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Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #19 of 107 Windermere B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 19, 2014

Just returned from a 3-night stay at Rum Doodle -what a find! A delightfully quirky guest house that offers top class food and service. There is a fabulous choice of breakfasts -we tried 3 of them: the full Cumbrian breakfast; porridge with banana and nuts; blueberry pancakes with fruit compote. All were delicious, excellent quality and beautifully prepared and presented. The freshly juiced orange each morning was a further bonus.
There were added touches in the rooms, such as fab toiletries, wonderful teas and coffee and home made biscuits. The lovely hosts, Emma and Gregor, have obviously put a great deal of thought into all they provide. In sum, Rum Doodle is an exceptional B+B.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jane H
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Emma Hawley H, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

...and you were expectional guests - so lovely to have you stay with us at Rum Doodle! Thank you!

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Had a fantastic 2 night break here. Emma and Gregor were great hosts, making us feel very welcome as soon as we arrived. The place was lovely, beautifully decorated, and the breakfast was amazing! Cream tea, prosecco and breakfast in the room made things even better!!! Great location for wandering around, and very helpful recommendations. Hoping to come back again and have recommended to others already!

Room Tip: ground floor room means breakfast in the room! :)
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

We're delighted you enjoyed Rum Doodle so much, thank you! We can easily serve breakfast in both rooms 2 (Jungle) and 6 (Shute) for those who like a leisurely wake up!

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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Booked through living social so got a good deal...although I don't think their 'normal' prices are extortionate. Stayed in room 3-Pong as that was the only one available. It's a cute room, well decorated, but small. It does state this on their website. Shower, no bath. Squeaky bed. Still enjoyed our stay. Would definitely choose a different room if we return. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful. Emma and Gregor nice hosts. Location: 10-15 min walk in either direction to get to Bowness or Windermere.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank cobbles15
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Emma Hawley H, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2014

Thanks for that, so glad you loved the place! Yes, you were in Rum Doodle's smallest, but perhaps our cosiest room. Hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had a lovely stay from beginning to end. We had chosen Room 9 The Summit mainly because we liked the idea of having a little lounge area for our use. We weren't disappointed - the decor was unique, the bed extremely comfortable & the blinds were blackout!! We also appreciated the little touches - good choice of tea, proper coffee & The Bath House toiletries all helped to make it a relaxing stay. From the moment we arrived & were greeted with tea & homemade cake till the time we left, we felt completely comfortable & at home. A lot has been said on previous reviews about the quality & choice at breakfast & we would agree that it was one of the best breakfast we've ever had. All in all a great weekend & we can't wait to come back.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2014

Thank you so much! It means a lot to us that Rum Doodle really helped you to enjoy a very special weekend! Best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had a lovely stay here for just one night but wish we could of stayed longer! We had everything we needed in our room and breakfast was superb. All the little touches it had to offer definitely made our stay worth it. Very different from any other B&B we have stayed in but that's what attracted us to it. We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chloea07
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Emma Hawley H, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

Thank you so much! We look forwards to seeing you back at Rum Doodle for a longer visit! Best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

If only every B&B lived up to rum doodle's standard. Everything was first class. Breakfast beautifully cooked and presented, all local produce, good quality accompaniments, lovely cold prosecco, homemade cakes.

Clean rooms, large fluffy white towels, hospitable hosts. Convenient for walks and site seeing.

Will definitely return.

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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2014

Thank you so much! After a busy week, we flopped down to read the Trip Advisor reviews and this just makes us feel like we're really appreciated. We're truly delighted that you enjoyed Rum Doodle so much - look forwards to seeing you back soon! Best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed at the Rum Doodle on the 8th and 9th February and had a fantastic time. It was my Husbands Christmas gift from me which I booked via Secret Escapes. The owners are lovely and friendly and very welcoming. We had the 'attic' room and had a free standing bath in the bedroom which was unusual but fabulous. I was totally amazed with the whole place, my eyes were like a child's in a sweetshop! Every room, wall, floor, ceiling had something interesting to look at. I could have stood in the little loo room looking at the wallpaper all day! It is made up of lots of old photographs and I loved it. Breakfast was brilliant and everything was bought local and fresh, the porridge was lovely, the cooked breakfast was lovely and all the sauces and condiments were from a little independent shop down in Bowness called "Love the lakes" and the bread tasted like it was home made. Absolutely stunning little gem hidden away from the main road. The bed was THE comfiest bed I have EVER slept in in a b&b or hotel and I had 2 fantastic nights sleep. Would definitely stay here again but hopefully next time we may get better weather.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Gregor S, Owner at Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2014

Thanks for that lovely review. We're delighted you enjed our Burley room (Rm8) at Rum Doodle so much. Our handmade jams and sauces are supplied by the wonderful multi-award winning Hawkshead Relish Company. Hope to see you again soon! Very best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

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Additional Information about Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast

Address: Sunny Bank Road, Windermere LA23 2EN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Windermere
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Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Windermere
Price Range: $116 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Braemount House Hotel Windermere
Rum Doodle Bed & Breakfast Windermere, Lake District

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