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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

This was our third stay at Compston House and once again we had a wonderful stay. The B&B is perfectly located, close to all the shops, restaurants, bars in Ambleside, and handy for walking to the lake and Ambleside Pier. The B&B is full of character, spotlessly clean and very welcoming, with nicely appointed bedrooms and super comfortable beds, and convenient parking. Sue's breakfasts were fantastic!! - everything made to order and using lovely local ingredients. Jerry was the perfect host, keeping us well fed and watered with a bit of humour thrown in. We have stayed in a few different places in the Lakes before finding Compston House, but this is now our firm favourite and would highly recommend to others.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kay_and_Deb
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Everything was simply wonderful. Sue and Jerry are the perfect hosts. Our room was delightfully appointed and the attention to detail was greatly appreciated. Arizona room is a bright corner room with lovely outlook. Breakfast was a real treat and our only regret was not having booked to stay longer. Proximity to wonderful restaurants (Lucy 2 had delicious menu items) and majestic scenery made Compston House B&B absolutely memorable. We will absolutely be staying again and definitely recommending to others. Thanks Sue and Jerry for making our stay in Ambleside such a magical experience (PS The champagne you arranged from our friends, was a fabulous way to kick off our time in the Lakes District).

Room Tip: You will not be disappointed with any of the rooms!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Yogi13_11
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Compston house is a great base for exploring the lakes. Staying for the second time, we chose the Texas room at the top floor which was spotless clean, convenient and very quiet despite the fact that it overlooks one of the main roads. Fantastic breakfast suited to your tastes and needs, served by the welcoming hosts was the best way to start the day. Having tried the pancakes in our previous stay, we were very much looking forward to this morning treat! Compston house is a few minutes walk from many great restaurants, which we always appreciate after a long hike. If you are unsure where to go out for a meal, Sue and Jerry have plenty of suggestions and we were never disappointed taking their advice. Parking is free with a permit provided by the hosts and the closest parking lot is only a 2 min walk. We were also able to use the permit in other cities which was a big plus as in the lakes you have to pay for parking pretty much anywhere. we will return very soon!

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank ghostresearcher
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Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

What a great place to stay! Sue & Gerry are excellent hosts and gave great recommendation for places to eat. The Arizona room was very comfortable and the breakfast of excellent eggs bacon and pancakes means I now have to master the art of American style breakfasts at home. Won't be our last visit.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Purpleweej
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We recently stayed at this fantastic B&B in Ambleside in October 2013. We were welcomed by our two very hosts, Sue and Gerry, who throughout our visit made us extremely welcome into their 'home'. I have dietary needs I am gluten and lactose intolerant and I was made to feel like it was 'no big deal' and was provided with excellent food throughout our stay, the B&B has a dedicated toaster and cooking facilities so you can eat easy knowing your needs are catered for! it's the first time I have been able to eat pancakes anywhere! The food including fresh blueberry muffins was exceptional, we were so full that we didn't need to eat throughout the day. We stayed in the New York room, which was compact but spotlessly clean and very comfortable, we certainly had no issues with sleeping and both felt totally refreshed to enjoy our few days hiking each morning. We had a really great stay and booked straight away to stay in May 2014. Over the last 20 years we have stayed at many hotels and B&B's in the Lakes and I can honestly say now we have found Compston House we will never stay anywhere else. Thank you both for such a great stay...7 months and counting until our return!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Annie D
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