Rescue your holiday at the Red Alert Fire Truck - a sizzling escape in an outstandingly picturesque farmland location, set within the Lake District National Park.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a firefighter, but didn’t fancy risking your life to find out? Well, now’s your chance to indulge!

Red Alert is a quirky former fire truck that’s uniquely equipped for a truly memorable family escape. After all, how many holiday cottages come so readily equipped with children’s firefighter costumes and hosepipe, fire engine beds, a sauna…and a even a firefighter’s pole?

Better still, your location is truly magnificent. Positioned on a working farm at the southern foot fells of Blencathra, one of the most impressive fells in the Northern Lakes, this is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that promises to take your breath away.

You’ll board your bright red fire truck via the charming patio area…ideal for scenic stargazing, al fresco dining and lazy afternoons with your favourite book. Inside, the open-plan living area is filled with authentic delights, including replica tiled ceiling cables and the aforementioned pole. Meanwhile, squishy beanbags and a comfy sofa that converts into a double bed provide plenty of curling-up spots in front of the Smart TV.

The kitchen and dining area are perfect catching-up points, as you whip up fiery feasts…while next door you’ll find a relaxing sauna room with seating and a glass door – a real treat after a long day exploring the area! There’s a generous shower room too, plus a kids’ twin room with fire engine bedsteads and sleeping bags.

Kids sound asleep, adults can head up the ladder to the spacious master bedroom, equipped with a downy kingsized bed, a TV, dressing table and the gated (and lockable!) pole.

Slide down to a hearty breakfast, and then it’s time to get out and fire-proof the local area! You’ll find some amazing walking routes that begin right from your truck, taking you onto the Blencathra fells…an ideal spot for updating your Instagram account with envy-inducing pictures.

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At a glance

  • Quirkily converted fire truck ideal for family holidays, set on a working farm at the southern foot fells of Blencathra, part of the Lake District National Park and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • There is ample off-road parking available.
  • The truck is equipped with fun additions including children’s firefighter costumes, fire engine beds, a sauna and even a firefighter’s pole!
  • Please note that the children’s twin room is suitable for children up to the ages of 12 only.
  • Close to the bustling market town of Keswick, with a wide variety of activities and attractions close by.


  • Family Friendly


Sleeps 4, king size bedroom, TV in room, twin bedroom, bedding & towels provided, shower room, kitchen area, electric oven, hob, wine cooler/fridge, lounge area, Smart TV, WiFi, sauna, seating area, outdoor terrace, outdoor seating, parking.

Local activities

Coastal walks, beaches, Muncaster Castle, steam railway, Lake District, roman forts, quad biking, archery, horse riding, climbing, mountain biking.

More information

The thriving market town of Keswick is close by if you prefer to shop til’ you drop, full to bursting with tempting eateries, too.  There are plenty of quirky attractions close by, including the Derwent Pencil Museum and Puzzling Place, an imaginative exhibition of optical illusion.

Newlands Adventure Centre and Go Ape are both on hand for thrill-seekers, while if you don’t want to stray too far, the charming village of Threlkeld is a mere mile away, home to two popular pubs with delicious food menus.

In short, if you’re looking for a break that is sure to light your fire, a family holiday spent in the Red Alert Fire Truck will bring plenty of thrills – completely stress free!

Things to note

No pets permitted, highchair and travel cot are available. No smoking permitted. Twin bedroom is suitable for children under the age of 12 only.

Where you'll be staying

Keswick, Lake District

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