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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 4 days ago
Emma H Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

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

Excellent weekend stay, can't fault the accommodation or the hospitality of the owners. Beautiful grounds and superb views. Beautifully decorated and high quality finishes. Highly recommended look forward to visiting again.

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Dear Barry & Rosa, Thank you for posting your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here and enjoyed Nanny Brow's hospitality, grounds and furnishings. The weather was so perfect for the party you attended and we look forward to seeing you again. Sue More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we walked into the Nanny Brow and were greeted so pleasantly by Susan, the owner, we knew that this place was exceptional. This was our seventh stop on our trip through the United Kingdom and this was the best by far. You have heard it all before in reading other reviews of other B&Bs; great breakfasts, great... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Well what can I say in reponse to your review as thank you seems too menial. It was delightful meeting you both and been able to show you which bits of the lakes to embrace during your short visit. Nanny Brow is a magical place and we are always delighted to hear that our guests embraced the magic too. I... More

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24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If Nanny Brow is within your budget and you are seeking a b&b in this area, I don't hesitate to highly recommend; I simply cannot fault Nanny Brow and we thoroughly enjoyed staying there. Tripadvisor's popularity means that highly rated establishments must work ever-harder to exceed customer expectations - and I reserve a 5/5 rating for such instances. We went... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As a regular reviewer on Trip Advisor and some one that obviously uses it to determine where they want to stay we are delighted that you have scored us 5/5 and that we even exceeded your expectations. We are so pleased that our Man Day (Father’s Day) gifts at breakfast yesterday were appreciated. It is... More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights at Nanny Brow and had a very enjoyable stay. On arrival we were greeted by Peter who was very friendly and welcoming, helping us get settled in right away. A slice of homemade cake in the room was a nice touch. The B&B is in a perfect location with magnificent views yet it's just a... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for your review and all the lovely things you have said about Nanny Brow and the team up here. Pete was delighted to be singled out as being helpful and friendly. We both strive to make all our guests feel at home and at ease here at Nanny Brow. We will always endeavour to cater for... More

Garstang, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from a one night break at Nanny Brow: I can honestly not find fault with this superb bed & breakfast. From the moment we walked through the door, we instantly felt the stresses of everyday life ebb away. From the warmth of the owners' welcome to the delicious homemade cake in the room, to the beautifully decorated room... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Following the riendly debate we had about review sites just before you left I am delighted and grateful that you posted a review, and so complimentary about us and the house. i am so pleased you were able to chill especially as the next few months are going to be really tiring for you. All the best for the big... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The house is beautifully decorated and very welcoming, great food and outstanding service and friendliness from the owners would highly recommend Nanny Brow you can't go wrong !! Delicious home made cake in the room everyday was an unexpected treat too

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Hi Jo, Thank you for your lovely review, it was delightful to meet the two of you and we are so pleased you enjoyed your weekend and the cakes. ILet me know how the decorating goes now you have the paint colour. All the best Sue 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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