Nanny Brow

Top choice hotel in The Lake District

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9.1 out of 10

There's a compelling reason to choose this premium B&B – and that's the knockout view. The whitewashed house sits on a crag with a top-drawer view down the Brathay valley, with generously sized rooms (all named after local fells) full of handsome wooden beds, gilded mirrors and antique pieces to match the house's Arts and Crafts, turn-of-the-century heritage.

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Nanny Brow offers award-winning accommodation in a period Arts and Craft house situated on its own private crag, surrounded by 6 acres of private garden with river and mountain views. The house has direct access onto the National Trust countryside. There is free onsite parking for all our guests. The elegant bedrooms are individually decorated with antique furniture, and many have original features. A large flat-screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and home-made cake are featured in the rooms. A modern low entry or walk-in shower have been installed in each en-suite bathroom. Some of the rooms also have a double ended bath as well. Organic toiletries, fully towels, hair dryers, hypoallergenic bedding are provided. Breakfasts are all cooked to order and all feature local produce, including a full Lakeland breakfast to home-made drop scones, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Fresh fruit salad, cereals, home made muesli and local yoghurts and local tea and coffee are also provided. Guests can enjoy a drink from the bar, served in either of the two guest lounges, in the gardens or in guest rooms. Ambleside village centre with a variety of restaurants is a 5-minute drive or taxi ride or 20 minutes' walk from Nanny Brow. The head of Lake Windermere at Waterhead is also 5 minutes by car or 20 minute walk away for lake cruises or boat hire.

Important information

Please inform Nanny Brow in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Kindly note this accommodation cannot accept bookings of 5 or more rooms.

Features of Nanny Brow


  • Parking
  • Tennis court
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Bridal suite
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Windsurfing
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Bowling
  • Tour desk
  • Diving
  • Horse riding
  • Snorkelling
  • Wifi
  • Allergy-free room
  • Designated smoking area
  • Sun terrace
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Adult only
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Secured parking
  • Accessible parking


  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Shoeshine
  • Car hire
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Luggage storage
  • Daily maid service

Food and drink

  • Bar


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout


  • Free WiFi available