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Red Rescue Retreat


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

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The Experience

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.

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 fireman’s 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.

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My children loved it!

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 Lucie


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.

At a glance





Contemporary Interior
Idyllic setting
Amazing views
Fun family holiday
Close to shops/pubs
Close to restaurant
Private parking



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