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Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We booked 6 rooms at Nanny Brow as a location for celebrating our joint 50th birthdays. The house was beautiful and furnished in the Arts and Crafts style. Our host, Sue, couldn't do enough for us from start to finish, including booking restaurants and taxis and suggesting events to make the weekend even more special. Definitely recommend for a luxury...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. It was delight to have all 12 of you staying for your 50th birthdays and we are so pleased you enjoyed your weekend with us.It was lovely having such a buzz in the house and I am thrilled all the restaurant recommendations/transport and activities were enjoyed by all. All the best Sue

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This beautiful country house has become a firm favourite of ours. Each time we visit we feel as though we are coming home. The standard does not waver and we loved every moment. The home made cakes and delicious cooked breakfasts are always greatly enjoyed and the big G&T's go down a treat too. For us the location is also...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review about your most recent stay with us. As always its a delight to see you both and like wise we feel as if you are friends coming to stay with us. One of the most difficult things to achieve in any business is consistency, and when guests come back as often as you both...

Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Loved our stay at Nanny Brow in The Brathay Suite. Beautiful Suite with breath taking views. Really spacious room with spacious bathroom, all beautifully decorated. Wonderful service from Sue and her staff. Sues local knowledge was of great help and made our stay really special. Loved the breakfast with plenty to choose from. Can't wait to go back again soon.

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review about your recent stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves and enjoyed Brathay Suite so much. I have passed your comments on to the rest of the staff who all appreciated your kindness. We always try and help our guests make the most of their stay in The Lake District whether it...

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016

A last minute booking after deciding to stay an extra night in the lakes we chose the Nanny Brow as we were revisiting some of our yester years. Our host Sue made us feel very at home on arrival & during our brief stay. Since our last visit to Nanny Brow it had been empty for over 10 years prior...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Manager at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review. I so enjoyed hearing about your visits to Nanny Brow many years ago while I showed you round the house. I was thrilled to read that you felt we had restored Nanny Brow back to & beyond its former glory, We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All...

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is our 4th stay at Nanny Brow, it has never dissapointed, Sue and her team made us feel really special.The Langdale bed room is beautifully appointed with superb views through 2 large windows of the valley and beyond. Like to rest of the house the room was carefully restored with perfect taste. The breakfast offers great choice and quality,...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Well after all the teasing about what you might or might not say in your review during your stay I was really pleased to read this one. Of course you are treated like family, you have both become fiends and its always a delight to see you both.Its much more difficult to please returning guests as they have such good...

Garstang, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Nanny Brow is a very special place to stay – a gem of an Arts and Crafts house, lovingly restored with many original features preserved and new additions sympathetically integrated. It's very tempting just to linger in the comfortable lounge or cosy bar but it's also perfectly placed as a base for many great walks or bike rides. The welcome...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we were delighted to see you both chilling in the lounge after your long bike rides each day.The views from the lounge window are magnificent and change all the time with the light and weather, not to mention the beautiful plaster work and Arts and Crafts furniture. We look forward to seeing you both...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Nanny Brow is a beautiful house which has been carefully restored to the highest standard. We were given a warm welcome by the owners and our rooms were SO comfortable; luxurious thick towels and an awesome welcome tray (lemon drizzle cake . . amazing). The breakfast was cooked to perfection - really fresh fruit, and a range of local jams...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review, we were delighted that the four of you enjoyed your stay with us especially as it was the first time your friend had been to The Lake District. I am pleased you enjoyed the freshly baked home made cakes and biscuits that I put in the rooms each day, the lemon drizzle cake is...

Haddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Perfect perfect perfect! Beautiful location - best view on a loo - peace & quiet - awesome lemon drizzle cake - fabulous breakfast and on top of all this a stunning property so luxurious - I haven't slept so well in a long time. And such a friendly atmosphere - nothing was too much trouble. Thanks for having us -...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am delighted that you enjoyed celebrating your 50th birthday here.You are not the first to comment on the view from the loo in Brathay Suite it was the headline in an article called the loo with the view a couple of years ago and still takes peoples breath away. I am so pleased...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A very enjoyable break to celebrate Lisa's 50th. Breathtaking views, easy access to Ambleside and its environs and a great breakfast were all plus points. Also easygoing attitude of the hosts and family feel of the establishment. Only downside was the atrocious weather! But can't blame that on anyone and it was February I suppose.. Also got a mini-history lesson...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review we really appreciate you taking the time to do this. It was lovely to read how much you had enjoyed your stay with us for Lisa's 50th birthday. We are sorry we couldn't influence the weather but hopefully it will be dry next time. All the best Sue

Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Lovely,family run luxury B&B set in a wonderfully restored residence with a sympathetic annex building providing additional rooms. The welcome was very warm with no problem too small for the staff to assist with. The breakfast provided was superb with a wide variety of local jams and produce on display. Overall a lovely weekend away enhanced by staying at the...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you both for your lovely review and all your compliments. We are delighted you were able to relax for the weekend and that your stay with us enhanced your weekend away. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best Sue

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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Price Range: RM616 - RM1,137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nanny Brow 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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