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Welcome to Rum Doodle Windermere

Address: Sunny Bank Rd, Windermere, LA23 2EN

Telephone: 015394 45967 015394 45967

Hotel Description

Rum Doodle Windermere is a quintessentially English, vintage-styled B&B, set in a peaceful location, midway between the bustling villages of Windermere and Bowness. It's a 12 minute stroll to the shore of picturesque Lake Windermere and just a short drive to some of Britain's most breath-taking scenery. We offer a range of comfortable and stylish en-suite rooms - from classic doubles to four-poster bedrooms. At the top of the house we have our cosy suite with separate living room. At bath time, snuggle into large sumptuous bath towels. At bed time, enjoy sweet dreams on luxurious Egyptian cotton linen. At check-in you'll be welcomed with home-baking, tea and coffee - or, for evening arrivals, a complimentary glass of wine. There's free WiFi, flat screen TVs with DVD players - and a rather wonderful, award-winng breakfast! Braemount House, Windermere - a little bit of luxury, a little bit of whimsy & a whole lot of fun!

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Hotel Reviews - Rum Doodle Windermere

A Little Gem
Everything was perfect! The room were very nice and super clean, all the staff was friendly and helpful! The breakfast was amazing! We will definitely come back there one day!

fabrizio biscardi - 15th Sep, 2018
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Lovely B&b
We arrived on a soggy evening and were welcomed with tea and cake which was just what we needed.

We stayed in a twin ensuite room which was very comfortable. I slept like a log!

There was a good choice for breakfast we both had the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs which was delicious. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay at Rum Doodle again.

Emily Vickerman - 12th Sep, 2018
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Lovely warm welcome, friendly staff, beautiful rooms, extremely comfortable bed and a great breakfast

Beverley Smurthwaite - 11th Sep, 2018
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Definitely Stay Again
We stayed in room was a lovely room with a roll top bath and lovwly views of the surrounding area. Room was very clean and quirky. We were welcomed with tea and cake (always a positive to me) Tina was very helpful in recommending places to eat or see. Breakfast was lovely too..all in all a great place to stay we walked alot in the evenings as rum doodles location is ideal being in the middle of windermer and bowness on windermere

Fiona Ainsley - 10th Sep, 2018
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Quaint And Lovely
Cant recommend the Rum Doodle enough. We found it by chance on the Internet. It didnt disappoint. Its tucked away in a quiet street half up from bowness. On arrival we were shown our room and asked if we would like carrot cake and a cuppa while we unpacked.. wow.. it was delicious and such lovely touch.thank you.

Our room was number1 and next door to dining room so we thought we would get a lot of noise but we didnt. The room as well as the rest of the guest house was immaculate. Beautiful old fashioned decor throughout with a fab quirkiness to it all.. I loved it!! And breakfast was plentyful and tasty. A good selection of fruits and yoghurts, cereals, toast to help youself to while waiting for your main breakfast choice. Which didnt disappoint! We had full Cumbrian on both days and it was just the right sized portion and so tasty!. The owners and staff wete very friendly and proffessional and nothing was a bother to them. We would definitely stay again and have already recommended to a few people. The Rum Doodle and family won't disappoint.

Adele Ritson - 28th Aug, 2018
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Rum Doodle
Excellent place to stay. I heartily recommend it.

Bhaskar Mitra - 25th Aug, 2018
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Fabulous B&b With Super Friendly & Efficient Hosts
We stayed for two nights & all three rooms we booked were lovely. Spotless, comfortable beds,quirky & the bathrooms were modern & efficient. Our hosts Tina & Steve couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The food was fabulous we had vegetarian,vegan & meat eaters in our party & there was plenty of choice for us all. The food was wonderful. Would definitely return to Rum Doodle in the future.

Sally Swindell - 22nd Aug, 2018
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What More Could You Ask For?
We’d been looking at going to the lakes for a while without the kids and through endless searching on Trip Advisor came across the Rum Doodle. It was a last minute booking but thankfully they had 2 rooms available.

When I called and spoke to Tina the first thing I noticed was how helpful and informative she was...great start. We booked room 6 which was the Shute Room and explained we would be up just after lunch.

We got there and was welcomed with a lovely smile, coffee and a lovely piece of Carrot Cake. Again Tina was the lady who greeted us and I could tell these guys really do take pride in their customers.

We were shown to our room which was really nice. The 4 poster bed was so comfy and on the 2nd night I asked for a fan which they brought straight away as I always get warm anyway.

Everything you could want was there. Breakfast in our room was easy to order and really tasty no matter which breakfast you have.

I have no complaints what-so-ever and would recommend the Rum Doodle to anyone. The theming of the rooms and around the premises were really quirky and good, the service was top drawer and we will definitely stay here again I’m sure.

Keep up the good work guys 👍

Russ Cowling - 16th Aug, 2018
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Lovely Retreat
Enjoyed every moment of our short stay at Rum Doodle. Although we only had the small room at the back which hardly left space to twist we loved it. Tina and Steven have decorated their B&B with an abundance of Charme and love and run it with great attention to detail.

Clean quiet house and excelllent breakfast with homemade jams which are so good you want to write home about it. Highly recommended !

Michael Golla - 15th Aug, 2018
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Rum Doodle Windermere
Very friendly staff, walking distance between Windermere and Browness.

Rhonda Dixon - 11th Aug, 2018
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Charming Stay With Wonderful Hospitality
Vegan guest catered for with kind consideration as were the rest of us. Great breakfast, fantastic accommodation in the attic for parents and space for our grown up kids to join us till bedtime. Would definitely go back.

Heidi Underwood - 4th Aug, 2018
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1st Time In A B&b
I have nothing but positive things to say about this beautiful B&B. My positive impression started before I'd even stepped foot inside. The day before we arrived I'd emailed to see if I could have a parcel delivered, Debbie responded quickly to say that it was absolutely fine. We were arriving in the Lakes a couple of hours before check in, so just wanted to be able to drop our bags off, but we were informed that the room would be ready when we got there which was a nice surprise.

We were greeted by Debbie who instantly made us feel at home. I'm so glad she twisted my arm to have the welcome tea and cake as it was delicious and a nice touch.

We were shown to our room, given all the information we needed and left to settle in. Debbie gave us some recommendations for places to visit, and places to eat.

It's clear the owners have paid attention to detail, and I love the quirkiness of this place. The breakfast was also delicious. My partner and I have no specific dietary requirements, but we noticed a few people there who did, and they were catered for.

Debbie made sure we were looked after and wanted for nothing. We will definitely be booking next time we are up in the Lakes, and we'll be recommending to all our friends.

Keep up the good work guys, thanks for a lovely few days.


Sharon Harvey - 3rd Aug, 2018
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Absolutely Wonderful
Sorry for the delay in reviewing!

absolutely wonderful place to stay! With the best smoked Salmon ever!

Perfect location for all things Windermere.

Will stay here next time we come to visit! Thank you

Lizzie Atkin - 2nd Aug, 2018
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Short But Enjoyable Stay
Just a short stay, but still enjoyable. A quiet road meant a quiet sleep. Walking distance to both Windermere and Bowness. Pleasant room and a good selection at breakfast.

Glen Moore - 26th Jul, 2018
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Short Break
First visit to Windermere. The house couldn't be better situated for the town and the lake.

Lovely interesting décor. Rumdoodle connection is fascinating. Wouldn't hesitate to go back and meet the friendly welcoming owners.

Eileen Tambourini - 25th Jul, 2018
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Nice Guest House
Hi rum doodle.

Nice guest house.

Very pleasant and accommodating staff.

Nice rooms.

Bathroom let it down a bit.

Good location.

Would stay again and would recommend.


Thomas Ainsworth - 24th Jul, 2018
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Charming And Accommodating!
Our two night stay at the Rum Doodle was lovely! The decor is very creative, and charmed us. The food was very good, and breakfast offered plenty of options. I especially enjoyed the fresh fruit salad which was not under-ripe as they so often are! My husband loved the sautéed mushrooms with his full breakfast. We needed a couple of towels for a ghyll scramble outing and the owners quickly provided them for us, and afterwards helped us with drying our wet clothes. They were very kind hosts! The location made it easy to walk to either Bowness or Windermere. Be sure to book a dinner reservation at Francine’s Resturant! A fantastic little French resturant that had the best food (and very reasonably priced) of our entire 3 week trip in the U.K.

Kristina Graham - 20th Jul, 2018
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Treat For My Birthday
Absolutely loved it here . Gorgeous breakfast and great location. Will be back .

Holly Nitti - 19th Jul, 2018
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Would Definitely Stay Again !!
We had a great stay at the Rum Doodle. Everything was spot on !! From the quirky furnishings to the wonderful breakfast.

Jane Heywood - 18th Jul, 2018
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Friendly And Peaceful Retreat.
A peaceful retreat even though just a short walk to busy shops, restaurants and the lake side. Friendly family run establishment with pleasant staff. Breakfast was something not to be missed. Good quality food products cooked to perfection with a good selection of help yourself fresh fruit and cereals. Excellent place to stay.

Roger Sligo - 11th Jul, 2018
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Rum Doodle.
Enjoy very relaxing stay at Rum Doodle. Excellent room very good breakfast and service. Highly recommended

Warren Kirby - 10th Jul, 2018
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Tina is a very friendly host who is keen to ensure all needs catered for. Very good breakfast, clean and nicely furnished. Bath in bedroom a little weird and it took ages to fill in time breakfast but that’s a small matter.

Jayne Emsley - 29th Jun, 2018
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Quaint & Fabulous B&b
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay in this adorable place. Breakfast was certainly the highlight as was the warm, sincere service from the owners. Our bedroom although a wee bit small was perfect. Thanks for making our stay memorable. We highly recommend a stay here. Rob & Jac - Australia

Robert Fyfe - 20th Jun, 2018
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Few Days Away
Decided to go to the lakes for a few days away in the middle of the week. Owners very friendly and always there to assist when needed. Hotel is well situated between Windermere and Bowness (10-15min walk to each including train station) and the breakfast is phenomenal. The rooms are well kept and have everything you need. Would definitely stay again.

Gareth John Davies - 17th Jun, 2018
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Great Place To Stay
Welcoming hosts. Fabulous breakfast. Ideal location.

Paul Monk - 28th May, 2018
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Great Place To Stay
Welcoming hosts. Fabulous breakfast. Ideal location.

Paul Monk - 28th May, 2018
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Little Gem In The Lakes
Lovely warm welcome with cake and coffee before unloading the car.Room 6 four poster bed very comfortable , lovely crisp linen and fluffy towels and even cafetiere coffee.Beaurifully laid table in window where breakfast served . Extensive choice including fruit salad , full cumbrian breakfast , smoked salmon and scrambled egg , homemade jams. Great value , great location , onsite free parking. Highly recommend.

debra metcalfe - 27th May, 2018
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Perfect Spot
So pleased we managed to get in here! What a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful room, delicious breakfast and friendly owners. Nice distance from Windermere and Bowness too. Definitely going back!!!!!!! Theme was pretty cool too.

Suzanne Errington - 20th May, 2018
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Lovely B&b
Excellent location easy to walk to Windermere and the lake. Rooms were done beautifully! The breakfast was delicious, free tea and coffee all day with fresh milk. Would definitely stay again!

Lowri hughes - 12th May, 2018
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Lovely Stay!!
Stayed over bank holiday weekend and couldn't fault the B&B at all. Super clean, very comfy bed, lovely facilities, great breakfast and very helpful and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend and will be staying here again soon!

Liam Baker - 8th May, 2018
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Wekend Break
Fantastic,met with a warm welcome,nothing was too much trouble and breakfast was outstanding

James Kelly - 8th May, 2018
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What A Little Gem
What can i say to do this wonderful place justice

customer service second to none.

spotlessly clean

fantastic decor

breakfast amazing

Would highly recommend Rum Doodle. I have stayed in the lakes at least 4 times a year for the past 5yrs. We usually change B&B every time. however this has changed as Rum Doodle is now my first choice for accommodation.

Helen Davies - 1st May, 2018
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What a fantastic place, a very warm welcome, beautiful breakfast and close to both Bowness and Windermere whilst still feeling quiet and secluded. Rumdoodle is a gorgeous little hideaway, stylish, friendly. Would recommend to anyone.

Robin Porter - 30th Apr, 2018
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Rum Doodle
We had a lovely stay at Rum Doodle over the weekend . Arrived on the Friday and was greeted by the owner with refreshments. The room was lovely and stocked nicely with tea/coffee and biscuits . The breakfast was gorgeous and nothing was too much trouble . We really loved the location of the hotel and we will definitely be booking again for next year . Would highly recommend.

Deonne Morris - 30th Apr, 2018
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A lovely warm welcome and the offer of coffee and cake on arrival, I had a feeling this was going to be a good stay . Lovely quirky room and bathroom, great breakfast, quiet but convenient location, a short walk to bars / restaurants .

Martin Green - 30th Apr, 2018
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Fantastic Place To Stay
We had a wonderful few days in The Lakes staying at Rum Doodle. The location is fantastic, just 10 minutes walk in to Bowness in one direction and Windermere the opposite way. We stayed in 'The Summit', which is a beautiful, cosy suite. Our breakfast was the best we have ever had and all of the staff were very friendly and very helpful. We will definitely return again. We were lucky to have had glorious weather too. I also loved the book 'Rum Doodle' which I started to read. Thank you very much for our super holiday. I wish I was still there. Best Wishes Christine and Philip

Christine Storey - 23rd Apr, 2018
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Thank You For Such A Lovely Stay
Steven and Tina were such excellent hosts very welcoming,lovely comfy bed and beautifully clean bedroom, the breakfast was delicious all this situated in a fabulous area of the lake district. Thank you very much!

Christine Sedge - 18th Apr, 2018
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Excellent Guest House
Loved staying at Rum Doodle, its beautiful and querky, breakfast was excellent and Tina and Steven are brilliant hosts.

Dor Robinson - 17th Mar, 2018
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A Very Good Stay
We again had a great stay at Rum Doodle where the welcome was warm and inviting and tea and cake on arrival was a delight. The house is well placed for walking access to both Windermere and Bowness.

The rooms are getting updated but the quirky style is being preserved which is delightful. Our new bathroom was stunning. The new owners have maintained the high standards and are busy putting their own stamp on the place. The breakfasts are varied and very high quality and they set you up for the day but don't take our word for it go and see for yourself you will definitely not be disappointed.

Dave Hill - 8th Mar, 2018
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Amazing Stay
Where do I start...honestly for anyone who is wanting to travel to the lakes book this place! You are greeted with cake and tea (get the lemon drizzle it's amazing) and then you are guided to your room by the most welcoming member of staff. Our room was small but perfect very clean and very warming, ignore all the bad reviews by petty people complaining about dust and shit you are simply not in the room long enough to care about stuff like that. And as for the breakfast WOW! best scrambled egg I've ever tasted. Thank you for the best stay at the lakes we can't wait to be back!

Thomas Sewell - 26th Feb, 2018
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Beautiful Quirky B&b
On my arrival at Rum Doodle i was greeted by Debbie the owners mum. What a lovely lady, she made me feel very welcome straight away. My room was sweet with a bed that was so comfy i slept like a baby. The room was lovely & clean & nice & warm.breakfast was wonderful that set me up for the day. Thank you so much for a fabulous stay.

Annie Mckeown - 8th Feb, 2018
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Business Trip
Nice, cosy room, great fluffy pillows ensured a good nights sleep. Great choice of breakfast, from traditional full English, to smoked salmon/scrambled eggs, to pancakes. Friendly, accommodating, would use again

Mark Perkins - 8th Feb, 2018
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Great B&b
Great house and hospitality-would 100% recommend

Ben Mills - 2nd Feb, 2018
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Lovely Find
I am so happy to have booked this B&B. The room was tastefully decorated and the bed very comfy. The breakfast was top notch. I would recommend to anyone. It is just off the main road so very quiet.

Elaine Baldwin - 31st Jan, 2018
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Lovely Stay
Lovely quirky guesthouse, felt welcome as soon as entering with tea and cake, room good size and clean. Good fresh breakfast in the morning only negative I could find is the room was too warm.

Natasha Ford - 27th Jan, 2018
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A Great Choice In Windermere
This was a great choice. The hotel is beautiful, the room was lovely and breakfast was great! I had to leave early on both days and Steve was very accommodating and provided and early breakfast which was really appreciated. Thanks Steve and Tina for a great stay.

Isobel Nicholson - 26th Jan, 2018
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Best Birthday/nye Stay
We stayed for 3 nights for my fiancé’s birthday which is on NYE. We couldn’t have felt more welcome from the second we walked in to the moment we left. We stayed in room 9, the summit room. Really spacious but cosy room. We visited Windermere on NYE for dinner but loved the room so much we decided to go back and see the new year in watching the fireworks from the skylight windows, it was lovely.

There was a moment where the shower/water stopped whilst using it but it came back on with 2 minutes with no issues after that.

Breakfast was delicious, I particularly loved the salmon and scrambled eggs.

Thanks guys, happy new year to you x

Sally Dewhirst - 2nd Jan, 2018
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Great Host, Great House...
Stayed with my partner over a new year and have absolutely nothing bad to say about this beautiful bed and breakfast! The room and bathroom were high quality with a beautiful finish and I loved the feel of the vintage bedroom against the modern bathroom.

Breakfast was varied and the pancakes and traditional breakfast were hands down the best I have eaten.

The hosts were extremely helpful and friendly and we even had a bottle of prosecco and hand written note to see the new year in with.

I would highly recommend this B & B to anyone looking to stay in Windermere.

Sophie Stephenson - 2nd Jan, 2018
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Great Stay
Great stay at the Rum Doodle recently. Very friendly owners comfortable room lovely breakfast and surroundings. Will not hesitate to book again.

victoria kibler - 17th Dec, 2017
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Weekend Break
Great position for Windermere and Bowness, beautiful hotel, room tastefully decorated. Hospitality second to none, amazing breakfast in the morning. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay! Would recommend!

John Bird - 3rd Dec, 2017
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Excellent Visit
Lovely welcome with a nice cup of tea. My room was immaculate and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. Would certainly recommend Rum Doodle . I also liked that I had a bath as well as shower with fab toiletries.

Susan Battle - 1st Dec, 2017
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Well Worth The Climb Up Sunny Bank Road!
Tina greeted us on arrival with a very welcome cup of tea. Our room was spacious with everything we needed for our one night stay. Nice to have real milk for our room. The breakfasts were excellent and the quirky décor kept our eyes and heads occupied! Adequate parking for all guests to the rear. The ascent to the car park was less of a problem than to Rum Doodle, a copy of which may be read in the room, or purchased from Tina. Definitely on our "come back" list, as it also brought back schoolboy memories of Windermere Grammar which was located nearby until 1965!

Barry Jackson - 30th Nov, 2017
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Perfect Cosy Stay.
A lovely warm welcome with super comfy beds and hearty breakfast.

Perfect position for both a Windermere and Bowness.

Jo Butters - 22nd Nov, 2017
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Great Breakfast. Lovely Staff.
Lovely house with the best breakfast yet. HoweverI did miss a hairdryer in the room, it was too hot in three room, and the mattress made loud noises randomly.

Lovely staff, and appreciated the plunge coffee etc in the room instead of sachets.

