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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
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 - little ones can enjoy dressing up in the fireman costumes and play with the trucks hose
  • Quirky fire engine beds for the kids as well as the fireman’s pole
  • Relax in the sauna after a days walking, with routes directly onto the magnificent Blencathra fells
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.

Enjoy an unforgettable family holiday which the kids will love, with a stay in this unique former fire truck. Located in a peaceful position on a working beef and sheep farm, near the market town of Keswick, this fantastic home can sleep up to four people. Follow one of the many local walking trails which lead onto the Blencathra Fells, before returning to unwind in the truck’s fantastic sauna.

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this unusual home provides an enjoyable and memorable base for your holiday. The open-plan living space has a range of quirky features, such as a fireman’s pole coming down from the bedroom. The bean bags and comfortable sofa in the lounge provide a cosy spot for everyone to relax, while the sofa can also be converted into a double bed if needed. The compact and well-equipped kitchen has everything you need for family meals, while the dining area is a lovely place to eat together while soaking up the lovely views. Sooth aching muscles in the sauna room, which is next to the kitchen, and followed by a shower room. The kids will love sleeping in the fire engine bedsteads in the twin room, which is on the ground floor, while you head up the ladder to the spacious master bedroom, with the gated, lockable fireman’s pole. Enjoy some al fresco dining on the decked patio, while the children dress up in the fireman’s costumes and play with the truck’s disused hose.

Local pubs and restaurants are 1 mile away, while the market town of Keswick (6.5 miles) has a range of shops and attractions. Take a pleasure boat ride across Derwentwater (8 miles) or try out activities such as climbing, canoeing and kayaking at the Newlands Adventure Centre, 9.5 miles away.

  • 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

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 43 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 7th October 2021

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Just fantastic - thats all you need to hear. Everything was just fantastic. 2 very happy boys and 2 very happy parents. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Laura 17th September 2021

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We loved it! Quiet, but not far from Keswick. My daughters loved the pole, dressing up clothes and the hosepipe to put out the fires. Sauna and park were great too. A real gem!

Reviewed by Kath 12th September 2021

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Very quirky, different and fun but has all the comfort and essential things you need. Done really well. Great location .

Reviewed by Frances 31st August 2021

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Kids absolutely love it and location is fantastic- its quirky and a real one off

Reviewed by Dawn 30th August 2021

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Lovely quirky little holiday home. Nice, quiet area with a little play park for the children. The fireman's pole provided the boys with plenty of exercise, they played dress up and read their fireman books in the fire truck beds! They loved every second of it! Definitely recommend if you are looking for something different.

Reviewed by Natalie 20th August 2021

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I cannot begin to recommend this incredibly fun, well equipped and so thoughtfully planned fire truck enough. From a lovely cabin for the kids with dress up, a very comfortable & well thought out living space to the boot store locker & luxury of the sauna was awesome. This was amazing for us all, the girls simply loved the fire truck and the bed waRead mores so comfortable for us. The location is idyllic with a lovely village a walk away and nearby fab walks, with Keswick a short drive away. Awesome Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 4th August 2021

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Reviewed by Emma 1st August 2021

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Reviewed by Helen 19th July 2021

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This fire truck is amazing! The children loved the fire pole and to be honest so did the grown ups, we don't want to go back to using stairs! Haha. The area is just stunning. Couldn't hear any noise from the road which I thought we might. The fan was just a brilliant addition and we really appreciated having that! The children also loved the dress Read moreup stuff! Really recommend staying here with children. Hide

Reviewed by Gemma 18th July 2021

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This was such an amazing stay! Our kids (7 and 3) absolutely loved it! The location is idyllic and the facilities fab for a night away. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Lynn 3rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Sinead 28th June 2021

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My kids absolutely loved all the quirkiness of the fire engine. I'm surprised they didn't wear out the fireman's pole. It was in a lovely quiet area and was really handy for lots of great days out. We had amazing weather while there which meant the kids room was really hot. They slept with just quilt covers the whole time.

Reviewed by Caroline 18th June 2021

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We had a fantastic stay at the red fire engine, brilliant location and well equipped. We had lovely days out at Windermere and Keswick with the kids and even tackled Blencathra one of the mornings. Will definitely be re booking!

Reviewed by Holly 17th June 2021

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Lovely accommodation and kids loved it very unique

Reviewed by Sarah 2nd June 2021

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A great spot for the kids; ideal travel location too.

Reviewed by James 14th May 2021

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Super stay at Red Rescue Retreat. Lovely spot with nice outdoor seating & everything you need for a weekend break. Kids absolutely loved it & the nearby play area.

