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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NF, England
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Ranked #9 of 83 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely weekend stay at Nanny Brow. It's in an excellent position, both for walking from the door, and for getting easily into Ambleside or Grasmere to eat. We stayed in one of the new Garden Suites - the Kentmere - and it was beautiful, with a fantastic view, and a little seating area outside. That was perfect... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We were delighted to read how much you had enjoyed staying with us and in particular Kentmere one of our New Junior Suites (Kentmere, Grasmere and Buttermere). Since opening them this Easter they have proven to be really popular with our guests and we are pleased you enjoyed sitting out on the private seating... More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really beautiful hotel and location. The room was spotlessly clean, with lots of attention to detail the home made passion cake was excellent. Personally never has a breakfast experience like it good fresh produce served with a smiling face really fantastic. One of the few places my partner and I were sad to leave. A big thank you to everyone... More

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your heart felt review we can see from it that you really didn’t want to leave. It’s so lovely to hear that our guests appreciate all our hard work and attention to detail. We feel strongly that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and always try to deliver excellent locally sourced produce freshly cooked... More

Herts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned after a wonderful stay at the Nanny Brow B & B, I would fully recommend anybody to visit, lying just outside Ambleside with fantastic views and walks onto the fells from the back of the Hotel. A break I will remember for a very long while.

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NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write the review and recommending us. We are so lucky to have such stunning views from here and private access onto the fells behind us giving access onto the National Trust land (Fishgarths Woods), which are semi ancient woodlands leading to Todd crag and then to Loughrigg fell. From Sue More

Grantham, Lincs
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7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Nanny Brow again in the first week of September to celebrate my mother's 75th birthday. Again we were not disappointed with our stay. Sue (owner) and Mark (manager) made us feel very welcome. The rooms are superbly furnished and decorated with a homely feel. Although we only stayed for a couple of nights we made the most... More

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NannyBrow, Manager at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review not only of us but also the two restaurants you dined at during your stay (Doi Intanon and The Fulling Mill (formally The Glass House) We are so lucky to have so many wonderful restaurants in Ambleside and to ensure our guest are not disappointed we always email our list of recommended places to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 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

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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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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*
Number of rooms: 8
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