Margaret Mallen - 19th Nov, 2017
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Relaxing Break
Tina was lovely we were upgraded on arrival the room and bed very cosy the breakfast was delicious really nice stay xx

June Jones - 18th Nov, 2017
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Weekend Getaway
Had a lovely two-night stay here as a last-minute weekend in the lakes. So nice to find a place with a bit of character! The on-site parking was a bonus, as was being greeted with the kettle going on and a slice of cake. The staff were friendly, breakfast was tasty (the freshly prepared fruit salad - with a different mix of fruit each day - was particularly welcome) and there was a good variety of cooked options.

The only minor negatives were that the room itself was quite dark, even with all the lights on, and the heating was a little clunky, waking us up a couple of times in the night. On the plus side, at least we were toasty warm! :)

Lauren Hulme - 13th Nov, 2017
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Just as described, very cozy and warm reception from Tina. a few minutes walk to Bowness and Windermere. Big room and with nice amenities. Amazing breakfast, I always have the english breakfast. Will come back again.

Allen Arugay - 11th Nov, 2017
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Wonderful Stay!
Me and my boyfriend had a wonderful stay here for the Halloween weekend. The owners were welcoming and friendly, the breakfast was incredible a perfect way to start the day of hiking. The attic suite was a great size and looked just like the photos. The big windows were a good touch you could see your beautiful surroundings. The bathroom and rooms were spotless clean and the bed was one of the comfiest I've stayed in, it was hard waking up in the morning.

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Rebekah Clarey - 30th Oct, 2017
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A Warm friendly welcome on arrival. The decor is different, and cleverly done, and seems to help you relax in the uniqueness of it all. A top notch breakfast awaits in the morning. Should we return to Windermere, we wouldn't hesitate to book the Rum Doodle again.

Jon Walker - 30th Oct, 2017
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Quirky Stay
My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night after seeing it on the internet, I booked over the phone and the owners were very helpful in helping me choose the room I wanted. When we arrived we were shown to our room and offered some homemade cake (delicious) the room was great and bed really comfy. The breakfast was very nice too, especially the pouched eggs! We will definitely stay again.

Katherine Hughes - 17th Oct, 2017
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Rum Doodle
Lovely warm welcome from a family run B&B comfortable room and great breakfast. great location for sight seeing. would visit again. highly recommend

tina shults - 14th Oct, 2017
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Mini Break In Windermere
Very enjoyable stay, room clean and tidy, breakfast delicious.

Michael pountney - 6th Oct, 2017
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Rum Doodle
Excellent B&B, friendly and courteous owners made staying a pleasure. Would definately stay again.

Garry Fowler - 6th Oct, 2017
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Lovely Hosts
Stayed here for two nights in room 4 (double). The room was great with everything you needed for a short stay. The on-suite was a bit small but well equipped. Breakfast was brilliant and the proprietors were reallly attentive and friendly.

Thank you for a lovely break.

Kenneth Cass - 6th Oct, 2017
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Rum Doodle Stay
Booked for 2 nights at the Rum Doodle for my other half's birthday. We stayed in the room 'Wish', very comfy room, the bed was the comfiest we had ever slept in. We had a warm welcome from the owners with a choice of tea/coffee and warm home made fudge cookies which was a nice touch. My boyfriend doesn't drink hot drinks and was offered a glass of wine.

Breakfasts were lovely with a choice of 5 different breakfasts. The rum Doodle cooked breakfast was gorgeous! Overall a fabulous stay and will definitely return. We were told that at some point they will be undergoing a refurb in some of the rooms however we found our room to be fantastic. There is on site parking at the back and the decor has a nice vintage feel to it.

Tara Williams - 2nd Oct, 2017
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Everything about our stay was perfect. The room and breakfast was absolutely amazing! The bed was so unbelievably comfortable and the staff were lovely. For our 1st ever stay out and not knowing what to do we were very happy and comfortable. Location was also great too. We will definitely be back!

Sue Grimshaw - 28th Sep, 2017
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Little Gem
Gorgeous B&B. We got a free room upgrade, which was fabulous, large four poster bed with table in the bay window, we were served breakfast in our room & ate a marvellous Cumbrian feast overlooking Windermere. Steven &Tina were lovely, very warm welcome with tea and cake! Would highly recommend, we will stay here again,

Paula Dewell - 23rd Sep, 2017
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Quirky Vintage B&b
A unique gem in Windermere!

Wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome and had thought of little extras that made the holiday that bit more special.

Our room was spotlessly clean and full of character. The bed was comfy, the room was nice and warm and tastefully decorated.

Breakfast is particularly good, you can help yourself to fresh fruit salad, toast with a selection of homemade jams/marmalade, yogurt and cereals. From the menu you can order a full English breakfast, smoked salmon and scrambled egg, or blueberry and banana pancakes (which are amazing!)

Rum Doodle is perfectly located between Windermere and Bowness, so a 10-15 minute walk to either.

Parking is a bonus as it is off road, with a car park either side of the guest house.

The only thing I regret is forgetting to buy some of their Rum Doodle coffee before we left!

Louise Thomas - 9th Sep, 2017
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Relaxing Stay, Good Location.
we were initially drawn to Rum Doodle by its unique style of décor.

We staying in The Summit room, which had the added bonus of a separate living room.

My husband being 6'3" the shower was a bit of a challenge to begin with, but not too much of a problem.

Plenty of light, and fresh air, from the 4 large velux windows, these were great for airing clothes too.

Very clean and comfortable throughout the B&B.

Breakfast was very nice, with a good choice of cereals, toast, fruit, fruit juices, yogurts, fresh coffee or tea and 3 different breakfasts.

Well placed in between Windermere and Bowness; only a 15 - 20 minute walk in either direction.

Staff were very pleasant, and there if you needed anything.

Free wifi, adequate parking, flexibility with check-in time.

All-in-all a relaxing stay and will definitely return.

Glen Tither - 5th Sep, 2017
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Two Days At The Rum Doodle
It's a wonderful Building, very comfy Rooms and the Staff are all very friendly. Thanx for the delicious Breakfast and your hospitality. If someone likes Vintage, it's the Place to be :-) A+++


Phil& Nicole

Nicole Rodoni - 5th Sep, 2017
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A special day and a very enjoyable week end at the Lakes. Ideal location and accommodation.

Andrew Griffin - 5th Sep, 2017
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Superb B&b With Great Location
Stayed here for 3 nights and hosts were lovely along with a fantastic breakfast.

Lots to do and see around this area with bus and boat services neat by.

Would definitely stay again.

Julie & Steven

Julie Simpson - 4th Sep, 2017
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Met in the car park and helped with our luggage. Our room was lovely we had our own table in the room were we were served breakfast every morning. We could not have wanted for anything nicer. Clean, unusual, very friendly, helpful, perfectly situated the only downside was we had to end our short break. Next time we visit the Lakes we WILL be staying at the Rum Doddle.

Jayne Bowler - 27th Aug, 2017
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Great Weekend
Perfect place to stay. Half way between Bowness an Windermere ment that everything was just a short walk away. A nice comfortable bed with a good breakfast and accomodating hosts. Wouldnt hesitate to return here.

Mr. Nolan Docherty - 21st Aug, 2017
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Lovely Weekend!
We had a lovely weekend at Rum Doodle. The décor and room themes are not the usual B&B fare and definitely make Rum Doodle stand out.

Tina & Steve were lovely, welcoming hosts and it was very much appreciated that they could bring us our breakfast early on Sunday morning as I had to leave for a charity walk.

Food was lovely but, for us, the bacon was a bit crispy and salty, but this is personal opinion and not really a criticism.

Hope to come back soon :)

Stephen Whiting - 15th Aug, 2017
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Enjoyable Stay With A Top Tasty Breaksfast
Nice welcome when we arrived midday served with fresh coffee, happy with our room (5) lovely owners and very helpful, breakfast was excellent very tasty great service.

Fiona - 12th Aug, 2017
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Lovely Place!
What a lovely place! Great decorations, delicious breakfasts and friendly staff. I would definitely stay here again. Not central but only 10 minutes into the town.

Megan Hanger - 11th Aug, 2017
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Wow... Can\'t Wait To Go Back!
What a delightfully quirky B&B. We stayed in Rum Doodles suite, room 9 “The Summit”. It has a comfortable lounge with a spacious bedroom and a bathroom that caters for all your needs. Everywhere was clean and tidy and the staff extremely helpful, they were more than happy to assist us with all our queries. Breakfast was second to none. Not only is there a reasonable selection but everything looks and tastes delicious.

Couldn’t have picked a better location for our long weekend. Have already booked our return visit.

Martyn Stevens - 8th Aug, 2017
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Brilliant Stay
Stayed in the beautiful room at the front with four poster bed and had breakfast brought up to us each morning! Very nice people and delicious breakfast! Would define wit recommend to people and I would stay there again! Thanks!

Courtney Palmer - 3rd Aug, 2017
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We stayed for the weekend, this was our first visit to the Lakes and the BnB was in a perfect location between Bowness and Windermere. We were able to leave the car and walk to all the sites.

One of the best BnB we have ever stayed in. Very welcoming, clean and breakfast was great.

Sarah Dobinson - 31st Jul, 2017
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Lovely Quirky B&b, Great Location
Rum Doodle is a lovely little quirky b&b with a great location. I chose this b&b for a weekend getaway and was not disappointed. The rooms are all individual and all the staff are very friendly. We were offered tea and cake upon arrival, which was a lovely touch. The b&b is a great location, which two local towns and Lake Windermere within a 15 minute walk.

Charlotte Hudnott - 30th Jul, 2017
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Enjoyable Stay
very nice place to stay.breakfast was excellent.owners very friendly and clean and tidy.not far to walk to amenities in windermere or bowness. the owners are doing a very good job

Margaret Blake - 26th Jul, 2017
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Rum Doodle Stay
Excellent hosts who make you feel very comfortable and are willing to do anything to make your stay pleasurable. Quaint rooms, small with small bathroom and shower over bath. Excellent breakfast and great location halfway between Bowness band Windermere. No to to take the car!

Stephanie Mutch - 21st Jul, 2017
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Great Hotel Near Windermere
The location is between Windermere and Bowness, quite convenient.

The service in the hotel is fantastic.

Zhiju Feng - 17th Jul, 2017
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Great Owners.
Lovely friendly, helpful owners. Lovely breakfasts, good breakfast menu and individual requests catered for. Lovely building and decor. Clean and comfortable. Bathroom compact.

Helen Naughten - 16th Jul, 2017
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Wonderfully Unique, Welcoming B&b
Welcomed on arrival with tea and cake to this beautifully and quirkily decorated house. The room was lovely and the bed was comfy. Breakfast was scrumptious! Would definitely recommend and would definitely return :)

Heather Perkins - 10th Jul, 2017
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Short Stay
A great position, just a short walk from Bowness and Windermere. Both room and bathroom very clean and comfortable and the breakfasts were fantastic. We were lucky enough to have good weather and only wish our short stay could have been longer - we'll be back!!!

Jane Carney - 9th Jul, 2017
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Perfect Place! Really Amazing
We had a great time at Rum Doodle. Very warm welcome by the owners who are super friendly and willing to help. The house is very beautifully decorated. Breakfast is very delicious!

Corine Waagmeester - 2nd Jul, 2017
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Surpassed Expectations!
Everything was lovely from start to finish! Breakfast was great, the hosts were friendly and knowledgeable about the area and our room was very comfortable. Great stay!

Julianne Babcock - 29th Jun, 2017
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Wonderful Stay In The Lake District
Enjoyed the comfortable attic suite and very friendly reception. Highly recommended!

Ms. Brianna Craft - 29th Jun, 2017
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Response from Hotel
We\'re so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope we\'ll see you again soon.

Rum Doodle- Unique And Welcoming!
As it states un the welcome pack,Rum Doodle b&b was named after a parody documenting a band of explorers and the eponymous fictional mountain. The decor has very much the theme of the book in mind, with binoculars, climbing equipment and old furniture giving a warm, inviting feel to the place. Our welcome was as warm as the surroundings, being offered sauvignon blanc on arrival, and some delicious home made cake with our tea making facilities. We stayed in the ground floor Jungle room, named after one of the characters. The room was one of 2 where breakfast was brought to your room and eaten at a small table situated by the window. There was a wide and delicious selection of breakfast on offer, and sufficient to set you nicely up for the day. We loved our stay here, and will certainly revisit Rum Doodle again in future.

Nikki Russell - 5th Apr, 2017
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Great Weekend
Hosts were very welcoming on arrival. Welcomed us with a complimentary glass of wine. Quirky interior throughout. Would definitely recommend a visit. We will be coming back

Andrew Martin - 4th Apr, 2017
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Top In Every Category
Rum Doodle and the hosts were the best we experienced on our ten day journey in England. The breakfast, the hospitality and the rooms were top of the line. Lovely fun space and delicious coffee.

Mrs. Jean Tippit - 30th Mar, 2017
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Lovely Cosy
We had a cosy stay in a clean an quirky B and B. The breakfasts were fantastic an in a good location with private parking. Good attention to detail and loved the themed and decor! 😀👍

Stephanie Knight - 21st Jan, 2017
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Cosy B&b
The B&B was nice and cosy. Great location. Would definitely stay again.

CLEMENT SITALI - 9th Jan, 2017
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Mini Break
My wife and I had a wonderful time at Rum Doodle, the room was excellent as was the food and the owners were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Would certainly recommend staying here to friends and we will certainly be returning in the future.

STEPHEN HASKOLL - 6th Jan, 2017
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Night In Windermere
A lovely people running a lovely boutique b&b. Fantastic rooms with great personal touches.

Neil Anson - 11th Dec, 2016
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What A Lovely Stay
I cannot fault our stay at Rum Doodle. The room was excellent, and the staff were extremely friendly. I loved that there was a copy of The Ascent of Rum Doodle in the room, it just added an extra touch to the feel of the place. We both loved the breakfasts we had, I especially enjoyed the blueberry pancakes. I think we will definitely be visiting again.

Gemma McGowan - 9th Dec, 2016
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What a beautifulfully created relaxed hotel, room was fantastic and the service and breakfast was great.

Defiantly recommend and return in the future!

Miss. Kerry Haworth - 6th Dec, 2016
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Excellent All Round!
cannot praise the place enough, perfect from start to end, beautiful room (jungle room) and perfect location. All staff were more than helpful and nothing was too much trouble. we be revisiting again without doubt

Miss. Kerrie Lever - 28th Nov, 2016
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ideally situated between Windermere and Bowness. Delicious breakfasts. Large, comfy bed. Roll top bath. Couldn't ask for more.

Mr. Robert Mundy - 28th Nov, 2016
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Fantastic Weekend Break...would Definitely Recommend
My partner and I stayed at Rum Doodle for a weekend break and were very impressed.

First of all the photographs do not do the B&B justice...we were greeted by beautiful antique and quirky decor with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Endless books on offer to browse and a section of DVDs. Wine and nibbles were on offer from the B&B owners when we checked in which was a lovely touch.

The room was great, again the decor was fabulous, and all amenities you would require were available. Breakfast was of a high standard too. Whereas the bathroom was not as modern as some other parts of the room, it was a small insignificant part of the stay.

I would highly recommend Rum Doodle, and look forward to staying again!!

Miss. Kerstin Roberts - 21st Nov, 2016
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Super Break
Breakfast was lovely, laid out attractively and so much of it! Super place to stay, clean, friendly and welcoming.Thank you.

Jennifer Elwood - 17th Nov, 2016
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Rum Doodle Review- Excellent B And B
Loved our short break at Rum Doodle. Room was excellent, quirky with fun decor! Breakfasts were delicious too. A really enjoyable stay in the beautiful Lake District.

Sally Rose - 5th Nov, 2016
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I have travelled a lot and when you come across something a little special, well considered, beautiful, loved and worthy, it's time to write a review, I spent 3 very comfortable happy nights here. The room was large and super comfy, the view from my room lovely, the breakfast excellent, the hosts friendly and offering of great walking advice. But more than that, the well designed idea, rum doodle ethos and artefacts, mean that this place gives more than a usual B&B - an experience. And one I shall have again. Thank you :-)

Jackie Heffer-cooke - 4th Nov, 2016
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Perfect Quirky B&b...
We fell in love with Rum Doodle the moment we arrived (possibly something to do with the complimentary glass of wine our hosts offered us!).

It quirky style, homely charm and friendly owners made us feel instantly welcome.

It had everything we could need and was within walking distance to both Bowness and Windermere.

A truly excellent stay. We hope to return soon!!

Nick Cullen - 3rd Nov, 2016
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Lovely B&b
My partner and I had a perfect break at the Rum Doodle B&B. Our room (room 2 Jungle) was decorated in a quirky vintage style and the 4 poster bed was really comfy. We very much enjoyed having our cooked breakfast plus fruit, muesli, yogurt etc served in our room each morning. The hosts were really friendly and accomodating too. We would definitely recommend this B&B for those visiting the lakes!

Mr. Ian Browne - 28th Oct, 2016
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Quirky And Unique
Lovely little place situated perfect distance from town and in a nice quiet area. Was given a lovely welcome on arrival, and was topped by an amazing breakfast.

Would highly recommend this place, we will be staying again.

Mr. sam holliday - 24th Oct, 2016
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Thin this was our 5th stay at Rum Doodle Windermere. Cannot really fault this B&B.

Warm, comfortable, quirky with parking and a superb breakfast. Thanks again for our stay, we will hopefully be back next year

Mr. Andrew Goulder - 10th Oct, 2016
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What A Pleasure !
What a fab place to stay. Loved the decor, very friendly staff, tasty breakfast, great location for Bowness and Windermere. Will definatly be back, cant wait for our next visit.

Thanks, Adam & Terry

Mrs. TERRY CRONSHAW - 7th Oct, 2016
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Myself & my wife spent our 1st wedding anniversary and her birthday st Rum Doodle in October 2016. We had the most amazing time staying in the constant room. The place is beautiful, the breakfast is exquisite and the owners are most welcoming! Absolutely loved it!

Jake Christopher Upton - 4th Oct, 2016
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Nice Location!
We enjoyed our stay at the Rum Doodle. It's an excellent location for exploring the area. Our breakfast was exceptionally good and we received helpful advice from our host,

Rochelle Epperson - 24th Sep, 2016
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Rustic Charm!
Thumbs up!

Rum Doodle is something different that offers you a cosy sanctuary, especially to those who wants to have a quiet and peaceful environment. Love its high quality breakfasts and utterly comfortable bed. Its interior gives a mix feel of antique and modern at the same time. Located in the midst of town, both walking distance to the railway station and to the Bowness-on-Windermere.

Pity that I just stayed for two nights. It definitely worth every penny for a stay in such lovely and romantic place!

Ms. Yu Ting Lau - 20th Sep, 2016
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Definitely In The Top Three
We've stayed at quite a few places when traveling, but Rum Doodle was in the top three. They served exceptional breakfasts, they were very friendly and welcoming, and there was a vintage bathtub in our stylish bedroom, that was literally like heaven, after a long day of hiking.

Mr. Mikolaj Szabo - 18th Sep, 2016
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Brill Week!!
Love this little B&B always friendly and do everything they can to cater for you. This is our second visit staying in the summit this year what a wonderful room! Can't wait to stay next year. :)

Mr. Daniel Jones - 17th Sep, 2016
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Wonderful Stay
Rum doodle was a beautiful and relaxing b&b with yummy breakfasts and attentive staff. Would definitely stay again.

