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“Luxurious yet homely”
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Nanny Brow
Ranked #11 of 103 Ambleside B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Luxurious yet homely”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We have just returned from a weekend with friends to celebrate a special birthday. The hotel is luxurious yet homely, beautifully furnished with lovely finishing touches and attention to detail. The homemade cake waiting for you on return to your room each afternoon , the wonderful selection of homemade jams at breakfast , hot powerful shower in bathroom etc etc Mark was an exemplary host and nothing was too much trouble for him. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here and we would definitely return , it is well placed to explore the area and has stunning views.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Where do I start. From the very first email in the booking process to the stay itself, was a joy! For all their awards and stars they are fully justified. I challenge you to find something on the breakfast menu that is not locally sourced, I also challenge you to try and catch out the staff on their local knowledge of walks and best places to eat in the evening. We stayed in the Loughrigg room for 4 nights and we wanted to stay longer. The room is big with a great shower room that's just brilliant to come back to after a days walking. There's no
Local noise from roads or farming vehicles, etched into its own little piece of countryside. The price, may seem like some of the local hills, steep, but its worth every single penny you have worked hard for to spend on a break away. We WILL be returning! Thanks sooooo much to all the staff for our memorable stay. Glenn & Sharon

  • Stayed September 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

From the moment my fiancée and I entered Nanny Brow, we felt as though we were staying in a home away from home. The charming décor, extensive facilities, and most importantly the kind and approachable staff made our trip to the Lake District more memorable than I could have imagined.

I had planned on proposing to my girlfriend (now fiancée) during our stay, and Sue, the owner, was fantastic. She was more than helpful in suggesting proposal locations, and you never felt as though anything you asked her was too much trouble. She went out of her way to make sure our special weekend was magical, organising champagne, chocolates and room decoration when we arrived back after the proposal. She also sent me through restaurant recommendations which helped me find two of the best restaurants I have ever visited, as well as booking taxis for us.

Our room was beautiful - very clean, warm, light and perfectly sized. We had a very large en suite, and a really powerful shower. There was also surprisingly quick internet inside the room, which was great for contacting friends and family to tell them the good news. The breakfast was great - locally sourced and cooked to perfection.

Nanny Brow's location is brilliant - the views from the front are magnificent. It is also within very short driving distance of some of the most beautiful spots in the Lake District (the Langdale Valley is just 10 minutes down the road and offers some really beautiful scenery).

Overall, we had an amazing stay at Nanny Brow, and I am sure that my fiancée and I will be returning at some point in the future to re-live what was a magical weekend for us both.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

From the moment we arrived until our departure we felt as though we had met an extended family. Your hospitability sets new levels for those in the business. We not only felt welcome but as though we we revisiting long lost relatives. The luxury accomodations were spectacular with jaw dropping views in every direction. The food was five star, everything was so fresh, local and satisfying. We will be back, you can count on it!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed August 28, 2013

The most beautiful location with views that are simply outstanding. We stayed in the cottage and it crossed every box you could think of. Breakfast was superb, locally sourced and cooked to order. Sue the owner was brilliant, nothing too much trouble. The whole experience was one of excellence and the little added touches were just the icing on the cake - just like the homemade cake given each day. A+++++++ would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

It was mine and my wife's anniversary and we wanted somewhere special to stay in a relaxing environment. I searched various places in the Lakes District and eventually came across Nanny Brow. Having read the highly rated reviews I was sold and Nanny Brow surpassed even my expectation. Upon arrival of Nanny Brow, which is situated just outside the main town of Ambleside, but within a 25 minute walking distance, we were greeted by their Manager Pete. He was extremely polite and helpful and gave us an overview of the B&B and local area. The décor was of a high standard and very homely - just what you'd want to see in the Lakes. Our room overlooked the front and had an excellent mountain view. The room like all the areas in Nanny Brow were of a high standard with a lovely array of teas, coffee's and daily homemade cake. As a B&B they only offer Breakfast and I highly recommend the full English although the homemade croissants are equally delicious. On from this they offer sandwiches and pack lunches upon request. As a general overview, I highly recommend Nanny Brow and with the wonderful décor, excellent home made food and fantastic service, it's worth every penny. Me and wife will definitely be staying there again.

Room Tip: We stayed in Skelwith, which has excellent views and overlooks the front.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Nanny Brow really is as wonderful as the reviews say. Stunning views, beautiful rooms and delicious breakfasts cooked to order. The host was very attentive, pleasant and efficient. Little touches such as the local information provided, the beautiful lounge to relax in, and fresh cake in our room each afternoon made our stay all the more memorable. This is an ideal venue for discerning travellers wanting something better than 'hotel standards' and are happy to pay a little extra for it. We will definitely visit again.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Loughrigg, one of the 'smaller' rooms, but it was more than big enough with...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Nanny Brow
Address: Clappersgate, Ambleside LA22 9NF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Ambleside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nanny Brow 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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