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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NF, England
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Ranked #3 of 82 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
A W Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the most amazing weekend, in enjoyable luxury. The B&B is pricless, we were totally spoilt by the warm welcome from the owner Sue and her friendly staff. Nothing seems to be too much trouble, whether is the spolit for choice breakfasts which are to die for ( not literally) or the cold beer taking in the amazing views.... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely long weekend at Nanny Brow where the welcome we received was very warm and friendly. The room was spacious and clean with lovely views. The breakfasts were brilliant and we enjoyed a pleasant nightcap in the bar after spending the day in the gorgeous scenery of the lakes. When our daughter and son in law called... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Dear David & Mary, Thank you both for your lovely review, it put a smile on everyone’s face and a spring in our steps. The views from our new junior suites are fantastic and we are so pleased you liked Kentmere our Art Deco room. The beautiful Lake District scenery is even more stunning at the moment with the gorgeous... More

Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my fiance recently booked up with Nanny Brow for our first experiance in the Lake district. Needless to say we were impressed with the charming base that Nanny Brow provided, within just a stones throw from Ambleside it was very warm, welcoming and the staff are fantastic. The rooms were spacious, clean and had a comfy bed with... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you both for the lovely review you posted on Trip Advisor. We are all delighted you enjoyed your stay here and that you found Nanny Brow to be warm and welcoming with fantastic staff. We are delighted that you think anyone visiting the Lakes should stay here, what a compliment. Our walk out of the back of us onto... More

Wassenaar, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from the flat lands in Holland, we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days in the lake district and in particular at Nanny Brow. The 5 stars are wel deserved. The rooms are good and clean, the breakfast, freshly cooked, is excellent, one feels welcome and we very much enjoyed drinking a glass of wine on the lawn(s) overlooking the valley.... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you Ronald & Els for your complimentary trip advisor review. We are always delighted when our guests appreciate what we do here and take time to comment on our 5 stars, cleanliness and our breakfasts. The weather was beautiful while you were here which accentuated the views from the lawns and as you said it’s a lovely spot to... More

Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated to a celebratory few nights at Nanny Brow by our children - and what a weekend it was. Sue, Peter and Mark were very welcoming and ensured that we had a wonderful time. We were in the Langdale Suite which has dramatic views through huge character windows over the gardens to the fells, Along with its luxurious... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and Mark, Peter and I appreciated the personal thanks. We are a small here at Nanny Brow team and we all work hard to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay and we really appreciate it when guest write reviews. Having planned the weekend with your daughter we were delighted that you enjoyed your stay... More

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Nanny Brow as part of our 50th birthday celebrations and again we where not disappointed.The views from the Skelwith room are second to none, that is why we chose the same room again. Service as before excellent,nothing too much trouble. Sue and Mark made us feel welcome and would definitely recommend staying there. We... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was delightful being able to help you celebrate your 50th birthdays here at Nanny Brow and it was especially rewarding for us that you have chosen to return here for such a special weekend. As you said the views from Skelwith and the other rooms that are at the front of the house... More

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whatever I write here will simply not do justice to this wonderful B and B. After reading the reviews we had high expectations, but even these were surpassed. The staff were so welcoming and accommodating and the rooms were gorgeous. As we were a family wanting two rooms, we stayed in Rydal and Sawrey which were really private and peaceful,... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

We have just finished reading your review Emma and it is lovely to hear such positive feedback especially when you all had such high expectations of Nanny Brow before you arrived. The rooms you stayed in with your parents Rydal & Sawrey work really well for family groups or friends as you have your own private lounge to relax and... More

stockport
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a 2 night break at Nanny Brow - and wow what a wonderful place. We last visited 16 years ago on our honeymoon and boy has it been transformed. From the initial call to discuss which room to stay in, Sue and Peter have been excellent. We stayed in a garden suite - we had... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

We have just finished reading you review and it was really lovely to read the fantastic comments you made. We are thrilled that you returned after last staying here 16years ago for your Honeymoon. We have worked really hard to restore this gem of a house and we love sharing it with all our guests As you said the weather... More

Taipei
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The B&B is perfect for everything. The Building, the room, and the interior are all luxury. But the best two things we liked: The Breakfast and the garden. When we arrived in the evening, we enjoyed the Sue's homemade cakes in the garden with the unique valley view and played with tow cute dogs Myffy and Josh.I think the feeling... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Hi Chuck, Thank you for your review, it was lovely to finally meet the four of you after all the emails we exchanged arranging the various restaurants and places to visit for you all. We are so pleased you enjoyed staying at Nanny Brow. Josh is growing fast; he is having lots of intensive puppy training while staying with Emma... More

Hexham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed at the Nanny brow some 18 yrs. ago,I was a little doubtful about booking again when I realised that it was now a B&B,however this B&B is like no other that we have been to. We met up with my sister and brother in law for a double birthday celebration and all agreed that we could not have... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth, Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you like The New Nanny Brow and have returned after an 18 year absence. During part of that time the house stood empty and decaying, we moved here 5 years ago and it’s 3 years since we reopened the doors here following a 2 year renovation programme which has... More

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Address: Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nanny Brow 5*
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Nanny Brow sits on its own private crag, near Ambleside with views down the Brathay valley. Direct fellside access for walkers and only minutes from the stunning Langdale Valleys. A relaxing family home with excellent levels of comfort and service. Spotlessly clean accommodation, warm and spacious with individually designed rooms, friendly service and great breakfasts. Come join us and unwind…… ... more   less 
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