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Jays Nest is a luxurious, self-contained apartment. The spacious accommodation comprises open-plan living room, dining area & fully fitted kitchen, with high vaulted ceiling & real oak floor. The living room enjoys fantastic views over the village of Windermere & the surrounding fells. The spacious double bedroom has an en suite bathroom with underfloor heating.
French doors open from the living room onto a private garden & elevated deck with views over Windermere & the surrounding mountains. The garden is part-bordered by an area of woodland. A BBQ is provided, perfect for eating al-fresco overlooking the Lakeland Fells!
Jays Nest is entirely private from the attached owners accommodation and has the benefit of private parking off a private drive.
We stayed 4 nights at Jay's nest just before Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay . The accommodation was very warm and cosy and well equipped with everything you would need, it was very clean and tidy and quiet just what we like.
It was lovely that there was a Christmas tree outside the front door and one inside. Jay's nest is in a great location you can walk into windermere in 10mins or Bowness on windermere were there are some lovely restaurants. Gary was on hand if you needed anything .
I would definitely recommend this accommodation for exploring the lakes and I look forward to staying there again in the future.
Visited December 2022
Written January 22, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sheffield, United Kingdom58 contributions
Stayed at Jays Nest over the Jubilee Bank Holiday. We had a lovely 4 night break that was booked last minute. Good communication and instructions from the owners. In a great position for both Windermere and Bowness. Lovely clean and well equipped property. Great private sitting out area overlooking Windermere. We couldn’t fault anything and would definitely stay here again.
Visited June 2022
Written June 6, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Plymouth, United Kingdom7 contributions
A Perfect Getaway
Jay's Nest is perfectly situated for exploring all the Lake District has to offer. You can walk down to Bowness easily but then escape the bustle by returning back up the the village where the property is located.
We found Jay's Nest to be spotlessly clean and really well equipped for everything you need for a self catering stay.
Ange and Gary were lovely hosts and only too pleased to offer advice on the local area, as well as having provided leaflets, maps and books already.
We would definitely book again and certainly recommend to anyone looking to stay in the Lake District.
Visited September 2021
Written September 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We booked this beatiful accomadation and were not disappointed. The place was very clean and well equipped. Would recommand Jays nest to anyone who wants to relax.
Visited June 2021
Written June 29, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Spacious and scenic!
Jays Nest is a spacious stylish property that has everything you need for your stay. It also has stunning views of Windermere from your sofa and is only a 10 minute stroll to Bowness or Windermere. We were made to feel very welcome and cant wait to come back next year!!
Visited March 2019
Written March 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks for the great review. We’re really pleased you enjoyed the space & views! Hope to see you back soon, G&A
Written March 30, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Very comfortable accommodation in a great location. Gary and Ange were very welcoming and we had a wonderfully relaxing few days.
Visited December 2018
Written December 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Scarborough, United Kingdom4 contributions
Love the place.
Everything we needed plus some nice touches. CLEAN, roomy - on the fringes but still well placed - Bowness and Windermere an easy walk unless you`re VERY lazy. Hosts friendly and take a genuine interest, but "the Nest" remains quiet and peaceful, a private place, and bed`s comfy too.
If was being picky, would say the only thing we missed would be a log burner but I`d also have to temper that with the fact we`re both log burner daft so we`re a bit biased - still booked it tho`, and are very glad we did, `tis quite a find!
More choice in Bowness, but lots of options for food/drink locally. Oh, yeah, and check out the Hole in t`Wall in Bowness if you enjoy a proper pub, seriously - good beer, good food and log fires, also noticeably cheaper than some of the nearby ripoff joints too! Lots to see.
We loved Jays Nest and would be very happy to go back again when able.
AL + PENNY
Visited October 2018
Written October 14, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We really pleased you enjoyed your stay. When we built Jays Nest we did look into installing a log burner but this wasn't practical due to roof height/short flue issues. Jays Nest is really well insulated & we feel the heat output of a log burner would be too high - hence our choice to install a living flame gas fire as a focal point instead!
Written October 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom163 contributions
Could and should have been better!!
Well located situated between Bowness and Windermere and with excellent transport links to all parts of the Lake District and with great views this place has a lot going for it.
Unfortunately on our visit here we did have several issues, the place was not cleaned properly at all and the freezer section of fridge was iced up causing water to leak onto and spoil our food in the fridge.
There is mould growing on bathroom windows and various other points need to be addressed.
The owners were on holiday on our arrival and did not make any effort to contact us during our stay when they returned, so we did not meet them!
I would have expected a “welcome pack”of basic foodstuffs(tea,milk,bread etc) and cleaning products( wash up liquid, bleach etc) and Toilet rolls!!! To be provided as in EVERY other rental I have ever stayed in.
The filthy barbecue and slippy leaf covered decking were also unable to be used negating the benefits of the outside space.
It appeared that the owners seemed to have slipped into “end of season” mode a little early? And took there eye off the ball in regards to running there business!
I still rate this rental very good due to location,BUT I feel the owners need to re-focus and make sure they personally check all is well prior to all occupants arriving.
Visited September 2018
Written October 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks for your valued & in-depth feedback. We were indeed on holiday on your arrival & had relied on a new cleaner to prepare Jays Nest for you. Unfortunately it would appear that our usual standards were not met with respect to cleaning & defrosting the freezer compartment. Cleaning products were mistakenly removed & have now been replaced. The decking should have been swept of leaves but as with any timber decking we do advise not using it when wet. We didn’t return until towards the end of your stay & noticed the curtains were constantly drawn. We take this as a sign guests want privacy & we are therefore reluctant to knock on your door. In such circumstances we try to keep an eye out for you, but on this very rare occasion, we didn’t manage to see you. Had we learned of your issues during your stay we would have attended to immediately, as we always do. As a self-catering property, most guests bring food with them or shop on arrival. We are quite clear about this in our literature where we do offer a welcome pack on request. Jays Nest is busy all year round & we always take the opportunity for re-decorating & maintenance when occupancy allows, usually from the end of October. Despite your issues we are pleased to hear you seemed to otherwise enjoy your stay.
Written October 4, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Very comfortable and quiet place with nice outdoor space. We were provided with everything that’s needed. Great location, just a short walk to Bowness and Windermere centre. We would stay here again.
Visited August 2018
Written September 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thanks for taking the time to review Maria. Hope to see you again at Jays Nest!
Written September 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
My boyfriend and I booked this as a last minute decision to head to the Lakes for a few days. We are so lucky that this place was available as it was perfect for us. Great location, had everything you could need, clean, spacious yet cosy and super comfortable. The owners are lovely, highly recommend staying here. We would definitely consider staying here again on future visits to our favourite place!
Visited August 2018
Written August 26, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay & found Jays Nest so comfortable. Would love to see you stay with us again.
Best wishes, Gary & Ange
Written August 28, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
The village of Windermere is just 10 minutes walk, Bowness & the lake 15 minutes. Enjoy quiet, scenic walks and mountain bike routes from the door with spectacular lake & mountain views.
Windermere & Bowness are chock full of wonderful restaurants, pubs & cafes. Lots of cosy country pubs close by, historic houses & gardens also. Enjoy a cruise or an evening at The Old Laundry theatre.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
No refund available if you cancel thereafter
*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount
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