Mrs. Chloe Granleese - 14th Sep, 2016
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Enjoyable Stay
Had a lovely stay, great location, off road parking, fantastic vintage decor, really comfy bed and delicious Cumbrian breakfast. Would definately recommend

Amanda White - 13th Sep, 2016
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Vintage Vibes
Stayed at the Rumdoodle for two nights. It's hard to describe the Rumdoddle as a B&B or a hotel or a guest house. It's got a feel of all of those categories. The room we stayed in was The Summit. Id describe that as a suite. Lovely bed so comfy, really fancy dresser and plenty of electrical points. The living area is the same lovely comfy seating area, lots of choice for tea or coffee and plenty of reading material from the owners. The tv is almost really not needed as it is such a vintage feel to it maybe could be replaced with a gramophone?!

The breakfast has a great choice and we had both salmon on eggs and pancakes (highly recommended).

The owners are there if you want to ask anything but are not intrusive the way some places can be. The other staff and polite and friendly and were laughing and chatting as they went about their jobs which I thought gave the impression that they like working there which is always a good thing.

The location is ideal for both Windermere and Bowness

Would highly recommend the Rumdoddle and round this review off by giving it 10 out of 10.

Mr. Darren Sullivan - 2nd Sep, 2016
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Wonderful Rum Doodle
Rum Doodle and its owners were wonderful. The owners and staff were really friendly, accommodating and approachable, but didn't intrude at all. I loved the theme of the B&B, which was very nicely done, and the whole place was decorated brilliantly. The breakfasts we had were absolutely delicious. I thoroughly recommend staying at Rum Doodle!

George Benson - 25th Aug, 2016
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Lovely Stay
Just a few of the things that made our stay lovely: (1) wonderful breakfasts served in the room, (2) the bed was fantastically comfortable, and (3) great location on quiet street which is a short walk to both Bowness and Windermere.

Mr. Kraig Delana - 22nd Aug, 2016
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Perfect Hide-out In Windermere
Nice rooms with themed decoration. We loved the breakfast, plenty and very delicious. Nice friendly owners. Second night we had some noice of the room above during the night, it was like Big Foot resided up there, but than again one could expect that in the summit of the Rum Doodle.

Katia Deknop - 16th Aug, 2016
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Exceptional Stay At Rum Doodle
The best breakfast you can have in the Lake District. Very friendly staff. Nice welcome with homemade cake and tea. Situated in a quiet area between Windermere and Bowness. Lots of things are within walking distance (the lake, restaurants, shops).

Stefaan Pardon - 8th Aug, 2016
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Wonderful Breakfast And Friendly Staff
Very pleased with our stay here. One of the best breakfasts in a BnB ever.

Mr. Lesley Brown - 25th Jul, 2016
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A Huge Recommendation
Brilliant stay, great location, fantastic host. A huge recommendation

Mr. Charlie Andrews - 10th Jul, 2016
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Excellent Location
Just returned from a 3 night stay in room 2 jungle. Fab location, easy walking to both Bowness and Windermere meant we could leave the car in the car park most of our stay.

Room was lovely although being between the front door and the kitchen meant we did suffer some disturbances with other guests coming & going not being considerate re noise levels. We'd certainly stay again but choose a different room.

Breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. We had to have ours in our room 2 days out of 3 - not an option as too many guests staying. Would've preferred to be given a choice - maybe other guests would've preferred to breakfast in their rooms?

Also little disappointed that the lovely piece of cake on the tea/coffee tray was only there on our arrival day and wasn't replenished on day 2 or 3.

Miss. Ruth Sturgess - 7th Jul, 2016
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Another Fantastic Stay At Rum Doodle
We returned to Rum Doodle again this year after a really enjoyable 2 night stay here last year. We stayed in the Summit room this time at the top of the house and were not disappointed, the room itself and the views from the windows were lovely. Breakfast once again was an absolute treat with perfectly cooked local produce. We will definitely be visiting Rum Doodle again in the future!

Mr. David Holland - 1st Jul, 2016
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2 Nights At Rum Doodle
A very pleasant stay, thank you. Everyone was so helpful and friendly - lovely atmosphere. Excellent breakfast. We also loved the unique design of the interior and bedroom - just our style. We look forward to visiting again...

Mr. Louis Taylor - 20th Jun, 2016
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Rumdoodle Gets My Vote
Really nice place with v friendly and welcoming staff

David Stephenson - 19th Jun, 2016
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Restful Place For Great North Swim
Lovely Victorian House in a quiet residential area of Windermere.

Hosts were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully cooked and presented.

Room was elegant and the whole b and b was quirky and full of interesting objects.

Free Wifi whihch worked and the room was spacious and very comfortable. Free parking.

Geraldine Walker - 14th Jun, 2016
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Fantastic Hotel
We stayed for the weekend for a birthday break and I have to say that this was the best B&B I have stayed in. Without a doubt I would recommend this hotel to friends. Fantastic, the place is a credit to the owners

Miss. Donna Cave - 13th Jun, 2016
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Wonderful Stay!
The B&B owners are very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the "jungle", which was decorated for the theme of exploration - unique and special. The room was also well equipped and super clean. Breakfasts made by the owners were great, too. Pancakes were particularly lovely. Would recommend to whoever looking for a quiet and special stay.

Mr. Ewan Xu - 10th Jun, 2016
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Very Pleasant Stay
clean, nice, friendly staff, and relaxing place to stay. definitely will come back!

Ms. Li-Lin Chien - 7th Jun, 2016
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Lovely B&b
This was our second stay in Rum Doodle and not disappointed. Lovely break. On arrival we were offered tea and cake. The room is a bit small but we knew that before arrival. Very clean. Breakfast again was lovely. You can help yourself to fruit and cereals and toast. We chose smoked haddock and smoked salmon for our cooked breakfast. Both were lovely. Would definitely recommend to anyone and would return.

Mrs. Michelle Greenwood - 16th May, 2016
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Comfy Bed!
Excellent Hospitality!

Very comfy bed, just what was needed!

Lovely touch to have a glass of wine offered upon arrival !

Miss. Gill Ronayne - 11th Apr, 2016
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Perfect Stay
Everything was wonderful.

We'll be back soon.

Ms. Gemma Germains - 21st Mar, 2016
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Fantastic Place
Stayed in the Burley room for two nights in March. Love everything Rum Doodle has to offer. Fantastic service, beautiful decor, perfect location and the breakfast was out of this world. My partner and I are missing the place already. We have decided that we will definitely be back and are very grateful to of had the best introduction to Windermere. Rum Doodle is by far the best B&B we have ever visited.

Miss. Emily Rowlands - 21st Mar, 2016
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Great Stay
absolutely lovely b & b. Will definitely be our first choice b & b next time we visit the area. Highly recommended

Mr. Matthew Hill - 14th Mar, 2016
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Good, Comfort And Budget
Good, comfort and budget with appropriate location

Mr. HON CHUNG FUNG - 20th Feb, 2016
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Valentine\'s Weekend 2016
This was actually our second weekend staying at Rum Doodle in Windermere as we had such a great time first time around. This B & B is unique and beautifully decorated so is something a little bit different from your standard hotel. The owners are lovely and more than willing to help out any way they can or advise places to see and things to do! The rooms are really welcoming and the burley room we stayed in this time has the great added features of a period style bath tub and Velux Windows in the roof which made the room feel cosy and welcoming! And the breakfast is excellent, made all the better by the use of local ingredients! Would recommend this hotel to anyone! Can't wait to stay again sometime :)

Mr. James Dans Cernadas - 17th Feb, 2016
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Great Place, Great Breakfast
If you like something a bit different you'll love Rum Doodle. It's retro and quirky. We had a lovely double room. Unfortunately we didn't have a view as such, so next time I will choose a front facing room. The location is perfect, both Windermere and Bowness within easy walking distance. You're not on the main road, so you can enjoy some peace and quiet. The breakfasts are fantastic. Lots of choice, lovely fresh produce and cooked to order. We had a great 2 day break. Many thanks to our hosts Emma and Greg.

Lynne Hancox - 12th Feb, 2016
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Very Comfortable, Pleasant Stay.
Rum Doodle is in an excellent location, we were made to feel very welcome on arrival. Very clean, lovely decor, breakfast was very tasty. Overall lovely weekend stay, would recommend and definitely return ourselves.

Deborah Fletcher - 8th Feb, 2016
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A Really Delightful Time At The Really Delightful Rum Doodle .
As soon as I spotted Rum Doodle on-line { particularly the bit about being welcomed with home made brownies & having home made biscuits in the rooms ! } I knew it would be my kind of b&b . & . I wasn't wrong .

Arriving late on Bonfire Night, Emma did all she could to make sure I knew where I was going & welcomed me very warmly . I had chosen to stay in Prone on the first floor . Charmingly cosy with beautifully curated furniture it was perfect just for me . In addition to the promised home baked goodies { which were lovely & made me glad I was there on my own & didn't have to share them . . . } there was a lovely array of teas & a cafettiere in which to make coffee, along with hot chocolate, perfect for a chilly bonfire night.

Breakfast is served in the sweet dining room & has a small, but perfectly formed, menu - over the two days I sampled the scrambled eggs & the blueberry pancakes, both of which were just lovely.

In the rooms there is a folder with great recommendations on local restaurants, pubs & coffee shops, plus places to shop, each with a thoughtful, and personal description of why Sean & Emma have included them on the list.

As you'd hope from a b&b the personal touches are everywhere & the whole place exudes the fondness with which Sean & Emma have built the place. I can't wait to return.

Miss. Sharon Smith - 21st Jan, 2016
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Very Excellent Place!!!!!! I Love It !! It Is The Best!!!
It is the best place i never seen before, very nice!!!这个真的不错,真的要讲一下,我是自己单独去得,女生,这个房子给我留下很深的印象,外表非常漂亮,里面的装修真的是赞爆了,床很舒服很软,面料什么的都很贴心,干净,是我去湖区住过的最好的,一进我房间门有个小玄关,桌子上摆着一两块小糕点(配茶巨好吃)房东太太给我端来了英式热茶,然后付款是在check out的时候才去付,这里离市中心不远,大概有10分钟就走到海边了,房间里面的装潢非常复古,房东家真的很有品味,是我见过的最好的,说真的,然后我住的房间厕所门是推拉门,里面有些毛巾,但是牙刷没有我是自带的,它整个房子连屋子外的楼道楼梯都是古香古色的,进门的那里你可以免费获得很多登山信息、地图,然后右手边是非常漂亮的餐厅,吃早饭的地方,特别特别的漂亮,而且还放着非常舒缓的音乐,早餐我点了英式早餐,然后面包是放在桌子上自己烤,桌子上还有一些yogurt和水果自取,房东人特别特别好,check out之后你还可以寄放行李在他们餐厅,然后要告诉他们你什么时候回来,因为湖区这里的每一个房东白天都有段时间出去,如果你确定今天什么时候能到,可以在网页上选个时间,就是为了告诉房东你来,他们赶过来给你开门,不过你也可以像我一样在门口给房东打电话,没2分钟他们就开车过来了,特别热情,接待我的是年轻的女主人,她给我安排进屋,告诉我一些信息,问我喝不喝茶,然后就让我很轻松的自己自由的玩耍了,在check out的时候告诉他们一声就可以了。冬天湖区天黑很晚,建议大家早点过来放行李,然后下午就可以去海边转转,不然第二天收拾行李寄存再赶往下一个地点会很麻烦。i really really enjoyed my time, It is a very beautiful, comfortable house, people are nice there,

Qiannan Yin - 21st Jan, 2016
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Rum Doodle
i booed this b&b for my layds birthday, we stayed for 1 night, but will be returning again, the room was amazing, clean and warm with such amazing touches of individuality, breakfast was amazingly cooked, with a delightfully friendly staff.

Allistair Mcleod - 17th Jan, 2016
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Amazing Stay!
We travelled up on the train and were checked in early so we could go explore without our cases and they were even able to keep them after check out so we could enjoy our last day! The breakfast was superb, the hotel is amazing and quirky, we both loved how cute it was. The owners and staff are polite and lovely and cannot do enough for you!

The room was perfect too

Thank you so much for making my boyfriends Christmas present so special! We will definitely be back and be recommending you to everyone we know!

Rob Jackson - 15th Jan, 2016
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Great Little B&b
Our double room was small and cosy,breakfast was the best.very friendly place

Julie Scott - 11th Jan, 2016
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Great Find
Stumbled across this uniquely named B&B whilst searching on google for Windermere B&Bs. Great find - quirky vintage decor, all very considered, comfortable and well thought through. Emma and Gregor, the hosts, were very welcoming and full of advice. We had a glass of wine on arrival (after a late, long drive) and were offered an complimentary upgrade after a couple of nights because the B&B was quiet. Breakfast was amazing - the best we've had at a B&B - from the full English, to pancakes, porridge, smoked haddock - all top quality ingredients put together with restaurant quality. Good value for money and a one-off experience - definitely worth looking up if you are staying in the south lakes.

Mr. Joe Todman - 14th Dec, 2015
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Lovely Stay
Really lovely b&b. Breakfast was all locally produced goods, staff were welcoming and friendly. A really lovely place to stay.

Wendy Kelly - 7th Dec, 2015
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Best Cooked Breakfast Ever
The breakfast was the best I have experienced from a B and B.

The stay was hosted by a warm hearted and a genuine, bright and breezy owner who seemed to love her job, and so, showed care and interest in the guests for giving her that joy. She very clearly took her food seriously and wanted others to experience her appreciation of the same.

Mrs. Anne-Marie Richardson - 30th Nov, 2015
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主人非常热情,房间很舒适干净,早餐丰盛,还可以在自己房间享用。就是check in的时候在门口等了1个小时,还好有主人的猫咪陪伴。check in前最好提前联系

SIMENG CHEN - 24th Nov, 2015
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Fabulous Find!
what a wonderful find, we had a lovely stay at Rum Doodle. We were warmly welcomed with a big smile and offers of cups of tea with homemade brownie delicious! Our room was lovely and comfortable with everything we needed even fresh coffee for the morning! Breakfast was great with lots of choice and served in a beautiful room. Overall I could not fault the Rum Doodle, we loved the eclectic mix of objects that decorated the was fun, comfortable and very welcoming! Highly recommended.

Miss. natalie bywater - 24th Nov, 2015
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Change Of Scenery
One night here for a bit of respite and change of scenery. Left to our own devices, no fussing land lady - suited us down to the ground. Quirky touches made us smile. Lovely breakfast in our room which was a bit special. Bathroom slightly out of keeping with the room, but loved the toiletries. Would recommend.

Leonora Schofield - 20th Nov, 2015
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Wonderful Stay
Absolutely perfect two day stay. The room we stayed in was exactly what we needed. Being served an excellent breakfast in our room was the icing on the cake. We would most definitely stay there again, and would certainly recomend it to anyone who wants a B&B that goes the extra mile.

Mr. Anthony Howe - 14th Nov, 2015
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Enjoyable Stay!
We very much enjoyed our recent stay at Rum Doodle with friends. This is a quirky home, full of character, charm, friendly staff and great hospitality.

Mrs. Denise Harman - 9th Nov, 2015
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Amazing B&b
We had an amazing stay at the Rum Doodle, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. Emma is a fantastic baker and made a wonderful tray bake some of which was in our room on our arrival. The breakfast was stunning with so much choice and made to perfection. Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night but we will definitely be returning and for a longer duration next time.

Mrs. Sarah Tye - 9th Nov, 2015
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A Wonderful Place To Stay
We had a fantastic few days at this lovely place. We were welcomed by Emma with coffee and home made brownies. We stayed in the summit suite with a great bedroom and separate lounge,it was very comfortable cosy and warm. Great selection for breakfast with fresh fruit and lovely cooked food, yummy pancakes! Easy walking distance to Bowness and Windermere where there are lots of great shops, bars and restaurants. Hope we have the pleasure of staying again, thanks Rum Doodle and Emma for your wonderful hospitality.

Patricia Kelly - 7th Nov, 2015
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A Very Pleasant Stay
Excellent overall, very welcoming and friendly. Great choice for breakfast and situated in ideal location for all amenities. Would highly recommend and will revisit sometime.

Keith Oliver - 6th Nov, 2015
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Excellent B&b
Hotel owners were very helpful, friendly and most accommodating. Excellent accommodation very unusual and to a high standard. Breakfast very tasty and high standard, Would certainly recommend this B&B highly.

Clive Turner - 3rd Nov, 2015
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Unique Place To Stay
We had a fantastic one night stay in the Burley room. The whole house has such character, and the rooms are decorated to a high standard whilst maintaining individuality. The bed was very comfy (most importantly) and waking up to the smell of bacon cooking was delightful! Emma was really flexible and helpful in letting us check in early as we were attending a wedding locally, and was quick to reply during communication in the run up to our stay. We would highly recommend this B&B and will definitely be returning next time we visit the Lakes.

Miss. Gemma Woodcock - 1st Nov, 2015
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A Wonderful Stay
I can't say enough good things about this place! The whole place is beautifully decorated with amazing attention to detail and this is reflected in the staff who couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating in making our stay special. The breakfasts were outstanding, the bed very comfy, the linens and towels very high quality- nothing is left to chance. Very highly recommended.

Ms. Fiona Foster - 28th Oct, 2015
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We Reached The Summit
The summit room we stayed in has to be the best in B&B comfort. A spacious suite with a lounge to relax in after a day wandering around the lakes, good sized bedroom with a comfy bed. the breakfast menu had plenty of choice with tasty local produce. Ideally situated between Windermere & Bowness this B&B is the best kept secret in the Lakes. We will be back.

Mr. stephen holden - 24th Oct, 2015
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Great Stay
Comfy beds with fantastic breakfast! Would love to try some other rooms!

Kimberley Ryan - 20th Oct, 2015
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Perfect Place For A Relaxing Lakes Getaway
We had a perfect few days in the Lakes based at the Rum Doodle. The room (Shute) was beautiful, with views across a lovely garden opposite. Having breakfast served in the room each morning was a particular treat - the blueberry pancakes and full cumbrian breakfast options were delicious. Our hosts were helpful without being intrusive, and the location was perfect for wandering into both Bowness and Windermere in the evenings. We would absolutely stay again. Totally lovely!

Dr. Jennifer Postles - 19th Oct, 2015
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Loved It.
Great place near everything you want from the Lakes. Very good breakfasts. I would definitely stay here again.

Michael Alisedaghat - 17th Oct, 2015
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Highly Recommend Rum Doodle
My partner and I stayed at rum doodle for 2 nights. We were upgraded to the summit room which was lovely! Upon arrival we were shown to our room and offered a cup of tea or coffee with a slice of brownie! Emma and Greg were lovely and made us feel very welcome. Breakfast was top notch! We can't wait to come back!! Thank you rum doodle!!

Mr. Reece Huggins - 16th Oct, 2015
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Lovely Few Days In The Lakes
We had the pleasure of staying in rm 8. Good size and do love a bath within the rm. Great hosts, breakfast, cakes, jams delicious. Fab decor throughout.

Miss. Elizabeth Brown - 16th Oct, 2015
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Just Lovely!
Pleasant welcoming place to stay. Well situated for Ambleside/Windermere. Helpful staff. Gorgeous food and homemade cakes!

