Vintage fire truck has been transformed into a quirky holiday rental

The vintage fire truck that’s been transformed into a quirky Lake District holiday rental complete with a ladder, hoses and a fireman’s pole

  • Red Rescue Retreat is a converted fire truck that is nestled in the heart of the Lake District close to Keswick
  • Quirky rental can sleep up to four people for £402 per week – meaning it costs just £14 per person per night 
  • The truck has stunning views across the Blencathra Fells and two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge

A vintage fire truck has been transformed into a quirky holiday rental where guests can climb a ladder, use a hose and even slide down a fireman’s pole.

The Red Rescue Retreat is nestled in the heart of the Lake District close to Keswick offering stays for £402 per week.

The truck can sleep up to four people – two adults and two children – meaning that it costs £14 per person per night.

The Red Rescue Retreat in the heart of the Lake District, close to Keswick, which is a former fire truck that has been converted into a holiday rental. It’s not clear why there’s a picture of a burning house next to the decking

The property can sleep up to four people – two adults and two children. Pictured is the master bedroom on the upper floor 

Guests reach the master bedroom by climbing up a ladder, right, and can slide back to the ground down a fireman’s pole, left

The unusual property has two bedrooms, and guests reach the master bedroom by heading up the ladder where they’ll find a king-size bed, TV, dressing table and even a fireman’s pole that they can use to slide back down to the ground.

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Meanwhile a second bedroom on the ground floor has two fire engine bedsteads and firefighter-themed curtains for children.

The ground floor also has a lounge with a smart TV while the dining area has panoramic views across the Blecathra Fells and the kitchen is equipped with an oven, hob and a fridge.

Inside the master bedroom, there is a large double bed as well as a smart TV and a dressing table 

In the second bedroom on the ground floor there are two beds with fire engine bed steads and fire engine-themed curtains for children 

The lounge in the converted fire truck has a comfortable sofa as well as a ladder that takes guests up to the master bedroom 

There is also a sauna room and a shower room, which leads to a decked patio with a seating area.

At the back of the truck there is a small area where firefighter costumes and hoses are available for children to play with.

The listing says: ‘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.

The fully equipped kitchen has an oven, hob, wine cooler and fridge. To the right, a door leads to a sauna

A stay at the property works out at £14 per person per night. Pictured is the modern shower and toilet room inside the truck 

‘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.

‘Outside there is a decked patio, with seating area.

‘It is perfect for al fresco dining and lazy evening star gazing, across the spectacular Blencathra fells.’ 

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