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“Spotlessly clean; a warm welcome & award winning breakfasts”

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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 7 April 2014

Having read all the great reviews I booked Compston House for a 2-night stay when visiting the Lake District to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. It was very easy to find prominently located overlooking the park with its bowling green, tennis courts & crazy golf. Designated car parking spaces are just a 2 minute walk away. Jerry & Sue are perfect hosts & everything runs so smoothly. We were in the fun, colourful, Hawaiian Room situated at the front on the second floor. It had everything we could possibly need - a small en-suite shower room with soft, fluffy, bright white towels; plenty of drawers & wardrobe space; hairdryer & tea & coffee making facilities. There was also a welcoming 'Happy Anniversary' box of chocolates. The bed was very comfortable. A designated residents' iron & ironing board is available too. Breakfasts are legendary! Loved Jerry's laid back front of house style. We loved our hosts recommendations for places to eat enjoying pre & post dinner drinks at the new wine bar Fino before a very enjoyable, & affordable, meal at Italian restaurant Dodds. Our second evening we ate at the excellent Thai restaurant next to Barclays Bank. Ambleside is a fantastic base from which to explore all that this beautiful region has to offer & we highly recommend this gem of a B&B.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Thank you Carolyn and Howard! We're glad you chose to celebrate your 35th wedding anniversary at Compston House! Yes, the Hawaii room has great views, and comes with its own off-street parking space, which is just 2 minutes away.

All double rooms at Compston House come with free parking....Hawaii, Florida and Maine have an off-street parking space, the other double rooms come with a free money-saving permit to use the local pay and display car parks for free.

We're glad you enjoyed all the choice offered on our Award Winning breakfast. And yes, Ambleside has lots of wonderful restaurants just up the road from Compston House, including Dodds Italian and Doi Intanon Thai restaurant. We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2014

We have just come back from our third visit to Compston House. Yet again Sue and Jerry were wonderful hosts, the room was lovely, and the breakfast was its usual stunning affair! The welcome you receive in arrival is second to none and nothing is too much trouble. I highly recommend a stay.Can't wait for our fourth visit :)

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Thank you Sian and Adam for taking the time to write all those kind words. We get alot of guests like yourselves who come back to stay at Compston House again and again.

As usual, you booked direct on the Compston House website, so you received the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms.

We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the Florida room. Excellent views of Loughrigg. Breakfasts were first class, and Jerry tries to persuade you to try different dishes. The American breakfast, which includes pancakes, is perfect if you have an appetite. Everything cooked to order by Sue. Recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Thank you John and Pam, it was nice to see you both again! Glad you enjoyed the views from the Florida room. In fact, all of our rooms have views of the fells. We look forward to seeing you both again next year!

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Jerry & Sue thanks for another awesome stay!! You always give us a warm & friendly welcome. There is a vast choice of delicious delicacies for breakfast, all of which are freshly cooked to order by Sue and served efficiently to you by Jerry. We visited with another couple & stayed in rooms Hawaii & Maine, both of which were spotlessly clean & very comfortable. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay & can't wait for our next visit. We wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. Thank you both.

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 30 March 2014

Thank you Julie and John. It was so nice to see you again, and we look forward to your annual visit next year.....if not sooner!

Yes, we continue to receive awards for our breakfast, and we're glad it was the highlight of your stay!

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Sue and Jerry run a fantastic guest house. Extremely friendly and welcoming. As other reviewers have noted Sue's breakfasts and Jerry's service are second to none and really do set you up for the whole day, fantastic. Clean and peaceful rooms offer a great nights sleep. The perfect place for a mid week break or long weekend away, we will be back for more.

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Thank you Paul and Jacqui...it was great to see you both again. This was your fourth stay with us, wasn't it?

We're glad you enjoy a taste of America, and look forward to seeing you both again soon. Since you booked directly on the Compston House website, so also you received the LOWEST Rate and best choice of rooms.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Having noted Compston House on many occasion during our visits to the lakes, remarking how 'we must stay there sometime', we eventually did... and have already booked our return visit! This really is the perfect base for your lakes break. Centrally located in the heart of Ambleside, a stone's throw from the cafes, restaurants and shops; and with a South Lakes parking permit thrown into the bargain. Sue and Jerry were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble. I have a lactose intolerance but this was no problem, Sue supplying lactose free milk for our stay and making my own special batch of the legendary pancakes for breakfast. We stayed in Montana for the first night (the smallest room of the house but perfectly cosy) and Texas for a 2 further nights (with lovely views over the fells). Both rooms spotless. We're returning to stay in Hawaii next... planning to work our way around every state! Compston is simply a must for your lakes getaway.

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Thank you Deb and Lou for all your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your first visit with us so much that you've booked to stay again!

Yes, we cater to special diets....lactose free, gluten free/ wheat free, vegetarian....no problem at all!
We look forward to seeing you both again in May!

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Thank you Sue and Jerry for the very warm welcome, the great hospitality, the very clean and comfortable room and dining room. Now, as for the breakfast...... You must come here just to experience the breakfast if nothing else, Sue cooks up the amazing breakfast while Jerry ensures an excellent service and order to his guests. This was a last minute arrangement for us and what a gem we found! We look forward to our next visit, wishing you all the best, both to Sue and Jerry and to your future guests.

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Thank you Anna and Rod! We're glad you enjoyed your first visit at Compston House American-style B&B, especially our Award Winning Breakfast! We've just received another Visit England Breakfast Award.....that's five consecutive years of receiving the Breakfast Award!
We look forward to seeing you both again soon. Don't forget....always check the Compston House website first for the Lowest Tariff and best choice of rooms....even for last minute bookings!

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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: £78 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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