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Book a stay in our B&B rooms or our self catering cottages. Our Historic Houses Tours 'Invitation to View' start in May from11am. they must be pre-booked either through our contact page or click here. ...

Easter is approaching - daffodils, easter eggs, spring walks, birds nesting in the trees.  Come and stay with us at East Cottage. bring your dog. Visit our rare breed animals. Enjoy the historic site made famous by Lord Amrstrong of Cragside here at Cragend Farm. ...

We are thrilled to have been awarded Customers Choice for 2022/22023. Thank you to everyone who reviewed us and we look forward to seeing you soon. ...

We want to assure our guests that if you booked through booking dot com initially you dont have to do so in the future.  We know its hard to find us on Google when they dominate the search but we have a super booking system and if all else fails we have offer our phone number and you can call us or email us direct. 01669 621533  We hope that helps you as our guest have a su ...

Easter Holidays: Bookings available for self catering and B&B holidays at Cragend Farm. Book direct online or call us 01669621533. Dog friendly. Next to Cragside National Trust. Near Alnwick and Bamburgh Castle. Walking and beach excursions. ...

Known as The Cragside Cragend Cottages, East and West Cottage are Victorian cottages were built to house families who worked on the Cragside Estate, with original features, such as a large open fireplace. There are original outhouses, and a netty, which we now use for storage of bicycles etc. Amazing views of the Northumberland hills and space to walk and relax. We take booki ...

Visitors are welcome to stay  as we offer our accommodation and tours in the heart of Northumberland. Farmhouse chic  with extraordinary history makes it an ideal resting place on your tour ofGreat Britain where you can stay for a few days or more and take in all Northumberland has to offer. From Hadrians Wall to Bamburgh Castle, beaches and rolling hills and magnificent Chevio ...

Historic houses Invitation to View   Visitors are welcome to stay  as we offer our accommodation and tours in the heart of Northumberland. Farmhouse chic  with extraordinary history makes it an ideal resting place on your tour ofGreat Britain where you can stay for a few days or more and take in all Northumberland has to offer. From Hadrians Wall to Bamburgh Castle, beaches a ...

Englsh Tourism Week 17th to 26th March   Visitors are welcome to stay  as we offer our accommodation in the heart of Northumberland. Farmhouse chic  with extraordinary history makes it an ideal resting place on your tour ofGreat Britain where you can stay for a few days or more and take in all Northumberland has to offer. From Hadrians Wall to Bamburgh Castle, beaches and rol ...

Visiting Scotland  Visitors travelling to Scotland are welcome to visit our accommodation in the heart of Northumberland before heading to the Border which is a few miles away. Farmhouse chic  with extraordinary history makes it an ideal resting place on your tour ofGreat Britain where you can stay for a few days or more and take in all Northumberland has to offer. From Hadri ...

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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