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1 room, 2 adults

Nanny Brow

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

Luxury B&B with 2 bars/lounges, near Lake Windermere
  • Free WiFi
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Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
Great amenities
Fantastic service

Nanny Brow

from £221
  • 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


  • In a national park
  • Lake Windermere - 20-minute walk
  • White Platts Recreation Ground - 23-minute walk
  • Skelwith Force - 27-minute walk
  • Ambleside Pier - 29-minute walk
  • Armitt Museum and Gallery - 35-minute walk
  • Stock Ghyll Force - 36-minute walk
  • Rydal Water - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • Durham (MME-Tees Valley) 96-min drive
  • Windermere Station 13-min drive
  • Staveley Station 20-min drive
  • Foxfield Station 21-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-7:00 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 7:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service
  • 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

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
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Nanny Brow’s small print

Also known as

  • Nanny Brow House Ambleside
  • Nanny Brow Bed & breakfast Ambleside
  • Nanny Brow House
  • Nanny Brow Hotel Ambleside
  • Nanny Brow B&B Ambleside
  • Nanny Brow B&B
  • Nanny Brow Ambleside
  • Nanny Brow Ambleside Lake District
  • Nanny Brow Ambleside
  • Nanny Brow Bed & breakfast


This property does not have lifts.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of 25 per cent of room rate (subject to availability)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Nanny Brow

  • Are pets allowed at Nanny Brow?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Nanny Brow?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Nanny Brow.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Nanny Brow?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a 25% charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Nanny Brow?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Grasmere Gingerbread (9-min walk), The Talbot (1.2 mi) and Lucky Dragon Takeaway (1.2 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 32 reviews

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, gb3 night romance 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 romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing B&B with very nice suites and just at the right distance from the nearby cities. In short it is the perfect place to have some rest.
Gregoire, gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Definitely book here
Absolutely lovely stay, loads of character and charm with nice touches that made the stay special. The view and breakfast were absolutely amazing
Kelvin, gb2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Lake District mini break
Beautiful place to visit, lovely main house and wonderful breakfast. Sadly, it wasn't clear when we booked that we would be in a small bedroom in an annex to the main house, which took the edge off our overall experience.
Alan, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing 5*
My husband and I stayed at Nanny Brow for 2 nights in July. We stayed in the Loweswater suite and it was perfect. It was very clean and well designed. The breakfast was perfect with buffet style and full breakfast available. All food was top quality as was the service we received. The bonus was that we had fresh baked cake everyday of our stay. I can not fault this hotel. If you go here you will not be disappointed.
Donna, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantasic stay at Nanny Brow
Nanny Brow was exactly what you would expect from a 5 star Guest house. Spotless, very comfortable and terrific staff. Breakfast was exceptional and the home baking in the room was a very nice touch.
Kevin, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We have had a truly lovely three day break the hotel the service and breakfast was excellent
keith, gb3 night romance 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, au3 night romance 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

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