Views towards this unique fire truck with magnificent views over the Blencathra Fells
The brilliant childrens twin bedoom with quirky fire engine beds
Fantastic touches
From the lounge with the fire pole to the childrens bedroom
Watch a great movie on the Smart TV with large comfy bean bags ideal for the kids
Looking up the pole to the first floor
Bespoke quirky master bedroom
Master bedroom comfy king-size bed
Relax and watch the TV
It's the little touches
Gated firefighters lockable pole and ladder leading to the ground floor
Well-equipped kitchen area with glass door leading to the sauna
The wonderful sauna
The shower room
Enjoy dining with a view
Enjoy the views over Blencathra and little ones can play with the firefighters costumes and hose
Overlooking the fells in this peaceful location
There's a playground for the children as well
Beautiful views
Unique, and lovingly restored fire truck
1 / 20  Views towards this unique fire truck with magnificent views over the Blencathra Fells
2 / 20  The brilliant childrens twin bedoom with quirky fire engine beds
3 / 20  Fantastic touches
4 / 20  From the lounge with the fire pole to the childrens bedroom
5 / 20  Watch a great movie on the Smart TV with large comfy bean bags ideal for the kids
6 / 20  Looking up the pole to the first floor
7 / 20  Bespoke quirky master bedroom
8 / 20  Master bedroom comfy king-size bed
9 / 20  Relax and watch the TV
10 / 20  It's the little touches
11 / 20  Gated firefighters lockable pole and ladder leading to the ground floor
12 / 20  Well-equipped kitchen area with glass door leading to the sauna
13 / 20  The wonderful sauna
14 / 20  The shower room
15 / 20  Enjoy dining with a view
16 / 20  Enjoy the views over Blencathra and little ones can play with the firefighters costumes and hose
17 / 20  Overlooking the fells in this peaceful location
18 / 20  There's a playground for the children as well
19 / 20  Beautiful views
20 / 20  Unique, and lovingly restored fire truck

Red Rescue Retreat,

Keswick (5mls NE), Lake District
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy a fun family holiday in this unique former fire truck
  • Relax and unwind in the fantastic sauna after an epic day out
  • Little ones can enjoy dressing up in the fireman costumes and play with trucks hose
  • Kids can enjoy the quirky fire engine beds and the fireman’s pole
  • Amazing walking routes directly from the truck onto the magnificent Blencathra fells
  • Close to the bustling market town of Keswick with its fantastic shopping and leisure facilities
Property code: 64479

Located in a peaceful, tranquil position on a working beef and sheep farm. This fantastic well-quipped, quirky former fire truck is the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable family holiday.

This fantastic unique fire truck is nested in a spectacular location, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within the splendid Lake District National Park. Perfectly positioned directly at the southern foot fells of the magnificent Blencathra, one of the most impressive fells in the Northern Lakes. Located close to the pretty village of Threlkeld, home to two popular pubs, serving local dishes and ales. Just five miles from the beautiful bustling marketing town of Keswick, with its fabulous range of shops, wonderful eateries and prime tourist attractions. Visit the nearby Derwent Pencil Museum, home to the world’s largest pencil. Puzzling Place, a unique exhibition based on optical illusion. Newlands Adventure Centre, The Lakes Distillery and Go Ape Tree Top Adventures.

Entering the fire truck from the lovely decked patio area, into the fantastic open-plan unique accommodation with an array of quirky features including the firemans pole and replica tied ceiling cables . The lounge area with a Smart TV, comfortable sofa, that can convert into a double bed and large bean bags, is the ideal place to relax and perhaps watch a great movie, after a day out exploring the local area. The dining area has lovely views over the patio with ample seating, perfect to enjoy family or romantic meals together. The kitchen is well-equipped with electric oven and hob, plenty of storage space, drop down table and wine cooler/fridge. Next is the fantastic sauna room with glass door. Followed by the lovely shower room with shower and WC. Completing the ground floor is the wonderful kids twin bedroom, with fantastic fire engine bedsteads and funky sleeping bags (please note they are only suitable for children up to the of age of 12 years). Heading up the ladder, you will find the spacious master bedroom, with lovely comfy king-size bed, TV, dressing table and the gated lockable fireman’s pole.

Venturing outside there is a decked patio, with seating area. Perfect for al fresco dining and lazing evening star gazing, across the spectacular Blencathra fells. There is also a cabin in the fire truck with children’s fireman’s costumes and the trucks disused hose pipe, for children to play with. Small children should always be supervised. There is ample private off-road parking available next to the truck.

