Compton House Heritage Inn
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Our History

The legacy that is Compton House. The best of all worlds.

Compton House is a majestic Heritage estate, crowning a rolling property of towering mature trees and manicured gardens. Its luxurious bed and breakfast suites are equally majestic, each with its own signature style that combines the very best of old world craftsmanship and quality with the latest in modern aesthetics, design and décor.

The grand 7,000 square foot Compton House property, was built in 1919-1920 by Ethelbert (Bert) Clayton Cousens, in the Victorian style that was contemporary to the period. Bert and his family owned the Mercantile Steam Cooperage and had originally named the estate ‘Clayton House’ after his ancestral home in England. For many years the house evolved organically, in tune with the ebb and flow of successive families, differing tastes and the common demands for functional space. When purchased in 1988 by Bob and Cindy Holden, their determination to restore this palatial residence to its original glory resulted in the glorious property you see today. Compton House is now designated as a Heritage Property by the City of St. John's.

The Leaside Group is renowned for combining glorious properties and rich, contemporary décor with an unmatched level of personal service that has been recognized by TripAdvisor as the best in the city. Dion and Dora are understandably pleased. “Most visitors talk about how nice the experience was first – then they mention how pretty everything is. For us, it’s the best of all worlds.”