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.
Short breaks are available during off peak season any day of the week please contact us for details. You must enter '4' or more into the booking form and/or a Friday date. Peak times are Friday to Friday.
Prices range from £660-£1300 with Short Breaks also available 4 days minimum.
East Cottage has wood fuelled central heating and comprises:
West Cottage has wood fuelled central heating and comprises:
All fuel, electricity, logs, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi Travel cot and highchair supplied on request. Welcome pack. Lawned garden with seating, garden furniture and BBQ stored in the outhouse. 1.5 miles of salmon and sea trout fishing (by arrangement). Detached barn providing lockable storage for bikes and walking equipment. Near the Sandstone Way, St Oswalds Way and St Cuthberts Way. Dogs welcome. National Trust members welcome - Cragside House is within walking distance. Cookery courses including lunch and Visitor days by arrangement with the owner.
We are proud to have been awarded a Green Award for Sustainability.
The properties are situated on a working rare breed cattle, goat and sheep farm, with free range chickens, and gets its water from a natural water supply.
Brimming with character on the edge of the National Park, East & West Cottage are in an ideal location for exploring the many visitor attractions throughout this glorious county. Only two miles from the pretty market town of Rothbury with its own private stretch of salmon and trout fishing (by arrangement and seasonal), The Cottages are set on an ancient historical site with Victorian features including the only agricultural weighbridge left in the UK today and a Grade II* listed agricultural building of National Importance.
The properties were built by Lord Armstrong of Cragside in the 1880s as part of his Cragside Estate to show off his modern model farm. Situated next door to the National Trust property itself, within easy driving and walking distance, the cottages boast eco-friendly features and are powered by a wood burning stove and an Esse Range in the kitchen as well as a traditional electric oven. With an established garden to the side with lovely views, booth cottages are an idyllic location for families or friends and we are happy for you to bring your dog too!
Hand made furnishings: The blinds, bedcovers and curtains are all handmade at East Cottage, with the cushions by local cushion maker Velvet Thistle. Fabrics are mainly William Morris and Vanessa Arbuthnot.
"Stay With Us" Gift cards are available for you to give to a friend or relative.
This is a working farm. Lambing at Cragend starts in early May, with calves due in June. Goats are more unpredictable but if we do have any goat kids it will be from April.
Rothbury has a fine selection of pubs and tea rooms with an award winning butcher and Alnwick with the Ducal Castle famous for the scenes in Harry Potter, is only a few miles drive where a little further the coast can be easily reached. East Cottage is a great location for ramblers, cyclists, fishermen and golfers or those simply wishing to tour the delights of this very special, unspoilt county. The Sandstone Way, St Oswalds Way and St Cuthberts Way Northummberland 250 are all close by.
Northumberland 250 welcome.
Cragend Farm has woodland and open areas available for camping by arrangement.
Prices from £600 including camp fire and the Bell-Tent which sleeps 10.
There are strict Insurance and Health & Safety guidelines to be followed and therefore permission to camp must be arranged in advance with the owners.
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It was nice being on a small working farm with rare-breed cattle and sheep in the fields...Shaun gave us a tour of the farm and showed us the Grade 2* listed silage barn which is the original and the only one of its kind remaining. We spent a whole day on the Cragside estate, it's walkable from the cottage. We travelled to Alnwick Castle, Hadrians Wall and two of the best beaches anywhere. Rothbury is a five minute drive with a nice variety of small shops. All in all a lovely, relaxing place to stay.
Thank you for a wonderful stay at the cottage. Everything was perfect, and all the necessary amenities provided were well above our expectations. Locally there is so much to do, we loved the Seahouse's seal trip. The cottage is comfortable and everything was easy to use. The rooms are cosy and homely. Can't wait to come and see you again soon.G P S T L Canada
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.Award Winning Accommodation
Northumberland offers so many challenges and delightful scenery for the cyclist and Cragend Farm is the perfect base. Lou and Shaun will be able to offer excellent local knowledge on routes of varying lengths as well as hearty breakfasts and secure cycle storage.R & S King, Oxon
I headed out on the first day to explore the Northumberland National Park and had the roads almost to myself (during the Easter holidays!!) Although slightly more undulating than my home in the Cotswolds, Northumberland packed in regular climbs without ever becoming too daunting. Shaun offered to show me the route of the Tour of Britain which would have been fun.
On day two, I made the most of the Cragside Estate's 6 mile carriage route and completed a few circuits of this. The Cragend Estate borders Lou and Shaun's Cragend Farm and it's great fun whizzing around the estate, passing the many lakes and varied scenery, climbing the hills steadily and whizzing down the far side and through the archway and over the cobbles of Cragside House and then passing the farm two or three times. The Cragside Loop is on Strava and I managed the 6 mile loop in just under 30 minutes. The record of 17 minutes 20 seconds will take some beating!!
On my third day, after a more informed chat with Shaun, I ventured into the Northumberland National Park again and completed a 30 mile loop with about 3000 feet of climbing. The scenery is stunning and the cycling options are so varied. The welcome at Cragend Farm is exceptional, a real treat for cyclists.
I'm already planning my next trip to Cragend Farm and either a ride to the coast or a quick dart into Scotland!!
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.