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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Sunny Bank Road, Windermere LA23 2EN, England
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Ranked #12 of 113 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for a couple of nights in August. Very friendly and helpful owners. Breakfast was lovely! We stayed in Room 5 - Wish and it was very comfortable. Really like the quirkiness of this place. Also very well located, being able to walk to the centre in about 5 minutes. Will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I almost don't want to give a glowing review to this fabulous place as I know that it will soon become the sort of place that is constantly booked up and I won't be able to get a room.........perfectly placed, lovely and lovingly styled, comfortable, welcoming......in short, everything a great B&B should be........but if I don't get a room next... More

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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Please don't sulk - just come back to Rum Doodle again soon! We're booking up quickly for the autumn which is perhaps the loveliest time to be in the Lakes. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot heap enough praise for this place. We spent our third wedding anniversary here in 2013 August 2013. We stayed in in the top suite which was surprisingly comfortable. The Couple that run it are very polite and serve a great English breakfast. The couple suggested places for us to visit, and we took up their suggestions, We went... More

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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much - we're delighted you enjoyed Rum Doodle and doodling around the Lake District! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the B&B for a weekend break. We found the location really good - walking distance to WIndermere and Bowness on Windermere town centres. The B&B is quirky and has lots of interesting things around. The owners were really welcoming and friendly offering lots of helpful advice on what to do and see during our stay. The breakfast... More

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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks, glad you enjoyed Rum Doodle! We don't usually have worries about portion sizes with our award-winning breakfasts. Most of our guests appreciate the quality and presentation of the food rather than having a plate piled high in order to privide the illusion of value. Of course, we are always happy to provide larger portions should our guests require... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect B&B for a trip to the Lake District. It's centrally located - a short walk to both Windermere town center and Bowness on Windermere - we didn't rent a car and were able to walk everywhere. The owners are lovely and make a fantastic breakfast that's included in your stay. They also have very thorough binders... More

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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks - glad you loved Rum Doodle! It is possible to stand up in the attic rooms! However, if you are over 6ft tall the ground and first floor rooms might be more comfortable. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We booked a 2 night stay in the Burley room and were blown away by the b&b. Firstly most other hotels and b&b's of this quality in Windermere were double the price so a very reasonable price for a real luxury experience. The rooms are decorated to a high standard and the attention to detail is very impressive. The individual... More

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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're delighted you loved Rum Doodle and the Burley room! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I first spotted Rum Doodle on Tripadvisor and having seen the reviews we booked in. We weren't disappointed. We were greeted by Emma with a cup of tea and a slice of home made cake which was lovely. There is a car park at the back which meant it was easy to get our things from the car and make... More

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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you! We're delighted you enjoyed Rum Doodle's quiet, yet convenient location. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed in the Rum Doodle for 3 nights and it really was a pleasure to stay there. When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly lady who worked there and she offered us tea and cake as we were early and it was very welcome after our journey.We were very impressed with the room,we were on the first... More

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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

...you'll just have to come back to Rum Doodle again soon! Thank you so much! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Decided on a last minute trip to the Lakes and we spotted Rum Doodle on the website. We arrived and it was quite easy to find and a bonus is that there is parking available so no searching the area for a place to park after a long drive. Rum Doodle is well positioned between Windermere village and Bowness, and... More

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...so glad you enjoyed your Rum Doodle stay guys - thanks indeed! More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After reading all of the previous 5* reviews, I was intrigued to see what all of the fuss was about. On arrival, Emma opened the main door to welcome us into Rum Doodle before we had even stepped off the carpark. She took a few minutes to explain everything in her real-friendly tone, then left us to explore ourselves. We... More

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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we're delighted you enjoyed Rum Doodle so much!. It's about 12 minutes walk downhill to the lake from our front door - and you are right, most of our guests really appreciate the peaceful location while still just minutes away from some terrific restuarants. More

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Address: Sunny Bank Road, Windermere LA23 2EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast 4*
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Braemount House Hotel Windermere
Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast Windermere, Lake District

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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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