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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
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say about our short (but delightful) stay with Sue and Jerry that hasn't already been said? We spent three nights in Ambleside, in Maine, a spacious, light and airy room overlooking the park and enjoyed every minute. The rest of the house is beautifully decorated; I hope they haven't noticed that we stole the Art Deco sideboard... More 

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Leeds
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Sue and Jerry's B&B again for a brief stay for my partner's Birthday weekend. A great welcome when we arrived. We stayed in the Texas room and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. S&J are two characters who try so very hard, and it shows. The place is immaculately clean, with comfortable beds for a good nights sleep, and Jerry's... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always look forward to our stay in Compston House as we know we will be well looked after by owners Sue and Jerry, and this trip was no exception. Both were there to meet us on our arrival, and our favourite room (the Hawaii) was spotlessly clean and bright as usual. Sue gave us some 10% discount cards for... More 

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

Thank you Dave and Carol for choosing to stay with us again, and for all your kind words. It was great to see you both again, and we're pleased that your favourite room....the Hawaii room...was available for you, and you found it ''spotlessly clean and bright as usual''. Yes, you never go hungry at breakfast at Compston House American-style B&B,... More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Compston House B&B in April 2015, making a booking just a week in advance after the campsite in Keswick we were due to stay at was a little to wet for tents. We were very happy this happened as the four nights we stayed at Compston House made our holiday vastly more enjoyable and gave a great... More 

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

Thank you Niki and Emma for taking the time to write all those kind words about your stay at Compston House American-style B&B in Ambleside! We're pleased that our breakfast ''was the highlight of your stay'', as we're famous for our breakfasts and have received a Breakfast Award from Visit England for the last five consecutive years. Yes, free WiFi... More 

Cannock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After another stay with Sue & Jerry in their beautiful Compston House American style B&B we can not recommend it highly enough. You are always made very welcome, the rooms are spotless and you will never leave the breakfast table hungry. So it's a great big thank you Sue & Jerry for another enjoyable time. Hopefully we'll be back asap.... More 

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

Thank you Barbara and Ed for all your kind words. We were happy to see you both again, and are pleased you find our rooms ''spotless'' each time you visit. And yes, Jerry will make sure that ''you never leave the breakfast table hungry''! We look forward to seeing you both again soon. Don't forget to check the Compston House... More 

north Wales
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three comfortable nights, three brilliant breakfasts and the warmest of hosts we could wish to meet. This was our third visit to Compston House, our third themed room (Hawaii this time) and the standards have remained superb. We strongly recommend this accommodation to anyone visiting Ambleside.

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

Thank you Ray and Lorraine....it was nice to see you again for your third visit at Compston House American-style B&B. We're glad you've tried a different room each time you visit, and always find everything ''superb''! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Burntwood, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked at Compston House on a last-minute deal in April 2015. The reviews on Tripdvisor all seemed very positive, so we didn't feel we were taking much of a chance staying here. The accommodation itself is ideally located right in the centre of Ambleside, with walking access to all the main sites, Restaurants, and shops. It could not be... More 

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

Thank you Ian and Tina! We're pleased you enjoyed your last minute break with us, and yes, Compston House American-style B&B is ideally located in the centre of Ambleside. Yes, you have lots of choice from the breakfast menu, and you can mix and match ingredients to create your own special breakfast. If you wish, you can have something different... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second time staying at Compston House and it was just as good! From the moment you arrive you are greeted with a wonderfully warm welcome from Sue and Jerry who just make you feel like you're at home. This time we stayed in the Arizona room and it was comfortable, clean and had everything we could possible need. Sue... More 

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

Thank you Laura and Tom.....it was nice to see you both again! We're pleased you liked the ''comfortable and clean'' Arizona room, which is a corner room with views of both Wansfell and Loughrigg fell. Yes, Ambleside is a great base for fell walking...and there are lots of walks you can do right from our front door...you don't even need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ambleside is a perfect place to stay when visiting the Lake District and you are sure of a great stay at Compston House! Sue and Jerry are warm hosts and can recommend restaurants and cafes in Ambleside. We've stayed a number of times and the rooms are well appointed and always spotlessly clean. Each room is themed on a US... More 

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

Thank you Andrew, Leslie and Laura! We always look forward to your visits, and we're pleased you find our breakfasts ''truly amazing, with loads of choice and great quality''! We've been awarded the Visit England Breakfast for the last five consecutive years, and we're waiting for our 2015 award to arrive in the post! Yes, each double room comes with... More 

St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a return visit to the excellent Compston House. Sue and Jerry are native New Yorkers who bring American service, standards and huge breakfasts to Ambleside. The pancakes are superb and the Sunday muffins are worth the stay on their own. Very comfortable rooms decorated in the style of different States make this a great choice for a stay.

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us again! We're pleased you came back for the service, high standards, and of course, our award winning breakfasts! We look forward to your next visit! More 

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