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Thorneyfield Guest House

Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Thorneyfield Guest House
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#49 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Thorneyfield Guest House sits at the heart of Ambleside nestled in the Lake District. This 6 room fairtrade and green B&B provides a comfy locale from which to base yourself for a stay in this delightful region. We, Andrew and Carole, look forward to hosting you and making your stay as pleasant as possible.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Paul wrote a review Jun 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom82 contributions81 helpful votes
We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thorneyfield Guesthouse. The rooms were very clean with all the amenities you would expect from a decent guesthouse and there was always hot water for showers etc. The breakfast was amazing and the unlimited refills of coffee and toast was a really nice touch. The owners are nice and helpful, we arrived about 3 hours before check in time but they were happy to provide us with the car park passes we requested when we booked our rooms so we were able to park the cars and enjoy Ambleside. This is a great value B&B and we would all definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book through their own website and request a free car parking pass for the length of your stay.
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Aquability wrote a review Sep 2020
Preston7 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights. Very clean and friendly B&B. Carole and Andrew are so welcoming and friendly. Nothing was a problem. They would chat and spend time with you and made you feel like you're not just a customer to be served as fast as possible. Breakfast was very very good quality even down to the artisan jam, and ketchup made locally not just Robinsons or Heinz. Very highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Kim Bainbridge wrote a review Sep 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom69 contributions11 helpful votes
What a friendly welcome we received. Loads of information including all the health and safety measures keeping us safe during the Covid crisis. We were very late with our booking and there was only the family room (room 4) available but well worth paying a bit more. The room was well equipped, super clean, cosy and had a nice view on the church. The breakfast was excellent too which we could choose via the website and order with a text. Ambleside and surrounding was beautiful as well and loads of things to see and do in walking distance from the guest house. Waterfalls, cave, lake etc. We definitely are coming back.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Pauline S wrote a review Feb 2020
St. Neots, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely welcome from the owners and nothing was too much trouble. Great Breakfast choices. Bed was not as comfortable as some and the bath was very small. Very clean and room was refreshed every day. Knowledgeable about walks and restaurant in the area.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Keren W wrote a review Jan 2020
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Before our visit we had very good communication. The owners were very accommodating when we asked to change our booking date. We received a lovely welcome on Friday night. The room was lovely, clean and comfortable. The food was very nice and the whole place had a lovely, friendly feel. Would definitely go back and recommend!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$97 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictAmbleside
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thorneyfield Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Thorneyfield Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins (0.09 miles), Ambleside Climbing Wall (0.1 miles), and Golden Rule (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thorneyfield Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Thorneyfield Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thorneyfield Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thorneyfield Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fresher's Cafe, The Old Stamp House Restaurant, and Mr H's.
Is Thorneyfield Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Ambleside.
Are there any historical sites close to Thorneyfield Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Townend (2.4 miles), Rydal Mount & Gardens (1.7 miles), and Bridge House (0.1 miles).