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The Engine Shed

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The Engine Shed...

Providing you with the opportunity to get back to basics and enjoy the powerful effect of the great outdoors. Located near Battersby Station, The Engine Shed is a little haven in a beautiful landscape where you can do as little or as much as you like!

The Engine Shed is an ECO friendly Shepherd’s Hut with a nordic vibe offering a wood burning stove, Thermowood hot tub, kitchen, ensuite shower and outdoor shower.  It sleeps up to four people and offers a range of board options. Our unique staycations are sure to fulfil your need for relaxation or inspire your adventurous side and get you a little closer to nature at the same time. 

  • Located in the North York Moors National Park

  • Easy access by foot, rail, bike, horse or car

  • Sherpa service available

  • Fitness retreats available

  • Great cycle routes

  • Play park 3 mins away

  • Buoyant equine community

  • Easy rail access to Whitby

  • Unspoilt scenery and dark skies at night

In more detail...

The Engine Shed was built in partnership with the North Yorkshire Moors Park Authority in 2021.

Battersby Junction is nestled within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Battersby Station was the key junction for the movement of ironstone from Rosedale. The North Yorkshire & Cleveland Railway opened the line for goods traffic from Picton to Battersby Junction on 6th April 1858.

In modern times the area is still blessed with the unspoilt scenery and the protected dark skies at night.

You can arrive at the Engine Shed by rail, foot, bike, horse or car.  We offer a Sherpa service if your stay with us is part of a wider adventure.

In order to promote our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint, we offer discounts to those who visit us without their motor vehicle; please get in touch to find out more!

Battersby Junction Railway station is part of the Esk Valley railway line and is part of a direct line to popular seaside town of Whitby.

There is a strong cycling movement with routes on the doorstep and the Yorkshire Cycling Hub nearby.

There is a wonderful play park, a few minutes walk from the Engine Shed. It was built in 2019 and is spotless and offers something for all ages.  There are covered areas so you can enjoy a picnic in any weather!

We offer paddleboarding lessons, Ebike hire and private yoga on the deck for those who would like to enjoy a fitness retreat! Fitness packages can be tailored to meet your exact needs and there's something for everyone so don't be shy!

There is a buoyant equine community with bridleways on the doorstep, horse friendly beaches to gallop across and Northallerton Equestrian Centre only 10 miles away offering dressage, show jumping and cross country courses.  If you would like to bring your horse on holiday with you to get 5 star treatment, we offer grass livery and can arrange hay if required; please get in touch to find out more!

We work in partnership with CrossFit Stokesley and can tailor a package if you are interested in taking part in a daily WOD (Workout of the Day). Please get in touch for more information on this option.


Our aim is to share our little piece of heaven. There are many activities to enjoy but we encourage you to kick back and take in nature, cook alfresco on the stove and relax in the private hot tub.


Free seed kit

We'd like you to help us with our vision to become more sustainable and protect our environment. When you stay with us, you will receive a seed kit.  We ask all of our guests to plant wildflowers during their stay.


Experience nature, comfort and luxury all at once. Here you can get back in touch with nature yet enjoy all the trappings of luxury accommodation.

The Engine Shed is a traditional Yorkshire oak built shepherds hut, beautifully hand crafted sitting on cast iron wheels and was constructed by Woodrose (the finest manufacturer).  The Shed is clad in feather edged oak, fully insulated, features hand crafted oak units and fittings.  

  • The luxurious, Nordic style Engine Shed, features double bunkbeds with 100% linen bedding, Egyptian cotton towels and an en-suite shower.

  • The wood burning stove is perfect for colder days to make sure you are snug and warm.

  • Enjoy your own private ECO Scandinavian fresh water wood fired hot tub and the additional outdoor shower if you enjoy cold water therapy.

  • En-suite shower

  • Private hot tub

  • Outdoor shower

  • Double bunk beds

  • 100% linen bedding

  • Wood burning stove

  • Tripod cooker and BBQ

  • Kitchenette

  • Egyptian cotton towels



At The Engine Shed

Make the most of your time in The Engine Shed shepherd hut.

The Engine Shed Yoga

A private yoga session on the tranquil deck, suitable for all abilities. Must be booked in advance.

Shed's House Massage

Aromatherapy or sports massage from the comfort of the Shed. Must be booked in advance.


Our location is packed with activities and sights to see.

Ebike hire

Get in touch with us to secure your Ebike and travel up to the top of the moors in style!


We offer lessons or hire. Must be booked in advance.

Bring your ned along

Don't forget your four legged friends

We have grass livery options here and you can give you horse a scratch before bed while they stay in the next field along from the Shed!  Please ask for more details and prices.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to stay too! We ask that they are not left alone in the Shed but join you in your adventures and dining out :) A charge of £30.00 per dog per stay will be chargeable.

Enjoy a spot of dressage

Dressage, show jumping or cross country at Northallerton Equestrian Centre

Guided hikes, bikes and horse rides

Our guide can offer maps and directions or accompany you on your adventure!

Go Ape at Dalby Forest

Spa day

If you fancy a spot of luxury why not try a spa day at one of the finest in the country?

Rockliffe HallVerbena SpaWynyard HallWhinstone View.


Maps and routes available.

Railway day out

Why not enjoy a day out at Esk Valley Railway

For the little ones

There are lots of options for days out with your little ones; fancy feeding the animals at Monk Park Farm or get lost in a maze of excitement and fairy tales at Stockeld Park.

Uplifts from the shed

We can transport you with your bike, boots or ned to the top of the moors or at a local destination for your choice during your stay.

There are so many ways for you to spend your days, ask and we can give you some ideas!


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