We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Nab Cottage

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Ambleside
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Nab Cottage
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 43: English reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I adore staying at Nab cottage, it is a peaceful, inviting sanctuary - Tim, Liz and the staff are always generous and attentive and ready to help with any requests. The building is a treasure trove and the rooms are cosy and clean. The food is healthy and I love the hearty breakfasts. I will be back, again and again!...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sophie Jane M
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nab Cottage stayed up to its photos shown and more! Our group was there for 9 days for a workshop and we were spoilt by the attention, the food and the service!! Tim and Liz have made it such an eclectic and warm lodging that the whole cottage feels like home! Their helps who serviced the lunches and dinners were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank vanatul
Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really loved my stay in Nab Cottage, the staff and owners were very nice, the food prepared for us was very tasty and was always different through my 10 day stay we were never served the same dish ( had lunch and dinner daily), their deserts are great too. I had opted for a room without the bathroom and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 928lourdes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came to this venue when I was pregnant, and have been every year since, initially with my family, and then running retreats for Women that past two years. I love the food, the hot tub looking out over the Lake and the feel of the old building. I especially love the hosts, Tim and Liz, who have been...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Frances G
Ely, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful old fashioned building with many original features (and very loud, squeaky floorboards). My room was a twin and didn't have an ensuite. I didn't have a lock available on the door either which was quite disconcerting for a lone traveller. The bed was comfy with basic facilities. I'd question whether the room had been cleaned between...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Winkle90
Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of positives. Great location, close to beautiful walks, many rooms overlook the Lake, but the road is fast moving and very busy and it's right on a bend, so getting in or out and crossing feels a bit scary. The young staff were really just kids and did their best. The owners were pleasant, but didn't like being asked...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TessieWard
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2016

This is a beautiful cottage we went for a short weekend. Lovely helpful owners. Amazing location near lake side and value for money. Had a memorable time staying there. Very clean and homely environment. Would definitely recommend.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Melony P
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Warm and nice place. We love stay near the firewood. The food is really good and delicious, but not expensive, through we cannot order from menu, the lunch and dinner full of surprise, moreover, very suitable for vegetarian. The hospitality service even made me feel comfortable.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bennett T
sydney
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Nab cottage transports you to the essence of the Lake District. 1702 cottage opposite Rydal Water - alone in this location. Offstreet parking, excellent breakfast in 2 cute dining rooms. Cosy sitting room with a fire, coffee and cookies. Even the opium room is preserved as a bit of a bygone resident's retreat from the world. Walk to pub down...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank citfancier
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Wonderful B&B. Beautiful house, rooms, location. Beautiful views. Great walking everywhere. Delicious breakfast. Most products are organic. Everything is freshly made, even the bread is homemade. Lovely people. Highly recommtnded!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank beautifulworld2

22 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (22)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (14)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Ambleside
6.7 km away
Cragwood Country House Hotel
Cragwood Country House Hotel
#2 of 20 in Windermere
843 reviews
0.0 km away
Glen Rothay Hotel
Glen Rothay Hotel
#1 of 1 in Rydal
417 reviews
1.5 km away
The Daffodil Hotel & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.1 km away
The Wordsworth Hotel
The Wordsworth Hotel
#8 of 15 in Grasmere
1,066 reviews
1.0 km away
Rydal Lodge Hotel
Rydal Lodge Hotel
#3 of 5 in Rydal
47 reviews
1.8 km away
Crow How Country Guest House
Crow How Country Guest House
#9 of 106 in Ambleside
417 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Nab Cottage

Address: Rydal, Ambleside LA22 9SD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Nab Cottage Ambleside, Lake District
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Nab Cottage staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“there is a some road noise in the front rooms if you retire early or rise late - these have the view”
  • our room
 of 5 bubbles citfancier, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Whilst in a beautiful location, the cottage is on a road, so rooms at the front will inevitably be noisier than those at the back - but then the rooms at the front have spectacular views of the lake ..... take your choice!”
 of 5 bubbles sarahbK8882YY, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Front if the house has views overlooking Rydal water, but traffic from road. Back of the house has views of hillside and sheep and quiet. Some en suite rooms, some shared bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Spanishcitytown, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Front rooms overlook serene Rydal Water !”
 of 5 bubbles MargaretrO8996TH, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“We had room 4 with a great view over the lake. Didn't see the others.”
 of 5 bubbles 995MargaretE, 21 May 2013 | Read review
5 of 5