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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #19 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rum Doodle. The tea & cake we were offered on arrival made for a very warm welcome & this feeling lasted the entire time we were there. At Rum Doodle it's all in the details...the cleverly thought-out & utterly charming decor, the tea, ground coffee & homemade biscuits in the room, the large selection of DVDs available to guests, the bathrobes in the room, the fantastic breakfasts...it all combines to make for a really special stay. We will be recommending Rum Doodle to others & hope to return ourselves in the future. Thank you!

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

...and it was lovely to have you stay with us at Rum Doodle! Thank you!

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Really excellent B&B within walking distance of both Windermere & Bowness. Great room (The Summit), lovely coffee & cake on arrival and the home-made biscuits (chocolate & cranberry?) were lovely.

We would not hesitate in recommending this B&B to others and we will definitely return very soon.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank RobertNFiona
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Yes they were chocolate and cranberry - a new Rum Doodle special recipe! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay!

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Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

Greeted with a friendly smile, fab room and a very welcome glass of wine
We can not fault the attention to detail at rum doodle
The room, facilities, service all tip top
Great location
Felt extremely comfortable relaxing in our summit suit! Just the job after a 18 mile bike ride (recommend country lane bike hire)
Coffee and tea and gorgeous biscuits in the room plus beautiful crisp white bedding , comfortable bed, scrupulously clean bathroom added to our wonderful experience of this great place to stay
Thank you so much

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Feebie1422
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2013

...and thank you so much! We're delighted you found Rum Doodle so restfull after biking the autumn lanes - one of our favourite pastimes!

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

My husband and I enjoyed 2 amazing nights at Rum Doodle for our first wedding anniversary. Upon arrival we were greeted by Gregor who showed us our room (Room 6) and offered us a glass of wine each which we thought was a very nice gesture and much appreciated after the long drive. The room was very spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. We decided to book this room as it has a big bay window which made the room very light and also gave us the chance to enjoy the very tasty breakfast with just the two of us. We felt very welcome throughout our stay. The location of Rum Doodle is also very handy as it was only a 10min walk into Bowness where you can find restaurants, shops and the Boats to discover the Lake. We would definitely recommend staying at Rum Doodle and if you love vintage deco this B & B is a must. Thank you to the Rum Doodle team for an unforgettable stay.

Room Tip: Room 6 is ideal for a romantic get away as you can enjoy breakfast in your own room next to a big ba...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Engey
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2013

We're so glad you found Rum Doodle unforgettable for all the right reasons! Hope to have you back sometime soon and many thanks for the recommendation!

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I booked the Rum Doodle last minute with my girlfriend. We are both mid 20's and decided to travel last minute to the Lakes. The rooms are clean and the people are really friendly. I would have no concerns about staying there again. The breakfast was really well prepared, however I was slightly hungover from the night before so couldn't eat too much. There is a 5 minute taxi journey or a pleasant walk to a few lovely restaurants and bars, which are recommended by food type and price in 'the little black book' that the rum doodle have in every room. Would definitely stay again

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark L
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Thank you for that kind review. We're delighted the sore head didn't spoil your Rum Doodle experience too much! See you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We were let down by another hotel and Rum Doodle was a spur of the moment choice- and what a stroke of luck. Gregor only had "the small double" left but we were grateful to have found accommodation after leaving it so late to book. However we were pleasantly surprised. We were made to feel very welcome ( which often motorcyclists are not) and were greeted with a lovely cup of tea and a piece of cake. Emma was very helpful and suggested good places to eat for our evening meal. The room was quirky but very comfortable. We would definitely recommend Rum Doodle and hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sue B
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Thanks for that! Riders are most welcome at Rum Doodle and espcially ones with nice bikes like yours! We're so glad you liked the place and hope to see you sometime again as you travel through the lovely Lake District.

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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We have just enjoyed two amazing nights stay for our honeymoon at Rum Doodle in the Burley suite ( attic room).We were welcomed by Emma with tea and cake after a long drive,just what we needed and a lovely start to our break.So straight to the important part the room!!.Well what can i say but Amazing and without a doubt lives up to the pictures. We actually think the pictures do this quirky B&B no justice you need to see this amazing place for your self's and i can say you will not be disappointed. The Burley room was beautiful,clean and within minutes made very comfortable.I don't think i have ever spent so much time in a bath.....I loved the roll top bath :)
We had the choice of breakfast downstairs or in bed so what better way to spend your honeymoon but in bed.
The breakfast was truly wonderful, great choice and cooked perfect very much one of the highlights of our stay.
The B&B is an ideal place if you want the choice of Windermere or Bowness both within a small walk (15 minutes both ways at a guess).Great for me been unable to walk far with an illness but great for the evening walk into town for a meal and drinks.
I can go on and on but let the reviews talk for themselves as this B&B is not to be missed.
Me and my husband without a doubt will be going again......And very much looking forward to it already. We would like to thank Emma, Gregor & team for their great warmth and hospitality that made our stay so wonderful. :) xx

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carly J
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2013

Wow, thank you so much! We're delighted you enjoyed our recently refurbished Room 8 so much! We look forwards to your next visit to Rum Doodle, Windermere! Very best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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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 - £130 (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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