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“The Superb Compston House”

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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #6 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
“The Superb Compston House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

This was our second stay with Sue and Jerry at Compston House and of course it didn't disappoint. Undoubtedly the breakfasts are the best I have ever had from any hotel or B&B. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable indeed and above all Sue and Jerry are fine hosts. They pay great attention to detail, treat you like old friends and nothing is too much trouble. I cannot praise our stays there highly enough.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

This was our second stay at Compston House. It's the little touches that make an experience special - putting a couple of wine glasses out for the bottle of wine we bought with us, leaving home made cake in the room, plus a superb breakfast - we go to the local butchers now and stock up on Compston House bacon - it's amazing!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Have stayed at Compston House a couple of times now and it is one of the best B+Bs I've been to. Sue and Jerry make you feel at home, breakfast is great (especially the choc chip pancakes and homemade muffins!) and the rooms are very comfortable and clean.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have just stayed for four nights in Ambleside's answer to America, this is our favourite B&B in the area, Sue and Jerry are extremely welcoming and they make your stay very comfortable, from the relaxing rooms to the delicious breakfast, you can't go wrong. We stayed in the Maine Room which has a window seat perfect for relaxing and watching the world go by after walking the fells. Good location, Free parking, looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

We have stayed here several times and each time our experience has been excellent. Sue and Jerry always make you feel welcome and the breakfasts are brilliant, they set you up for the day. We stayed in the Florida room this time and loved it especially the sky light which we left open at night. It was lovely waking up with the sun coming through. Every aspect of our stay was first class and we will be going back as soon as possible. Sue and Jerry are a lovely, friendly couple and go out of their way to make your stay a special one, thank you.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bicester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Want an American experience but can't afford to go over to the States this year? Do what we did and stay at the American themed Compston House B & B in Ambleside in the Lake District. We had of course read the reviews so we knew what to expect but it was even better than we thought it would be. The breakfasts remind me of IHOP and left me not needing any lunch. Of course we had the added bonus of Sue's home-made warm blueberry muffins on Sunday morning so if it wasn't for the snow outside (!) we could have imagined ourselves in Florida.
Altogether an experience I would recommend to anyone who loves America or friendly Americans... or both, like us.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was our third stay at Compston House and most of the other guests were return visitors too (including the current pancake eating record holder!).

Sue and Jerry were very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. We stayed in the Montana room this time - all the rooms have different themes which makes Compston House somewhat unique. TV, tea making facilities as you'd expect with small en-suite/shower, bed comfy.

B&Bs in central Ambleside tend not have off street parking, however, they do have free passes for guests and there are plenty of places within a couple of minutes walk to leave your car. We tend to park outside on arrival drop off our stuff and then move the car round the corner overnight - all very straightforward.

Location wise Compston House is perfectly located for the local restaurants/shops/amenities and you can start various fell walks from the town centre.

My wife especially liked the vanilla yoghurt/fruit at breakfast (having several helpings on this occasion!). Breakfasts are excellent and although there's a lot on offer (English Breakfast, America + pancakes, cereals/yoghurt, toast etc etc) Sue and Jerry will provide you with as much or as little as you want.

You can't really go wrong at Compston House, but book well in advance to ensure availability.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #6 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Number of rooms: 9
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