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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 4 May 2014

We stayed here for a mid-week break late April, begining of May 2014.

What we liked: Attention to detail, cleanliness and service were outstanding. This small bed and breakfast is beautifully situated in the heart of Ambleside, near to bus stops and within easy walking distance of restaurants and cafes and the town centre. Sue and Jerry have evidently worked very hard to establish the business and the American ethic of providing great service shines through at every turn. Breakfast is an absolute must and I sampled both the full American and the full English - both were cooked to order, well presented and delicious!! - the breakfast really does typerify the style, quality and quantity of breakfast one receives in the USA. Similarly Sue's yougurt and fruit to start, is a delight.

What we didn't like: We stayed in the Florida room and observed the bathroom was on the small side - but this is an observation, not a criticism.

Highly recommended

Room Tip: All of the rooms are of a high standard . We opted for the Florida room as it had its own seating ar...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you Francis and Teresa. We'll pleased you enjoyed our Award Winning breakfast and our American-style service!

We look forward to seeing you both again sometime!

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

I have stayed at Compston House several times.
Sue & Jerry are always very welcoming and helpful, in fact, great hosts!
Everywhere is spotlessly clean and the rooms are all decorated imaginatively in the style of different US states.
They are happy for me to leave details of my proposed fell walks with them and have promised to phone mountain rescue should I not be back on time - pleased to say, up to now, they have not needed to do this.

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

Thank you Martin for writing such a lovely review. Yes, we always ask our lone walkers to let us know where they're going......just so we know they've returned safe and sound.

As always Martin, just give us a ring directly, or check the Compston House Official Websie for the lowest tariff and best choice of availability!

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Just returned from a lovely break in the lakes, Compston House is one of the best B/Bs we have stayed in at the lakes district spotlessly clean, Sue and Jerry very helpful and friendly hosts. Nothing to much trouble. We stopped in room 5 maine which had a lovely little window seat.The breakfasts are amazing more than enough to keep you going until late afternoon. Was our wedding anniversary and there was a box of chocolates waiting in the room for us a lovely gesture from Sue and a Jerry
Bathrooms are on the small side but did not cause us a problem, We hope to return in the future

  • 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 2 May 2014

Thank you Barbara and Jack! We're glad you enjoyed your 36th wedding anniversary break with us, as well our award winning breakfast.

Yes, the Maine room has a window seat, with spectacular views of the park and Loughrigg Fell. It's one of our most popular rooms, as it also has a king size bed, and comes with its own off-street parking space.

We're pleased you phoned us direct to book, so we were able to give you the best choice of rooms and the lowest tariff available.

We look forward to seeing you both again!

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Reviewed 25 April 2014

The first person we met was Sue who couldn't have been more welcoming. She gave us loads of useful info about where to go for evening meals and parking etc. Our room was Hawaii and was beautifully decorated in keeping with the theme and immaculately clean. Jerry was great fun too and kept us entertained at breakfast. What a fantastic selection was available and all well cooked. That meal kept us going till late afternoon and the standard showed why they have won the Breakfast Award so many times. We look forward to returning and trying a different room.

  • 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 26 April 2014

Thank you Sandie and Mike for the lovely review! We're glad you enjoyed staying in the Hawaii room, which has lovely views of Loughrigg Fell, and also comes with its own off-street parking space!

Yes, we've won Breakfast Awards for the past 5 consecutive years, so we're pleased that you enjoyed the quality and choices offered for breakfast at Compston House.

We hope to see you both again soon. And, don't forget to check the Compston House B&B website directly for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms!

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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 reviewResponded 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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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.

Room Tip: The Florida room was great
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 reviewResponded 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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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: £79 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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