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Nanny Brow, Ambleside

5-star5 stars
Clappersgate, Ambleside, England, LA22 9NF, United Kingdom

Luxury B&B with 2 bars/lounges, near Lake Windermere
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 809 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great room
Fantastic service
Great location
Food is all right

Nanny Brow, Ambleside

from $165
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Wansfell)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Skelwith)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Lingmoor)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Loughrigg)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Brantwood)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Brathay)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Whtiwell)
  • Suite
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Rydal)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Sawrey)
  • Standard Double Room (Rydal)
  • Standard Double Room (Wansfell)
  • Standard Double Room (Loughrigg)
  • Standard Double Room (Sawrey)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Skelwith)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed (Lingmoor)
  • Junior Suite (Buttermere)
  • Junior Suite (Langdale)
  • Junior Suite (Kentmere)
  • Junior Suite (Brathay)
  • Junior Suite (Grasmere)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Whitwell)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony (Loweswater)
  • Standard Double Room (Brantwood)

What’s around Nanny Brow, Ambleside


  • In a national park
  • Lake Windermere - 20 min walk
  • Skelwith Force - 27 min walk
  • Ambleside Pier - 29 min walk
  • Armitt Museum and Gallery - 31 min walk
  • Dora's Field - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Wray Castle - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Rydal Mount - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km

Getting around

  • Durham (MME-Tees Valley) - 96 min drive
  • Windermere Station - 11 min drive
  • Staveley Station - 16 min drive
  • Burneside Station - 19 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:30 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 1903
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Disabled parking

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 38 reviews

Good 6.0
Huge positives: beautiful location, superb views, lovely house, very clean room in very good condition, excellent shower/en suite in very good condition, good breakfast. All deserving of a nine out of ten rating. BUT: we were put on edge by the house rules. Given that this is an expensive B&B we would not expect to be on edge! Different terms were emailed to us after booking. Tight timing/regimented breakfast [8.30 - 9.00]. Room cleaning at certain times - or you miss it! Early check out with surcharges if you were even a little delayed in departure. The negatives brought down our rating - without the negatives the ratings should be 9/10 [although an expensive B&B].
gbRomance trip
Poor 2.0
Avoid this place.
At GBP200 per night, this place should be avoided. Bed uncomfortable, location inconvenient but the main issue is the stupid rules they impose (not mentioned at the time the property was booked, I might add). Breakfast only served within a 30 minute window (0830-0900) on weekdays and 45 minutes on weekends (0830-0915). Takeaway food is totally forbidden on the premises (penalties and expulsion threatened). Yet they don't offer food themselves after breakfast. They do offer to serve you a drink from the bar but you have to ring a number as the place isn't staffed most of the time. These people should not be hospitality sector operators. On the plus side, bathroom great, wifi decent but it should only be used as a last resort. Definitely not wheelchair friendly for those that need that.
Stephen, auRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely authentic luxury arts and craft property
Lovingly restored , fabulous location , good views , comfortable beds , modern bathrooms . Locally sourced well cooked breakfast . A good walk from the back of the property and lots more help to choose others
andrew, gbRomance trip
Good 6.0
Mmm it was alright ....
The bed was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever NOT slept in, as I didn’t sleep due to the bed. Place is clean, breakfast was alright - but I don’t think it was 5* but then again sleep is a massive thing for me.
belinda, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Can't recommend this beautiful Arts and Crafts guesthouse highly enough. We were made very welcome and enjoyed our chats with Sue during our stay. Room was lovely, comfortable, beautifully decorated with lots of thoughtful touches that we appreciated. Breakfast was delicious and all the team working at Nanny Brow were delightful. Thankyou - we really enjoyed our stay with you.
Wendy, au3 night romance trip

Nanny Brow, Ambleside

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