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“Excellent location, breakfast and service” 5 of 5 stars
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Thorneyfield
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England   |  
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Ranked #58 of 84 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent location, breakfast and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stayed here with a group of friends following a walk up Scafell Pike. Upon arrival we were given a parking permit so that we could park round the back of the B&B for free. The rooms were well sized, although the bathrooms were on the small side (not that it's particularly important the size of the bathroom!)

The beds were comfortable and the breakfast the next morning was excellent. When you get into your room then you'll find a form with the options for breakfast the next day and any special requests are dealt with.

We had a great stay and would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wales
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Booked this at the last minute for a business journey through to Scotland. Alison was really friendly, had a large family room, lovely and clean with a great view of the church and the fells. The room had wifi, freeview, fridge, tea coffee biscuits etc. The breakfast fruit selection was brilliant, cooked breakfast very tasty. All in all great value for a overnight or longer stay

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Thorneyfield Guest House was a brilliant place to stay. Seven of us visited as a family and had a wonderful time. Nothing was too much trouble for Alison, and she made us feel extremely welcome. The rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean. The breakfasts were amazing: plenty of choice for the continental style, and generous portions of the usual fare for a full English. The photos do not do the place justice - it's even lovelier in the flesh!

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Linthwaite, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Had a short break with a view to doing some walking.
Very friendly and helpful hosts, couldn't do enough for you.
Rooms good, breakfast awesome and great location in middle of town.
Will definately come again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This was our first time at Thorneyfield and we were influenced by the previous good reviews we had seen. We were not disappointed-our hosts were welcoming and friendly (including the cat) and the breakfasts were fantastic. Our family room was located on the top floor at the rear overlooking the fells and was very quiet. The room was clean and bright, with a TV/DVD player and more than ample tea and coffee making facilities. We have stayed in similar places before, what sets Thorneyfield apart are the small touches such as the provision of a mini fridge, free WiFi and DVD's and CD's which are readily available to borrow. The other plus points are the fluffy towels not to mention the lovely hosts. The only minor negative point is the lack of on site parking; however this is more than compensated for by the provision of a free parking permit which covers the surrounding towns as well as Ambleside itself. We found it problematic to park initially due to arriving on a very busy mid morning during the Autumn term break. It would be much less of an issue at other times of the year. We would definately recommend and will be visiting again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

OMG... After spending hours searching the net for a B & B I chose this one.
Beautiful..... Even tho it didnt stop raining :-)
The owners are amazing, friendly,helpful & all round lovely!!!!!!
Lovely cooked breakfast in the morning.
Rooms spotless.
Would i recommend?
DEFO.....
Great value for money.
& lovely big bath towels.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

I strongly disagree with the review of Marcus 0101

Alison and Alan could not have been more helpful and friendly, Nothing was too much trouble,the free parking was a bonus

The breakfast was excellent.well cooked with a delicious choice of yoghourts fresh fruit, freshly baked croissants

The room was spotless and tastefully decorated and very spacious

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Thorneyfield

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 84 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thorneyfield 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thorneyfield is a charming 4 star Victorian property set in the heart of Ambleside and the beautiful English Lake District and close to all of its many facilities. Thorneyfield sets a very high standard for its rooms, breakfasts and service. We also offer our guests free parking.Our aim is to give you a happy stay and our guests have said we "offer a warm comfortable welcoming stay... generous delicious breakfasts and an excellent experience." ... more   less 
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Thorneyfield Ambleside, Lake District

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