Nanny Brow

Sue and Peter Robinson’s Arts and Crafts house stands on a crag in ancient woodland, the views tumbling down the Brathay valley. More

Contact details

Nanny Brow
Clappersgate
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 9NF
England
01539 433232

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 acres of formal garden (sun terrace, croquet) and woodlands, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

‘at low volume’ in breakfast room and bar.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £130–£280. 1-night bookings refused weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Sue and Peter Robinson’s Arts and Crafts house stands on a crag in ancient woodland, the views tumbling down the Brathay valley. The owners have ‘sympathetically restored’ the Lakeland stone house, which was built in 1904 by the architect Francis Whitwell: there are polished wood floors and fine oak panelling; the walls are hung with architectural drawings, photographs and paintings. B&B accommodation is in individually styled bedrooms furnished with antique and contemporary pieces. They vary in size and aspect: a superior room has a bay window looking toward the Langdale Fells; a suite has a private balcony; two rooms that share a lounge are ideal for a family. In the original dining room, with its fireplace and Shapland and Petter sideboard, award-winning breakfasts use plenty of produce sourced from within a 20-mile radius of Ambleside. Spread home-made jams on local bakery bread or a freshly baked butter croissant; choose from locally smoked salmon, boiled eggs and soldiers, home-made drop scones with maple syrup and berries. This is walkers’ country – the hosts can arrange for guided treks, taking in country pubs along the way.

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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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