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“Amazing stay in Windermere”

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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AndyandHe...
Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing stay in Windermere”
Reviewed February 8, 2014 for a stay in November 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Rather a late review for our stay at Jays Nest from 7-10th November, but we had a wonderful stay and just had to share our comments.
We contacted Gary a few times before our stay, once to arrange for an early arrival and then again to arrange for some Champagne to be left in the cottage when we arrived, as it was my boyfriends 30th birthday! He was very helpful with both requests and offered a few options for the champagne.
On arrival everything was perfect! The cottage was spotlessly clean and there was literally everything you would need for your stay. There was recommendations left for restaurants, cafés and walks - a nice touch. The location was excellent for exploring the local area. We could walk to the train station and down into Bowness for shops and restaurants.
We didn't meet Gary and Ange until we were leaving on our last day but we always felt that we could call or pop round if there was anything we needed.
Overall we had a wonderful stay and will definitely be returning in the future.
Thanks again Gary and Ange

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Stephanie...
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“FABULOUS PLACE”
Reviewed December 5, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
1
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This is the second time we've stayed here and I just can't say enough good things about Jay's Nest, we just love it here......we'd live here if we could!!!! The cottage is modern & spacious but has a lovely cosy feel and offers real value for money when you look at other similar styles of accommodation. It is extremely well equipped and has some lovely personal touches...the flapjacks were delicious, thank you. The bed, pillows and bedding are so comfortable, we didn't want to get up!!! The view out of the living room window is fantastic because the cottage is quite high up. We were lucky enough when we stayed to watch a brilliant, unexpected firework display below....we had a birds eye view from the window and right next to a beautiful warm fire!! There's plenty of information about local walks and restaurants etc which we found really helpful. Booths is definately worth a visit if you're eating in instead of Tesco's or Co-op because there are some lovely choices of food there. It probably took about 15-20 minutes to walk to either Bowness or Windermere where there are some lovely shops and restaurants. A really nice, shortish walk we came across which was beautiful & romantic (& easy) was off Rayrigg Road by the bus stop, across a field which brought you out to the treelined shores of Windermere. If you follow the shoreline until you hear running water, you come across a waterfall. We had a brilliant time here again and Ange and Gary are really helpful and accommodating. We literally can't fault anything and have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation for a lovely 'get away from it all' break. Thanks again, look forward to staying again.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing not to like
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 2, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Liked best: Comfortable and warm nature of the accomodation
Liked least: Nothing really. Only issue was we couldn't find a local Chinese takeaway that delivered!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
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Norman C
St Albans
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent wee apartment for two”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Located away from busy Bowness and closer to nicer Windermere. Private and very comfortable fits 2 adults easily with well equipped kitchen, comfy sofas, tv, dvd, music and a great bed. Power shower is great. Fantastic restaurants nearby and a good healthy walk up the hill afterwards. Never saw owners as no need but knew we could contact them if required as just next door. Price is right and we will be going back for longer than 3 days next time.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: no bath mat
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Caroline9...
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
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“Excellent location, good amenities, very suitable for married couple”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We booked Jay's Nest from Australia. The owners were extremely helpful and cooperative as we were not able to stay a full week and we were not penalised for this in the fee we paid. The cottage was clean, had good quality equipment and is very suitably located for those wishing to be independent and go sightseeing via car. We were fortunate during our stay that the weather was superb which helped us enormously as we were able to get out and about for extended day tours and have a comfortable place to come back to. The bathroom could benefit from a toilet brush, just a minor inconvenience but nothing we couldn't live with. Also, for anyone with a large car, parking might be a problem however the owners were extremely obliging and made sure our small car always had a space of its own. As first time visitors to the Lake District it was a wonderful, happy experience aided by the accommodation being user friendly and very convenient to amenities travellers may need. As with another visitor, we hadn't realised that the cottage wasn't detached but that wasn't the owners fault in any way and this was in no way detrimental to our enjoyment or privacy.

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Liked best: The location, very central for accessing shops and restaurants and sightseeing
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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EveryDeta...
Grimsby
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good clean accomadation just not the romantic hideaway retreat I'd hoped”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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person found this review helpful

Stayed here in July for 3 nights Wed - Sat. After much research trying to find the perfect accommodation in easy walking distance to winderemere I settled on jays nest for our romantic break away.

The accomadation is well appointed and clean, there was no welcome when we arrived but that was fine as the key was held in the secure lock. I think i felt disappointed as the accomadation is actually an extension above the owners garage so is attached to their home, which is situated on a residential road. Unfortunately the owners must have wooden stairs & our looked forward to lay in since we had escaped the children wasn't to be. I also felt that the garden wasn't as private as it could be and whilst we sat out to enjoy our breakfast it did feel a bit awkward as people were walking past.

However it is central and easy to walk to bowness and Windermere. There is a book with recommendations of eateries & places to go, we had beautiful weather so enjoyed all that the lakes had to offer.

On checkout at the designated time we knocked to handover the key having not seen the owners for the 4 days but unfortunately had to post through the door. In other self catering accomadation I have stayed I have either been welcomed or said good bye to, I felt that this was missing at jays nest.

We ordered online shopping & had this delivered first evening which was great idea, the supermarkets are few and far between & the odd co-op doesn't always have what you would like, def recommend doing this.

Overall good clean accomadation in easy reach of Windermere and bowness but if you are looking for a hideaway romantic retreat I don't think this is the place

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Management Response
Oct 1, 2013
Thank you for you valued & detailed comments. We're sorry we weren't on hand to greet you on this occasion - we pride ourselves on our customer service but sadly could not be on hand this time due to family circumstances. This is the only comment we have ever had in 4 years about noise from our stairs & we now plan to carpet them. Again, sorry you were disappointed to find that Jays Nest is attached to our home but our website clearly states this is the case. Most of our guests find the privacy they are looking for but occasionally a neighbour may get a fleeting glimpse of part of the garden whilst walking or driving past (although they will be 25 metres away on the private drive).
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Linda4507
Bribie Island
1 review
“Wonderful Lake District cottage.”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Jay's Nest is a modern, clean and very confortable holiday cottage for a couple. The kitchen is well set up, plenty of storage space in the bathroom and bedroom, a great feeling of seclusion but with Gary and Ange nearby for any questions or advice. They are excellent hosts and do all they can to make the stay comfortable. Good location. Overall very good value.

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Liked best: The privacy and the
Liked least: Furniture is on the low side for anyone with bad knees,
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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