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.


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


About The Space

Only 425 square feet per floor, the Lofty Nest is one of the area’s original Tiny Homes. The main floor features an open concept layout that includes the living room, dining room and kitchen area. Upstairs, both bedrooms are located in an open loft with a shared bathroom. A laptop workstation and washer/dryer make longer stays comfortable.


Special Touches

The loft was designed with the intention of bringing you peace, calm, and luxury. We do this by featuring special touches and going the extra mile for guests, such as:

• Heart-warming fireplace and refreshing air conditioning
• Extra blankets & pillows for extra comfort
• Smart TV with Netflix and free wifi
• Temperature control; Ecobee thermostat controlled by Alexa
• Scented Wax Warmer with Scentsy melts

Please note: 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.

Checkout: 11am, Check-in as per booking confirmation.

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

House Rules: No smoking, no pets, no parties or events, no unregistered guests.

Location Details


Free Wifi
Air Conditioning & Fireplace

Patio and Deck

BBQ & Utensils

Backyard Garden

Family Features

Smart TV with Netflix

Children’s Books and Toys

Books & Magazines

Board Games and Gaming Console*


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


Oven & Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher


Washer & Dryer*

Iron & Ironing Board


Towels & Bed Sheets


Extra Pillows & Blankets

Hair Dryer

Complimentary Toilet Paper

Exercise Mat*

Kitchen Items

Kitchen space for guests to cook their own meals

Dishes & Silverware

Coffee Machine

Pots & Pans, Baking Sheet, Oil, Salt & Pepper

Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Creamer

* Available by request


Location & Nearby Attractions

The village of Winchester is a hidden gem located between the cities of Ottawa and Cornwall. 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 and locally roasted coffee. It’s also perfectly situated to sample some of Winchester’s favourite eateries. Some of our favourites include the Pull-apart Apple Cinnamon Bread by Simply Baked, the Hotel California Pizza by Iron Forge, and most definitely the 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. The neighbourhood is safe and quiet. The loft is also within walking distance to a movie theatre, gym, skating arena, outdoor pool, library, hospital, and the local shopping district.

 If travelling from afar, the loft is only 30 minutes to the Ottawa International Airport or Via Rail Train Station, and only 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

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.”

– Sarah

“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!”

– Brandy

“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!”

– David

“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!”

– Amanda

“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.”

– Steve

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      You will NOT be disappointed if you stay here! Nanda has thought of everything, and the pictures don’t do “The... read more

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  •   Our stay at Nanda’s home was absolutely lovely. Very easy to check in, everything was super clean and we felt... read more

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      Beautiful loft
    All brand new finishes.
    Very clean and cozy

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      Nanda was a great host and very helpful whenever I had a particular question. The place was a cute cozy... read more

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  •   Nanda is an amazing host, the place is spotless and a great home away from home.

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      The Lofty nest is a beautifully renovated little home with much careful attention given to design and decor. Cleanliness is... read more

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      NASA's cozy nest of a house is exactly what is advertised in the pictures. Clean, cozy, and welcoming space.

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  •   Calm and comfort

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      A beautiful cute little home. Everything made available for a great stay. Highly recommend.

    thumb Wilma

      Super clean, easy check-in. Great amenities and location. Nanda's place is amazing and will stay again.

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  •   Beautiful home, perfect for a cozy relaxing getaway.

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      It is a great little place to stay in town. As someone who likes to cook I really appreciated... read more

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      Our stay at The Lofty Nest was amazing! The home was charming, comfortable, perfectly clean and enjoyable. We would definitely... read more

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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.