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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #9 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

It was refreshing to stay somewhere genuinely different, where the owners put so much effort into making your stay first rate. Sue & Jerry could not have been more helpful.
Our room was spotlessly clean. We stayed in Florida.

The breakfasts are something else, and Jerry's waiter service I think is legendary.
Felt like being in a New York diner in the middle of the lake district.
Loved it!

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Skipton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Sue and Jerry offer a lovely, super-clean establishment and superior hospitality on top of a 'Full American' breakfast that hits the top 10 either here or back in the States. Gluten free pancakes (as good as any wheat version) were no problem and there is plenty of veggie choice, the usual full english fare, and healthy fruit and yoghurt as well.

Sue tipped us off to their favourite restaurants, pubs and a perfect walk on a sunny day from Ambleside to Grasmere and back - every suggestion was a hit. Jerry shines managing the service in the breakfast room, but if you accept his gracious offers to sample everything on offer you may find, like us, that you're not particularly interested in any other meal the rest of the day!

We booked our first stay here on the recommendation of friends, and now we're spreading the word about this lovely, fun, and relaxing haven. Our stay more than soothed a bit of longing for the kind of breakfasts I used to get on a weekend morning back in the States.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, UK
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

We booked here as a result of other peoples reviews and we were not disappointed. Sue and Jerry are the perfect hosts and the house a perfect base for activities in the Lakes.
We stayed for 3 nights and had the Maine Room, the room was light, warm and very cosy, slept really well in the king size bed.
The breakfast does set you up for the day - so much choice and soooo tasty, from juice to cereal to full English or American with Sue`s perfect pancakes, or you can have any combination you want and its never a hassle with Jerry.
We had a great few days in Ambleside with some great walks but it was a pleasure to come back to Compston House. Would recommend to others and will certainly be returning here.
Thank you both for a great stay.

Room Tip: Our room came with off road parking which in Ambleside is always a plus
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Just returned from a two night stay and what else is there to stay fantastic service from check in right through to check out.
Lovely room with high quality furniture, lovely relaxed atmosphere throughout the hotel but it is sue and jerry who really make the experience special! Nothing is too much trouble for them and the breakfasts are out of this world, all made freshly for you when you come down in the morning. You can choose to have as little or as much as you like, you will not experience tastier pancakes this side of the Atlantic!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stayed in the New York room of this wonderful b&b - it was spotlessly clean, well presented and had a really comfortable bed! Sue and Jerry made us feel extremely welcome, nothing was too much trouble. The whole place is warm and friendly, the atmosphere is very relaxed despite everything being perfectly organised. The location is great for everything Ambleside has to offer and parking was only a few minutes walk away. Having said all that, the best part of this fantastic place HAS to be the breakfast! Everything you could possibly want from fruit and yogurt, to pancakes and maple syrup, to a full English fry-up. I would urge anyone thinking of visiting Ambleside to stay here!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Sue and Jerry are a lovely couple, who absolutely welcome you with both arms. They are such a friendly face to walk in to or wake up to. Really can't fault their friendly nature and charming American style. Compston House is clean, it's well-presented and well-furnished. We stayed in the Wyoming Suite, which is smaller but still feels like a nice room. The bed was very comfy, the room was warm - the heating was on, and everything was spotless. The location is very good. Although it is on a main road, it overlooks a playing field and the hills, which are a lovely sight at breakfast. Breakfasts will speak for themselves! Just loosen your belt. My partner and I both agreed that we couldn't see any reason why we would go anywhere else in the area. Sue and Jerry make it too nice to be there!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Just returned from our second stay at Compston House in Ambleside, everything was wonderful from the lovely large bright room (Florida) to excellent breakfast. Nothing is too much trouble for our very friendly hosts, who bring some excellent American customer service to England. Located in lovely area with plenty local places to eat and shop in Ambleside and nearby Windermere.

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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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