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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NF, England
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Ranked #6 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Helen W Ayr, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ayr, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed two lovely nights in this charming guest house. The views from the rooms are stunning across the hills. The room we had was decorated in a Laura Ashley style, very tastefully done, clean, comfortable, tidy and spacious.The bathroom had a double shower and was very spacious. There are also beautiful gardens and grounds around the guest house and... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed 2 nights at Nanny Brow as part of our August holiday, the property is set well back from the road, so peaceful and with great views, there is plenty of parking on site. The lovely house, grounds and bedroom were all spotlessly clean and very well cared for. Breakfast was good quality and service was excellent, however it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a very pleasant stay at Nanny Brow. We last visited 27 years ago and the transformation is amazing. Our suite, Buttermere, was very comfortable and beautifully decorated and furnished, with a patio door open to a magnificent view and giving access to pleasant strolls in the extensive grounds surrounding Nanny Brow. Our stay was only... More

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Forest Row, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sue and her team run such a lovely place!! We received a warm welcome, stayed 5 nights in Lingmoor, which was not only a tasteful and comfortable room with stunning views but also had a bathroom nearly the same size. The service was excellent and personalised and we felt at home straight away! Breakfasts very delicious, great choice and quality!!... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place! From the setting to the breakfast everything was lovely. Just outside Ambleside, but easy to get a taxi if you want wine with your dinner. Nanny Brow is on a hill overlooking the valley with lovely views. Attention to detail was very good, including fresh complimentary cake. Staff were all very helpful, and breakfast very nice.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife chose Nanny Brow for our last minute 3 night visit to the Lake District. I thought it looked good but expensive but within a few minutes, she persuaded me to book 4 nights (last one half price for mid-week say) in the Skelwith room. As it turned out she made a good decision. At the risk of repeating... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am very fussy about where I stay when I'm not at home and Nanny Brow did not disappoint me and this is why: 1 : Great location - 20 mins walk or 5 mins car ride to Ambleside 2 : Fabulous views from many of the bedrooms, lounge and dining room 3 : Beautifully designed bedrooms and furnishings 4... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Hi Liz, Thank you for your lovely review and the praises for Mark and myself. It’s always so gratifying to hear that you found us helpful and friendly. I liked the way you have reviewed us using 10 pointers it’s really different and eye catching. I wish you had asked about feather pillows as we have then in the airing... More

Munich, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just stayed one night but we loved it. The room had a stunning view, the breakfast was excellent. In fact, it was the best brekfast on our trip. And we stayed in about 8 (!) B&Bs and boutique hotels during our stay in the UK... Fresh fruits, homemade scones, delicious bread, fruity jams and all ingredients for the... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your delicious review. We pride ourselves on serving the best ingredients Cumbria can provide and it’s so gratifying to hear you appreciated our breakfasts, especially when you only stayed 1 night. We try and provide lots of choice for all pallets and dietary requirements and the home made drop scones with maple syrup and blueberries are always... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great 2 night stay in July, the room was lovely, breakfasts great and views incredible. One of the team recommended a brilliant walk over to Grasmere and a lovely pub in Hawkshead. My only slight criticism was that its a 20min walk from Ambleside but other than that it exceeded all of our expectations.

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place a review on trip advisor. We are always pleased to have feedback from our guests. It was lovely to read that we had exceeded your expectations and that you had enjoyed the walk from the back of us over to Grasmere We are so luck to have private acess onto the National... More

Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did all the homework for our little mini break and was still very happily surprised when we arrived at Nanny Brow. How Sue arranged the most brilliant weather is beyond us. Then the views, simply breathtaking, I sat outside for at least a couple of hours upon arrival simply gazing at honestly some of the most spectacular sights I... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you for your lovely review, can I let you into a little secret re the weather? It wasn’t me it was just good fortune on your side. Well where do I start you have been so eloquent and tremendously kind in what you have said about us all here, we all really appreciate your kind words and... 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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