By Mark McConville
STAY IN this quirky converted fire engine hotel where you can even slide down a fireman’s pole, for just £14 per person per night.
Incredible images show the master bedroom with a comfy king-size bed, a gated fireman’s lockable pole and a ladder leading downstairs and a well equipped kitchen with a glass door which leads to a sauna.
Other stunning pictures show the stylish shower room, the children’s twin bedroom with fire engine beds and curtains and the outside decking area where costumes and a fire hose are available to play with.
Red Rescue Retreat is located in Keswick in the Lake District and is available for rent on www.holidaycottages.co.uk for £402 for a week’s stay. As the property sleeps four people this works out at just over £14 a night for each guest.
“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,” states the listing.
“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.”
Outside there is a decked patio, with seating area. Perfect for al fresco dining and lazy 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.
For more information see https://www.holidaycottages.co.uk/north-of-england/cumbria/red-rescue-retreat