Sarah Cresswell - 3rd Sep, 2015
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Best B&b We Have Ever Stayed In!!
Staying at rum doodle was an amazing experience from start to finish - the welcome was amazing, the room was lovely and so comfortable, and every aspect of our stay was really impressive. The staff were so helpful and friendly, and every detail, from the amazing food to the really helpful guide (in particular the eating out reccomendations and walk guides made our weekend!) Made for an amazing weekend away. Can not reccomend enough! The location was perfect, set 5 minutes walk from windermere, and 10 from Bowness and its pier, but away from the towns during busy periods. Go and stay there immediately!

Mr. John Barraclough - 1st Sep, 2015
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It was everything I expected, my first time in a b&b and it was delightful. A sweet touch was the fresh home made biscuits that were set out with our coffe and tea amenities. I ate my husband's too they were so good!

Breakfast in my room was nice all the food was very tasty.

I would defiantly stay here again and recommend it to everyone!

Amira Jenan - 30th Aug, 2015
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Had a lovely stay at Rum Doodle, everything was perfect. The staff were friendly and very welcoming. The drink and homemade chocolate brownie on arrival was a lovely touch. I can't wait to visit again.

Alison Mosley - 30th Aug, 2015
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Amazing Place!!
I booked Rum Doodle for a few nights for our honeymoon. It was amazing from start to finish! We absolutely loved the decor of our room and of course the award winning breakfast! We've recommended it already and we're hoping to visit again soon.

Miss. Kate Hodgson - 27th Aug, 2015
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Lovely Place, Unusual Quirky Design, Fab Location
We recently stayed at the Rum Doodle for my partners birthday. The location was great, just a short walk into town and to the lake. Extremely friendly welcoming with tea and brownies on arrival. My only criticism would be that the room was smaller than expected, but still lovely, and the mattress wasn't the comfiest which I did advise the lady of. Back onto positives and the breakfast was fab with a great selection. They also go to the extent of having a vast range of DVD's for the nights where you just want to chill out in your room and do nothing.

Rebecca Chung - 26th Aug, 2015
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Weekend Break
we stayed here for 2 nights the first night was in room 2 which was nice, clean and comfortable, the second night we stayed in room 6 this was just fantastic a much bigger brighter room with fantastic large windows to sit and have your breakfast at and admire the views, the room was very nicely decorated and was a real treat to stay in. the owners are Emma and Greg and they couldn't have been more nicer and friendly if they tried. nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very welcome. i would highly recommend staying at this B&B especially room 6

Tom Fordyce - 18th Aug, 2015
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Attic Suite
We really enjoyed our stay at Rum Doodle. We received a phone call prior to leaving home to advise us our room is ready and wishing us a safe journey. Tea and cake with a warm welcome on arrival. Excellent breakfast. 10 minutes walk into Bowness. Will definitely stay in Rum Doodle in the future.

Thomas Knisz - 17th Aug, 2015
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Homely, Comfy, And Wonderful Food!
Rate this place highly, breakfast was top notch, room was great, and we also bought a bottle of the prosecco which was well arranged and tasty too! Would come back the next time we were in the lake district!

Gregor Massie - 17th Aug, 2015
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Home From Home
My partner and I absolutely loved our stay at Rum Doodle. Everything was perfect from the moment we stepped in. You are shown to your room and welcomed with tea/coffee and the days homemade baked goodies. The owners are lovely and really do look after you. We stayed in the Burley room (attic) with open bath/shower, the B&B has great decor/theme throughout. Breakfast is lovely and plentiful which is all fresh and made to order. Location is perfect; right in the middle of Windermere and Bowness, allowing you to really explore the area. You truly do feel like you're at home. We would definitely stay here again and look forward to it!

Shreeti Chohan - 17th Aug, 2015
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First off I have to point out we travelled as a family but our youngest is 12, so not that young.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Rum Doodle. Everything was more than we hoped for, from the very friendly welcome to the wonderfully "quirky (in a good way)" rooms, to the delicious breakfast (lots of choice to be had there too).

We will definitely be back.

Richard Bradshaw - 14th Aug, 2015
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Relaxing Short Break.
Rum Doodle is a very comfortable b and b with friendly staff and a superb breakfast.

David Roden - 13th Aug, 2015
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Fantastic 2 Night Stay
We stayed for 2 nights in the Pong room. Ideal location for both Bowness and Windermere. Nicely tucked away - quiet and peaceful, just what we wanted. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, on hand with recommendations for places to eat and visit. The breakfast was sensational, especially the scrambled eggs and pancakes. We had a fantastic stay, in a really comfy bed. We'd defo come again.

Ruth Fishwick - 10th Aug, 2015
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Lovely Vintage Bowness B&b
My wife and I stayed at Rum Doodle to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and we absolutely loved it. Super friendly helpful staff, clean well appointed rooms, great location (10 mins walk to Bowness centre) and to top it all a superb Cumbrian breakfast (one of the best I have had). We would recommend this accommodation to anyone and would definitely stay here again next time we visit the Lakes.

David Holland - 1st Jul, 2015
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Rum Doodle Worth Every Penny
The rum doodle was fab our room was amazing staff so friendly. Breakfast was well worth it deffo would stay again xx

Amy Morris - 30th Jun, 2015
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Fantastic service, lovely bedroom, great food, fabulous location. I highly recommend.

Lorna Seal - 29th Jun, 2015
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We had a splendid 3 night stay at Rum Doodle. The room we stayed in (room 6) was spot on for a mid week escape to the Lake District. Having breakfast served in the room each morning was a fantastic addition! Each morning we had a different breakfast, all of which were spot on! Really hard to find anything to fault with this quirky B&B!

Dr. Mark Ireland - 26th Jun, 2015
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Unique And Charming
Great place - very original decor, great little touches, welcome with a glass of wine, fantastic breakfast. Highly recommended.

Michael Jaxa-Chamiec - 22nd Jun, 2015
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Great Staying
Great location and the room is beautifully decorated. Bed is comfortable and the breakfast is fantastic!

Yuxuan Zhang - 21st Jun, 2015
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Nice Place
Great place to stay the hosts were realy nice we were quite taken aback when we went in we were greeted with a free pot of tea and a big piece of chocolate browny?which was nice If you like your room to be quaint and unusual this is the place for you .i would recomend it

Kenneth Sunley - 17th Jun, 2015
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Top Notch B&b
Warm welcome, comfortable room, convenient location (walking distance to excellent restaurants) superb breakfast choices if you are tired of the usual fry ups.(smoked haddock with poached egg the equal of any 5 star hotel I have stayed in).

Jim Marshall - 13th Jun, 2015
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A Fantastic Slice Of High Quality English Hospitality !!!
My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay at this delightfully quirky establishment recently. Sadly, we could only stay for one night as it was fully booked, otherwise we would have stayed longer. The welcome was second to none, with delicious brownies and coffee served upon arrival. The room (2)was spacious,very light and airy with maps on the walls and various trinkets depicting travel with humorous references to the Ascent of Rum Doodle...

The breakfast which we had in our room was very high quality, and substantial enough to fuel us for our days walking in the fells..

We will return for a longer stay in the near future and have no hesitation in recommending Rum Doodle as an excellent place to stay if you want a luxury B&B in the lakes...

Mr. Chris Carr - 13th Jun, 2015
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Fantastic B&B. Loved the vintage style decor throughout. Breakfast was great, scrambled eggs some of the best I've had (all local produce too which was definitely a bonus). Comfortable nights sleep.

Ricky O\\\'Hara - 10th Jun, 2015
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Fab Stay
What a lovely B'n'B. Nestled away up a lovely street not far from lake windermere. Bedroom was lovely! (We stayed in room 8). Breakfast fab and the hosts lovely. Will be visiting again!

Emma Ponna Rao - 3rd Jun, 2015
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Stayed for 4 days, Rum Doodle is located perfectly for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday or equally a base for walkers. The accommodation was clean and decorated to a high standard. Staff were helpful and polite and breakfast was outstanding. Felt very spoilt during our stay. The attention to detail was second to none, fresh local produce and beautiful touches like homemade flapjacks/cakes on arrival made this one of the nicest places I've stayed, not to mention the peace and quite in beautiful surroundings! Can't wait to go back!

Suzanne Cross - 2nd Jun, 2015
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Great Place To Stay!
On arrival greeted by one of the staff who was very pleasant and spent time explaining what was around the local area and attractions. Made welcome with a pot of tea and the best chocolate brownies we have ever had. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was also delicious with a wide range on offer from cereals to smoked salmon and eggs to a traditional cooked breakfast. Would highly recommend staying there.

Christopher Cook - 2nd Jun, 2015
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Rum Doodle - The Summit
Well designed rooms and a fantastic breakfast! Great views. Friendly & welcoming hosts. Had we of been staying longer, we would have asked how to open the skylights as can get very hot with sun pouring in, otherwise a very good value room! Looking forward to staying here again in future!

Emily Brown - 23rd May, 2015
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Rum Doodle - Fabulous
Beautiful place to stay. Emma and Gregor are such friendly and caring hosts. Accommodation and breakfast outstanding. Will definately return.

Joyce & Alex

Joyce Box - 20th May, 2015
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Rum Doodle
Service level was 5 star. Nothing too much trouble. Excellent choice of breakfast superbly cooked. Room was very nice. If in Windermere again I would give Rum Doodle my business.

Iain Hope - 19th May, 2015
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Fantastic B&b Run By A Lovely Couple
I stayed at the B&B with friends for a weekend in April. After a long journey from London, being welcomed to the B&B with a glass of wine was wonderful and was the start of a wonderful two night stay. My room was immaculate and cosy and was everything I could have wished for and more. The breakfasts were delicious and there was an excellent selection of fruit, cereals and hot options available. Wonderful location too. Would not hesitate to stay here again and looking forward to my next visit.

Miss. Emily Holdstock - 18th May, 2015
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Very Cosy Stay And Friendly Owner
We had a very relaxing stay in this location half way between Windermere and Bowness (which means you can walk to any).

We've been greeted with tea and homemade cake and had a really good breakfast every day.

The owner is helpful with any problem. The place is small and cosy but it still feels you can have your own intimacy if you wish so.

Laura Georgescu - 18th May, 2015
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Highly Recommend!!!!!
On arrival we were given a warm welcome, and shown to our room which was fantastic, I had asked for a bottle of prosecco to be waiting in the room which it was chilling on ice, gregor ( one of the owners ) proceeded with some dinner recommendations which didnt disappoint. In the morning the breakfast was superb, great choice and quality, with continental breakfast on the side with fresh bread and homemade breads.

I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else, the staff were very warm and really added to the experience to make it what it was, its in a great location, amazing restaurants and shops within walking distance.

We both had a brilliant weekend and look forward to visiting again!

Matthew Kelly - 18th May, 2015
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Windermere Gem!
Lovely, very comfortable and beautifully designed rooms in a Victorian villa. We had room 6 with a lovely bay window, and enjoyed the yummy breakfast in our room, with the sun streaming most mornings!

Situated on a quiet residential road, with an easy walk into Windermere and down to Bowness.

Lovely hosts!

Will be back in the future... and I hope to actually get my wife to the top of a hill next time!!

David McCafferty - 17th May, 2015
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Brilliant! We Had A Lovely Stay
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at rum doodle. Emma welcomed us on arrival with homemade cake and tea which was a nice extra. The decor was amazing throughout with lots of lovely antiques in our room. We will be back for sure :)

Alice Pateman - 16th May, 2015
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Great Little B&b
We stayed at Rum Doodle for two nights in the summit suite. Overall the hotel and the room where fantastic, with really quirky furnishings finished off to a high standard. The owners are very friendly and can't do enough for you. I'd definitely recommend this B&B and hope to return again soon.

Mr. Rob Walsh - 11th May, 2015
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Attic Suite
Had a great time at the Rum Doodle. Couldn't ask for better hosts!

Josh Walker - 7th May, 2015
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Many Wonderful Little Touches
Amazing quirky touches, great food, great host with lots of suggestions. Loved the vintage feel/styling. We'll be back again!

Miss. Maria De Ridder - 4th May, 2015
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Rum Doodle
Just spent a very relaxing 3 day break at this wonderful B&B. Very friendly and welcoming. Tea and cake on arrival and wonderful breakfasts. We stayed in the summit suite which was in fact the correct summit (read the book). Look forward to further stays here in future.

Dr. Neil Russell - 27th Apr, 2015
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Very Friendly B&b
Glass of wine on arrival and the best porridge I've ever had for breakfast. What's not to like!

Andrew Myers - 23rd Apr, 2015
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Short Break
We planned to come to The Lakes for a short break and booked in with the delightful looking Rum Doddle. Landlady Emma took the time to call and ask if we would like to come earlier than our arranged check in time which we thought was a very nice touch and one that not many would do. We were made to feel very welcome from the off were sent emails of things to do and places to see. The B&B itself and staff are lovely and welcoming the bed was very comfy with cafetiere coffee good tea and nice biscuits. Myself and partner slept like babies after a long day walking the Breakfast the following morning was hearty with locally sourced produce. We will certainly be coming back but staying a little longer next time!

Mr. Alex Dobson - 22nd Apr, 2015
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Great Stay In A Fantastic B&b
Fabulous building, unique décor and great staff. Absolutely loved our stay here and can honestly say the breakfast on both mornings were possibly the best I have ever had. Will definitely be back but will book a bigger room as ours was the last small double remaining. Still had everything we needed to have a relaxed and comfortable stay. The bed was extremely comfortable thanks to the mattress topper and linen. Nice little touches like home baked cakes and tea/coffee making facilities were appreciated upon our arrival. I also requested a chilled bottle of prosecco to be in our room and it was very nice too. To sum up this is a great B&B, friendly staff, unique décor and its safe to say the owners have achieved in what they aim to do in everyway possible.

Mark Anderson - 21st Apr, 2015
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Wonderful B&b
Perfect location, quirky B&B with lots of character, fantastic breakfasts.

Ranjit Dhani - 13th Apr, 2015
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Quirky And Quaint
What a wonderful B and B. In a great location, right in the middle between the beautiful lake and the small town of Windermere itself this B and B was wonderful. Free afternoon tea on arrival and tea served in your room depending on which room you stay in were just two of the perks of staying here. Emma and Gregor are wonderful owners and I would recommend this B and B to anyone looking to visit the lakes.

Katie Parkinson - 2nd Apr, 2015
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Memorable And Beautiful
From the welcome, to the room, to the beautiful room decor and scrummy breakfast, it was all faultless. Location is ideal with shirt stroll to main eating/shopping areas. Would highly recommend and we will return for sure. Thank u Gregor and Emma.

P Elaine Cartmill - 31st Mar, 2015
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Lovely :)
We loved our stay here. Our Room was lovely, quirky and very clean. Complimentary Tea, coffee and biscuits as well as the use of waffle robes and toiletries..Followed by a very good breakfast. We came to get away from it all... We couldn't have asked for any more. Thanks. Hopefully will visit again.

Mr. Paul Leech - 31st Mar, 2015
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Lovely Stay
Lovely room, breakfast and surrounds would recommend it here!

Gemma King - 27th Mar, 2015
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Lovely Stay
Lovely quirky hotel excellently situated will definitely stay again.

Steven Parker - 24th Mar, 2015
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Fabulous Stay
Had a wonderful stay at Rum Doodle, the hosts Emma and Gregor are both extremely friendly and welcoming and the B&B itself is both quirky and charming in its decor. We stayed in Room 6 which was lovely and with a nice big comfy bed. The breakfasts are great and the nice thing about our room was you can take breakfast in the room while looking out your window at some lovely views.

Peter Gregory-Brittain - 24th Mar, 2015
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Excellent Bed & Breakfast
The Rum Doodle is a lovely B&B. We stayed in a room downstairs next to the kitchen. The room decoration was a lovely, a little quirky with maps as wallpaper - very unique. The hostGregor and Emma were extremely welcoming and even had a glass of wine ready when we arrived. Breakfast was served in the room which was a great touch and tasted wonderfully. I would recommend anyone to stay there and would stay there again. Brilliant, thank you.

Carolyn Brook - 23rd Mar, 2015
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Fantastic Hotel
Could not fault this hotel it was better than I could of hoped for . The attic room is amazing, breakfast and spot on, 10/10 for the rum doodle

David Pritchard - 23rd Mar, 2015
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Perfect And Full Of Character
No complaints to be found here, great location, warm welcome, unique interia design and a good quality breakfast.

Paul Pandolfo - 23rd Mar, 2015
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You Must Book This Beautiful Guesthouse Now!
We were made to feel welcome by Emma from the moment we arrived. Settled in with a cuppa and lovely piece of homemade cake in the wonderfully quirky dining room. She had lots of advice about where to eat (just a 10 minute stroll down to Bowness), plus there's a handy book in the room with restaurant recommendations. The room itself was beautiful and clean. We had the option of having breakfast in our room infront of the big bay window, which was a great touch (I think there are only certain rooms in the guesthouse that accommodate this). The breakfast was lovely, we went for the full English, but there was plenty of other options to choose from. So glad I came across Rum Doodle, won't stay anywhere else now when visiting this area of the Lakes!

Sinead Logie - 21st Mar, 2015
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So Welcoming
Quite simply I have never been made to feel more welcome anywhere in this country. From seriously naughty chocolate brownie on arrival, through the most comfortable sleep, to fabulous breakfast. Meticulous attention to detail and subtle touches that quietly go about supporting your time in this wonderful part of the world. Thanks to Emma and her team.

Mr. Graham Johnson - 21st Mar, 2015
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Five Star Accommodation And Hospitality
five star accommodation and hospitality

Mr. Reay Scott - 16th Mar, 2015
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We stayed at the Rum Doodle for two nights in March 2015. The minute we walked in we knew we were in for a treat. Emma was the perfect host showing us first to our room,then inviting us to homemade cake and fresh tea/coffee in the dining area...perfect.

Our room although small was exquisite,very tasteful in decor with a very comfortable bed with good bed linen and pillows. The bathroom included a bath with a shower over, sink and toilet. There were complimentary toilets should you wish to use them. The towels were white and huge very fluffy and of good quality,kept on the heated towel rail that was always warm.

Fresh coffee and a selection of tea and biscuits were provided daily along with fresh milk (not the horrible milk in the little cartons) Little touches that made a difference!

Breakfast was excellent everything cooked to order with an excellent choice, something for everyone.

We will be recommending Rum Doodle to friends and will most definitely return!

Simon And Karen.

Simon Wood - 15th Mar, 2015
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2 Night Stay At Rum Doodle
What a lovely, quirky b&b, we can not recommend this place enough. We stayed in the Burley which was adorable. Bed was comfy, bath was huge, towels were thick. The room was immaculate (I'm a stickler for this) and the old suitcase with tea/coffee making facilities set the room of a treat. The breakfast was amazing (defo try the pancakes) and the owners were super welcoming and helpful. We arrived quite late and the welcome drinks were a lovely touch, all in all a brill stay and we will defo be back! Thanks Emma and Gregor!!

Gemma Oxley - 9th Mar, 2015
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It was our second stay at the Rum doodle and we weren't disappointed. A glass of wine on arrival settled us in nicely. Our room was clean with lots of thoughful touches added. Breakfast was delicious with quality produce. We will be recommending the Rum doodle to our family & friends.

