Living area | The Engine Room, Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham
Exterior | The Engine Room, Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham
Scalegill, near Kirkby Malham

The Engine Room

  • Sleeps up to 6
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Car parking on site


out of 5

The Engine Room is a charming and peaceful rural retreat, secluded down a private road and nestled in the rolling green hills of Malhamdale, next to the River Aire.
Lower Ground Floor:
Living room: 55" Smart TV, DVD Player, Gas Woodburner, Selection Of DVDs And Games
Bedroom 1: Kingsize (5ft) Bed, 32" TV, Freesat, Smart TV Ensuite: Wet Room, Walk-In Shower, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet
Bedroom 2: Bunk (3ft) Beds
Bedroom 3: Kingsize (5ft) Bed, 43" Smart TV, Doors Leading To Decking
Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room:
Dining room: (1 Step), (1 Step), Electric Oven, Electric Hob, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher
Bathroom 1: Bath With Shower Over Bath, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet
Gas central heating (underfloor in en-suite wet room), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Patio and decking areas with garden furniture. 8-acre gardens and woodland (shared). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 5 years old. Sorry, no hen or stag parties.
The Engine Room is a modern, 21st-century conversion of a 1924 mill turbine room, which has many unique and attractive features. The once working, 15ft long water turbine engine is still in place as a feature within the living room, and will be 100 years old in 2024! The Engine Room is part of Scalegill Mill, which was built in 1795 as a cotton mill. One of eight properties, it forms a small quiet community and is located in the heart of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The living space of The Engine Room is open plan with wonderful views of the countryside. The décor is colourful, warm and fun, with pieces of attractive artwork and large feature mirrors. There are two colourful velvet Chesterfield-style sofas and a matching chair, plus a large gas log-effect fire. Spot the glass porthole showing the water which used to run under the mill. From the dining room, with its large table for up to 6 guests, there is an amazing, large hobbit-style hole built into the mill wall which leads to the main hallway. Believe it or not, there is a Series 2 1978 Land Rover built into the wall as a cupboard with working tailgate lights.
Wander through to the bedrooms where you can choose from a variety of places to rest your head for the night. On the ground floor is a kingsize room with touch lamps, a relaxation area with cushions and double doors leading to a decked area overlooking the river, hillside and woodland. On the lower ground floor, there are two more fantastically fun and quirky bedrooms. The kingsize room has a woodland theme, with touch lamps again, a dressing area and en-suite wet room with shower and colourful lights. The third bedroom has a bunk bed, lovely artwork and more fun features.
Set in idyllic surroundings, with 8 acres of shared gardens and woodland, which is host to many wonderful species of birds and wildlife. There are heron’s, otters, kingfishers, dippers and sometimes deer that may be spotted in the woodland.
Guests can enjoy exploring the footpaths through the woodland and around the mill pond which leads to the National Park Footpath, this can then take you to Malham. There are so many beautiful walks in the surrounding area and an abundance of great shops, markets, pubs and restaurants in places such as Grassington, Skipton and Settle, all around a 25-minute drive away.


Garden or Patio
Parking - On Site
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please