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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #18 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY!!”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

My partner and I have just returned from a really super stay at Rum Doodle. We were given a very warm welcome by Emma the owner and offered compilmentary coffee and delicious cakes upon arrival and as I don't like hot drinks I had a naughty glass of wine instead!. We booked room no.6 "Shute" as it has an attractive four poster bed and a dining table so that you can have your breakfast delivered to your room!!.We really liked the room, it was spacious,comfortable,attractively furnished, immaculately clean and the t.v is big enough to see when you are lying in bed. The little extras like home made biscuits and bathrobes were very much appreciated and although the bathroom isn't quite as attractive as the room it was nice enough.All in all we thought we got fantastic value for our money and will definately return soon! Thank you Emma and Gregor for making our romantic weekend away everything we wanted it to be! Best wishes Lynne and Graham

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 29 December 2013
Hi Lynne & Graham - thanks for that terrific review. We're delighted you enjoyed the Shute room here at Rum Doodle, so much. All very best wishes for 2014! Emma & Gregor.
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Egremont, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We only stayed for 1 night but have never stayed in a nicer hotel, it was clean comfortable and the owners were lovely, welcoming and friendly, the breakfast choice was different and lovely, the location was also good, inbetween Windermere and Bowness

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
So glad you enjoyed the difference that is Rum Doodle! Hope to see you again soon!
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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Took a few weeks to book the right accommodation, and wasn't disappointed. Friendly welcome on arrival with coffee and home made cake and a chat with Gregor. Was shown to our room and was more than pleased with our choice. Clean, comfy and a good size. Our breakfast was served in our room, which I felt was a lovey personal touch. I would highly recommend a stay if in the Lake District.

Room Tip: Room No 6 (Shute), first floor and the front of the house and had great views.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
We're so glad you enjoyed Rum Doodle's Room 6. Some of our guests staying in that room spotted wild deer running through gardens on the opposite hillside the other morning - womderful! Many thanks for the recommendation!
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Valenca, Portugal
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We discovered Rum Doodle after many hours of searching the web for somewhere special to stay for a family holiday. Eight of us were coming over from Spain and would be spending 4 nights in the Lakes. Our room requirements (5 rooms) and age spread (26-61 years, couples, singles..) made it a difficult search.When we found the Rum Doodle site we were charmed by the hotel and immediately phoned for a booking. Our 5 room requirement prooved a Little difficult but the owners were very helpful and with a bit of room juggling we managed to fit in.
The website was only a hint of the unique and wonderful atmospere that we discovered on our arrival. Even more important was the comfort and the 4 marvellous breakfasts. Even the younger generation made sure not to miss out on these and spanish continental breakfast habbits were forgotten!!
Needless to say the owners were charming and attentive at all times and made our stay a real pleasure.
I couldn´t imagine a more satisfying place to stay and my personal opinión is only one of eight!! Everyone was delighted with the Rum Doodle and had a FANTASTIC time.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Having lived in Spain for a short while your family's visit brought warm memories streaming back to us of wonderful Iberian days - and nights. It was a pure delight to have you all stay with us and we are so grateful you liked Rum Doodle and had such a wonderful time here in the Lake District. With all our best wishes, Emma & Gregor.
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

We stayed here for our honeymoon in the summit room, Greeted with a lovely bit of chocolate cake and coffee. And looked after brilliantly for the rest of our stay, room was amazing, it felt like we had our own little apartment in the lakes, Ideal when the heavens opened and we cosied up with our champagne. Breakfast was beautiful, My wife was especially impressed with the smoked haddock and eggs, Can't fault it really, Even though we're not well off, we thought the price was amazing for what you get. Thank you very much for making our honeymoon unforgettable, We will be visiting every year for our anniversary, that's a promise.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
...and it will be a delight to have you back! Thanks for those wonderful comments, we do aim to offer great value without skimping on quality here at Rum Doodle.
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Very friendly and helpful with a great welcome. We were offered little extras such as carrot cake and coffee on arrival. We stayed in 'The Summit' which was lovely and spacious with quality fixtures and fittings. Nice touches like home from home such as books and wine glasses etc.
Really friendly couple and staff. Breakfasts were excellent. Everything about our stay was positive and we would definitely stay again. Made my 40th birthday very special. Thank you x

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Great review! We're delighted that you ejnoyed your 40th with us at Rum Doodle, Windermere!
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Me and my boyfriend loved it here. The B&B is in a perfect location. On arrival we were met by the owner Gregor who offered us a choice of drink and also homemade cake which was lovely. The B&B itself is lovely and cosy. The room was designed brilliantly and was nice and warm on a wintery weekend. We really did not want to leave. The breakfast was unreal lots of choice and to top it off we could eat it in our room looking out on a wonderful view. Thank you we will return in the future

  • Stayed November 2013
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 November 2013
Thank you so much, it does feel very cosy in Rum Doodle at the mo - despite the autumn chill. We're loving the seasonal colours here in the Lakes!
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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 #18 of 108 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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