Sarah Quinn - 9th Mar, 2015
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Perfect B&b To Explore Windermere
Gorgeous b&b that has some lovely personal touches and is in the perfect location equidistant to bowness and Windermere (10/15 mins walk to each), have stayed in the much talked about Cranleigh and can honestly say the room (the summit) at the rum doodle and the breakfast were better, will definitely stay again

Mrs. Alison Tennant - 6th Mar, 2015
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Amazing Place
What a lovely place to stay gorgeous room so clean and spotless .emma was so welcoming and helpful and to finish it gorgeous breakfast in our room would highly recommend staying there and we will go back soon thankyou

Helen Stuttard - 4th Mar, 2015
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A Wonderful Night In Windermere
As our son and daughter had gone on scout camp for the weekend we decided to have a weekend away ourselves.We had been let down by our original booking and it a way this must have been fate as everything from the minute we parked to the time we left nothing was too much trouble.A glass of wine was brougt to us as we put our belongings in the room.The hotel is ideally situated between Bowness and Windermere both withing a 10 minute walk.After having a good meal in Bowness we retired to our moore that comfortable room with the biggest bed we have ever seen.having had a good nights sleep the breakfast was superb and all the way through our one night stay was brilliant and nothing was too much trouble.I think we will be back

Paul Collier - 1st Mar, 2015
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Fantastic B&b
We have just returned from our fantastic stay at Rum Doodle. Upon our arrival we were warmly welcomed and served tea and most delicious carrot cake. Throughout our stay nothing was too much trouble and the room excellent and very spacious and spotless. We would recommend Rum Doodle and will certainly return

Ann Davies - 19th Feb, 2015
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A Hidden Gem!
It maybe tucked away, but this place is well worth finding! Such a beautiful house from the outside, things only get better on the inside. From the fantastic welcome from the owners, to the novel little touches that finish off each room, everything is there to impress! Despite having the smallest room in the property (Pong), we were by no means disappointed, it was tastefully decorated, emaculately clean, and again finished with some quaint little touches. The breakfast like everything in Rum Doodle, is fantastic. Whether it's Full English, Pancakes or a Fruit Salad, everybody is catered for and in some style. We really enjoyed our stay here, and will most definitely be returning!

Mr. Liam Dobson - 15th Feb, 2015
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Great Weekend Break!
Fantastic accommodation in the heart of Windermere with wonderful hosts offering a very relaxed and comfortable stay.

Great breakfast- you have to try the banana porridge. It's the perfect start to a day walking up fells and pikes-tasty and indulgent and full of energy!

We will definitely be back.

Thank you!

Miss. Sarah Guest - 3rd Feb, 2015
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Excellent B&b. Great Service And Value For Money.
Weekend trip - January 2015.

We were greeted with a glass of wine on arrival and taken to our room by Gregor (one of the owners). He immediately made us feel welcome we felt so throughout our stay. The breakfast was excellent, with an array of hot options as well as a buffet style table for toast, juice, delicious yoghurts and fruit etc. Every detail is well thought out and provides an insight into the minds of the owners and the eclectic sources from which the place derives its character. It maintains the simplicity of a B&B while providing its guests with many of the feelings of a boutique hotel. For an inexpensive trip, it really was above and beyond what we could have expected, and additionally Gregor provided us with some fantastic suggestions for walks out around the Lakes. We would definitely visit again!

Stephen Roche - 26th Jan, 2015
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Warm And Friendly Atmosphere
really nice experience! with very tasty breakfast!

Man Yee Chu - 22nd Jan, 2015
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Rumdoodle Lakedistrict
Had a lovely stay here. Emma and Gregor were lovely hosts. The breakfasts were gorgeous.

Nick Classon - 21st Jan, 2015
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Excellent B&b
Had an amazing time at this fantastic B&B. The room was stunning and the owners lovely and very friendly. Will definitely return. No Bad points

James Broome - 20th Jan, 2015
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1 Nights Stay
We came to rum doodle for a 1 night break and will most certainly be returning. Room 9 was amazing. We have already told our friends about this little hidden gem. The whole hotel is beautiful. The owners are really welcoming and very polite. Me and my girlfriend will definitely be returning in the future if not near future.

Joshua Dennis - 19th Jan, 2015
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The Summit
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rum Doodle! Our room was perfect, absolutely spotless and all the facilities that we needed. The atmosphere of the hotel was also lovely and peaceful. Breakfast was wonderful and there was plenty of choice. We would definitely stay here again! Thank you!

Demi Mottram - 18th Jan, 2015
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Vintage Delight
We cannot fault anything of our stay at Rum Doodle. From check in to check out it was a delight. The extras make you stand out from the crowd. A stay is worth it for the breakfast alone.

Claire Shelton - 13th Jan, 2015
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One Night Stay
Fantastic room, breakfast and location.

Scott Bishop - 11th Jan, 2015
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Fabulous Minimoon!
Fantastic stay. Our room was cosy and we noted a real attention to detail. The owners were so welcoming and the breakfast was particularly fantastic (served in our room, which was especially nice as we were on our 'minimoon' and glad of some real lake district relaxation). Would definitely recommended and hope to visit again in the near future.

Miss. Laura Oxley - 7th Jan, 2015
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Booked For My Parents
Booked this hotel as a little break for my parents.

They loved the quiet setting of the hotel and said the room ( room 7) was clean and warm.

They were welcomed by Gregor with lovely tea and Christmas cake and said he's a thoroughly nice bloke!

Have not visited myself but I believe it was lovely and the reviews speak for themselves !

Mr. Kathryn Harrop - 5th Jan, 2015
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Emma & Gregor made us feel very welcome and they are helpful with questions and know the area really well. Delicious breakfast, wonderfully decorated and designed house. The Jungle room is spacious, loved the wooden floors and the bed is the most comfortable bed we ever slept in. Easy walk to both Bowness and Windermere, would love to come back!

Verena Ackels - 8th Dec, 2014
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Great Stay At Rum Doodle
Warm welcome and a glass of wine to us relax as soon as we checked in. Room was lovely - spotless with great amenities and lovely touch of hand made cookies. Toiletries were local and of a high standard. Breakfast was amazing with good choice, all home cooked. Nothing too much trouble. Owners extremely friendly and accommodating. Would recommend staying here and look forward to visiting again.

Sara Brown - 1st Dec, 2014
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Thank you so much Emma for making our trip to the Lakes so special! All of the little touches in your gorgeous b&b helped to make our trip so lovely. The classical music, the homemade cookies in the room, the tea & carrot cake on arrival, and above all else - that AMAZING breakfast!!! We've stayed in many hotels all over the world and never experienced a breakfast as delicious as that one!!! It set us up perfectly for a day of walking!

Can't wait to come back!

Claire & Ross

Miss. Claire Mcmenamin - 25th Nov, 2014
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Wonderful Hospitality
Warmth of a family home and professionalism of a great business. Numerous good ideas and nice touch things. Excellent food. Beautiful house/rooms.

Robert Pfeiffer - 24th Nov, 2014
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Perfect Hospitality In A Stylish Setting
Second time of staying, everything just wonderful. Thick towels, waffle dressing gowns and absolutely everything lovely and lovingly styled. No detail left to chance, lovely house wines delivered to your room, I had breakfast in my room one day on a whim. Service was beautiful. The dining room is very stylish with a radio playing softly classical music and made welcome if you want to use for an evening or the small terrace outside too.

Ms. Moira Walton-dunn - 23rd Nov, 2014
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Excellent Bed And Breakfast
We had a very comfortable stay at rum doodle. We had a very warm welcome from the owner. We found the room very comfortable an the breakfast excellent. The staff were very accommodating as we needed to leave early on our last morning. We hope to visit again in the future.

Mr. Stuart Cook - 16th Nov, 2014
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Most Pleasant Stay. Highly Recommend :)
I recently stayed at the Rum Doodle with my now fiancé and we had a fantastic time. Gregor and Emma were most pleasant hosts and catered for all our needs. The decor was beautiful with lots of detailing...

We stayed in the 'Shute' room which also allowed us to have our breakfast in the room. The breakfasts were amazing and really set you up for the day.

They were also very helpful in helping with a special part of my proposal celebration, involving their own bottled prosecco and rose petals as a surprise!

Based on my two visits, I highly recommend the Rum Doodle B&B as a must stay!

Mr. Amit Patel - 11th Nov, 2014
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Fab Place!!
We have just returned from a 2 night break here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lovely place!

The rooms are fab, so original, with lots of vintage features. The breakfasts were great & I especially enjoyed the pancakes.

The owners & their staff are very friendly & helpful. We will be returning for sure! :-)

Mrs Charlie Dermott - 9th Nov, 2014
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Excellent / Wonderful - Lovely Stay
Honestly the best b&b I've stay in. Right from when we arrived to the time we left we we're made to feel welcome .

We we're greeted with a warm and friendly welcome and tea and carrot cake .

Our room was just as expected (room6). Ultra clean,comfy and the bed was huge . Home made biscuits on the tea tray was a nice n tasty treat . Great nights sleep ( we slept with window open and could hear nothing apart from the birds the next morning ).

Breakfast was lovely and you can tell quality products we're used- great way to start the day before we went off to explore .

Owners have a wealth of information and they always seemed approachable and interested in what you said . You don't get this in big hotels :).

My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer but I'm sure we will return .

Thank you Alistair & Gaz

Mr. Alistair Pirnie - 5th Nov, 2014
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Excellent Stay
catered for my wheat allergy, helpful for places to eat, the room we stayed in was lovely and would go and stay again and recommend to friends

Philip Shearman - 18th Oct, 2014
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October Weekend Stay
Lovely stay. Excellent staff. Delicious breakfasts!

Miss. Patricia Mcgurk - 13th Oct, 2014
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Lovely boutique B&B! We booked 3 rooms between the 6 guests and each room was delightful! The owners and staff were very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was delicious, especially the blueberry pancakes! It is nice to find such a modern quirky place to stay. I would recommend the prosecco and the champagne that you can order for the rooms, really made the stay extra special!

We dined at The Punch Bowl and the food and hospitality were amazing!

When we visit the lakes again we will definitely come back to stay here, can't recommend it highly enough!

Mrs. Deborah Nicholl-timmins - 6th Oct, 2014
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Lovely Stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, especially the amazing breakfast and gorgeous homemade cookies! The room was lovely, the only minor issue was that the bed slanted slightly on one side.

Mr. Nicholas Rosser - 4th Oct, 2014
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Lovely B And B
Very friendly, welcoming staff. Arrived fairly late and coffee was brought to out room. Lovely quirky and individualistic decor. Very comfy room. Fantastic breakfast. Would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone. Will defiantly stay again.

Steve and Liina

Stephen Skinner - 30th Sep, 2014
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So Homely
My husband and I had a great stay at the Rum Doodle in Sep. A gorgeous place, with a very hospitable host. Emma made us feel like we were visiting friends. The room was smallish, but had everything thoughtfully provided for, including a really comfortable brass bed, cookies to welcome us, and a tea tray that included hot chocolate n variety of tea. Breakfast was cooked to order and the menu floored us! Read the beautifully handwritten notes that Emma and Gregor prepared to provide tips to guests on what to see, where to eat and shop. A really thoughtful place, highly recommended.

Tsui Fen Lum - 29th Sep, 2014
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Fantastic Weekend Away
We came to Rum Doodle on a group weekend away and had a fantastic time. From a friendly welcome, to beautifully decorated rooms and brilliant service we could not have asked for any more.

Highly recommend and would definitely return

Mrs. Natasha Thomas - 29th Sep, 2014
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Quirky But Fun
Excellent hospitality and good value for the area. Quirky but fun decoration. Clean room. Good breakfast and within easy walking distance of Bowness and Windermere for access to restaurants.

Mr. Darren Edwards - 20th Sep, 2014
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Pleasant Stay At Winderemere
We are a party of six which stayed in 3 separate rooms at Rum Doodle during our trip in Windermere. Emma has been very helpful and provided us with home-made chocolate cake and cookies on the day of arrival. Also our luggages were taken care of and carried to the upper floors. Breakfasts were very well made,the bedrooms and dining room were beautifully designed, all that naturally brings out the good mood to start a day. Without a doubt I will recommend this place to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in the Lake district.

Haijie Tan - 19th Sep, 2014
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My Stay At Rum Doodle
Very friendly staff breakfast was first class Will RETURN

Jeffrey Price - 16th Sep, 2014
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Summit Wonderful
A warm welcome, in a lovely part of England in a beautiful house. We stayed in the Summit in the eves, which is quirky and spacious, clean and comfortable. All that you could want and more including a 5 star Breakfast. We will be coming back to try out the other rooms from Base Camp up.

Mark Groves - 15th Sep, 2014
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Fantastic Stay
My daughter and I enjoyed a lovely stay at Rum Doodle. Very friendly hosts who provided the 'best ever' choice of BnB breakfasts

(according to my well-travelled daughter). Would definitely recommend to others. Thank you Rum Doodle!

Agnes Mackenzie - 14th Sep, 2014
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Great Relaxing Break
What a fantastic find, quirky name, great room, fabulous breakfast and lovely hosts. We were met with 'Would you like a cup of tea and some homemade chocolate torte?...'yes please'. Great start to our stay, we loved the eclectic mix of decor and the great advice on pubs and restaurants. Will absolutely be back soon! Can't fault anything.

Victoria Grainger - 14th Sep, 2014
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Great Weekend Getaway
A full review on trip advisor but suffice it to say we would recommend and looking forward to return soon – great break!

Mr. Craig Donelan - 7th Sep, 2014
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Night Away
We had a most memorable stay. From the moment we arrived all our expectations were exceeded. Thanks to everyone involved with looking after us & making us feel valued.

Will most certainly return & recommend to others. Breakfast was first class yum yum.

Anne Moores - 3rd Sep, 2014
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B&b Perfection
Lovely stay - warm welcome with tea and cake and this level of service was evident throughout our stay, without being in any way intrusive. We booked late so had last choice of rooms, but even so were very comfortable. We'd definitely like to come back and try out some of your other rooms. I think our only criticism (and that seems like too harsh a word) would be that the bathroom in room one is a little dated, but it was kept spotlessly clean and there was plenty of hot water so not really a complaint at all! Breakfast was delicious with lots of choice; he smoked haddock was particularly noteworthy. Perfect location in the middle of Bowness and Windermere village. Only a short walk to some great restaurants for dinner but really quiet set back of the main road for a good nights sleep. Really good base for walking with easy access to all the cruisers and ferries to be able to get to all sides of the lake, but would also be ideal if you wanted a less active break. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

Caroline Batin - 30th Aug, 2014
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Perfect Retreat
Just loved every minute of being here; airy room, beautifully and lovingly styled, public room made welcoming including a soft rendition of Mahler on the radio as I returned from dinner, recommendations and local knowledge second to none, what more to add? I expect Emma & Gregor will be inundated in future so staying here will become an even more special experience, thanks so much!

Ms. Moira Walton - 22nd Aug, 2014
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Lovely Place To Stay
We were made to feel so welcome. Beautiful bedroom, slept like a log, scrumptious breakfast, great location. What more could you want?

Susan Boaden - 22nd Aug, 2014
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Good Experience
very good breakfast. room a little noisy but comfy. Great staff.

Mr. Francois Gilbert - 21st Aug, 2014
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Amazing B&b
I can speak for both of us when saying we had a fabulous time staying in your b&b. You both were so welcoming when we arrived, so chatty it made us feel at ease and relaxed. Your breakfast was of high quality, very tasty. The decor was beautiful, our room was nice and the bed was so comfy. On the monday our leaving day, the young blonde girl that served us was really polite and friendly, i can see why you employ her shes an assest to your place. Thanks to Gregor for recommending 'hooked', we had a lovely meal the sunday night.Hopefully come stay another time and will definately recommend you to friends and family, keep it up your doing an excellent job, thank you once again, Emma and Oliver

Oliver Frank - 19th Aug, 2014
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Our host(the ownwer) was very friendly on arrival who showed us to our room, made us fresh coffee and served us homemade cake which was delicious. The room was a small double, even though it was small it was lovely and had a very relaxed feel to it.

The breakfast was lovely with just enough choice serving freshly squeezed orange juice which was delicious.

Lots of lovely touches made this lovely B & B a pleasure to stay. We will definately be returning & will recommend to our family & friends.

Many Thanks,

Adam & Sarah Quinn.

Sarah Quinn - 18th Aug, 2014
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Absolutely loved my stay here. We enjoyed every minute if it and absolutely fell in love with the hotel. We will definitely be coming back to stay again. So friendly and welcoming! Not forgetting their carrot cake is to die for and the breakfast is fab! Thank you rum and doodle for giving us the perfect stay and nights sleep!

Miss. Naomi Sidgwick - 15th Aug, 2014
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Lovely And Comfortable
The Rum Doodle has a very calm and relaxed atmosphere. You receive a warm welcome along with a drink and a lovely piece of cake. Our bedroom was a bit smaller than we expected, but the bed was comfortable and we did have sufficient storage for our clothes.

There was plenty of hot water and towels and everything was very clean.

The full Cumberland breakfast was delicious and set you up for the day.

This is a charming place to stay and we would recommend it. We would stay there again.

Julie Maguire - 9th Aug, 2014
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A Beautiful Place To Stay
I stayed here for three nights with my girlfriend, the B+B was beautiful, we stayed in a four poster bed which was very comfy. The staff and the owners were extremely helpful! The breakfast range was great, the porridge and the full English was very tasty. I would definitely stay here again!!!

Mr. Stephen Bulman - 3rd Aug, 2014
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Un B&b Original
Maison décorée de manière originale.

Parking sur la propriété.

Chambre très cosy.

Petit déjeuner parfait.

Accueil très chaleureux et propriétaires disponibles et discrets.

Mr. Andre Richard - 27th Jul, 2014
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Can’t Wait To Return!
Myself and my boyfriend had a lovely stay at the Rum Doodle B&B, everyone was super friendly and the breakfast was amazing! Our room was very spacious and super clean, we loved the style of the house and will most defiantly be returning in the near future. Thank you for such a lovely stay!

Anna Sykes-Brown - 26th Jul, 2014
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An Interesting B&b
Stayed two nights in the 4-poster room which was roomy, had a good view and was very comfortable. Excellent breakfast served at a large table in the bay. Fresh orange juice, fresh fruit salad, and splendid choice of main course including fish and full English options. Only downside was that access to rear car park was not good for vehicles with low suspension. There are however 2 spaces at the front that are OK. There are many interesting features of the interior decor. Would return.

John Deacon - 25th Jul, 2014
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Had a brilliant stay @ Rum Doodle - very relaxed, lovely room, really enjoyed breakfast in the room looking out the bay window across the back streets and the countryside beyond. Yes, couldn't fault it really, and will be back again some day soon. Martin & Lisa

Mr. Martin Galloway - 24th Jul, 2014
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Great Stay. Nothing was too much problem and we turned up well late to a happy face! Very comfy and homelike, we really enjoyed our stay. The two single beds joined together to make a large bed was odd but okay and very comfy mattresses. The antiques and décor were lovely. Bathroom was a little dated but clean & tidy. Would recommend this lovely home away for home. Would be perfect for a holiday (we were on business) and great place to stay with children. I think it would also be lovely to stay here in winter. Staff are friendly, happy & accommodating. Oh, and before I go, they do lovely breakfasts!

Darius Haughton - 22nd Jul, 2014
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Really loved Rum Doodle! Friendly welcome, yummy breakfast and lots of quirky details. Gorgeous, well thought out decor (although the cutesy fish tiles in the bathroom didn't quite match the glamour of the bedroom). A short, but lovely, stay. Would love to return in the very near future.

