Converted fire truck in the Lake District

Perfect for fire engine lovers, this former fire truck has loads to keep mini firefighters happy including fire engine beds and a fireman’s pole! A great option for families looking for a quirky toddler friendly cottage in the Lake District.

  • 2-bedroom former fire truck on a working beef and cattle farm in the Lake District
  • Sauna with seating area
  • Get dressed up in the fireman costume and play with the hose!
  • Fire engine beds and fireman’s pole
  • Playground
  • Close to Blencathra Fells in Keswick
  • Decked patio area which is perfect for al fresco dining
  • Off road parking

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Red Rescue Retreat

The Red Rescue Retreat is a quirky 2-bedroom former fire engine which is ideal for families looking for a toddler friendly place to stay in the Lake District.  There is a fantastic open plan living area with a fireman’s pole which little ones will love playing on.


The lounge area is perfect for cozy family nights in with a SMART TV, comfy sofa and large bean bags.  The kitchen is well equipped for family meals with an electric oven and hob, drop down table and a wine cooler / fridge. There’s also a sauna room and a shower room with shower and WC .


The children’s bedroom is also on the ground floor and is a real toddler pleaser with fantastic fire engine bedsteads and funky sleeping bags.  The spacious master bedroom is up the ladder and comes complete with a king size bed, TV, dressing table and gated lockable fireman’s pole.


Outside there is a decked patio with seating area.  There’s also a cabin in the fire truck which has firemen costumes and a disused hose pipe for children to play with.

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Reasons Why Babies & Toddlers Will Love The Red Rescue Retreat
  • Staying in a former fire truck – the perfect place to stay with fire engine loving toddlers!
  • Sleeping in a fire engine bed
  • Sliding down the firefighter’s pole
  • Dressing up as a firefighter and playing with the hose
  • Letting off steam at the playground

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10 Best Things To Do Around Red Rescue Retreat With Babies And Toddlers
  • Derwent Pencil Museum, home to the world’s largest pencil
  • Feed the ducks on Derwentwater
  • Whinlatter Forest
  • Rheged Centre – perfect for a rainy day!
  • Lake District Wildlife Park
  • World of Peter Rabbit at Bowness on Windermere
  • Hope Park in Keswick
  • Do a pram friendly walk from Keswick to Calfclose Bay
  • Visit Crow Park near Derwentwater
  • Have a boat ride around Derwentwater on Keswick Launch

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Contact Info

Threlkeld, Keswick CA12, UK

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