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This is the critical moment when we get our cows ready for the artificial insemination programme that will hopefully give us 3 more rare breed whitebred shorthorn cattle. Our Breeding programme is in its 2nd year and we are hoping that our beautiful girls will be pregnant and calf in May 2020. ...

Family Accommodation During the holiday's we are happy to have families of 4 in The Armstrong Wing. It is a large room with ensuite bath ands shower, and we can make sure you are all together rather than being split into two rooms, as in most hotels.  Family breakfast with lots of fruit in season and cereals, and full English for those wanting a great start to their day! C ...

This is Mr Tibbs (Tibby for short) a Pomeranian who came with his owners to stay at Cragend Grange at the weekend. He is blind but that doesn't stop him finding the best spot under the table for breakfast and for being very well behaved. ...

Tree Dedication: The Storer family have lived in the Coquet Valley for over 300 years, and to celebrate this Rob and Helen Storer decided to dedicate a tree to the family past and present as part of our Scots Pine Stand at Cragend Farm. The trees are positioned on a high point on Cragend Farm. The tree furthest east has been dedicated to William Storer and all his forebears. ...

Cress Sign: Made by our children  Welcome to Cragend Farm: Accommodation for families and couples, visitors with dogs and everyone interested in heritage and farming. ...

Interesting finds as we clear more of the Silo Tower: These items were found lodged behind the listed Gilkes machine and covered in pigeon poo! Once cleaned up we can see it is a very larger spanner and hook. ...

This is John our very brilliant joiner for the Silo repair work. He has been very helpful in thinking through what has been required for us to get the woodwork right for this historic listed building. He is looking particularly pleased with himself! The joys of working in a 4m x 4m tower. in this photograph, as he stands  on the scaffolding, in between the joist he is try ...

Every summer we have to shear the sheep and this year Shaun was there with his shears again to clip the sheep.  This year we have some video of the action, and although not winning any prizes for speed or fleece, Shaun is very careful and gentle with the sheep in order not to stress them. There is also a cameo appearance by Dax our new sheep dog. ...

Artefacts found: The clearing out of the Silo continues as the repair work starts in earnest. These items were amongst many found whilst clearing out the window on the south side. Over the years it had been stuffed with barbed wire and metal, we thought, as a way to stop the animals (sheep, cows) getting to close to this window, but once we started to clear the larger debris, ...

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 ...