  • 2 Bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin (suitable for children up to the ages of 12 years old)
  • 1 Shower room
  • Electric oven with hob and wine cooler/fridge
  • Sauna with seating area
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample private off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Sleeps 2+2 - suitable for 2 adults and 2 children (up to the age of 12 years old) There is also a sofa bed which can be used if one of the children is 12+
  • Shop 5 miles, pubs and restaurants 1 mile
  • Smart TV in lounge and TV in king-size bedroom

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Holly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.9
Overall equipment
4.5
Overall comfort
4.7
Overall location
4.9

Reviewed by Victoria, 29th November 2019

Fabulous stay at the Red retreat - our boys 6 and 8 loved their bedroom and the firemans pole. Very lucky with the weather too.

Reviewed by Lisa, 22nd November 2019

We had an amazing time at the fire engine! It has been well planned out with thoughtful touches such as the little history poster, fire outfits and helmets and we found it to be very comfortable and well equipped. We won't hesitate to recommend to our friends. Thank you.

Reviewed by Louise, 18th October 2019

Property is cute but tiny, there is no storage so pack light. Childrens room was cold due to no heating But beautifully decorated. Lovely location and very convenient.

Reviewed by Caroline, 11th October 2019

Excellent for families (2+2 or 2+3). Its very small but adds to the charm!! Its also very warm so no need for extra blankets.

Reviewed by Linda, 16th August 2019

Lovely, quirky little property. Love the fireman pole, it nevee stopped being fun. Perfectly designed little holiday home, although kids beds are on the smaller size, so I wouldn't recommend to over 10s. Lovely location, easy to get to Keswick and surrounding areas. Really loved it.

Reviewed by Rowan, 4th July 2019

This is a unique chance to stay in an iconic piece of British motor heritage, a real treat!

Reviewed by Christopher, 14th June 2019

Family of four and we really enjoyed our stay, the property was in a great location everything you needed was provided very clean and very fun to stay there our two boys loved. Brilliant idea to convert the fire engine a unique holiday away

Reviewed by Michelle, 10th May 2019

Brilliant fun, something really different, enjoyed by both the adults and children.

Reviewed by Matt, 2nd May 2019

Absolutely wonderful. Really clean, well kept and unique place in a wonderful part of the Lake District. So much attention to detail, our boys absolutely loved it. Wouldnt hesitate to go back. Clean and pristine throughout, firemans pole is great fun and sauna a nice addition. Kids bedroom does get cold but not a big criticism. Amazing view from frRead moreont and back, play area on site, 5 mins from lovely small village Threkfeld with a great pub (Booking advised), and only 10 mins from Keswick. Hide

Reviewed by Angela, 18th April 2019

Great fun for us and our two boys. Beautiful views, unique accommodation! Our boys loved dressing up as fire crew and hosing the picture outside!!

Reviewed by Brigitte, 5th April 2019

The fire engine lodge is the perfect place for a quirky getaway, we booked it for my sons 6th Birthday surprise.. he was blown away! Great location for exploring the North Lakes, clean, well equipped and great fun. The kids beds are very small & our 9 year old just managed to keep comfy. I did wonder if itd be cold, we visited early April.. on the Read morewhole the lodge was warm & cozy, the only area that got chilly was the kids room on a morning, it didnt bother them, they were happily snuggled up! Hide

Reviewed by Mel, 8th March 2019

What a fantastic place! The kids absolutely loved it, such a novel, fun and unique idea. The pole was a big hit, as were the helmets and dress up. Functional kitchen and sauna a great touch. We will definitely return if we can!

Reviewed by Tracey, 8th February 2019

Overall we had a great stay it was a Treat for the kids and they loved having the firemans pole. The red rescue retreat although it has heating is extremely cold on the ground floor and I would not recomend going in the colder months for this reason.

Reviewed by Kay, 1st February 2019

Really quirky property. Had a lovely weekend, property smaller than I thought but it didn't matter. The 4 of us loved it and definitely recommend as a weekend away doing something different.

Reviewed by Joanne, 30th December 2018

The fire truck is an absolutely unique experience which our kids loved and will remember forever! Ideally located and perfect for short breaks. We have already recommended it to lots of friends with young children!

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Views towards this unique fire truck with magnificent views over the Blencathra Fells
The brilliant childrens twin bedoom with quirky fire engine beds
Fantastic touches
From the lounge with the fire pole to the childrens bedroom
Watch a great movie on the Smart TV with large comfy bean bags ideal for the kids
Looking up the pole to the first floor
Bespoke quirky master bedroom
Master bedroom comfy king-size bed
Relax and watch the TV
It's the little touches
Gated firefighters lockable pole and ladder leading to the ground floor
Show 8 moreWell-equipped kitchen area with glass door leading to the sauna

Location

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