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“Unique gem in the lovely Lakeland”

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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #17 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Unique gem in the lovely Lakeland”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Thank you for such a wonderful stay at the Rum Doodle. Very warm personal welcome from Emma greeted with cake and tea my favourite. Brilliant B&B very reasonable price, excellent service and stay. Breakfast was a great start to the day. Would defiantly return to the Rum Doodle already recommended it to many friends. Thanks for your hospitality Lauren & Steven.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Emma Hawley H, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Thank you so much - small is beautiful here at Rum Doodle Windermere and we always aim to please with the personal touch! Hope to have you back soon and very best wishes for 2014!
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Wonderful B&B with lots of character. Owner Emma and Gregor are very welcoming and thoughtful. Obviously they have put a lot of efforts and thoughts into the business. The breakfast was served in our room, lots of choice and very delicious. Definitely will stay here again when we visit the Lake District in the future.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Emma Hawley H, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Hi Guys, thank you so much we're so glad you found Rum Doodle so relaxing, that's what we're here for! All the very best for 2014!
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Well it's taken nearly 9 months to write this but am still remembering our stay very clearly!

What an amazing find! We took weeks trying to find the perfect retreat and we wasn't disappointed, from the minute we arrived until the minute we departed we loved our stay.

The hospitality was beyond exceptional and we were greeted with a hot drink and homemade chocolate ginger cake.

We stayed in the summit room which was spacious and characteristic and had its own sitting room.

Lots of variety for breakfast and was cooked to a very high standard, lots of choice as well.

The Rum Doodle is set in a perfect location and is central for exploring what the Lake District has to offer.

Despite the snow we still managed to explore the surrounding area and go for some lovely walks.

What made the break away even more special was the fact that my partner proposed to me! Defiantly a place that will hold fond memories and we hope to return again soon.

After we left the Rum Doodle we went and stayed in a hotel in another part of the lakes and we were deeply disappointed we didn't stay longer at the Rum Doodle..

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Emma Hawley H, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Hi Nicola, we're so glad your warm memories of Rum Doodle continue! Thanks for that fantastic review, it means a lot to us. We hope you can come back soon. Very best wishes for 2014, Emma & Gregor.
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Room Tip: Have a look at Rum Doodles website and you can choose which room suits your needs!
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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 #17 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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