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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #9 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Manchester
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Stay”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

We stayed here in September last year for 3 nights and I have been meaning to add a review. Sue & Jerry made us feel very welcome, helpful with restaurant suggestions and places to visit, The breakfasts were fantastic, you would not go hungry and Sue's pancakes were simply the best. Jerry would try and persuade us to have 'one more' in the morning and to be honest they were difficult to resist!! We stayed in the New York room which was a nice size, clean and confortable. With this room you also got a parking permit which came in useful. We love the lakes and Ambleside and if return would definately go back to Compston House!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

I can only add to the general praise for Compston House. Just spent three nights with snow and sub zero temperatures outside but the house was very warm and cosy inside, matched by the warm reception you will recieve from Sue and Jerry.
Very well positioned for restaurants, pubs and cinemas (three nearby) and although there is no parking on site (this is common in Ambleside) you are provided with a permit to park for free in local car parks.
Sue prides herself on her breakfasts and Jerry is a pursuasive advocate.Having worked my way down the option list over the last three days...but still not exhausted the menu I can confirm that their pride is completely justified.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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North West England
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

I'll keep this short as this was our second visit to Compston House. it's just as good as the last time with a warm friendly welcome from the owners, spotlessly clean throughout, comfortable accommodation and a delicious and plentiful breakfast.







  • Stayed February 2012
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N Wales
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

I have just returned from a weekend here with my husband, we stayed in the New York room and it was perfect loved all those little touches. Sue and Jerry are wonderful hosts and do anything to make your stay warm and welcoming. The breakfasts are fab, they certainly don't want you to go hungry! We had lot's of snow on the sat but this didn't spoil our holiday and we have some amazing pictures. Ate in the evening at the Priest hole and Zeferelli's lovely meals at both. Will definately be back and perhaps would like to try out the Florida Room next time as this is our Fav holiday destination. Thank you Sue and Jerry for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Having seen the reviews on TripAdvisor, I have to say I felt this B&B was ok, but a little over-rated. It is in a good location, but we had to park around the corner on the street, which is a little inconvenient when it rains. The B&B owners are friendly and helpful, giving advice on places to eat/walk, which is nice. The breakfasts (a major selling point for us) were ok - yes, the pancakes are fluffy, tasty American style and a good way to start the day, but other than that, the meal was average. The room we had was small but clean and comfortable. The ensuite was small, but had what we needed. The room was quiet, and we did get a good night's sleep. All in all, having stayed in other B&Bs in Ambleside, I'd say this B&B is average, and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 4 February 2012
We're sorry it was raining when these guests arrived, but don't understand why the parked around the corner. All our double rooms come with free parking, either a permit for the local car parks, or an off-street parking space. Our breakfast has received the Enjoy England Breakfast Award in 2010 and again in 2011, and scored in the top 10% of breakfasts in the country! Perhaps these guests did not take full advantage on their one morning with us of all that was on offer for breakfast....organic orange juice, fresh fruit and organic yoghurt, a choice of Kelloggs cereals, award winning Cumberland sausage and home cured bacon from our local butcher, free range eggs, vine ripened tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, etc. They didn't try our overstuffed omelettes (cheese, tomato, or mushroom), our eggy bread (sweet or savory), or even a full English breakfast! At least they agreed with all the other reviewers regarding our delicious homemade pancakes! Perhaps it was just the rain that put a damper on their holiday.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Just spent 2 nights at Compston house and despite poor weather we have had a very relaxing stay. Sue and Gerry, originally from new York, run this B&B like clockwork and are a lovely sociable but discreet couple. The building itself is perfectly positioned within Ambleside for walking/ hiking and within easy walking distance of local restaurants and bars, cinemas and shops. Breakfasts are huge , American or English and honestly faultless. Our room(we stayed in the Florida room - the American theme runs throughout) was large, had a sitting area, ensuite, tv , coffee/ tea making facilities and free wi-fi. the bathroom was small but immaculate, with fresh white towels daily. The building itself is maintained to a very high standard throughout. If we stayed in Ambleside again, I can't think why we wouldn't stay there again ( we actually booked through Late Rooms) and would definately recommend. We ate at Dobbs restaurant and had a cinema/ meal deal at Zeffirelli's( cinema/vegetarian restaurant)and would return to both.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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manchester
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Lovely welcome from Sue and Jerry, loved the American theme running through the house. Very comfortable and clean bedrooms with excellent choice for breakfast. A lovely break.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled 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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Region: 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 #9 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Number of rooms: 9
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