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10 year Celebration of Cragend Farm renovations. We have put together a video powerpoint on youtube and our website and social media for people to see how the farm is coming along terms of renovation after 10 years. We hope you enjoy it. It shows then and now photographs of the areas around the farm. ...

Cragside, the National Trust property located in Rothbury, was used as a film location for 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'.  The main house doubles up as Lockwood Manor, the mansion of the character Benjamin Lockwood. Cragside has also been used for 'The Current War' starring Benedict Cumberbatch about Thomas Edison. Come and stay at Cragend Farm, with heritage directly li ...

What 3 Words is an new App that gives you the specific grid references you need when you are visiting us at East Cottage  (self-catering accommodation) or at our B&B rooms at Cragend Grange to show you where to go when you arrive. A great way to welcome you to Northumberland! To get the app: https://what3words.com/daring.lion.race Our references are: Cragend Grange ...

Come and  stay in Northumberland - our farmhouse chic accommodation welcomes you to relax and enjoy the countryside. There is a new route with points of interest and mapping information called The Northumberland 250. It is a 250 mile route around the county, with specific points of interest logged on it. Cragend Farm is on the B6344 road from Rothbury to Morpeth and is next ...

Celebrate 2021 We are celebrating a Decade of being part of Cragend Farm history this year and hope to celebrate with many photos and updates on our progress. Watch this space! ...

Cragend Farm, Cragend Grange and East Cottage have all received super reviews this year and we want to thank everyone who has come to stay  with us, and given us these wonderful testimonies. Booking is now available for 2021. Thank you! ...

Safer Stays Accommodation Cragend Farm has 'Safer Stays' and 'Sues Stay' kitemarks and super reviews about visitors who have stayed with us during the pandemic this summer. We strongly recommend that everyone checks the guidelines but this is a summary which means that staying at Cragend Farm, either at East Cottage or at a our private Bed and Breakfast room , The Armstrong ...

DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS ARE HELPING US RAISE AND PROTECT THESE FABULOUS BRITISH BREEDS FROM EXTINCTION. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our animals as a gift for Christmas, a Birthday or Anniversary please contact us and we will be happy to send photos and updates about life at Cragend Farm. All our animals have official pedigree names and we issue a certificat ...

Saluki Salutations This is Pepper a beautiful Saluki that came to stay with her family at Cragend Grange. She was such a gentle beautiful girl, and we thank her family for coming to stay in The Armstrong Wing with her. She was definitely star of the show. ...

Thank you to our lovely East Cottage guests who, having stayed in our B&B The Armstrong Wing, decided to holiday at our cottage this year. Dorothy the Australian Silky Terrier and Percy the Wire Fox Terrier had a splendid time walking the Northumbrian countryside and beaches with their family. ...

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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