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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #18 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 February 2013

My husband and I stayed here for one night for his birthday treat on the 2nd Feb 2013.
This is a fantastic B&B. The best welcome we have ever had from anywhere we have stayed over the years. The fresh coffee was lovely and the chocolate cake was yummy.
The room was very very clean and comfortable. It's a nice touch having a bath in the room but I think we would stay in a different room next time as we do prefer a shower.
The breakfast tasted as good as it looked on the plate and there was a good choice on the menu.
Wished we could have stayed longer and we will definately go back to this lovely place.
Oh and now we know why its called Rum Doodle!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dazbrad
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

We're so glad you loved Rum Doodle so much! Please come again and try our other lovely rooms!

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Reviewed 25 January 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed in this BnB last May for my birthday weekens. Its took me a while to get round to writing this review but as it was so lovely i thought better late then never. Basically the bnb was perfect, the owners are so friendly and welcoming, the freshly squeezed orange juice, homemade scones, selection of cereals and fruit in the morning, the beautiful breakfast are all 10/10!!! We stayed in the loft room which had a seperate living area and this was absolutely stunning. Well worth the little bit extra for this room. The only tiny little thing which was a bit unfortunate was the shower was a little bit dodgy - not very powerful and went form hot to cold. (mighthave been sorted now though) This however does not take any positive away from this bnb and would reccomend anybody to stay in this bnb. Would deffinetly return here in the future!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank charlotte m
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2013

Thanks for that belated, but very welcome review of Rum Doodle! It was a pleasure to have you stay. Yes, the shower did go wrong for a day (we're very sorry!) but it was quickly repaired and continues to work perfectly! Hope to see you again this summer. Best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed 15 January 2013

We loved our 2 night stay here at Rum Doodle, we arrived and was met by Beth the housekeeper and was shown to our room, we were asked if we would like some coffee which i thought was a lovely touch , as soon as we unpacked, coffee and homemade chocolate cake served on beautiful china was waiting for us , attention to detail is evident throughout and is very clear Emma and Gregor are passionate at what they do .... and they do it very well , Breakfast is fantastic with lots of choice and quality ingredients , the pancakes are to die for , we stayed in room 3 , it was spotlessly clean, again beautifully decorated and crisp white linen and white fluffy towels , lovely handwashes and shower gels provided, Emma and Gregor are very friendly and make you feel welcome, cant wait to stay again, we loved it x

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vicky B
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

We're delighted you enjoyed our passion for great quality service here at Rum Doodle! Our pancakes, we too believe, are rather wonderful - the perfect winter warmer for breakfast! We look forwards to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Can't go on about rum doodle enough allowed in room early met by the owners with key and then offered tea and delicious homemade chocolate cake then told us a bit about the place local eateries etc room 2 jungle room lovely warm with big bed full of pillows breakfast in our room brought to us and served if you want a quirky spotlessly clean welcoming b and b in the lakes I could not fault it thank you both we will return soon

Room Tip: Jungle room downstairs on front of house
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Thank gaynortsolihull
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

Dear Gaynor, it was a real pleasure to host you. Glad we lived up to your expectations here at Rum Doodle, Windermere. All the very best for a successful 2013 in your own business! With very best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We always spend a lot of time trying to find nice places to stay and I am really glad that Rum Doodle lived up to the amazing reviews it gets. Soon after making our booking we got an email and friendly call from Emma confirming it.

We felt really welcome even before we arrived, with Emma volunteering for us to drop our bags off before check in as we had arrived early and were looking forward to making the most of our weekend break.

It is a pleasant 15 minute walk to Rum Doodle from Windermere station. When we arrived we were given a friendly welcome, shown to our room to drop our bags off, and were offered delicious cake and coffee/tea before we made our way back up the peaks.

We got great walking suggestions, maps, and bus times from Gregor and Emma.

Our room was spotlessly clean and nice and warm. The interior has beautiful decor.

Breakfast was super tasty. We went for the cooked breakfast and the blueberry pancakes which we loved.

We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.

Thanks for making our visit to the Lake district amazing.

Seema and Paul

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2013

We do like to be amazing here at Rum Roodle! We're over the moon that you enjoyed your stay with us, enjoyed all our special touches and the home-baked cake! We hope to see you again soon! Very best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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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
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Thank Maxolly73
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
Thank Tracy C
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 #18 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: £86 - £131 (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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