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  • Cumbria Tourism Quality Charter
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest House with 7 rooms £40-£44 pppnb


    Young Couple MatteĆ¼s Marcus Lucas Johannes Buker
    Haarlem, Netherlands
    21 April 2017
    Rated as 5 out of 5

    “Lovely surroundings, peaceful and refreshing”

    The service was great: we arrived later in the evening than we had expected, so we hadn't had dinner yet. Our host arranged us 'a little snack', which turned out to be a quickly made full dinner, that was such a warm welcome in Nab cottage! :) The location was also wonderful: directly at the shore of a lake, surrounded by beautiful hills and woods. There are many walking trails and the staff gave us several maps and tips where to go or where to eat. It's a peaceful area and not as touristic/busy as other lakes in the Lake District. However, there is a lot to see! We had a lovely stay and surely we will come back! :)

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    Nab Cottage is between Grasmere and Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District, with beautiful views over the lake. It stands alone near the shores of Rydal Water and is surrounded by mountains. The cottage dates from the 16thC with many original features, beams, flagged floors, spice cupboard, mullioned windows, open fire. There are 7 bedrooms, most en suite, a dining room, sitting room and Thomas de Quincey's original opium den, now a TV room.

    The atmosphere is easy going, guests can enjoy spending time inside, chatting by the blazing fire, reading at the window seats which overlook the lake, playing the piano, poring over maps, or enjoying our home-made bread and a long breakfast. Once outside, the views and the walks are stunning. There are excellent low level routes and longer treks directly from the cottage. We offer maps, advice and drying facilities. Guests can also use our Canadian canoe on the lake.

    Packed lunches, dinner or lighter snacks available using fresh, organic and fairtrade ingredients as far as possible.

    Massage, Reiki and Shiatsu are available on site to guests.

    A beautifully converted barn adjoining the cottage can be booked for family parties and workshops.

    Children welcomeRadioTea/coffee making in bedroomsUnlicensedLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesSnacks/afternoon teaBaby listening servicePrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableFishingChildren's outdoor play areaRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessEuros acceptedSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal fires

    Children welcome from any age.


    Nab Cottage,
    LA22 9SD

    015394 35311


    LA22 9SD



    Plan route to Nab Cottage Guest House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: NY 396055  Lat: 54.44130 Long: -2.93156

    From the south leave M6 jct 36 and follow signs for the A591, bypassing Kendal, Windermere and going through Ambleside on the road to Keswick.
    From the north leave M6 jct 40 take A66 towards Keswick and after 10 miles branch left down St John in the Vale, signposted Windermere. Continue past Thirlmere lake, over Dunmail Raise and into Grasmere vale. Nab Cottage is on the left about 2 miles after the Thistel hotel at the end of Grasmere village.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • RadioRadio
    • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
    • UnlicensedUnlicensed
    • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
    • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
    • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
    • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
    • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
    • Baby listening serviceBaby listening service
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
    • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Television availableTelevision available
    • FishingFishing
    • Children's outdoor play areaChildren's outdoor play area
    • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
    • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
    • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
    • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
    • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
    • Euros acceptedEuros accepted
    • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
    • Evening mealsEvening meals
    • HairdryerHairdryer
    • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
    • Cots availableCots available
    • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

    Children welcome from any age.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
      • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesEntrance to reception


    • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
    • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesSeparate shower unit


    • YesEntrance well lit
    • YesBell at main entrance


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliac)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow potassium
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan


    • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities

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