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In June 2010 Shaun and Lou Renwick visited Cragend Farm with a view to buying it. It was in a very poor state, with many out buildings that were damaged. The sale of the farm took nearly a year to complete.

The farmhouse stood empty, with two semi-detached cottages to the west side of the farm, and a large range of barns all connected, with additional barn and sheds around it.

There is also a Grade II* . listed Silo to the east of the farm and that has not been used since 1900.

The farm was originally owned by the Duke of Northumberland dating back to the 1600's, and was purchased in the 1860's by Lord Armstrong of Cragside to  house prize cattle, and demonstrate modern Victorian machinery.

It had had long term tenants from 1900 until 2009.


About the author

Lou is the owner of Cragend Farm with her husband Shaun, and deals with everything from Holiday Accommodation inquiries to egg collection from the chickens; she is the social media and web design finger-tapper.

Find Out More About Cragend

Cragend Farm has a interesting and diverse history, from technical innovations to historic buildings. Tied in closely to the neighbouring Cragside Estate home of Victorian inventor and industrialist Lord Armstrong.