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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #10 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Another great stay at Compston House!”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

My partner and I just returned from a long weekend in Ambleside. We love visiting The Lakes and Compston House. We arrived on Thursday night and were greeted by Sue. After showing us to our room (New York) and reviewing the house rules, we walked into the town for a nice evening meal.

The room had a comfortable king size bed with en-suite with an excellent shower, a wardrobe, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a flat-screen TV.

The breakfast, served by the cheerful Gerry, was great with a choice of a full English, American, or a combination. Juice and several choices of cereal and fresh fruit are also available. Overall a delicious way to start the day. You should definitely come hungry!

There is a nice lounge available should you wish to just sit and relax, and the location is perfect being less than a five-minute walk from town. Another great feature is the free parking voucher which can be used in several car parks nearby.

We will definitely be back again and would recommend to all who are looking for great hosts, service and breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you Nicole and Graham for taking the time to write all those kind words! It was great to see you both again, and we look forward to your next visit......maybe you'll try a different room next time!

We have three rooms with king-size beds.....Texas, New York, and Maine.

So, just check the Compston House website directly, and you can choose a room and also receive the lowest tariff!
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

From the minute we arrived, Sue and Jerry made our trip to the Lakes an absolute pleasure, rooms were immaculate, service was outstanding, they could not do enough for us and even allowed us to park our car in their securely locked drive way. BREAKFAST was amazing, can see why they have won so many awards, will definitely return here later this year.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thank you Alex and Ellie! We're glad you enjoyed your short break with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Yes, our breakfasts are award winning!

And, don't forget to book directly on the Compston House website, where you'll find the lowest tariff and best choice of available rooms!
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Its hard to believe there's a better bed and breakfast in the lake district with the warmest of welcomes and extremely helpful hosts. The B&B is immaculate and the breakfast cannot be beaten. ideally situated in the centre of ambleside within short distance of restaurants. Once the car is parked you can walk in all directions.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Thank you Mike and Linda for all your kind words. We've lost track of how many times you've stayed at Compston House, but it was great to see you both again.

Yes, the parking is free and easy with our money-saving permit. Yes, Compston House is ideally situated in the centre of Ambleside, and our breakfast cannot be beaten.

And, you received the lowest tariff by ringing us direct.

We look forward to seeing you again in November!
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Cheshire
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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 review, 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 :)

Room Tip: We have stayed in three different rooms over the past three years. All are quiet and very comfortabl...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 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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Norfolk, England
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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 review, 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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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

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 review, 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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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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Number of rooms: 9
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