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“Sue and Jerry couldn't be nicer!”

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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #10 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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“Sue and Jerry couldn't be nicer!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We had a great stay in wonderful Ambleside (more genuine than Grasmere). S & JUST were perfect hosts and the breakfasts really are award winning. We highly recommend Compston House to anyone wanting a central location in a great little town. Thank you.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you Dermot and Katie. We're pleased you had such a great stay at Compston House! Yes,
we're centrally located in the great little viallage of Ambleside.

We hope to see you both again soon.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Without doubt the best B + B I've ever stayed in. Sue and Jerry couldn't have made us feel more welcome. Breakfasts are marvellous, the full English and American included high quality, locally produced bacon and sausage and the pancakes were delicious, equally good with fruit and yoghurt as with the full American. At Compston House you'll find true hospitality and a rare combination of warmth and professionalism. The whole place is spotlessly clean, our room was very comfortable and the breakfast and sitting rooms were light, airy and relaxing places to be. And all this was just a two minute walk into the centre of Ambleside. Can't recommend this place highly enough, it's a real gem.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you Diane and Bernard. We know you stay in the Lake District often, and we're extremely pleased that you rate Compston House American-style B&B as the best! We work very hard to keep our standards high, from the award winning breakfasts to the cleanliness of the rooms, so it's nice to be appreciated!

We hope to see you both again soon!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Sue and Jerry made us feel so welcome. The breakfasts were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. You have to try the full English breakfast and the American with pancakes, they are superb.
The rooms are spotlessly clean as is the rest of the place. The beds are very comfortable and the tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms are replenished every day.
We would definitely stay at the Compston again.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you Ian and Michelle. We're so glad you enjoyed your four day break at Compston House American-style B&B, especially the award winning breakfasts, the clean rooms and the comfy beds.

We look forward to your next visit with us! Don't forget to check the Compston House Official Website for the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms available.
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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Wow!!! We have been frequent visitors to Ambleside for many years and this was our first time with Sue and Jerry. From the outset they couldn't do enough to make us feel most welcome. Their legendary award winning breakfasts were superb ....... so much so that we could easily skip lunch.
We will be back!!!

Room Tip: Front facing with king size bed
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you so much Anne! We're pleased you chose to stay with us on this visit to Ambleside! Yes, our award winning breakfasts are becoming legendary. We do our best to make sure our breakfast sets you up for the day.

We look forward to your next visit at Compston House American-style B&B!
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Holmfirth
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Highly professional and gracious. Sue and Jerry Virtes provide a first class service as well as the highest quality breakfast you will find anywhere - your satisfaction is their prime concern. The cleanliness of the hotel and room will stand scrutiny against the very best. This is without doubt on the top of my list when it comes to staying in the English Lake District. The only way they could improve on this winning formula would be to offer an evening meal - however, their recommendations for eating places were carefully and thoughtfully chosen, none of which proved to be a disappointment. A valuable parking permit is also provided which saves on local parking charges. Compston House has my highest recommendation.

Room Tip: Room 1 (Wyoming) which is quite small, did suffer from air conditioner noise from a neighbouring est...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you Patricia and Christian! We're glad you enjoyed your first visit at Compston House American-style B&B. Jerry and I do our best to give you first class service, first class breakfast, and super clean rooms. We're pleased you've put us at the top of your list, and we hope to see you both again soon!
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

another great stay with excellent hosts sue and jerry. Delicious top quality breakfast with the added bonus of blueberry muffins on Sunday. We had the Maine room which has really comfortable king size bed. We will be back

Room Tip: Maine room has really comfortable king size bed.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Compston, Owner at Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you Julie and Jim for your kind comments on your second visit with us. Yes, the Maine room has a really comfortable king size bed, as well as a window seat and a view of the park and Loughrigg fell. It's one of our most popular rooms.

It was great to see you both again, and we look forward to your third visit!
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Joan and I returned at the end of April for a long weekend at what will continue to be our favourite town to visit in the Lakes, and our favourite B&B of all time.
The key to any successful business is consistency, and Sue and Jerry have that in spades. Again we enjoyed a clean, pleasant room and belt loosening breakfasts served with Jerry's relaxed charm and Sue's quality food.
Will return and continue our exploration of the Lakes, and Sue and Jerrys States of America (rooms)
Regards, Joan and Glynn

Room Tip: All are good, but you pay a little more, you get a little more space.
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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, 6 July 2014
It was great to see you both again Glynn and Joan, and we're thrilled that we're your ''favourite B&B of all time''! We look forward to seeing you both again soon, as you try a different room each time you visit!

Don't forget to book directly on the Compston House Official website, which has the lowest tariff and best choice of rooms available!
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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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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #10 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Number of rooms: 9
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