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The Ashton

Certificate of Excellence
Wyresdale Rd., Lancaster LA1 3JJ, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

James and his staff gave us a warm welcome. James went above and beyond. He did everything he could to help us with our stay. The rooms were immaculacy designed and finished. All the little luxurious touches were there. As for the breakfast? Home made granola, fruit, yogurt, a wide selection of cereals and spreads, a good selection of gluten... More 

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear SwimmingGeek, Thank you for the review, just such a shame it was such a flying visit. It was great that you let me know about food allergies in advance as I'm always able to do my best at breakfast with a heads up. Hope you manage to squeeze a open water swim into you trip too. I forgot to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All these top reviews for the Ashton are entirely justified. On arrival we were upgraded to the attic room which is lovely. The platters we'd ordered were there ready (and very nice too). We were offered a free welcome drink (we didn't realise until it wasn't put on the bill and we queried it) and a free piece of homemade... More 

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear Vicki, Great to have you stay & glad you enjoyed the attic room. It's everyone's favourite. Hope to see you on your next trip, James More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hotels are hard to come by in Lancaster. This I guess is technically a B&B but it's certainly the best hotel in the area by far. The rooms, design, host and breakfast make this a great place to stay. Really personal service and nothing is too much trouble.

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you, I like being best! Just to clarify the difference for people reading this we are proud to be a luxury bed & breakfast not a hotel. The technical definition is that hotels need to have 24 hour reception & a room service menu. We don't have either but there are no restrictions on comings & goings... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we drew up outside the Ashton,mew were a little disappointed by the close proximity to the road and the building site next door. WE NEED NOT HAVE WORRIED. We were met and welcomed by James with a glass of wine a coffee and banana loaf. We were shown to the most beautiful room with an incredibly luxurious bathroom and... More 

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thanks for the honest review. Yes things are not ideal at the moment for first impressions. But the houses next door are nearly finished & there's not been too much disturbance to my little oasis of calm. The benefit is that soon we'll have a restaurant next door by the antiques centre. Glad you'd recommend staying here &... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately can't give 6*. It looks to have all been said before, a beautiful place,James, a great host, thank you, just have breakfast and you are set up for the day. Stay there you won't be disappointed. Karen and Peter, Halifax

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thanks for the great review for your great weekend. If you are back on the wrong side of the Pennies in the future call me to book by phone - the rate will be better than going through booking.com Warmest regards, James More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We spent three nights in this wonderful establishment and can't rate it highly enough. James is the most incredible and generous host from the moment that you step through the door. The house and the gardens are immaculate: clean, beautifully decorated with the little touches that set it into luxury eg REN toiletries. James is a fabulous baker so there... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Worth a detour, in fact a destination property if you are traveling North. No doubt this is a stop over you will want to return to. The hotel is located a short walk from the historic town centre and close to a superb park. The welcome is bold but friendly and quit relaxed so as soon as you arrive you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Best B&B in the UK, not just Lancaster! I would also recommend the Ashton over any of the hotels in the area. As my daughter is in uni here I have had to make a lot of trips to Lancaster and have stayed in hotels & B&B's, this is by far the best. James is a star and has obviously... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I stayed for two nights; it was my first time but my wife had been several times before and had extolled the Ashton's many virtues. As it turned out, everything she said turned out to be true. I could go into detail about the warm welcome (with drinks and homemade cake), the excellent breakfast, the smart, clever... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Not our first and hopefully not our last stay. And it gets better every time. I don't want to repeat all the wonderful accolades for James and The Ashton - although they are all well deserved. James has created a little bit of magic which stays with you on leaving. Certainly my most favourite hotel. Thank you James, you are... More 

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