We booked Rum Doodle (formerly Braemount House) for our first wedding anniversary the weekend of the 25th may to 27th. From the moment we booked the owners couldn't have been more helpful, with our booking confirmation e-mail came a list of reccomended resturaunts one of which we booked for our second night, it couldn't have been more perfect ! We arrived at the B&B early evening on friday welcomed by the very smiley gentleman owner, who showed us to our delicious room on the first floor (Jungle Room) I was then greeted by a huge flower arrangement, box of cumbrian hand made chocolates (mmmmmm) and a bottle of prosecco on ice, all arranged between my wonderful husband and the fantastic owners. Because the weather was soo beautiful we decided to take the prosecco out onto the patio, which was no problem at all and we were even provided with some nibbles ! Our room had a very comfortable king sized four poster bed, crisp white bed linen, tv with dvd player (large selection of dvd's in the hallway), immaculate bathroom with bath house (local brand) wash products (smelled lovely), we also had a small table and chairs in the room to enjoy our tea/coffee with Home Made short bread biscuits (yes homemade !!!!). Such fabulous touches you don't see in the bigger hotels. On our first evening we walked into bowness, around a 10-15 minute stroll (depending how fast you walk, oh and how many pubs you call into on the way there ha!) We went to a couple of the bars central to bowness then made our way back to the B&B well oiled ! On our first morning we were woken by the amazing smells coming from the kitchen and were well and truly ready for the breakfast, we both opted for the full cumbrian breakfast, there was also the selection of cereals, fresh fruit salad, and toast with fantastic home made jams and marmaldes ! Freshly squeezed orange juice, apple juice, tea and coffee. When the breakfast came my husband scrunched up his nose as if to say there isn't enough here, well, half way through I could tell he was struggling ha ! It was simply delicious no wonder it has won an award ! Completely stuffed we rolled back into bowness and decided to work our breakfast off at the pitch and putt, deciding to do only 9 holes (as it was getting substantially hotter !) it was good fun for only £6 cheap activity for a couple of hours. We then decided to spend the rest of the afternoon lazily sitting in the sun in the beer garden of The Hole In'th Wall pub fab olde worlde pub, reasonably priced drinks and lovely bar meals.
Our Second night was spent at The Postillion as per the reccomendation of the B&B owners, brilliant meal will definetly be going there again ! Too full from our 3 course anniversary meal we went back to the B&B to watch a dvd and chill out for the rest of the night. That night we were asked to fill in a form for the following mornings breakfast, as the hotel was full we would be having it in our room at a time we required. In the morning we sat at our table with all of the beautiful sash windows open enjoying the uk's brief summer enjoying our blueberry and banana pancakes and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon mmmmmm ! Couldn't have been more perfect.
We would like to thank the owners for our fantastic weekend stay, your attention to detail really made it special we will definetly be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set midway between Windermere and Bowness, vintage-styled Rum Doodle B&B is just a 12-minute downhill stroll away from the famous lake. We offer country house quality in a B&B setting with Egyptian cotton linens, an award-winning breakfast and complimentary WiFi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Braemount House Hotel Windermere
- Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast Windermere, Lake District