Mr. Lee Rawcliffe - 20th Jul, 2014
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Charming And Interesting
Lovely place! So happy we stumbled upon it online - our hosts were excellent and knowledgable about the town, and we loved being between Bowness and Windermere, in a slightly quieter street. Accommodations were very British, yet unique - and the breakfasts were the best in the area! Stop looking now! Book with our friends as the Rum Doodle!

Mrs. Erin Hepner - 18th Jul, 2014
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Relaxing Break
We arrived at Rum Doodle after a long day between flying from Dublin and driving from Manchester and when we got there we knew we were probably early but we were greeted by friendly staff who told us our room would be ready in about half an hour and offered us a cup it tea and some lovely cake which was just what we needed after our journey. Our room was really lovely ,very quirky, and the bed was very comfortable. Everything was spotlessly clean.The little extra touches of the bathrobes, tea, coffee and homemade biscuits were very much appreciated. The breakfasts were to die for and it was impossible to decide every day what to have as everything was so nice. We stayed for 3 nights

and had our breakfast in our room at the bay window with a fabulous view.We really enjoyed our stay in the Rum Doodle and would recommend it to anyone.

Antoinette Doyle - 16th Jul, 2014
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Exceeded Expectations
A lovely B&B. Decor quirky and different, breakfast a very high standard, helpful friendly staff, a lot of attention to detail. Locations very good too, I have nothing negative to say about our stay and am very much looking forward to returning.

Nicki Wright - 6th Jul, 2014
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Spent the first 2 nights of our honeymoon at Rum Doodle and everything was perfect, the room was beautiful, the service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely stay again the next time we visit the Lakes.

Miss. Amy Jackman - 3rd Jul, 2014
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Well, For Us It Was Finally Overall The Best B&b In The Uk”
Well, for us it was finally overall the best b&b in the uk. that said, every b&b has its individual charm and there is usually always some (minor) downside. that depends very much on the individual point of view. In this case it could be for some the location and lack of scenic view. just it is only a short stroll to either the town center or the lake (center). so never mind. In all other areas Rum Doodle gets the full score. it has all the ingredients one needs to have a perfect stay.most important: a really friendly and genteel landlady, a house that has a beautiful charm and atmosphere, lovely and beautiful interior, very individual and cosy room (we loved ours;others might find it a bit too small), a great breakfast cooked by a chef (i would not wonder if it would result in an entry for Rum Doodle in the Michelin Red Guide). In any case you will enjoy our stay. Rum Doodle b&b sets the bar very high

Chris H. Mann - 2nd Jul, 2014
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Excellent Stay
Rum Doodle was exactly what it says on the tin! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room was very nicely laid out with a seating area, a DVD player was very useful and being able to have fresh milk to make tea with was a bonus! The breakfast was the highlight for us with a wonderful choice of about 5 options and the food quality and presentation was superb. The distance from the B&B to Bowness was perfect for walking which we did both in the day and again in the evening to go out for food. Emma was so welcoming and very helpful during our stay. It was very quiet at night, being off the main road, I can imagine some of the hotels on the main road would be quite noisy. Overall we were very impressed and will be recommending Rum Doodle to our family and friends and hope to stay again ourselves in the not too distant future. Thank you!

Emma Stevens - 29th Jun, 2014
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Too Short A Stay For Such An Amazing Place
We had an enjoyable, yet far too short stay at this unique and immaculate guest house. Definitely want to return to a longer stay very very soon

Mrs. Philippa Taylor - 23rd Jun, 2014
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Rum Doodle
wow this is of the best standard, the whole experience was first class. Rum doodle offers a great product in the leisure industry. This is a credit to Emma.

Trevor Allenby - 20th Jun, 2014
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Weekend Stay
Had a great stay at Rum Doodle, anticipated that we would get really good service and we did, breakfast was wonderful and their prosecco was just perfect for celebrating completing the great north swim, would thoroughly recommend staying here, love the decor, Rooms were slightly smaller than expected but otherwise lovely,

Mrs. Susan Mcclelland - 17th Jun, 2014
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Fantastic Stay!
Stayed @ Rumdoodle for only 1 nightt on a recent visit tonthe beautiful lake district. Could not find fault at all,friendly staff, clean rooms & very good breakfast & location...superb. many thanks

Graeme Temple - 16th Jun, 2014
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Brilliant stay. Rum Doodle is quirky, welcoming and well located. Would highly recommend and very happy to visit again

Marc De La Rue - 15th Jun, 2014
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A Lovely Break
Rum Doodle was a perfect base for us for the weekend of The Great North Swim. Extremely friendly, very welcoming, spotless & incredible food. Would highly recommend it look forward to returning. Thank you

Liz Hyner - 15th Jun, 2014
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Very Pleasant Stay
Rum Doodle was a lovely B&B - very quirky decor just like the photos suggest - we were not disappointed. The owners were lovely - very friendly & welcoming & the breakfasts were lovely. All in all a great stay and we would definitely return & recommend.

Mrs. Deborah Whitworth - 15th Jun, 2014
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Really glad we chose this online as a last min pit stop on the way to Scotland. The welcome was lovely with cake and tea. On offer as soon as we landed. The room was spotless and decor lovely. Bed and pillows very comfortable. The dining area again very comfortable and breakfasts to die for. Thank you very much. Will be returning.

Miss. Emma Mcgettrick - 11th Jun, 2014
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Great Stay
Lovely welcome, great breakfast choices, good room, very clean, good location, parking for low slung sports cars, nothing to dislike. Thankyou!

David Shaw - 10th Jun, 2014
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Great Stay!
We stayed here for 2 nights and we will defiantly be back! We staying in Shute and it was so relaxing and having breakfast in the room was an added bonus. Breakfast was amazing all cooked fresh and fresh juice as well. Emma made us feel very welcome when we arrived. lovely little touches in the room and best night sleep I've had in a while. Thank you x

Miss. Joanna Welsh - 8th Jun, 2014
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Lovely Character
We had a lovely stay. Really welcoming and helpful from the moment we got there. Food, accommodation and staff were all great. Would definitely recommend to friends visiting the area.

Miss. Niamh Mccaughery - 7th Jun, 2014
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Special Place Special People
Very warm welcome and a lovely room. The details of the decor are very special and make you smile. The chef is super and the breakfasts are a million miles better than any b&b breakfast you have had. The owners are genuinely nice nice people . It was a pure treat

Rachel Kuftinoff - 5th Jun, 2014
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Wonderful B&b
We only stayed one night but wish it could have been longer. Lovely B&B clean & really quirky decor which was right up my street. Every room had something interesting to look at. We had room 8 (Burley) it had a lovely free standing bath in the room & again great decor ( what I would call 1930,s style )

Breakfast was perfect I would say one of the nicest we have had even from 5 star Hotels. We have no negatives whatsoever with Rum Doodle. I've even started to read the book now. Wonderful .....

Martin Hyde - 30th May, 2014
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Rum Doodle is a gem it !

David Osborne - 18th May, 2014
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Sleek Stylish Forget About The Rest!
This was such a find and walking distance to bowness. On arrival we were told we could have an upgrade but at a charge. We decided to go for it as the room in the attic was beautiful and a roll top bath in the bedroom! Which for us was perfect! We were offered tea and homemade chocolate cake but unfortunately the owner forgot to bring it. This aside didn't spoil a thing breakfast was beautiful and the place and people are just so welcoming without being too much in your face. We will return and would recommend to anyone! Thankyou for making the two days very special!

Kathryn Allen - 12th May, 2014
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Simply The Best
Probably the best in the Lake District...

Mr. Ronny Van Der Beken - 6th May, 2014
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A Perfect Break!
We couldn't have asked for more during our two night stay at Rum Doodle! Our welcome was warm and the room was beautiful, very tastefully decorated throughout the house and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was faultless, so tasty. Highly recommend this B&B to anyone wanting to visit Windermere and Bowness! Many thanks.

Alison Smith - 3rd May, 2014
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Very Welcoming
We stayed for 2 nights and was fabulous from start to finish!! Very welcoming owners and hotel quirky and spotless....breakfast is also amazing and lots to offer! Will be going back and Defo recommending to friends and family!! Xxx

Miss. Heather Collins - 29th Apr, 2014
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Excellent Stay
We had an excellent stay at the Rum Doodle. The room was lovely and breakfast (which was served in our room) was amazing. Emma had some great recommendations for local restaurants and so we didnt have a bad meal whilst we were there. Will definitely recommend the Rum Doodle to family and friends.

Miss. Abby Minns - 22nd Apr, 2014
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Another Great Time :)
Thanks for another great time at Rum Doodle. The food was great as usual, and Emma and Greggor always make you feel welcome.

See you soon! :)

Mark Hopkinson - 22nd Apr, 2014
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Wonderful Stay
Lovely B&B, great breakfast and idyllic rooms. Highly recommended in Windermere.

Maria Nguyen - 21st Apr, 2014
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We had a wonderful, albeit brief, stay at the Rum Doodle. The food, staff, and room were all excellent and we would happily stay there again. The only thing that could be improved is the shower pressure.

Valerie Warner - 19th Apr, 2014
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Happy :)
We enjoyed are stay , room was nice, nice selection of DVDS to chose from on the evening too. Are room was clean and nicely furnished.

Shower was to hot and very hard to maintain the temperature.

Breakfast was lovely and good selection to chose from.

We would definitely stay again

Phil Curry - 14th Apr, 2014
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The Bed and Breakfast is in an ideal location, with every attention to detail and beautifully hosted. When we arrived we could not have received a warmer welcome, which was consistent through out our stay. The breakfast was perfect, and adapted to each persons individual requirements. We only wish we had more time to enjoy, experience and relax at Rum Doodle. Thank you for making our stay in the lakes so perfect- My partner and myself would strongly recommend Rum Doodle.

Abigail Middleton - 11th Apr, 2014
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Rum Doodle - Hidden Gem
We have just arrived back from a perfect little hideaway. Greeted by Gregor, we were shown to our room on the first floor (room 6) called Shute. Bright and beautifully decorated with lots of attention to detail. Four poster bed with a seating area in a large bay window. We were offered a glass of complimentary wine and bowl of crisps which was a great little touch. Only a short walk to numerous bars and restaurants so perfectly located. We had our breakfast delivered to our room in the morning and it was delicious. Couldn't fault a thing. Have already recommended the 'Rum Doodle' to friends and family. Hope to be back soon, thank you for a beautiful stay.

Victoria Jacques - 31st Mar, 2014
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The quality of the room and breakfast was superb. We had a very comfortable stay. Will happily visit again. Plus, 5/5 for decor - You can see that a lot of hard work and personal touch have gone into the design.

Mrs. Sjane Crowder - 20th Mar, 2014
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Best B&b Ever
Beautiful B&B. warm welcome and lovely, attentive staff. Great cooked breakfast and room was amazing. Can't actually describe how awesome this place is, but we will definitely be back.

Miss. Sally Johnson - 16th Mar, 2014
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Perfect Anniversary Weekend
We had a great time from the moment we arrived & were greeted with tea & cake. Our room (The Summit) was lovely & the lounge area in the room was an added bonus to our stay. The breakfasts were high quality & very tasty served in a friendly atmosphere. Would love to come back!!

Jason Hill - 9th Mar, 2014
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Perfect Stay With A Warm Welcome
I've just returned from a perfect stay at Rum Doodles B&B in Bowness on Windermere . We had a warm and friendly welcome- shown to our beautiful room, then invited downstairs to be treated to tea and homemade cake, with relaxing music to wind down after the drive. The room (room 6) was clean, spacious and tastefully decorated, and we felt spoilt with king size 4 poster bed, DVD player, iPod Dock, spacious clean ensuite bathroom and a table a chairs in the window, at which our delicious breakfast was served in the morning. Very much recommended!

Miss. Eleanor Clarke - 20th Feb, 2014
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Emma & Gregor Make It!
Lovely place to stay, this is our second visit and we will be going again. The rooms are all beautifully decorated, breakfast choice is great but Emma and Gregor make it, they are two of the most nicest people you could ever wish to meet. Helpful, courteous and very profesional.

Jason Hartley - 17th Feb, 2014
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Simply Wonderful
If you are looking for a special break then look no further. Emma and gregor will welcome you into their beautiful b&b and give you a stay you will never forget. The rooms are gorgeous decorated in a quirky style. The food is delicious nothing other than the best is served here.

Mr. Daniel Moran - 17th Feb, 2014
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Ideal B+b!
Lovely, comfortable room. Amazing breakfast. Super place in a great part of The Lakes! Nice walks close by and good pubs/restaurants close by. We will return!

Mr. Dougal Anderson - 16th Feb, 2014
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We had a lovely time at Rum Doodle, and only wish we could have stayed longer. All facilities are excellent, the bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was deserving of it's reputation. The hosts were very accomodating and gave us perfect reccomendations on where to eat. Brilliant, we shall be back.

Daniel Fern - 4th Feb, 2014
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Lovely B&b
We really enjoyed our stay at this b&b. The owners gave us a very warm welcome, made even better by the delicious smell of home baking. We had coffee and freshly baked cake on arrival and our room was lovely and warm, which was greatly appreciated due to the January weather. The breakfasts were fantastic, particularly the pancakes!

Mrs. Elspeth Mcqueen - 27th Jan, 2014
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Not Last Visit
This was our second visit to Rum Doodle and it won't be our last. From the lovely welcome to the standard of the rooms to the wonderful breakfast, the mushrooms alone being worth the price, we enjoyed our stay. If you are looking for a welcoming stay in the lakes then don't bother looking anywhere else, you won't regret it. We will be going back.

Mr. Owen Higgs - 11th Jan, 2014
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Response from Hotel
It was so good to have you back again - and thanks for those lovely words! All the very best for 2014!

Beutiful Room Lovely Breakfast
Super rooms and the in-room morning breakfast was very special. Will recommend highly to friends.

Joanne Adams - 6th Jan, 2014
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New Year Visit
Very warm welcome, what a nice house. Room had everything we needed. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

Mr. Richard Wilkinson - 3rd Jan, 2014
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Warm Welcome And Lovely Place To Stay
As soon as you enter RumDoodle you're met with a warm welcome from the owners. The house is beautiful, and the decor is quirky but elegant. Lovely touches in the room included home-made biscuits. The breakfast was delicious.

Ms. Alex Sowerby - 3rd Jan, 2014
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Relaxing Weekend Getaway
Wonderful B&B with lots of character. Owner Emma and Gregor are very welcoming and thoughtful. Obviously they have put a lot of efforts and thoughts into the business. The breakfast was served in our room, lots of choice and very delicious. Definitely will stay here again when we visit the Lake District in the future.

Sophia Fitzgerald - 1st Jan, 2014
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Weekend At The Lakes
From the welcome drink to the final goodbyes we could not have wished for a better stay ,i certainly wont leave it another 36 years before returning to the lakes !

Mr. Nicholas Price - 19th Nov, 2013
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A Stay At Rum Doodle
I have to admit, the name did draw my interest. There's always that frisson of anticipation and wariness when I book over the internet. Is it going to be as good as it looks online? Especially when I was booking for another couple as well.

Rum Doodle didn't disappoint. Charming rooms, service and breakfast in a charming town. We only had one night there, however thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We found a fantastic restaurant a short stroll away and ate what was probably the best meals for all of us during our time away.

Sally Syme - 10th Nov, 2013
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Lovely Cosy Stay On A Wet Weekend
The Lakes doesn't suffer from a lack of B and B's, but they have a tendency to be a little bit twee. Therefore Rumdoodle was a fantastic find. Lovely individual rooms with a real touch of flair make this place stand out. Incredibly comfy and given the fickle nature of lake district weather, this is the type of place you really look forward to coming home to when drenched. Fantastic stay

Mr. Graham Banton - 7th Nov, 2013
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Love This Bb

Zhongmeihe Chen - 2nd Nov, 2013
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Excellent Stay
Room was spacious and spotless. King size bed was really comfy. Breakfast was lovely and the staff were really friendly, tea and cake on arrival was a nice touch.

Mark Lagan - 25th Oct, 2013
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Quality Friendly B And B
Greeted by host on arrival with tea and cake. House situated in a pleasant road with off street parking.short stroll into Bowness with plenty of places to eat/visit. Room was lovely with great decor and comfortable bed. Only small critiscm was the shower pressure being a bit feeble. Breakfast was excellent with great choice and attention to detail. We would definitely stay again.

Simon Lewis - 24th Oct, 2013
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Was lucky enough to stay in the attic,and despite the miserable weather,was warm snug and cosy inside. Lovely decor and nice touches,all around and the breakfast was worth the trip.

Gary Reeves - 20th Oct, 2013
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Great place tostay, inbetween Bowness and Windermere. Highly recommended. The rooms (Jungle) was fab and really welcoming hosts. THank you for out stay.

Dr. Victoria Rushworth - 15th Oct, 2013
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Thank you for a lovely stay at the Rum Doodle. We loved the theme and enjoyed the little touches. Very lovely owners too. Will return again soon- for longer next time.

Miss. Joseph Merrington - 13th Oct, 2013
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A Great Little Find
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rum Doodle. Its the little things like home made cake and tea on arrival,nicely presented tea and coffee facilities in the room with home made biscuits wrapped to perfection. fab quality towels and bath products - luxury. - would certainly recommend

Pauline Wiper - 10th Oct, 2013
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Good Place To Stay
Everything is OK, especially the bed, it's too comfortable that I don't want to get up at the morning!

XIAO DU - 8th Oct, 2013
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Excellent Stay
We received a very warm welcome on arrival with tea and delicious cake. Breakfast was exceptional (especially the pancakes!), and we could have picked anything off the menu. Our room was stylish, the bed very comfortable, and tea/coffee/homemade biscuits in the room. A hairdryer would be a nice addition. We loved our stay and would definitely come back if we return to the Lake District!

Dr. Claire White - 23rd Sep, 2013
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Many thanks for that, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay. We do have hairdryers in all our rooms, so sorry you were unable to find it! Hope to see you back again for more pancakes! Best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

Great Stopover
This was a last minute booking so we did not have time to do much research into the B&B. But we struck gold! Gregor & Emma wer very friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and the food was excellent. We will definitely stay again if we are in Windermere in the future.

Mrs. Sue Brown - 22nd Sep, 2013
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Rum Doodle B&b
Our stay at Rum Doodle was a wonderful experience. Emma was a delight & very hospitable & professional. The breakfast was first class. I would stay here again in a heart beat!

Patrick Wilson - 20th Sep, 2013
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Rum Doodle
Great place to stay. Stayed in quirky loft room. Amazin stay. Amazin breakfast.amazin staff. Would definatly stay again. Thank you for a great stay.

Gill Carvell - 18th Sep, 2013
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Brilliant Place To Stay
This place is really wonderful to spend your holiday!The host is pretty kind and the room is well-decorated.

CHAO SHEN - 16th Sep, 2013
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Fantastic Hideaway In The Lake District
I had booked Rum Doodle as a splurge for my parents and myself, as a part of our trip around England. I must say, it was quite worth it and certainly did not disappoint. I stayed in Room 5 Wish, and my parents were in Room 6 Shute, and we were all more than satisfied.

We were greeted on our arrival with tea and cake. The chocolate ginger cake was excellent, I must say. The rooms were as pretty and full of character as advertised on their website. The beds were comfy, the furnishings quirky.

Room 6 had space enough for a table by the picture windows, where you could have breakfast brought up to you (not all rooms had this service, but if you have such a room and it's a busy time at the B&B, you might want to eat in the room as the common dining room could get congested).

