Hotel Thorneyfield Guest House (Ambleside, United Kingdom)


Hotel Thorneyfield Guest House (Ambleside, United Kingdom)

About Thorneyfield Guest House

Thorneyfield Guest House is a family-run guest house in the heart of Ambleside, ideally situated for exploring the Lake District National Park. All rooms are en-suite or have a private bathroom., and include a TV and DVD player, along with a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker. There is a lounge for relaxing in at Thorneyfield Guest House, and there is free Wi-Fi. Free parking is available. Babies and toddlers can be accommodated. There is a no-smoking policy in place. A traditional Cumberland cooked breakfast is made available daily. A vegetarian alternative can be provided too. Paid packed lunches can be provided on request. There are a number of popular cafes, restaurants and traditional pubs located nearby. There is a public park behind this guest house, while Armitt Museum is a 15-minute walk away, as are the Gallery and Ambleside Roman Fort. Bowness-On-Windermere is a 15-minute drive, while Hawkshead is a similar driving time.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


Compston road, LA22 9DJ, Ambleside, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.8 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.1 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  9.0 / 10

Positive Reviews


Super location

This guest house is in a central location in the pretty town of Ambleside, being just minutes from the town centre with its pretty streets and tourist-friendly shops. It is also a good base from which to explore the wider Lake District, being close enough to Bowness and Hawkshead as well as walking trails up in the hills.


Car parking is not a problem

Anybody who has visited the area around Lake Windermere will know that car parking can be an incredibly difficult chore. However, thanks to a combination of free on-site parking and the issuing of free parking permits, you will not have that problem if you stay at this hotel as they will make sure you have a parking space.


Good Wi-Fi!

Good Wi-Fi connectivity can be a problem in these old buildings, with their odd layouts and thick stone walls, but there are no reported issues at this guest house. Guests say the signal is strong and reliable.

Negative Reviews


Steps leading to property

This old Victorian property has some steps leading up to the main entrance. They are quite steep, so if you have any mobility issues you might have trouble getting up them. To the credit of the owners, they make a point of telling potential visitors this might be an issue beforehand.


Short breakfast time

While breakfast is described as delicious, with several options available including a vegetarian alternative, it served only in a narrow time period between 8.30 am and 9 pm. This means you must  be up and ready to eat at this time, otherwise you will go hungry!


Small bathrooms

The bathrooms are described as being on the small side, so you might find them a tight squeeze. You do get provided with complimentary toiletries, though.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Arcade/Video games
  2. Non-smoking rooms
  3. Laundry service
  4. WiFi in public areas
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
Sports facilities
  1. Minigolf
  2. Tennis court
  3. Hiking trail

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 16:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


Compston road , LA22 9DJ , Ambleside , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1539432464 | 

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