Travel writer Bill Bryson describes ‘The Ascent of Rum Doodle’ as “... one of the funniest books you will ever read. We agree and adore the book so much that when we moved our family to the Lakes to start a new life running a B&B in Windermere, Rum Doodle seemed the perfect name.
Set in the 1930s, the book is a spoof about a climbing expedition to conquer the highest peak in the Himalayas, the fictional Rum Doodle. The author, W.E. Bowman never got to the Himalayas, but instead, took his inspiration from climbing in the Lake District.
We’ve taken our inspiration from the vintage feel of the book and its characters. The 9 rooms are named after the hapless adventurers, while the top floor suite is naturally, The Summit.
But there's no roughing it here; rather you'll have fine Egyptian cotton bed linen, award winning breakfasts and free Wi-Fi throughout the house. The bumbling explorers were fuelled by copious amounts of ‘medicinal' champagne. At Rum Doodle bed and breakfast, champagne, Prosecco & wine is available without having to scale a peak. And for added treats, we have local hand made chocolates, flowers or silk rose petals scattered on your bed.