Nanny Brow

Homely character, tumbling views and relaxed efficiency – the key elements of Sue and Peter Robinson’s Arts and Crafts house. More

Contact details

Nanny Brow
Nanny Brow
Clappersgate
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 9NF
England
015394 33232

Hotel information

Bedrooms

14, 2 in annexe, sharing a lounge.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, bar, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 6-acre grounds. unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

'at low volume' in breakfast room and bar.

Children

Over-12s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £130–£280. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Homely character, tumbling views and relaxed efficiency – the key elements of Sue and Peter Robinson’s Arts and Crafts house. The ‘sympathetically restored’ Lakeland stone property, built in 1904, overlooks walkers’ paradise Brathay valley. A nod to its architect, Francis Whitwell, in the decor: architectural drawings, photographs and paintings. Varying in size, the individually styled bedrooms are a well-chosen mishmash of antiques and contemporary pieces, although guests report that housekeeping could sharpen its act. At night, staff don’t stay on-site, but are a mobile phone-call away. Breakfast (‘good cafetiere coffee; good black pudding’), served in the original dining room, has a 20-mile-radius farm-to-plate ethos, and a ‘reasonable buffet’.

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Nanny Brow
Nanny Brow
Clappersgate
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 9NF

Guest comments

'It has been extensively, and sympathetically, refurbished into a very comfortable B&B. Our room was not that large but the bathroom was modern and beautifully fitted out. The friendly owners, always available, provided excellent breakfasts. This property is still work in progress to some extent, with a bar area expected to be operational by summer 2013. You can walk to Loughrigg and Grasmere directly from the property and so avoid the need to take the car out of their tricky driveway! ' - John Patterson - April, 2013
'My wife and I stayed there for the first time at Christmas 2012. It could not be faulted.A lot of thought has gone into restoring and retaining the Arts and Crafts decor and we were made very welcome. ' - Keith Bickley - December, 2012

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