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“Gem of a B&B” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast

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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Gem of a B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

me and my husband stayed for 2 nights over the new year. We were welcomed with home made mince pies and tea in the dining room on arrival and Gregor chatted with us about the place, locality etc. We had breakfast in our room on the first morning and the menu had something for everyone. Our room was lovely, decorated with old maps and suitcases. The waffle robes were a lovely touch and not something many B&Bs provide. The décor in the hallway and dining room was equally lovely, I especially liked their take on the Christmas tree. Emma and Gregor's attention to detail is evident thought and they clearly take pride in their business and service.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maxolly73
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
Thank you so much, that really means a lot to us. We do take a great pride in Rum Doodle and aim to stay creative with our ever quirky stylish decor. Very best wishes, Emma & Gregor.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

What a lovely place! My boyfriend and I booked very last minute and were surprised by the loveliness of this place. The black book in the room has lots of useful local information and the breakfast was delicious! I will also be recommending this place to friends and family.

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tracy C
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
Many thanks - it really is the personal recommendations that count for us here at Rum Doodle. Hope to see you again soon!
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sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

Gregor and Emma are wonderful, friendly and genuine hosts with lots of handy tips for walking trips. The breakfasts are amazing. The rooms are beautiful and the beds comfy. The whole place has a welcoming and cosy feeling.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mewen
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 January 2013
Thank you! We do always try for beauty here at Rum Doodle!
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EmSun23
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank winequeen76
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kwinners
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank cheryl g
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 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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Additional Information about Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast

Property: 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 #10 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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Braemount House Hotel Windermere
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