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Welcome to Compston House American Style B & B

Address: Compston Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DJ

Telephone: 015394 32305 015394 32305

Hotel Description

Compston House is a traditional 1890's merchant house built of Lakeland stone. Throughout the years, it has been lovingly cared for and provided many guests with memorable visits of Ambleside. The property is ideally situated in the heart of Ambleside, close to all shops, bars and restaurants. New owners Megan and John have recently taken over the property and will continue to provide the same high quality hospitality and fantastic breakfasts making your stay all the more enjoyable! John uses authentic American recipes for his homemade pancakes, creamy scrambled eggs and eggy bread. All our ingredients are fresh and locally sourced ensuring your breakfast is what it should be - the best meal of the day! Whether you fancy a full English, a full American or something lighter, you will be sure to come away ready to start your day. Dont forget Meg's Blueberry muffins if you are here on a Sunday, they've proven to be quite popular! We offer a selection of board games and books for your use during your stay, in addition to complimentary access to White Platts Recreation Ground found directly opposite the house. They boast a variety of activities such as pitch and putt, mini golf and 3 brand new tennis courts for you to enjoy. As many of our recent guests know, we have a new addition to the family here at Compston House...our new puppy Mia! Feel free to ask to see her when you arrive, she loves the attention!! We look forward to welcoming you to this amazing part of the country and providing you with the service, hospitality and breakfast you deserve! Hope to you see you soon! Meg and John Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 16 or pets. We accept card payment, except for American Express.

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  • Free Parking
  • City Centre Location
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Hotel Reviews - Compston House American Style B & B

Loved It Lovedit
This is a great B&B. Hosts and Mia go out of their way to meet your needs. Room is great and very clean. Breakfast is top quality and a refreshing selection instead of same old.

Anita Chambers - 14th Sep, 2018
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Great Location
Very friendly owners, great food and service. Everywhere very clean. Had a really enjoyable stay. Wifi is good and the free parking a bonus.

Sue Bowden - 4th Sep, 2018
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Compston House
We really enjoyed our stay, thank you for your hospitality and the American breakfast was fantastic

Mr Michael Davis - 1st Sep, 2018
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One Night Stay.
Stayed one night over the bank holiday weekend.

Stayed in the newly refurbished room. It was excellent.

The breakfast was first class. Made all the better with their German Shepard puppy. We would highly recommend Compston house to anyone wishing to stay in Ambleside.

Ian MacDonald - 26th Aug, 2018
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Brilliant
Lovely people and a lovely B&B. Really enjoyed it and would recommend to anybody i know. Thank you very much. Alex and Laura.

Alex Worsley - 30th Jul, 2018
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Another Excellent Stay
We stayed at Compston House for four days from 12/07/18 and received a very warm welcome from John and Megan. We were in room 8 (Florida) and John carried our bags up for us. We were aware that changes were planned for some of the rooms but were amazed at how the room we were in had been transformed. The en suite had been relocated and more than doubled in size and there was a quality shower, wash basin and toilet installed. A new bed and mattress and modern furniture had also been added to give the room a bright modern look. We found the mattress to be exceptionally comfortable and slept very well. John and Megan are obviously very pleased with how the rooms have turned out and it was nice to give them some positive feedback.



Compston House has always been well known for the quality of breakfasts served and the choice available. This has not changed and Johns pancakes are not to be missed. John and Megan are a lovely, friendly young couple with good interpersonal skills who are very customer focussed. We hope to stay with them again very soon.

Paul Pilkington - 19th Jul, 2018
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Great B&b
Very nice B&B - excellent breakfast and very comfy rooms. Would highly recommend the pancakes and muffins. Meg and John were very friendly and welcoming. Look forward to coming back again!

Kimberley Chua - 10th Jul, 2018
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Great Getaway To The Lakes
We stayed at Compston house for 2 nights in the 'New York' themed room. The room was comfortable with a view of the fells in the distance. Breakfast was great with plenty of choice and all well cooked. The parking pass provided was a brilliant extra, we parked the car no problem close to the B&B and didn't move it all weekend. Hope to be back soon!

