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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #11 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

I would recommend Compston House to anyone staying in Ambleside. Sue and Jerry always make you feel so welcome. It is centrally located, comfortable, and spotlessly clean. The breakfast is excellent. We have now stayed 4 times, and will certainly be going back again.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

It's a pleasure to welcome back returning guests! We're glad you're so comfortable here John and Judith, and we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

With my wife we stayed four days at this bed and breakfast. Cannot complain about anything. It is located right in centre of the village, close to everything. The room (Florida) very large and spacious (maybe the bathroom a bit small). The breakfast was more than
generous and very good especially the muffin and pancakes. Sue & Jerry are pretty

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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 3 June 2014

Thank you Massimo and Gabriella. We're pleased you enjoyed your 4 day break in the Florida room. It's the largest room in the house, with double views, a skylight, and a separate seating area. The Florida room also has it's own designated off-street parking space.

We hope to see you both again soon. Remember to book direct on the Compston House B&B Official website for the best choice of rooms and the lowest tariff.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My husband and I spend the May Bank Holiday staying at Compston House and could not recommend it highly enough!

The rooms were beautiful, and exceptionally clean. The location was fantastic - very central.

However, the best part of our stay was the extremely warm welcome from Sue and Jerry and the amazing American style breakfast! We loved Sue's pancakes, locally cured bacon and Ambleside sausages. We never ate until the evening after their breakfast!

The parking space was also extremely convenient as parking was definately at a premium in Ambleside.

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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 29 May 2014

Thank you Iain and Caroline! We're pleased you enjoyed our American-style hospitality, as well as our award winning breakfast. Our bacon and sausage are from our local butcher in Ambleside, and are also award winning!

Yes, all double rooms come with FREE PARKING, whether an allocated parking space, or a money-saving permit to use the local pay and display car parks for free!

We hope to see you both again soon.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We have been staying at Compston House regularly for 14 years now and it's just as good today as it was the first time we visited in 2001, which was our honeymoon. It's not only the immaculate rooms, amazing breakfasts and, of course, the best hosts you could wish for, Sue and Jerry, but also its the perfect central location for everything that Ambleside has to offer. You won't find a better place to stay for a visit to the beautiful Lake District.
We have already booked our next visit in July and we can't wait.

  • 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 26 May 2014

Thank you Viv and Derek! We're thrilled that you come back to stay with us several times a year, year after year, and that you feel so relaxed here! That's our goal! We're glad you appreciate the cleanliness of the house, and yes, we think we have the best housekeeping staff around!

As always, we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We've been coming here for nearly ten years, three or four times a year. I've never felt more comfortable away from home. The Lakes and fells are beautiful of course and Ambleside is great for restaurants and cafés, all walking distance from Compston house, but Sue & Jerry make this a perfect get away. I always look forward to Sue's pancakes and Sunday morning blueberry muffins which are to die for, Jerry's welcoming service every morning, the gorgeous views from the rooms and all those little things that make our weekends there the best weekends in the year.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Thank you Monica and Mike for taking the time out of your busy work schedule to write all those kind words about Compston House B&B. We always do our best to make our guests comfortable, so it feels like home away from home! We look forward to seeing you again for August Bank Holiday!

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed with Sue & Jerry for 4 nights and Compston House lived up to all the previous reviews, so not much we can add as it's all been said before!.
We stayed in the bright Arizona Room, which has views of Wansfell & Loughrigg, The highlight is the breakfasts - try the blueberry & banana pancakes! Thanks for a wonderful stay.

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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2014

Thank you Karen and Andy. We're pleased you enjoyed the Arizona room, with it's lovely views of both Wansfell and Loughrigg fell. This room also comes with a free money-saving permit to use the local pay and display car parks for free.

Your tariff also includes our award winning breakfast, as well as free WiFi. And don't forget to book directly on the Compston House website, for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms available!

We look forward to seeing you both again soon!

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

My wife and I recently booked and stayed in the Hawaii room. The room had everything we needed with the ensuite being recently renovated. Sue & Jerry were very welcoming and thorough with their introduction. The breakfast was fantastic, although I can't talk about all the breakfasts as I just had the full American twice, which was fabulous (and award winning). The hotel is right in the action of Ambleside with a crazy golf and other minor sporting games place just outside. My wife and I have no hesitation with recommending this hotel to anyone. We look forward to our next stay.

  • 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 21 May 2014

Thank for the recommendation Richard and Emma. We're pleased you enjoyed your two night break at Compston House American-style B&B, especially the award winning breakfasts!

Yes, we've recently renovated all the en-suites (all rooms at Compston House are en-suite).

Glad you enjoyed the lovely views of Loughrigg Fell from the Hawaii room.

We look forward to seeing you both 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 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range: £79 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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