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Dog Friendly Accommodation this summer East Cottage sleeps 4 and has plenty of beautiful views of the surrounding countryside in Northumberland. Dog Friendly self-catering accommodation  with plenty of walks on and  around the f arm. Cragside National Trust property is near by, as is Wallington House, Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Belsay Castle. The Armstrong Wing ...

Rhododendrons at Cragside National Trust Property The Rhododendrons are still flowering at Cragside in Rothbury Northumberland and we have Bed and Breakfast rooms available for those wishing to walk or drive to see them. Stay at Cragend Grange, once part of the Cragside Estate and enjoy a relaxing visit with added information and history. ...

Ben and Tia came to visit with their owners from Scotland for a few days, and they loved all the walks at Cragend Farm. It was tricky to get them to slow down to get a photograph for the Rogues Gallery but we just about managed it. ...

Book The Armstrong Wing or The West Room this summer and enjoy the Terrace Courtyard at Cragend Grange. ...

This fabulous fellow is Gibson, who came to stay with his owners over the May Bank Holiday weekend.  It was their 1st wedding anniversary, and we wish them very many more! Our Rogues Gallery is a place on our Blog to show off some of the splendid dogs who bring their owners to stay at Cragend Grange. ...

The green oak beams in the kitchen that Shaun cut in 2013 have now been in situ for over 5 years and are really settling in well. We are really pleased with how they  have turned out.  It was a huge task, using 6 oak trees, which we cut ourselves. Our fantastic joiners on site helped us position them, and then Shaun polished them. They were cut from our plantation wood ...

Book your stay Whether it is for a weekend break or a short visit, book DIRECT. You may find us listed on another website but if you book direct via our website, by email or over the telephone we will give you a discounted rate. Please quote the rate you have seen online on other branded websites and we will give you a discount. Our rates are on our website, and if you f ...

Blossom is abundant at the moment and we are very pleased with our espaliered Victoria Plum tree at East Cottage that is looking very fine at the moment. ...

Sleep Well Our Super King size bed in The Armstrong Wing. It has often been the star of the show, with everyone saying how comfortable it is and what a great nights sleep everyone who sleeps in it has. It is a 'Loaf' bed and mattress. ...

Cycling in Northumberland is a great challenge  with plenty of open countryside and steep hills to cover if training for a competition or a tour. A 40 - 80 mile   trip  can be covered easily in a day, and Cragend  Farm is the perfect place to store the bikes safely and relax  after a day of cycling. A guest from Oxfordshire had a three day visit to explore the local area by ...

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to your fantastic farm on the Historic Houses tour on Tuesday. We both agree that it was the most interesting HHA visit we have ever done - and we have done many over the years! We had no idea of the extent of the Armstrong connection or what you have there, having visited Cragside on so many occasions in the past 50 years or so. And indeed looked down on the farm from the walks at Cragend quite recently. We particularly enjoyed ascending and descending the ladders to look at the hydraulic equipment and get an idea of how it all functioned, the beautiful and unusual buildings which had housed the cattle, and were intrigued by the contents of your "underground " loo! Peacocks and chicks, hens and a beautiful pet lamb added to the feel of the farm.

Shaun & Lou Renwick are keen to harness the farm's natural resources, using wood to heat their water, to cook with on a wood burning range, and to heat the houses on the Farm. Even if your house is not equipped to totally run on wood there are things you can do to make sure you are using the best quality wood for your fires.

Why use Seasoned Wood?

Seasoned wood is a definition for 'wood drying'. About 5% of the energy of the log is wasted through evaporation and heating the water vapour of damp logs.

Moisture effects the burning process with unburnt hydrocarbons going up the chimney, which can in time create 'sooting' in the chimney, with the possibility of a chimney fire, all of which requires specialist sweeping.

Drying the wood before burning reduces moisture content in the wood before it is used for burning,

Air drying is the most traditional method, and it takes time. usually over and above 2 years! The fire will use less energy to burn the log if the water content is below 20%. Therefore is can give OUT more energy in the form of heat!

Cragend Farm endeavours to provide their customers with the best seasoned wood possible.

if you would like further information on the process of burning wood please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Why seasoned wood?

Thank you so much Lou and Shaun for a great holiday break on your farm at Cragend last week. East Cottage was a super place to stay. Very comfortable accommodation with everything we needed for self-catering and situated next to the beautiful Cragside National Trust gardens. It was super for our dog with fields to walk across as well as a secure fenced place for her to run off lead! Such interesting history too about the farm and how you have restored the buildings, the Victorian silo and so much else of the past farming life at Cragend. We look forward to returning! J&M Nottingham.

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