Russel Thornton - 9th Jul, 2018
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A Lovely B&b
Really nice stay for several nights. Would recommend to anyone - central position, spotlessly clean, lovely room newly refurbished, really friendly & helpful owners.

mr & mrs m payne - 24th Jun, 2018
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Very Nice
Excellent breakfast. Very nice refurbished room. Loved the 50's decor and furniture in the dining room and lounge. Very collectable. Hosts made us feel very welcome. Will return I'm sure. Could have one with a bit of heating as a cold weekend.

Terry Stephenson - 19th Jun, 2018
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4 Night Stay
Excellent breakfast, both quality and choice. Having free parking near the hotel as well as in other towns and villages is very useful.

We definitely recommend Compston House and hope to return in the future.

Mr Julian Cooke - 13th Jun, 2018
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Weekend Break
Lovely room and excellent breakfast

Tony Tarpey - 5th Jun, 2018
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A Lovely B&b
A very comfortable stay. Appreciated the excellent welcome I received. Very nice American pancakes!!

Caroline Brown - 3rd Jun, 2018
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Excellent Stay
Stayed for 3 nights. Refurbished rooms decorated tastefully and modern. Breakfasts plentiful and great selection. Meg and John lovely people. Will be back.

Helen Thain - 1st Jun, 2018
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Lakes B And B
Friendly, clean and a fantastic breakfast.

Heather Mitchell - 31st May, 2018
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Cycling And Walking Holiday
I spent several nights here while walking and cycling in the Lake District. The room was big, nice and clean. The location is very close to the centre of Ambleside and the breakfast big enough for a days walking

Craig Padley - 29th May, 2018
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Our Stay
Our stay at Compston house was excellent our room was very clean and tidy. We were made to feel very welcolme and enjoyed an excellent breakfast in the morning.... its the first place we will look for next time we stay at aambleside.

Mike Brown - 24th May, 2018
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Great Place To Stay - Highly Recommend
Another lovely and welcoming stay at Compston House. This is our 4th visit and never fails to deliver. We stayed in one of the newly refurbished rooms which was beautifully fitted and very comfortable. Breakfast was first class and keeps you going throughout the day! Can’t wait to go back.

Claire jacques - 22nd May, 2018
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Lovely Weekend
Friendly hosts, very clean room, lovely breakfast with a lot of choice

Lynn Britton - 15th May, 2018
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Comfortable Bed, Good Pancakes
We stayed there before. Loved the pancake breakfast. So booked it agsin this year. Though it has changed owner, the pancakes are still good. I particularly liked the blueberry one.

The room we had was one of the newly refurbished double rooms. The bed is comfortable. Showerroom is brand new.

Meg and John are very friendly.



Will be good to have bigger refillable bottle liquid soap and shampoo instead of the small disposable ones. If water pressure of the shower can be stronger will be even better

Jiawei - 8th May, 2018
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A Credit To The World Of B&b :)
Do not think twice about booking this B&B...



As soon as you arrive you’re looked after to the finer details of carrying your bags and welcome chocolates. The rooms are up to date and clean and the breakfast selection is one of the best I've ever seen! There is a useful guide of restaurants and tips for your stay in each room and I have to say we had 2 of the best meals we’ve ever had during our stay. Cannot recommend Zefarellis and Dodds restaurants enough, the food, service and ambience were perfect to celebrate my partners birthday. Ambleside itself is beautiful and I’ve always been a Windermere fan, but have now fully converted and will be back to visit Compston House later in the year for it’s perfect location and welcoming atmosphere.



Megan and John couldn’t be more helpful if they tried and I felt at home as soon as I stepped through the front door!



Thankyou for a lovely weekend and good luck with the renovations

Katie & Mara



Ps. My mum also loved your blueberry muffins x

Katie Morris - 7th May, 2018
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Compton House
Very clean and comfortable bed and breakfast establishment. Megan and John friendly and welcoming. Choices at breakfast excellent, We would certainly stay again.

