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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NF, England
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Ranked #8 of 84 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

6 of us spent 3 nights at Nanny Brow and we all agreed that it could not have been better. Location is stunning, hidden away up the hill from Ambleside with well kept gardens, marvellous views and only a 5 minute drive from town. Also a lovely walk up the mountain from the property. Much care and thought has gone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never written a tripadviser review before but Nanny Brow is such an amazing place it felt worth doing. The location is beautiful and the house and gardens are stunning. The owners are really friendly and welcoming too, which just tops it all off. This review doesn't even do it justice, go see for yourself. While you're there, take a glass... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

What an honour to be the first establishment you have written a review for, thank you so much. You obviously got what it’s all about and fell in love with the place like we did when we first saw it. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return soon to experience more of the Nanny Brow... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I spent a while researching relaxing breaks in the Lake District to celebrate his birthday and enjoy some much needed time away from living in a busy city centre! After much consideration, we booked Nanny Brow for a 2 night weekend stay. From the moment we arrived we felt very welcome and 'at home'. The views are... More

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NannyBrow, Manager at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your weekend away for you husband’s birthday and away from the stresses of city life. I cannot think of a more beautiful place to sit and sample some of our wonderful local drinks Beers, Gin, Vodka and of course the Cider you... More

York, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow .... we have just experienced a 3 night break in one of the new suites " Kentmere " pure and utter luxury, from the stunning Art Deco furniture and beautiful well appointed bathroom to the " outstanding views " across the valley and mountains in the distance. How relaxing it was to sit outside on our terrace drinking a... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

As always its a delight to welcome the two of you back to Nanny Brow. We were all blown away by your stunning review and as we read it we felt you were here saying it to us all. Pete is delighted you enjoyed the grounds which are looking more beautiful as each season passes. Our new rooms, Buttermere, Grasmere... More

Brussels, Belgium
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382 reviews 382 reviews
82 hotel reviews
702 helpful votes 702 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a very nice 3-night long stay. The bed was comfortable (and the room was cleaned during breakfast!), there was a tea service in the room as well as freshly made cake. I really liked the raisin cake (the other variety was lemon drizzle, also great) and Sue happily shared her recipe - I can't wait to try making... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and the freshly baked cakes each day. We always try to clean the rooms during breakfast so they are clean and tidy for when you go back up to them. I am always happy to share my cake recipes and I enjoy receiving them from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to get a discount offer back in January (since no one goes anywhere in January) so thought we would go and see what it was like. We had a great view across the river and southern fells and the fact it was outside of Ambleside made it feel secluded. The bed was the comfiest I have slept in... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your winter break this January with us. Surprisingly January is often a popular month for the climbers especially if we have lots of snow and ice. We were really pleased to hear that your bed was one of the comfiest you have slept in - we spend a lot to time ensuring our beds give... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another visit to Nanny Brow,another superb stay. This time it was in the Langdale Suite which was sizable and had two large windows overlooking garden and down towards Langdale. Spotless and very comfortable.Breakfast was first class, as always, plenty of choice and generous portions. As always we were made very welcome by Sue and we appreciated her chats. Looking forward... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

It was delightful to welcome you back to Nanny Brow and thank you for your lovely review and kind words. When we designed all the rooms we decided to make each one individual so that guests could stay in a different room each time knowing that the service, welcome and breakfast would always be the same but the room would... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked here as part of a mini moon trip for one night, after reading the wonderful reviews this guest house receives I had high hopes. However I can’t help feeling disappointed, first of all we had to rush to get there to check in as I received an email night before arrival to say no one would be in during... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

We are sorry you felt disappointed following your stay with us. Our check-in times are between 15.00 and 19.00hrs and are clearly stated on our website and with Booking.com who you booked though. I had to take my mother to an appointment on the day of your arrival so I emailed you the day before as follows “I was just... More

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9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to the Lake District, and Ambleside was "the" perfect town for our stay (venturing out for day walks, etc.). Sue was a perfect host, and the inn has a true country inn feel. We felt instantly at home and easily could have stayed a week to enjoy daily walks, reading a book in the gorgeous... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. We are so lucky to have so many excellent restaurants in Ambleside and the surrounding area. As you said the Lake Road Kitchen and The Old Stamp House are new this season and are proving so popular we are recommending that our guests book 2-3 weeks ahead of arriving. We are... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband Graham and I have just had a 2 night stay at Nanny brow, together with our two friends. Graham booked the weekend and knowing our friends are well travelled and have very high expectations the pressure was on! I am pleased to report that Nanny Brow did not disappoint and we had a very very nice weekend. The... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

We have just finished reading your lovely review and just wanted to say what a delight it was to read. It is always difficult when you are booking for four of you as you are never quite sure what the other party likes, I am so pleased that your choice was correct and that you all enjoyed your stay with... 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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