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Sitting room with original fireplace and modern woodburning stove.
Sitting room with original fireplace and modern woodburning stove.

This Victorian cottage was built to house families who worked on the Cragside Estate, with original features, such as the 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 booking on a Friday to Friday basis. Short breaks are available during off peak season any day of the week.

Prices range from £490-£880 with Short Breaks also available.

East Cottage has wood fuelled central heating and comprises:

  • Kitchen: with tiled floor, breakfast area, wood burning stove, electric cooker, Esse solid fuel Range, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
  • Dining/Sitting Room: with wood burning stove in an inglenook fireplace and fantastic views
  • First Floor Sitting Room: with Freeview TV and lovely views over the countryside.
  • Bedroom 1: with King size bed with views over to Cragside.
  • Bedroom 2: with twin beds.
  • Bathroom: with shower over bath and toilet.
  • Parking for 2 cars.
  • WIFI
  • All logs supplied
  • Dogs welcome.

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 property is situated on a working rare breed cattle 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 Cottage is 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), East Cottage is set on a small historical site featuring the only agricultural weighbridge left in the UK today and a Grade II* listed agricultural building of National Importance.

The property was built by Lord Armstrong of Cragside in the 1880s as part of his Cragside Estate to show off his model farm. Situated next door to the National Trust property itself, within easy driving and walking distance, the cottage boasts eco-friendly features and is 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, East Cottage is 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 or Vanessa Arbuthnot.

"Stay With Us" Gift cards are available for you to give to a friend or relative.

What you need to know:

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 are all close by.


We may have availability and price variations for last minute bookings so please contact us if you would like further information.


Spring (April - June)

7 Night Stay (Change over day is a Friday, guests are asked to checkout by 10am)


£450 - £650 per week (Seasonal pricing applies POA)

Summer (June-September)

7 Night Stay (Change over day is a Friday, guests are asked to checkout by 10am)

£480 - £800 per week (Seasonal pricing applies POA)

Half-Term Holidays

1 week (Friday to Friday)

£480 - £650 POA

Off Season  (October-March)

7 Night Stay (Change over on a Friday, 10am checkout)

Short Breaks available.

£380 -£500 (per week)


Christmas and New Year

Christmas and New Year availability with Christmas tree.



Bed & Breakfast Prices

The Armstrong Wing - Check out by 11am.

The West Room - Check out by 11am.


£90 - £140 per night for 2 people includes breakfast

£10 per extra bed for children in Armstrong Wing only.

Travel cot available.

Camping Parties

Cragend Farm has woodland and open areas available for camping by arrangement.

Prices from £250 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.

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.