Richard Grove - 30th Apr, 2018
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I Couldn\'t Ask For More
I'm just back from a great stay at Compston House. As well as being in central location, the B&B is clean and well decorated with good facilities. A lovely breakfast too of course! Megan and John are friendly and helpful with any special requests.

Charlotte Mulady - 28th Apr, 2018
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Welcoming
Megan & John were great hosts, easy to get on with. Lovely room. Really comfy bed so slept really well. Good location, within walking distance of pubs, restaurants & shops. Great choice of breakfasts, not just the usual English breakfasts - pancakes highly recommended. Megan bakes a mean blueberry muffin!!

TRACY WALLER - 27th Apr, 2018
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One Night Break
We were made to feel very welcome with the warm and friendly greeting when we checked in. Rooms spotless and very comfortable.

Overall lovely atmosphere and exceptional breakfast. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Mrs Linda Thomas - 24th Apr, 2018
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B And B
Lovely B and B, excellent breakfast, free parking and ran by a delightful couple who were very helpful

Ken Robson - 22nd Apr, 2018
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Friendly Welcome
We had a comfortable stay at Compston House. The hosts were friendly, welcoming and very responsive to queries both beforehand and during our stay. The free parking and wifi were also positive features. Excellent breakfast with amazing choice!

Deborah Roberts - 9th Apr, 2018
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Becoming Home From Home
Mam and I thoroughly enjoyed our second stay at the Compston. Great location, easy parking and comfortable, homely environment. Tasty breakfast to start the day. Always a pleasure and great value for money.

anneliesa butler - 27th Nov, 2017
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Weekend Stay
Fabulous weekend. Spotlessly clean and well looked after by hosts Megan and John, can’t wait to return.



Sam & Sue

West Yorks.

Sam Shaw - 27th Nov, 2017
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Great Hosts
We really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable B&B. It was warm and cosy with great American and English breakfasts. We particularly enjoyed meeting and chatting with our lovely, friendly hosts, who will no doubt take this business far!!!

Philippa Shaw - 2nd Nov, 2017
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Excellent B&b
We have stayed at Compston House several times since 2010 and knew when we booked up this time there had been a change of owners.

When we arrived the new owners John and Megan were there to greet us and gave us a very warm welcome. John even took our bags to our room which we thought was a nice touch.

We stayed in Maine this time and were more than happy with the appearance and cleanliness of the room.

Breakfast has always been a major event at Compston House with an extensive menu using quality local produce and John and Megan have continued this tradition. Megan takes the orders and all meals are freshly cooked by John to an excellent standard.

We found John and Megan to be excellent hosts

and look forward to staying with them next year.

Paul Pilkington - 2nd Nov, 2017
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Very Friendly And Great Breakfast
Extremely friendly hosts who made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The location was a short 5 min walk to the centre of Ambleside. There is parking with a couple of rooms but note this is not right next to the B&B and there is a short walk to the location over a road. The room was spacious with everything we needed. The decor was a little dated and the bathroom was cozy! But we had no problems at all, the wifi was great. Breakfast was fantastic and you will be well fed for the day ahead. Thanks Megan and John :-)

Aussyrunner - 24th Oct, 2017
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Wonderful B&b
What a lovely place and hosts. Megan & John were lovely, made us feel really welcome immediately. The place was clean the food was fab and filling. The room was cute and ample for our needs. And Mia the puppy Alsation Was a welcome addition.

tabbie67 - 24th Oct, 2017
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Excellent Stay
We have just returned from yet another excellent stay at Compston House. The new owners Meg and John could not have been more friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was amazing with plenty of choice. The Blueberry Pancakes were delicious. We have fallen in love with their new little puppy Mia who is adorable.

Mrs. Carol Harker - 17th Oct, 2017
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Warm Hospitality, Great Breakfast, Super Clean, Great Location.
We stayed in the Texas room on the top floor. Everything was beautifully clean, and the bed was good sized and comfortable. Meg and John are very friendly and helpful, with lots of enthusiasm and recommendations for places to eat etc.

It was very useful having the parking permit included in the room, and the location of Compton House is ideal for exploring the buzzing village of Ambleside and the Lakes generally.

