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“American Experience In Ambleside” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B

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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #6 of 105 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“American Experience In Ambleside”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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, travelled as a couple
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Bicester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 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, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 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, travelled as a couple
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Thank Clive2000
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

This is our second trip to Compston House, we stayed 4 nights. We wouldn't think about staying anywhere else because this B&B has everything you need: Good location, free parking, free wifi, excellent breakfasts, welcoming hosts and a clean room.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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peterborough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

Just returned from a nights stay in Ambleside. Compston House B&B certainly has a welcoming feel to it. Sue & Jerry were perfect hosts. The home made blueberry muffins were the best I've ever tasted and a lovely personal touch too.
We stayed in the Hawaiian room which was absolutely spotless. A good size and had a large very comfortable bed.
As for breakfast... Well the choice was endless. Nothing was too much trouble and the produce was of high quality and plentiful. We were beaten by the yummy pancakes with maple syrup.
Looking forward to our return . Thank you Sue & Jerry

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire,UK
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

This is our second time at Compston House. Once again there was the warm and friendly greeting from Sue and Jerry, immaculately clean and comfortable rooms and fantastic breakfast, all in the heart of Ambleside. You're made to feel like a welcome old friend and there are lots of thoughtful little extras in the rooms which all go to make this place just that bit special.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 #6 of 105 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Number of rooms: 9
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