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Wyresdale Rd., Lancaster LA1 3JJ, England
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Ranked #1 of 22 Lancaster B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at The Ashton to a very warm welcome from James. He directed us to a lounge and served us a complimentary drink (for us, a white wine) and a slice of homemade carrot and pineapple cake, both were delicious. James was friendly and helpful, giving us tips to make our visit to Lancaster better. We stayed in the... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Ashton after our wedding last December, and the one word to describe this B & B is superb. James make you feel so welcome and the service is second to none. The bedroom was luxurious and so comfortable. There was an excellent choice for breakfast with anything you could possibly wish for. A lovely way to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at The Ashton blew me and my husband away! We chose to stay here for our wedding night as we had heard so many good reports, without hesitation we booked the downstairs room. The room is beautifully presented with stunning pieces of furniture. A huge bed which was very very comfortable. The best part about our room was... More

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the nicest B&B we have ever stayed in. The breakfast menu is so much more than the usual offerings. We loved our room which was classy, comfortable and peaceful. A great nights sleep. Make sure you walk up through the nearby park for the great view and the antiques centre next door is fun for a browse too.

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear Crid16, So pleased you enjoyed your stay. We do pride ourselves on the breakfast selection & I change the menu often to stop regular guests getting bored. Although everyone seems to have a favourite & rarely ventures from that. Although this month's addition herby mushrooms with poached, eggs & bacon on a doorstep of granary toast has been a... More

London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ashton totally lives up to its reviews. As well appointed as any boutique hotel, very attractive rooms, great smellies, good selection on tea tray plus good biscuits and sweets. Comfortable bed, a super host in James who makes a very mean breakfast. We were welcomed with Pimms and a homemade scone and strawberries. The star is Barney the dog... More

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear Corrine, Was so lovely to have you stay both on your way North & back South again. I do hope to see you again so we can compare notes on our January holidays. Warmest regards, James More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
18 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed here for a night and it was lovely, James was a good host, tea coffee and cake all provided free of charge (homemade too!) we stayed in a classic room which was fine and well presented but I expect if you pay more and stay in one of the better rooms you get the wow factor which we didn't... More

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear Lynnie, Thanks for taking the time to share your review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay & would recommend us. The rooms are all different & Grand Rooms do have special features like a roll top bath or a huge monsoon shower. However my favourite is one of the Classic Rooms, I like being able to watch the chickens... More

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Ashton is a wonderful find for us. The location is just outside Lancaster Centre so everything is readily assessible but is so peaceful and tranquil. Our room at the top of the house was wonderful and had everything we wanted. James was the perfect host and we felt really welcome. The breakfast is to die for with so much... More

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Sorry about the delay in replying to your lovely review. As you'll know the end of the University term was manic & then Graduation week was a flurry of Mums & Dads. So pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, we do have a great butcher just next door who makes brilliant bangers, black pudding & after much tasting &... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This hotel in luxury personified, the decor is beautiful,every aspect of this hotel is top notch. James welcomed us on our arrival and very quickly provided us with tea, coffee and Victoria Sandwich with fresh cream and berries (definitely not Weight Watchers!!!) but delicious. He recommended and arranged a restaurant for our evening meal and the following morning we were... More

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JamesAshton, Owner at The Ashton, responded to this review

Dear Val, Thanks for taking the time to say lovely things about your stay. Glad you enjoyed your welcome drink & victoria sponge, no not weight watchers especially not the size of wedges that I cut! Hope to see you again soon. James More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I have 2 really simple benchmarks for accommodation while I'm away with work. Is the decor better than my home, and is the orange juice as good as M&S freshly squeezed Valencia. With the exception of Rudding Park in Harrogate, Hotel Du Vin and now the Ashton, all have failed. This place is very very good.

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Salisbury Wiltshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I can only confirm that all the great things said about the Ashton are true. The room, we were upgraded to the room with the double shower, spotless, great decor, excellent wifi, nice bath products, comfortable bed, warm welcome, helpful local knowledge. Extensive choice for breakfast hot and cold, well cooked and tasty.

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Address: Wyresdale Rd., Lancaster LA1 3JJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Lancaster
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