This is, without doubt, the loveliest place we have stayed at in the Lakes. Classifying the Nanny Brow as a "B&B" simply does not do it justice. A warm welcome (accompanied by excellent home baking), excellent accommodation, beautifully furnished rooms, wonderful breakfasts and breathtaking views, the Nanny Brow has it all. The only difference between the Nanny Brow and a luxury hotel, is that no evening meals are served. For us, this was a major plus, as it makes for a calmer atmosphere, and you have to explore the many and various restaurants and pubs in the area.
The location (within an easy walk from Ambleside), is perfect. Being in the Central Lakes, nowhere is far away by car, and you can do easy or more strenuous walks from the Nanny Brow itself. The paths to the rear of the site provide a variety of wooded paths, exposed fell sides, tarns, foxglove banks, all with stunning views over Ambleside and Lake Windermere. A haven for the landscape artist or photographer.
The views from the Nanny Brow itself are breathtaking. In fact, the view from our room, overlooking the River Brathay towards Weatherlam, Lingmoor and Wrynoseis one of the finest in the Lakes.
All the staff at the Nanny Brow are warm, welcoming and friendly, and we were sad to leave. Needless to say, we will be returning soon.
To summarise, wherever you stay, there's always something that you think you would change, but in the case of the Nanny Brow, there is nothing to change. The character of the place, from the lounge, the dining room, the bedrooms, the food, the grounds, the views, the location...........all perfect.
Many thanks for a wonderful stay.
- Also Known As:
- Nanny Brow Hotel
- Nanny Brow Hotel Ambleside
- Nanny Brow Ambleside, Lake District
- 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
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