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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #3 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Leyland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from 2 day stay at Compston House. Will definitely be visiting again and will make sure next time we stay on Sunday to sample the blueberry muffins. The breakfasts were fantastic and filled us up for the day. Spotless and welcoming rooms. Couldn't fault anything. Sue and jerry were so welcoming and how they remembered everybody is to... More

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

Thank you Lesley and Rod for taking the time to write all those kind words! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us in the Texas room, with a king bed. We're glad you found our rooms ''spotless and welcoming'' and the breakfast ''fantastic''! We look forward to seeing you again soon......we have three rooms with king size beds....Texas, New... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to Compston House B&B and we will definitely be visiting again. Sue and Jerry were very friendly and made us feel very welcome! We were lucky enough to stay in the Hawaii themed room with a lovely view of the park and mountains. The room was immaculate and cleaned throughout the day with fresh towels and even... More

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

Thank you so much Bailey and Paul! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Hawaii room, which has great views of the park and Loughrigg Fell, as well as being ''immaculate, with a comfortable bed''. Yes, our breakfast is a ''WOW''! We want to set you up for the day. Glad you enjoyed the sweet eggy bread, as well... More

Keighley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to this B&B. Stayed for three nights and it was a fantastic experience! Sue and Jerry are amazing hosts. It's worth staying for breakfast on the Sunday as Sue bakes blueberry muffins which are just fantastic. Got some to take away with us. The rooms are kept spotless and welcoming. Thoroughly recommend this venue. One other thing... More

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

Thank you Adrian! It was great to see you again, and we're pleased you enjoyed your birthday weekend at Compston House American-style B&B! Yes, as a special treat, Sue makes homemade blueberry muffins on a Sunday morning. They are made with fresh blueberries, and are served hot and fresh out of the oven! Yes, all our double rooms come with... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a rare night away without the kids and wanted a good bed and breakfast in the Lakes. And that's exactly what we got. Well located and clean, with really friendly and helpful owners. Breakfast was great as well. We will stop there again.

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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're pleased you enjoyed your night away from the children, and that we lived up to your expectations! Yes, we're famous for our award winning breakfast.....we've been awarded the Visit England Breakfast Award for the past 5 consecutive years!!! We look forward to seeing you again... More

Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a long weekend at Compston a House after reading excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and we we have to say it certainly lived up to its reputation. Sue and Jerry made us feel very welcome and the breakfasts were awesome! Highly recommended. Thanks guys, we hope to see you again soon xx

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

Thank you Teresa and Steve. We're pleased that we lived up to our reputation, and that you ''loved'' your stay at Compston House American-style B&B. Glad you thought our breakfasts were ''awesome'' too. We hope to see you both again soon! More

Rotherham, Yorkshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here with our 21 year old son (1 double and 1 single) for a weekend of walking. Although we expected a little more like Maine styling in the rooms given the American theme, they were clean, comfortable, quiet, and had everything you'd needed, and each room is theme decorated around America. Sue & Jerry were... More

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

We're glad you enjoyed your walking weekend at Compston House American-style B&B. Yes, each room is individually decorated....no two are the same! All are refreshingly contemporary, and ''clean, comfortable, and have everything you need.'' As for our award winning breakfast, we're so pleased you thought it was ''the best breakfast I've had home or away (including the USA).'' We hope... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best b&b's we've stayed in and we have stayed in one or two. We received such a warm & friendly welcome. It is also no surprise they've won awards for best breakfast as they cater for everything. 3 nights wasn't long enough!

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

Thank you Tiina! We're glad you enjoyed everything about your stay with us, especially our award winning breakfasts! We hope to see you again soon....Maybe you can stay longer next time! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had two nights here and food and the room were great, good value for money and location was spot on. Very clean everywhere and hosts very welcoming would definitely return here if in the lakes again.

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

Thank you so much Helen for rating us a 5 out of 5. We're pleased you enjoyed ''good value for money with a spot on location, as well as great food! We look forward to seeing you again.....don't forget to book direct on the Compston House American-style B&B official website for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms available. More

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place that combines the best of American and English hospitality. Our room, the Texas, was a nice size with a big king bed and a well-appointed ensuite. The ensuite may seem a bit tight to those not accustomed to staying in European guesthouses, but it was freshly refurbished and spotless. Tea and coffee (and even some biscuits) are... More

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

Thank you so much Marie! We're pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Texas room, with its king size bed and views of Wansfell. And yes, we make ''proper American pancakes'', as well as many other options (English breakfast, omelettes, eggy bread, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, etc) for your cooked breakfast. We hope to see you again sometime! Don't... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived to a warm welcome from Jerry and sue, I knew this would be a lovely place to stay and explore the Lakes from. Each morning we would be greeted with a Cheery smile and fantastic front of house service from Jerry, backed up by Sue's absolutely fantastic breakfasts. You will not go hungry staying here... More

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

You're very welcome Doug! We're pleased you enjoyed your ''comfy, warm and spotless room, as well as the fantastic service and breakfasts'' here at Compston House American-style B&B. Compston House is centrally located in the wonderful village of Ambleside, and it's a great base to explore the Lakes! We look forward to your next visit! More

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Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA229DJ, England
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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
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

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