The breakfast was unusually good, and Meg and John are happy to customise it any way you like. Meg's blueberry muffins and John's blueberry pancakes are especially good.

We felt very relaxed, and that nothing was too much trouble. Meg and John have taken over from the previous owners who began the American theme, and plan to, over time, make their own changes. Whatever the changes though, I'm sure they will be for the better and retaining the key factors of amazing breakfast, excellent hospitality and very clean accommodation.

Thanks for a great stay!

steveandkerry1 - 16th Oct, 2017
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Lovley Weekend
fantastic hosts Megan and John, lovely food and clean hotel

mr d cotterill - 16th Oct, 2017
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Weekend Break
Nice and friendly b&b , ideally situated , warm welcome and will go back for another stay in the near future 😃

ms debbie ralph - 10th Oct, 2017
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Just Right
The visit to Compton house was exactly what was needed. It was quiet and run by a lovely couple who made us very welcome. The breakfasts were cooked fresh every morning and the rooms were excellent and clean. Look forward to visiting again 5 Star

Mike Poole - 2nd Oct, 2017
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Fabulous B&b
Megan and John were so lovely and welcoming. Breakfast was amazing, rooms spotless and well maintained and location is fantastic. Couldn't wish for anything more.

Andy Stallwood - 30th Sep, 2017
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Great Location, Wonderful Hosts
Earlier in the month I stayed for 9 days, while my husband and his friend walked the Cumbria Way for 7 days & then joined me at this B & B for their last 2 days. We stayed in the Arizona Room, with dual aspect windows. Meg & John were extremely friendly & enthusiastic hosts. The place was very well kept The weather was not favourable for most of the visit, so it meant even more to have an inviting base to return to each day. The breakfasts offered everything you could want, in any combination you fancied, with the added benefit of Meg's cheerful face to greet you, while John 'slaved away' in the kitchen. The bathroom was minute, but served it's purpose. It was convenient for the shops, cinemas and the main bus stop and free parking for the B&B (using a permit that they provide) were about a minute's walk away. We would certainly recommend this place as an ideal base in Ambleside. Meg & John, we hope that you're having great fun with your new puppy, Mia. No doubt she'll provide lots of laughs & years of pleasure for you both.

Virginia O - 30th Sep, 2017
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Friendly And Great Breakfast
Meg and John are great hosts offering a warm welcome as soon as you arrive. We stayed in the Hawaii room that was a good size, clean and comfortable, although the bathroom was a little compact, but functional. The breakfasts are fantastic, especially the pancakes and porridge, perfect to fuel walking up mountains! We were there when the weather was particularly wet and started to turn cold, and after having a couple of days of wet walks, I asked if the heating could come on and they were only too happy to oblige - typically it then warmed up at the end of the week, but we were grateful at the time. We enjoyed our stay and would return.

Claire D - 24th Sep, 2017
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Best B&b We've Stayed In!
Everything about the visit was amazing, the food is delicious, the owners of the b&b are lovely and accomodating! The area is central and very convenient. A really nice touch is that in the welcome book there is a list of recommended places to eat, we tried a few places off the list and all of them were spectacular, it was really helpful and a nice personal touch! Definitely coming again.

BethLancaster - 24th Sep, 2017
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Friendly And Great Breakfast
Meg and John are great hosts offering a warm welcome as soon as you arrive. We stayed in the Hawaii room that was a good size, clean and comfortable, although the bathroom was a little compact, but functional. The breakfasts are fantastic, especially the pancakes and porridge, perfect to fuel walking up mountains! We were there when the weather was particularly wet and started to turn cold, and after having a couple of days of wet walks, I asked if the heating could come on and they were only too happy to oblige - typically it then warmed up at the end of the week, but we were grateful at the time. We enjoyed our stay and would return.

