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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 #7 of 113 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Dublin, Ireland
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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

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

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This quirkily designed B&B is in a handsome detatched house, well positioned between Windermere village and Bowness, and it's a relatively easy walk into both from the front door if you don't want to take your car when you go out to eat (provided you're relatively fit!). We were warmly welcomed with cake and coffee. Comfy bed, home-made biscuits and... More

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

Thank you - glad you enjoyed the quirky nature of Rum Doodle! We do recommend calling restaurants in advance, especially in high season, as they can be full or closed on certain days. More

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20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, for us it was finally overall the best b&b in the uk. that said, every b&b has its individual charm and there is usually always some (minor) downside. that depends very much on the individual point of view. In this case it could be for some the location and lack of scenic view. just it is only a short... More

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

Wow! Thank you so much! We're delighted you loved the atmosphere of Rum Doodle and our wonderful food! More

Glasgow
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got a lovely welcome from owner and throughout our stay they couldn't do enough. Shared their local knowledge about swimming and cycling. Felt very at home - too much, could have stayed longer ! Breakfast was amazing and they were kind enough to make ours early as we were swimming early on the Sunday. Rooms not huge but quirky, clean... More

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Many thanks...we're so glad Rum Doodle felt like home for you! Well done with the swim! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I stopped here for a night on our way down to Wales- we wish we could have stayed longer! The rooms, the staff, the food, everything was top notch. We are looking forward to booking a Lake District holiday so we can go back to Rum Doodle.

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...and we'll be delighted to see you back at Rum Doodle! Thanks for those lovely comments, Emma & Gregor. More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed two nights while in Windermere for the Great North Swim. Had a very warm welcome and tea and home made cakes on arrival. Hosts were very helpful and accommodated our request for an earlier breakfast time with a smile. Bedrooms are quirky and beds really comfortable. En-suites are spotless. The breakfasts are amazing! Lots to eat from continental to... More

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

Thank you so much for those kind words! It was a pure delight to have you and your family with us at Rum Doodle for the Great North Swim. Congratulations on your wonderful achievement - we look forwards to seeing you back again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We just stayed 2 nights in the burley room. We were welcomed with tea and delicious carrot cake. The room was great, very quirky, loved the decor and the roll top bath. Bed very comfortable too. Great location, 10-15 minute stroll into bowness. Lots of helpful information on the local area including restaurant ideas, both places we ate from their... More

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Thanks so much - looking forwards to having you back with us at Rum Doodle! 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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Also Known As:
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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