Reviewed by Debra 6th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lani 2nd May 2021

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Quirky experience. Fire engine is located amongst several other cottages. It is great location for lots of activities in the North lakes. There is no fridge/freezer just small wine fridge. The fireman's pole and dress up was a hit but it isn't a working hose. The sauna takes a long time to heat up and you need to keep pressing the timer button reguRead morelarly so a bit faffy. Good experience but very expensive for what it is Hide

Reviewed by Peter 26th April 2021

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Hi, fantastic stay in the fire engine!! Place was spotless. My little girl is 3 & she loved it. We will definitely be back soon. Thank you for an amazing stay!

Reviewed by Helen 14th April 2021

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Enjoyed by the whole family. We will return. Thank you! Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Stewart 7th December 2020

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We had a perfect couple of days in the cottage. The Fire Engine was lovely and clean. Really warm and cozy. Beds very comfy. Cottage was easy to find right off the A66. We will be booking again for the summer time. Our little boy loved all the fire helmets.

Reviewed by Dawn 24th October 2020

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A quirky little holiday home that keeps the little one entertained, the firemans pole is great and the sauna for the grown ups is even better

Reviewed by Jessica 22nd October 2020

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This is a wonderful accommodation for all the family. It has everything you need for a short stay in the lakes and the location is great. The kids LOVED it and all the little touches for the fire fighter experience made it really fun for them! Would thoroughly recommend it :)

Reviewed by Victoria 17th October 2020

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Had a fantastic stay and kids loved the dress up costumes and working firehose

Reviewed by Rachael 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Gemma 16th September 2020

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Reviewed by Laura 31st August 2020

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The children's room can feel a little fresh first thing in the morning. Nothing good pjs wouldn't fix.

Reviewed by Jessica 14th August 2020

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Lovely and convenient location. Our boys loved the fire engine especially the fireman's pole

Reviewed by Laura 1st August 2020

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Great for kids but not so much for adults.

Reviewed by Chris 31st July 2020

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What a great idea, this converted fire engine was fun for the hole family it had every thing you would need and was well thought out. Great double bedroom for adults in the top with two awesome fire engine single beds for the kids in the cab, working fireman's pole from upstairs bedroom was very used during our stay. Brilliant

Reviewed by Lyndsey 13th July 2020

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Fantastic accomadation! Our two children loved it, especially the pole. Large comfy bed and the sauna was great too. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Nichola 10th July 2020

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We stayed in the fire engine and dont know who had more fun the kids or the Adults. the kitchen was equipped with everything that was needed. Everything was clean and tidy and kids loved the play park as well. Great location short drive to town centre. The fire mans pole and the dress up costumes were a huge hit. :-)

Reviewed by Lucie 20th March 2020

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fantastic location and lodge with great views, highly recommended, lots of fun! All my children loved the dress up costumes and the pole never got boring! Lovely outdoor area to sit out. Very clean and well presented inside. Throughly enjoyed our stay for our sons 2nd birthday

Reviewed by Gemma 28th February 2020

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Was perfect fo our 3 year old sons birthday as he is fire engine mad. Also the dress up, fire pole to slide down and hose pipe to use were a bonus.

Reviewed by Heather 22nd February 2020

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Reviewed by Mark 19th February 2020

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We (2 adults + 2 children) stayed at the Fire Engine in the middle of February. It is a lovely, warm, clean place to stay and we would certainly recommend it to others. The kids loved it, especially the fireman's pole! The White Horse is a great place to eat and Keswick is only a very short drive away - our kids loved The Puzzling Place attraction Read morein the town centre. Hide

Reviewed by Maureen 15th January 2020

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We had an absolutely wonderful time, the fire engine is fantastic, the children loved it, especially the fireman's pole!!! the views are excellent and had the weather been better I'm sure we would have walked some of the mountains we saw. We did venture into Keswick to the pencil museum which was great. The Fire engine is warm and welcoming and a rRead moreeal home from home, the added touches of fancy dress outfits for the children really impressed our two!! Lovely bathroom and kitchen facilities. Hide

Reviewed by Kate 1st December 2019

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Reviewed by Victoria 29th November 2019

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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

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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 Angela 16th November 2019

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Reviewed by Louise 18th October 2019

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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

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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.

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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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The Lake District National Park is a superb choice for a holiday. If you love nature and the great outdoors, the Lake District is one of the UK’s most beautiful holiday destinations. Taking up the lion’s share of the north-western county of Cumbria, the region has been popular with visitors since Victorian times, and it’s the only place to find mountains in England. Peace and tranquillity characterise the wonderful Lake District, with 16 lakes, including England’s longest and deepest, there is much to see and do. Visit Coniston Water, Ullswater, Wast Water and Windermere for just a taste of what you can see in the Lake District National Park.

Small towns like Ambleside, Windermere, Hawkshead, Bowness-on-Windermere and Glenridding all make for great bases from which to relax and unwind between sojourns into the fantastic natural landscapes of the Lake District National Park. Wildlife and bird lovers can spot all kinds of lesser spotted species in situ, and walking trails reveal some of the very best vistas within English borders. To embellish the experience, you can enjoy some of the country’s cosiest pubs and restaurants, many found in picture-perfect locations.

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