Claire D - 24th Sep, 2017
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Great B&b; Great Hosts
Just returned from another three day stay at Compston House - we've been coming here for many years. It really is a great B&B, centrally located in Ambleside, and an ideal base for the restaurants and pubs in the town, and for many walks in the area. Stayed in Florida, the largest room, which is clean and comfortable with great views. The new hosts, Meg and John, are welcoming and enthusiastic, and John's breakfasts are a great start to the day. Look forward to visiting again before too long.

lakeswalkers - 23rd Sep, 2017
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Fantastic Little B&b.....
Great b&b in a fab location in Ambleside. Breakfast lives up to all its reviews with a large selection and well cooked. Highly recommend the blueberry pancakes. We had the Texas room on the top floor with a lovely outlook to Wansfell Pike across the town. Bedroom was a nice size and very clean but bathroom super small but functional for purpose! Shower was hot so all good. Meg and John who have recently taken it over have done an amazing job of keeping standards high and have plans to make it even better. Would highly recommend and will most definitely stay again next time i have to go climb mountains in the Lake District!

horseybreeze - 23rd Sep, 2017
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Fantastic B And B
We recently stayed at Compston House to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary. Meg and John were wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. Our room, the Florida suite was lovely, with views from the windows and spotlessly clean. Breakfast - what can we say - truly an experience everyone should try - muffins or pancakes - could not choose between them but they were supurb. Can't wait to return. Thank you Meg and John for making our weekend special.

leakepjs - 22nd Sep, 2017
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Highly Recommend
We have recently returned from a 3 night stay and we couldn't fault the welcome we received by Megan & John. The room we booked was clean and very comfortable with everything you need for a stay.The choice at breakfast was fantastic and everything was cooked to perfection and certainly filled you up until the evening. My husband particularly enjoyed the homemade pancakes. Hats off to Megan & John for being great hosts and making our stay so comfortable. We'll certainly be back!!!

Claire Jacques - 20th Sep, 2017
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Excellent - New Owners Are Fantastic - A Great Place To Stay
We have stayed at Compston House many times and it has always been excellent. This was our first stay since Megan and John have taken over the property and I must say they have made a great start, John's breakfasts are fantastic, Compston House has always had a good reputation for the breakfasts but I can honestly say Megan and John have greatly improved this even further with high quality locally sourced items. The rooms as always were fresh and clean. We look forward to returning and seeing some of the changes John and Megan intend to carry out as these will no doubt improve on an already top notch B&B.

Paul O - 16th Sep, 2017
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Overnight Stay
Stayed for one night. Loveley B&B. Spotlessly clean. Close to all amenaties & no problems with parking. Meg an John went out of their way to make sure we were well looked after. Breakfast was fab. Would definitely recommend 😊

Sue O - 16th Sep, 2017
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Another Great Stay At Compston House
We have stayed at Compston House many times and it has always been excellent. This was our first stay since Megan and John have taken over the property and I must say they have made a great start, John's breakfasts are fantastic, Compston House has always had a good reputation for the breakfasts but I can honestly say Megan and John have greatly improved this even further with high quality locally sourced items. The rooms as always were fresh and clean. We look forward to returning and seeing some of the changes John and Megan intend to carry out as these will no doubt improve on an already top notch B&B.

Paul Owen - 15th Sep, 2017
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Excellent Location And Breakfasts!
Very pleasant 2 night stay, 24 hour parking permit handed out on arrival and car parks just around the corner. Excellent choice of breakfast courses, really well made and well presented, highly recommended. Our room was a little cold on the first night, heating on night 2 but we found a fleece blanket we used. Winter quilts might be appreciated soon! Very clean, bijou shower room, fine for a couple of nights, tea and coffee tray appreciated. Thank you, a super stay.

Coolcookingteacher - 15th Sep, 2017
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Super Bnb And Location!
Very pleasant 2 night stay, 24 hour parking permit handed out on arrival and car parks just around the corner. Excellent choice of breakfast courses, really well made and well presented, highly recommended.

Our room was a little cold on the first night, heating on night 2 but we found a fleece blanket we used. Winter quilts might be appreciated soon! Very clean, bijou shower room, fine for a couple of nights, tea and coffee tray appreciated. Thank you, a super stay.

