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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #18 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic B & B”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This place is a real gem. We had a marvellous welcome and the hosts always did there best to make sure we were satisfied. The room was well furnished and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was tremendous and set us up for a good days walking. The location is excellent, set in a quiet residential road but an easy walk to the Windermere town centre and down to Bowness. A marvellous base for a stay in the lake district. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Can't wait to have you back with us at Rum Doodle - thank you!
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Well, where do we begin...We have just returned from the most fabulous stay at Rum Doodle! An opulent home filled with quirky trimmings. Roll top baths, freshly ground coffee, home made biscuits, local organic toiletries, luxurious linen, and a breakfast fit for a king and queen.
Emma was the most fantastic host catering to all our needs, we can't thank you enough, and look forward to returning soon!

Room Tip: Highly recommend Room 8 - roll top bath for added luxury!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
...so glad you enjoyed your stay, it was lovely to have you with us at Rum Doodle! Thanks for the wonderful photos too!
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120 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This really is a five star stay, the welcome couldn't be any warmer. The rooms are stunning the food is delicious and the location breath taking. Beautiful. Would recommend to anyone and will hopefully stay again in the future.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Praise indeed! Thank you so much, we're delighted you found Rum Doodle to be such a high standard!
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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

A great place to stay and breakfast was beautiful! Our room was lovely only down side attic quite stuffy and unable to open windows. We were offered cake and tea on arrival but owner forgot to come back to our room. No biscuits in the room. Location very good and overall a very good bb with lots of quirky items! Very friendly place.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Rum Doodle. The attic has opening Velux windows, sorry you'd didn't realise how they worked, we should have explained. We serve tea and cake in the dining room, so were waiting for you to come down! Apologies for any misunderstanding, we thought you'd changed you mind and didn't want to disturb you. Our rooms normally have fresh home-baked cookies on the day of arrival.
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

An absolute gem of a B&B. We chose Rum Doodle as it appeared to have a quirky and unique feel and we were not disappointed! The owners are lovely and very accommodating yet there is a sense of privacy, we could not hear the other guests from our room (room 5 - wish). The rooms are immaculate and all amazingly themed to perfection! They also provide all neccescities such as hairdryer, bathrobes to a guide recommending local restaurants making the trip slightly easier. The breakfast was scrummy with 5 very well chosen choices from porridge, to a full English...although my personal favourite was the blueberry pancakes! Brilliant location between Windermere and Bowness -perfect for both exploring the towns and the landscape.

In summary, a brilliant B&B which is run to perfection and is quiescentally English!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Liz F
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Glad you loved Rum Doodle - thank you!
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We knew we'd love this b&b as soon as Gregor opened the front door. He and Emma could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The service has been fantastic and the house itself a gem and a testament to their sense of fun and extremely good taste. We would strongly advise anyone else to follow their recommendations for places to eat and shop - we have had some wonderful meals and are going home much poorer after making many unplanned purchases! Added to all that has been some stunning walks and a distinct lack of rain. What more could you wish for? We will be having our last delicious breakfast here tomorrow morning looking out from the bay window in our room and we are very sorry to be leaving but our waistlines and our pockets are telling us it's time to go! Thank you so much to Emma and Gregor for their hospitality, gorgeous house, fab breakfasts and mouth-watering home made lemon and coconut cookies. We have had a truly memorable stay.
Anne & Lawrence Kay
P.S. Advice to other guests - read the book! You'll enjoy the house even more.

Room Tip: If you like breakfast in your room go for room 6 (Shute)
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
...and 153 thank yous right back! We're so delighted you love Rum Doodle and the book of the same name! By the way we've just discovered Rum Doodle Peak in Antartica is actually 875m tall rather than the fabled 153ft! Hope to see you again soon. With all best wishes, Emma & Gregor.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This was a Valentine's Surprise for my girlfriend when visiting Windermere. I could not have been happier with my selection. The owners Emma / Gregor are the most hospitable people I have ever met. Nothing was too much trouble and the breakfast was a great start for a day walking round Windermere.

This B&B separates itself from any other B&B due to the decor which is amazing and I would never hesitate to stay here again + recommend to all my friends.

Room Tip: Pay that bit extra for Room 9 - The summit. You will not regret it.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
Thank you so much - we're delighted you enjoyed your Valentine's surprise at Rum Doodle!
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Additional Information about Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast

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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Braemount House Hotel Windermere
Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast Windermere, Lake District

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