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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was our second visit as we visited Nanny Brows guest house the same time last year. It was a lovely weekend and felt as homely as ever. The breakfasts are legendary and the staff were very attentive. John was extremely helpful and we look forward to visiting again next year.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the Loughrigg room which is at the back of the house so it was lovely and peaceful, except for the thunder and lightning we had which was spectacular!!! The breakfast had a huge choice and I would recommend the smoked samon and scrambled eggs. It was nice to come back to the room in the afternoon and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Nanny Brow for two nights in the Wanfell Room which was upstairs and had a lovely view out of our bedroom window. Definitely above average standard of accommodation. Beautifully clean and very comfortable. Breakfast is very good, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cereals, jams and I can certainly recommend the scrambled eggs and salmon!!. Susan adds a special touch... More 

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us. We were all delighted to read all the lovely things you had to say about Nanny Brow and the team here. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the home made cakes each day and the beautiful surroundings in which to eat them. Thank... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Loughrigg room for 4 nights having been sold by the amazing Tripadvisor reviews. Definitely above average standard of accommodation set within easy access of the fells. Breakfast is very good especially the croissants which are made while you wait. The price is high for what it is, although I understand that the cost of maintaining this... More 

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us. It was lovely to read all the positives and we were disappointed that you felt there were negatives. As you have chosen to air these negatives in a very public place I will respond to your comment here as I do not know who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff at Nanny Brow went above and beyond to take car of our large party of 8! They accommodated dietary requirements with no dramas. Everyone felt comfortable and well fed especially with the daily cake we had delivered to our rooms! For breakfast I can personally recommend the fruit salad and the salmon and scrambled eggs - yum!

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay. We all enjoyed having you here and hope the shoot was a success as well. We are always happy to help with dietary requirements and I am pleased the gluten free cakes were a success for the party members that had them. I am delighted you... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 1 night on Saturday 16th July and was delighted. Stayed in the Loweswater Room. Everything was perfect, clean and comfortable. The bedroom was On a mezzanine level which added a nice surprise with the view of the Brathy River and surrounding fells.....breathtaking. Sue and the team are very welcoming and the Nanny Brow feels like home. Breakfast was... More 

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent short stay with us and we do hope you will be able to return for longer next time. I am delighted you enjoyed Loweswater our double decker suite and the stunning views from the balcony and bedroom window. All your lovely compliments were really appreciated by the... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful stay at the Nanny Brow. Excellent accommodation, food and friendly staff. If you are a fan of Charles Rennie McIntosh you will love the dining room as it is presented in his style. We would certainly recommend this B&B for a very comfortable and relaxing vacation

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us. I am delighted you liked the dining room with the original Shapland and Petter fire place, side boards and Arts and Craft chairs and accessories. Thank you for the lovely praise you had for the staff, the breakfasts and accommodation. We hope to see... More 

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

Beautiful B & B , with great service, lovely staff, delightful rooms and delicious breakfast. Spotlessly clean, a real haven. I would not hesitate to recommend this establishment, it is a treasure! I spent three nights there, while acting as support driver to a team of people completing the 24 peaks challenge. They could not have been more helpful.

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us even though you had to leave at 4am on a couple of the days to fulfill your role as support driver for the 24 peaks challenge. Congratulations on the amount you raised. All the best Sue More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely weekend break staying in the Kentmere suite. On the outskirts of Ambleside, Nanny Brow is set in a peaceful location away from it all. Our suite had direct access to the lovely gardens. Fabulous breakfast with everything made fresh to order.

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed the peace and tranquility up here, the gardens and the breakfasts. We look forward to welcoming you back again. All the best Sue More 

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

Lovely Arts and Crafts house sympathetically restored by the owners. The staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful staff couldn't do enough for you. The rooms are lovely, clean and comfortable and the breakfast is great.

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We were delighted to read your comments it put a smile on the staff faces when they read it. As you said Nanny Brow is a beautiful example of Arts & Crafts architecture at its best and we feel privileged to have been able to restore this magnificent house to... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Nanny Brow

Address: Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: $176 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nanny Brow 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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Nanny Brow Ambleside, Lake District
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