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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #11 of 102 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

A year ago we stayed at Compston House, we loved it so much we just had to return, which we did. Our room again was excellent-we stayed in the Hawaii room on this occasion and was delighted with the it. The breakfasts were as incredible and delicious as before, Sue and Jerry were as friendly and helpful as ever. On our way home we were discussing our next stay! If you are planning to stay in Ambleside you'd be mad not to try Compston House.
Practically perfect in every way!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you Melanie and James. It was nice to see you again, and we're glad Melanie discovered our sweet eggy bread this time! We look forward to seeing you both again next year, if not sooner.

Don't forget to always use the Compston House website for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms available!

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Just returned from a fabulous weekend in the Lakes with my husband staying with Jerry and Sue at their beautiful home in Ambleside. The description says that Compston House is an Amercan style Bed and Breakfast - what it actually is is pure luxury! Super comfortable, exceptionally clean and probably a better breakfast would be impossible to find unless you were in the Unites States. ( we speak from experience as we have enjoyed many a holiday in America over the years in many States from Florida to Alaska) and we love it over there and hopefully we will be visiting there many more times in the future, but in the mean time we will be staying at Compston House, as it is the next best thing!!! Thank you Both.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Hawaii room which was spotless and really comfortable, would have liked a slightly...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you Margaret and Phil for taking the time to write all those kind words. We're glad you enjoyed our super-comfortable, super- clean rooms, and a taste of America right here in Ambleside.

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed for two nights in the Maine Room. The entire B&B was immaculate, charmingly decorated, very comfortable, and had every amenity we could want. We appreciated the off-street parking spot that was included in our stay. Sue and Jerry are delightful hosts! They paid close attention to our every need, always remembering our names, and were so welcoming we immediately felt at home. As an American living in England and not having been back to the States since moving here almost 3 years ago, it was especially warming to chat with Sue about "home." AND THE FOOD! Their "American Breakfast" was absolutely delicious and just as "American" as was promised. Huge, gorgeous pancakes, generous portions of French toast, warm blueberry muffins, eggs cooked to order, freshly brewed coffee, and the most amazing, locally-sourced, thick-cut, flame- grilled bacon I have ever tasted. My only regret was that I could not fit more food into my tummy! We will absolutely stay here again as we have family in the area and will happily recommend this little paradise to our family and friends!

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you Janet and Mick....we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us while visiting your family in the area. We're pleased you enjoyed our Award Winning breakfast, especially our home cured bacon from our local butcher. Our American breakfast comes with authentic homemade pancakes...made fresh every day from an American recipe. We also serve an Award Winning English breakfast too!

We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Having moved away from the B&B experience - the only thing I can say is WOW!

Sue and Jerry are the best, most attentive hosts I have ever experienced. The american breakfast again was better than anything we have had Stateside and for the less adventurous you can simply enjoy just award winning bacon etc.

It's not all about the food the facilities are lovely too with a king size bed to relax in after a good day walking.

Many thanks to the both of you and see you again soon

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Thank you Simon and Mandy! We're glad you enjoyed the B&B experience at Compston House, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

We have three rooms to choose from with King Size beds......Texas, New York, and Maine. Don't forget......you can see photos of each room, and get the best tariff, by booking directly on the Compston House website.

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Had a two night stay with my partner in this beautiful, homely B&B. Accommodation and comfort excellent, breakfast absolutely fantastic. Sue and Jerry are without doubt the best hosts you could ever wish to stay with. We are already looking at dates to stay with them again. Helen and Jamie

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Thanks Helen and Jamie for all your kind words. We're pleased you enjoyed your banana pancakes Helen, and Jamie was very happy with his full English breakfast on both mornings!

It's good that you booked direct with us, as the Compston House website always has the LOWEST prices and best choice of rooms. So you saved some money by booking direct!

We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

I stayed for 3 nights on a work trip. Sue and Jerry were wonderful from start to finish. Room was spotless with some nice extras in the bathroom. Breakfast was fantastic (I strongly recommend the chocolate chip pancakes - proper North American style). Very well priced rate on room with free wifi, tv, parking, etc. The hotel is centrally located in Ambleside.

Strongly recommend.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Thank you so much Ursula for taking the time from your busy working day to write such nice comments about us!

For those who enjoy pancakes, we offer a variety to choose from: regular pancakes, blueberry pancakes, banana pancakes, silver dollar pancakes, and Ursula's favourite, the decadent chocolate chip pancakes!

We also offer a superb full English breakfast, as well as a choice of omelettes, eggy bread (French toast) or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs!

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

We stayed at Compston House and were looking forward to the breakfast. The fresh muffins on Sunday morning were delicious and light. The breakfast was worth waiting for - we all loved it. Sue and Jerry made us feel welcome and took the trouble to remember our names and what we liked. We will definetly return here to stay. The rooms were immaculate and very clean.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2014

Thank you so much! We're glad all of you enjoyed your three day break with us, especially our award winning breakfast. Thanks also for taking the time to comment on the cleanliness of our immaculate rooms. We'll pass your comments on to our staff, who work very hard to make sure your rooms are super-clean. We hope to see all of you again soon!

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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 #11 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: £73 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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