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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 109 Windermere B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous quirky B&B in beautiful setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

My husband and I were booked into Rum Doodle in September as a wedding gift from his sister. Whilst we only stayed for 2 nights, the whole experience was so lovely. The B&B is decorated with really great taste throughout, the family-run service is friendly and helpful and the breakfast is to die for! 100% recommended!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thanks for that lovely review and terrific photos guys. Hope to see you bcak at Rum Doodle this year!
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

We spent our second wedding anniversary trip here over the Easter Weekend and are so glad we chose to stay. The B&B lives up to every review and photo and then some! We were greeted with fresh out of the oven Hot Cross Buns and a well needed pot of tea. When we went into our room there was a lovely surprise of mini-eggs and a large Easter Egg filled with lots of goodies from a nearby chocolatier.

We spent 2 nights in Room 8 (Burley) and the final night in Room 2 (Jungle) and both were comfortable and beautifully decorated with some gorgeous vintage pieces. Breakfast each day was incredible and the Blueberry Pancakes are highly recommended.

Emma & Gregor were amazing hosts and were friendly and helpful. Definitely take on board their restaurant recommendations. You won't be disappointed!

The B&B is perfectly located halfway between Bowness and Windermere on a quiet street. We were easily able to walk into both towns within about 15 minutes, so if you don't want to venture too far and want to leave your car behind it is totally possible.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
We like cute, we like comfy - and we're delighted you enjoyed our complimentary Easter eggs supplied by Huttons of Windermere! It's been a wonderful Easter with all our guests here at Rum Doodle - roll on springtime!
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

After researching our options the good reviews and charming photography of Rum Doodle persuaded us to book for the entire Easter break. Upon late arrival we were welcomed with a complimentary wine and home made hot cross buns which were delicious. We were very pleased and haven't a bad word. Breakfast was timely and perfectly served. So delicious in fact that we ate nearly all of the options over the long weekend and can only eulogise them all. Saving the other options for the next trip. As far as the suite goes, excellent. Perfectly clean and very stylish. Sumptuous bedding feels like home and the general attention to the smallest of things made for a a great experience that felt wonderful. Excellent value and can't wait for summer!

Room Tip: Only stayed in one, can't wait to try another!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
...and it was a delight to have you stay! We just love it here at Rum Doodle when our guests really appreciate that we aimi to offer an outstanding experience - it was a delight to see your smiling faces! See you in the summer!
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I booked the Rum Doodle for my boyfriend's birthday canoeing trip to Windermere. I found it through the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, and I was NOT disappointed! After a long drive we were welcomed by a cup of tea and a delicious slice of homemade carrot cake from Emma, then shown to our room. We stayed in the attic suite, room 9 (the Summit), which was beautifully decorated and very homely. We loved the separate lounge area in our suite, which was really cosy and nice to relax in at the end of a long day of walking. The breakfast in the morning was incredible (we both had the full, cooked breakfast) and really set us up nicely for the long day ahead. You could really tell that no expense was spared when it came to the ingredients used, and it was delicious! Location wise, the B&B was only a short walk to Bowness and the lake itself- which was perfect to go for our evening meal since we didn't want to take our car. In the hotel room there was a black book full of recommendations for things to do, including restaurants and activities. Each of the restaurants in the book were tried and tested by Emma & Gregor themselves, so you can be sure that where you are going will be good! We chose an Indian restaurant in Bowness, and were not disappointed. They even go as far as to print off the local cinema listings and place them in the book, should you need them, which shows a real attention to detail!
I would definitely recommend this place to anyone, and everyone! It really made our trip extra special, my only regret being that we only stayed one night! Cannot wait to go back.

Room Tip: The attic suite was lovely and private, with lots of room!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Please come back, you'll be very welcome! We're delighted you enjoyed our attention to detail here at Rum Doodle. We do aim to stand out from the crowd and really love it when we are so appreciated! Best wishes, Emma & Gregor.
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Having honeymooned in the Lake District 5 years ago we returned for an anniversay break and chose the Rum Doodle for a 2 night stay based on the excellent reviews and the quirky 'quintessentially english' theme.

We couldn't have been more happy with our choice! After a stressful morning with adverse weather conditions affecting our route to Windermere, we were most thankful for the warm reception and home baked cake and tea!!

We stayed in 'The Summit' (room 9) and found this to be spacious, warm and homely and very comfortable as well as being beautifully presented.

We both agreed the breakfasts were as good as any 5* establishment we have stayed in and service during this time was personal and attentative.

We look forward to returning in the future.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
We are so glad you braved the un seasonable Spring snow to be with us at Rum Doodle! We're delighted we helped you enjoy your anniversary so much and really look forwards to having you back with us again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

We visited in March and it is a definite recommendation from us - boutique style guesthouse, very friendly hosts, fantastic breakfast, beautifully decorated - it's full marks all round! Do visit Rum Doodle for a B and B with class.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
We always try to be the top here at Rum Doodle, Windermere - thank you so much!
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Myself and my partner stayed here last weekend (Sat & Sun night) in the Shute Room. We were made to feel very welcome by Emma and Gregor (tea and freshly baked cake - you can't get better than that), and room was absolutely beautiful with lovely views, extremely comfortable. Thge only little niggle we had was the attic room above us, if anyone is walking around you hear every step (someone was very heavy footed the first night we stayed) - apart from that it didn't spoil what was otherwise a lovely weekend away.

Room Tip: Would recommend eating at: The Angel Inn (head towards Windermere) its about a 15minute walk from Ru...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Thanks for that, glad you enjoyed the room and the Rum Doodle home baking! Apologies, if you felt disturbed by the room above, it's only a concern we've heard once before - so hopefully not a regular occurrence. Rum Doodle is well off the main Windermere/Bowness road and in a generally very quiet spot, so most of our guests comment on what a peaceful night's sleep they've had! Very best wishes, Emma & Gregor.
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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:
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 109 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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