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Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed are Compston House for 4 nights. Sue & Jerry are a most warm and welcoming couple; nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast is excellent we have decided to use this as our yardstick for future B&B, Hotel etc breakfasts. The whole establishment is spotless. We wouldn't hesitate recommending Compston House.

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

Thank you so much for highlighting our excellent breakfasts, superb hospitality, and spotless rooms! We're delighted you enjoyed your 4 night stay with us so much that you wouldn't hesitate to recommend us, and gave us a 5 star review on TripAdvisor! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Remember to book direct on the Compston House American-style B&B... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Compston House with Sue and Jerry is a very enjoyable holiday experience. Their warmth and hospitality is second to none. The accommodation spotless and comfortable. Breakfasts are truly amazing. I cannot rate it highly enough.

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

We're delighted you had an enjoyable week at Compston House American-style B&B, and found the accommodation to be spotless and comfortable. Thank you for your comment that our breakfasts are ''truly amazing''. We pride ourselves on using top quality ingredients including award winning bacon and sausage from our local butcher, as well as local free range eggs, vine ripened tomatoes,... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic stay. Compston House is an absolute credit to Sue and Jerry. I lived around the area for several years, but moved away a couple of years back. I had always heard fantastic reviews. So when a family trip was planned up to Ambleside Compston house was an obvious choice. We were welcomed by the extremely friendly but by... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review on TripAdvisor! We're delighted that you found our award winning breakfast to be a ''WOW'', with a great choice to offer everyone. There is no need to pre-order your breakfast at Compston House American-style B&B, as everything is cooked fresh to your order each morning of your stay.... More 

Crawley, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my sister had the most wonderful few days in the Lake District - made even more special by staying at this B&B. Sue and Jerry are just the most lovely people and made us feel very welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast every morning - it kept us going all day!! Their knowledge of restaurants for evening meals... More 

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

We're delighted you had the ''most wonderful few days'' at Compston House American-style B&B. We're pleased you found your room to be ''light, airy and very comfortable'', and that our award winning breakfasts set you up for the day. Thank you so much for recommending us to friends and family, and we look forward to seeing you both again soon. More 

cramlington
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Compston House this year having stayed there in April. We always enjoy staying with Sue and Jerry as we know we will be well looked after. We stayed in Arizona for the first time on this visit and it matched the other rooms we have stayed in for being spotlessly clean and tidy as... More 

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

It's a pleasure to have guests return again and again, and to write such an excellent review for us on TripAdvisor! We're delighted you continue to find our rooms to be spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. Yes, the free parking permit gives you free parking in many of the pay and display car parks in Ambleside, as well as in... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived with our friends one of whom was celebrating their 70th birthday. Sue and Jerry were very welcoming to their home. Both our rooms were beautifully furnished and light and airy. We were in Maine and our friends in Florida. Having stayed in Florida their room captured the Floridian ambience. Breakfast was exceptional with so much choice served by Jerry... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We're pleased you enjoyed your birthday celebration in our home, and found your rooms to be ''beautifully furnished, light and airy''. Thank you also for highlighting our ''exceptional breakfast, with so much choice''. We appreciate your high recommendation, and look forward to seeing all of you again soon......no need to wait for another birthday......just... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

May I say Sue and Jerry are amazing hosts'. We stayed in the Florida Suite. Very nice room. Premises very clean throughout. Breakfast cooked by Sues fair hand AMAZING!! On Sunday's Blueberry muffins are freshly baked. Definitely stay again.

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

We're delighted you enjoyed your stay in the Florida room....it's the largest room in the house, with double views, a skylight, and a separate seating area! And, we're delighted you enjoyed our award winning breakfasts, and thought they were ''AMAZING''. We use award winning local bacon and sausage from a proper butcher in Ambleside, and your breakfast is cooked fresh... More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Compston House as a one night stop off on our way to the north lakes. We had only booked earlier in the week. We arrived mid afternoon on the day of our stay and found the place straight away. Parking was a little more difficult as we had to walk 5 mins back to the... More 

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

Thank you for highlighting your clean and nicely decorated room, our award winning breakfast ''cooked to perfection with good quality ingredients'' and our ideal location in the centre of the wonderful village of Ambleside. Yes, it may have been warm and sunny, and there was extra traffic, but hey....it was Bank Holiday weekend! Your room came with a free permit... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place the Compston is, we had a great stay. Sue and Jerry are the perfect hosts and the breakfasts are amazing. A word of warning though, don't make eye contact with Jerry at breakfast time or you'll end up with more pancakes! Seriously though, you must try the pancakes they are amazing. You will also save money... More 

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

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a positive review about Compston House American-style B&B on TripAdvisor! We're delighted we were able to exceed your expectations, and that you found the breakfasts ''amazing'', the location great, and the rooms spotlessly clean. Yes, we're happy to give you recommendations for local restaurants too! We look forward... More 

Mirfield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean and tidy; small single room but reasonably priced. I'm not used to sleeping in a single bed which is why I didn't give it 5 stars.The breakfast was substantial, well presented and delicious. Sue & Jerry are very attentive hosts and make sure you feel special. I will return...

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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 a 5 star review on TripAdvisor! We're delighted you enjoyed your first stay with us. Yes, the single room (for one person), has a single bed in it. Maybe next time you can book a double room for single occupancy (which would have a double bed in it), as that's... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $102 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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