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Family friendly refurbished townhouse in a convenient location + 5 star reviews

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8 + 2 in 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms.

Mona House is a 4 bedroom Victorian terraced house sleeping 8+2 in 4 bedrooms. Recently refurbished, it provides the comforts of a modern home whilst still retaining period features. The accommodation is particularly suited to a larger family or a 2 family gathering. It is also suitable for groups of adults, sleeping up to 8 max in separate beds. It is a 3 minute level walk from the town centre, 10 minutes from the lake and within a short walk of the leisure pool, play parks and family cycle track. We have set the house up to be used as we use it - as a base to enjoy The Lakes' outdoors. There is storage space in the house for kit, lots of walking and cycling guides together with things like local weatherproof maps, picnic boxes and flasks etc. We also provide information to help you make decisions on where to go and what to do which saves you valuable time, especially over a weekend. Free wifi. No loud music / partying allowed in the house at any time and sorry no pets. We have not subscribed to online booking by credit card so you do not have to pay the 8-10% 'Service Fee' that Owners Direct have introduced for properties that have done so. Please call me if you would like to discuss this.


Owner
Nigel Ezard
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 July, 2017

About Nigel Ezard

I live in Yorkshire with my wife and 2 young children. I have spent the last 8 years primarily caring for the children and Mona House is the result of one of my several 'projects' which have helped keep me sane during that time! Keswick is a place I have known since childhood - first as a camping destination, later for it's mountain biking and fell walking and now as a great place for family adventures.

Nigel Ezard purchased this house in 2009

Why Nigel Ezard chose Keswick & North Lakes

The house came to our attention primarily because it's sale kept falling though. When we bought it in 2009 it had rising damp, a leaking roof and many other problems which needed attention - which meant we could afford something we'd never dared dream of. Undeterred by the work we bought it and employed a local builder to drag it back to life...and I myself spent many evenings camped out on the building site floor. For us, the main attraction of Keswick is that it's a place where we can access all we'd want to do without having to travel more than 15 minutes (if at all). In the immediate area there's walking, cycling, boating/watersports, a climbing wall, play park, cinema, theatre, swimming pool, shopping, eating and of course endless rounds of crazy golf!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Returned from a fantastic weekend in Keswick. The house was everything we needed and loads more besides! A lovely house in a great location. We had a relaxing weekend and would love to return. Many thanks from all the *** family.'



'We had a fantastic weekend in Mona House! You truly have a lovely home there and we all hope to return one day! We certainly made good use of the Keswick nightlife - who knew it was so good!'



'We had a great time. The weather was fairly kind after the amount of rain lately. We would recommend staying at your house to anybody that wished to have a break in the lakes.'
Sep 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Keswick in Allerdale District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Located on the first floor half landing
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite to Bedroom 1 on the second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Full Size bunk bedded room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Quality zip-link Superking bed which can be split into twin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Twin Room on first floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , King bed plus a double futon sofabed. En-suite shower room.
  • Capacity: Sleeps 8 in beds plus 2 in a sofabed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Mona House is a NON-SMOKING house and sorry, but WE DO NOT ACCEPT PETS due to family allergies. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: All energy, linen, towels and post-stay cleaning are included in the price. The house has an enclosed and gated back yard which provides an ideal place to enjoy a morning coffee (table/seating provided). It also has a secure anchor point for bikes if needed (heavy duty security chain / lock provided). Alternatively, there is room to store bikes inside the house in the storage area under the stairs. LAYOUT - GND - Living Rm, Dining Rm, Kitchen. 1ST - Bed 2, Bed 3 & Bathroom. 2ND - Bed 1 (Ensuite) & Bed 4 Bedroom 2 on the first floor has a TV/DVD - and ideal place to stick the kids in front of a film if you need some peace and quiet in the living room!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)

Family friendly refurbished townhouse in a convenient location + 5 star reviews
average rating of 4.910714 based on 57 reviews
5

Great house, great location, perfect Keswick base for families

  • 5 of 5

Mona House is a perfect house to stay in Keswick. Ideally located a short walk from the local amenities and Lake, it is very nicely decorated and feels very spacious with good sized rooms, a really well stocked kitchen and a good sized dining area. Information is provided with really useful personal touches and directions to places of interest. Would definitely recommend as base for enjoying Keswick and exploring the rest of the Lakes.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it - comfortable and perfect size for us

  • 4 of 5

Just a weekend stay whilst we were at the Keswick Mountain Festival. Great location for getting to Crow Park and lovely comfortable beds. Bit of a lack of space for our food in the kitchen, shame the working fridge was in the dining room and the oven could have done with a clean. Otherwise all lovely

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review P. I'm sorry that you found a couple of issues. There is a double cupboard in the kitchen for food. Unfortunately it sometimes gets filled with pans and serving dishes which belong in another cupboard further away from the dishwasher. The kitchen fridge does work - it must have been turned off on the dial by the previous guests. I've spoken to our (fantastic) cleaner just to remind her to check the oven after each stay. I understand that some food spilt by the previous guests had burnt when the oven was used and caused some smoke. Many thanks for your feedback.
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5

Lovely holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, comfortable, convenient and plenty of info to help you enjoy your stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful "Home fromHome" !!

