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Nab Cottage

Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9SD, England
Nab Cottage
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2011

Charming historic cottage in beautiful setting on Rydal Water, with friendly welcoming and helpful hosts. Generous home cooked meals, snug lounge with a proper fire for after days out walking. Idiosyncratic and unspoilt.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

Myself and my partner stayed here for 2 nights for valentines. Upon our arrival we were greeted by the friendly daughter of the owner and a cosy real log traditional fire. The cottage was warm and really characterful. A lovely sitting room and a really nice breakfast/ dining room. The whole cottage inside and out had been cared for excellently... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

I stayed recently at Nab Cottage as I was travelling through the Lake District. We stayed overnight and had two smallish rooms looking out over the lake, Rydal water. It was just stunning waking up in the morning and looking straight out over the lake. There isa road in front of the house, but you can cross that road and... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

Nab cottage is a one-off. The house is full of history you can feel in the walls, sitting on Rydal water you have numerous good walks at your feet, we relaxed in the outdoor hammocks and sauna and enjoyed the wide variety available at breakfast, the staff couldnt be more friendly and we enjoyed some special treatments from them. I... More 

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Shropshire
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2010

The owners: Tim and Liz, have an innate warmth and friendliness that produces a relaxed atmosphere that somehow permeates the cottage. History: Home for 16 years of the literary figure Thomas De Quincey, Author of the famous and semi-scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821).{ the cottage thoughtfully provides a modern edition of his book in a small cushioned ‘den’)... More 

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Bolton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

The cottage is in a great location, stunning views and walks (both easy and some more challenging) straight out of the door. Staff are very friendly and the service was on form, room was very comfortable with a nice view.

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Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2010

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, and set up at Nab Cottage. We enjoyed the TV free room, instead chilling out in the sitting room with a view over Rydal Water. There is supply of literature, with regards to the previous tenants and walks which go straight from the front door. I would definately stay here... More 

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2010

If you are after something luxurious, and expect to be waited on hand and foot this is not the place for you. On the other hand, if you like charm, kind, warm and exceptionally friendly hosts, great character, beautiful views and the feeling that you are home from home, this is the place for you. Tim, the host, is an... More 

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Malvern
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

We have just returned from a weekend at the Nab Cottage which we were so looking forward to and in need of a break. The cottage could be absolutely lovely and is in gorgeous spot but from our arrival were not made to feel particularly welcome. The quilt cover was covered in stains and so were the cushions, this really... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2009

We stayed here in May and although the cottage was built in the 1500s it hasn't really retained any of that old charm. The rooms look as though they were renovated in the 1970s and nothing has really been done since. The carpet is old and dusty and the bed linen and towels are old and worn. Nothing matched and... More 

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