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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have just returned from spending two nights at Nanny Brow. The rooms are beautiful and the staff couldn't have been more attentive (special mention to the lovely lady that served breakfast each morning). We'll be back :)))

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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'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the lovely comments about the staff who work so hard to make our guests stay a pleasant one. Your waitress was either Olivia(blond hair) or Milly (black hair). We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

What was clear from the way the hotel was laid out, kept and ran was that the owners and staff cared about your stay. The hotel was indulgent without being in any way pretentious or 'try hard'. The homemade cake in our room each day brought a smile! We loved everything about Nanny Brow and will be back!

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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. Sorry you had to do it twice but you can't post reviews from the property you are staying at as Trip advisor recognizes our server and thinks its us doing the review. Sensible really but a pain for you especially when you had spent...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We so enjoyed our stay at Nanny Brow. It is obvious that the owners care about the comfort of their guests. The attention to detail was unsurpassed, and the staff exceptional. It is the perfect home away from home, and the view and grounds are exceptional.

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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 were all thrilled to read this lovely review. Thank you. All the best Sue

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have driven past Nanny Brow so many times and decided to book a break for a few nights. Good choice. The staff were so accommodating and the breakfast was superb. Nanny Brow is in a wonderful setting with views down to Skelwith Bridge and only a five minute drive to Ambleside. To be greeted by the two dogs and...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you both for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us and I am delighted that this time you didn't drive past us and stayed with us discovering what Nanny Brow is all about. As you said the views from the front of your house and the room you stayed in are quite simply...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Ambleside at short notice and found this B&B through an internet search and we were not disappointed. Our arrival on the first evening was unfortunately delayed and very late but ringing ahead this presented no problem as we were left with very clear instructions how to enter the property and find our room. The room was spacious, clean...

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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 are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room to be spacious clean and all the amenities you needed. The staff are delighted about their mention and we are pleased you enjoyed the breakfasts. We look forward to welcoming you...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a frequent visitor at the lakes and have stayed in many places. The Nanny brow was very clean and staff friendly. The room we stayed in was pleasant it was situated in the annex part of building. Room was a decent size and was clean. The bed was very uncomfortable and everytime i moved it creaked to the...

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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 positive things you had to say about us. I'm sorry to hear you felt the bed was not to your liking. Yes the drive way is off the A593 (a country "A" road) which links Ambleside to...

Burnley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here back in February, nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in the loweswater suite, perfectly decorated to the highest standard, heated floors to the downstairs. The breakfast was amazing although only served for a short period of time in the morning, freshly cooked by the team. The owners really did go above and beyond, collecting flowers and...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for all your lovely comments which are very much appreciated. As you said it was a bit of a rush to get the chocolates and flowers on the day but I'm so pleased that it worked and your fiance liked them. We look forward to welcoming you back again....

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit. Just as good as last time. Perfect room, excellent breakfast, wonderful service. A perfect place for our wedding anniversary stay. Sue goes out of her way to make her guests feel at home and the freshly baked cake appearing in the room every day is a bonus. We must also thank Milly for her looking after us...

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review about your second stay with us. I am delighted that it was as good as last time which is a real compliment. Milly was thrilled with her special mention as she works so hard along with the rest of the team to ensure all our guests have a lovely stay. Enjoy choosing your next...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh cakes each day, compliments tray well stocked. The staff are rightly proud of their place and go out of their way to explain the house rules. A quiet and peaceful place with lovely views and ever so handy for Ambleside (without the bustle). Rooms were well furnished, clean and comfortable.

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Susan_NannyBrow, Owner at Nanny Brow, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay with us. I'm pleased you enjoyed our daily complimentary home made cakes which we leave in the guest bedrooms each day. As you said all the staff are really proud of what we do as a team here at Nanny Brow. All the best Sue

London, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed just two nights but were very impressed with Nanny Brow. Sue & Pete have done an amazing job refurbishing this lovely house. Although we booked one of the smaller rooms, it was lovely - bright, modern, comfortable and clean with an excellent bathroom, powerful shower and good quality bath products. Breakfast was lovely, if a tad early for...

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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 thrilled you appreciated the restoration that Pete and I have undertaken on this majestic Arts & Craft House ant that you enjoyed your stay here. Thank you for recommending us to others and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. All...

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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: $226 - $414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nanny Brow 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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