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Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9SD, England
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Nab Cottage
Ranked #61 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Nab Cottage at least once a year for well over 25 years, so it's a home from home. We are never disappointed - the cottage remains as quirky and homely as ever, and even when rooms are refurbished, the essential character of the place is never compromised. Tim Liz & Co are marvellous hosts, there... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Lovely, quirky, shabby (chic), homely, historic, picturesque,friendly, old fashioned b&b. Great hosts, good food. Eco friendly, Suma soaps and products in bathrooms. Nab cottage is the opposite of a boutique hotel!

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This attractive-looking cottage is in a perfect location on Rydal water, the silence only punctuated by nature's sounds and the odd passing vehicle. The staff were pleasant, humorous and helpful with no hint of exasperation with our group of fussy eaters. The levels of hygeine could certainly be improved upon (bathrooms and bedrooms). The decor looks tired and from a... More

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Beccles, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Nab Cottage B&B, opposite beautiful Rydal Water, has comfortable bohemian interior and warm and friendly owners. Décor homely, history romantic, Wordsworth, Coleridge and de Quincy visited and a gentle atmosphere pervaded all rooms. Grasmere/Ambleside close by. Cottage is literally 10 minutes walk to bus stops, a useful hotel diner and Wordsworth's family home Rydal Mount. Landlady has produced her own... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Nab Cottage provides wonderful views, a great nights sleep, immediate access to some wonderful walks, and a great breakfast to prepare you for it all. Tim and Liz were excellent hosts, and their stance on locally sourced, fresh and organic produce adds to the character and quality of the stay.

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We really had a wonderful experience staying at Nab Cottage. We were greeted so well and taken care of like we were at home. Loved everything about the house, clean rooms and bathrooms, nice breakfast and dinner, great view of the river, great atmosphere, very nice and very friendly and helpful owners and staffs. Would definitely go there again and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Our workshop was in Nov 2013 and the setting and accommodations were excellent. The staff was accessible, friendly, and professional. The rooms were warm, clean, beds comfortable and the bathrooms well maintained and clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Just had two nights at nab cottage as a little retreat away from day to day life. Tim and liz and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I had all I needed to relax. The energy in the house is amazing and loved room 7 where I stayed. I was the only guest so it was amazingly quiet and... More

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Readfield, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Nab Cottage certainly has character and is good value for the area. It's in a great location for exploring the Lake District and we appreciated being out of the busier towns. We were warmly greeted and loved our room which had a window seat and looked out over Rydal Water. The ensuite bathroom was quite adequate with a good shower.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Nab Cottage and it's delightful owners Tim and Liz are true gems. Our two night stay was comfortable and charming, and the cottage history a rare bonus. It is not often one gets quirkiness and perfection combined, but Tim and Liz manage to pull it off with superb grace. The breakfasts were delicious and plentiful and the rooms cosy and... More

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Address: Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9SD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Nab Cottage Ambleside, Lake District

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