Best of all was the service from Emma and Gregor and their team. Despite the chill of the season, they brought great warmth and hospitality. It was their personal touch that made our stay beyond just good to truly pleasurable.

If I must find something to gripe about, well the housekeepers did miss out placing towels in my parents' room. A very petty niggle, really, and was very promptly set right by the diligent house elf.

Also, it rained on our last day, through no fault of Emma or Gregor's. But one might blame them for providing such a pleasant hideaway that one wouldn't really mind being stuck indoors with a book and some tea or cocoa.

All in all, my parents and I were most delighted to stay and Rum Doodle, and would certainly recommend the place to anyone.

Mr. Weeshiong Chua - 14th Sep, 2013
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It was lovely to have you all stay with us - sorry about the towels!

Gem In The Lakes
A wonderful stay. Very comfortable, excellent friendly staff and a wonderful breakfast. Would happily recommend to others.

Mr. Brian Dalton - 7th Sep, 2013
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My family and I had a fantastic stay here. Greg and Emma were very hospitable and made us feel at home. Greg recommended some lovely routes for us to walk on and also presented us with a list of restaurants to try. The staff was also very friendly and the breakfast was incredible. Commendable B&B and wish them the best.

Mr. Sriram Yarlagadda - 7th Sep, 2013
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Perfect, So So So Relaxing
I loved the reviews on Trip Advisor and thought that the Rum Doodle sounded like a wonderful place. I was not mistaken, the Attic Suite was probably the most relaxing place we have spent a night. It was warm and cosy, with lovely furnishings and a fab bedroom. We loved the suite and will be returning as soon as we can.

Mrs. Mandy Baxter - 3rd Sep, 2013
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We had a fantastic stay here! We loved the character of the place, the breakfast (YUM!), and the warm welcome. Thanks for everything, we'll definitely be back! Hasta pronto! ~Javier & Rachel

Mr. Javier Navalon Rico - 2nd Sep, 2013
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Fantastic Honeymoon
Booked for brothers honeymoon they absolutely loved their stay at the rum doodle the room was amazing and they loved all the quirky things the owners were great and they cannot wait for their return on their 1st anniversary.

Mrs. Joanne Eaglen - 23rd Aug, 2013
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Highly Recommended!
Staying at Rum Doodle was a wonderful experience! Having spent the previous few nights elsewhere at a rather large, cold and imposing hotel, it was very pleasant to be warmly greeted by the ever-friendly Gregor as we walked in the door and instantly made to feel at home, especially with the offer of delicious apple cake served with a fresh pot of tea.

Our room, The Summit at the top of the house, was comfortable, light and airy, breakfast was delicious, and everything was done to make us feel entirely at ease.

With a relatively short and pleasant walk up the hill to the centre of Windermere or down the hill into Bowness, we were perfectly located for a short stay in this beautiful part of the world. Certainly, if we visit the area again, for either a short or a long stay, Rum Doodle would be the first place we would try to book.

Mr. Matthew Aldridge - 6th Aug, 2013
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Thank you for a lovely stay @ ur b&b. Very friendly arrival the wine & crisps went down well after a long day @ work. We have stayed in 5+ hotels in different countrys and have never had a hair dryer with a difuser well done. Breakfast was out of this world. The only negative the room didnt have a full length mirror! Thank you we will spread the word to our family and friends and if we decide to come back to thr lakes we know were we will stay. Keep up the good work you have an amazing place.

Mrs. Vikki Greenhill - 6th Aug, 2013
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A Gem
I am so glad I chose the Rum Doodle over some of the 5* (and expensive) hotels in Windermere. Most of the hotels are on the busy and noisy main road whereas Rum Doodle is tucked up a side-street and is very peaceful. It is only a 15 minute walk into Windermere which has a good choice of restaurants, although bear in mind that some are shut on a Monday and the restaurant at Jericho's is only open on a Saturday.

Dr. Jane Roscoe - 31st Jul, 2013
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Night Away
Super and really well presented B and B. loved staying here. Rooms fantastic. Service superb couldn't fault anything b

Mr. Andrew Taylor - 29th Jul, 2013
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Perfect Honeymoon
We had the most wonderful week ever at Rum Doodle, staying in the Summit (room 9). Breakfast was exquisite, with plenty of choice, and always cooked to perfection. We were greeted on our first day with tea, coffee and freshly baked cakes. The house is full of delightful quirks and decorations and it is certainly the nicest place we have ever stayed, with the most welcoming and friendly of hosts.

Miss. Bethany Marston - 29th Jul, 2013
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Great Stay
Great hotel great room and great breakfasts. Car park interesting at times!!

Would return!

Mr. Andrew Pownall - 18th Jul, 2013
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Cute & Quirky
Had just two nights at rum doodle, it was perfect.Clean bright and beautiful. The breakfasts are awesome. Emma was friendly welcoming and very helpful.Hope to stay again when next in the lake district.

Mrs. Cheryl Crabtree - 22nd Jun, 2013
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Perfect Hosipitality
The whole stay at this little B&B gem was perfect. The heartily welcome, the spacious and superb decorated rooms and the excellent breakfast made our stay to a absolutely pleasure. Thank you, Emma, for your hospitality.

Mr. Guido Wietlisbach - 16th Jun, 2013
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Great Place To Stay
Everything is great! especially the breakfast, had THE BEST pancake in my life.

The only improvement i can think of will be the shower. it's a little bit tricky to get the right temperature for me and it will be even greater if the water pressure is higher(but probably not very environmental friendly)

Mr. Yue Pan - 21st May, 2013
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Response from Hotel
Many thanks Mr. Pan. We'll take a look at the shower, to see if it can be improved. Best wishes!

Thank You For A Wonderful Stay!
What a warm, friendly, superbly well run B&B situated within easy walking distance of both Windermere and Bowness. Emma and Gregor truly are the best of hosts; from the warm welcome to the cheery farewells, nothing was too much trouble for them throughout our stay. As soon as you arrive, you can see the love, care and attention they put into the place throughout and that’s what makes this B&B stand out.

We booked the Shute room for three nights with our 2 year old daughter, a large airy room with very comfortable four poster bed and a breakfast table situated in the large bay window. We were delighted to find a selection of children’s books and a place setting with kiddie tableware. With so many places claiming to be child friendly, it was an absolute breath of fresh air to find Emma and Gregor truly were, as they welcomed our little one with open arms and ensured she felt as welcome as we certainly did.

With tea and homemade cake in the afternoon and a complimentary bottle of very nice house red, we felt really spoilt! Breakfast was superb with a wide array of dishes available. My wife alternated between the banana and blueberry pancakes and the banana and almond porridge and enjoyed both equally. After tasting the full English on the first day, I stuck with that for the duration – extremely tasty and well cooked with a perfectly poached egg on each occasion!

As you can pretty much guess, we had a fantastic stay at Rum Doodle and wish we’d been able to stay for longer; it really was a home from home. Thank you Emma and Gregor for making it a lovely stay!

Mr. Adrian Thompson - 10th May, 2013
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We can't praise Rum Doodle enough. One of the friendliest, quirky and yummy places we've ever stayed. The location is superb for Bowness, Windermere or Ambleside. Can't wait to stay again ;-) xx

Ms. Daniela Hahn - 7th May, 2013
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Our Stay
Emma and Hrefor are the most wonderful hosts. Our stay there over two nights was exceptionally good and we would recommend their BnB to our friends and family.

Mr. Kevin Gardner - 3rd May, 2013
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Perfect In Every Way!
From the chilled glass of wine when we arrived to the delicious breakfast the following morning (one of the best we've ever had in a B&B)Rum Doodle is a fabulous place to stay. The owners Emma and Gregor go out of their way to make their guests feel comfortable, relaxed and "at home" with thoughtful additions such as a DVD collection, beautiful waffle dressing gowns in the rooms and quirky little touches to made each bedroom individual. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer...

Miss. Angela Phillips - 16th Apr, 2013
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Nice Bnb
Beautifully furnished property. Comfortable rooms. Great breakfast.

Mr. Philip Tigg - 15th Apr, 2013
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Very Good B&b In Windermere
Stayed here for two nights, the area is very good and quiet, room very nice and clean! Breakfast is awesome ! Will definitely visit again when traveling to Windermere!

Mr. Chi Hang Chiu - 5th Apr, 2013
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Highly Recommended
Every little detail has been thought of to create a very comfortable and stylish B&B. The breakfasts are exceptionally good and served promptly.We had a great time here and highly recommend Rum Doodle!

Mr. Luke Askew - 2nd Apr, 2013
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I am so glad I listened to the excellent reviews and booked to stay at the Rum Doodle. It really made my trip special. The service, welcome, food and room were all perfect. From the homemade carrot cake and tea on arrival, to the delicious biscuits in the room and the exquisite cooked breakfast in the morning- they did not put a foot wrong! Would 100% recommend to anyone, and am also planning to make a return visit in the near future! Thank you!

Miss. Roya Ziaie - 29th Mar, 2013
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Don't Miss Out!
fabulous, luxurious, relaxing, friendly, cosy, quirky, clean, superb breakfast, everything was just perfect. book as soon as you can! when we return to Windermere, we hope we can get back in @ Rum Doodle.

tea/coffee and home made cake on arrival - perfection.

many, many thanks.

Mr. Ian Cunningham - 25th Mar, 2013
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Very Happy Honeymooners!
Fantastic room, location, breakfast,friendly service and we would definitely stay here again.

Mrs. Philippa Vipham - 24th Mar, 2013
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Fantastic Stay!
The stay was absolutely amazing...way beyond my expectations from a BnB! The owners are very warm and will made us feel really comfortable :)

Definitely looking forward to going back sometime this year.

Mr. Amit Kharat - 13th Mar, 2013
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Fantastic B&b
Stayed here for the weekend (9th & 10th March) from the minute we arrived there was a friendly warm welcome, the room was beautiful someone clearly has a very creative streak. It was one of the most relaxing weekends I've ever had.

Miss. Sarah Kenn - 12th Mar, 2013
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This place is absolutely ideal. Clean, good food, friendly hosts, free parking & ideal distance from town. We really can't fault this place.

Mr. Matthew Gilray - 12th Mar, 2013
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Enjoyed our stay here; would return again in a heartbeat, as would my girlfriend. Lovely hotel, lovely people, lovely place.

Mr. Daniel Lawrence - 25th Feb, 2013
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Stay At B&b
Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

Mr. Chris Thomason - 25th Feb, 2013
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Relaxing Rum Doodle
Clean, bright, comfortable, contemporary, and stylish. Very welcoming and helpfull(the cake and coffee went down well). Breakfast worth getting up for - local produce - cooked to perfection and well presented. The king size bed in room 2 compromised the available space in the room - could have been difficult for larger or older people to manouver around the bed. Probably would have given a 5/5 instead of 4/5 had this not been the case. Despite this, we had a lovely, relaxing time and hope to return to Rum Doodle in the near future.

Mr. Huw Jones - 18th Feb, 2013
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Truly Fantastic Stay
Rum Doodle is a million miles from the chintzy decor that is the preserve of guesthouses in this part of the world- Emma and Gregor have clearly put a great deal of effort into creating such a beautiful B&B. We were welcomed with a glass of sauvingon blanc and a lovely chat with Emma who was able to reccomend some fantastic local restaurants. We were torn between staying here or going for a hotel instead and we were both grateful that we chose Rum Doodle- we'll most certainly be back!

Mr. Lucy More - 9th Feb, 2013
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Loved Our Stay
What a welcoming little guest house with beautiful decor and all the amenities you need. Emma and Gregor are your perfect hosts and homemade cakes on arrival went down a treat! Breakfast was expertly served and prepared with a lovely selection of hot choices. The blueberry buttermilk pancakes were delicious! We would definately visit again!

Ms. Amanda Kendall - 4th Feb, 2013
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Nice Stay
Our room (Jungle) was great, with interesting quirky decor. The map theme was very cool.

Breakfast was fab too, with a great choice all cooked to order.

The welcome we received from Emma and Gregor was friendly and they had lots of useful local knowledge for us.

Mr. Michael Walker - 27th Jan, 2013
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Perfect Romantic Getaway
When looking for a place to stay in Windermere my fiancé and I ended up trawling through countless cookie-cutter websites for B&Bs that seemed to advertise the destination rather than the accommodation. Then we landed on Rum Doodle. The website was professional and boasted warm and inviting photos of what seemed to be a real gem hidden away in the Bowness hills.

Upon arrival we were so wonderfully pleased with, not only the decor/style of Rum Doodle, but also the genuine warmth from the owners Emma and Gregor.

Their local knowledge (in particular for scenic locations that will photograph well) was second to none, and they were consistently going the extra mile (even to the point of helping switching out our flat tyre for us, and then telling us of an auto garage where we could have the flat fixed!)

If we had to distil our opinion of the service we received in Rum Doodle down to just two words we would have to choose the following: Above and Beyond.

They made our weekend away that bit more special. We've not a bad word to say about this B&B; professional, well thought out website, quintessentially quaint rooms, warm and wonderful service, and all this wrapped up in the beautiful scenes of the Lake District's Windermere.

In just two nights Rum Doodle has found two new regulars.

Miss. Rachel Challis - 16th Jan, 2013
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It was a delight to have you stay with us at Rum Doodle! Thank you so much for that warm review. We look forwards to when you can visit us again - hopefully sans flat tyre! All the very best for your future together, Emma & Gregor.

Winter Days At Run Doodle
Friendly and helpful host. Knowledgable too. Distinctive and comfortable room. Enjoyable and restful stay.

Dr. Paul Ashton - 10th Jan, 2013
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An Experience To Be Repeated.
It is hard to fault Rum Doodle. The staff are friendly and attentive, and the guesthouse very comfortably and welcoming (and arriving just after the Christmas holiday meant additional cosiness with festive decorations, homemade mince pies and mulled wine, and wonderful scented candles).

The attention to detail was amazing, as well as a commitment to local producers. We didn't fail to notice the locally source chocolates and bath supplies in our room. The breakfast offering was also bespoke and ample, a great day to start the day either walking in the hills or exploring the local towns.

My partner and I will definitely be returning. Graham and Emma, thank you!

Mr. Roy Butler - 3rd Jan, 2013
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Excellent Service
Excellent location within walking distance of Windermere and Bowness. Owners are very friendly and have a great attention to detail. Thank you

Miss. Bethan Evans - 2nd Jan, 2013
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Brilliant Hotel, Would Definitely Recommend
We've just got back from a one night stay at Rum Doodle in and we couldnt fault it. The room was lovely, owners were friendly and the breakfast was scrummy.

We stayed in room 6 which was stunning. it was bright and airy with lots of quirky touches like the vintage cameras and spectacular four poster. We also had breakfast served in our room which was a nice touch. Wouild definitely recoommend the Rum Doodle and will be going back again.

Miss. Emma Parnaby - 11th Dec, 2012
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Lovely Relaxing Break
we visited the hotel 1st december 2012. The hotel was beautiful with bespoke individual rooms. we received a friendly greeting and cannot fault the staff, they were very helpful and welcoming. They provided a very relaxing experience. the breakfasts were fresh and good selection available. We would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone and will definitely be revisiting! thank you for an unforgetable experience in windermere!

Miss. Sarah Sutcliffe - 4th Dec, 2012
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Loved this bed & breakfast! Tucked away between Windermere & Bowness, we were welcomed with a fabulous glass of Shiraz and shown to our room which was beautiful, room no 6... After a day of walking on the Saturday, we came back to our room which was set for breakfast the next morning & offered a complimentary bottle of wine.. The staff were excellent & would definitely return in the near future I hope!! Thank you Rum Doodle xx

Mrs. Michelle Nix - 28th Nov, 2012
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Excellent Short Break
A lovely break in a quirky original place to stay. Thank you

Mrs. Johan Pickering - 22nd Nov, 2012
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Such a lovely welcoming home - wonderful breakfast and quiet location.

fab, despite the november weather!

Miss. Lucinda Blake - 20th Nov, 2012
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Fabulous Stay - Highly Recommended
We recently stayed for 2 nights at Rum Doodle and had a lovely stay. The host was perfect - very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about the area without being too intrusive. Our room was lovely, spacious, very clean and with everything we needed, including lovely biscuits and a cafetiere. We were welcomed with tea, coffee and homemade chocolate cake which was perfect after a long drive. The breakfast was the best we've ever had in a B&B - so many lovely options it was hard to choose. Highly recommended!

Miss. Narelle Lee - 5th Nov, 2012
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3 Days In The Lakes
From the first moment of arrival to the last morning at Rum Doodle B&B we were warmly welcomed by the hosts. The rooms were clean, unique and very well kept. The breakfast selection was amazing an the food that came out even better!

We will surely stay here again one day.

Mr. Gary Byatt - 1st Nov, 2012
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Unique B&b
What a find, we stayed for one night in the Jungle room and loved it. Couldn't fault it, the welcome was lovely along with the room and service we received. The room was on the ground floor next to the front door, so I was a bit worried as I am a light sleeper, but I need not have worried, it was quiet and peaceful and I had a great nights sleep in a lovely comfy bed. The breakfast was spot on, one of the best I have had, 10 out of 10, for both quality and taste. I wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend this Rum DOodle to friends. Met all of my expectations and more, absolutely wonderful.

Miss. Amanda Richards - 30th Oct, 2012
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Highly Recommended
Had a fantastic weekend staying at "Rum Doodle" Beth & Rosie made us feel so welcome, nothing was to much trouble. On our arrival we had Fresh coffee & home made chocolate cake...which was to die for. It was are first trip to windermere...but it won't be our last.

Brilliant location, only 5 minutes walk into Bowness. Breakfast was lovely so much choice.

Can't wait to stay at Rum Doodle again.

Miss. Rachel Meeson - 29th Oct, 2012
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A Lovely Place
It was our second time to Rum Doodle - and we loved it both times. It is a lovely place, with smart rooms that are clean tidy and a bit quirky. 'The Summit' was a great suite and having the little living room was a nice treat. The staff were helpful and kind, while the breakfasts were stunning - high quality stuff that keeps you going through the day. It is ideally place halfway between Bowness and Windermere, with either only a short walk away. We'll definately be comeing back again.

Mr. Mathew Beech - 29th Oct, 2012
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Excellent Stay
Rum Doodle is very highly recommended! The accommodation is clean, and fitted to a very high standard, as well as being impeccably clean. The hosts are very welcoming and the quality of breakfast is very good. Local tourist information is available in volume (whether based on outdoor activities, or local pub and restaurant recommendations) and the staff also help considerably with this. Thank you so much - it was a great stay!

Mr. Nicholas Marsh - 28th Oct, 2012
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Excellent Accomodation
Very comfortable room and fabulous breakfast! The attention to detail was excellent and the personal service has to be recommended

JOAN Roger - 23rd Oct, 2012
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Last Minute Break
Thought it was a lovely B&B. The room was nice and cosy but we did have a problem with the shower - it appears the drain was blocked and so the shower tray would overflow after a couple of minutes - had to bail out of the shower! We were also expecting a bottle of wine which I believe was advertised when booking - I'm not sure whether the disclaimer regarding wine only coming with full price bookings was added after I'd booked, but that's not a much of a problem. The price was fantastic though - £110! All in all a good stay.

Mr. Richard Adams - 17th Oct, 2012
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Very Warm And Comfortable
We enjoy our stay at Rum Doodle,It's a very warm and comfortale place. I wish I could come again.

