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“Great value for money and lovely breakfast”
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Thorneyfield
Ranked #57 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Really good value for money. The single room may not be en-suite but the private bathroom more than makes up for it - there's a heated towel rail, a beautiful lit mirror, it's fully tiled, has a great power shower and even a dressing gown! The breakfast in the morning was lovely. Would definately stop again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

One of the best b&b I've ever stayed in - comfortable,stylish, fantastic breakfast. Best of all is Alison, who is so friendly and can't do enough to make you feel welcome . Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

I really enjoyed my overnight at this lovely B&B. The bed was comfy and the room well appointed. The breakfast was really great too - organic yoghurt, assam tea and a fab cooked breakfast. Great value for money.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the road will be quieter.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank kas647
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Just stayed at Thorneyfield B&B and really enjoyed our stay. They provide you with a parking space either at the rear or a pass for the car park near by which is perfect as parking in Ambleside is thin on the ground. The room was clean with a fridge, kettle, TV & DVD and we had an en suite. The hosts were very nice and made you feel really welcome and the breakfast was very nice too. All this for a reasonable price so what not to like! Ps. very central.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank YorkshireRedSox
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We had a lovely stay here at the end of September, a great location in the heart of Ambleside and an added bonus of a parking pass for the local car park up the road, just as well as everything is within walking distance, we had pre-booked the film and meal deal at Zefferelli's for one of the nights and didn't realise how close we were to the cinema, about a minute out of the door! We had a warm welcome to our comfortable family room and it was choc full of everything you could need, a well stocked hospitality tray, fridge,wifi, radio alarm, ipod and iphone chargers, tv and dvd with a good choice of dvd's to borrow on the landing outside, they have really thought of everything here. After a good nights sleep in spacious comfy beds we went down to the sunny cosy breakfast room. Breakfasts are amazing, fresh fruit, yoghurts,croissants and hearty cooked breakfasts accompanied by toast and jam, all you need to set you up for walking in this beautiful area. My only complaint is that we weren't here for longer! I will look forward to staying here again.

Room Tip: Vegetarians are well catered for
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Stayed for a couple of nights at the end of July 2013 with my family - 2 adults/s kids. Great that they had a Family room available at the top of the house. We were at the back of the house - so a very quiet room. Alison and Alan were very welcoming and charming - delicious breakfasts every morning, no problem with special dietary requirements.

Place will be undergoing some bathroom modernisation, so will be even better.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter as away from the main road.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank tahirs
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

One-night visit with my wife through booking agency. Very friendly & helpful hosts (my wife has a special diet which was generously and unobtrusively cared for). It was small details which determined 4* rather than 5* for me - one of the bedroom windows wouldn't shut (no handle) which made for a lot of traffic noise in the night; bulbs missing from the overbed lights; fridge noise during the night; & a low bathroom mirror making it difficult to shave. Each one of these is a minor problem - and didn't detract from the general and very good ambience of this extablishment.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the house are probably quieter
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thorneywolf1893, Owner at Thorneyfield, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2013

Hello and thank you for your review. They say that life is all about timing and unfortunately with the light fitting, a rather overzealous guest previous to the gent had damaged it and it is awaiting an electrician to repair it this week; the same applies ot the handle which again suffered at the hands (fate) of the same previous guest.

As for the fridge noise, prior to this we have only ever had praise that we have provided this facility whereas no other B&B has done, so I guess that you can't win them all as they say.

Finally as regards the height of the mirror, I'm 6' 2" tall myself and my wife is 5' 5" and it can be really hard to satisfy all guests as to the right height to position mirrors.

As the gentleman says, the room is on a main road, so 2 for sleep quality seemsharsh, as does 3 for a room boasting, a fridsge, generous hospitality tray, a tv and dvd player, an ipod dock with digital radio and so on.

We will as ever strive to see how we can realistically take on board guests comments in a bid to keep on improving, so thank you.

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Additional Information about Thorneyfield

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside LA22 9DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: £63 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thorneyfield 3*
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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