Julie Kaine - 14th Sep, 2017
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A Warm Welcome
Meg and John made us feel very welcome on arriving. Our room was warm and comfortable and certainly a very welcome retreat when returning at the end of a days walking. Breakfast was great!!! American style or otherwise, we had a good choice and certainly more than enough to set you up for a hard days slog up those fells. Meg and John made sure we knew where the best local eateries were and included a couple of suggestions for discounts (always welcome).

Little things like leaving a bowel of chocolates out on the landing added to the feeling of being made welcome. Both Annie and I would not hesitate to thoroughly recommend Compston House for your stay in the Lake District, we'll certainly be returning very soon.

Jerram Gosnell - 13th Sep, 2017
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Compston House
Really enjoyed our stay will be back to see your puppy shortly.Thanks ,Brian/Jan

Brian McDonald - 10th Sep, 2017
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Fantastic
What can I say John and meg are lovely people they was really welcoming and nothing was to much trouble are room was spotless and the breakfast was amazing the American pancakes are a must my husband loved the sausage so meg give us the address of we're to get them so he has stocked up on are way home I would definitely return perfect location you also get a parking permit to which is great and can be used in a number of car parks

Alison conley - 9th Sep, 2017
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Great Base Camp
Megan and John have recently taken over fromthe previous owners, so I was a tad nervous , but I had nothing to be worried about. They were enthusiastic about their new venture, and warmly welcoming - even though John is a Gooner, but hey ho, someone has to support them !The house itself is well situated close to all that Ambleside has to offer , which is a heckof a lot for a small town. There are somne great restaurants within walking distance - Matthew's, Lucy's on a Plate, Do Intanonon, Dodd's - to name but a few that we especially liked. A couple of cracking pubs nearby also - the Golden Rule, again, one of my favourites - a real pub - no electronics, musack and the like. Although there is no car park for Compston House, they do operate a car park permit scheme which can be used at several car parks. Our room (no.2) was beautifully clean but rather on the small side for me - I am 6' and 16 stone, and with a small bathroom too, I felt a bit cramped. But John did talk about hisplans for restructuring the room to afford more space, which would be perfect. Because after all, after tramping round the wonderful Lake District, you don't need a ballroom to crash out - and after a hearty meal at the aforementioned establishments. The dining room and lounge were also extremely well kept and spotless. In the lounge there are also several board games just in case of inclement weather . Inclement weather in the Lake District ??? Heaven forfend !!! Anyway, now breakfast. Wow. A large selection of choices, well cooked by John, efficiently served by Megan certainly fuels the body and soul for the sightseeing. So, to some up, a perfectly good place to stay in Ambleside.

Trevor N - 8th Sep, 2017
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Relaxing Stay
Lovely relaxing stay. Breakfast's where as good as ever especially the salmon and scrambled eggs. Beautifully clean room and comfy bed. John and Meg are very friendly withand helpful. We will be coming back, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Sue corlass - 26th Aug, 2017
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Excellent B&b, Amazing Breakfasts And Hosts
We had a really lovely stay at Compston House B&B. Stayed in the Florida room which was nice and spacious, very clean and comfortable and had great views. Perfect location, very central to all amenities and restaurants. The hosts Meg and John made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfasts were amazing and all local produce. We looked forward to this every morning and John's american breakfasts set us up for the day, especially the blueberry pancakes, delicious! On Sunday mornings, Meg makes fresh blueberry and brings them around to all which was a lovely touch. Would thoroughly recommend and we have already rebooked for our next trip.

wendypeache - 25th Aug, 2017
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Excellent Breakfasts, Lovely B&b!
We stayed at Compston House for four nights last week in the Montana room. The B&B is really conveniently located, with the added bonus of free parking permits for the local car parks. Megan and John were very friendly and welcoming, and went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. Their restaurant recommendations were spot-on. The breakfasts (cooked by John) were excellent, especially the pancakes! We will definitely stay here again in future. Thanks for a lovely stay, and we look forward to meeting the new dog next time!

iheather - 24th Aug, 2017
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Lovely Stay
This was my first experience of staying in a B&B on my own, and Meg and John could not have made me more welcome. I stayed in the single room Pennsylvania, which although small was spotless with plenty of storage, a good shower and incredibly comfortable bed. I'm not a big breakfast eater so only managed yogurt & fruit and a few pancakes most mornings, but Meg was able to provide me with whatever I asked for, including bacon and blueberries. She also made sure I got a very quick breakfast so I could make my train on the final day.



