Jay’s Nest is nestled in the busy Lake District village of Windermere, set back from the main hustle and bustle but only 10 minutes-walk away from great bars, shops and restaurants

Our accommodation makes the perfect base for lovers of the outdoors. You will be able to enjoy easy/moderate walks straight from your door to the hills around Windermere, such as School Knott, Orrest Head & Brantfell with stunning lake & mountain views. For more serious hiking, a short drive & you are at the foot of some of Lakelands highest peaks.

Windermere, Bowness & the surrounding area abound with pubs, restaurants & cafes, all just a short walk away. The owners have tried them all & are happy to advise on the best!






We have a variety of activities close at hand – paddle boarding, sailing, mountain biking, e-biking, all available to hire locally. Alternatively relax on a lake cruise on one of our splendid steamers, or hire a self-drive boat and picnic on the shore.




Don’t miss colourful local events such as Sheepdog Trials, Grasmere & Ambleside Sports and Cartmel Races.

If you need advice on the local area, such as the best country pubs, restaurants and local walks (the ones not on the tourist trail!), the owners are on hand to assist. We are experts on holidaying ourselves and believe we know what you need to make your holiday a success!!

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