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“My favorite getaway! Rum Doodle (previously known as Braemount house) is amazing.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #10 of 111 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“My favorite getaway! Rum Doodle (previously known as Braemount house) is amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

So my partner and I decided we needed a good break from the bustle of the city and decided to go to windermere. When we got to the station, we were shown directions to the B&B and We reached there in not more than 7-8 minutes on foot. This corner house looks more apealing from outside than any of the other B&Bs i saw, with its stained glasswork and lovely little patio at the front. The reception is lovely too. its Its got really beautiful rooms, cosy and wonderful with lots of character. Each room has its own unique identity! My partner loved the breakfast too. Gregor and Emily are really friendly people and the whole trip was well worth it.
We lived in the suite, which has the most amazing view of the nearby hills and now that the sun sets late, it looks absolutely delightful during late evening. Im really excited to book this place for my parents sometime soon. Also, my partner insists he can see a gun embedded into the walls of the house you can see from the suite's living room (room 9), so we might have to go back to settle the dispute for all.
Definitely a better option than any 5* hotels!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
Our attic suite at Rum Doodle, Windermere is proving very popular at the moment. We're so happy you enjoyed the sunset views - not so sure about the gun though, it's certainly not something we've noticed before! It would be lovely to welcome your parents to Rum Doodle and to see you both again soon. With Egyptian linens and an award-winning breakfast we do try to offer quality that is on a par with some of the best local country houses. Very best wishes!
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

We booked a long weekend away from the 25thof May to the 27th for my birthday. We were greeted by Emma as soon as we arrived offering us some delicious chocolate brownies and tea which were much appreciated after our 3 hour journey. The new Rum Doodle guest house was absaloutley gorgeous, with really nice decor and lovely open hall way. The room we stayed in was room 6 and was decorated and furnished brilliantly. The attention to detail was supberb with lovely robes to wear and shampoo and conditioner to use if you wanted to. There is a tv and dvd player with lots of books to look through if your staying a few nights longer.
The room had a bay window in which you could look out over the hills of windermere and the added bonus of having a table for two so we could eat our breakfast and enjoy the view in the comfort of your own room.
The guest house is only a ten minutes walk from Windermere and not much further to the lake Bowness.
The breakfast were gorgeous with fresh fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice. Emma and Gregor also looked after me by making me a lovely vegetarian breakfast.
I would definately recommend this to anyone as it made my birthday weekend extra special.
We will hopefully be returning again soon

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 2, 2012
So glad you liked the recently redecorated Room 6, with its kingsize four poster bed . The big bay window in the room is a lovely spot for breakfast - and our vegetarian sausages seem to be ever-increasingly popular. We're delighted you enjoyed your birthday stay!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Stayed for a glorious anniversary weekend lovely warm welcome with coffee and delicious cake. Perfect location between bowness and windermere being a short walk either way. Lovely bedroom we stayed in four poster room which has recently been re decorated. Breakfast served in our room every morning which was lovely and great views from bay window. Delicious pancakes!!!!!. Champagne and chocolates were fantastic and very much enjoyed!!!! We can see where you are heading with this B&B Emma and Gregor and its all good!!!!!!!!! Decor, furniture, food, welcome we will hopefully RumDoodle our way to you again some day !!!!!
Recommend PORTO 3 course set menu, The Hideaway amazing food, Miller Howe Sunday Lunch and Chesters by the River for the most amazing cakes!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank AMYLOU_10
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 1, 2012
Thanks - you're very welcome to RumDoodle back to us anytime! Glad you enjoyed the Rum Doodle pancakes etc - our local hand-made chocolates are a relatively new find and we love them too!
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

