We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 83 Ambleside B&Bs / inns

Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
SPECIAL OFFERS ON WEBSITE
Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save Saved
You added Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B to your Saves list
97%
Ranked #4 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
crazeemama Sunderland
Write a Review

641 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    589
    37
    7
    6
    2
See reviews for
28
499
22
4
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (94)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (641)
  • Mar-May only
    (189)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (190)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (174)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (88)
All months
Sunderland
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This time we stayed in the Florida Room, which we were very comfortable in. Cozy bed, spacious and with a great view overlooking the park outside. Once again we had that feeling of "coming home" and Sue & Jerry were there to greet us when we arrived, and to make sure we had arranged where to eat in the evening.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bollington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bed and Breakfast business is a cut-throat industry, rarely in any other business sector are your direct competitors literally next door, very rarely do you bump into your competitors in the local shops and restaurants, you live and die by your reputation. However any proprietor of the aforesaid business will undoubtedly get the basics right, or be out of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay at Compston House, Sue & Jerry were so hospitable and very helpful with local knowledge. We stayed for 4 nights recently and cannot fault our stay. The room was comfortable and clean and in a great location in beautiful Ambelside. The breakfast each morning were superlative, Sue's cooking skills were the best and Jerry's service... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, Scotland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great B & B in beautiful Ambleside. Sue and Gerry are the perfect hosts. My husband and I stayed in the New York room while my father-in-law was in the Pensylvania room. Both rooms were beautifully decorated and spotless. Fresh towels daily and coffee/tea tray, toiletries in room which were restocked daily. Breakfast was fantastic, so much to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed with Sue and Jerry for 3 nights recently, My room was the single room and I can't fault it one little bit, it was spotless with an en-suite, and fairly big for a single, Sue and Jerry made me feel very welcome and they are excellent hosts ! Sue's breakfasts were to die for, everything was made from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Lorraine! Yes, we have a lovely en-suite single room, which has a nice view of the park. We're pleased you enjoyed our award winning breakfasts too. We want our breakfast to set you up for a day walking on the fells. Ambleside is a great base for fell walking too....you don't even need a car, you can take... More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we were greeted by both Jerry & Sue and knew my name without even asking! I was shown to the off street parking and that remained ours for the duration of our stay. The whole B&B is spotless and has a lovely lounge area for just sitting and relaxing. Along with a great dining area for breakfast. Before... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

We're very pleased that you liked ....well everything....about your stay at Compston House American-style B&B! From the spotlessly clean rooms, to the many options to choose from at breakfast, to the window seat in the Maine room! Glad to hear your stay with us was ''Simply Perfect', and we look forward to your next visit. Don't forget to check the... More

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This could possibly be the best guest house accommodation we have stayed in. Nothing is an inconvenience to the owners who have made us feel very welcome. The rooms are first class, the food is to die for and so good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

We're so pleased Pauline and Steve that you thought our little B&B was ''first class''! We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us so much, especially our award winning breakfast! We hope to see you both again soon! More

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

Stayed with Sue and Jerry for 3 nights at the end of the School holidays, from 5th September till 8th September, The B n B is located in the centre of Ambleside, yes there can be a little bit of Traffic noise going past till 9-10pm in the Evenings, but im sure that is true for ALL of the B... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Sam and Claire for your kind words. We're so pleased you had a ''fantastic'' break at Compston House American-style B&B. Yes, we have designated off-street parking spaces for our three largest rooms....Florida, Maine and Hawaii. The other double rooms come with a money-saving permit to use the local pay and display car parks for free. So....all double rooms... More

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for the second time this August; we were here last summer too. Really good breakfasts, good location in Ambleside, nice clean rooms, and sue and Gerry are friendly owners. We stayed in 'Montana' which I think is the smallest double room; this was fine for us for three nights and has a lovely view of the hills... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review

Thank you Adam and Kate! It was great to see you both again, and we look forward to your next visit. We get many guests who return to Compston House American-style B&B again and again, and we're always pleased to see them. Yes, Montana is the smallest room in the house, but it has everything you need, including views. This... More

Do you own or manage Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
Phone Number:
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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with T4B so you can book your Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ambleside American-Style Compston House Hotel Ambleside
Ambleside American-Style Compston House Bed And Breakfast
Ambleside American-Style Compston House B&B Lake District

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (48)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (12)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (12)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B