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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Lancs, England
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

At the risk of repeating what so many other reviewers have written - Compston House is clean, comfortable, welcoming and friendly. Sue & Gerry go out of their way to make sure all the guests are well catered for and certainly deserve their high rating on TA. We stayed in the Arizona room which was very small but perfectly adequate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well where do we start, we stayed for 3 nights at Compston House mid July. We had never stayed overnight in Ambleside before, and chose the Compston due to its location, and it's title of 'American style' and it's offer of 'American style' breakfasts....something different we thought. We were met in the lobby by the owners Sue & Jerry, two... More 

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

Thank you so much Elliott and Paula! We are overwhelmed with all your positive comments about Compston House American-style B&B! We're delighted you enjoyed you stay, and found everything to be ''amazing''......the breakfast, the location, the Florida room, the free parking, and the free WiFi. And, yes, all our en-suites have been recently renovated too! We're famous for our award... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at Compston House. We stayed in the Florida room, which was big and very comfortable with great views. Early check in and a designated parking space were a bonus; but the things that stood out for us and made this such a memorable stay were the first class breakfast, the central location, the... More 

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

Thank you so much Elizabeth and Sam for sharing your experience at Compston House American-style B&B in Ambleside! We're pleased to know that you had such a ''memorable stay'' and enjoyed the ''first class breakfast, central location, cleanliness and comfort''. Yes, the Florida room is the largest room in the house, and has great views of both Loughrigg fell and... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time at this B&B but it wont be our last! Sue & Jerry made us very welcome on arrival & throughout our visit, nothing was too much trouble. The Breakfast Menu was the best we have ever experienced - freshly cooked pancakes & maple syrup need we say more!!! We stayed in the Wyoming room which was one... More 

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

Thank you Nicola and Stewart for taking the time to write such a positive review! We're pleased you found the Wyoming room to be ''perfect and spotlessly clean'', and our award winning breakfast to the ''the best you have ever experienced''! We look forward to seeing you both again soon. Don't forget to book directly on the Compston House American-style... More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in this excellent b&b several times. It never disappoints us. Wonderful hosts, superb breakfast & immaculately clean. Nothing too much trouble. The restaurants they recommended were wonderful. We will return soon

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

Thank you so much Jill and Brian! It is particularly rewarding when guests return again and again, and rate Compston House American-style B&B as ''excellent''. We're pleased you keep coming back for our ''superb breakfasts'' and that you always find the house to be ''immaculately clean'. We look forward to seeing you both again soon! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved staying here. We were welcomed with open arms and could not find fault with any aspect of this friendly, clean, comfortable b& b. I have to say the bed was so comfortable (we stayed in the smallest room which was still large enough for us and our luggage & bits and bobs) We didn't want to get up in... 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 are delighted to know that you ''loved'' your stay here at Compston House American-style B&B and found everything to be ''friendly, clean, and comfortable''. And, we're pleased you found our award winning breakfasts to be ''fantastic''. We've been awarded the Visit England Breakfast Award for... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last minute booking on the way to Scotland. We stayed in the Montana room , the smallest at Compston House but still a lovely cosy room with excellent facilities. Sue and Jerry were very welcoming and nothing too much trouble. The American breakfast was amazing and the bacon the best I have ever eaten....we will definitely be back

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

Thank you Jacqui for taking the time to post such a positive review! We're delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay and thought the ''facilities were excellent and the breakfast amazing''. We hope to see you again in the near future! More 

birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Compston House for a short weekend trip this month and, as many others have indicated, we were extremely happy with our decision. The house itself is very indicative of the high quality B&Bs in Ambleside with the added quirkiness of the Americana theme. Our room, Hawaii, was on the top floor. It had everything you would need... More 

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

Thank you Jason and Louise for sharing your experience at Compston House American-style B&B on TripAdvisor! We're pleased you were ''extremely happy' with your stay with us, and found Compston House American-style B&B to be ''first rate''. Thank you also for highlighting our ''high quality, comfortable bed, ideal location, and excellent breakfasts''. We look forward to seeing you both again... More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very warm welcome from the owners and useful free parking. Lovely room and facilities. breakfasts are fantastic (dont plan a large walk immediately after one) get the pancakes and lather them with syrup !!! a very nice place to stay and we think the best we have been in in ambleside

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

Thank you Andrew and Sue for sharing you experience at Compston House American-style B&B on TripAdvisor. Yes, all our double rooms come with FREE parking! The largest rooms (Florida, Hawaii, and Maine) come with their own FREE designated off-street parking space. The other double rooms come with a FREE permit to use the local pay and display car parks for... More 

Lancaster
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

We're delighted to know that you had a ''great stay, great breakfast, in a great location''. And, we're pleased you found our award winning breakfasts ''lived up to their reputation''! The New York room, which has a king size bed, also comes with a free, money-saving permit to use the local pay and display car parks for free. This permit... More 

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