We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NF, England
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Announcement
5 % OFF - BOOK DIRECT
Save Saved
You added Nanny Brow to your Saves list
Nanny Brow
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
99%
Ranked #10 of 84 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
Write a Review

320 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    300
    17
    2
    0
    1
See reviews for
14
251
5
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (98)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Hi folks, Thank you for your fantastic review and kind words. It put a smile on Peter’s face when he read how much you had enjoyed the gardens. They have been a labour of love like the main house and are developing as each season passes. I am delighted you enjoyed your breakfasts with us and especially the fresh fruit... More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

chicago
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Nanny Brow, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Nanny Brow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nanny Brow

Address: Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NF, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nanny Brow 5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Booking.com, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Nanny Brow reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Nanny Brow Hotel Ambleside
Nanny Brow Ambleside, Lake District

61 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (55)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (10)
Viewed
View from room (7)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Ambleside with
any amenities