The Lofty Nest

About Us

A modern century home in the intimate village of Winchester, ON

Welcome to The Lofty Nest! Located 30 minutes south of Ottawa (Canada’s Capital City) in the intimate village of Winchester. This Century home was gutted and lovingly restored, using reclaimed materials, sweat and love. Visiting for work, play or just the experience of living in a tiny house, the Lofty Nest will charm you with its ‘Instaworthy’ decor and hotel standards. Perfect for 1 or 2 guests, but can accommodate up to 4. Ideal for visitors, contractors or business professionals.

The space
Only 425 square feet per floor, the Lofty Nest is one of the areas original, tiny houses. The main floor has an open concept that includes living room, dining room and kitchen area. A work station and washer/dryer make longer stays comfortable. Upstairs both bedrooms are located in an open loft with shared bathroom. (Note that there are no doors on bedroom areas, as it is an open loft). Most appliances, fixtures and furniture are new.

Special touches
Free WiFi
Smart TV with Netflix
Board Games 
Iron & Ironing Board 
Washer/Dryer (for longer stays only)
Books & Magazines
Extra Blankets & Pillows

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Guest access
The entire house is available to guests, except for the basement area, which is used for storage. The washer and dryer are located in the basement and only available for guests who are booked for two weeks or longer. The Laundromat is available in the village for shorter stays.

Other things to note
The door has a smart lock for private entrance. The house has security cameras that monitor the exterior of the home. An Ecobee Thermostat on premises that can be controlled remotely or through Alexa. 

Wife of one, Mother of six, business owner of four. Advocate for the poor.

Have any questions or concerns? I do not Iive at this property, but am close by and available, if you need me. If you have special requests, please let me know and I will do my best to accomodate.

Nanda, Your Host

Location Details


Free WiFi & Air Conditioning

Parking for two vehicles

Laptop Friendly Workspace

A table or desk with space for a laptop and a chair that’s comfortable to work in


Patio and Deck

Backyard Garden

BBQ & Utensils

Family Features


Children’s Books and Toys

Books & Magazines

Board Games and Gaming Console – Available Upon Request


Oven/Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher

Microwave, Bread Maker

Washer/Dryer available upon request


Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper

Hangers, Extra pillows and Blankets

Hair Dryer


Kitchen Items

Space where guests can cook their own meals

Dishes and silverware

Pots and pans, Baking sheet oil, salt and pepper

Bread maker, Coffee maker

Checkin & Checkout

Checkin as per booking confirmation

Checkout: 11:00AM

Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation for 48 hours
After that, cancel up to 5 days before check-in and get a full refund, minus the service fee.
House Rules

Checkout: 11:00 a.m.

No smoking

No pets

No parties or events

No unregistered guests


Location & Nearby Attractions

The village of Winchester is a hidden gem located between the cities of Ottawa and Cornwall, and only 40 minutes from the US Border at Ogdensburg, New York. Travel a half an hour to visit area attractions, such as Upper Canada Village, Parliament Hill, Canadian War Museum, Diefenbunker, the Byward Market, Calypso Water Park and many more.

Centrally located, the Lofty Nest is within walking distance to local cafes, where you can drink enormous cups of freshly brewed, locally roasted coffee. Perfectly situated to sample some of Winchester’s favourite eateries. Pull-apart Apple Cinnamon Bread by Simply Baked, Hotel California Pizza by Iron Forge or my personal favourite, Spinach & Feta Crepe by Cup of Jo’s. Winchester is also home to a 24-hour grocery store, thrift store, book shop, spa, salons, clothing boutique and a number of eclectic gift shops. Safe and quiet neighbourhood.

Within walking distance to the Movie Theatre, Gym, Skating Arena, Outdoor Pool, Library, Hospital, Shopping District.

Only 30 minutes to the Ottawa International Airport or Via Rail Train Station. Situated 45 minutes from the Ogdensburg International Airport.

Restaurants - Eat-In
  • Iron Forge Pizzeria
  • Mary’s Restaurant
  • Country Kitchen
Meal Prep - Pre-Order
  • Cup of Jo’s – Jo’s Family Meal Boxes
  • Black Shallot Meal Prep Services
  • Winchelsea Events
  • Main Street Clothing
  • Forever Young Creations
  • The Planted Arrow Flowers & Gifts
Spa & Beauty
  • The Heritage House Health Spa 
  • Aqua Beauty
  • Makeup2Go
Take Out
  • Fat Les’ Chip Truck
  • The Copper Penny Food Truck
  • Simply Baked Catering
Health & Wellness
  • Summers Physio & Fitness
  • Healthgirl Yoga
  • The Nurturing Swede Wellness
Culinary Tourism

Guest Reviews

When we first stumbled upon this small house on AirBnB, it seemed almost too good to be true. There must be a catch! But everything was as perfect as it seemed online. Nanda is the most thoughtful, gracious host.


We had a great time at The Lofty Nest! The communication was super easy and quick and the place looks exactly like it does on the pictures. The neighborhood is very conveniently located. Would absolutely recommend to stay there!


 I found this place to be very clean, comfortable, and perfectly sized for one to two people. The bathroom and shower was excellent. You could tell that Nanda made sure that the house is very clean. I honestly think this is a bargain. I am looking forward to staying here again one day.


Very tidy and lovely house equipped with everything you need. A good bed and nice bathroom. Nanda is a great host and there when you need anything! We had a great stay!


The Lofty Nest is a quiet, clean, spacious and calming place. It is close to all the local amenities. The whole place made us feel at ease. Nanda was very nice, easy to talk to and very friendly when she welcomed us. I would definitely come again!


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Located 30 minutes south of Ottawa (Canada’s Capital City) in the intimate village of Winchester. This Century home was gutted and lovingly restored, using reclaimed materials, sweat and love.