We booked a long weekend visit to this hotel on 17th May 2012. We arrived mid afternoon and were greeted by the owner of the hotel and some much appreciated homemade cake and tea. It was absolutely lovely to have this offered after such a long journey! We were made to feel very welcome from the very first step we took into the hotel and having been shown our room (9) we were left impressed and excited about our stay. Our room was the top floor suite and consisted of a large double bedroom with stunning views, a cosy lounge with tea/coffee, TV/DVD and more amazing views, and a spotless bathroom with bath, shower and gorgeous toiletries from the 'Bath House', Ambleside (well worth a visit). The room was equipped with bath robes, fluffy towels and homemade biscuits! Everything was to the very best quality and it felt very luxurious staying in our very own suite. The hotel facilities were plentiful, including a library of local interest books and maps, DVDs to borrow and postcards/info leaflets. Breakfast was a real treat with a menu consisting of mouthwatering and satisfying breakfasts including blueberry pancakes, traditional cumbrian and smoked salmon and eggs. The service was of high standard and the food was excellent. The hotel owners Emma and Gregor were both helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and were so friendly.
Parking was provided behind and next to the hotel and the location was perfect as it was an easy walk in Windermere and Bowness. A short drive away was Ambleside and the hotel was well located for easy access to the main Lakes area.
My only minor negative point was that the shower was a little lacking in power and was quite hard to keep warm....having said that, the bath was perfect and so much more relaxing!
It is very difficult to fault anything about the hotel and we shall most certainly return again very soon. The Rum Doodle is somewhere we will remember with fond memories and we hope others enjoy as much as we did.

Room Tip: Room 9 is the top floor suite and is very spacious and private.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Thanks so much. It was lovely to have you with us on the day we rebranded to our new name, Rum Doodle, Windermere. We're so glad you enjoyed all the accommodation's styling and facilities - apologies for the water pressure, sometimes on the top floor it's not as strong as we would like and we're looking at different solutions to remedy that. Hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

Braemount (Rum Doodle) is a fabulous B&B! It has all the chic of a boutique Hotel but the warmtH and friendliness of a great B&B! Emma and Gregor are professionals to their fingertips and their attention to detail is fantastic. The house is v tastefully decorated and the breakfasts are wonderful. Its walking distance to both Bowness and Windermere so location is great too! Lovely stay for a special occasion. Cant recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Emma Hawley H, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 22, 2012
Thank you so much. You were top class guests too! It was lovely to have you and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us in Windermere. Hope to see you again soon. We are now Rum Doodle, Windermere!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

Celebrating my wife's 50th, we were lucky enough to find this delightful B&B perched within easy walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness. What struck us when we arrived was the warmth of atmosphere; the decor is tasteful without being fussy or affectedly chic and the Victorian rooms are light and airy. The proprietors were welcoming, helpful and incredibly patient, given that we were a party of ten and (although past our rock n' roll years) were quite demanding. Full English breakfast for example was served to us all at the same time, at the same table and with freshly squeezed orange juice (I spied the owner fighting the squeezing machine), something that many major hotels would fail to manage. Comfortable beds, parking and complete conviviality, who could ask for more?

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Emma Hawley H, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
And what a wonderful group of 10 you were! It was lovely to host your special celebration and we're delighted you felt so at home during your stay here at the soon to be rebranded Rum Doodle, Winderemere. Freshly squeezed orange juice is a must for us and our award winning breakfast just wouldn't be complete without it. We look forwards to welcoming you all again!
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary at the beginning of May and we are so glad we picked this amazing B&B.
Emma & Gregor were fabulous hosts and made us feel very welcome, the afternoon tea on arrival was a very nice touch and the chocolate brownie was the nicest I have ever tasted.
We were in room 5 that has just had a makeover and what a makeover it was, the room had a feeling of an old library, and the ruler bedside lamp was a brilliant touch. The bed was one of the comfiest beds I have ever slept in while in holiday.
Breakfast was excellent and it was lovely having a morning chat to Emma, who was very interested in what everyone got up to the previous day which was a nice touch.
The location is perfect half way between Windermere and Bowness and is an easy 5 – 10 minute walk.
I will certainly recommend to anyone.
Thanks again Emma & Gregor

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank catt1
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Emma Hawley H, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 7, 2012
Thanks so much for that. We're really pleased with our Room 5 makeover and so glad you liked all the detail of the vintage styling. Hope to see you again soon!
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Property: Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Address: Sunny Bank Road, Windermere LA23 2EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
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Ranked #10 of 111 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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