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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #19 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Myself and my partner stayed here last weekend (Sat & Sun night) in the Shute Room. We were made to feel very welcome by Emma and Gregor (tea and freshly baked cake - you can't get better than that), and room was absolutely beautiful with lovely views, extremely comfortable. Thge only little niggle we had was the attic room above us, if anyone is walking around you hear every step (someone was very heavy footed the first night we stayed) - apart from that it didn't spoil what was otherwise a lovely weekend away.

Room Tip: Would recommend eating at: The Angel Inn (head towards Windermere) its about a 15minute walk from Ru...
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2013

Thanks for that, glad you enjoyed the room and the Rum Doodle home baking! Apologies, if you felt disturbed by the room above, it's only a concern we've heard once before - so hopefully not a regular occurrence. Rum Doodle is well off the main Windermere/Bowness road and in a generally very quiet spot, so most of our guests comment on what a peaceful night's sleep they've had! Very best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights for our first anniversary last week. It really is a wonderful place, and Emma the owner was great, very interesting and helpful. She welcomed us on our arrival (after troubled journey) with a choice of hot drinks with home made carrot cake or wine.... We opted for the wine, which was perfect and much appreciated! We stayed in the very lovely Wish Room 5. Such interesting, chic, vintage, classy decoration all over the house. I picked up lots of redecoration ideas much to my husbands frustration. Lovely touches such as home made biscuits in our room with choices of teas, fresh coffee with fresh milk. Four poster romantic and comfortable bed. All the rooms are themed to the Book 'The ascent of Rum Doodle' (which we have since ordered and look forward to reading). The black book in each room is very helpful - it also explains the the name of the B&B? The breakfast is perfect with several options to suit everyone. Perfect situation for both Bowness and Windermere.

All in all we had a really lovely stay and we have recommended it to all our friends. We look forward to visiting again. People should contact Emma directly to make bookings. Thank you Emma and team x

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2013

Part of the joy of running Rum Doodle is when we can really help our guests de-stress and enjoy the beauty and peace of the Lake District. We're delighted our recipe worked for you and are really grateful for the recommendation!

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Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed for four nights at Rum Doodle and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is beautifully decorated with charming touches in each room. An ideal location only 5 mins from Bowness and Winderemere either way. One point to note is read the black book should you stay here - it really does put you towards the best restaurants the Lake District has to offer!

The breakfast was gorgeous with really fresh local ingredients.

Initially we has booked the attic room but I wouldnt recommend this for tall people! But, Emma recognised that we should have booked a bigger room and we were upgraded to the Sumit on the last night which was much more spacious, again beautifully decorated with views towards the lake.

Really would recommend a stay here and looking forward to going back. We even bought the Rum Doodle book the place is based upon!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2013

Hi guys, we love that you enjoyed your time with us at Rum Doodle so much and that you found our black book recommendations so useful. Yes, our two loft rooms can be a little tricky for very tall people and we'll always try to move tall guests to a higher ceiling-ed room when we have the availability. See you again soon!

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Reviewed 13 March 2013

So we stayed here during our Honeymoon in England last month ... I was slightly skeptical about staying at a BnB cuz I've never done it before but their website and reviews were pretty interesting...so we went ahead. I have to say it was the best place we stayed at during our 10 day trip to England ... the rooms, the owners, the location of this place, their breakfast and their stories are absolutely something to experience it yourself.

Anybody who wants to goto Lake District for a romantic holiday shouldn't think twice to stay here.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2013

Hi Guys, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your honeymoon stay at Rum Doodle so much! It was a delight to have you stay with us and we wish you all the very best in your future life together! With all our best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed 12 March 2013

This place is ideal. We booked the small double room, and yes it is small but you only sleep there & its cheaper than the rest of the rooms. Lovely, friendly hosts who offered fresh coffee & cake on arrival & accommodated our request for an early breakfast one day. Free parking, close enough to Bowness. There is nothing to fault about this place.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2013

We always strive for excellence here at Rum Doodle, thank you! Room 3 is our smallest room, but very cosy and the antique brass bed gives it a delightful character. We love it - and are glad you did too!

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Rum Doodle recently. We stayed in room 7 which was nicely decorated and clean. We were the only guests on the Thursday night so had the breakfast area to ourselves on Friday. Breakfast was delicious, cooked Friday, salmon on Saturday. Emma gave us a friendly welcome and recommended a great walk starting from Grasmere. I would recommend staying in Rum Doodle and hopefully we will do so again in the future.

Room Tip: Room 7 was bright and airy
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2013

We love walking the lake District Fells here at Rum Doodle and always take pleasure in recommending our discoveries to our guests - delighted you found it so helpful!

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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Had a lovely stay at Rum Doodle, the hotel was full of character but without over trying, superb owners and staff, breakfast was quality, all freshly made and just spot on. The hotel has a very relaxed atmosphere and I would definately return without a doubt, if you are thinking of trying it you will not be disappointed I assure you.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2013

We're delighted you enjoyed Rum Doodle's relaxed atmosphere! For us it's all about creating the space for guests to kick back, take it easy and enjoy the wonderful Lake District .

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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:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: £84 - £127 (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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