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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I both booked rooms here for hiking/biking weekend. It's a warm, clean, pleasant place, with comfy beds. Owner lets you keep bikes inside the property, which is great. Good cooked breakfast served from 8:30. New owner since June (I think) who is currently improving the property. Very central and great value!

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Our too short stay at this small guest house close to the main cinema (with very special vegetarian restaurant attached) took place over a midweek from 10 October, when, luckily the weather was just good enough to permit 3 walks over nearby hills. The guest house is set in a busy one-way street, among shops, cafes & a pub, plus...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Came on my own to help with Festival of the Fells and was made so welcome with a big room and modern bathroom. Carole was really helpful and friendly and the breakfast was excellent, would definitely recommend and come again.

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1Thank ejb98
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 31, 2016

I spent the bank holiday weekend with some friends at Ambleside. the B&B is in excellent location in the town centre. the owners were very helpful and friendly. the rooms although small were very clean and had all the amenities. there was also a very good selection for breakfast and everything was very tasty.

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Cape Town
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Thorneyfield is a lovely B&B in located on one of the main roads leading up to the Ambleside town centre. Everything you could possibly need for a relaxed stay in the Lake District is within reach. Carol and her daughter were friendly hosts who tried to make my stay as comfortable as possible. Worth mentioning is that Carol went the...

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2Thank Marnie1770
Montrose, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 23, 2016

So lovely to come here after a long, wet, frustrating drive down from Scotland. Greeted with a smile and advice about parking and shown to my room up on the second floor, looking over the street. Everything I could possibly have wanted was to hand, including a range of fairtrade teas and coffee and biscuits. The choc under the cushions...

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1Thank Sally W
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Fantastic location as it is situated in Ambleside town. There is a Tesco express and a Co op very nearby, along with your pick of restaurants. Windemere lake is also only a mile away, which you can easily access through a 20 minute walk or by bus. The service is excellent. Owner is very kind and will answer any questions...

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2Thank riylow
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Reviewed July 26, 2016

You're 2min walk from the centre of Ambleside, and because parking can be a problem in Ambleside... being able to walk everywhere in town from Thorneyfield is very handy. If you do have a car, the owner can provide you with a parking card for the 'free' use of the main carpark at the top of the town. Our bedroom...

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2Thank Keith C
Solihull, UK
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here when on a walking trip, the place was nice, welcome was warm and the room inviting. I didn't try breakfast as left each morning too early. The bed was ok, the main issue I had was that there was no curtain on a window which meant that the room was light at 4:30am. Would stay again due to...

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Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This was a relaxing place where I stayed for a week. Alison and Alan really know how to take care of their clients. I also had parcels delivered there in my absence and delivery was not a problem. I was catered for well and would recommend this guest house to anyone visiting Ambleside, it beats staying at hotels ( in...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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 

Additional Information about Thorneyfield

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $70 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thorneyfield 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“For no extraneous noise at all, check back rooms, though we would choose room 5 again if available.”
 of 5 bubbles chomsky2015, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the front are just above on of the main roads leading into town and it can be noisy with traffic coming through.”
 of 5 bubbles Marnie1770, Aug 25, 2016 | Read review
“The single room has its on separate bathroom but there is also a wash basin the room - comes in handy”
 of 5 bubbles 700SallyW, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“Go for back rooms. Front rooms face the street, which is quite busy.”
  • Mr Crow (?) having a good time with friends on the roof.
 of 5 bubbles 477KeithC, Jul 26, 2016 | Read review
“I selected a room with an en-suite for added comfort as they are generally bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles El_Borak70, Mar 17, 2016 | Read review
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