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“a genuine American welcome” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B

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Ambleside American-style Compston House B&B
Ranked #5 of 105 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“a genuine American welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2010

We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived by Sue and Jerry who moved to Ambleside from New York. We were upgraded to the Texas room which was decorated with a wallpaper border of white stallions a stetson and various other american nik naks. We usually wouldn't stay at a theme hotel or B&B but this one wasn't tacky at all. There was free wifi and a nice little touch was a bowl of sweets on the dresser as you went upstairs. The bed was really comfy and kingsize which was great for my Husband as he is over 6ft tall. The ensuite was nice and toiletries were eco-friendly The tea tray in the room had a nice selection of teas and cookies. Breakfast was anything you wanted, Jerry couldn't do enough for you, nothing was too much trouble. The pancakes were amazing. All in all a very pleasant stay right in the centre of Ambleside. Parking was not an issue as they provide you with a free permit.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2010

Compston House came recommended from the new Lonely Planet guide, and my American Girlfriend insisted on staying at this Americana themed B&B from the write up it was given there. We were not disappointed. Right from our arrival the owners were so friendly and keen to please and make us feel welcome. Our room was their largest apparently (Florida Room) and so bright and spacious and spotless.

The breakfast was amazing and I wasn't left wanting for anything, I'd reccomend this lovely place to anybody.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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PA U.S.A.
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2010

This is a wonderfully comfortable B&B expertly managed by husband and wife team(Sue and Jerry) who cannot do enough to provide guests all the comforts of home. Breakfast, cooked by Sue and served by Jerry is fantastic and cooked to order(Sue's pancakes are outstanding!). Our bedroom for 3 nights(the Florida Room) was excellent. At least as large as the best high quality hotels and more homey our room was very well furnished with a soothing bed and attractive sitting area to read, plan or watch t.v. After 13 years in Ambleside, Sue and Jerry are a wealth of information on local attractions and restaurants. They have established themselves as one of the premier B&B operators in this highly popular vacation spot in the English Lake District so be sure to book in advance to take advantage of this wonderful place.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2010

From the moment you arrive,you're genuinely welcomed and made to feel at home. Nothing is too much trouble and Sue and Jerry are great hosts. The breakfasts are fantastic and set you up for the day, try the american pancake version,but make sure you are hungry. Parking permit allows access to nearby carpark,great bonus in busy Ambleside.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2010

Excellent B&B ideally located in Ambleside for all faciliies. Compston House offer very clean and comfortable accomadation with superb breakfast (all you can eat) nd very frendly hosts.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank scoobydoSolihull
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2010

An execellent place to stay. Perfect location in the heart of Ambleside. No parking, but they can sort you out with permits so not a problem. Really welcoming hosts (Sue & Jerry) who made us feel very welcome, and secured us a discount at an excellent local restaurant. Great American style breakfast, complete with freshly made Blueberry muffins. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting to visit Ambleside or the Lake District and I would 100% return!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2010

What a great place!Exceptionally clean.Very comfortable.Unbelievable breakfasts!
We got the friendliest welcome ever!Thanks to Sue and Gerry.We will return!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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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 #5 of 105 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
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Number of rooms: 9
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