The only improvement to the room would have been a net curtain as I did face a busy road and park. Excellent Wifi in the room though.



The location was ideal for eating out in Ambleside, literally just down the road from many of the restaurants. Would definitely come again

Clare A - 21st Aug, 2017
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B&b
Great breakfast and local knowledge.

Mr. Michael Bobb - 20th Aug, 2017
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Excellent Breakfasts And Hospitality
We were very happy that the breakfasts lived up to their reputation! Megan and John were excellent hosts - very helpful and friendly. The room was small but comfortable and well-featured. The B&B is excellently located, and the free parking permits were really useful. We would definitely stay here again, and look forward to meeting the dog and seeing what the refurb plans hold!

Mr. William Blackshaw - 13th Aug, 2017
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Excellent Stay With Wonderful Hosts
We loved our six day stay in this guesthouse in Ambleside. The breakfasts were very good as reported by others, and my wife loved her blueberry pancakes. Great to have proper cloth napkins also. The room and bed were comfortable, though the room being on the corner of a fairly busy intersection, the windows could have done with net curtains (I recommended this to John and Meg on departure, which they said they would consider). The bathroom was uncomfortably small, though I realise this is unavoidable given the dimensions of the rooms in an old house. John and Meg, the new owners, are very friendly and helpful, and excellent exemplars of customer service. We would certainly stay again on return visits to the Lake District. Thanks to both of them for giving us a great and memorable stay.

Johntimelord - 7th Aug, 2017
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Stayed With Our Friends From Austrailia
Had been recommended Compston House and when we arrived found that it had new owners. Well Meg and John could not have done anymore to make our stay great. They are doing a fantastic job, very clean and food fantastic.Thank You Kev & Jackie and the Aussies.

Mr. kevin marriner - 6th Aug, 2017
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Weekend Stay
We could not fault our stay. The hotel was spotless and the hosts very welcoming. There were lots of nice touches such of a bowl of chocolates on the stairs and homemade blueberry muffins. We were even given 2 to take away after my husband said how good they were.



As my husband was swimming the lake and would miss breakfast they even offered to make him a bacon sarnie to take with him.



The Hawaii room was a nice size with a small but adequate bathroom. If you need lots of wriggle room this may not be the bathroom for you. The bed was very comfy and there was a lot of storage.



The parking permits helped enormously and a very welcome surprise.



We would not hesitate to stay again. The fact that they had only been there 2 months Is amazing and their years in the hospitality industry across the world is clear.



We wish them lots of success

Mr. Paul Jennings - 31st Jul, 2017
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Happy Days!
Love Compston House. Megan and John are so welcoming and friendly and couldn't do enough for us. They made our stay in Ambleside so enjoyable and we will definitely stay with them again. My Coeliac diet was catered for admirably and nothing was too much trouble.

Maggie Winfield - 29th Jul, 2017
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Excellent Place To Stay
Really enjoyed our time there. A perfect place to stay.

Mr. Timothy Cooke - 26th Jul, 2017
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July Brake
Tom and Megan new owners of Compston house American style bed and breakfast in the Lake district We got a warm welcome when we arrived rooms spotless breakfast and pancakes excellent looking forward to going back in August Mel and Eunice

Eunice and Mel - 20th Jul, 2017
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First Class Hospitality
A big thank thank you to Meg and John, the new owners, for a great week. They are a lovely young couple with a lot of hospitality experience behind them and will make this new venture very successful. The guest house is spotlessly clean, the beds are very comfortable and the breakfast menu is delicious and very substantial. The guest house is in a good location for walking into town with many good restaurants and cinemas nearby, plus mini golf and three new tennis courts. Great hospitality, we hope to return in the future! Ann, Ian and Adam.

amidala36 - 18th Jul, 2017
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Great B&b
This was the second time staying there and same again we wasnt disappointed good room very clean and grate food would recommend it

Mr. shane hawley - 17th Jul, 2017
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Perfect Stay
I just loved everything: nice and clean room, breakfast, location! Megan and John are wonderful hosts. Thank you!

