birthday treat for John. We've just had a visit from the Hotel Inspector, and have been awarded another Visit England Breakfast Award! That's our fifth year in a row for the Breakfast Award! Our delicious breakfasts have been rated in the top 10% of all... More

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Ambleside American-Style Compston House Hotel
Ambleside American-Style Compston House Bed And Breakfast
Ambleside American-Style Compston House B&B Lake District
Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Ranked #3 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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