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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 10 May 2014

My wife and I stayed here over the Bank Holiday weekend and to say that we were impressed would be an understatement! Everything about this B&B from the genuinely warm welcome, spotless rooms, friendly hosts to the choices and quality of breakfasts were SUPERB!

Thank you Sue and Jerry!

  • 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 11 May 2014

Thank you Douglas and Jackie! We're glad you enjoyed your first stay with us at Compston House, and we hope this will be just the first of many visits!

We look forward to seeing you both again soon. And, don't forget to check the Compston House Official Website for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms available!!

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Compston House is prominently situated in the centre of Ambleside and is called 'American Style' and what style it has!! Each room is themed to an American state and lovingly furnished accordingly. Breakfasts are a real occasion with an incredible American and English choice all superbly cooked by Sue and presented by Jerry who conducts the breakfast room like a true maestro. Sue and Jerry are a lovely couple who will make you really welcome in their American/English home. Thoroughly recommended! We are already planning our next visit.

  • 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 11 May 2014

Thank you so much Graham and Heather for taking the time to write all those kind words!
We're happy you enjoyed all the choices available for breakfast, so you could have a different breakfast each morning of your one week stay with us!

It was a pleasure to see you both again this year, and we look forward to your annual visit next May!

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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

This was our 2nd stay at Sue & Jerry's Compston House - and won't be the last. With a warm welcome, attentive hosts, comfortable spotless rooms, fantastic breakfast - and a guest only parking space in a private car park a minutes walk away (included with the 'Hawaii' room) this really is a jewel of a b&b in Ambleside. For a week end break in this part of the lakes, we haven't found friendlier hosts or better value for money.

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

Thank you Deb and Lou.....it was nice to see you both again! Glad you enjoyed your lactose free breakfasts, especially the blueberry pancakes! We look forward to seeing you both again soon.

And remember, always check the Compston House official website for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms available.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

What can I say that I have not said before this place is simply outstanding and the warm welcome from the hosts Sue and Jerry is incredible. We had another enjoyable stay and were wonderfully well received. As ever Breakfast was incredible so if you havent sampled one of these specialities its time that you got booked up and did. Compston house is immaculately clean, comfortable and tidy, Sue, Jerry and the staff are very helpful. Free car parking is arranged for you. All in all this is just a wonderful place to stay. So folks get on down there.

  • 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 May 2014

Thanks Jim and Janet! We're grateful for all your high marks, and we enjoyed seeing you both again as always!

It's nice that Compston House American-style B&B gets alot of repeat guests, who come to stay with us again and again! We're pleased that so many people enjoy it here!

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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.

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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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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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