Rita Damo - 15th Jul, 2017
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Best B&b In The Lake District
Just come back from a lovely 3 night stay in the best b&b me and my husband have ever stayed in. They serve the most delicious breakfasts- the homemade pancakes are amazing and nothing was too much trouble. We were very sad to leave.

alrobevans - 9th Jul, 2017
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Response from Hotel
We're delighted you rate us as the ''Best B&B in the Lake District'', and that you enjoyed our famous breakfasts.

We hope to see you again soon.

New Owners Same Welcome
A bit of a surprise on our journey up to get a call from Meg to say they had just taken over from Sue and Jerry. Our concerns were short lived as when we arrived we were greeted like old friends by Meg and John. John carried my bags up to the Florida room which was very kind of him. Breakfasts were just as good as before, John has got Sue's pancake recipe to a tee. It was our Wedding Anniversary whilst we were there and it was very sweet to come back from our walk to find a bottle of Prosecco on ice and two glasses. A lovely touch.

All in all it was a lovely relaxing stay and Meg and John were perfect hosts. We look forward to returning for a break next year.

catherine187062 - 8th Jul, 2017
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Short Lake District Break
The owners were very welcoming and helpful and provided my husband and I with a parking permit which can be used in a few car parks around the area (check the list that is also provided). The rooms all have a different American theme and the public areas are decorated in a tasteful Art Deco theme. The room and en-suite were clean and well stocked with toiletries and tea tray items. The breakfasts were plentiful, very nice and included good quality produce. The authentic American pancakes were very good.

Alexis M - 6th Jul, 2017
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Amazing Place
What a lovely b&b. Room was great and very comfortable bed. Bathroom a bit of a squeeze but coped. And after the breakfast, we didn't eat another meal all day! We will be back. Thanks.

Howsyb - 14th Jun, 2017
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Amazing Breakfast, Gem Of A B And B
Location excellent, perfect for town and only a ten minute walk to Waterhead Pier. Florida room so spacious and airy, clean and comfortable. Breakfast best we ever had in any bed and breakfast or hotel, do not miss the American pancakes. When in Ambleside, stay with them at Compston House.

Happyholidaymaker665 - 30th May, 2017
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Great B&b To Stay
stayed here for one night in may. spotlessly clean room, great breakfast(I had the American but couldn't eat it all) and lovely hosts. good location for walk up loughrigg fell or for a drink/meal in Ambleside.

Gwokka840 - 11th May, 2017
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Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Distance 4.43 miles (7.1 km)
Windermere Steamboats & Museum is located on a former sand wharf site where, for many years, barges unloaded gravel dredged from the bed of the lake. When this operation ceased in 1975, the Windermere Nautical Trust acquired the use of the site and the Museum was built in 1976-77 with the help of The Maritime Trust and the English Tourist Board. For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. This Windermere attraction offers a unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats. Steam Launch Trips, Shop and Refreshments. The Museum is open 10am to 5pm daily from mid-March to the first week in November

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

Distance 4.89 miles (7.83 km)
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction can be found in Windermere. The attraction as won a number of awards and is One of the Top Ten most Popular Visitor Centres and the centre is a place for all the family young and old. Within the centre you will discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter classic tales, with the sights, sounds and also the smells of the countryside. You will be able to see Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in the Kitchen, go past Jeremy Fisher's Pond and even walk through Squirrel Nutkin's Old Oak Tree? Also at the centre you will be able to learn more about Beatrix Potter's life in the Hidden Beatrix Potter's presentation and video wall. Take a break in the Tailor of Gloucester Tea Rooms and then a visit to shop where you can browse and purchase top quality Beatrix Potter merchandise.