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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #18 of 108 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lymm, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

From the moment we arrived it was just fabulous. Proper coffee, hand-made biscuits, wine glasses, corkscrew and fresh milk. Every little detail was thought of! Thank you for making me biscuits without chocolate too. We would recommend this beautiful B&B to anyone visiting the area. Emma, our host, is just brilliant.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
...the delight is in the detail here at Rum Doodle, Windermere! Thank you!
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rum Doodle. The tea & cake we were offered on arrival made for a very warm welcome & this feeling lasted the entire time we were there. At Rum Doodle it's all in the details...the cleverly thought-out & utterly charming decor, the tea, ground coffee & homemade biscuits in the room, the large selection of DVDs available to guests, the bathrobes in the room, the fantastic breakfasts...it all combines to make for a really special stay. We will be recommending Rum Doodle to others & hope to return ourselves in the future. Thank you!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
...and it was lovely to have you stay with us at Rum Doodle! Thank you!
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Sunny Scarborough
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Really excellent B&B within walking distance of both Windermere & Bowness. Great room (The Summit), lovely coffee & cake on arrival and the home-made biscuits (chocolate & cranberry?) were lovely.

We would not hesitate in recommending this B&B to others and we will definitely return very soon.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Yes they were chocolate and cranberry - a new Rum Doodle special recipe! We're delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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stalybridge
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Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Greeted with a friendly smile, fab room and a very welcome glass of wine
We can not fault the attention to detail at rum doodle
The room, facilities, service all tip top
Great location
Felt extremely comfortable relaxing in our summit suit! Just the job after a 18 mile bike ride (recommend country lane bike hire)
Coffee and tea and gorgeous biscuits in the room plus beautiful crisp white bedding , comfortable bed, scrupulously clean bathroom added to our wonderful experience of this great place to stay
Thank you so much

  • Stayed September 2013
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
...and thank you so much! We're delighted you found Rum Doodle so restfull after biking the autumn lanes - one of our favourite pastimes!
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Sheffield
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed 2 amazing nights at Rum Doodle for our first wedding anniversary. Upon arrival we were greeted by Gregor who showed us our room (Room 6) and offered us a glass of wine each which we thought was a very nice gesture and much appreciated after the long drive. The room was very spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. We decided to book this room as it has a big bay window which made the room very light and also gave us the chance to enjoy the very tasty breakfast with just the two of us. We felt very welcome throughout our stay. The location of Rum Doodle is also very handy as it was only a 10min walk into Bowness where you can find restaurants, shops and the Boats to discover the Lake. We would definitely recommend staying at Rum Doodle and if you love vintage deco this B & B is a must. Thank you to the Rum Doodle team for an unforgettable stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
We're so glad you found Rum Doodle unforgettable for all the right reasons! Hope to have you back sometime soon and many thanks for the recommendation!
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I booked the Rum Doodle last minute with my girlfriend. We are both mid 20's and decided to travel last minute to the Lakes. The rooms are clean and the people are really friendly. I would have no concerns about staying there again. The breakfast was really well prepared, however I was slightly hungover from the night before so couldn't eat too much. There is a 5 minute taxi journey or a pleasant walk to a few lovely restaurants and bars, which are recommended by food type and price in 'the little black book' that the rum doodle have in every room. Would definitely stay again

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for that kind review. We're delighted the sore head didn't spoil your Rum Doodle experience too much! See you again soon!
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were let down by another hotel and Rum Doodle was a spur of the moment choice- and what a stroke of luck. Gregor only had "the small double" left but we were grateful to have found accommodation after leaving it so late to book. However we were pleasantly surprised. We were made to feel very welcome ( which often motorcyclists are not) and were greeted with a lovely cup of tea and a piece of cake. Emma was very helpful and suggested good places to eat for our evening meal. The room was quirky but very comfortable. We would definitely recommend Rum Doodle and hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thanks for that! Riders are most welcome at Rum Doodle and espcially ones with nice bikes like yours! We're so glad you liked the place and hope to see you sometime again as you travel through the lovely Lake District.
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Additional Information about Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast

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 #18 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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Braemount House Hotel Windermere
Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast Windermere, Lake District

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