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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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St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from a one night stay at the Compston House. Was met with a warm welcome by Jerry and Sue. What a lovely hotel, loved the American theme thought out the guest house, a lovely touch. The breakfast was fabulous, plenty of choice. We will certainly be returning to the Compston, The hotel is in a great spot to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend & I had the most wonderful time in Ambleside and Compston House was the icing on the cake! Or should I say the syrup on the pancake!! The room was spotless and Sue & Jerry were the perfect hosts. Breakfast was excellent as was the location. Couldn't have asked for more! Thank you- Ross & Fiona

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

Stayed at Compston Guest House since 2004 , Sue and Jerry are perfect hosts, the breakfasts excellent , local produce and freshly cooked . Love the pancakes . The standard of the rooms is very high , spotlessly clean , and decorated to high standard . Compston House is in a prime location , handy for all Ambleside has to... More 

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

Thank you Mike and June for your five star recommendation! We enjoy having you stay with us several times a year, for the past eleven years!! We're pleased you find things at Compston House American-style B&B to be ''perfect, excellent, spotlessly clean, and of a high standard''. Yes, Compston House American-style B&B is in the perfect location too, just steps... More 

South Cave, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from yet ANOTHER great few days at Compston House. We love everything about this B&B, could not fault a single thing, and my annual trip to Ambleside would just not feel right if I wasn't in my favourite B&B, in my favourite room (Maine) with Sue and Jerry looking after us. They are amazing hosts and really cannot... More 

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

Thank you Louise and Rich.....it was great to see you both again. We're so pleased that you find Compston House American-style B&B to be ''amazing'', ''simply the best'' and ''perfectly situated''. We get so many guests who return again and again.....sometimes they choose their favourite room, and sometimes they try a different room each time, as each one is unique.... More 

Leigh, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having drove past this B AND B at least a thousand times , we decided on a night in the Lakes and choose this one. The standards of this B& B are very high. All of the rooms are spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard. Met by SUE she fully explained everything including a parking permit valid for... More 

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

Thank you so much for all your kind words! We're pleased you found our rooms to be ''spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard''. Yes, the free, money saving perking permit, which is valid for pay and display car parks throughout the South Lakes, does save you quite a bit of money. Yes, the Arizona room (room 3) is... More 

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

Hubbie and I booked for 3 nights in May including our wedding anniversary. Sue and Jerry very welcoming and convivial hosts. Nothing was too much trouble, including the very early start on the Monday ( sorry, we made your long day even longer!!) Compston House is in a very handy location within Ambleside for the village and also a couple... More 

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

Thank you Dave and Linda for taking the time to write all those kind words. We're so pleased you had a ''wonderful'' weekend celebrating your wedding anniversary with us in the Florida room. It's the largest room in the house, with a seating area, a skylight, and double views of both Wansfell and Loughrigg fell. Yes, Compston House American-style B&B... More 

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

We have been going to Sue and Gerry's for the past 6 years they are a warm friendly couple and nothing is any trouble, if you want anything you just have to ask. The rooms are of a high standard and the breakfasts are excellent with a wide selection of choice. We are looking forward to seeing them again in... More 

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

Thank you Mel and Eunice for all your kind words. We always look forward to your visits with us....several times a year for the past 6 years. We're pleased you enjoy the ''high standard'' of our rooms, and yes, if you want anything....don't hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Don't forget to book directly on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just keep going back .. Cos we love it! Already booked for summer break and having just retuned it keeps getting better . The location is perfect .. Right in the heart of Ambleside with fantastic views of Loughrigg .. New breakfast menu with even more choice .. Just give me those pancakes and I'm happy . And of... More 

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

Thank you Wendy and Joe for taking the time to write all those kind words! Yes, we have many guests who, like yourselves, come to stay with us several times a year, every year. Yes, Compston House American-style B&B is in the ''perfect location'', right in the centre of Ambleside, with ''fantastic views'' of the fells. Our new, expanded breakfast... More 

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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for three nights as part of a touring holiday and stayed in the Texas room on the top floor. Pros Great breakfasts as expected from the reviews and awards. Lots of choice and very tasty. Jerry was a good front of house host and ensured that everyone was catered for during the meal. Central position within walking distance of... More 

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

We're glad these guests had a ''pleasant'' stay with us, and enjoyed our Award Winning breakfast, the cleanliness of the house, the comfortable King Size bed, the money-saving parking permit, and the free WiFi. Compston House is a 120 year old former merchant house which has been converted into a nine bedroom B&B. Guest rooms and bathrooms are typical in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the lakes would not be complete without a stay with Jerry & Sue. The award winning breakfast is everything you could hope for, and more. The friendly welcome, their knowledge of the area and home comforts, all make for an enjoyable visit. We are loathed to share our fondness for Compston House with the world incase it... More 

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

Thank you Jo and Julie.....it was so nice to see you both again! We're pleased you enjoyed our ''Award Winning breakfast, friendly welcome, home comforts and knowledge of the area'', and we look forward to your fourth visit! Don't forget to book directly on the Compston House American-style B&B Official website, for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms... More 

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