Xin Wang - 11th Oct, 2012
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Our Honeymoon
We have to create a new word for thank you.Despite the weather our time in Rum Doodle was unique to us not just because of our honeymoon but due to Emma's incredible attention to details. Instead two we stayed for 6 nights.Thank you again!

Miss. Lenka Stankova - 11th Oct, 2012
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The Best B&b Ever!!
From welcome to farewell a fabulous experience. Thank you.

Michael Watson - 10th Oct, 2012
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The Shangri-la Of B&b
Food terrible , bed uncomfortable , rude people......oh wait a minute that's where I live !!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE check this place out , it ticks all the boxes . The breakfast alone should have its own Facebook page! Bed was very comfy. Emma and Gregor are great hosts and their waitress Rosie was terrific too. I believe you would be hard pressed to find a nicer place . I was so sorry to leave , We missed three trains just to stay a bit longer! ----- Tony & Jazz

Anthony Aleppo - 5th Oct, 2012
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Doodles Of Charm
Me and my hubby have just spent a lovely weekend in windermere at the rum doodle for our 10 year wedding anniversary. It took hours of looking at numerous b&bs before this one leapt off the page at us.We aren't a couple who like twee and flowers , so the photographs of the interior looked like just the place for us... We were greeted at the door by Emma and immediatley offered afternoon tea complete with a yummy offering of chocolate and ginger cake- splendid. We booked in room 2 "the jungle" which was perfect to mark our anniversary as it has lots of vintage maps on the wall and vintage travel type accessories (we went backpacking for a year on our honeymoon, so extremely apt furnishings!). We were given a complimentary bottle of pinot upon arrival for booking direct and this was just the perfect drink to relax and unwind before hitting bowness!! The experience of being able to eat our breakfast in our room was a real treat.. never have I stayed anywhere before where this has happened!!

The breakfasts here are second to none and I can honestly say the salmon was undoubtedly the best I have ever had!!.We both had the cumbrian breakfast on the first day and were so full afterwards that we didn't have lunch till 3:30 and that was only because we were being greedy (there really wasn't any need for any lunch!!)A testimony to how good the breakfast is, is that me and my hubby actually got up for it!!!A first in any establishment, especially after sampling the one and only nightclub in bowness the night before!!!

Rum Doodle is a really unique experience. The hosts are very friendly and knowledgable. The decor is charming and well thought out and the food is equisite

This place is probably the only place in the UK where me and my hubby have felt like we have been somewhere very special;

Rum Doodle has had such an effect that my hubby has purchased his first 8 vintage maps as he is apparently making us a decoupage map hallway!!!!!- it'll keep him out of mischief, so thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks Muchly

Karen and Bri

Mrs. Karen Humes - 2nd Oct, 2012
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We had a wonderful time, a brilliant vibe from the moment we arrived. Immaculate room, lovely decour and helpful staff. The breakfasts were fantastic, 'the best full monty i've ever had'. We'd recommend this laid back and intimate bed and breakfast, our only bring the creaky bed although the vintage furniture was quirky and in-keeping with the theme! Thankyou guys !

Caroline Webb - 24th Sep, 2012
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Anniversary Weekend
The Rum Doodle lived up to all the positive reviews that encouraged us to book with them in the first place. A warm friendly welcome (carrot cake on arrival was excellent), the room was clean and comfortable, the breakfast menu was wide and vaired. Would highly recommend a visit.

Mrs. Jackie Stevens - 24th Sep, 2012
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A Great Night
A double bath, bottle of wine and a DVD after possibly the nicest itallian on earth(down the road) made for a fantastic night for the two of us, many thanks

Stefan Kwiatkowski - 18th Sep, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Hi Stefan - we're delighted you enjoyed the bath in the room experience here at Rum Doodle! Best wishes, Emma & Gregor.

Romantic Getaway
The room we booked was beautifully & tastefully decorated. It had a great bay window with a table next to it for having breakfast. Our breakfast was tasty & there were lots of nice options to choose. Would highly recommend & stay again.

Jemima Booth - 15th Sep, 2012
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Thanks Jemima - so glad you enjoyed Rum Doodle!

Doodle Dandy
Would totally recommend. Emma and Gregor and staff lovely people and look after you 100%. Rooms and setting marvellous equi distant between Bowness and Windernere . Will go there again and soon i hope. You can't go wrong with Rum Doodle

Jacqueline Cotton - 14th Sep, 2012
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We do aim for 100% satisfaction here at Rum Doodle Windermere - remember, all direct bookings receive a complimentary bottle of wine during the stay!

Relaxed, Warm And Welcoming
From the moment my boyfriend and I arrived at Rum Doodle we were made to feel welcome. A delicious, cooling orange juice on the patio was just the ticket after a challenging few nights camping. The extra touches are what make this B&B truly special. Thanks for a lovely stay. I would definitely recommend Rum Doodle to anyone staying in the Lake District. You certainly wont be disappointed!

Miss. Krysta Munford - 12th Sep, 2012
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We always aim for a warm welcome here at Rum Doodle, Windermere - thank you so much!

Great B&B, fantastic breakfast, will definitely return, recommended.

Richard Nicoll - 10th Sep, 2012
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Thanks for recommending Rum Doodle - great to have you stay!

Nice Short Break
Very nice B&B with amazing hosts who made us feel very welcome. Perfectly placed between Windemere and Bowness. Great breakfast!!

Mrs. Armine Hutton - 9th Sep, 2012
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Hi Armine - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay here at Rum Doodle Windermere. Hope to see you again soon.

John & Vicky
We had such a warm welcome, the room was fantastic, really spacious with a great view. The full English breakfast was delicious. Cant wait to come back.

John Creese - 7th Sep, 2012
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Many thanks John - we're delighted you loved the room and decor here at Rum Doodle, Windermere.

Agreat 2 Night Stay
Had a great stay at Rum Doodle best breakfast ever we will back when we are in the area. Thanks to Emma for being a great host,tea and cake when we arrived and a nice bottle of red wine what more could you ask for. Would recomend it to anyone visiting the area.

Mrs. Lorna Webster - 3rd Sep, 2012
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Thanks so much for recommending Rum Doodle, Lorna. We'll look forwards to welcoming you back!

Great place to stay, Emma was made for the job, so friendly and helpfull. Her staff were great, the room and breakfast were great as well. Would recommend anyone to stay there

Brian Matheson - 31st Aug, 2012
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Many thanks Brian - we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here at Rum Doodle, Windermere.

Wonderful Stay
Warm, friendly welcome with delicious cake! Lovely atmosphere. Accomodating with a delicious breakfast. Fabulous decor and design. Emma was very informative about possible activities and eateries. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back (would have stayed longer if we could have got a room)!

Wendy Leach - 28th Aug, 2012
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Many thanks Wendy, we'll look forwards to welcoming you back to Rum Doodle, Windermere.

Quality And Quirky
A great place with a good location. Very friendly hostess and a very welcome coffee and cake served on arrival.

Mrs. Anita Rymer - 26th Aug, 2012
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Glad you loved the Rum Doodle cake!

A Good Stay
Great decor, comfy beds, good breakfast and coffee.

Ms. Helen Armstrong - 26th Aug, 2012
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We love our coffee here at Rum Doodle Windermere! Thank you.

Great Stay
From arrival to when we left we were made to feel very welcome. Thank you very much for making our brief stay in Windermere a lovely one.

Mrs. Leanne O\'leary-jackson - 23rd Aug, 2012
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Brief but beautiful! Thank you.

Absolutely fautless service! Amazing rooms! Incredibly hospitable hosts! Fantastic breakfast!What more can we say! Emma and Gregor and staff have a real diamond here,if you are planning to stay in or around Windermere look no further than the simply lovely RUM DOODLE!!!!

Mr. Carl Pollard - 22nd Aug, 2012
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Thank you - we do aim to deliver great service here at Rum Doodle.

Could not have asked for a better stay!

Gregor and Emma both so helpful and cheerful everyday!

Brilliant location! Had a fantastic sleep, which I didn't expect as I'm a light sleeper and our room was on the bottom floor but didn't have an issue. Breakfast was fresh and tasty! Combining design and practicality I would sugget this as a must stay for anyone!

Miss. Kirsty Robertson - 21st Aug, 2012
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Wow! - right back! Thank you so much - so glad you loved Rum Doodle both the bed and the breakfast, in Windermere.

Absolutely Wonderful!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Rum Doodle for 2 nights and had a fabulous time! The room was gorgeous and very comfortable! The breakfast was stunning and Gregor made us feel extremely welcome! The location is perfect for Bowness and Windermere and we'll definately be staying again! We have already recommended Rum Doodle to friends and family!

Rebecca Sutton - 19th Aug, 2012
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Thanks so much Rebecca - we look forwards to welcoming your friends and family to Rum Doodle Windermere!

Enjoyable Stay
We spent a couple of nights at Rum Doodle, the breakfast was exceptional and the room was grand. We would love to return sometime soon.

Gordon Wight - 18th Aug, 2012
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Many thanks Gordon, it was lovely to have you stay with us at Rum Doodle Windermere!

Paul & Joan Howarth
A warm welcome was received by the friendly owners Emma and Gregor. A much appreciated coffee and delicious home-made cake was presented in this beautiful quirky well kept place. Always on hand to help out and has plenty of time for each of the guests. Hospitality and friendliness is high on the list. Would not hesitate in booking again or recommending when next visiting The Lakes.

Mrs. Joan Howarth - 15th Aug, 2012
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So glad you enjoyed the warm welcome and home baking here at Rum Doodle bed and breakfast Windermere. Many thanks for the recommendation!

Quirky And Comfortable!
My boyfriend and I recently stayed at rum doodle and it was more than excellent! It is suitably located between Bowness and Windermere , shops, restaurants and lake only a short walk away! The guesthouse itself is stunning with quirky interiors and very homely! Our room was cosy and comfortable and had everything we needed and each morning we had an excellent breakfast cooked by the lovely owners! Safe to say I would highly recommend this guesthouse and would definitely visit again!

Miss. Suzanne Archibald - 14th Aug, 2012
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Hi Suzanne, thank you so much for that lovely review of Rum Doodle Bed and Breakfast in Windermere. We love quirky! We love homely! Our aim is simply to be stylish, friendly and welcoming.

Lovely B&b
Very friendly welcome, lovely room and breakfasts were fabulous. A lot of time and effort gone into small details. Would definately recommend staying there.

Mrs. Pamela Head - 13th Aug, 2012
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We're delighted you loved the attention to detail here at Rum Doodle Windermere bed and breakfast - thank you so much for your recommendation!

A Fantastic Breakfast
The breakfast is fantastic!

The staff too!

Claudio Confalonieri - 12th Aug, 2012
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Hi Claudio. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Rum Doodle Windermere. You brought us a little bit of Milan style - thank you!

An excellent long weekend. Our host, Gregor, was especially welcoming. The accommodation and breakfasts were superb. We'll be back.

Dr. Ian Burchell - 7th Aug, 2012
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Many thanks Ian, it was a real pleasure to have you stay here at Rum Doodle, Windermere - we hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

Short Stay
Had a great time at Rum Doodle, lovely fresh clean accomodation and a most welcome glass of wine on arrival. Would defo recommend, and will be back soon

Alexander Patterson - 7th Aug, 2012
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Thanks Alexander. It always gives us great pleasure to offer a glass of wine for evening arrivals at Rum Doodle, Windermere. We look forwards to welcoming you back.

Recent Visit
excellent stay,received e-mails to check when we would be arriving, nice welcome on with tea and homemade cake,very informative on local area and great suggestions where to have supper.

Love the decor throughout, bedroom linen excellent quality.

Hearty local produce breakfast would recommend for a short break or overnight stay travelling South to North.

Mrs. Judith Burns-smith - 2nd Aug, 2012
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Many thanks Judith. We're delighted you enjoyed the vintage style here at Rum Doodle, Windermere - and all the good food!

A Relaxing Stay
A fantastic place to stay. A warm welcome, beautiful decor and a tasty breakfast. We will definitely stay here again.

Mr. David Whitehead - 31st Jul, 2012
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Thanks David, it will be great to have you back at Rum Doodle, Windermere.

Wish We Could've Stayed Longer!
Fantastic place, room was perfect for our needs. Really loved the welcome with tea and cake and my daughter loved the freshly baked gingerbread men! Breakfast was lovely and Emma and Gregor were really nice and helpful. The location is fine , just a short walk to bowness. Will be top of our list for a return to Windermere! X

Ms. Julie Moran - 31st Jul, 2012
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Thanks Julie - we love to bake here at Rum Doodle Windermere and we're delighted the gingerbread men were such a hit!

This is probably the best bed and breakfast I have stayed in, the welcome was warm and friendly with tea and cake on arrival, beautiful cups and saucers by the way" our room was stunning a mix of modern with a touch of vintage and an added quirky flair with the unusually interesting wallpaper. Little touches like the books that are appropriate to the area and theme of rum doodle and the homemade heartshape biscuits were an added bonus. Our from room 6 was a view of the hills, which was a perfect setting for breakfast taken in our room. Breakfast was perfect and I shall go back purely to sample the pancakes as our two night stay was not long enough to to sample all the breakfast choices I would have liked. We loved it, thank you for creating such a lovely place!

Amanda Holt - 31st Jul, 2012
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Thank you so much Amanda for such a fantastic review, it really makes us feel we're on the right track - we just want our guests to relax and have a great time! We've put a lot of thought into getting all our rooms right, but we're really pleased with Room 6, which is our largest room here at Rum Doodle, Windermere.

Fabulous Stay
Found out about Rum Doodle on the Internet and the experience certainly didn't disappoint. Fabulous rooms all individually designed with locally sourced bath products (which were a lovely touch), superb breakfast and a lovely welcoming couple running the show. I would definitely stay here again and would happily recommend to anyone wanting to explore the lake district.

Emma Smith - 29th Jul, 2012
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Many thanks Emma - so glad you enjoyed the award-winning breakfast and the lovely eco-friendly bath products here at Rum Doodle, Windermere.

Wonderful Experience
My husband and I were up near the lakes for business and decided to add a few days enjoying the area. Rum Doodle was such a wonderful place to stay. Emma and Gregor are such warm people and have created an equally warm place to stay. Our room was perfect and clean and comfortable. My husband enjoyed the English b'fast (quality ingredients) and I had a delicious porridge second to none. We look forward to our next trip and will most certainly be recommending Rum doodle to friends and business colleagues.

Mrs. Nina Slattery - 28th Jul, 2012
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Thanks Nina, it was a a delight for us to add pleasure to your business trip here at Rum Doodle, Windermere. Very best of luck with VIP - Very Important Nuts!

A Perfect Quirky Escape
Rum Doodle was an absolutely brilliant base for our short break in the Lakes. The thoughtful (and wonderfully quirky!) touches and attention to detail made it the perfect B&B - we loved the map wallpaper in our room (Jungle), the amazing selection of turn of the century Lakes travel guides, and a copy of 'The Ascent of Rum Doodle' itself. Emma and Gregor were fantastic hosts and we would definitely come back and stay again! Thank you :-)

Miss. Philippa Dunn - 23rd Jul, 2012
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We love wonderfully quirky! Hope you had a chance to read Rum Doodle, the book's wackiness helped inspire our unique take on vintage design.

Emma Ia A Star
Nothing was too much trouble for Emma from the home made cakes on arrival to asking what we like to eat and the best places to stay when we got there.

Top marks to Emma and her husband for sourcing such fresh produce.

Breakfast was very good. The room was lovely and homely with a certain sense of style.

Debbie Carson - 17th Jul, 2012
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Many thanks Debbie, we pride ourselves on choosing the very best produce for our award-winning breakfast here at Rum Doodle, Windermere.

Five Stars
An excellent B&B! Good value and wonderful breakfasts. Very helpful and welcoming owners and an excellent location for walks, shops and restaurants. We will be back to this excellent, quirky bed and breakfast soon!

Miss. Heather Palmer - 29th Jun, 2012
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Thanks Heather, we chose the location carefully for Rum Doodle, Windermere - we're on a quiet street, yet just minutes walk away from some wonderful restaurants. We look forwards to welcoming you back soon!

Execellent in : location; cleaning; service; facilities;

Riccardo Chimienti - 26th Jun, 2012
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Many thanks Riccardo - Rum Doodle aims to offer a really warm personal service - so glad you were happy.

Very friendly welcome. Neat,clean and homely B and B.

Good to see a more ambitious breakfast menu

Thank you

GEOFF BEALES - 24th Jun, 2012
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Many thanks Geoff. So many people have commented now on the variety of our award-winning breakfast here at Rum Doodle, Windermere. Choice and quality are important to us and we are so glad you appreciate what we're trying to offer here.

Intriguing Sojourn
We came across Rumdoodle guest house by accident on the net. From the first warm email we began to look forward to our stay and we were not disappointed. The ambiance was delightful, our room spacious and comfortable and the food excellent. Emma and Gregor could not have been more welcoming and helpful.

David Pearson - 18th Jun, 2012
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We're delighted you found Rum Doodle, Windermere intriguing David - thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful words.

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Attractions - Rum Doodle Windermere

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Windermere Steamboats Museum - Windermere - Museum

Distance 0.37 miles (0.59 km)
Windermere Steamboats & Museum is located on a former sand wharf site where, for many years, barges unloaded gravel dredged from the bed of the lake. When this operation ceased in 1975, the Windermere Nautical Trust acquired the use of the site and the Museum was built in 1976-77 with the help of The Maritime Trust and the English Tourist Board. For a great day out visit the Windermere Steamboats & Museum situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Windermere. This Windermere attraction offers a unique and historic collection of Steam and Motor Boats. Steam Launch Trips, Shop and Refreshments. The Museum is open 10am to 5pm daily from mid-March to the first week in November

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

World of Beatrix Potter - Bowness-on-Windermere - Landmark

Distance 0.56 miles (0.89 km)
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction can be found in Windermere. The attraction as won a number of awards and is One of the Top Ten most Popular Visitor Centres and the centre is a place for all the family young and old. Within the centre you will discover Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle Duck and all their friends in a magical indoor recreation of Beatrix Potter classic tales, with the sights, sounds and also the smells of the countryside. You will be able to see Mrs. Tiggy-winkle in the Kitchen, go past Jeremy Fisher's Pond and even walk through Squirrel Nutkin's Old Oak Tree? Also at the centre you will be able to learn more about Beatrix Potter's life in the Hidden Beatrix Potter's presentation and video wall. Take a break in the Tailor of Gloucester Tea Rooms and then a visit to shop where you can browse and purchase top quality Beatrix Potter merchandise.

Stott Park Bobbin Mill - Newby Bridge - Museum

Stott Park Bobbin Mill - Newby Bridge - Museum

Distance 6.37 miles (10.19 km)
A working mill built in 1835, Stott Park created the wooden bobbins vital to the spinning and weaving industries of Lancashire. Typical of mills across Cumbria, today you can see industry from a bygone age and watch as bobbins are made using the mill's original machinery. Although Stott Park worked continuously until 1971, it remains almost identical to its Victorian appearance of 100 years ago. With its Victorian machinery originally powered by a waterwheel and steam engine, Stott Park used birch, ash and sycamore to make wooden tool handles as well as bobbins. The mass of belts which fill the building still drive the cutting, boring and finishing machines than turn long thin poles into bobbins. You can watch a bobbin being made, and take it home as a souvenir.