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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #17 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Gregor and Emma are wonderful, friendly and genuine hosts with lots of handy tips for walking trips. The breakfasts are amazing. The rooms are beautiful and the beds comfy. The whole place has a welcoming and cosy feeling.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you! We do always try for beauty here at Rum Doodle!
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

A truly brilliant bed and breakfast. A lovely welcome from the owner, Emma, with fresh mince pies, tea and coffee. The bedroom (room 6 - shute) was stunning and cannot be faulted. The breakfast menu had so much choice and the cooked food was delicious. Emma and Gregor were always on hand to answer our questions, where to go walking etc. Emma also recommended The Punch Bowl Inn in Crosthwaite for dinner and we were not disappointed, food and atmosphere were perfect, taxi ride is about £20 each way but definitely worth the money. The location of Rum Doodle is great as both Windermere and Bowness are within walking distance. Thank-you both for a lovely stay, look forward to coming back, Emma and Stephen

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Dear Emma & Stephen, it was lovely to have you stay with us at Rum Doodle, Windermere - we're delighted you enjoyed the Punchbowl Inn, it's definitely one of our favourites at the moment.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Spent New Years Eve again at the Rum Doodle What can be better than staying in the lakes at a superb B & B with owners Emma & Gregor offering a lovely welcome , 1st class rooms and amazing breakfasts. Thank you again couldnt think of staying any where else when in windermere .

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you so much, it was truly lovely to have you back again for New Year's Eve at Rum Doodle. Everyone seemed to have a great and relaxing time, despite the exceptional seasonal downpours! Very best wishes for a wonderful 2013!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Fantastic Bed and Breakfast! Would definitely choose to stay here again. Gregor and Emma were very welcoming and have a lovely, stylish place! Everything was excellent and it just cannot be faulted. The room had everything you could need including a great selection of teas and ground coffee which was a nice touch. The guest book in the room suggested walks, restaurants, etc which Gregor and Emma would also advice you on personally. The breakfast was wonderful with a great choice of cooked options particularly. Its also a great location within walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness, but off the main road unlike other B&Bs around. Thank you both for a lovely stay,

Katherine and Richard

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Dear Katherine & Richard, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us at Rum Doodle, Windermere. We're always pleased when our guests find our recommendations useful. Happy new year to you and hope to see you back again soon. Very best wishes, Emma & Gregor.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Just returned from a weekend at The Rum Doodle, this was our first time staying in a B & B as we normally prefer the comforts of a hotel. We were not disappointed !
The owners Emma and Gregor made us feel welcome throughout our stay and even reserved dinner at a local restaurant for us in advance. On arrival i had pre-ordered champagne and chocolates in the room, as we were celebrating my husbands birthday, i was not disappointed the chocolates were hand made and both were delicious and at a fraction of the price you would pay normally.
The room was excellent, we stayed in room 6 which had the comfiest bed i have ever slept in.
The room was well equipped with tv and dvd player, hairdryer(not a travel one) and lovely toiletries and even cotton buds!
Breakfast was outstanding we had the full cumbrian one morning which would give Bonds in London a run for its money. The second morning i had the blueberry pancakes the only comment would be OMG they are good !!
This is the jewel in the crown of Windermere and we will definately be returning.

Room Tip: Room 6 is amazing
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
We think Rum Doodle is the jewel in Windermere's crown, but of course it is much more important that our guests do! Thanks for that terrific review. We've established some great links with some excellent local restaurants and always monitor quality to make sure our recommendations are a success. We're so pleased you enjoyed the diamond life here at Rum Doodle! Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and a happy new year! Emma & Gregor.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

I was treated to a weekend away by the boyfriend for getting into uni, and what a gorgeous place to stay! especially when the hosts are so welcoming, and lovely, especially after our stormy drive up, it was nice to be greeted with warm faces and a gorgeous slice of cake and a cup of tea. We (my boyfriend and I) stayed in room with the most gorgeous 4 poster bed, which was sprinkled with rose petals and a box of chocolates from a local store (optional extra) and a gorgeously decorated room, i cant fault it at all. Biscuits and a tea tray lavishly laid out in the room and re-filled during the day. The breakfast is just WOW, even the my fussy eater of a boyfriend was so greatly catered for when he had to pick and choose his breakfast from the menu. Can't praise this place enough, and hoping to come back for more visits. Thank you so much for such a lovely weekend away!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
We're so delighted you enjoyed you stay at Rum Doodle - hold on to those wonderful memories, it's what independent travel is all about! Very best wishes Emma & Gregor.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

my boyfriend and i recently stayed at rum doodle for two nights. The hotel was very clean and tidy, the owners and all the staff were really welcoming and friendly people. The room was beautiful and bespoke. The facilities at the hotel were spot on, there were dvds to watch in your room, milk, tea and coffee facilities. The Breakfasts were delicious with a great selection. The staff went out of their way to help by giving us information on how to access both bowness and windermere which are both about 8 minutes walking distance from the hotel and restaurants in the area. Really lovely relax break!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, December 4, 2012
Thanks so much Sarah - we're really glad you felt so at home here at Rum Doodle. We do try to be a mini Tourist Office when we can and are delighted that you appreciated our recommendations.
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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
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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