  • 5 of 5

Just had a fab week at this really lovely house along with my family !! (Our second time)

The most well equipped rental property I have ever stayed in.

Every room in the house is tastefully decorated, a total credit to the owners.

It's only about 5mins walk into the town, to beautiful Fitz Park, the local swimming baths, and so many other places of interest.

We will definitely be returning again in the very near future.

Many Thanks !!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great family break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in May and what a great house this is. I have never seen a self catering property so well equipped. There was an abundance of all the normal basics but all the added extras from three boxes of toys for the kids to an umbrella made all the difference. The house was clean on arrival. There was three families staying and the house suited us perfectly. Great location, able to walk to the local pool and park which were ideal for the kids. Definitely recommend and we hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous House

  • 5 of 5

This is a super house right in the centre of Keswick. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and we were delighted with space and decor. The kitchen was so well equipped we couldn't think of anything else we could have done with. Definitely want to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

Coast/Beach:

St Bees has an excellent 'Blue Flag' beach around a 45 minute drive away. It's a good place to visit on a longer stay if you get bored of mountains and lakes!

Travel:

By car - Keswick is 20 minutes from the M6 Junction 40 (Penrith) which is the fastest route from north or south. It is 50 minutes from Junction 36 (Kendal).

By rail - The nearest main railway station is Penrith which is 20 minutes drive from Keswick. Penrith is on the west coast mainline and as little as 3 hours from London Euston.

By Bus - Keswick has a bus station linking with major towns - Carlisle, Penrith, Workington etc. Local hopper buses operate to local villages & activities.

Further Details:

Keswick is a small town situated in the north Lakes on Derwentwater and in the shadow of Skiddaw and Blencathra. There are many walks from the front door of the house, both low level and up onto the fells. There is also sailing, canoeing and rowing on the lake and a forest centre with mountain bike trails, ropes course and adventure playground just 10 minutes away. The town is particularly good for younger families with a leisure pool with waves and slide, new play park, level cycle path, bmx pump track, cinema, crazy golf, climbing wall and the lakeshore beaches all within a short walk of Mona House. There’s plenty to do without ever having to leave the immediate area and even without moving the car!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Keswick, Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
Late Summer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
£675
 
 
Oct Half Term 2017
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
Autumn 2017
27 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£132
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 
 
Xmas 2017
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
New Year 2017
28 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Winter 18
4 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£170
for 2 nights
From
£85
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£425
 
 
Feb Half Term 18
9 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Early Spring 18
16 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£133
Fri,Sat,Sun
£500
 
 
Easter 18
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Late Spring 18
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£117
From
£156
Fri,Sat,Sun
£585
 
 
Spring Bank 18
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£875
for 7 nights
£875
 
 
Early Summer 18
1 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£180
Fri,Sat,Sun
£675
 
 
Summer 18
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

I require a £100 deposit to book with the balance due 28 days in advance of your stay along with a £100 security deposit which is refundable after your stay (see booking terms and conditions).

Short Breaks: Minimum 3 night booking for weekends (Fri-Sun nights) and midweek stays (Mon-Thur nights).

Changeover Day: Friday for week bookings APART from in the summer hols when it's a Saturday. Arrival from 4pm, departure by 10am - it may be possible to extend these times if the house is empty before or after your booking.


Booking terms - No pets or smoking in the house. The maximum house occupancy is 8 adults or a group of 10 which includes 2+ children. You must notify us if you increase the number of guests from that stated at the time of booking. The standard occupation times are from 4pm on arrival day until 10am on departure day. A £100 deposit per weekend/week secures your booking. This is non-refundable but transferable to one other date within 12 months should you need to cancel for any reason. The balance is due 28 days in advance of your stay, together with a £100 key and good housekeeping deposit. This will be refunded on return of the key so long as you have left the house in an acceptable condition and without damage/breakage.

Cancellation terms – notification 28+ days in advance move deposit to another date; 14-28 days in advance = 50% of balance refunded, less than 14 days no refund. However, irrespective of the length notice given, should we be able to re-let the house then you will be refunded the balance (minus any difference should we let the house at a discount short notice). In the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking then you will be refunded in full. In such a case we will not be held responsible for any other associated costs. These terms are to protect our interests and to let you know where you stand should you have to cancel. We hope you think they are fair. If you would like to discuss them please call.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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