Nanny Brow

Guests rave about the views at Sue and Peter Robinson’s ‘friendly’ guest house. More

Contact details

Nanny Brow
LA22 9NF
01539 433232

Hotel information


14. 2 in annexe, with own lounge.


all year.


lounge, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 6 acres of formal garden (sun terrace, croquet) and woodlands, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘low volume’ in dining room and bar.


not under 12.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


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

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Guests rave about the views at Sue and Peter Robinson’s ‘friendly’ guest house. The home is surrounded by private woodland and landscaped gardens; its picture windows look across the Brathay valley to the Lakeland Fells beyond. The Robinsons have ‘sympathetically’ restored their pretty Arts and Crafts house (look out for characteristic flora and fauna motifs and the fine oak panelling). Each bedroom has its own style; some have an antique bed or original tiled fireplace; bathrooms are ‘modern’. Rooms at the front of the house have the best views. Wind down with board games and magazines in the lounge; more active sorts might follow a woodland path or sign up for a guided walk in the fells. At teatime, enjoy sandwiches, buttered scones and home-made cakes, taken on the sun terrace in good weather. A light supper may be ordered in advance. The ‘excellent’ breakfast, served in the restored original dining room, is a feast: yogurts and fruit salads; locally smoked salmon; home-baked drop scones with maple syrup and berries; muesli, jams and marmalade, all home made. More reports, please.


Nanny Brow
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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