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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #19 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 January 2013

A truly brilliant bed and breakfast. A lovely welcome from the owner, Emma, with fresh mince pies, tea and coffee. The bedroom (room 6 - shute) was stunning and cannot be faulted. The breakfast menu had so much choice and the cooked food was delicious. Emma and Gregor were always on hand to answer our questions, where to go walking etc. Emma also recommended The Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite for dinner and we were not disappointed, food and atmosphere were perfect, taxi ride is about £20 each way but definitely worth the money. The location of Rum Doodle is great as both Windermere and Bowness are within walking distance. Thank-you both for a lovely stay, look forward to coming back, Emma and Stephen

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2013

Dear Emma & Stephen, it was lovely to have you stay with us at Rum Doodle, Windermere - we're delighted you enjoyed the Punchbowl Inn, it's definitely one of our favourites at the moment.

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Reviewed 1 January 2013

Spent New Years Eve again at the Rum Doodle What can be better than staying in the lakes at a superb B & B with owners Emma & Gregor offering a lovely welcome , 1st class rooms and amazing breakfasts. Thank you again couldnt think of staying any where else when in windermere .

Room Tip: Look at all the rooms but which ever one you pick you will not be dissapointed - pure comfort and d...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2013

Thank you so much, it was truly lovely to have you back again for New Year's Eve at Rum Doodle. Everyone seemed to have a great and relaxing time, despite the exceptional seasonal downpours! Very best wishes for a wonderful 2013!

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Reviewed 27 December 2012

Fantastic Bed and Breakfast! Would definitely choose to stay here again. Gregor and Emma were very welcoming and have a lovely, stylish place! Everything was excellent and it just cannot be faulted. The room had everything you could need including a great selection of teas and ground coffee which was a nice touch. The guest book in the room suggested walks, restaurants, etc which Gregor and Emma would also advice you on personally. The breakfast was wonderful with a great choice of cooked options particularly. Its also a great location within walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness, but off the main road unlike other B&Bs around. Thank you both for a lovely stay,

Katherine and Richard

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2013

Dear Katherine & Richard, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us at Rum Doodle, Windermere. We're always pleased when our guests find our recommendations useful. Happy new year to you and hope to see you back again soon. Very best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Just returned from a weekend at The Rum Doodle, this was our first time staying in a B & B as we normally prefer the comforts of a hotel. We were not disappointed !
The owners Emma and Gregor made us feel welcome throughout our stay and even reserved dinner at a local restaurant for us in advance. On arrival i had pre-ordered champagne and chocolates in the room, as we were celebrating my husbands birthday, i was not disappointed the chocolates were hand made and both were delicious and at a fraction of the price you would pay normally.
The room was excellent, we stayed in room 6 which had the comfiest bed i have ever slept in.
The room was well equipped with tv and dvd player, hairdryer(not a travel one) and lovely toiletries and even cotton buds!
Breakfast was outstanding we had the full cumbrian one morning which would give Bonds in London a run for its money. The second morning i had the blueberry pancakes the only comment would be OMG they are good !!
This is the jewel in the crown of Windermere and we will definately be returning.

Room Tip: Room 6 is amazing
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank cheryl g
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2012

We think Rum Doodle is the jewel in Windermere's crown, but of course it is much more important that our guests do! Thanks for that terrific review. We've established some great links with some excellent local restaurants and always monitor quality to make sure our recommendations are a success. We're so pleased you enjoyed the diamond life here at Rum Doodle! Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and a happy new year! Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

I was treated to a weekend away by the boyfriend for getting into uni, and what a gorgeous place to stay! especially when the hosts are so welcoming, and lovely, especially after our stormy drive up, it was nice to be greeted with warm faces and a gorgeous slice of cake and a cup of tea. We (my boyfriend and I) stayed in room with the most gorgeous 4 poster bed, which was sprinkled with rose petals and a box of chocolates from a local store (optional extra) and a gorgeously decorated room, i cant fault it at all. Biscuits and a tea tray lavishly laid out in the room and re-filled during the day. The breakfast is just WOW, even the my fussy eater of a boyfriend was so greatly catered for when he had to pick and choose his breakfast from the menu. Can't praise this place enough, and hoping to come back for more visits. Thank you so much for such a lovely weekend away!

Room Tip: Look on their own website to see all the different rooms they have. They're all individual and s...
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2012

We're so delighted you enjoyed you stay at Rum Doodle - hold on to those wonderful memories, it's what independent travel is all about! Very best wishes Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

my boyfriend and i recently stayed at rum doodle for two nights. The hotel was very clean and tidy, the owners and all the staff were really welcoming and friendly people. The room was beautiful and bespoke. The facilities at the hotel were spot on, there were dvds to watch in your room, milk, tea and coffee facilities. The Breakfasts were delicious with a great selection. The staff went out of their way to help by giving us information on how to access both bowness and windermere which are both about 8 minutes walking distance from the hotel and restaurants in the area. Really lovely relax break!

Room Tip: atic rooms are lovely with bath in the room
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2012

Thanks so much Sarah - we're really glad you felt so at home here at Rum Doodle. We do try to be a mini Tourist Office when we can and are delighted that you appreciated our recommendations.

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Reviewed 30 November 2012

We came across this unique B&B after trawling through an endless sea of accommodation choices in the Lake District for a last minute stay,but in a very saturated market, the Rum Doodle is doing everything right to ensure it stands out for the right reasons.

With its quirky vintage decoration, exemplary customer service and ideal location between Windermere and Bowness, it's hard to beat.

The rooms are all decorated in a different style, which you can view through the website. We chose to stay in room 7 'Constant’ - a modern, bright and airy space complete with a double 4 poster bed. In our room there was a tray complete with home made cookies, fresh ground coffee and a selection of teas and hot chocolate. The room also contained a very informative guide to local restaurants (which was also e-mailed to us upon booking) and potential walking routes around the area.

Breakfast was fantastic - an initial buffet style of yogurts, juice, fruit, toast and preserves and additional choices of hot options which were cooked and presented to a very high standard. The pancakes are definitely recommended!

Emma, the owner greeted us with tea, coffee and home made cake. From our arrival to our departure, she took time to provide useful information regarding everything from places to eat and the cheapest places to buy waterproof jackets! Her care and attention to detail made our stay extremely pleasurable - and there was really nothing more she could have done to make us feel welcome.

I would stay here again in a heartbeat, thanks to the luxury feel, value for money, incredible food and exemplary service - the only problem would be picking which room to try next!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2012

Thank you so much! We really do try to stand out from the crowd here at Rum Doodle, Windermere. We're delighted your enjoyed yourselves so much, - the Lakes really are quite stunning at this time of year and it was a pleasure to host you!

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Additional Information about Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast

Address: Sunny Bank Road, Windermere LA23 2EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: £86 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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

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